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Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Entrepreneurship

How To Avoid Mistakes When Renovating

Renovating. The word alone conjures images of messy, dust-filled rooms. Think of kitchen renovations where the stove, fridge and dishwasher have been …

Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 …

Relatives of Grim Sleeper's victims express the pain of delays

Pain from a pinched nerve shot through Diana Ware's right leg as she hobbled to her truck. It was 6 a.m. — time for another trek to downtown Los Angeles hoping for justice.<p>The 76-year-old drove through thick morning fog from her home in West Covina to a nearby bus stop, parked and boarded the …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

'Ambulance drone' takes to the skies

A Belgian student is seeking sponsors to get his prototype "ambulance drone" off the ground.<p>The airborne medical kit can be flown to the scene of an emergency without the risk of traffic delays.<p>It travels at speeds of up to 100km/h (60mph).<p>Alec Momont says the precious minutes it saves could mean …

VCs Start To Swarm On Drone Deals

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.</i><p>It’s not big money yet, but drone technology has investors looking to the sky for pennies from heaven.<p>Venture investments last quarter hit an all-time high of $65 million as Airware and PrecisionHawk raised some of the first significant …

Ruling Brings Drones Under FAA Regulation, Could Lead To Sweeping Bans

A decision handed down by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today may have many drone aficionados poised to fly off the handle.<p>The NTSB sided with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tuesday in a ruling that declared small, unmanned aircrafts and drones are subject to FAA …

10 Best Tricks For Creating An Unbelievably Sexy Bedroom

Designers share their secrets for setting the mood.<p>Designers share their secrets for setting a romantic mood.

US air strike on Islamic State convoy killed leader’s key aide

A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.<p>Abdul Rahman al-Athaee, also known as Abu Saja, died in the attack on Friday. A key aide to the Isis …

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged …

China embraces carbon pricing and UN takes a shine to plan | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of visitors and residents could hardly miss the message projected on the side of the world famous United Nations building in New York this week: “Put a price on carbon.”<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (R) …

Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near

The coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action.<p>Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat" posed by ISIS, more than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the fight.<p>They include new …