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Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

(Credit: nito, Shutterstock / nito)<p>Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., afflicting 40 million adults, or 18.1 percent of the population each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable via …

Depression

Bird is the fastest startup ever to reach a $1 billion valuation

Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion.<p>Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 …

Venture Capital

Google Maps is no longer #flatearth

Go to Google Maps and zoom out. Halfway out, the map’s perspective changes from a traditional flat map view to an interactive globe. Zoom all the way out and the Earth is presented as a globe with landmasses of the appropriate size. Greenland is no longer the size of Africa and all is right with …

Flat Earth Society

These Founders Are Making Silicon Valley Borderless For Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Immigrants are twice as likely to start businesses in the United States than American-born citizens, according to the Kauffman Foundation. However, because the Department of Homeland Security is rescinding the Obama Administration’s International Entrepreneur Rule, which allowed foreign-born …

Silicon Valley

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

Magic Leap offers a sneak peek at its mixed reality OS

Magic Leap has been peeling away one layer of secrecy after another now that it's close to shipping its mixed reality headset. Just recently, it released an AR demo and revealed that it's working with comics industry veteran Grant Morrison. Now, the company has given us a glimpse of what its …

Magic Leap

How To Create A Business That Does Good With A Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is an enterprise where at least 50% of the profits are invested back into a charitable cause. The aim is to have a social mission and to make a social impact.<p>Well known examples in the UK include The Big Issue, Divine Chocolate and the Eden Project but there are over 80,000 …

Social Enterprise

6 Companies With Amazing Office Layouts to Inspire Your Office Redesign

Wide open spaces, a petting zoo, a napping space? What will it take to make your employees stay forever?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating the perfect office environment is a major challenge for new and experienced entrepreneurs alike. Your workplace environment …

Employment

ClassPass CEO on the Company's New $85 Million Funding

<i>By Bridgette Webb</i><p>ClassPass is bulking up.<p>The subscription-based fitness platform raised $85 million in new funding led by Singapore investment firm …

Startups

SpaceX and the Falcon 9 Get Huge Boost From Congress' 2019 Defense Budget

The Department of Defense may have to stop relying wholly on expendable rockets and look to find reusable alternatives for space missions, according …

Space Travel

Trans Women Say the State Department Is Retroactively Revoking Their Passports - them.

Since she transitioned in 1998, at the age of 16, all of Danni Askini’s identity documents have read “female.” But last month, when Askini went to …

U.S. Dept. of State

Atlassian invests in Slack, kills HipChat and Stride

Atlassian has announced a new strategic partnership with Slack, the workplace chat behemoth.<p>As part of the deal, Atlassian makes a significant equity investment in Slack, although it’s keeping mum on how much money is on the table.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news …

Project Management

I Just Found Out About This "Interstellar"" Easter Egg And It's Blowing My Mind

Remember that scene with the mountains that were actually massive tidal waves?

Paramount Pictures

12 No-Equipment Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

If you've ever skipped out on your workout because you were a) short on time, b) in a cramped space, or c) lacking your usual dumbbells or resistance …

Workouts

Exercising just *this* much can help prevent depression

<i>Depression is one of the most common—and most stigmatized—illnesses of our time. To help people understand it, cope with it, and heal from it,</i> …

Mental Health

Watch as an amazed Virgin Galactic pilot touches the edge of space in new video

Getting a glimpse of Earth against the blackness of space is a transformative moment. Astronauts often say that seeing our blue planet as it appears …

Space Travel

Here Are 6 Side Hustles You Can Start From Your Couch

The word "side hustle" is being thrown around a lot in 2018. Here's how you can monetize your own passion.<p>From graphic designers selling on Amazon and bankers writing ebooks to writers running podcasts, the word "side hustle" is being thrown around a lot in 2018. Last year, it was reported that one …

Small Business

Rolls-Royce is working on a robotic cockroach that can fix plane engines

Rolls-Royce, a company perhaps best known for airplane engines and fine automobiles, is now creating tiny cockroaches that can crawl inside tight spaces to spot potential problems and perform routine maintenance.<p>These roaches aren’t of the household variety, however; they’re robots.<p>Blockchain and …

Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

The total is up to 79 now<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System. And these newly discovered space rocks are giving astronomers insight as to why the …

Astronomy

News: Shopify Rings Up AR Shopping for the Web via AR Quick Look on ARKit 2.0

Online shopping giant Shopify literally cannot wait for ARKit 2.0 to arrive via iOS 12 this fall to implement its latest augmented reality …

How To Stop Your Mind From Racing At Night

Some nights, you get into bed and your mind starts going over every single thing you've done, ever, since you've been alive. Or, it goes through …

SpaceX is one step closer to launching astronauts into space

This week, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule arrived at Cape Canaveral, Florida after completing thermal vacuum and acoustic testing. This means the spacecraft is one step closer to its first launch, which will be an uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station. Demonstration Mission-1, or …

Space Exploration

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.<p>Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted some flags, and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon.<p>More …

Space Exploration

NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Space Science

VR is the future of customer engagement, says Urban Ladder Co-founder

<i>Rajiv Srivatsa, the Co-Founder of Urban Ladder, believes the e-tailer’s bet on physical retail, when combined with digital experiences, will help</i> …

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Black Holes

Term Sheet: Here Is Everything Entrepreneurs Must Know When Fundraising

As described in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, term sheets can be really scary for new start-up founders. More than anything, it’s the fear of the unknown, or of making a mistake that founders may regret later, as the business grows. Term sheets are important, and can be complex, but they …

Venture Capital

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could have gone to Mars decades ago — here's why we haven't

Chris Hadfield is best known for recording David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" in zero gravity. But his real accomplishment is an incredible amount of space travel.<p>From 1995 to 2013, Hadfield flew inside two NASA space shuttles and a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and lived aboard the International Space …

Space Science

How do your conversations affect your well-being?

We know that being social is good for us, and talking with others can be a great way to relieve stress and improve relationships. But should we favor …