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Starting a Bike Shop

“Let’s start with a distinction that should be obvious but is often overlooked: not every newly founded company is a startup. Millions of companies …

Humans' Amazing Evolution From Hunter-Gatherer to Safeway Shopper

Through genetics, nutrients, irrigation, and pesticides, we figured out how to lift the constraints that nature placed upon us, author says.<p>Ruth DeFries, chair of the department of ecology, evolution, and environmental biology at Columbia University, in New York, and author of <i>The Big Ratchet: How</i> …

US air strike on Islamic State convoy killed leader’s key aide

A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.<p>Abdul Rahman al-Athaee, also known as Abu Saja, died in the attack on Friday. A key aide to the Isis …

Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board …

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Jill Barker: Mastering the art of eating and exercise

It takes a lot of trial and error to perfect the timing between eating and exercise.<p>Chowing down too soon before a workout or game can cause stomach …

Everything There Is to Know about Long-Exposure Photography

When learning a new photographic technique, it typically takes quite a bit of practice time before you achieve pleasing results. With long-exposure …

Watch all of World of Warcraft's hourlong documentary here

Teased earlier this week, the hourlong documentary celebrating the 10th anniversary of <i>World of Warcraft</i> is now live. You can watch it all right here.<p><i>World of Warcraft: Looking for Group</i> is a comprehensive treatment of the game, its contribution to video gaming and the culture surrounding it. It …

These Are the Top 10 ‘Happiest’ Jobs — That You Don’t Need a College Degree to Get

Going to college — and getting good grades — is overwhelmingly linked with getting higher-paying jobs.<p>But what higher-happiness jobs? Many of those require personal drive, not a diploma.<p>In other words: The happiest people work for themselves.<p>Over the course of a year, CareerBliss and Business …

Depression May Interfere with Intuition

People who suffer from depression appear to be disconnected from their intuition, or gut instincts, according to a new study published in the <i>British</i> …

Great Adventure Cruises

Forget roughing it. Adventure cruises are entering brave new worlds of luxury.<p>Last summer, Clara Davies, a 37-year-old lawyer from Melbourne, …

Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students

I had a wonderful opportunity today in that I got to enjoy the company of Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist David Turnley in the setting of my …

8 iconic brands that have disappeared

Soon Nokia will be no more.<p>In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Finnish tech company made the must-have mobile phone. It became the world’s No. 1 …

'Million Dollar Question': Why Can't We Sleep?

We crave more time in the bedroom, complaining that we don’t get enough. But it’s more sleep—not sex—we want.<p>Read more here.

Iraq investigating whether Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi killed in US air strikes

Reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US air strike on Islamic State convoy near Mosul investigated<p>Iraq was on Sunday investigating whether Islamic State (Isil) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in air strikes by US-led coalition warplanes targeting the group's leaders.<p>The death of the …

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How To Find Happiness In A Job You Hate

What if I told you that you could take everything you hate about your job and shrink it to insignificance, and then take everything you love about …

Randy Weston interview: 'African music is for the world'

The great jazz pianist talks about racism, discovering Africa and the power of music to change lives<p>The power of positive thinking is something the great <b>jazz</b> pianist and composer Randy Weston has never had to learn. Now aged 88, he exudes a wise benevolence which sees the good side of everything. …

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

Are Entrepreneurs Becoming Style Icons?

We all know that entrepreneurs have led the way for some major developments that have transformed the way we work, socialise and play, but are they …

How Cooking Has Changed Us - Eat: The Story of Food Article

In a cave in South Africa, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a million-year-old campfire, and discovered tiny bits of animal bones and ash from plants. It’s the oldest evidence of our ancient human ancestors—probably <i>Homo erectus</i>, a species that preceded ours—cooking a meal.<p>It’s a long …

How Your Job Can Make You a Great Entrepreneur | Inc.com

A great job that allows you to grow can help make you a wonderful entrepreneur. Not only can it teach you about your field, but it also allows you to learn on someone else's dime. But just being a part of a company isn't enough; the people who learn the most also take risks as employees or interns. …

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

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Seven European Startup Hotspots To Watch

As every entrepreneur knows, startup success is often about getting the timing right. But as many of those based in Europe are discovering, it is also about being in the right place. And while the likes of London and Berlin continue to dominate headlines as Europe’s leading hubs, there are some …

23 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Cook

No diet food allowed.

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

3 Deal-Making Secrets to Learn From Hollywood | Inc.com

Hollywood is the world's most competitive market. When it comes to making movies, television programs, Web shows, or (increasingly) games, there are billions of dollars at stake and thousands of wannabes for every job on both sides of the camera.<p>At the same time, Hollywood is like many other …

Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

<i>Justin Gillis writes in the NYT that Denmark is pursuing the world's most ambitious policy against climate change, aiming to end the burning of</i> …