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Starbucks Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Change the Way It Does Business Forever

The concept isn't necessarily a bad idea. Sharing it with everyone was.<p>On Saturday, Starbucks dropped what may be the biggest policy change in its existence as a company:<p>It will now allow anyone--paying customer or not--to use its stores and restrooms, regardless of whether or not they make a …

Customers

The dealer document fee: What is it, and should you pay it?

The facts behind the delivery fee, and why it might not matter<p><i>This is part of a series breaking down all the terms you need to know if you're buying a new or used car from a dealership. Check out the rest of the series at our Car Buyer's Glossary.</i><p>Timing is everything so, when it comes to car …

Ripoff

A Car Obsessive Who Spent $1 Million to Update an Infamous Ferrari

David Lee, owner of the $300 million watch and investment empire Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, also owns more than $50 million worth of the world’s rarest …

Roadsters

Batteries have a dirty secret

Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.<p>Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green” technology, key to enabling more renewable energy …

Fossil Fuels

Thousands of Women Say LuLaRoe’s Legging Empire Is a Scam

Roberta Blevins likes to talk to strangers. If you’re next to her on an airplane or behind her at the grocery checkout, she’ll notice something about …

Selling

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

China’s Car Revolution Is Going Global

On a bright spring day in Amsterdam, car buffs stepped inside a blacked-out warehouse to nibble on lamb skewers and sip rhubarb cocktails courtesy of …

Autos

I Ran My Day Like Elon Musk Runs His -- and This Is What Happened

Here's what scheduling each five-minute chunk of my day and skipping breakfast taught me.<p>What happens when you try to run your day like Elon Musk, but you’re neither a CEO (sorry, Mom) or a billionaire? I decided to find out by breaking up my schedule on Tuesday, April 17, into five-minute time …

Napa Valley College Festival, Open House & Kids' Zone: Napa

<b>Saturday, April 14, 10 AM - 4 PM</b><p>Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558<p>Hosted by Napa Valley College:<p>"Napa Valley College …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller …

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

The Outbound Journal

Nutritionists Reveal How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Intermittent fasting, also known as IF, is one of the latest diet crazes that has everyone's attention. With talk of incredible weight loss and tons …

Paint 101 - how to paint a room

Changing the colour of a room can have a hugely positive effect on how the space looks and feels, but choosing the right paint can be a terrifying …

These Incredible Drawings Look Like They're Jumping Off The Page

It's impossible to imagine how these drawings could possibly be flat until you watch the videos of how they're created.<p>Nikola Čuljić is a Serbian artist who uses forced perspective to make his pencil and pastel drawings jump right off the page.<p>Incorporating characters from Disney and Marvel, as …

Art

Three Reasons to Stop Punishing Kids and Three Ways to Help Them Behave Better

Often a go-to for all behavioral problems, punishment is an extremely common method of behavior modification, but is it really the best way to help …

2018 Maserati Levante

Zesty Italian motoring with an off-road flavor.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Like the warm Mediterranean winds for which it’s named, the Maserati Levante has ushered in a change in season for its brand, representing the very first time the storied trident badge has graced an SUV. The Levante’s vaunted status as a …

Maserati

Watch how a Bugatti Veyron is made

<b>Watch full episodes of the Science Channel Series "How It's Made."</b><p>This is how a Bugatti is made. Like other works of art, this supercar is a limited edition. Only 450 of them will ever be made. Bugatti calls its 1,000-square-meter production facility the Atelier. Instead of a typical assembly line …

Qatar Refused to Invest in Kushner’s Firm. Then, He Backed a Blockade of Qatar.

Jared Kushner’s father met with Qatar’s minister of finance last April, to solicit an investment in the family’s distressed asset at 666 Fifth …

Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

Psychology

How to Start Road Racing on a Budget

My first word on the subject of road racing is a disclaimer: Wheel-to-wheel competition is not “cheap” in any form, at least not compared to other …

Track Down

From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Uma Thurman Recounts Harrowing Karmann Ghia Crash On Kill Bill Set That Left Her 'Broken'

Since the outpouring of incidents of sexual assault and harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein sparked a massive backlash against the abuse of …

Kill Bill

Here's How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards …

Automotive Industry

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle