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How IoT is changing the fashion retail experience

It’s plain to see that emerging technology has changed the retail experience beyond recognition.<p>We can shop on the internet anywhere, and at any time, without a physical cash transaction and have it delivered to us in what can feel like the blink of an eye. In times where retail fashion can be …

eCommerce

Marketing Advice from 3 Funded Fashion Startups

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing your brand as a startup is a tall task. In fact even though starting a company today might be easier, launching a brand is tougher than ever before due to the proliferation of new companies hitting the market. What we …

Business Strategy

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

Is "Squinching" the Celebrity Secret to Looking Perfect in Photos?

All signs point to yes.<p>Do candid photos even exist anymore? In an age where #flawless selfies are among the hottest of commodities, any technique that promises a photogenic upgrade — from classic posing hacks like the skinny arm or the Olsens-coined prune face, to makeup tricks like blurring and …

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Amazon is going to start paying authors according to how many pages people read

The Atlantic reports that Amazon has updated its terms of use for Kindle authors, people who release digital books through Amazon's online publishing scheme.<p>Amazon is launching an experiment called "Kindle Unlimited Pages Read" that will track how many pages of each book readers actually see. It …

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger

Opinion<p>Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.<p>On a recent trip to Tanzania, I met a group of women who farmed vegetables for a living near the village of Mlandizi on the country’s east coast. As they were telling me about their …

Pull Quote

Weird & Wild<p>The moon jellyfish has a leg up on Humpty Dumpty—if it loses an arm, the ocean dweller can repair itself in a newly discovered process.<p>In the spring of 2013, biologist Michael Abrams had cut two arms off a young jellyfish when he witnessed something he'd never seen before.<p>"He started …

Jellyfish

10 Women Of Science We'd Love To See On The New $10 Bill

They definitely fit the bill<p>For the first time in over a century, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will feature a woman on paper currency in the United States. Starting in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the year that the right to vote was extended to all American women, Alexander Hamilton's …

Science

DDT Linked to Fourfold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Nearly everyone in the 1950s and 1960s was exposed to the pesticide, and its use continues in Africa. Three generations of women are involved in the research.<p>Women exposed in the womb to high levels of the pesticide DDT have a nearly fourfold increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to …

Pull Quote

Connecting Dots — The News in Perspective<p>As diseases such as Ebola and MERS jump from creatures to humans, we need to keep a closer eye on wildlife illnesses.<p>The virus was swift and lethal, claiming 162 lives in just three months. It left behind corpses covered in skin lesions and showing signs of …

Public Health

What You Should Know About Shark Attacks After Recent Bites

Two teens recently lost their arms. Why sharks attack—and how to reduce the risk of the very rare encounters.<p><i>Updated at 5 pm ET on June 16.</i><p>Shark attacks have been rising steadily for more than a century.<p>“The number of worldwide unprovoked shark attacks has grown at a steady pace since 1900, with …

Fitness App Aims To Deliver Live Feedback From A Personal Trainer 24/7

It would be easier to exercise, I've told myself, if I had a personal trainer. Maybe one that came to my house. Whenever I wanted. For free.<p>My dream of a live trainer who won't judge my outfit and is available at my beck and call — like a Jillian Michaels who knows my name — is being developed as …

Face-Scanning Robots Could Replace Airport Ticket Agents

Creepy robots > rude humans?<p>On display at this week’s Paris Air Show was a set of terrestrial guards. Shiny, white, plastic, and mechanical, these new machines will scan faces and read documents, offering all the human warmth of an airport check-in clerk for a red-eye flight. They’ll also work as …

First Day of Summer: 4 Things to Know About the Summer Solstice

It's almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere—but does it mean the Earth is closer to the sun?<p>Ah, summer. The season of swimming, relaxing, and lazy days in the sun arrives June 20, the summer solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.<p>So what is a solstice, exactly? It's the result of Earth's …

Even Albert Einstein needed more than curiosity to become a great physicist | Letters

While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would “become” a great physicist. In fact Einstein worked as a technical examiner at the</i> …

A 1970’s Mt. Olympus House Transformed in the Center of LA

Alexander Purcell Rodrigues is well-known for his incredible furniture designs but did you know he tackles houses too? The multi-hyphenated designer …

Olympus

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These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Music

The best writing of the week, August 25

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Sous-vide Cooking

The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

New York City Illustrations by Remko Heemskerk

Illustrations of New York.<p>Remko Heemskerk is a Dutch art director and illustrator. During his time in New York City in 2012/2013 he created this …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

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Devil's Food Cake vs. Chocolate Cake: What's The Difference?

There's something about the suggestively sinful nature of devil's food cake that makes it infinitely more appealing than regular chocolate cake. Even those of us who don't really know the difference are still lured by this cake with its dark side. We can't help it, we're instinctively attracted to …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Artificial Intelligence

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

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