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The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medicine

Opinion: If you want to get rich, invest in Treasury bills, not FAANG stocks or bitcoin

Demand curves are usually downward-sloping. That’s because people will buy more of a product when it is cheaper and less of it when it is more …

CYCLOPS

Named after the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology, the Cyclops lens is a signature feature of the Rolex Datejust. It magnifies the watch’s emblematic date display two and a half times for easy reading.<p>Behind the Cyclops, as with every feature of a Rolex timepiece, lies a history of invention, …

25 products everyone will have in their home in 2018

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Treat your body to a better mattress. Leesa<p>For many of us, our home is our sanctuary. It's the place where we spend the majority of our …

Keep Track Of Your Cryptocurrency With These Five Apps

Bitcoin has made billionaires and broken records, even as Wall Street’s past scam artists have sounded the alarm. Like we’ve told you, don’t invest your retirement fund in Bitcoin. But if you enjoy playing the markets, here are five apps to help you feel like a big shot.<p>Quick disclaimer: The world …

How Instagram’s new features will impact organic reach

Last week, Instagram added two features that will alter the content in users’ feeds: The ability to follow hashtags will surface hashtag-focused …

15 things a 30-year-old Londoner learned when he moved to San Francisco and started working in Silicon Valley

Already a vibrant city famed for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, hilly streets, painted ladies, and quirky dive bars, the enigma of the nearby Silicon Valley has lured countless tech-savvy and ambitious millennials.<p>It's all conveniently located close to the California wine country and some stunning …

The 25 Best New Apps Of 2017

From all-new upstarts to dramatically improved old favorites, these apps for phones, tablets, PCs, and the web offer something for everyone.<p>For all the talk of peak app, 2017 was a surprisingly inventive year for makers of apps and software, from the industry’s giants to intrepid startups. Many of …

How Saudi tried to bully Jordan and failed

Sabih al-Masri's detention in Riyadh was meant to send a clear political message to Jordan.<p>At a first glance, Saudi Arabia's brief detention of billionaire Jordanian businessman Sabih al-Masri last Tuesday appears to be one of the most bizarre recent developments in the Arab world relating to …

We Had Employees All Over the Country And It Didn’t Work

You’ve launched a new venture. You’re confident in the business model. You’ve even convinced several investors to fund your vision. A year later, you …

Salesforce takes on ServiceMax, Microsoft and Oracle with new field service product

Salesforce has its fingers in many pies when it comes to tracking customers, customer service and marketing, but until now it left field service to third parties like ServiceMax. That changed today when the cloud giant announced a new field service product they have dubbed Field Service …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Adobe’s New App, Adobe Post, Lets Anyone Create Professional Graphics

Adobe unveiled a new social graphics app today called Adobe Post, which now joins an expanding suite of applications aimed at encouraging mobile creativity, including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, and several others. However, unlike many apps in Adobe’s lineup, Post is not only targeted at …

Amera Is A Wireless Security Device Designed To Detect Motion And More

Assuming the human eye could see them, what would the wireless signals that we are surrounded by in our homes, businesses and cities look like? Nothing like the streams of ASCII characters depicted in <i>The Matrix</i>, sadly. The reality is more like a sponge, says Cognitive Systems co-founder Taj …

Internet of Things

Muslim students report bullying at twice the rate of non-Muslim peers, survey shows

Muslim students in California schools report being bullied and discriminated against at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a study released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.<p>The report is based on a 2014 statewide survey of more than 600 Muslim American …

Education

Emirates' Brilliant Response To Delta's Dubai Claims

Not surprisingly, Delta took a jab at the Gulf carriers in their press release, claiming that they were “forced” to cancel the route due to …

Why a Content Hub is Your All-Powerful Media Magnet

Content marketers beware:• The battle you fight for attention is hard and getting harder.<br>• Customers don’t know what content they’re looking for (or even …

Marketing

Odd partnership: Ties warm between India and North Korea

But ties are warming between New Delhi and Pyongyang, with mineral-hungry India looking to boost trade while North Korea, facing sometimes-rocky relations with China, searches for new friends.<p>"We feel that there should not be the usual old hurdles and suspicion," Kiren Rijiju, a top official in …

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

<i>(Even in economy class, Etihad Airlines offers little touches like neck pillows and three meal choices. Photo: George Hobica)</i><p>Those fancy Middle Eastern airlines -- Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and, to a lesser extent, Turkish -- have been in the news a lot lately, mostly thanks to the major U.S. and …

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Read it.<p>The value of the homepage is decreasing. “Only a third of our readers ever visit it. And those who do visit are spending less time: page views and …

Why a Facebook cofounder’s magazine is crumbling, in two charts

When Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes bought <i>The New Republic</i>, there was hope that a tech-savvy entrepreneur could save a 100-year-old liberal standby from the slow death afflicting much of print media.<p>But today, most of the senior editors and contributing authors resigned en masse, protesting …

Tech Startups Weigh The Merits Of Austin Vs. Silicon Valley

Last year, entrepreneur Paul Murphy decided he needed to move his startup, Clarify, from England to America. He was developing a clever program interface that can search videos or audio recordings for specific words. But finding funding for these kinds of applications is difficult in Europe. In …

Silicon Valley

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many …

50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog

You want images on your website and social media because you <i>need</i> to stand out and entice people to your website.<p>You want to know how to make great …

Discord or Dynamism? Getting the Arab World's Youth Employment Question Right

"I was frustrated to see that even with my Master's degree, it wasn't possible for me to find a decent job, and that made me hate the county I am living in," Kefi Ghazi explained. Despite graduating from the top of his class, he had spent three years looking for a job in his hometown of Tunis, …

Economic Development

Hollo

The young Treviso, Italy-based company Homecode puts a twist on traditional design with its latest project, Hollo. The basic solid cabinets feature removable modular front doors that come in a wide variety of designs. Simply pop them off their hinges with a handful of screws, and use the piece of …

Design

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

The artistic use of fullscreen website backgrounds has become a large part of the web design lexicon. Many different layouts from landing pages to …

Web Design

Designing for Large Screen Smartphones

As smartphones continue to get larger but our hands don’t, what kinds of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain comfortable, quick, …