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MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough

The standard line about solar power is that while good in theory, the technology just isn't there to keep our lights on and our Netflix streaming. But a new study from MIT (PDF) suggests that's not the case. According to the massive report (an epic 356 pages) current crystalline silicon …

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2014

If there is one thing everybody loves, it's food—and it's been a great year for food hacks here at Lifehacker. Here are our best tips and tricks for …

The 100 Best Restaurants In America, According To OpenTable

To find the best dining options, OpenTable pored over more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for 20,000 restaurants, covering all 50 states and Washington D.C.<p>SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was named their top pick overall, …

Myrtle Beach

11 Books Strand's Booksellers Loved Most In 2014

With 87 years of bookselling experience, we think we know a thing or two about books. This year, for the first time in Strand's history, we asked our 150+ booksellers for their top picks. These are the 11 books Strand's booksellers loved most in 2014 (in no particular order).<p><b>10:04 - Ben Lerner</b><p>Main …

7 Beauty Savings Secrets Every Woman Should Know

According to The Huffington Post, women spend over $426 billion a year on beauty products. This can get exceedingly expensive for women who buy into …

Personal Finance

The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

Buenos Aires

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

3 Fears That Halt the Entrepreneurial Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear is one of the most common reasons that entrepreneurs don't take action toward realizing their vision and creating what they intended. Many “wantrepreneurs” encounter their doubts and misbeliefs about starting a company and then turn …

Entrepreneurship

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

Billboard's 'International Power Player' Anjula Acharia-Bath Advises Women With A Startup Vision

<b>Part of the series “Entrepreneurial Women Rocking the World”</b><p>Read the media headlines today about women in startups, and you’ll be faced with an onslaught of bad news for women about how hard it is to raise money, and the devastating gender inequity and mistreatment women experience on a regular …

Grow Your Business Without Drowning in Debt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The startup dream goes something like this: A couple of entrepreneurs with a great idea hole up in a basement and hatch software and social networks that bloom into billion-dollar businesses.<p>The reality is much more complicated. …

Private Equity

National Geographic Travel

Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their format makes them easy to produce and listen to. Podcasts make …

Entrepreneurship

The New Black: A Multiroaster Modular Cafe Concept In Singapore

Singapore’s Central Business District: on any given workday, hundreds of thousands of urban professionals will flock into the densely packed city …

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

<i>Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.</i><p><b>Omega</b>: Most people don't equate personal beauty with farms. How have you connected …

Skin Care

Top 10 food markets in Europe

Whether it’s traditional stalls or the new breed of street-food events, these European markets offer tasty treats – and more interesting presents than you’ll find at a naff Christmas market<p>Markthal, Rotterdam<p>Rotterdam’s new €175m Markthal is a sensory explosion. The building, by Dutch architects …

Why Female Peace Corps Volunteers Deserve Better

Serving in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic is part of what inspired me to work in the reproductive health field. As you'll see in the above video, my service exposed me to the realities of gender violence, and left me even more committed to working for women's rights and empowerment.<p>…