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Uber's Chinese rival acquiring company's China operations

BEIJING (AP) — Uber Technology Ltd. and its main Chinese competitor are combining their ride-hailing operations in China, ending a costly battle to …

Meet the mobile-first crowd-sourced word-of-mouth advertising platform- FamousEnuf

Share241<p>Tweet<p>Share25<p>+11<p>Shares 267<p>Personally, the first thing that I do when I have to purchase something is to search for its reviews on social …

You Want Tastier Coffee? Freeze Beans, Then Grind

Percolator, French press, AeroPress, espresso, pour over, vacuum pot, automatic brew, tin can: People go to great lengths for a good cup of coffee. (A friend of mine filters his cold brew with pantyhose.) But to achieve consistent flavor you may just need to chill your beans before grinding them. …

Coffee

Simple blood test could stop doctors using 'trial and error' to prescribe antidepressants, scientists claim

A simple blood test could stop doctors using “trial and error” to prescribe antidepressants, scientists have claimed.<p>Researchers at King’s College London developed the test so experts can accurately predict whether people suffering from depression will respond to specific medication.<p>Around half of …

Infographic: What Big Grocery Stores Are Doing to Keep Consumers Coming Back

In the U.S., grocery store sales are a $600 billion industry. With a few key players offering essentially the same product, the industry is dominated …

Son Stalin As Chief Minister? Still My Turn, Says M Karunanidhi, 93

<b>Chennai:</b> Should his party win the Tamil Nadu election, M Karunanidhi, 93, is clear on what comes next. "If I win, I would be the Chief Minister for …

Reserve unveils a full suite of tools to help restaurants manage their tables

Since it launched in 2014, Reserve has often been described as a “dining concierge” — which sounds cool but also maybe a little vague. Basically, the company combines a flexible reservation system with payments.<p>Now Reserve is ready to do more, with the launch of something called Reserve for …

Disney's Bob Iger needs an heir to secure story-book finish to epic run

Having built Disney into a juggernaut, can CEO Robert Iger comfortably relinquish the keys to the Magic Kingdom?<p>Iger declined to elaborate Tuesday during Disney's second-quarter earnings call about the circumstances regarding the exit of chief operating officer Thomas Staggs, which stunned …

Cutting Calories? Here Are 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger On a Daily Basis

The biggest lie told by weight-loss gurus: You can cut calories without feeling hungry. You can’t. Here’s how to deal with it<p>The 1,200-mile drive from Cascade County, Montana, to Orange County, California, takes you past some of the more extraordinary landscapes in America—Yellowstone at one end, …

Nutrition

Masturbation Mishaps: 24 People Share Their Personal Horror Stories

1. I fell backwards and broke the light bulb I’d shoved in my ass.<p>“I came home drunk one night and started masturbating in the bathroom. Because I …

DropBox Cuts Office Perks as Startups Brace for Tougher Times

Dropbox joins the multitude of startups that have started to cut costs and focus more on profits.<p>When Dropbox employees walked into their new office on Brannan Street last month, they were dazzled by something they hadn't seen before -- a gleaming, 5-foot-tall panda statue made of chrome.<p>The statue …

The 3 Things That Helped This Entrepreneur Go From 1 Restaurant To 175 Locations | Inc.com

If you are thinking of getting creative and opening a restaurant concept, learn the recipe from one of the best in the business:<p>Restaurateur, entrepreneur, and former Alabama football player, John Cassimus is the former CEO of Zoë's Kitchen--a fast casual restaurant chain with over 175 locations, …

Food

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

How The Witch Became a Huge Hit with Satanists

The film had a solid box office victory thanks to film critics, Stephen King, and a certain Satanist sect.<p>The big movie news again this weekend is <i>Deadpool</i> which—even without the benefit of the lucrative Chinese market—pulled in nearly $500 million at the worldwide box office in just two weeks. But …

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

The Fondue Manifesto

<b>(In which we learn how to make the Fondue King’s “007” fondue)</b><p>Fondues are a bit like Bloody Marys in that everyone has their own way of making one, …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

What Google and Richard Branson Can Teach Us About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

LG V10 Review: A Truly Amazing Android Phone

Here’s the thing with LG phones, they are either great, or just a bit average. And what’s more, predicting what a phone will be before you use it is impossible with LG. My favourite examples of this are the G Flex (great) the G Flex 2 (not great) the G3 (great) and the G4 (a bit underwhelming).<p>So …

Phones

India’s middle class is actually the world’s poor

Virtually the entire discussion among economists on defining the middle class in “emerging economies” pertains to levels of consumption expenditure or income. No doubt, income is a relevant indicator, but not when taken in isolation.<p>None of them attempt to base the definition on the concerned …

Income Inequality

How giving away over $8,000 in free samples on Reddit saved this woman's startup

In the case of entrepreneur Sue Sullivan, it ended up saving her business.<p>Sullivan had started a chipotle-sauce company called "Hot Squeeze" back in 2007, but in the years that followed she realized that it wasn't going to survive if she kept working with middle-men distributors, who quickly …

And, Action! The True-Life Tale of a Reluctant Food Network Star

More<p>How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn<p>More tales from the restaurant industry<p>Back when I was first starting my search for a restaurant lease, I sat down with my mentor, Ed Mitchell, to talk about my future plans. Ed has long been considered the senior statesman of North Carolina …

Step-by-Step: The Food Lab's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

GalleryStep-by-Step: The Food Lab's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>You know you've got a special kind of marriage when your spouse not only doesn't appreciate it when you bake fresh chocolate chip cookies, but in fact institutes a …

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

(Poets&Quants) — The day’s Harvard Business School case study poses a simple question: Is Uber really worth $50 billion?<p>Bharat Anand, a Harvard …

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

Spicy Soppressata and Honey Were Born to Live Together on Pizza

We food folks are a sort of incestuous bunch. No, not in that way. What I mean is that so long as it's done respectfully, we love it when people borrow, use, alter, upgrade, sideswipe, stir up, shake, or otherwise manipulate our ideas and ingredients.<p>When our friend, and pizza genius, Paulie Gee …

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm not ashamed to admit my guilty pleasures. I enjoy listening to Katy Perry, I would rather have a margarita-fueled beach vacation than visit the world's greatest museums, and I absolutely adore shrimp cocktail. There may be no other dish in the world that makes …

Traditional or Not, There's Technique at the Heart of Teriyaki Burgers

I haven't told my mom I've been working on a recipe for teriyaki burgers, but if I did, I'd probably get the same reaction as if I told her I was practicing how to yodel naked while sitting in a bathtub full of mayonnaise. A sort of puzzled <i>well, that's interesting, but why would you ever want to do</i> …