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This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p>When it comes to entrepreneurship, few things are certain, but one thing you can always count on is that you’re going to hear the word no. This is a lesson that Shippo CEO and co-founder Laura Behrens Wu …

Entrepreneurship

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Ruslan Khasanov shared this amazing post that blend typography and motion design with the physics. The music is by Dmitry Evgrafov. The beauty of …

Typography

Baro Font Family from Indian Type Foundry

Baro, an all-caps font family from Indian Type Foundry with lots of layering options.Designed by Julie Soudanne in 2018, Baro is a type family …

Typography

This bold ship-inspired tiny house has a surprising minimalist interior

Designed by Brian and Joni Buzarde, the Land Ark RV is a tiny home on wheels that’s geared toward adventurers who prefer to travel in style. Not only …

Interior Design

Google Shows You What’s New In Its Material Design System In Less Than 4 Minutes

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Google recently announced updates to its ‘Material Design’ system at this year’s I/O developer …

Material Design

10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Tolerate

Successful people expect more from themselves and from those around them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people do things differently. If you study those who excel in business, you’ll find a whole litany of common characteristics. These traits help put them …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Turn Your Passions Into Profits Online

If you're the sort who can dismantle a toaster and put it together again, consider a future making instructional videos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My back porch fell down. And I don’t mean a little. It completely collapsed. It happened during one of our …

Selling

10 Quotes From The 2 Best Entrepreneurial Minds Alive

"Who, not how."Dan Sullivan<p>Having spent the past 10 years relentlessly studying psychology, self-improvement, and entrepreneurship, there are many people who have inspired and influenced my thinking.<p>However, over the past 3 years, I've come across two thinkers who stick out. Not just in their …

Entrepreneurship

BMW TEAM MTEK QUALIFIES IN THE TOP-FIVE ON WEC DEBUT

<b>BMW Team MTEK kick-started the BMW M8 GTE’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign at “The Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps” in Belgium with a</b> …

Sports Cars

Here's how Germans pronounce the names of German automakers

Most of the discussion on the proper pronunciation of German automaker names centers on Porsche (of course), as there are essentially two opposing …

Language

BMW Isetta Donuts Are Just As Adorable As You'd Expect

The BMW Isetta is one of the cutest cars ever made, with its front-opening door and teeny-tiny dimensions. Thankfully, it looks no less cute when it …

Cute

Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

It's simple: If you want to live an exceptional life, you can't behave like everyone else.<p>Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, …

Self-improvement

Successful outing for BMW at Calafat Formula E test

<b>BMW</b> had a successful test at the <b>Calafat Circuit</b> in Spain for the <b>BMW iFE.18</b> ahead of the German giant making their <b>ABB FIA Formula E Championship</b> debut …

Motorsport

Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

Apple, Amazon, and Google Want to Help Small Businesses Succeed--But Not Too Much

Giant tech companies love founders. Until they start getting too successful.<p>Jeremy Edberg has some advice: Don't build a business on Amazon's digital turf.<p>Edberg, a veteran infrastructure architect for Netflix, Reddit, and PayPal, has seen the movie many times: A software startup launches, catering …

Telecoms

Holden's Young Founders Offer Cheaper, Customized Wedding Rings -- Thanks To 3D Printing

Two college buddies who’ve been running a small jewelry business today launched Holden, a direct-to-consumer wedding band brand that offers cheaper, customized rings in platinum alloy, gold or platinum (all recycled) at prices starting at just $250 – thanks to 3D printing.<p>Andrew Lim, 26, and Simon …

3D Printing

4 great occasions to start your business’ video strategy

There’s a myriad of online marketing strategists writing tons of tips on their blogs to help entrepreneurs get a bang for their bucks from digital media — while simultaneously using those strategies to get their message to you. So, what strategy do these mentors themselves follow to reach their …

Marketing

4 Reasons To Buy Two Greek Banks For Less Than One Dollar A Share

The time may be ripe to go bargain hunting in the stocks of two major Greek banks that are trading under $1 per share. The National Bank of Greece (NBGIF) and the Eurobank Ergasias S.A. (EGFEY), the combination of Eurobank and Ergasias Bank, in Greece.<p>There have been better times and worse times …

Economics

Selling products on Amazon severs the ties with your customers

“My advice to anyone starting a business is to remember that someday I will crush you,” comments Jeff Bezos, sitting on his throne at Amazon HQ.<p>Let’s be clear, Jeff Bezos never actually said those words — although some may be able to imagine it. In fact, this quote featured in a recent satirical …

eCommerce

6 Keys To Successful Growth Leadership

Here's a surprise: a key factor in Silicon Valley's success is its ability to turn great engineers into successful leaders. This one is on his way.<p>There are over 4,000 cities in the world with more than 100,000 people. Why do a handful of these cities dominate the world's startup scene? As I wrote …

Startups

2018 Top Tools And Websites For Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s crucial that I am able to tackle challenges, all while managing people, tasks, and finances. These are my go-to resources for making that possible. The apps and websites listed below can add immense value to your business in a myriad of ways<b>—</b>from enhancing your company …

Small Business

Cold Showers Don't Replace Hot Showers. They Replace the Gym.

Confusion about their purpose scare people from realizing their value as one of the easiest, cheapest, and effective improvement practices.<p>I've written here many times on the benefits of cold showers. I've blogged more about them. You wouldn't have clicked on the headline if you weren't curious …

Home Improvement

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

Here's Why Your Phone Battery Dies So Unreasonably Quick

Is your smartphone's battery always letting you down in the middle of the day? Suddenly your battery goes from 30 percent to 1 per cent … We hear you. It is downright annoying!<p>But Geeks has shared all the tips you need to prolong your battery life. Check out how you can up your chances of lasting …

Apps

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Google Chrome: Over 20 Million Users Installed Malware Infected Ad Blockers Into Their Browsers

Ad Guard, a research firm, has revealed that millions of Google Chrome users were tricked into installing fake ad blockers into their browsers.<p>Ad …

Google Chrome

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Security

Night owls might face more health issues and early death compared with early risers

Bad news, night owls.<p>Evening types have a 10 percent higher risk of dying than those up and at ’em in the morning, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the United Kingdom’s University of Surrey.<p>“This is the first study, to our knowledge, that was able to look at mortality risk,” …

8 vitamins and supplements that are a waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be appropriate …

Wellness

Review: The 2018 BMW M2 with M Performance Accessories

The BMW M2 is our current favorite go fast BMW. But what happens if you added every conceivable M Performance part to an an already great car? We …