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Students get free accommodation at Dutch care home

Add / Remove A nursing home in the Netherlands is offering university students rent-free accommodation, in return for their daily interaction with …

Zoom Wants Health Care to Be More Like Visiting An Apple Store

The Portland, Oregon-based company has a plan to redesign the “full stack” of medical services and health insurance.<p>There’s one reliable way to get on-demand health care in the United States: have (or wait for) something medically serious to happen to you, and then haul yourself up the triage desk …

What I learned about selfishness after using the “prisoner’s dilemma” on my college class

In my social psychology class, I pose an extra credit question where students choose between having two points or six points added onto their final term paper grade, with the stipulation that if more than 10% of the class chooses six points, no one gets any points.<p>This exercise is a classroom …

Civil Rights

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.<p>Proust, for instance, rarely left his one-bedroom apartment in …

A revolutionarily simple app lets seeing volunteers be eyes for the blind

There are apps for to get wake up calls from strangers, apps for strangers to bring you things, and apps for hugs from strangers. Now a new app from Danish developers Robocat lets strangers volunteer their time in a refreshingly altruistic way.<p>The app—called Be My Eyes—asks people to do exactly as …

Apps

Google’s Smarty Pins Lets You Test Your Geography Knowledge

Here is a random little thing from Google: a Maps-based quiz game. The company today quietly launched Smarty Pins, which allows you to test your geography knowledge through questions in six categories — arts and culture, science and geography, sports, etc.<p>And it’s actually kind of fun. You get …

Burned Out? 4 Destinations to Bring Back Your Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations, you did it: You started your own business. As exciting and fulfilling as that is, you’re exhausted. You haven’t slept well in months and those bags under your eyes are becoming scarier by the second. You’re questioning …

A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life.<p>Starting …

Hijabenka launches to target muslim women in Indonesia

With over 200 million Muslim people in its population, Indonesia is the biggest Islamic nation in the world. This is a huge market for anyone to …

Evictions? Regulations? Taxes? How can Singapore deal with sites like Airbnb?

Faced with rising hotel room rates, many tourists in Singapore have turned to shorter-term, far cheaper accommodation offered by sites like Airbnb …

A new co-working space for women in Singapore, inspired by Virginia Woolf

<i>An “all-female co-working space.”</i> Upon hearing this phrase, some people might imagine a pent-up and pinked-out open office, designed to shield women …

OpenOffice

Homemade Ketchup - A Delicious and Simple Recipe

<b>My old college roommates will attest to</b> the fact that I adhere to no boundaries when it comes to eating ketchup. I once ate it slathered on a …

'Poor but sexy' Berlin' attracts tech startups

Berlin's ultra-coolness - not to mention low rents - has attracted a bevy of technology startup companies. Now hipster hard work might pay off with the first tech IPO from the German capital since 2007.<p>Rocket Internet, an investor in online startups founded by Germany's Samwer brothers, and online …

Europe

Michael Dell: We Can Change the World Through Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

I've been passionate about entrepreneurship for as long as I can remember. That passion has only grown as I've traveled the world and seen firsthand how entrepreneurs are launching cool businesses and finding new and better ways to solve problems that make a real difference in the world.<p>A farmer in …

Entrepreneurship

An Open-Plan Office That Also Caters to Introverts

Take a moment to get up from your desk, if you aren't already standing, and have a look around. If you see rows of desks, you're in an open-plan …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

15 Mobile App Prototyping Tools to Create Prototype in a Day

Posted by Tomas Laurinavicius on July 13, 2016 - Get free updates of new posts<p>I have been writing about why you should start in mobile business, how …

This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

For many years now, Singapore’s education system has been touted as a model for many countries – including highly developed ones such as Finland – to …

Education

Why I Launched My Startup While Working Full-Time | Inc.com

<i>This story originally appeared on Women2.com.</i><p>When you start a business, it changes your life. Every entrepreneur’s beginning is different, but mine is my own and I look back on it fondly.<p>I actually worked two jobs for a while in the beginning: full-time at SAS, a large software analytics company, …

Startups

The 16 Best Snacks To Eat At Your Desk | Inc.com

What you eat all day doesn't just impact your health and weight; it affects your productivity, too.<p>"If you eat high fat, high sugar meals and snacks you will be sleepy and have low energy overall," says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy lifestyle expert and registered dietitian. "High fat foods take more …

Nutrition

Inside An Old Chicago Packing Plant, Inspiring Proof That Urban Indoor Farming Can Succeed

At The Plant, a group of food businesses runs in awe-inspiring harmony. A fish farm fertilizes the plants. A new brewery supplies carbon dioxide to help plants grow. And refuse from the cheesemaker feeds a digester that powers the whole operation.<p>Four years ago, entrepreneur John Edel bought a …

Urban Agriculture

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here are the top 10 things I learned in my first year of running Cladwell, my Cincinnati startup.<p>After a year, I'm more ready to admit how little I know. I hope that some of what I've learned so far can help you:<p><b>1. Large pitches don't</b> …

Apple Acquires Spotsetter, A Social Search Engine For Places

Spotsetter, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been quietly snapped up by Apple, TechCrunch has learned. The technology, which involves layering social data on top of a maps interface could be used to beef up Apple Maps with features …

TrendKite Raises $3.2M For PR Analytics, Recruits Dachis Group’s Erik Huddleston As CEO

TrendKite, a startup promising to help brands and agencies measure the effectiveness of their PR efforts, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding. It’s also announcing that it has a new CEO — Erik Huddleston, former CTO and executive vice president of product at social monitoring company Dachis …

We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now

We’re using apps on our smartphones and tablets much more to look things up now, according to a new report out from eMarketer. That means a serious drop in ad revenue for many of the major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo.<p>According to the report, Google mobile ads saw a dramatic 17 percent …

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

Home Decorating Site Houzz Is Raising $150 Million In Funding At A $2.3 Billion Valuation

Houzz, a home-remodeling site, filed papers that show that it's trying to raise a Series D round of $150 million. That would bring the startup's valuation to $2.3 billion.<p>The company, which is based in Palo Alto, registered more than 2 million new shares. The price per share is nearly $75, …

Top 10 open-air cinemas in Europe: readers' travel tips

With romantic locations under the stars, Europe's outdoor cinemas evoke the magic of the silver screen • To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 Hotels.com voucher, go to GuardianWitness<p>Winning tip: Sala Montjuïc, Barcelona<p>The Sala Montjuïc is an open-air cinema …