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You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

23 Open Concept Apartment Interiors For Inspiration

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Kaeel Group<p>The open design here allows the color scheme from the kitchen – grey concrete with pops of red – to spill over into the …

The 17 Most Amazing User Interfaces Of The Year

See more of the year’s best design: <br>Essays <br>Branding <br>Apps <br>Houses <br>Books <br>Art <br>Photo Essays <br>Advice <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>The iPhone is fantastic, but there’s a future waiting for us beyond touchscreens. It’s a place where bits and bricks combine, where the ethereal digital world becomes corporeal, where we …

Making a maker: It’s all about the software

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pamela Pascual<p>I’ve been quite pleased with how much better I’ve gotten at using design software 123D Design since my …

A Quick Exercise To Generate 9 New Growth Ideas

Common sense usually leads to average outcomes. Here’s how to get to uncommonly good thoughts.<p>It’s 1:54 a.m. I should be asleep. But two distractions are keeping me going. First, my house is dead silent, a state it rarely achieves with three young kids. Second, I returned home from a strategy …

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Weekly Roundup: Smartphone buyer's guide, Hyperloop, Windows 8.1 release date, and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Why You Should Scrap That Ladder-Climbing Plan And Go Backpacking Around The World, Instead

All the latest trends in career development suggest young people–and, really, all of us–need to get on the ball early, or end up flipping burgers. The Bold Academy’s Amber Rae doesn’t buy it. Consider this the commencement address everyone needs to hear.<p>Attention all twentysomethings:<p>Backpacking …

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VC Fund to Offer $25 Million to Leap Motion App Developers

One of the venture capital firms behind Leap Motion, a company that has developed a 3-D gesture-control technology, is offering entrepreneurs $25 million to create apps and other technology for the platform.<p>The new program, called the "Leap Fund," is backed by Highland Capital Partners, the VC firm …

8 Great Reasons to Keep Working After You Have Kids

Work and family life don’t need to conflict; they need to coexist. It is time to stop glamorizing the alternative and talk about the big bonuses of keeping up your career after you have a child. Here are 8 great reasons to stay in the workforce after having a baby:<p><b>1. You will Enjoy a Happier</b> …

Scaling your business without outside funding -- It can be done

In 2012, venture capitalists invested $26.5 billion in 3,698 deals according to the National Venture Capital Association. Many entrepreneurs I’ve met …

How (And When) To Take A Risk: Graduation Wisdom From Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

Netflix’s co-founder and former CEO Marc Randolph enjoys mentoring new waves of entrepreneurs. In the process, he’s come to the conclusion that colleges don’t produce nearly as many good entrepreneurs as they could.<p>“If you look back at what the students were taught, the reason why is obvious,” …

7 Shared Traits That Unite Women In Power

With more and more women looking to lean in, now is the time to examine the qualities that help female leaders get to the top.<p>If we take a look at some of the most prominent female leaders, we can see that many of them share similar traits that have helped get them to the top of their …

Difference Engine: Fuel for the future?

AMERICA’S unexpected, and most welcome, bonanza of natural gas from its vast shale deposits seems to be doing as much to reduce pollution as many of …

Turn that light off!

FOR some people there are two important numbers when it comes to buying a car: the price and the miles it does per gallon (for others, looks, style, …

From Fuseproject, A Keyless Door Lock You Control With Your Smartphone

August is the latest in keyless entry–and party invitations.<p>Consider all the touch points in a morning routine: alarm clock, toothbrush, coffee pot, thermostat, weather report, newspaper. They’re all tactile parts of the home that can now come rigged with WiFi or sensors, and operated via a …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says He Got Into The Electric Car Business Because No One Else Would

Tesla founder Elon Musk said that he got into the electric car business after it became clear that no one else was going to build an electric car. In a keynote discussion at the D11 Conference, Musk admitted that getting into the electric car business is probably “one of the stupidest things you …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Professional 3D printing on your desk: hands on with the Form 1

The Form 1 turned heads from the moment its hugely successful Kickstarter was announced in September 2012. It's gorgeous, sure, but most impressive …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

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Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

6 things every CIO should know (or at least think about)

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>CIOs have a tough gig. They’re besieged by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) boom; have to keep up with the latest cloud …

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20 gadgets for the ultimate connected home

Smart but simple<p>The dream of having the ultimate connected home can sometimes turn into a nightmare. A complicated set-up process, iffy apps and a …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap? Quantum mechanics research could hold the key to a new generation of super-fast computers http://gu.com/p/3fqeh Photograph: Rex Features

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With Lucky Sort creators on board, Twitter is officially a data company

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Lucky Sort<p>We all kind of knew that Twitter’s path to making money was paved with data, and the announcement on Monday …