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Bill and Melinda Gates want to fix banking

Bill and Melinda Gates have taken on some of the world’s messiest problems, funding projects to improve the design of toilets and condoms and even create urine-powered fuel cells. Now, in their annual letter published today, they’re outlining ambitions to tackle another messy sector: banking.<p>The …

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like one of those Japanese gardens where the gravel has been diligently raked into perfect swirls. The first result is his personal website, then Wikipedia, Twitter and LinkedIn, followed by a couple of prestigious …

Google Search

2015 Gates Annual Letter

We see an opportunity and we want to make the most of it.<p>We're putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet — and asking others to join …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

7 Things Really Successful People Do Quietly

We all want to believe we have the potential to be super successful. When it comes down to it, the prime thing that separates successful people from …

2030, This Is the End.

Will it really be "The End" like The Doors were telling us back in the seventies or will it not?<p>Today we have enough data about our ecosystems to make sound decisions that could potentially shift the needle slightly towards the better end. In a world where most of us do not have time to read …

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The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of all small businesses fail within the first five years. About 30 percent survive only two years.<p>If you want to be on the positive side of those numbers, there’s a lot of hard work …

A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags

The Help Desk uses a stencil to put essential school supplies in the hands of poor school children in India.<p>Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks. The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to …

Furniture

Someone's Come Up With an Ashtray That Rewards Smokers for Not Littering

Upcycling case history: from firehose to luxury goods

<b>Kresse Wesling</b>: I’d always been really interested in the environment, so back in 2004 I went along to do an ISO 14001 course. Which was great in many ways – you learn how to audit absolutely everything – but was also really really tedious. There were a couple of guys from the London Fire Brigade …

5 Ways To Improvise Your Way To Success

There isn’t a single path to take toward success. Here’s how to make it up as you go.<p>Most of us would welcome a blueprint for success: a list of accomplishments to check off that would result in dream jobs and promotions.<p>But doing all the “right things” doesn’t necessarily give you an edge when it …

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Intellectual Property

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge | Gian Giudice

Physics

A Space-Age Wheelchair, Without The Bumps And Stigma

A Japanese car designer tries his hand at creating the mobility device of the future.<p>Satoshi Sugie first became interested in mobility vehicles after meeting a frustrated wheelchair user in Japan in 2010.<p>“He said he gave up going even two blocks away,” Sugie says. “One reason was he didn’t want to …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking | Inc.com

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable.<p>You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently than most people.<p>But those rare …

Leadership

The Single Biggest Reason Most Entrepreneurs Fail in 2014

It is caused by too much blue light, especially when you stare at your cell phone before sleeping, which leaves you awake after only a few hours of sleep. I thought it was useless to try sleeping any further, so I decided to get up and start working.<p>After checking my emails, I found myself on …

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

#DesignIntent: From the Think Chair to the Humble Egg Carton, Paving the Way for the Next Frontier for Product Design

<b>By Tom Carpenter, Executive Director of</b> <b>Waste Management’s Sustainability Services</b><b><br>@CarpenterWMSS</b><p>The desire to create circular economies or closed-loop …

Sustainability

Climate and Development Expert ClimateCare Receives a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

LONDON, Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ - ClimateCare is today celebrating being named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for …

Sustainability

Entrepreneurship 101 - MaRS

Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS' flagship program designed for founders who want a comprehensive and foundational course on building a startup.

Entrepreneurship

New Banner Bag Collection by BlueAvocado Reduces Waste and Creates Jobs for Refugee Women – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Apr. 03 /CSRwire/ - BlueAvocado has partnered with BuildASign.com and Open Arms to launch an eco-friendly, upcycled bag collection …

#DesignIntent: Decoding the Recycling & Recyclability Soup

<b>By Tom Carpenter,</b> <b>Executive Director of Waste Management's Sustainability Services @CarpenterWMSS</b><p>Thank you to everyone who participated in our …

Sustainability

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E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

This is the most famous equation in the history of equations. It has been printed on countless T-shirts and posters, starred in films and, even if you've never appreciated the beauty or utility of equations, you'll know this one. And you probably also know who came up with it – physicist and Nobel …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …