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Why Challenger Banks Haven’t Taken Off in the USA

Challenger banks are largely a European phenomenon. There are now about a dozen top digital banks across Europe that are shunning traditional …

Banking

7 Tips for a Healthy Prostate

More than 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is a …

Cancer

Shopping in The Digital Age: A Tale of Two Online Grocery Experiences

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” Charles Dickens wasn’t talking about …

Customer Experience

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

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

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

The dark truth about chocolate

Industry-funded research tends to set up questions that will give them desirable results Marion Nestle<p>Research was making it clear that health benefits claims for dark chocolate were unrealistic<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to …

Holistic Medicine

This Practical Guide From Small Business Experts Covers Everything You'll Encounter Running A Business

Small business experts Rieva Lesonsky and Barry Moltz are regular expert guests on JJ Ramberg's MSNBC show, Your Business. They have recently written a book to help anyone who is thinking about starting or is already running a small business.<p>Before I started my business almost a decade ago, I did …

Small Business

Internet of Payments – The Next Step in FinTech

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing exponentially for the past decade and is expected to double again to 50 billion connected devices by …

Internet of Things

Watch How a Bioluminescence Expert Catches a Giant Squid

Giant squid have been the object of fascination for millennia; they may have even provided the origin for the legendary Nordic sea monsters known as …

Pets

The 50 best animated movies of all time, according to critics

But while Disney films rank high (and often) among the most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, the company is sporadically outranked on this list by movies from the likes of Warner Bros. and Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki's company).<p>To find out which animated films have received the …

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

15 years after 11 uber-wealthy heirs appeared in the controversial documentary 'Born Rich," here's where they are — from the White House to the Amazon

<b>• The 2003 documentary "Born Rich" is 15 years old now.</b><p><b>• The film looks into the lives of incredibly wealthy young heirs and heiresses.</b><p><b>• Some of the film's participants regretted appearing in the controversial documentary.</b><p>Fifteen years ago, Johnson & Johnson heir Jamie Johnson came out with a …

The White House

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Ripple: Avoid At All Costs

Though less dominant than ever, Bitcoin (COIN) still remains the market leader of cryptocurrency, but in its shadow much is happening. Recently, …

Meet Verge: A Little-Known Cryptocurrency That's Risen As Much As 861,000% This Year

The promise of anonymity and quick-processing transactions has this blockchain developer in the spotlight.<p>The year isn't over yet, but I feel it fair …

Famous Chinese ‘Rooftopper’ Falls to Death from 62-Story Building

A well-known Chinese ‘rooftopping’ photographer fell to his death from the top of a 62-story skyscraper after the stunt he was attempting went …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Brothers Who Bought South Africa

The continent’s most important economy now appears to function for the benefit of one powerful family.<p>“The Ax Has Fallen”<p>The beginning of the end of …

South Africa

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Archaeology

This Simple Trick Could Get You an Entire Row to Yourself on an Airplane

Blogger Gilbert Ott is an expert at finding cheap flights, scoring first class flights, and jaunts on private jets using air miles — but he also …

Air Travel

The rebirth of coo: reconsidering the pigeon – in pictures

Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys focuses on diversity within bird species, and these wildly colourful portraits belie the lowly reputation of the pigeon

26 Travel Hacks That Will Help You Get Through the Airport Faster

Flying doesn't have to be stressful.<p>Flying can be stressful, expensive, and exhausting — but it doesn’t have to be.<p>We’ve rounded up the best tricks …

Flying

This website tells you when to find the cheapest hotel in different cities

One website, however, is taking chance out of the equation by letting travelers know when hotels are most likely to surge their prices.<p>Offpeak.io is a website (currently in beta) that allows users to search travel dates and avoid peak hotel pricing. Culling information from city-wide events, …

Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.<p>The photographs served as early warnings of a crisis that has damaged millions of acres of …

University of Arkansas