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Farmers Business Network raises $20 million to help farmers avoid spending on what they don’t need

A startup called Farmers Business Network has raised $20 million in new venture funding to support the growth of its professional social network and data-sharing platform for agronomists.<p>FBN co-founder and Vice President of Product Charles Baron said the company’s platform helps farmers do what …

Farming

Video of Silicon Valley Mogul Kicking His Girlfriend 117 Times Could Send Him to Jail

A video of Silicon Valley princeling Gurbaksh Chahal assaulting his former girlfriend could finally land him in jail.<p>The video is high quality, as …

California

The best hiking trail in every state

Whether you're looking for rugged mountain climbs or casual strolls within city limits, city-guide app Foursquare has you covered, as they've compiled the best place to hike in every state.<p>So fill up a water bottle, tie your shoes, and take a hike! There might even be some unsuspecting Pokémon on …

Don't Overlook Standard Operating Procedures: Use These Apps to Put Them in Place

<i>Synergy. Downsizing. Mindshare.</i> You just rolled your eyes, didn't you?<p>There are few things more obnoxious than business buzzwords. And <i>Standard</i> …

10 farms in Italy you need to stay at

<i>In a new guide to Italy, Alastair Sawday highlights farmhouses and country retreats with a reputation for good food. Here he picks 10 of his favourites.</i><p>The slow, low drone of the bees among the flowers, the chirruping of crickets as you sip your wine in the evening, the total silence of deep …

15 Incredible Swimming Holes in Northern California

There are so many great rivers, lakes, and ponds to escape to in Northern California, but these hidden gems stand out beyond the rest.<p>Jump from …

The 3 P’s of Effective Business Decisions

Organizations make lots of decisions every day. Each is an opportunity to improve their bottom line, reduce fraud or improve lives.<p>Today, businesses …

Data Warehousing

‘People analytics’ are helping employers make savvier hires

It’s that time of year when a crop of new college graduates floods the job market looking for work. But how those with freshly minted bachelor’s degrees eventually match up with employers is often a haphazard process for an economy as advanced as that of the United States.<p>Employers don’t plan far …

Employment

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

Sell stories, not tech: 8 steps for pitching a hard-to-describe startup

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets

As the demand for fresh, local foods has grown, America’s farmers' markets have evolved from hay bales and apple barrels to full-blown culinary …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

What Does Organic Really Mean?

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a …

Psychology

Grocery delivery startup Instacart to slash pay for shoppers and drivers

Instacart, the San Francisco-based grocery delivery startup valued at $2bn, is slashing pay for its shoppers and drivers, according to reports.<p>In San Francisco, shoppers who select items off the shelves to fulfill individual customer orders will have their per-item commission cut 50% to $0.25, and …

eCommerce

How the role of the CFO is changing rapidly

Each event had a different theme, but the conversation at both ended up being the same: how the role of CFO is changing with the proliferation of technology and big data.<p>In fact, the conversation was so much the same that I found my mind wandering halfway through the second event. That's when it …

5 Pieces Of Garbage You Should Throw Out Of Your Life - INFORMATION NIGERIA

It seems like everyone is in a race to be the best — the best parent, the best spouse, the best neighbor, the best PTA president. To become the best, …

High Blood Pressure

What it’s like to use an online farmers' market that delivers via Uber

You can even pay someone to shop for you and deliver it within an hour, using a service called Instacart!<p>And now, there's OurHarvest: a grocery delivery service with a focus on locally grown and harvested produce, meats, eggs, and more.<p>I gave the service a shot during one of the most important …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

Spark Planner Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams

If you’re anything like us, then you do your fair share of procrastinating. While a bit of procrastination is perfectly natural, if you’re the type …

Goal Setting

Even kids who eat only organic can’t always escape exposure to pesticides

If you’re trying to eliminate pesticides from your children’s lives through a strictly organic diet, new research might make those efforts feel futile.<p>A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that an organic-only diet led to a drop in exposure to pesticides common in …

These Are the 20 Richest Cities in America

San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle: These cities house more than the headquarters of the world's largest technology companies. They are also some of …

Silicon Valley

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Psychology

Why managers should care about California's new pay law — and not just in California

At a glance, the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358), effective on January 1, 2016, looks a lot like every other equal-pay statute in the U.S., …

Amazon's grocery service now requires a $299 yearly membership

Amazon warned late last year that it would eventually require a $299 yearly membership just to use its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service. And like or not, the internet giant is making good on its word: shoppers in New York City, Philadelphia and Seattle (and possibly other cities) are finding …

eCommerce

15 American Campsites To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

It is so easy to forget about the wonders that the U.S. has to offer! That's why you need to see these campsites at least once in your life!