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Formerly Known As Bolt, Charge Messenger Raises $1.7M Seed Round And Launches Web Client

With messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line, and Viber fighting for growth around the world, is there room for smaller, newer players? Charge Messenger thinks so and to prove that point, it just announced $1.7 million in seed funding and a new web client that lets users sync chats on their iOS and …

Apps

The Health Benefits of Every Fruit Juice

A guide to the best juices to drink this summer.<p>Mint-kale-cucumber-lemon-chia-spinach juice blends are all the rage, and for good reason—they're chock-full of benefits—but sometimes, you just want to go back to basics. We asked Marissa Lippert, founder of <b>Nourish Kitchen + Table</b>, to take us through …

Wellness

I Tried to Have a Threesome...and Totally Failed

Awkward encounters of the third kind.<p>There are some secrets we men keep. Like that time that we attempted to have a threesome (which more of us have done than you think)...and failed miserably. Here, some of the most entertaining and brutally honest stories of men and their failed threesome …

6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

Mindy Kaling: 'I Don't Need Marriage'

Mindy Kaling famously said she would have married B.J. Novak if he had proposed when they were dating. But these days, the actress doesn’t feel the …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

North Pole

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss?

One of my absolute favorite things is a Green Smoothie. It’s a fast, easy, and delicious way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals, plus it …

Green Smoothies 101

As a plant-based foods educator and holistic health coach, I work with many people who fear green smoothies. Maybe they tried a shot of wheatgrass …

Immunity Soup Recipe

This soup is built on a monster white pepper broth. White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic. I like it just shy of scalding, racing …

Soup

10 Innovative Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel

Continuous innovation has fueled the rapid growth of online travel information and commerce. Even now--after the market has achieved a measure of maturity--would-be Internet millionaires keep searching for The Next Big Thing. Peer-to-peer interactions? Searches tailored to individual interests? …

12 Worst Cruise Rip-offs

At the going prices, cruises can be extremely good deals. Whether a lower-deck inside stateroom or a top-deck suite, a cruise cabin itself is almost never a rip-off. That's especially true when you track the many promotions you see advertised on information websites such as Cruise Critic, on big …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

Ireland

9+ reasons you need to hit Coachella this year [playlist]

I KNOW it’s hard to imagine, while some of you are freezing in sub-zero temps, that in just three short months we’ll all be dancing half naked under …

5 Perfect Winter Honeymoon Destinations

Your honeymoon is sure to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, but after orchestrating an entire wedding, trying to choose the perfect honeymoon destination can seem daunting. Don't dismay--we've narrowed down our top five honeymoon recommendations for winter that will provide the …

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

Busted: 6 British stereotypes about Americans

Most Brits have this image of what they think is a typical American: a flag-waving patriot with a burger in one hand and a gun in the other. It’s not …

Ten of the world's best off-season adventures

Avoid the crowds and bag a bargain by travelling to the world’s best bits when everyone else isn’t. Here are 10 reasons to resist travel during high season, straight from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures</i>.<p>'Green season' safari, Botswana<p>Hippos in Botswana by Mazzali / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Botswana is …

How A 10-Day Wellness Challenge Is Changing My Life

Photo: Courtesy Of AQUA Studio.<p>‘Tis the season to detox — and sure enough, it seems impossible to escape hearing or reading about the numerous juice …

McDonald's Secret Menu Items You Need To Try

It's basically burgers on burgers on burgers.

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Stop Everything And Watch This Kid's Jaw-Dropping Figure-Skating Routine

If 19-year-old Jason Brown's performance at the 2014 U.S. National Championships doesn't get you pumped for the Olympics, nothing will.

Why A Court Case Could Change The Way You Watch TV

<b>Updated April 22, 2014:</b> The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments today in the case against media startup Aereo. ABC, CBS, NBC, and other major …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

Advertisement<p>37 Comments<p>The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing …

Why Ukrainian Tech Companies Face Raids by Masked Police

Andrey Horsev’s own apartment and the headquarters of 908.vc, co-founded by him in Dnepropetrovsk, were ransacked by local police in November 2013, just a few weeks after a major disagreement Horsev had with his former business partners over their jointly owned website Klumba.ua.<p>“I don’t know the …

Away for the Holidays: Sun or Ski?

Spending time with loved ones this season doesn't necessarily mean being "home" for the holidays. More and more, people are starting to warm up to the idea of being away for the holidays. Timing a family vacation or much-needed couple time over the Christmas to New Year break can be a major stress …

12 Winning Winter Destinations

‘Tis the season of snowy nights and short days, log fires and sleigh rides. It’s also the season of ice storms and slush piles and seasonal affective disorder—in other words, the perfect time to escape to somewhere else.<p>This year, National Geographic celebrated all Four Seasons of Travel with our …