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How Startups Have Disrupted the Hotel Industry

Need an example of <b>startups</b> making an impact? Just look at the hotel industry.<p>If you’ve been keeping up with current events, you’ve probably heard …

A History of God

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Armstrong<p>Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—shaped and altered the conception of God? How have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost …

10 of the Best Photo Editing Apps for the iPhone

You iPhone is more than just a phone – it’s a video recorder, flashlight, calculator, voice recorder, mini computer on the go, a credit card, and the …

Mobile Photography

Excellent Sheep

• <b>Author:</b> William Deresiewicz<p>A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (<i>People</i>).<p>As a professor at …

Do Not Pay This Man To Mail Glitter To Your Enemies

The idea captured the imagination of much of the Internet: a business promising to send an envelope full of glitter through the mail to your enemy or …

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things

• <b>Author:</b> Beth Moore<p>It is reported in the headlines, confessed in the pulpits, and hidden in the pews in churches around the world. The seduction of God’s people by the deceiver is a tale as old as the garden, but we are always surprised when it happens. We must realize that Satan is a lion on the …

This Startup Will Ship You A Fully Customized Vegetable Garden For Your Backyard

Now you don’t need a green thumb to grow fresh, healthy produce.<p>Planting a garden can be daunting for first-time urban farmers, but a new startup wants to make the process as simple–and fast–as making your bed.<p>A software program helps virtually plot out each plant, and then the startup ships a …

Gardening

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Story of a $17 Million $24 Million Watch

<b>Update:</b> According to Forbes, the Henry Graves Supercomplication shattered expectations, selling for $24 million at auction, which is $7 million more than its most recent appraisal.<p><b>We love watches at Esquire,</b> and we love to marvel at the rarest and most expensive ones around. But this pocket watch, …

Selling

Engineering porn: an underwater tunnel bridge that connects Denmark to Sweden.

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6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook.<p>"I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as much as …

The Great Beauty: A Grand Illusion

At the center of director Paolo Sorrentino’s <i>The Great Beauty</i>, Italy’s contender for an Oscar, is the impeccably tailored socialite-writer Jep Gambardella, whose fading post–Silvio Berlusconi Rome of terraces, nightclubs, and salons is filled with broke aristos, stalled playwrights, and aging trophy …