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This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

WOW: $99 Fares to Europe from Several US Cities

Yesterday Wow Air announced that they’re moving Stockholm service to the area’s main Arlanda International Airport (ARN) effective November 18 and …

6 Years of Carry-On Travel: Our Packing List Update

<i>It’s Packing Light Week on Never Ending Voyage to celebrate the launch of my new book, The Carry-On Traveller: The Ultimate Guide to Packing …

Backpacking

Watch the insane knife training South Korean special forces go through

South Korea's UDT/SEALs unit of elite frogmen in the Republic of Korea's navy have longstanding ties to US Navy SEALs, but some of their techniques, like a recent video displaying their knife training, shows their unique style of close-quarters combat.<p>In the slides below, see the Korean UDT/SEALs …

Military

Friday Fun: Waterproof your electronics Navy SEAL-style

DIY web site Instructables details how to wrap and waterproof your electronics just like the Navy SEALs - in two big condoms.<p>Check out the video …

Inside the Ukrainian special forces fight against separatists – and their own government

<i>AVDIIVKA, UKRAINE —</i> On the outskirts of this shell-ridden town, a two-man team of Ukrainian special forces soldiers watches the war from their black and green balaclavas.<p>A Sept. 1 cease-fire has reduced the fighting here to sporadic outbreaks of violence, so for now the special forces soldiers, …

Military

The truth about "stopping power" - Anatomy First

“Stopping power.” How many times have you heard <i>that</i> ridiculous phrase? “You have to use a [insert caliber/breed/style] round if you want a one-stop …

Self Defense

How The Navy SEALs Prepare For Extreme Cold Weather Survival, And How You Can Too

If you want to learn a potentially life-saving action, you need to practice it. And if you need to learn if your clothing and other gear is capable …

Backpacking

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …

Aquaponics

Top 10 wing chun techniques

Putin is shifting the fronts of 2 wars

On Sept. 1, following a new cease-fire, the guns suddenly fell silent. Optimists speculated that Vladi­mir Putin was backing down.<p>Then came the reports from Syria: Russian warplanes were overflying the rebel-held province of Idlib. Barracks were under construction at a new base. Ships were …

Russia

Street violence in Kiev dims prospects for peace effort in Ukraine's east

KIEV (Reuters) - A spasm of street violence has driven home how hard it is going to be for Ukrainian President President Petro Poroshenko to rally national support behind an internationally-brokered deal to bring peace to the east of his country.<p>The violence outside parliament on Monday was …

Russia

Ukrainian history of farce

Any observer can make assumption of the kind looking at the turn of events, for instance, in Syria which is on the way to an even more hardcore …

Russia

New Ukraine truce: rays of hope and clouds of doubt

Ukraine’s warring sides marked a week without heavy fighting Monday in a tentatively encouraging change to a 17-month war that has debilitated …

Russia

TV Reporter Doesn't Realize Steve Grand Is Gay During Live On-Air Interview

​It appears this San Diego reporter didn't do much prep for her on-air interview with openly gay singer Steve Grand, but no surprise, Steve handles …

Could Syria be Putin's Afghanistan? | Politics

In the late 1970s, the Soviet Union sent dozens of "advisers" to Afghanistan. By the early 1980s, these advisers turned into hundreds of thousands of troops who fought in a war that, in part, brought the Soviet Union to its knees.<p>Today, Russia makes no secret of the fact that it has "advisers" in …

Middle East

The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History

With the US military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds …

College Application Essay Dos and Don'ts | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Tony Budding.</i><p>Writing the personal statement for your college applications can be daunting. The questions …

Devastating Barron's cover story on Alibaba predicts the stock will tank 50%, and that's not even the worst of it

The September 19, 2014 IPO priced at $68 per share, giving the company an eye-popping valuation of $168 billion.<p>"Today what we got is not money," CEO Jack Ma said that day. "What we got is the trust from the people."<p>But in a new, devastating 3000-word cover story for Barron's, Jonathan Laing …

eCommerce

Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits and bytes pieced together like virtual puzzles. The greatest programming minds are capable of using software to multiply massive integers that are …

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

Exercise

Oconomowoc Officials, Professor Don't Know Wisconsin Gun Laws

Open carry is legal in Wisconsin. The state has a strong preemption law forbidding local governments from inflicting a confusing patchwork quilt of …

North Korea Apparently Has Drones and South Korea Found Some of Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South Korea announced on Thursday that it had reached the conclusion that three surveillance drones …

Survival

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Microsoft Is Doing Us All A Favor By Killing Windows XP

The end is nigh. No, really. Less than a month from now Microsoft will officially stop supporting the Windows XP operating system. Many security experts predict that it won’t be pretty for Windows XP users once the security patches stop rolling out, and some feel that pulling the plug on support is …

McDonald's Sued For $1.5M By Customer Who Wanted More Than 1 Napkin

In a $1.5 million civil lawsuit, a McDonald's customer says he suffered "undue mental anguish" after he was given just one napkin when he visited one of the burger chain's restaurants.<p>Webster Lucas, 59, claims he was eating on Jan. 29 at a Mickey D's in Pacoima, Calif., when his hands were left …