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South Africa’s startups are turning out to be the silver lining in a struggling economy

In recent weeks South Africa’s economy has faced one trial after another leaving investors worried about the state of the government and its leadership. But in the midst of all the economic dreariness and bad news the local startup scenes of Johannesburg and Cape Town in particular have kept …

South Africa

The Millennial's Guide to the Fed Rate Hike

Here's what happened—and how it affects you<p>If you were born after the mid ’80s, something just took place that likely hasn’t happened in your adult …

Federal Reserve

These Netflix Socks Will Pause Your TV When You've Fallen Asleep

Grab your needles.<p>Netflix recognizes that it's easy to fall asleep during a long binge-watching session. The streaming service has developed a pair …

Knitting

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

CNN

World’s Best Islands for Food 2015

“This is a foodie paradise and beach paradise rolled into one,” observed one voter in our WBA survey. The small British isle has a prolific food …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

The eco guide to green jeans

Go for organic cotton over classic blue denim if you want to keep your jeans clean<p>Globally, denim production adds up to 4bn metres per year, 60% of it made in Asia (mostly in China). Jeans are usually made from non-organic, non-sustainable cotton, which means pesticides, a gargantuan amount of …

Sustainability

The coolest tech of 2016 is about to go on display at CES

Want a hint at what gadgets and gizmos are coming this year? The world is about to find out, as innovators gather next week at CES, the preeminent technology expo.<p>CES is where the latest, greatest and not-so-greatest inventions get put on display each year.<p>At this year's CES, the tech industry is …

Virtual Reality

5 Things to Expect From CES 2016

The holidays are over, and now it’s time to recognize all the great, new gadgets you recently unwrapped for what they are: pretty much obsolete …

Virtual Reality

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Antarctica

A Mesmerizing Animation Shows Just How Weird Our Solar System Is

NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more …

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.<p>Today is Black Friday, our national holiday built solely to motivate shopping. One hundred thirty-five …

This profitable startup worth more than $100 million just entered the war over streaming music

WeTransfer plans to release a new music player and to gun for exclusive tracks from big-name artists, according to Bloomberg. The company has previously worked with musicians like Prince and Disclosure.<p>WeTransfer was built in Europe on the concept of simplicity, but has been recently gaining …

Food Security: 5 Tech Startups Changing the Food Supply

Here are the five Boston startups we’re watching in Boston’s growing food-supply tech cluster.<b>CartFresh</b><p>CartFresh does a white-label grocery delivery …

“Creative Strategy Generation” Reveals the True Art of Planning

Did you ever wonder how some of the companies or leaders that you admire came up with the strategies that have made their businesses so successful? …

Small Business

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Lego

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

Motivation

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

3 lessons on switching from bootstrapped to VC-funded

Every entrepreneur must choose whether to bootstrap a company or use venture capital to fuel it. I’ve traveled these two drastically different paths. I spent more than a decade building a bootstrapped, profitable cash flow business, only to put all my chips back on the table with two venture-backed …

Entrepreneurship

Bernie Sanders isn't as progressive as you think

Though hyperbolic, this message appears to be resonating: In a time of anxiety about the country's economic future, the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Sanders cutting into Hillary Clinton's once commanding lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>Beyond the hyperbole, however, …

Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …

5 social entrepreneurship must-reads

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise and has become increasingly popular in the last three decades. Social entrepreneurship is seen as a new way of …

5 Yoga Moves For Better Sex

<b>These simple poses tone your bod while also offering a bedroom benefit.</b><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p>As if the perks to all your yoga poses aren't good enough, we've got a sexy revelation for you: Many poses can help you have better sex and feel more confident in the bedroom. That's because specific asanas …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

Tinder For Cats? The Tale Of A Startup Founder Who Built Success By Launching An App For Fun

Simple, yet effective, and highly addictive. Entrepreneur Alex Gale found the perfect way to de-stress from his day job as a startup founder: launching an app for cat lovers from all over the world who can compete to make their moggie the most admired cat in the world.<p>TopCatz, available from the …

Startups

The happiest — and most miserable — countries on earth

Slide 1 of 7<p>Where you live may have a major impact on how happy you are.<p>According to Gallup’s 2015 Global Emotions report, released on Thursday, the …