Petra Borina

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Where You Start Doesn't Determine Your Success, But These Three Things Can

<i>By: Ann Senne</i><p>I often joke that when it comes to running a business line at a big wealth management firm, I am the least likely candidate for the job.<p>For much of my life, the concept of “wealth” was truly foreign to me. Growing up in a blue-collar family, my parents worked multiple jobs to ensure we …

Self-improvement

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

These tiny 'guardians' are helping protect the world's forests

Like other protected forests around the world, Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru is under constant threat from illegal logging. But with limited resources and just a handful of rangers to help protect the 1,000-square-mile reserve, authorities there have found it hard to catch loggers …

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p>2 min read<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more</i> …

7 Myths About Passive Income You Can't Afford to Believe

All entrepreneurs seek passive income. What only a few know, however, is how to separate fact from fiction.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wouldn't it be great to earn money while you're relaxing on the beach?<p>Few concepts are more appealing than passive …

Small Business

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

Schweppes creates touch sensitive dress to highlight female harassment in nightclubs

Schweppes is taking a swing at the harrasment of women on nights out by creating a dress that shows how commonly women's evenings are disrupted.<p>A …

São Paulo

Infographic: Common Logo Design Brief Descriptors & How They Might Differ

Image by Peper Pascual and featured with permission<br>What might clients mean when they tell you to keep a design “young but not too playful,” or …

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

IKEA is replacing all of their lighting with LED bulbs by September

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Plastic-eating enzyme sparks hope in fight against pollution

Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could help in the future fight against pollution.<p>The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic …

UK to ban sale of plastic straws and drinks stirrers that blight the country’s seas and rivers, ministers say

The UK is set to ban the sale of plastic straws and drinks stirrers that blight the country’s seas and rivers, ministers have announced.<p>In the latest …

Pollution

Tammie Jo Shults, who calmly landed Southwest Flight 1380, broke barriers as a fighter pilot

The pilot's voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.<p>"Southwest 1380, we're single engine," Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. "We have part of the aircraft missing so we're going to need to slow down a bit." She asked for …

6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s …

Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables

When you look at the number of datacenters the hyperscale companies are developing worldwide, it can be a little frightening from an energy usage standpoint, but Google announced today that it acquired enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its power consumption in 2017. That’s good news, …

How women can wield power to get what they want at work and in their personal lives, according to a former dominatrix

Being a dominatrix is a job that involves a surprising power paradox: you're the employee, yet you're also the one who's calling the shots over a submissive client. It's you holding up the whips and the chains, even though they're the one who's paying the bill.<p>It turns out that being a dominatrix …

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil into shiny 'metal' balls — and it's undeniably satisfying to watch

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil rolls into shiny "metal" balls, and it's mesmerizing to watch.<p>According to Bored Panda, the DIY trend took off after Twitter user puchuco709 shared a photo of the project on March 1. The user, who makes silver accessories and Karakuri dolls, tweeted a …

New York To Invest $1.5 Billion In Renewable Energy Projects

New York will be investing nearly $1.5 billion into a variety of renewable energy projects over the next five years. State governor Andrew Cuomo made …

Hemp will save us from fire, cockroaches, heat, and microplastics

Hemp has been illegal for decades, but it’s a huge improvement over many common materials.<p>I got my first introduction to hemp a few years ago when I …

The cryptocurrency market has been a bloodbath in March, but recovery may not be far off

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Woman Forms Incredible Bond With Bee Who Needed A Friend

"She seemed so happy to see me ... she thrived on company, even from another species."<p>Last year, Fiona Presly formed an unlikely friendship she won't …

University of London

This Startup Is Using Blockchain to Fight Art Forgers

Contemporary artist Philip Colbert, whose colorful, high-spirited art is finding buyers around the world, had been toying with the idea of creating …

How an Indian Guru Aims to Clean the World's Most Polluted Rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.<p>Half a year ago, one man set off on a 5,778-mile journey to sound the alarm about India's ailing rivers.<p>The country's waterways have drawn media attention for some time. …

Colorado River

Researcher shows how vulnerable Ledger Nano S wallets are to hacking

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger can’t seem to catch a break.<p>Weeks after the company confirmed a flaw in its wallets which makes them susceptible to man-in-the-middle-attacks, independent security researcher Saleem Rashid has demonstrated a new attack vector hackers can employ to …

Information Security