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Finland plans to pay everyone in the country $876 a month

Imagine this: as you're worried about how to pay bills and make your rent, you get a check from the government for $876. Every month.<p>That's what …

Billionaire CEO and investor Marc Benioff says unicorn startups manipulated private markets and he's done investing in them

Its billionaire CEO Marc Benioff loves working with entrepreneurs and often serves as a mentor for a lot of them, too.<p>But Benioff isn't too thrilled with all the high valuations going on in the private markets, and says he's now done investing in "unicorn" startups, or companies that raise at a …

Venture Capital

How Coca-Cola Left A Bad Taste In Many Mouths

An ad in which pretty white people travel to a remote Mexican village to bring them a Coke (and a wooden Christmas tree) shows a peculiar myopia.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Welcome to Coca-Colonialism.<p>This is the process by …

The 15 Best Cities For Female Founders

It takes more than grit and gumption to get a business off the ground--turns out your location might be more than just luck. Here, a by-the-numbers look at the best U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs to get started—and thrive in business.

Women Entrepreneurs

Eight Innovative Industries China Does Better Than Anywhere Else

China has long been known as the factory to the world, and with good reason. In 2011, for example, it manufactured 90% of all the personal computers produced globally that year, as well as 80% of the air conditioners, 74% of the solar cells, and 70% of the mobile phones.<p>Like a factory, China has a …

Food Delivery App 'Just Eat' Made Over $10M This Year

British online food ordering service <b>Just Eat</b> announced that in the first half of this year, its profits have tripled. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, in the first six months of 2014 the company made £6 million (<b>$10.03 million USD</b>). They only made £2 million ($3.34 million USD) during the same …

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream at the Price Tag on This Sundae

The 16-scoop sundae fetches a <b>$100</b> price tag at a NYC restaurant, but you could also make it at home for less than $35.

Solar Powered Charging Tables Installed in NYC’s Bryant Park

CityCharge is an urban project in which solar powered charging stations were placed throughout New York City's Bryant Park. Gone are the days of having to buy an expensive coffee in order to use an outlet to charge your smartphone!<p>These free, innovative stations are a collaborative project between …

New York City

Articles about 8 decks spectacular views on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the …

Chappaquiddick Island

Bluetooth Speaker Is A Levitating Death Star Of Sound

The Om One is a Bluetooth speaker with an anti-gravitational twist. It hovers and spins in mid-air, spitting out tunes like some sleek Death Star of sound.<p>Weighing just three-quarters of a pound, this black sphere maintains its position in the air with the help of a magnetic base. But the Om One …

You Could Play Checkers On This Building’s Facade

A new project from Vietnam-based architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects turns a university administration building into an eco-friendly board game.<p>The seven-story building at FPT University in Hanoi features an alternating checkerboard-patterned facade, in which concrete blocks alternate with …

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal

<p>Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into …

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown | Colossal

<p>A few days ago, UK industrial designer and jeweler Mat Brown shared with the Reddit community his ingenious idea for a set of resin inlaid chestnut …

Facebook’s big problem is that it can’t measure ads in the places it’s growing fastest

Facebook just acquired an obscure company in India with this sole purpose in mind: Encouraging data-poor people—or in other words, most of its customers in emerging markets—to spend as much time on Facebook as possible by removing the infrastructural barriers to hanging out online. The company, …

The Most Stylish Ring + Watch Combo We’ve Seen

If you hate wearing a watch, and you feel rude pulling out your cell phone to check the time in meetings or at dinner with your friends, there’s finally a solution coming—a ring watch. If that phrase conjures up an image of something like this, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.<p>A new campaign …