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10 Promising tech startups that made a mark in 2016

Share109<p>Tweet<p>Share132<p>+11<p>Shares 242<p>A startup by definition is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business …

Startups

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Meet the Robot Microsoft Used to Film the Beautiful Surface Studio Launch Ad

The release of Microsoft’s Surface Studio desktop made a big splash with the photo community, not least of all because of the stunning launch video …

Cinematography

June 2015

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta died today at the age of 82. The legendary designer passed away after a nearly decade-long battle with cancer at his house in Kent, Connecticut, his wife, Annette de la Renta, confirmed.<p>Known for his romantic, feminine aesthetic, de la Renta dressed "the ladies who lunch" for more …

e.l.f. Cosmetics Is The Makeup Store That's Better Than The Drugstore

When it comes to buying beauty products on the fly and for really cheap, the drugstore is usually our go-to spot. However, there is another shop that has lured us away from the brightly-lit aisles of CVS and Walgreens. Enter, e.l.f. Cosmetics.<p>Entrepreneur Joey Shamah and beauty expert Scott-Vincent …

13 Enviable Closets From Pinterest

While you may not have the real estate yet, there's no harm in taking wardrobe organization inspiration from these 14 enviable walk-insall spotted on Pinterest.<p>A perfectly-organized, designer-filled walk-in closet: the universal object of desire for every fashionable woman. While you may not have …

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

André 3000 Talks New Album, Coachella, Battling Depression

In April, OutKast launched its 20th anniversary tour at Coachella. Since then, André 3000 and Big Boi have traveled the world, performing at over 40 …

Amazing Makeup Brushes

A fresh take on the classic beauty brush.<p>Finally, some reinvented tools. Artis's Elite Collection brushes, with angled handles and high-tech fibers, blend cosmetics beautifully. From left: Oval 8 ($52), for bronzer or powder; Oval 6 ($42), perfect for foundation or blush; and Circle 1R ($24), the …

How to Do Barbados Crop Over Like a Local

Barbados is probably best known for its first-rate beaches, but the tiny isle also holds its own when it comes to the ultimate Caribbean party.<p>At Crop Over, the island's summer festival, Barbadian culture comes alive for eight weeks in an earnest exhibition of color, calypso, cuisine and costumes. …

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest. Set your sights on these 10 across the globe, including two overlooking the Alps and one set right in the Indian Ocean.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Cool Pools …

Indian Ocean

Beyonce Dropped $7 MILLION On A Houston Housing Complex For The Homeless! Long Live The Queen Bey!

<b>Beyonce</b> is the greatest thing on the face of the earth, in case you didn't know.<p>Sure, she's had some good times and bad times recently, but she …

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23 Ice Pops That Will Get You Drunk

Skip the cocktails and go straight to dessert.

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Self-improvement

26 Badass Short Haircuts To Inspire Your Summer Look

With summer coming up, we're thinking about the ways in which we want to wear our hair. It seems that the sky is the limit in terms of hairstyles, as warm weather brings out the bright dye jobs and tousled textures that we often miss during the winter.<p>If you're looking to get a haircut, short or …

Call Her Miss Ross, Fashion Superstar

Chain Reaction<p>She outdid herself in a glittering jumpsuit last night, but from her early days as the big-haired, disco-loving lead of The Supremes, …

Alexia Sinclair’s Breathtaking Photo Shoot in a 350-Year-Old Frozen Castle

Photographer Alexia Sinclair recently completed one of the most beautiful and challenging photo shoots we’ve ever run across. The resulting …

Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange's daredevil photography

British adventure photographer Lucinda Grange has travelled the world, scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top. Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

GROOVE HAIR SALON at RAW:Dallas Encompass 10/24/2013

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

• This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man’s $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall.

5 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do

Whether you are on the court or in the board room. <i>Mental strength</i> is demanded on a day to day basis for those in high profile positions. Athlete’s, …

10 Actions You Can Take That Will Dramatically Change Your Life

Someone once said “experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” However, it can be difficult to figure out …

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The 4 Richest Hip Hop Moguls

While many <i>hip-hop artists</i> are quick to jump on the mic and talk about all the money they’ve made, none have been able to attain the success (<i>and</i> …

Sport picture of the day: a high-jumping rhapsody in blue

First published on Thu 15 Aug 2013 09.17 EDT