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These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

We've decided to rack up a bunch of these billion-dollar startups — Cowboy Ventures' Aileen Lee first referred to them as "unicorns" — that didn't exist five years ago, and that are now valued at $1 billion or more.<p>For the purposes of this list, we zeroed in on US-based companies that were founded …

Startups

Robot Buses Are Coming To America, To Pave The Way For Driverless Cars

Perhaps the best place for autonomous vehicles to start out is in this kind of training ground, although given the safety record of Google’s …

The US Supreme Court could ruin Elon Musk's plan for Tesla

A few days later, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case during its fall term that could determine whether Tesla's technology gamble succeeds or fails. Justices will hear arguments October 14 to address questions having to do with federal jurisdiction over the fast-changing …

Solar Panels

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Dave Grohl performs 'Whole Lotta Love' with Jewel

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman and king of the summer concert circuit, has a well-documented love of Led Zeppelin, even forming a supergroup in …

Russia's war on western food is leading to a national cheese revival

Photograph: Sirtaki<p>Sirtaki feta cheese, made by a St Petersburg-based company, is now Russia’s number one feta brand.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/7/1441622267816/d1ac593c-260f-4791-8973-a4078255c4af-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sirtaki<p>Sirtaki feta …

These Solar Windows Could Help Power Skyscrapers

On a skyscraper, where rooftop solar panels can only provide a fraction of the massive amount of energy that big buildings use, the new windows could …

Clean Energy

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Feeding 11 Billion People

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it’s kind of surprising that we aren’t better at it. The reality …

Documentary Criticizing Government's Environmental Policy Goes Viral in China

A film criticizing Beijing's pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government now appears to be acknowledging its failures to implement reforms.<p>On Saturday, Chai Jing, a former television journalist from China, released a feature-length documentary film that, unusually for China, …

Communist Party

The 3 Biggest Startup-Targeted Scams to Avoid

Defend yourself from the vultures who seek to prey upon young companies.<p>It's pretty messed up when you think about it. Here you are, a struggling entrepreneur trying to create something new. You're working ridiculous hours, not getting paid much, and are constantly stressed. As if things couldn't …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Amazing Infographic Shows The Moments In Which 177 Of The World's Most Creative Minds Peaked

Are you past your creative prime? Visual journalist Oliver Uberti plotted the lives of 177 artists, composers, poets, scientists, and software developers from the year 1300 to today and discovered you very well might be.<p>Uberti chose a signature work for each and used black dots to represent when …

Mark Zuckerberg

4 Steps To Bring Your Big Ideas To Life

Forget the myth that a brilliant idea will just come to you when you need it. Here’s how all innovators foster the next big thing.<p>In today’s technologically advanced world–a world in which we more readily rush to purchase the latest upgrade at the drop of a product announcement–it’s awe inspiring …

Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance. For instance, closeted LGBT employees feel much more isolated at work than their openly gay peers, and 52% of …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Men's Fashion

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Wormholes

4 Habits Of Lucky People

Is it possible to make your own luck? Make the most of the chances you have with these habits of lucky people.<p>My Nana was one of those people who just seemed naturally lucky. In the 1960s and ‘70s, she regularly entered contests and won prizes that included cash, a television, a mink jacket and …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America | Inc.com

Malcolm Gladwell Says Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs And IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Share These 3 Personality Traits

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are <b>open to experience</b>, <b>conscientious</b>, and <b>disagreeable</b>.<p>Let's go over each:<p><b>• Openness to experience</b> describes the way you relate to new information. If you get really excited about novelty, then you're highly open — which …

Personality

11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers | Inc.com

10 Habits of Truly Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

20 Search Terms You Should Plug Into Google Alerts

Whether your the head of a multinational conglomerate or local restaurant, don't fly blind when it comes to knowing what people are saying about you on the Internet.<p>Businesses already realize the importance of monitoring the internet for mentions of their brand. But there are many other ways you …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes