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How to Create a Greenhouse in a Tiny Space

If you’ve got a green thumb, or if you WISH you had a green thumb, you’ve likely seen gorgeous glass greenhouses and wished you could have just a …

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency

The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property – similar to any other valuable commodity – rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In short, if you pay someone in bitcoin – in the same way you could pay them in gold – the wages are taxed accordingly. It is also not …

Get In The Holiday Spirit With These Festive DIY Cocktails

We really want to make a Christmas spirit(s) joke right now, but we'll spare you. Instead, we'll just serve up the good stuff: three simple recipes …

Fitness Technology

Alan Mulally Explains How He Turned Around Ford

It's been so impressive that he's a leading candidate to take over at Microsoft after current CEO Steve Ballmer leaves. In a recent interview with McKinsey Quarterly, Mulally pointed out a few unique elements of his leadership and management style that have helped change Ford's culture. It's a hint …

Leadership

10 of The Best Financial Education Books That Wealthy People Read

You don’t just need money to build an empire, you need great knowledge, usually from <i>financial education books</i> that will feed you with nuggets of …

How fast food poverty costs America billions

While fast food corporations reap vast fortunes, taxpayers finance $7 billion in public assistance for the workers<p>Twin studies released at noon Tuesday estimate that the majority of families of front-line fast food workers use public assistance, at a taxpayer cost of nearly $7 billion a year, while …

The death of the political middle, in 1 PowerPoint slide

Looking for the political middle in Congress? It's gone.<p>Check out this amazing chart courtesy of Bill McInturff of GOP polling firm Public Opinion Strategies -- that uses National Journal's vote ratings to illustrate the decline and near-disappearance of the political middle over the past three …

The NSA Hacked Google and Yahoo's Private Networks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More documents from the Edward Snowden leak show that the National Security Agency has tapped Google …

How The “Made In NY” Media Center Will Connect Filmmakers And Entrepreneurs

A new hub for creators is preparing to open in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, establishing a home for storytellers in the middle of the New York tech scene.<p>The “Made in NY” Media Center, located at the corner of Jay Street and John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, is the reason why artists move to New …

Entrepreneurship

Grammar Police: Twelve Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes

<i>By Gini Dietrich</i><p>As more and more organizations join the owned media way of marketing, the grammar police seem to be in greater force.<p>Poor Sam …

Apple removes HMV iOS app for 'violating App Store guidelines'

Retailer criticises Apple for demanding changes despite having approved the app last month, while retail trade body ERA claims ban raises 'serious issues of competition'<p>Apple has removed HMV's new iOS app from its App Store for enabling people to buy music downloads, despite approving the feature …

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Haiti - Culture : ONART enters the era of modernity - HaitiLibre.com : Haiti news 7/7

Haiti - Culture : ONART enters the era of modernity<p>Founded in 1979 and placed under the control of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MAST), …

artisanal

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer Walk

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Cancer

Growth of the African middle class

<i>African middle class family in Lusaka, Zambia. PHOTO/Georgina Smith/The Guardian</i><p>Robust economic growth over the last 15 years has led to visible …

Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

China state media blasts US shutdown, calls for a 'de-Americanized' world

<i>News analysis</i><p>BEIJING –With days to go before the United States debt default deadline, Beijing aired its frustrations with the shutdown Sunday, saying it was time to consider a “de-Americanized” world order.<p>With $1.28 trillion in U.S. Treasuries, China is easily the biggest foreign holder of …

NYC Foodie Travel Guide: Where to Dine Survey-Style

Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz lead shutdown protest at war memorial

Conservative Republicans accuse President Barack Obama of using veterans as pawns in government funding standoff<p>Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and other conservative Republicans led a protest on Sunday which tore down barriers at a second world war memorial in Washington and confronted police outside the …

Jack Spade, Paperless Post launch stationery line for men

Apparel and accessories brand Jack Spade and stationery purveyor Paperless Post have collaborated on a line of party invitations, greeting cards and notecards designed to appeal to the male letter-writing, thank-you-noting, party-planning demographic.<p>Launching today, the Jack Spade for Paperless …

How To: Buy A Suit

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Why Living Cells Are The Future Of Data Processing

Biocomputers make maps, run logic gates, perform binary calculations and more.<p>Not all computers are made of silicon. By definition, a computer is anything that processes data, performs calculations, or uses so-called logic gates to turn inputs (for example, 1s and 0s in binary code) into outputs. …

China’s soon-to-be tallest skyscraper developer is building affordable housing in New York

China has some of the least affordable housing in the world—it’s now home to seven out of 10 of the world’s most expensive housing markets. As a result, thousands of poor urbanites, many of them migrant workers, squeeze into slum-like villages or group apartments. According to the last census, 17% …

Housing

Connected devices: Creating jobs and growth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Open Garden<p>If we could better control the physical world, how might we improve our lives? This question is being asked …