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This 10-Year-Old’s $2 Million Amazon Business Is Leaving Competitors In The Dust

His small family business leverages software, hardware, and geography to stay ahead of Chinese competitors.<p>In a retail storefront about 45 minutes east of Seattle, in the small town of Carnation, Washington, you can walk in to Buttonsmith and find a wide selection of refrigerator magnets, brightly …

U.S. Postal Service

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor.<p>For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms …

Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

<b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>It's a common refrain among whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors and aroma of the drink.<p>For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for The Sunday Times that "if you're tasting with a master blender, they …

Whiskey

13 Ways To Make Side Money Off Of One Idea

You might not have dreams of running a merch empire. But these versatile platforms make it easy to launch a product line that steadily pads your pockets.<p>Ask any business owner, and they’ll tell you how hard monetization can be. You’ll often need a longer runway than you think. Since breaking into …

Social Media

Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.

The following points are taken from Udo Gollub, the CEO of 17 Minute Languages Facebook post...<p>Software will disrupt most traditional industries in …

Star Trek

Tea Tree, Noosa National Park, 1965, by Bob Weeks. https://t.co/wf4BOlZOOs

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education

With 4.6 billion pieces of content produced daily, it might seem that our hunger for knowledge should be satisfied — but information production and distribution is not the same as consumption and it’s not as simple as just putting information out there.<p>The problem is that we are drowning in content …

Machine Learning

The evolution of women in video games continues at E3 2017

<i>Feminist Frequency</i> founder Anita Sarkeesian tries to make it clear that her yearly, gender-focused analysis of the video games announced at E3 isn't founded in malice -- it's a mathematical reality. Even in 2017, video games overwhelmingly feature male protagonists rather than female leads. …

Dads Really Do Treat Daughters And Sons Differently, And It Has A Lasting Impact

The different ways dads respond to and interact with sons and daughters can have a lasting impact<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “daddy’s girl.” Cue the …

Psychology

A NEW BREED: Get Miles Away - Part 1/5

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Casual Glides with Dane Peterson

There’s just something about this clip. Be it the looks of the warm blue water, the feels of the soft peeling rights, the ease of Dane Peterson’s …

How Janine Hall almost blew it all in Brazil, but found fortune in Bali

Failing early would seem to be a discouraging event for most entrepreneurs, but it saved<p>Janine Hallfrom financial disaster and set her on the path to …

Sri Lanka

Diamond of the Desert

From the boys at LastNameFirst.tv, a journey across arid African deserts to pure Skeleton Bay perfection. Alex and Koa Smith, along with Dylan …

Aquatic Sports

Branson, Venrock bet $21M on Doctor on Demand telemedicine platform

Doctor on Demand, a technology platform that enables “video visits” between doctors and patients, is finding some traction in 2014.<p>The San Francisco-based company announced today that it has raised $21 million in new funding. Venrock led the round, while Shasta Ventures and celebrity investor Sir …

How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

There is no shortage of stories and anecdotes to illustrate how the best strategies can nearly always be reduced down to a brief but powerful statement and even more ink has been spilled describing the dangers of strategy statements that read like detailed action plans.<p>But how do you go about …

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

On-Demand MOOCs, Revenue Streams, and More from #Coursera14 – Agile Learning

Earlier this month I attended the 2014 Coursera Partners Conference in London. I wasn’t able to attend last year’s Partners Conference, but, given my …

8 tips for creating the perfect pitch deck (from someone who's raised $75M)

Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially when you’ve never done it before. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur like I was when we raised our series $15 million first round for Bigcommerce back in 2011, then you’re probably excited, nervous, and anxious about raising your first round of …

Yes, Private Schools Beat Public Schools

How can researchers publish a book concluding that government schools are outperforming private schools despite all the evidence to the contrary? By …

Bonnie Barrels in Scotland

POV footage from inside barrels is dangerously close to crossing the line between novel and overdone. Until that line is officially crossed, please …

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

We rarely think about whether presentations are the <i>best</i> way to express our ideas; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day.<p>Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Online Life

Four Days, Four Boards

Here are the boards, in order of appearance:<br>10′ Noserider by Ryan Burch<br>11’2″ Glider by Ryan Burch<br>10′ Log by Almond Surfboards<br>7’6″ Quad by Jeff …

This Week in Surf Webclips

<b>CLIP OF THE WEEK: My Road to Chile</b><br>Surf trips rarely go to plan. Occasionally that’s a blessing in disguise. Nic Von Rupp and crew head to Chile …

P.O.V.

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Aussie Ad Warns Young Australians About Life Without Eating Lamb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Xo0v63wMA<p>There are 74.7 million sheep in Australia. That’s about 52 million more than there are actual Australians in Australia. Sheepmeat is a $3.9 million industry Down Under but changes in consumer behaviour have seen a decline in its popularity. Chicken and …

Northern California Holiday feat. Brogie Panesi

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