Judi Lanier

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and it's prime time to host a potluck. Because summer potlucks run the risk of being entirely berry desserts …

Recipes

Staples' Tom Stemberg Advises Businesses to Avoid the 'Amazon Effect'

Now a VC investor, Tom Stemberg has a warning for entrepreneurs thinking about competing with Amazon.<p><i>In the '80s and '90s, Staples founder Tom Stemberg was a big-box pioneer. Those days seem distant, says Stemberg, now 65 and a VC at Highland Capital. His portfolio includes sporting-goods chain</i> …

eCommerce

45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half<p>From Skrillex's massive drops to Beck's sensitive simmer, from Miranda Lambert's …

Miranda Lambert

Why a Higher Minimum Wage Is Good for Small Business

One small business owner argues paying employees more will actually level the playing field.<p>Like everyone else under the sun, entrepreneurs are inclined to look out for their own self interest, which is why you wouldn’t be surprised if many of them were skeptical of hiking the minimum wage. They're …

Small Business

As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make Any Real Money?

At a coffee shop around the corner from Forbes, reluctant ownership started accepting credit cards a few months ago. Now a tablet on a stand from payments company Square sits on the counter for the cash-averse. And every time I use it, I think of how Square is actually losing money on my …

Grand opening for IBM Cloud Marketplace is on for next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/JoeyStudio<p>IBM (s ibm) has been talking a lot of cloud in all its incarnations for the past year — it has …

Lyft adds 24 cities to its ride service

Number of the day<p>24<p>That's how many new cities the car-sharing service Lyft began operating in Thursday. The San Francisco startup, which now serves 60 locations, expanded to include Kansas City, Mo., and Newark, N.J., to compete with its hometown rival Uber. Lyft, which recently raised $250 million …

Palo Alto

Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette business is booming -- it’s now a $2 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Up until now, it was virtually unregulated. But all that is about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is beginning the process of laying down new rules for e-cigarette makers.<p>The first-time FDA …

eCigarettes

Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 4: Here's How I'm Going to Cook 60 Dinners in 6 Weeks

This month I've been taking you through my plan to fill my freezer with healthy meals in preparation for the arrival of my first baby in early June. …

Healthy Eating

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

18 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest 2014

From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.<p>Gaga's vomit; Tyler's riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting …

Plant-Based Food Startup Hampton Creek Foods Raises $23M Round Led By Horizons Ventures

It looks like investors think there’s a big opportunity in Hampton Creek Foods‘ mission of creating tasty, affordable alternatives to animal-based foods — the company is announcing that it has raised $23 million in Series B funding.<p>The round was led by Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing’s …

TrackDuck – A Tiny Web Site Build Tracking Startup – Appears To Be On A Roll

Web development can be a complicated process which can go on too long because so much of the time is spent on really poor communication and mis-understandings. Project managers, designers and developers have to approve lots of detail while also incorporating feedback. TrackDuck is a visual feedback …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

These smart headphones sound better than Beats & let you chat with musicians

Gary Chen, a serial entrepreneur in China’s music industry, never believed digital music content could be a significant revenue source for musicians.<p>But fans who’d buy anything related to stars they like can be a huge revenue stream. So Chen wants to help musicians worldwide bytaking advantage of …

Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies'

Industry expert warns of grim future of 'recession' driven 'resource wars' at University College London lecture<p>A former British Petroleum (BP) geologist has warned that the age of cheap oil is long gone, bringing with it the danger of "continuous recession" and increased risk of conflict and hunger.<p>…

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Space Travel

World Cafe Next: David Dye's Top 5 Rising Stars Of 2013

Every week this year, <i>World Cafe</i> host David Dye has highlighted an up-and-coming artist to showcase as a part of the <i>Next</i> series. To wrap up the last full week of 2013, he recently picked five acts he felt were particularly special:<p><b>Parquet Courts</b> released an album and an EP this year; the band's …

Sadat: 'Mahraganat is pure energy'

Cairo is ringing to mahraganat, a hectic home-grown fusion of electro, hip-hop and shaabi. DJ Sadat is one of the godfathers of the sound<p>A psychedelic light show pulses along with the music's hectic beat. Dancers in the crowd point pocket lasers at the stage and these events, in Cairo's toughest …

Egypt

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Live from KCRW; Goat: Live Ballroom Ritual – review

(Bad Seeds Ltd); (Rocket)<p>"And I hear stories from a chamber/ How Christ was born into a manger/ And like some ragged stranger/ Died upon the cross/ And might I say, it seems so fitting in its way/ He was a carpenter by trade/ Or at least, that's what I'm told." So runs <b>Nick Cave</b>'s take on the …

Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

10 tips and tricks for your iPhone 6 camera

The iPhone just seems to get better with every new iteration of the device - seemingly leaving the humble compact camera far behind in its wake.<p>But …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Modern Art

Train for a Half-Marathon in 8 Weeks

If you're an experienced runner with 8 weeks or more to train before your race, follow this running schedule to improve your race time. This plan can …

Exercise

Yoga Styles For Triathletes

<i>Choose the style of yoga that best suits your needs as an athlete.</i><p>Yoga serves as the perfect cross-training for triathletes for its restorative …

Soundgarden's Kim Thayil on Reissues, Rarities and What's Next

The guitarist says the band is exploring the idea of a new record<p>Although the tour in support of their reunion album, <i>King Animal</i> has <i></i>apparently ended, …

Indie Music

No 1 albums: from the Beatles to Amy Winehouse

Robbie Williams's Swings Both Ways is the 1,000th UK No 1 album, but what was the first? Who has had No 1s in four consecutive decades? And does Val Doonican really have the best album title? Here's our handy guide<p>• The 1,000th UK No 1 album, announced on 24 November 2013, is a swing album.<p>• The …