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How to Launch Your Digital Platform

For online platform businesses, customer mobilization challenges loom large. The most successful platforms connect two or more types of users—buyers and sellers on a shopping portal, travelers and hotel operators on a booking service—and a strong launch usually requires convincing early users to …

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'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

How To Clean the Refrigerator

(Image credit: Gina Eykemans)<p>I love a clean and organized fridge. I relish the time after a grocery shop where I can put everything away so it makes …

Articles about university place apartment on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.<p>The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.<p>A design guide to China's bustling capital.<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes …

Articles about storage smart renovation new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict...<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

Articles about warsaw loft multifunctional furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of...<p>Using multifunctional furniture, an apartment in Warsaw rearranges at a moment's notice.<p>A father-son architectural duo experiment with a compact, modular home with …

The camera on your phone might be the best defense you have

Could random data from your smartphone save you from hackers?<p>Could your cellphone camera give a boost to cryptography programs that help protect your data? That was the pitch that surfaced in a paper this week from a group of researchers at the University of Geneva. The paper studied the visual …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Nestlé on Its Way to Achieving Zero Waste in Europe by 2020

Nestlé’s confectionery factory in York reached zero waste in 2011. | Image credit: Nestlé<p>Related:<p>Nestlé today announced it will achieve zero waste in …

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Apple Is Taking A Big Risk Hiking The Price Of The iPad Mini

First, it's renaming the big iPad the iPad Air. Second, the new iPad Mini with a sharp Retina display will cost $399.<p>This is effectively a price hike on the iPad Mini, and, as far as we can remember, the first time Apple has raised the price on an iOS device.<p>Last year, the iPad Mini debuted at …

What Are Hedge Funds?

A hedge fund is basically a fancy name for an investment partnership. It’s the marriage of a fund manager, which can often be known as the general partner, and the investors in the hedge fund, sometimes known as the limited partners. The limited partners contribute the money and the general partner …

The Physicists Of Wall Street Didn't Have The Intellectual Space To Criticize The World They Were Asked To Absorb

<b>Sonja Flemming / CBS FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.</b><p><b>The High-Water Mark For Physicists Migrating To Wall Street May Have Passed (Financial Times)</b><p>Before the crisis, physicists were flocking to Wall Street to …

3 Tricks to Get (and Stay) Focused at Work

To be at your sharpest, you need to cut the distractions and interruptions. Here are a few ways to do it.<p>How many times have you sat down at your desk only to be interrupted?<p>When I'm at the office, chances are good someone is after me for something. I get it--that comes with the territory of …

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

2 min read<p>Brought to you by FOX BUSINESS<p>Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small businesses grow – and fast.<p>Sageworks, Inc.’s most recent analysis of companies with less than $5 million in annual revenues finds that four of the ten fastest-growing sectors of 2013 …

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