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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is often a crucial first step to getting your start-up off the ground. But a plan riddled with errors? It can sink you.

Small Business

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

3 Destructive Behaviors We Fall Back On When Arguing And How to Fix Them

Arguments can end in hurt feelings and a loss of respect. Here’s how to turn your disagreements into learning experiences.<p>Can anything good ever come from an argument?<p>The best result is often a deadlock where both parties come to loggerheads and neither party is listening to the other and both …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Climate-change activists are playing a dangerous game with their 'enemy' narrative

In climate change the enemy is everyone. Campaigners would be better talking about co-operation and common ground<p>The argument between the British political parties over energy prices appears, on the face of it, to be another tedious, media-fuelled battle of words shaped by focus groups. Yet it is …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

Creative Writing

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Baking

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Clean Energy

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

The light at the end of the tunnel.

Glow is a low-cost, low-maintenance, and low-tech solution for providing efficient, effective lighting to the developing world. The device uses …

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

Architecture

New Technology from Disney Research: Touch the Ear, Then They Can Hear

Here's a bizarre technological development just waiting for the right application to come along: The Disney Research outpost in Pittsburgh, …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Photographers

Trace Any U.S. Waterway Upstream, Downstream, Sidestream

Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.<p>Remember this map of all the waterways in the U.S. from earlier this summer? Now there's something even more fun: An interactive app that lets you not only see the waterways, but trace them to their source (or to …

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Solutions Inspiring Action on Flipboard

By Ocean Exchange | Short summaries of solutions registered with www.oceanexchange.org<p>Ata tailings treatment technology<p>Oceans<p>Green Box<p>Oceans<p>Precision …

5 "Money Moments" Missing From Your Fundraising Strategy

Money vs. Time<p>Many, if not most, nonprofits think that there’s only one moment that matters in their fundraising: the donation.<p>But to your …

Legumes of Light!!

Named after everyone’s favorite legume, the LightBean is a simple and fun pendant that will brighten any interior. Its large bulb isn’t just a source …

Tangram 3D

An ancient Chinese game, traditional tangram is a set of seven geometric 2-D pieces, which the player arranges in specific images. This magnetic set …

Magnetism

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

The Geometric Artwork of Andy Gilmore | Colossal

<p>Rochester-based artist Andy Gilmore turns math into art, creating hypnotizing and kaledscopic patterns that are heavily influenced by patterns he …

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

Sure, Silicon Valley is still No. 1, but some surprising cities like Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bangalore, India have become successful startup hubs over the past decade. Startup Genome's Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 ranked the top 20 most active startup scenes in the world based on criteria including …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …