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How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map

Tony Xu Contributor<p>Tony Xu is the CEO and a co-founder of DoorDash.<p>I come from a small-business family. My mom has owned three small businesses; most recently, a medical clinic in the South Bay. But it was in her first business, a Chinese restaurant outside Chicago, where I saw firsthand the …

Small Business

The Real Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dough Recipe

"I have it on good authority that this is the real deep dish pizza dough that's used in Chicago. The real thing is nothing like bread, or even pizza, …

Knockout Modern House Uses Ramp, Not Stairs, to Connect Floors

This modern house in São Paulo, Brazil, a design by the local architecture firm Studio MK27—led by architect <b>Marcio Kogan</b>—clocks in at an eye-popping <b>14,531 square feet</b> (about 1,350 square meters), but, despite its size, Studio MK27 gave its clients a sensitively scaled, seamlessly connected home. …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX reel shows how new worlds are made, and destroyed (VIDEO)

Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced, studio lobbying can shift to warp speed. Fittingly, Disney has released a 10-minute VFX …

Max Verstappen Drives an F1 Car on a Ski Slope in Insane Publicity Stunt

A one-man snowstorm of fury.<p>If there’s one thing Formula 1 cars were not designed for, it’s functioning in subzero temperatures on top of a mountain, …

Watch This Boat Bow Gracefully to Sail Under a Low Bridge

Sailing a boat in open waters successfully takes practice and skill. Throw in complications like bridges with low clearances and things can get even …

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

Gaming Industry

Is This Unknown Middle Eastern Highway the World's Best Driving Road?

The recently-opened Jebel Jais road could be the UAE's best mountain-kept secret.<p>Car enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new and exciting driving roads. Fortunately, one of the greatest roads out there is basically undiscovered and free of traffic and tourists. It's also almost completely …

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Success

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Your iPad's Apple SIM can give you data while you travel

The Apple SIM in your cellular-equipped iPad is about to become useful for much more than choosing a carrier when you're getting started. Otono Networks has launched AlwaysOnline Wireless, a service that gives you data (up to LTE) while traveling in 45 countries. What you pay depends on both where …

McKeel Hagerty on Auction Fixing, Porsches, and Building Your Dream Collection

When the sun is beating down on you at the Quail lodge and you’re working on your fourth mimosa just to stay hydrated, there are few things as …

How to Effectively Use Transparent Backgrounds in Graphic Design

<i>In graphic design, backgrounds are kind of like wall paint or wallpaper…</i> <br>Get it right, and you have a nice backdrop that blends into and sets off an …

Graphic Design

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Master JavaScript coding with 97% of this 'essentials' bundle

The turning gears behind the internet are driven in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every Web browser. You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new spectrum of career opportunity with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, on sale now for 97% off from TNW Deals!<p>Over 15 …

Video: Windsurf Speed Sailing

I feel the need... The need for speed.<p>Okay, he might not have channeled his inner Maverick and said it, but Antoine Albeau definitely had that …

5 Helpful Tips for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley is overflowing with misconceptions. And while, by nature, every misconception is misleading, few are more deceptive than this one: Introverted people cannot be successful entrepreneurs.<p>Even if people don't say this out loud, they quietly believe it. The reason that this myth is so …

Personality

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20 Graphic Designers to Watch On YouTube

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world and the largest online video delivery platform in the world. Many creatives use YouTube as a …

Graphic Design

6 Money-Saving Home Bike Fixes

These home bike repairs are easier than you think—and will prolong the life of your bike<p><b>Set up Shop</b><p>Before you can fix your bike, you need a few tools. Januszewski recommends a set of hex wrenches ranging from 1.5 mm to 10 mm and a preset torque wrench, so you don't overtighten bolts and crack your …

Video Tutorials

Big Bear A-Frame Stuck in the '70s Awaits Your Restoration

43386 Ridge Crest Drive, Big Bear, CA<p>The A-frame might be America's most iconic ski house, but in 2015 you're more likely to find one being <b>torn down</b> than meticulously restored. But no other architecture style so fully encompasses the optimism and funkiness of the 1960s and early 1970s. Take this …

A Surprisingly Luxe Cycling Trip Through the Rust Belt

You’ll encounter unexpected creature comforts as you pedal along abandoned railways in Pennsylvania and Maryland’s coal and steel country<p>By<p>Beth Kracklauer<p>Beth Kracklauer<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bethkracklauer<p><b>I’M A SUCKER</b> for a post-industrial landscape. Unspoiled nature moves me as much as …

Watch Julien Absalon race a full lap of the 2016 Rio Olympic mountain biking course - MBR

The two time champion's perspective<p>There are less than 300 days to go until the next summer Olympics in Rio and excitement is starting to build. The …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

MacTrast Deals: Ultimate iPhone 6/6s Lens Kit: A 6-Piece Set for Photographers On The Go

- Oct 9, 2015<p>The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not carry a great set of lenses too? The Ultimate iPhone 6/6s Lens Kit supplies …

'Top Gear' Team's New Show Is Pitting The Hypercar Holy Trinity Against Each Other

Hold on to your eyeballs. This is gonna get wild. Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond — former hosts of the BBC’s long-running car show</i> …

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

How We'd Spec It: The Raddest, Stick-Shifted 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Sensing a threat in the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins, Toyota sent its long-running, still-popular Tacoma in for a rather extensive update. The result? The 2016 Tacoma, which has all-new sheetmetal, a new interior, a new V-6 engine, and, well, a lot of “new.” In spite of all this …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …