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6 Florida Islands That Are Better (And Usually Cheaper!) Than The Caribbean

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida.<p>Floridian islands made up three of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Islands In The U.S. this year. They're so stunning that earlier this year, the tourism bureau of Ithaca, New York even begged travelers to …

Best boss in America? CEO raises firm's minimum wage to $70k after reading study on happiness

Dan Price, CEO of Seattle-based payment processing company Gravity Payments, has taken a 90 per cent pay cut to give his lower-paid staff a raise<p>The boss of a technology start-up in <b>Seattle</b> shocked his employees by announcing he was taking a massive pay cut in order to raise the salaries of the …

Cheap Danish Design Comes To America

“Our mission is to make high design accessible for everyone,” says Tina Kanter, managing director of Flying Tiger Copenhagen.<p>In May, Denmark is bringing its quirky, super-affordable home decor chain, Tiger, to the U.S. for the first time. A new 5,000-square-foot store called Flying Tiger Copenhagen …

Design

7 Bestsellers That Entrepreneurs Must Read

These books contain detailed instructions and real-life examples that lead to short-term and long-term success for your startup.<p>Last month, I posted the 10 best books written by entrepreneurs. While those books are fascinating reads, with only one exception (<i>Art of the Start</i>), they don't provide a …

Entrepreneurship

Epic tragedy: 800,000 Nigerian kids displaced by Boko Haram, violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls a year ago this week captured global attention and inspired the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, but the horrors for Nigeria's children are widespread.<p>"Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast …

The luxury brands that bring home the bling

Luxury brands are loved the world over for what they provide the consumer: status and style. Not only that, luxury name brands remind us that "you get what you pay for." These are the highest net worth luxury brands in the business, as ranked by Interbrand.

The 31 Best Sriracha Recipes of All Time

Over the years, we've created a lot of recipes using Sriracha—and these 31 are, we've decided, the absolute best of all time<p>Over the years, we've developed a lot of recipes that use Sriracha. And while we love all of our recipes equally, we'll admit that some stand out in a crowd better than …

Recipes

Egg drop soup with chicken made in just 20 minutes

Ever have one of those days that ends with little time to make dinner? Thought so. Save the cereal for breakfast, and make yourself egg drop soup …

Cooking

Crock Pot Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

28.01kShares<p><i>Before we talk potatoes, I wanted to point you in the direction of my side bar and let you know I’ve changed out the linked photos from</i> …

The Public Domain Project, 80,000 Videos, Photos, Audio Clips, and Other Media Made Available Online for Free Use

Online media marketplace Pond5 has opened The Public Domain Project, a resource for free public domain media content, including videos, photos, audio …

Space

Medical Marijuana Is Going to Be Big Business... Shortly

There are currently only seven people in the U.S. that can legally use marijuana under federal law, and they all receive cannabis cigarettes direct from the Federal government.<p>Those seven are the benefactors of a lawsuit filed by Robert Randall in 1978 when he sued the Federal government a second …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

Automotive Industry

Couple discuss secret to happy marriage on 80th anniversary

A couple in Bournemouth are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. Helen and Maurice Kaye were married on August 27th 1934. They say the secret to their long married life is kindness, love and tolerance.<p>Helen, who is 101 and Maurice who is 102, met and married in London and courted for four …

Indian woman kills leopard that attacked her

<b>An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.</b><p>Kamla Devi, 56, sustained multiple bites, cuts and fractures during the half-hour battle.<p>She had been fetching water in northern Uttarakhand state when the leopard pounced on her from nearby …

Portland Plans Tiny Houses for the Homeless

With an estimated 2,000 of its residents sleeping under bridges, on streets and in empty lots in a variety of makeshift shelters, the city of …

Homelessness

Instagram's Hyperlapse App Offers Smooth Time-Lapse Videos

Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos.<p>These two shooting techniques are devilishly difficult to create with a smartphone. Most filmmakers use a professional …

Sheep with 20kg woolly coat found in Tasmania

Two farmers in Tasmania have found a sheep they believe has been wandering wild for six years and never been shorn.<p>Peter and Netty Hazel discovered the animal, nicknamed Shaun, wandering on their farm and decided to take him in.<p>It is estimated that his coat weighs 20kg (44lbs).<p>The farmers say they …

Smart Passive Income: 10 Top Tips From Expert Pat Flynn

<b>Be sure to check out the related story, How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income.</b><p>In February 2007, Pat Flynn was working at an architecture firm making $38,000 a year. He mulled boosting his earning power by getting an architecture license, but the process would likely take six to …

2 Moves That Torch 350 Calories

Or, as we like to call them, your new favorite exercises<p><i>This article was written by Jenna Bergen Southerland and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>When life's as busy as it is, simple is good. Easy, quick, and still super effective? Even better. So when we came across a recent study in the</i> …

Exercise

Good Ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence …

Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old …

UN sounds alarm over killings of aid workers

The number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached record numbers, according to new figures published on the United Nations' World Humanitarian Day.<p>According to a new report titled Humanitarian Outcomes published by the UN on Tuesday, in 2013, 155 aid workers were killed, …

The Skully Smart Helmet Is The Fastest Funded Indiegogo Campaign To Hit $1M

It seems that a lot of people will shell out to use heads-up displays in their vehicles, whether it’s a attached to a car’s 16-pin data port or is integrated into a helmet for motorcycles.<p>The Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet is the fastest fully-funded campaign on Indiegogo, raising $1 million in …

Win A Lifetime Skillshare Membership To Enhance Your Design Skills

You may have already heard of Skillshare, the online learning community to master real-world skills. Members have unlimited access to hundreds of …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …