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10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Locked In: Behind the Scenes of the Escape Room Craze

You find yourself in a room. An old room, by the look of the decor, like a parlor taken out of history. An antique desk rests at one end, a tall wooden box stands in a corner. A tangle of copper pipes serves as candelabra for a collection of colored light bulbs. None of them are on.<p>The walls are …

San Francisco

Get the LED Out With These 6 Unconventional Lighting Projects

You could add more or better lights to your garage, or maybe even come up with some cool fixtures to make it more interesting. But for something truly unique, check out these six unusual DIY shop lighting solutions.<p>DIY Emergency Lighting<p>As pointed out in <i>Make:</i>‘s project for this little light, you …

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter

Articles about modern steel house seattle on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on …

Architizer

Articles about 8 homes striking layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Technology giants like Amazon, Google, …

Pentagon Preps for Orbital War With New Spaceplane

The XS-1 could replace satellites lost in battle—fast and cheap.<p>Aerospace giant Boeing just snagged a $6.6 million contract to design a cheap, …

Three Experiments That Show Relativity Is Real

Having written up three of my favorite experiments demonstrating quantum phenomena, the next logical step is to do the same for the <i>other</i> great theory of modern physics, relativity. Like quantum mechanics, relativity predicts some strange phenomena, but also like quantum mechanics, it’s …

Physics

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

17 Napoleon Hill Quotes on Becoming Crazy Rich

Step one: Recognize that wealth is about much more than money.<p>Napoleon Hill, author and one of the earliest recognized personal success experts, had a basic message for his students: Anyone can become rich, and you ought to stop thinking of wealth as tied purely to money or reputation.<p>That became …

Motivation

4 Supplements That Can Improve Your Mind

Use the mind-body connection to give yourself a boost.<p>With so much vying for your time and attention during the day, it is no wonder you often don't eat and when you do it's usually something quick lacking nutritional value. Often small business owners fuel themselves on coffee as they run from …

Wellness

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

Self-improvement

Encrypting Your Email: What Is PGP? Why Is It Important? And How Do I Use It?

The basics of encrypted communication.<p>In the summer of 2013, the U.S. woke up one morning to learn that NSA subcontractor Edward Snowden had dumped some of the federal government’s biggest secrets on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. As we would later learn, Snowden’s revelations became …

Information Systems

9 Things Some Men Are Too Afraid to Ask For in Bed

Note to guys: You'll never know the answer if you don't ask.<p>No matter how much crazy-great sex you and your partner might be having, admit it: You've wondered if there's any desire he's holding back. Hey, chances are you have a fantasy or curiosity that you may or may not have worked up the courage …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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