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How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves

Discover fabulous fall foliage the world over.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Sonoma County, California</b> <br>www.sonomacounty.com/ <br>With leaves on both tree and vine, fall foliage is doubly intense in Sonoma County. Drive through Sonoma Valley along Arnold Drive, lined with …

This NYC custom headphone startup turned its office into retail space and a 3D-printing factory

What’s better than a swanky startup office? A swanky startup office that also serves as a factory and retail storefront.<p>Instead of following the path of every other hip young thing out there, Normal, an NYC company that builds customized headphones, is aiming to do much more with its space. In …

Groupon founder's next big plan: audio walking tours

Andrew Mason is walking with a reporter amid the seagulls on Fisherman's Wharf, using his iPhone to play an audio walking tour. As he approaches the giant hoists with which local anglers move their daily catch to shore, the voice of a local fisherman named Candy pipes up on the recording to …

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Why Jessica Alba Just Might Be Hollywood's Smartest Mommy Mogul

There’s no shortage of Yummy Mummys in Hollywood who have figured out celebrity plus motherhood plus a clever marketing campaign for a family-centric product can equal the beginnings of a business outside of Tinseltown that may have a longer shelf life than the average movie career. From the …

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their …

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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many think that incorporating their business will help them slash the federal tax bill or avoid state income taxes completely. First-time entrepreneurs often have misconceptions about incorporation, usually resulting from an …

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Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Hawaiian Airlines CEO: State Not Prepared to Handle Chinese Visitors

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley called China the “economic salvation” for Hawaii tourism but said the state is ill-equipped to handle the …

How to Craft A Concise Pitch Investors Will Care About

Don’t make them wait: How to get to the point of your pitch, using less material for more impact.<p>Over the course of many years working in venture capital and the video game business, I’ve listened to hundreds of pitches for new companies and products.<p>After almost every one of those pitches, once …

Dreams of a City

From Fall 2008 through Spring 2009, within my last year living in New York City, I obsessively created hundreds of pre-stamped, self-addressed …

Investors Rushing For The Exit On Momentum Stocks

A number of momentum stocks officially are in bear territory with Amazon, Facebook, Netflix ,Twitter and Yelp down over 20% from their highs. Google and Tesla have also taken significant hits from their highs, down 11% and 17%, respectively.<p>Momentum stocks tend to overshoot when going up and can …

Khosla Ventures' Keith Rabois finally launches his real estate startup

SAN FRANCISCO — Keith Rabois, the fast-talking Khosla Ventures investor and former Square executive, has been carrying around a big idea for 11 years. Now he’s finally ready to act on it.<p>Under the codename HomeRun, Rabois has assembled a four-person team, including himself and an unnamed data …

Why You Should Hustle Every Day

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>What do software development hosting service GitHub, venture capitalist Fred Wilson, and …

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

A Grand and Colorful Chicago Townhouse

Style and substance meet inside a townhouse.<p>Drawing on Chicago's rich architectural history, designer Steven Gambrel infuses a new house with style and substance. Brilliant colors, lush fabrics, and custom and vintage furnishings merge for a grand effect.

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Journey to Shangri-La: Photos of Yunnan, China

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If You Want to Be Happier, Become a More Grateful Entrepreneur

You’d think the CEO of a company called Happier would be a naturally bubbly person. But Nataly Kogan puts herself squarely in the category of regular …

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Articles about 7 innovations 2014 international ces part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>…

This Startup Just Dissed Starbucks

A young coffee startup, Tonx, has offered its coffee in exchange for unused Starbucks gift cards.<p>Sorry, Starbucks, but Tonx just one-upped you.<p>The Los Angeles-based mail-order coffee company has initiated a David and Goliath-esque battle with the coffee conglomerate with its Better Coffee Exchange …

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Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

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 …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …