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Blockchain alliance aims to track carbon credits to fight climate change

IBM is helping with the effort to make it easier to use programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Carbon credits are a common mechanism used to help cut carbon dioxide emissions that fuel climate change, and now there's a blockchain technology project to try to improve the idea.<p>Veridium Labs, …

Blockchain

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough without the challenge of weaving in humor. But …

Comedy

Easily Measure The Profitability Of Your Consumer Subscription Business

We are currently witnessing a shift in business models, as many consumer tech companies move from transactional models in favor of subscription-based ones. YouTube is launching an ad-free, subscription-based service. Apple recently launched a streaming music service for $10/month. Microsoft just …

Stumptown Launches Cold Brew Nitro in a Can

<b>Stumptown Coffee</b> has added a new product to its line of cold brews, and it's another game-changer. In 2011, the company introduced stubby bottles of straight up cold-brew coffee, steeped for 12 hours and double strained. In January 2014 it added cartons of cold brew blended with sweetened milk, and …

How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree

Recently, the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling …

Higher Education

Break These Job-Search Rules And Get Hired

I want job-seekers to know that when they’re frustrated and angry over the time and energy it takes them to fill out those awful online job applications, they have every right to be. Those systems are horrible. They’re badly designed, expensive, bureaucratic, slow and inefficient.<p>If you place a job …

Employment

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world.<p>Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue …

The 14 Most Popular Workouts of 2014

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love

<b>We live in a world of big (and little) data, and many people have to make sense of numbers as part of their job. The trouble is that there can be a</b> …

Analytics

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Watch 60 Years of Chic Vespas Go By

There is no cuter scooter. French creative agency Nomoon animates the icon of Italian design–as a project passione.<p>On the Internet, nothing says I love you like an unsolicited, unpaid passion project. Consider the scores of meticulously conceived and choreographed supercuts and mashups made by …

18 Cool Color Blocked Buildings

Sunday’s a good day for eye candy, don’t you think? Assuming you already read the title of this post, no we’re not about to post 18 photos of Ryan Gosling looking awesome. We are, however, here to serve up a whole bunch of outrageously colorful buildings from all over the world. Color block month …

Amazing Career Advice For College Grads From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Click to start "The 3 Secrets Of Highly Successful Graduates" > REUTERS/Fred Prouser Reid Hoffman says it took him 15 years after graduating from Stanford in 1990 to figure out what he was really doing with his life.<p>Figure it out, he did!<p>Hoffman is now the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, a $19 …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …