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Great Men and Their Tipples

The greatest men in history, real or otherwise, all have one drink they savor above all others.<p>Every man has a drink of choice, even the ones of legend. Here are 18 great men and their go-to refreshment.<p>1. Benjamin Franklin - Madeira Wine<p>2. Oscar Wilde - Absinthe<p>3. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Gin …

Winston Churchill

Juries to decide if Uber drivers are 'contractors'

March 12, 2015 | 10:36 AM<p>The ride services Uber and Lyft failed to convince a pair of U.S. judges Wednesday that their drivers are “independent contractors” rather than regular employees.<p>The class-action lawsuits – brought by drivers of both companies – will now go to jury trial, the results for …

Transportation

What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that doesn't require any payments until after you die, as long as you continue living in your home. If you move out or decide to sell your house while still alive, the reverse mortgage comes due immediately. You can receive the loan proceeds in one lump sum …

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

20 Second Mayo

Place white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, egg, and canola oil in a tall, slender container. Lower an immersion blender into the container so …

13 Food World Predictions for 2015 From Andrew Knowlton

What will we be eating, drinking, and carrying on about in 2015? Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton consults his crystal ball<p></head>What will we be eating, drinking, and carrying on about over the next 365 days? Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton consults his crystal (high) ball:<p>…

San Francisco

Digital Business Models Should Have to Follow the Law, Too

A timeless maxim suggests that it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission. Nowhere is that more prominent than in the current crop of digital businesses, which tend to skirt laws they find inconvenient. Though these services and their innovative business models win acclaim from consumers and …

What Uber Price Surge Data Tells Us About Where We Live

Uber price surges are notorious for being an expensive inconvenience if all you’re trying to do is get home safely.<p>Earlier this week, Uber’s price surge algorithm kicked up prices to roughly four times its regular rate in downtown Sydney amid a hostage crisis, resulting in an international backlash …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

Lyft Gets Into the Commuting Business

<b>Clarification appended, Nov. 14, 7:40 p.m.</b><p>Ride-sharing company Lyft announced the launch of a commuting service Thursday, bringing some new …

RelayRides Challenges the Sharing Economy | OneLap

Sharing economy companies like RelayRides are a lot harder to build than they appear. They’re similar to peer-to-peer product marketplaces, but transactions are based on temporary usage rather than an exchange of physical ownership – which adds significant complexity. Scheduling, insurance, dispute …

Lyft Becomes An Employee Perk With Launch Of ‘Lyft For Work’

On-demand ride-sharing service Lyft is announcing a new program that will allow businesses to give Lyft credits to employees as a perk. The new Lyft for Work program, which launches today, is aimed at boosting adoption of the service while also providing a better commuting experience for company …

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fast

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Joe Floyd is a venture investor at Emergence Capital. Emergence focuses on enterprise cloud applications and has invested in market leaders including Yammer, Box, Veeva Systems and Salesforce.</i><p>Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitter like wildfire. Entrepreneurs are asking …

And Now For a Young Kanye West Rapping in 1998

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If Chicago rapper Cap 1 thought that distributing a video of himself rhyming with an unknown …

Christian Bale's First Interview as a Kid

It's Winter, So It's Time to Cook with Carrots—Here's How

Why you should stock up on carrots at the farmers' market, and 22 recipes for using them<p>Right now, your local farmers' market might be looking a little...thin. All you can find are carrots and potatoes. But that's not a bad thing! Carrots are an incredibly flexible staple, lending sweetness to …

Cooking

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

Twitter CEO Costolo Says Investing ‘Heavily’ in TV

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo said he sees television companies as valuable partners for its microblogging service and is …

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …