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Why Zuck is funding the evolution beyond cookie-cutter education

The best teachers see how each student requires a unique inspiration and learning style. Yet with classroom sizes ballooning and teachers underpaid, there’s no way for students to get the dedicated attention they need. Luckily, technology could offer the adaptive education guidance pupils need to …

This Profitable New Restaurant Feeds Thousands of Hungry People Monthly

Anyone inside the restaurant industry would consider the objectives of Even Stevens ludicrous.<p>According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 48.1 million Americans have insecure access to food, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children (approximately 1 out of …

One Stylish Local Shares How to Shop, Eat, and Even Visit the Louvre Like a Parisian

In April of 1953, the travel magazine <i>Holiday</i> published a cover story titled, simply, “Paris”—a love letter and guide to the City of Light. And more than 60 years later, the story seems just as romantic as the day it was published. As the magazine’s current creative director, Franck Durand, …

21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

These recipes all have one thing in common: Awesome, versatile mariandes.<p>These recipes are perfect as-is—but we'll be honest: Most of the time, we just use them for the versatile, crazy-flavorful marinades.

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How Venmo Plans to Make Money

Lose your luggage on a flight from San Francisco to New York City? No problem. You’ll be reimbursed, says insurance giant Berkshire Hathaway Travel …

Genius Pork Shoulder Ragu (a.k.a. The Instant Dinner Party)

For me, and maybe for you, entertaining feels like a hurdle to be buckled down against—and I'm the Creative Director of a food and lifestyle company. Something is wrong here.<p>Maybe it's the swirl of unattainable scenes on Instagram and Pinterest, or the Genius Recipes moniker to live up to, or my …

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DoorDash Raises $17.3 Million From Sequoia To Expand Its On-Demand Delivery Service

DoorDash is one of many on-demand food-delivery startups to crop up over the past few years, but the company has big ambitions to move beyond food. Thanks to new investor Sequoia Capital, it has a sizable war chest to go after the competition.<p>The company just raised a $17.3 million Series A round …

The new Toyota Prius isn’t just a good hybrid, it’s a good car

Unless you’re an automotive battery technician, a Toyota shareholder, or an environmentalist who still needs to drive to work and can’t justify a Tesla, it’s always been hard to get really excited about the Prius.<p>Like many Toyotas, the Prius is a perfectly adequate — if a bit boring — way to get …

Facebook’s Engineering Executive on the Evolution of the Oculus Rift

By<p>Amir Mizroch<p>Facebook is planning to release its Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset early next year, but its work on design and engineering challenges isn’t done.<p>At an event in London this week highlighting Facebook technology, Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure engineering, talked to …

Virtual Reality

What Did Exxon Mobil Know And When Did It Know It?

A new government investigation wants to find out if Exxon Mobil hasn’t told its shareholders how badly climate change is going to disrupt its business.<p>Legally, investors have the right to know what risks a public company faces that may affect its bottom line. Companies disclose those risks in their …

New York State

Not-so-happy returns

COMPANIES devote a lot of thought to sending people abroad. They offer foreign postings to their most promising employees. They sweeten the deal with …

Sugar isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the result of the obesity …

Diabetes

Why Is Silicon Valley Pouring Millions of Dollars Into Old Clothes?

James Reinhart spent months trying to get somebody, anybody, to invest in his idea: an online clothing exchange for women and kids.<p>He would rent a …

How the US government helped McDonald’s climb out of its sales rut

Last week, while basking in the glow of (finally!) having a positive sales quarter, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook noted that the growth was driven, at least in part, by a simple recipe change: putting butter, instead of margarine, back in Egg McMuffins.<p>“Customers appreciated the change and we …

For the future of solar, we’ve got the tech—it’s the economics, stupid

California's push for renewables may provide a preview of our changing grid.<p>Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that …

The rating game

Soon, you’ll be able to go to the Olive Garden and order your fettuccine alfredo from a tablet mounted to the table. After paying, you’ll rate the server.<p>Then you can use that tablet to hail an Uber driver, whom you’ll also rate, from one to five stars. You can take it to your Airbnb, which you’ll …

Europe finally abolishes mobile phone roaming charges

MEPs push through legislation to cut fees for use of mobiles while travelling in EU, with holidaymakers able to call, text and surf at UK rates from mid-2017<p>Members of the European parliament have voted through new rules that will scrap mobile roaming charges and stop holidaymakers returning home …

Mobile

The business of clothing James Bond

The clandestine nature of Ian Fleming’s fantastical MI6 is nothing compared to the secrecy surrounding the business of James Bond the brand. Daniel …

PayPal has loaned $1B to small businesses, half of it since May

PayPal has ramped up its loan business to the tune of $500 million in small business loans in the past five months.<p>Specifically, the “Working Capital” program has awarded loans to some 60,000 unique merchants in amounts up to $85,000.<p>In May, the company said it had loaned a total of $500 million in …

Europe’s Other Crisis: A Digital Recession

You may have heard that Europe is in a state of crisis. This has nothing to do with an influx of refugees, or Greek debt, or even the future of the European Union. The crisis we speak of has even more severe consequences for Europe’s global competitiveness. In our research on the state and pace of …

Chase Announces Chase Pay, Its Own Digital Wallet

Does the world need another online wallet? Chase thinks so.<p>Add Chase to the list of banks creating their own digital wallets to challenge those from Apple, Samsung and Google. The consumer banking arm of J.P. Morgan Chase is launching Chase Pay, a digital wallet that can be used to pay by phone in …

Barcelona is about to launch a cash-less currency

The idea is for local stores and residents to be able to exchange euros for the new currency at a one-to-one parity, and use it to purchase products and services at a discount or with other kinds of incentives. But it doesn't end there: the new parallel currency may also be used to pay certain …

Youngster Uses Technology to Fight Teen Pregnancy in Honduran Village

Cinthia Padilla, the 16-year-old who has revolutionised the village of Plan Grande on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, where she teaches local …

Is Silicon Valley bad for your health?

early five years ago, the global health organization AmeriCares started a mobile clinic in the chaotic slums of Mumbai, where sanitary facilities and …

The Dangerous Opacity of Modern Banking

The inscrutability of financial markets is deliberate, argues a British economist in an important new book.<p>Even after the reckoning of the 2008 financial crisis, the assets being repackaged and resold by the giant institutions that dominate global finance are still terribly risky. That’s the …

Financial Services

These 15 startups are out to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world

A cluster of startups are looking to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world: insurance.<p>Insurance has been around for thousands of years.<p>The earliest instance of insurance law is believed to date to King Hammurabi, about 1700 BC.<p>Business Insider spoke with venture capitalists, CEOs, and …

Articles about academy rewards on Dwell.com - Dwell

The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this...<p>On February 5, the National Academy in New York, one of the country's oldest arts organizations, honored architectural firm...<p>Tucked away in Los Feliz, the steel-and-glass …

Eric Schmidt explains how Alphabet will emulate Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett

When Google announced it was dramatically changing its structure to form a conglomerate called Alphabet, many thought immediately of Warren Buffett’s long-lived and hugely profitable Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Berkshire Hathaway has a similar holding company structure to the one Alphabet is taking, and the …