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Startup Lessons From Michelle Phan, Aaron Levie And Other Breakout Entrepreneurs

For fledgling entrepreneurs, sometimes the most valuable move you can make is to forge ahead, trusting your gut. “If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, then I <i>guarantee you will be disruptive</i>,” Spanx founder Sara Blakely has said. But for those founders looking for a little more …

How One Company is Combining Net-Zero Performance with Prefabricated Architecture

Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics you expect in a modern home.<p>Thanks to their financial and ecological benefits, hyper energy-efficient Net Zero (or near-Net Zero) homes are coming into vogue across …

15 Creepy Gothic Candle Holder Ideas for a Scary Halloween

When it comes to Halloween decor, there are usually two main routes you can take — cute, or scary. I’ll warn you right now by saying there’s nothing …

MagicStick Powerful Stick PC Equipped With Cherry Trail Quad Core Processor

There are plenty of pocket sized stick PC computers available to choose from, however if you are looking for something that delivers a little more …

Robotic bees outdo their organic rivals by swimming

Harvard's Robobees are already pretty adroit for paper-clip sized drones; they fly around stably in calm air and hover like real bees (if real bees were tethered to power). Researchers have given them a new talent that even the insects don't have -- the ability to "fly" underwater. To do so, they …

Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Gardening Program!

Gardening is an art form you get to love especially if you encounter it when you’re little. That’s what the school featured on this webpage does. The …

Windy City Gothic: The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel by Roman and Williams

Cue the cigar smoke and the gold watch chains. Master set designers Roman and Williams have recast the grand Chicago Athletic Association on Michigan …

10 Easy Pieces: Black Door Knockers

In a world where “Text me when you’re outside” and “I’m here” are used in lieu of knocking on the front door, the resonant sound of a door knocker …

Octopus Launches $140 Million Growth Fund For Later-Stage Euro Startups

London-based Octopus Ventures, which last year revealed it had a $91.3 million early stage fund, is today launching a new, separate, $140 million fund designed to providing growth capital to “successful fast-growing later-stage companies across Europe”. The Octopus Zenith Opportunities II LP …

Venture Capital

In future, the internet could come through your lightbulb

The tungsten lightbulb has served well over the century or so since it was introduced, but its days are numbered now with the arrival of LED lighting, which consume a tenth of the power of incandescent bulbs and have a lifespan 30 times longer.<p>Potential uses of LEDs are not limited to illumination: …

How to Teach in an Age of Distraction

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Like kids, schools and districts will be graded on a 100-point scale

Like students taking a traditional classroom test, schools and districts across Illinois will be evaluated on a 100-point scale and given labels such as "exemplar" for earning 90 to 100 points, or "unsatisfactory" with scores 59 and below.<p>In between will be schools rated "proficient" and "needs …

Channel 4’s Rebrand Dismantles Its Iconic “4” Logo

Neville Brody, Jonathan Glazer, DBLG, and 4Creative make up the star-studded team behind the redesign.<p>When it was launched in 1982, the iconic animated Channel 4 logo, designed by branding agency Lambie–Nairn, was revolutionary. It was one of the first computer animated logos on British television …

Graphic Design

3 Powerful Chromebook Apps for Creating Educational Infographics and Posters

October 4, 2015<br>Looking for tools to use on your Chromebook to create posters and infographics to share with your students? The apps below are good …

7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

How every school can create a great STEAM programFor a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way …

The new reserve currency for the world’s rich is not actually currency

Here’s an interesting question: If the world’s economy is filling markets with a pervasive sense of uncertainty, why is the art market picking up steam for yet another season of what would appear to be massive sales?<p>For the very rich, art is a store of value—which is not a very new idea and one …

Art

Laurene Powell Jobs tried to block the Steve Jobs movie, saying it painted him as inhumane [Updated]

The <i>WSJ</i> reports that Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs repeatedly tried to block production of the Sorkins/Boyle movie <i>Steve Jobs</i>.<p>Ms. Jobs repeatedly tried to kill the film, according to people familiar with the conversations. She lobbied, among others, Sony Pictures Entertainment, which …

American Apparel files for bankruptcy

After months of warning investors that its sales and cash were dwindling, American Apparel has (APP) filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the …

Universities need a 'global outlook in war for talent'

A leading university vice chancellor has said that UK universities have to be globally connected to win the best students<p>Universities must adopt a "global outlook" to attract the best students to help solve the current UK skills shortages, a leading vice-chancellor has said.<p>Professor Sir Nigel …

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9 weirdest businesses in Britain where you don't pay VAT

It basically said the government was destroying pubs because of the massive difference in VAT for the two sectors.<p>VAT is a consumption tax or general sales tax.<p>But there are dozens of sectors out there that pay little or no tax because of the fundamental goods or services they provide the country. …

Studio 102 converts an empty Hanoi house into a plant-covered office and showroom

Hanoi architecture office Studio 102 has transformed an incomplete house in the Vietnamese capital into an office for a landscape architecture firm, …

Architecture

GOLDMAN: Here are the 21 cheapest stocks in the market

They also expect some stocks outperforming others.<p>In their new quarterly chartbook for clients, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin and his team identify the stocks offering the most upside relative to Goldman analysts' price targets.<p>We went through the list and compiled the top 21 stocks, all with over …

Investing

‘They don’t allow you to fail’: In custom classrooms, at-risk students thrive

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>As technology plays a larger role in the classroom, what happens to the role of the teacher? An alternative high school in the Bronx …

Soft skills boost public school dominance, says former head

<b>It is not good grades but a "grounding in soft skills" that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, a former public school head has argued.</b><p>State schools have "much to learn" from the private sector, Dr Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College until this year, told a conference …

7 Great Personal Notebook Tools for Teachers and Students

October 3, 2015<br>The rise of digitality has brought with it a host of new transformative learning habits. From annotating and highlighting to searching …

Step Inside Fashion Star Andrew Gn's Modern Parisian Oasis

For his second home in the City of Light, fashion star Andrew Gn devises a soothing retreat to house his ever-growing collection.<p>Paris fashion star Andrew Gn's new Right Bank apartment offers him the perfect opportunity to express his love of design and passion for collecting in a completely …

Interior Design

Britain's super-rich cash in on low interest rates with £1m mortgages

Number of £1m-plus mortgages granted to lenders has risen by a fifth, with private banks main funders of central London trophy properties<p>Britain’s property bubble has created a new phenomenon: the rise of the £1m mortgage.<p>Figures obtained by the Guardian reveal how in the last year the number of …

Inside Kris Jenner's Glorious Redesigned Los Angeles Mansion

No wonder Kim moved back.<p>Kris Jenner's L.A. mansion has been filmed for years on <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i>. But with the nest emptying, Jenner had it redecorated by Jeff Andrews. And it's pretty magnificent—from the crystal chandeliers to the giant snow white kitchen. Tour the entire home. …

Los Angeles

The 3 C's Of Entertaining

For fashion designer Lela Rose, no party is complete without them.<p>According her new book, <i>Prêt-A-Party</i>, Lela Rose doesn't need a special occasion to throw a fabulous fête. The fashion designer is the picture of 21st-century domesticity and a master of "occasion-less entertaining," as she puts it. …

Living Rooms