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Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the future?<p>There aren’t any garbage trucks in Songdo, South Korea. Instead, trash is sucked through pneumatic pipes to a central sorting facility–in seconds–where it’s either recycled or turned into energy. …

Urban Design

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>A handful of the flyest guys on the planet explain how they found their personal style.<p>By The Editors of GQ2 days agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? …

Lifestyle

8 Festive Fall Cocktails from San Francisco’s Best Bars

PSL is obviously our fall morning sipper, but after a long work day, we want a fun beverage of a boozier nature. Fall is the perfect time of year to experiment with cozy flavors, soothing temperatures (who isn’t comforted by a nice hot cider on a chilly October day?) and delicious seasonal …

8 Common Cocktails to Try

So it’s your first time to step into a bar and your friends are all seasoned bar-goers and social drinkers. Unsure what to order? What’s in the glass …

Sex and the City

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

7 Challenges Faced by a Startup While Raising Series A

Funding is a big concern for startups and small businesses. Seed round is mainly used by a startup to begin operations, hire a small team of 5-6 …

Startups

Venture Capital is Different Now than During the Last Boom - Small Business Trends

Like all markets, venture capital markets have boom and bust cycles.<p>These days, the industry is in the midst of a boom, with investment hitting …

Vietnam is about to change the game in Southeast Asia: 500 Startups

In a chat with 500 Startups' Venture Partners Eddie Thai & Binh Tran, e27 learns about the duo's prospects for Vietnam, the market, and more

How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

One of the most common questions I get is “How can I become a Venture Capitalist?” I suppose this is because to many people, being a VC is a coveted …

Venture Capital

Startup financing options - equity vs debt vs convertibles

Entrepreneurs are not always aware of the various financing structures that may be available to them when raising new capital to finance their growth. Even if they are, they are not always sure what fair terms look like when receiving term sheets from investors.<p>This article explores the plusses and …

Venture Capital

A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

They believed the longer they waited, they could raise more later without giving up too much control to investors.<p>For the next seven years, Apttus didn't need any venture funding — it generated enough cash while remaining largely profitable, all while doubling in size every year. Its software, …

Venture Capital

How to Learn Anything... Fast - Josh Kaufman

How to Read Your Textbooks More Efficiently - College Info Geek

How to read more. Reading speed and speed reading

This is part 2 of the series “How to read more and remember what you read” We left off discussing the three components of reading more: Time, …

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …

21 Books You Should Finally Finish Reading This Summer

It's the middle of July guys. That means not only is summer really, actually happening, it is HALFWAY DONE. We asked our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr to take serious stock of what they are doing with their lives (what books they are reading) and tell us which ones …

Books

The Secret to Writing Faster

I recently found myself jammed up against a deadline most novelists would have thought impossible to meet. My normal writing pace produced roughly one polished chapter per week. Now, in order to meet my deadline, I had to write a polished chapter <i>every day.</i> I had to learn how to write faster -- …

Creative Writing

The Secret of Writing Faster and Better Content for Your Business Blog

Writing on your business blog is essential to become an authority in your niche. However finding the time to create quality content for your business blog can be a huge challenge.<p>I bet most of you have heard the advice that carefully prioritizing your time will solve all your problems. In my …

The Basic Characteristics of Effective Writing

Experiences in school leave some people with the impression that good writing simply means writing that contains no bad mistakes—that is, no errors …

How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies

<i>“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,”</i> H. P. Lovecraft famously advised aspiring writers. Indeed, reading is an essential skill on par with writing, and though non-reading may be an intellectual choice on par with reading, reading itself — just like writing — …

Can an iPhone app force you to read faster?

Velocity is the fastest way to get through your epic Pocket queue<p>"People can only read as fast as they can speak," say the makers behind Velocity, a new $2.99 speed-reading app for iOS 7. "Through silencing your inner voice," they say, you can effectively read much faster, and perhaps even raise …

Five apps to help you read faster and remember more

Ever feel like you are trudging through an article, reading so slow that it makes your head hurt? If you want to improve your reading skills by reading faster and retaining more, then you should check one of these five outstanding apps that'll train you to consumer those words at a faster rate (all …

Read Faster With This Speed Reading Video Course | Cult of Mac Deals

With over 21 lectures and 2+ hours of content, this video tutorial will teach you how to read faster and smarter. Achieve your peak reading performance and increase your productivity while running through the pages of any type of text.<p>Get an assessment of your reading speed & comprehension …

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Could Your Future Smartphone Help You Read Faster?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If everything in tech is becoming faster, perhaps our reading abilities should follow suit.<p>The average reader spends just 20 percent of the time processing content -- the remaining 80 percent is spent moving one’s eyes from word to word. …

Review: Outread helps you get through your reading list even faster using a unique text highlighting system

Outread is a new speed reader app for the iPhone that helps you read faster by highlighting short sections of text. Focusing on the highlighted section helps you efficiently and quickly move through the text. This differs from most speed reader apps in that they use a technique called Rapid Serial …

Can Cutting Letters In Half Help You Read Faster Online?

Designer Masato Nakada’s experimental website, Type Snap, allows users to create words and sentences using only half of letters. The result is surprisingly legible.<p>Visit the website Type Snap and you’ll find the all of the letters in the alphabet laid out side-by-side, with each letter split …

Apps That Train You to Read Faster, One Word at a Time

There's a lot of buzz over speed-reading apps, but do they actually work?<p>Imagine being able to read a section of the morning paper or blowing through a chapter of a book while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store — all on your smartphone. Seems impossible, right? With the help of …

These 6 Strategies Will Help You Read Faster And Retain More Information

Although I'm technically a blogger, writer and internet marketer, I actually see my occupation as synthesizing and sharing information in unique and efficient ways.<p>A big part of that is therefore reading a lot of cool stuff and then being able to share that cool stuff easily.<p>Most people don't …

Speed Reading Tips And Tricks With A Scientific Base

The ability to speed read is something that many people aspire to, yet only a few truly master . Reading will remain a necessity regardless of the …

5 More Time Management Mistakes You May Be Making

It’s easy to spend time mindlessly, but making smarter choices can lead to a better life.<p>We’d all like to use our time better, which is why I enjoyed reading Lisa Evans’s recent post on The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making. She pointed out several woes that I know I am guilty of, from …