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The 16 best bakeries in America

Whether your tastes lean sweet or savory, there’s one institution that can always be relied on to fulfill a craving: the bakery. You might be up …

Photographer Captures Wacky Facial Expressions on His Dog

When photographer Tamás Szarka of Budapest, Hungary, takes his down Strawberry for walks, he often brings a camera to capture the 6-year-old boxer’s …

Time I

Learn 10 Photoshop Tricks & Hidden Features in 20 Minutes with This Helpful Tutorial (VIDEO)

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this …

Tutorials

IBM is working on a robot that takes care of elderly people who live alone

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday live inside a robot interface to help senior citizens stay safe.<p>Susann Keohane, senior technologist at IBM Research, says the project addresses a growing need for technology that helps aging populations …

Robotics

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

7 Trips That Are Better (and Cheaper) In the Fall

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Scotland

Poll shows Asian women lead the way in businesses to aid society

Across Asia, women are at the forefront of social enterprises to help uplift the poor like these farmers in the Philippines. — Reuters picBANGKOK, …

Asia

How Theranos Created and Destroyed Investors’ Trust

<i>Kent Grayson is an associate professor of marketing at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and faculty coordinator of The Trust</i> …

Theranos

Thanks, Mrs Spanx! Meet billionaire underwear guru Sara Blakely

It’s departure time at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Sara Blakely is in the thick of her standard pre-flight panic. Pulse frantic, chest tight, tears streaming, she presses ‘play’ on her ritual take-off track (What It Is by Mark Knopfler) and focuses on her breathing. And …

Clothing

The largest Starbucks in the world is a window into the future of the brand

The 15,000-square-foot location combines coffee production, menu testing, and architectural whimsy in a way that can't be found anywhere else in the world.<p>Serving up drinks like the $10 Nitro Cold Brew Float, made with coffee roasted on location, it's a testament to the coffee giant's willingness …

Coffee

This Entrepreneur Created a Global Café Franchise as an 'F You' to Starbucks

Maria De La Croix has a fine arts degree and an advertising background, and she lives in Stockholm, Sweden -- unlikely characteristics for a Silicon Valley-backed founder. But she does embody the region's status-quo-disrupting ethos.<p>Two years ago, the 27 year old applied for a barista job at a …

Entrepreneurship

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

eCommerce

Inside the underground economy that's propping up New York City's food carts

There, Sharif, an Afghan native in his mid-40s, stocks the front window of his food cart with muffins and bagels from a wholesale bakery in Queens, sold to him at a markup by the garage's owners.<p>Like the five dozen food-cart vendors busy alongside him, Sharif has brought his own perishables; for …

New Jersey

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

Leadership

Starbucks is partnering with a beer giant to enter a $1 billion business — but it's not for coffee or beer

The coffee giant announced on Thursday that it was partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev to launch a Teavana ready-to-drink tea in the US. The new product line will debut in the first half of 2017 on the shelves of the roughly 300,000 stores in AB InBev's distribution network.<p>"When we acquired …

Beer

Starbucks Will Sell Bottled Teavana Tea Next Year

Starbucks is set to start manufacturing a bottled version of its Teavana tea, the company announced Thursday.<p>The coffee company will partner with …

Coffee

Can This Organic Food Darling Survive Being Gobbled Up By Big Spam?

Justin Gold has never eaten Spam. He probably never will.<p>So it's a surprise, even to him, that he just sold his organic nut butter company to the processed meat giant that makes the canned ham product.<p>“For me, it hasn’t been easy,” Gold, whose Boulder, Colorado-based Justin’s sells an array of …

Agriculture

Six Challenges Starbucks Must Address To Succeed In Italy

Starbucks set the coffee world abuzz on Sunday when it announced plans to open its first Italian store in the city of Milan.<p>Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz says the Italian love for coffee influenced him from the beginning. In a press release, he recalled visiting a Milan coffee shop in 1983, and his …

Coffee

Insightful Photos of 1960s Afghanistan Reveal What Life Was Like Before the Taliban

When asked to visualize modern-day Afghanistan, images of a war-torn nation under the control of the Taliban often comes to mind. However, there was once a time when this country exuded peace and good fortune. University professor Dr. Bill Podlich captured this phase in history when he travelled to …

Afghanistan

This New All-Organic Fast Food Restaurant Could Replace KFC

As much as we try to avoid spots like McDonald’s, Burger King or KFC, we’ll admit that when we’re seriously pressed for time and starving, we’ll pull in and place an order. And as delicious as those chicken nuggets are, it’ll definitely put a damper on your otherwise healthy (okay, <i>mostly</i> healthy) …

Food

Snapchat's valuation falls by 25%, and more big tech companies will follow

The big tech companies of our time are being cut down to size.<p>Snapchat, the messaging service with 100 million daily active users, and which rejected …

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Language Learning

This graphic perfectly sums up who's being pummeled by America's student loan crisis

The Brookings Institute, a DC-based think tank, published a paper in September that examined the types of borrowers most prone to default and delinquencies on loans, and presented some surprising findings.<p>The student loan crisis is actually a "selective" crisis, according to Brookings. Students who …

College & University

Chemistry explains why cold brew coffee tastes better than hot

Abi Porter/Flickr<p>Smooth and sweet versus floral and acidic: Any coffee aficionado can note the distinctive taste profiles that distinguish cold brew …

Lines Out the Door for Nation's First Major Organic Drive-Thru Fast Food Restaurant

Rohnert Park, CA – Breaking the paradigm of the unhealthy fast-food restaurant, Amy’s Kitchen, known for its organic, non-gmo and vegetarian/vegan …

This Drybar-Like Salon Is for Women With Natural Hair

Heads up, women with natural hair: There’s a new beauty boutique to add to your bucket list. The days of recreating a Drybar at home will soon be a thing of the past, as the latest quick-service salon is finally serving the needs of ladies with natural, textured hair.<p>GoodHair Salon, founded by …

Hair

A guide to Vietnamese coffee

Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee makes converts as quickly as it raises pulses. French colonists might have introduced coffee to Vietnam, but the morning cup of <i>ca phe</i> soon became a local habit. With variations that make use of yoghurt, eggs and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a …

Vietnam

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

Teaching