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Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Small Business

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Coachella on Twitter: "Share it like a polaroid picture! OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire + more #Coachella http://t.co/WXTQQXM36L"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>coachella</b><p>WTF THE LINEUP RT @<b>coachella</b>: Share it like a polaroid picture! OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire + more …

Leonardo DiCaprio Recalls the Time He Was Almost Eaten by a Shark

A wolf is no match for a shark.<p>But luckily, Leonardo DiCaprio survived a close encounter with a great white a few years back after getting caught in …

Ellen DeGeneres Show

10 truly bizarre Victorian deaths

<b>Life in Victorian times was arguably considerably more dangerous than now, if the newspaper reports of the time are anything to go by, writes Jeremy Clay.</b><p>A recent BBC News Magazine piece set out the dangers within the Victorian or Edwardian home. But there were plenty of ways to come a cropper …

Christmas Eve

Here Are 13 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013

It’s been an important year for apps, those chicklet-sized, colorful squares on your smartphone, not just because the companies behind them continued to command multi-billion dollar valuations, but because of their increasing impact on offline life. A few years ago, the apps we couldn’t live …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

How-To: Pizza Nachos

I like pizza, I like nachos, and they both come in triangle-shaped servings. If it was a snake it would’ve bit me, but not as hard as I’d like to bite down on these pizza nachos from Two Peas and Their Pod.<p>[via Neatorama]

Nachos

The bottom 90 percent have no voice in Washington

The middle class don’t write big checks so Congress is free to ignore them<p>Robert Reich<p>November 4, 2013 1:33pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>So how to explain this paradox?<p>As of November 1 more than 47 million Americans have lost some or all of their food stamp benefits. House …

Israel to build wall along Jordanian border

Israeli government has decided to build a security fence on the the border with Jordan, a report said, angering Palestinians ahead of talks with US Secretary of State.<p>The report published on Sunday by Israeli newspaper <i>Maariv</i> said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have the construction started …

A super typhoon is headed for Hong Kong: here’s what you need to know

An atmospheric monster has blossomed in the western Pacific Ocean, and it could have a devastating impact on Hong Kong this weekend.<p>On Thursday, Super Typhoon Usagi—now officially Earth’s strongest storm this year—rapidly grew from tropical storm strength to the equivalent of a category five …

Indian woman, 20, killed by her family for eloping with man from 'wrong caste'

A young Indian woman was beaten to death and her boyfriend beheaded in an "honour killing" by relatives after they eloped in defiance of local caste rules.<p>The couple was attacked and killed in front of neighbours in their home village after they were persuaded to return with promises that they …

US super-rich hit new wealth record five years after financial crisis

Five years after the financial crisis, America's super-rich have recovered all their losses to see their wealth reach an all-time high.<p>According to Forbes magazine the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion (£1.4tn), up from $1.7tn in 2012, a collective fortune slightly bigger …

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.<p>It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral …

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

<b>Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say.</b><p>The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect.<p>But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is …