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The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

How Earth Entered A New Epoch On July 16, 1945

Human behavior now has such an enormous impact on Earth that it has even altered the geology of the planet and tipped us into a new era, the Anthropocene.<p>Although humans have been leaving traces of their actions for thousands of years, it was not until the mid-19th century that they began to affect …

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

There’s a whole category of social-science fallacy that revolves around extrapolating from one or two cases, so we should be careful not to read too …

Social Media

Five best motorcycles of 2014

Has there ever been a better time to ride motorcycles? Not since I started riding.<p>The year just past was filled with fantastic bike reveals. Almost all the major manufacturers unwrapped new machines, often at lower prices, with more features, than last year.<p>Japanese motorcycle makers were most …

These are the trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …

FinTech

Chart Shows You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food

Food pairing is a science — there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Just ask a sommelier.<p>And some pairings are obvious. For example, a fish dish goes best with a light wine like Pinot Grigio while a grilled steak would pair well with a spicy Shiraz.<p>But herbs, spices, starches, and dairies are …

15 Of The Best Business Books Coming Out In 2015

As 2014 draws to a close, you can catch up on some of the year's best business books, like Peter Thiel's "Zero to One" and Sophia Amoruso's "#GIRLBOSS." But it's also time to start looking forward to some of next year's big releases.<p>We've looked through the books that have been announced for 2015 …

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Smartwatches

BackOps Raises $7M To Build An Army Of Moms For Managing Startups And Small Businesses With Leading SaaS Tools

BackOps is a back-office-as a service with a battalion of Moms managing startups and small businesses. Now with a new $7 million round in Series A funding, BackOps has the reserves to build an army of parents who have left their professional careers to stay at home and take care of their children. …

Property Crushes Hedge Funds in Alternative Markets

“Why would anyone invest in the stock market?”<p>Hamilton “Tony” James looked up from his notes and peered out at the audience over the rims of his …

Hedge Funds Are for Suckers

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, a group of famous hedge fund managers was made to stand before Congress like thieves in a stockade and …