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8 Anti-Inflammatory Egg Recipes You Should Make This Month For Weight Loss

It’s no secret how much we love eggs and Julie Andrews, The Gourmet RD, agrees with us. “Is there anything as satisfying as a super-runny, fresh …

Breakfast

Whip up Some Homemade Butter in a Jar

Homemade Butter in a Jar<p>Use heavy cream to easily make your own butter<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>Shake your way to fresh butter and buttermilk. Making …

Food Preservation

Minimum Wage, Maximum Insanity

If a teen unemployment rate of 25% is not high enough to suit, raise the minimum wage and it will go up. Logic says if you raise the price of anything, including labor, less of it will be taken. There is no good or service this is exempt from this law of economics, especially over time as markets …

Obamacare: Who Prefers to Pay Fine for Being Uninsured?

What distinguishes Americans who say they'll sign up for health insurance under Obamacare from those who say they won't? Surprisingly, it's not …

Neflix’s market crushing 2013, as told through five charts

It’s clearly been a remarkable year for Netflix shares.<p>And it was largely driven by strong results released as part of quarterly earnings reports.<p>But the metric that moved the shares wasn’t profits. It was subscriber growth for its online video stream services. They’ve been on a tear. In fact, in …

Markets

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

US judge approves $5.7bn Visa and Mastercard settlement

<b>A US judge has approved a $5.7bn (£3.5bn) class action settlement against credit card firms Visa and MasterCard.</b><p>The two firms were accused of fixing the credit card fees charged to merchants each time a credit or debit card was used.<p>It is believed to be the largest settlement of an antitrust class …

Mastercard

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

This 1 Photo Proves No Square Inch Of The Earth Is Safe From Ads

We're reaching never-before-seen levels of ridiculousness in the advertising industry, people: Tech giant Intel has shelled out $34 million for the privilege of branding not the outside of iconic Spanish football club FC Barcelona's jerseys, but the inside:<p>There is some logic behind the decision. …

The BioAg Alliance: Monsanto And Novozymes Team Up On Agricultural Biologicals

The economic power of the microbial world never ceases to amaze me. As I spent most of my career as a natural products pharmacologist, readers here are quite familiar with the microbial world as a source of pharmaceuticals.<p>While penicillin is perhaps the best-known historic example of a drug …

Women in their 50s hardest hit by state pension changes

Those born in 1951 got their pension at age 61 – but those four years younger have to wait until they are 66<p>Women in their fifties have been hit hard by the increase in the state pension age to bring it in line with men. They have less time to make up for losing out on receiving the pension at 60 …

How 2014 Will Be The Year To Monetize Big Data

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask anyone in business if they've heard of big data, and by now, the answer is probably yes.<p>For the majority of 2013, big data dominated the media discussion as businesses big and small sought to make sense of what exactly it is, and more …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Silicon Valley's Wearables Pioneer Got Pregnant At 15, Never Finished High-School, And Now Employs 90,000

Silicon Valley is a famously eclectic place but even by Silicon Valley standards, Caroline Dowling had an unusual start in life. The daughter of a truck driver, she got pregnant at 15, and never finished high-school. She went on to do bartending and housework in her native Ireland, before launching …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2014

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i> While a potential deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected to put in its bid in the first half of 2014 and could pay more than $20 billion for its …

Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day

An analysis of retail pricing habits run by price intelligence firm Profitero revealed a pretty staggering statistic: Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day. By comparison, Walmart and Best Buy changed their prices roughly 50,000 times each in the entire month of …

eCommerce

A dollar bill lasts four times longer than it used to

A dollar goes a lot further than it used to.<p>We’re not talking about how much a dollar buys. We’re talking about how long it lasts.<p>According to a fresh report (pdf) from the US Federal Reserve, the average lifespan of a $1 note was just 18 months back in 1990. By 2012, it had grown to 70 months, or …

Central Banks

Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future

A global study was released this morning by the Intel Corporation indicating that around the world people’s health care wants and needs are principally focused on technology and personalization. The “Intel Health Innovation Barometer” found a consistent theme: customized care. At the intersection …

Dell Venue 11 Pro: The anti-iPad

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a very different creature than an Apple tablet. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.<p>My first impression of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is positive. It's very different from the iPad Air but that's OK.<p>The Venue 11 has a gorgeous 10.8-inch -- an unusual size -- 1,920x1,080 IPS …

IPad Air

Food banks: the unpalatable truth

A priority for the rising number of food aid organisations is to cut the millions of tons of goods we throw away<p>Food banks have forced their way into the national consciousness with a bang; cometh the recession, cometh the visual cliché. They are now a staple of TV news bulletins, national and …

Agriculture

How Bianchi became an iconic bike brand

For the romantic, there's simply nothing that can match a Bianchi bike painted in the company's recognisable celeste, writes Robert Dineen<p><b>In short.</b> Probably the world's most recognisable bike brand.<p><b>How did it begin?</b> When Edoardo Bianchi started building bikes in his Milanese factory in 1886, aged …

At long last, small hamburgers will be delivered in a pneumatic tube

A mainstay of drive-up bank tellers for decades, a New Zealand cafe is finally taking the pneumatic tube to its logical conclusion: as a delivery mechanism for delicious, nutritive sliders. <i>The Press</i> reports the story of Christchurch's C1 restaurant, which is in the midst of installing a network of …

Dying business: Nantucket’s only funeral home closes, prompting island scramble

When the family that ran the only funeral home on Nantucket decided to close their doors after 135 years last week, islanders had a deathly dilemma: There would be no one to collect, handle and bury the 70 or so people who die there every year.<p>For generations, the Lewis Funeral Home had gone about …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.<p>First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have …