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The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …

How Solitude Can Change Your Brain In Profound Ways

A little time alone can go a long way in spurring your creative thinking and strengthening relationships.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 business lessons of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently got back from a week of solitude in a house off Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. I was …

Could this London accelerator be the biggest creator of start-ups in the world?

Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck, co-founders of Entrepreneur First, believe that in the future, all the most ambitious people will be founders. They're on a mission to find them.<p>Earlier this month, some 120 investors packed into a room at Inmarsat’s office on London’s Old Street roundabout to …

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

Breakdown of the fastest spaceships in the history of science fiction

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

How Yellowstone's renewable energy program ended up running on old car batteries

Solar power at Yellowstone’s Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus is stored in used hybrid batteries recovered from Toyota dealers. Here’s how it happened<p>When the first Prius hit the road in 1997, it was considered niche. As of the end of last year, Toyota has sold more than 2m Prius hybrids, more than …

Renewable Energy

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

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6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Teenager creates website allowing motorists to fight parking tickets in just minutes

A teenager has created an innovative way for motorists to fight parking tickets in seconds.<p>Joshua Browder, 18, from North London, created the website …

Lars Beller Fjetland designs self-extinguishing Moment candlestick for Wrong for Hay

<b>Maison&Objet 2015:</b> this cast-iron candle holder by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland automatically puts out the flame just before the wick …

Quick Workarounds For 4 Common Photography Issues

I must admit, I find myself improvising a lot. I tend to forget things so I’m forced to find other ways to achieve what I'm aiming for. But as it …

Fascinating Portraits of Europeans Who Have Abandoned Civilization for the Wilderness

<i>Vincent was a mathematics student. He has been living in Ramounat for the last 7 years.</i><p><i>Ramounat is well known to be the birthplace of</i> …

This is how super smart octopuses are

<b>The cephalopod’s genome reveals how the creatures evolved intelligence to rival the brightest vertebrates.</b><p>We humans think we’re so fancy with our …

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Six Lenses for Photographing Buildings and Architecture

When it comes to photographing architecture and real estate, wide angles are very important. Capturing the grandeur of a place and making it look …

What's The Best Thing To Eat And Drink On A Hangover?

While there are those rare, precious days when your body doesn't feel the brunt of all that drinking you did the night before, the majority of …

How to replace your old computer with a new iPad

As the personal computing era draws closer and closer to an end, people are re-evaluating their computing needs and trying to get by with just a …

We need to talk about TED | Benjamin Bratton

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster<p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.<p>But have you ever …

The Kano Build-it-yourself Computer For Kids Raises $1.4M On Kickstarter

Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by summer 2014. It’s only six hours away from closing its campaign and has raised just over $1.4 million …

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Mirrorcube, Tree Hotels in Harads | Tree Hotel

The place is a forested hill close to the small village of Harads, located about eighty kilometers up along the Lule River in the far north of …

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Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar are perfect for breakfasts on the go

All you need is a selection of your favorite fruits, some plain Greek yogurt, and a topping of your choice. Oh, and the jar to hold it all!

Classic US recipes: a taste of the states

<b>Maine Lobster & Wild Mushrooms with Cider Brown Butter and Celery Root</b><p><i>Chosen by Eric Warnstedt of</i> <i>Hen of The Wood</i> <i>in Waterbury, Vermont</i><p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>2 lobsters weighing 600g, cooked and cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces</b><p><b>225g of mushrooms, torn into small pieces</b><p><b>5 tbsp of brown butter</b><p><b>2 cups of cider</b><p><b>1 tbsp</b> …

Artificial intelligence 'will take the place of humans within five years’

Salespeople, call centre staff and customer service personnel could all be replaced by computers within the next few years, claims one technology entrepreneur.<p>Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Dmitry Aksenov has been working on building computers that “think like human beings” …

So monogamy works for some animals. Doesn't mean it's 'natural' for us

There has been a good deal of press coverage surrounding a research study that addressed the question of how human monogamy came about, from an evolutionary perspective. This suggested that males in monogamous mammal species remain with female partners to protect their families from other males, …

Baked Egg in an Avocado Topped with Homemade Pico de Gallo

4 Superfoods You Need to Try

Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options …