Jenny Keating

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Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

San Francisco

Millennials Don’t Care About Owning Cars, And Car Makers Can’t Figure Out Why

By Darren Ross6 minute Read<p>Auto manufacturers today are scratching their heads, trying to figure out why the millennial generation has little-to-no …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

Online Booking Abandonment Is Huge in Travel as Consumers Comparison Shop

Online booking abandonments – that is, consumers clicking to put a fare in shopping cart but never following through — is a huge issue in travel, and …

Coolest Parents Ever Adorably Re-Create Famous Movie Scenes With Their Baby

Little Orson is a superstar.<p>"For <i>Apollo 13</i>, Leon had to set the five-second timer, run around the cardboard space capsule, grab my legs, and pull me into a headstand position, before quickly getting himself into position," she said. "We had to do this about six or seven times. ... We're avoiding any …

This Live-Tweeted Cross-Country Amtrak Journey Shows What’s Wrong With America’s Trains

Urban designer Julie Campoli just wanted to take a continent-spanning Amtrak journey. Turns out, Amtrak doesn’t work as well as advertised.<p>If ever there was an argument for investing in improvements to America’s crumbling rail service and infrastructure, urban designer Julie Campoli’s epic Twitter …

A New Game Demonstrates That Copying Makes Everyone More Creative

To test this hypothesis, the IUB team created a video game called <i>Creature League,</i> modeled on popular computer games like <i>Virtual Pets</i> or <i>Fantasy</i> …

Fantasy Football

How Companies Trick You into Thinking You’re Buying a Premium Product

Even as middle class consumers are tightening their budgets, companies are finding ways to tout “everyday luxury” products—from food to shampoo—that …

15 DIY Ways to Store Your Makeup

Rad: you found your stocking stuffed with makeup, brushes, and nail polish on Christmas morning! Bad: now you’re completely out of beauty storage space. Don’t even think of resorting to stowing your stash from Santa in a zip-top plastic bag (eek!)—there are so many DIY options that take only an …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Yes, you can haggle at your favorite retailers—and you’re getting ripped off if you don’t

For anyone not used to bargaining, there’s a keen anxiety that comes with shopping trips to the souks of Marrakech or Beijing’s Silk Market. With every purchase comes the nagging question: “Am I the sucker?” And though standard pricing common in the developed world might give disproportionate …

Are Millennial Women Finally Getting Paid The Same As Their Male Peers?

Twenty-something women are asking for–and getting–higher wages. But there’s still a long way to go in changing the culture of the workplace, both within and outside of the white-collar world.<p>Last week, the Pew Research Center published some news that appeared to be of the good kind: Millennial …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

I feel I spent way too much money this month living in the Philippines -- there were extra provisions around the typhoon that hit us, a work trip to Manila (where I also had too much fun,) a few charitable donations, and I've been overspending on food. But I just looked up my bank balance and …

Closet to Cash for a Cause: 3 Ways to Be a Socially Conscious Fashion Junkie

If you've ever heard someone say, "I can't wear that; everyone will remember it from my Facebook (or Instagram or TwitPic)" -- or perhaps it was you who fell victim to this tragedy -- you're not alone.<p>With social media's photo revolution and fashion quickies on the rise, more and more fashion items …

The Case for Slacking Off

I recently asked an executive I coached how many emails she received each day. “Five hundred,” she replied. ”But I don’t read any of them. If I did, I wouldn’t really be doing my job. Given the work I do, my challenge isn’t obtaining information but figuring out how to push information away so that …

Funny Photos of Dogs Licking Peanut Butter Off Their Faces

Dog owner Stephanie McCombie, aka @ifitwags, actively photographs her two German Shorthair Pointers (affectionately referred to as The Pointer Brothers), but it wasn't until one day when she saw her adorable pooches eating peanut butter that she decided to embark on an adorable, collaborative …

Pets

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.<p>While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago …

Travel

America’s Economy Is Officially Inside-Out

This is the first generation of Americans in modern history expected to enjoy lower living standards than their forebears. It is the first generation in modern history whose life expectancy is dwindling. It is the first generation of modern Americans whose educational attainment is declining. It is …

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

Courtesy of Lionsgate<p><i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, …

The Hunger Games

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

11 startups that want to fix San Francisco

Last month, I wrote about some organizations that were trying to make government more innovative and efficient. The timing was apt – the …

The Nine Best Sandwiches in the Mission, San Francisco

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I …

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography

People window-shop on their iPhones, but actually buy things on their iPads

Americans spent $3 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a quarter of those sales were made with smartphones and tablets, according to Adobe. That’s a huge shift for e-commerce: Spending on mobile devices was up 118% from last year, Adobe found. Different data from IBM …

eCommerce

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

US agrees to pay $50m after 'piracy' of software

<b>The US government has agreed to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.</b><p>Apptricity, based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army since 2004.<p>The company said it had discovered last year the software had been installed on many more …