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School aide fed pet treats to children in Pennsylvania: reports

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An aide at a rural Pennsylvania school handed out pet treats to dozens of fourth-grade students and may have told them the food was cookies or crackers, according to local media reports.<p>It was unclear how many children ate the pet treats, but the part-time worker at Upper …

Merry Christmas

This Is The Quietest Place On Earth

The rooms dampen sound so thoroughly that if you put an ear close to a wall, your inner ear will "become unbalanced and you'll feel dizzy and start vomiting," the architect of the room, Dr. Emanuel Loertscher, told the Register's Gavin Clarke.<p>IBM needs these sound-proof rooms to work with …

Nanotech

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You either love or hate “end of the year” articles that talk about evaluating the past year and planning for the coming year. I have mixed emotions about them: psychologically the end of the year is an important milestone but, …

Profit

5 Steps to Supercharging Engagement on Twitter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter engagement is not an easy task. Instead of simply broadcasting news and other details about your company you need to engage your followers and give them reason to read every post you tweet.<p>Increasing engagement on Twitter requires …

Social Media

How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

Crowd Funding

What George Steinbrenner Taught Us About Being the Boss

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was a larger than life bully. He also provided us with a new"”and not entirely discredited"”model for management.<p>Today, the New York Times ran a thoroughly depressing article on the availability of credit, which, despite the government's efforts, has yet to …

How to Handle Haters

Treat them with respect. You'll be surprised how that disarms them.<p>The oxygen for trolls or haters on social media is an argument. That's why most people think the best way to handle them is to ignore them. I disagree.<p>The best way is to engage them, but with respect. Acknowledge their point of view …

4 Ways Great Customer Service Will Grow Your Business

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>The entrepreneurial community is littered with boastful stories of the lengths that people will go to in order to be successful and the sacrifices …

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

8 Strategic Hacks for Building Marketplace Liquidity

<i>William Hsu is the co-founder and managing partner of MuckerLab.</i><p>Many investors love “disruptive” businesses. This is in part because these businesses are unencumbered by legacy constraints that had previously been hardwired into the companies and industries these startups are trying to disrupt. One …

4 Ways to Make Your Startup Competitive

Before I started my small business, I was caught up in the corporate world. These large corporations have money by the bucketful and a number of …

Small Business

The Secret to Getting Anyone to Do Anything for You Is ...

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>The way you get people to do what you want, the way you get people to buy your product or use your service, the way you get people to follow your lead - it is all the same. You let these people know what is in it for them.<p>In Simon Sinek's …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

Probiotics treat autism-like symptoms in mice

Mice with symptoms similar to autism improved after they were treated with probiotic therapy.<p>The results, reported in the journal <i>Cell</i>, offer the …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

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What is the second law of thermodynamics?

Endless movement between hot and cold will eventually mean the end of the universe<p>Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. At its heart are laws that describe how energy moves around within a system, whether an atom, a hurricane or a black hole. The first law describes how energy cannot be …

Sleep: the secrets of getting a good night's rest

The Observer<p>First published on Sun 1 Dec 2013 02.00 EST

We were lucky enough to spend time at Walt Disney World this week prepping for the holidays there and, wow, Cinderella sure knows something about good real estate. "Like" if you dreamed of living in a castle like this growing up.