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A nutrition blogger posts easy food swaps that prove you don't have to stop eating to lose weight — and the internet loves it

1/<p>After struggling with an eating disorder in high school, Meixner was inspired to learn how to lose weight in a healthy way.<p>Meixner wanted to …

Are Men With Smaller Testicles Really 'Better' Fathers?

A new study, reporting that “better” fathers have smaller testicles, is creating a stir, probably in part for the number of jokes it inspires. Time’s headline is “Study: Choose dads with smaller ‘nads.” CNN commented on the fittingness of the study’s publication in the journal known as PNAS (say it …

Best Of FORBES Sept. 11, 2013

Good morning FORBES readers. Starting today, we will post a collection of the previous day’s articles and other content related to the publication. You’ll get a chance to see some of our most popular stories and posts that may have flown under your radar. We will also highlight things like videos, …

Ten Apps To Help You Sell Better This Year And Beyond

Earlier this year, I offered 10 top picks for some simple apps to make your business more productive in 2013. Today, I want to focus on some apps (both new and existing) designed to help you and your sales team sell better, from meeting management software to marketing automation platforms to …

Top 5 Industries for Entrepreneurs

As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve had experience in a number of different industries. I’ve helped launch or fund companies in sectors as varied as transportation, technology, entertainment, real estate, restaurants, energy, and insurance. Given this experience, I’m often asked what industries I think …

The Most Outlandish Resume Mistakes Of 2013

Submitting a résumé written in Klingon language from Star Trek, or trying to pass your video gaming accomplishments as leadership experience probably won’t land you the job–but it will, however, grab the potential employer’s attention and earn you a spot on a new compilation of hiring managers’ …

4 Steps To Driving Traffic And Earning Revenue On Pinterest

You’ve mastered Facebook and LinkedIn and you’re chirping regularly at Twitter. But what about Pinterest? The meteoric social network—the fastest-growing website ever—is now a must for small business.<p>Recent research by Comscore shows Pinterest buyers spend more money more often on more items than …

The Ten Most Innovative Companies in Asia

A Chinese meatpacker you’ve never heard of is more innovative than South Korea’s mighty Samsung? According to our latest ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, yes, it is. One of the big surprises from this year’s Innovators List, which measures investor expectation of a company’s future …

Shake On It: New App Puts Legally Binding Documents At Your Fingertips

You’re at a networking event in San Francisco’s Mission District—or Manhattan’s Flatiron, it’s all the same—and you’re approached by a tall dark stranger. As he begins to tell you about his brilliant new startup, guaranteed to disrupt this global market or that one, he whips out his iPhone. “You …

10 Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

We all know that most doctors, lawyers, and CEOs make good money–but you may be surprised to learn that funeral service managers, hot dog vendors, and ice cream testers can also pull in a pretty penny.<p>To compile our 2013 list of 10 unusual jobs that pay surprisingly well, I combed through BLS data …

Confused About Big Data? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do

When the oil tycoon John Paul Getty was asked about his rules for success, he reportedly said, “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.”<p>It’s a funny line, but it seems positively quaint now. It’s hard to imagine young entrepreneurs these days hoping to find their fortune in resource extraction. The days …

16 Surprising Statistics About Small Businesses

In the last 6 years, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the state of small business from our 38 million members and we never cease to be surprised. Here are 16 vital (and surprising) statistics we’ve uncovered about the small business landscape:<p>1) The SBA defines a small business as an …

Billionaires: Surprising First Jobs

Looking at the people on FORBES 400 now, you couldn’t imagine them working at the burger counter, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Kreditech uses Facebook to make faster credit decisions, nabs $7M more

We hear the term big data so often, it’s beginning to lose its meaning. But Kreditech claims to have an actual use for big data that is already making a difference in people’s lives.<p>Today, Kreditech nabbed $7 million in additional funding from Europe’s largest growth debt provider, Kreos …

Best Buy will trade you a free iPhone 5 for your old smartphone

Don’t know what to do with your old Palm Pre? If you were thinking about getting an iPhone(s aapl) you can bring it to Best Buy(s bby) this weekend, …

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Google Keep Code Hints at Upcoming Google Drive Integration

Ever since Google launched Keep, its rival to note-taking apps like Evernote, there’s been an assumption that the service will integrate with Google Drive, which covers Google’s cloud storage and Google Docs services, but it seems that the connection will be broader than initially expected.<p>The …

Microsoft yanks its hilarious anti-iPhone commercial (video)

Microsoft recently yanked a series of commercials that pretty much ridicule rival smartphone maker Apple. (If you haven’t seen any of them yet, I’d highly recommend checking out the embedded video below if you feel like a good laugh.)<p>The premise of the commercial series overall is that there’s a …

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Newly-Minted Billionaire Is Spinning eBay Scraps Into Gold

Michael Rubin is lucky. And he’s also damned good. Lucky, because eBay approached him last year with a $2.4 billion offer to buy his moneylosing GSI Commerce–which provides Web design, customer service and shipping to big-brand retailers–a 51% premium over the share price. Damned, because Rubin has …

Google’s Bet On Native Client Brings Chrome And Google+ Photos Closer Together

Google is betting big on photos on Google+. Indeed, most of the innovation on the company’s social network so far has been around photos, including the #AutoAwesome launch at I/O. Last week, Google stepped up its efforts and launched a set of new photo-editing tools, including the ability to …

Nokia 108 and 108 Dual SIM: $29 Entry-Level Camera Phones

You could be forgiven if you’d started losing track of the number of handsets Nokia sent to market this year alone, some featuring Windows Phone, some not.<p>And today, less than two weeks after Microsoft announced it was buying Nokia’s Devices and Services division, its second post-acquisition …

Blocked Website? Don't Call a Plumber, Use Google Translate.

Here’s an incredibly useful trick for anyone who lives in a country that restricts access to websites, or uses a controlled version of the Internet at work or school. You can turn to Google Translate to access blocked websites, as this thread on Reddit explains.<p>Type or copy/paste the URL into …

Belgian telco says it was hacked, while reports point to NSA or GCHQ as culprit

Here’s a curious one: Belgium’s largest telco has filed a complaint against an “unknown third party” that hacked into its internal IT systems and …

Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks leak ahead of release next week

Look on my benchmarks, ye mighty, and despair! Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 looked to be the company's most powerful phone yet when it was launched at …

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Garmin's new Forerunner watches can predict your endurance and race times

Many running watches aren't very interesting to... well, watch. You can't say that for Garmin's new Forerunner 220 and 620, both of which carry one-inch color screens that provide clearer visual cues and new run / walk alerts. Either device will sync data to a PC or phone through Bluetooth, and the …

Withlocals Raises $500K For Its Local Travel Experiences Marketplace Targeting Southeast Asia

Withlocals, a peer-to-peer marketplace for locals to offer travellers various experiences, such as tours, home dining, and other local activities, has raised $500,000 in funding from startup builder and backer Greenhouse Group.<p>The Netherlands-founded startup will use the investment to launch out of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 goes up for pre-order September 18th on T-Mobile

Get your giant hands ready, T-Mobile subscribers. The Un-Carrier announced this morning that the latest version of Samsung's phamed phablet will be going up for pre-order September 18th. Pick it up through the Simple Choice Plan, and the 5.7-inch handset'll run you $199 down plus $21 a month for 24 …

AT&T will start taking Galaxy Gear pre-orders tomorrow

You can stop wondering when AT&T will let you plunk down cash for a Galaxy Gear: the carrier has just announced that it will start taking pre-orders for Samsung's smartwatch at 12:01AM ET tomorrow, September 17th.AT&T hasn't detailed pricing or a final release date, although Samsung has previously …