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How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

The Worst Jobs For Your Health? Jamie Dimon Has One

Some of Wall Street‘s top executives including Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and James Gorman of Morgan Stanley are having a rough few weeks. It may not be surprising then that they both hold one of the worst jobs for your health.<p>Corporate executives have plenty responsibility and pressure to …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Was Kicked Out Of A New York City Hotel After Being Mistaken For A Homeless Man

Them bunch of Jew York City f*ggots — they done mistake one of our kin for a homeless cracksucker.<p>[<i>Duck Dynasty</i>‘s] Jase Robertson recently revealed during a <i>Live! With Kelly and Michael</i> interview that he fell victim to what he calls “facial profiling.” The bearded A&E star admitted he had been …

The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

<i>“Hundreds of people can talk, for one who can think,”</i> John Ruskin wrote, <i>“but thousands of people can think, for one who can see.”</i> <i>“We see, but we do not see: we use our eyes, but our gaze is glancing, frivolously considering its object,”</i> Alexandra Horowitz lamented in her sublime meditation on …

Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together

Perspective<p>Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together<p>A Tennessee judge's gall in ruling that a woman can't name her child Messiah is being condemned by those of all political stripes.<p>August 18, 2013|By Robin Abcarian<p>Seven-month-old Martin DeShawn McCullough is the subject of a …

How Google flushes knowledge down the toilet

Search engine optimization is filling the Internet with misinformation about human bathroom habits and more<p>Quick – how much time will the average human spend on the toilet over the course of his/her life?<p>If you’ve never thought about this, maybe you just calculated a rough estimate – say, 10 …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

The Internet: We’re Doing It Wrong

This week Facebook’s ban-bot went berserk; Github went down; and all Google services collapsed for a few minutes, taking 40% of the Internet with them. Just another week on the Internet, then. We love our centralized services, until they let us down.<p>Bruce Sterling calls them “the Stacks”: Amazon, …

AirCast app closes the gap between Chromecast and AirPlay

There are plenty of things you can stream to your Chromecast, but thanks to copyright worries, locally stored video isn't one of them. At least one developer is hoping to change that, though, with an app that streams video files from your device's Gallery, Dropbox, or Google Drive to your …

STAR WARS Speed Dating Comedy Short

Some Photography Articles and Images You Won't Want to Miss

The online photography community has been very busy and active lately, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching for links to the best articles …

5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have worked in organizations that are rigid and unyielding. You know, cubicle world — acres of gray carpeting bathed in florescent light. We all know these kinds of work cultures breed mediocrity. They deaden the soul (not to mention productivity and …

Teachers pay more out of pocket for their students

A second-year pre-kindergarten teacher at Salem Elementary School in Apex, N.C., Hannah Martin makes about $34,000 a year and in her spare time takes as many babysitting jobs as she can get.<p>Martin, who rents a room in a house she shares with four other women, said the work outside her classroom is …

Education

4 Reasons Handshakes Go Horribly Wrong

Clammy, creepy, or just plain crap? Consider these ideas before greeting people, so you don’t leave them shaken.<p>What’s the feeling you get after receiving a bad handshake? <i>Psychology Today</i> writer Joe Navarro, who gives seminars on such things, finds the post-greeting evaluation often includes hits …

Body Language

5 Cool Apps to Save You from Social Media Overload - Jeffbullas's Blog

Do you need a break from social media overload?<p>Your friends and colleagues are constantly learning about something new, and it’s hard to keep up. The …

Smashburger wants to be 'Starbucks of burgers'

Smashburger thinks it can become a fast-food force by being the un-McDonald's of burger joints. It's all about better burgers, unconventional sides and savvy social media marketing.<p>When your name is Smashburger, you'd better have a pretty nifty game plan to compete with McDonald's.<p>This is one of …

5 Reasons Everyone Sucks At Interviews

Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s the strange ritual that is the job interview. Can it be fixed?<p>Job interviews are strange rituals: both sides of the table are fidgety, anxious, alert to the weightiness of situation, and if you were showing up to be interviewed by Google, you might have been …

Human Resources

Why The Brains Of Extroverts May Have An Edge In The Rough And Tumble Of Life

Much has been written about the comparative advantages of personality styles—most typically, extroversion versus introversion (and more recently, ambiversion).<p>While that plus and minus debate on personality keeps rolling along, neuroscience is delving deeper to find out what’s different about the …

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.<p>If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …

Infographics

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Why eating a bigger breakfast may help you lose weight

Most of us know that losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. To shed excess pounds, the equation is simple: Eat less and move more. But according to a new study in the journal Obesity, there's more to weight loss than total calories: when you eat your calories matters, too.<p>It …

Nutrition

Revisit the amazing Internet the cool kids used in 1997

Watch this hilariously dated instructional video from an era when Netscape and "cyber" meant something and everything was just waiting to be "surfed."<p>Sixteen years ago, the name Netscape was becoming a household name, and if the instructional guide to getting kids online from 1997 in the video …

Cosby Show

Lego robots ate my son

A new version of the amazing Lego Mindstorms robotics kit is about to hit stores<p>My son was at his mom's house and his phone was dead. So I posted a question to his wall on Facebook: "We have a chance to review the new Lego Mindstorms robotics kit. Are you interested?"<p>Eli's reply, seconds later: …

The "Creative Process" Explained By Comics

Calvin & Hobbes get it right.<p>See 15 more comics about creativity <b>here @ Stock Logos</b>.

Top 5 secret Siri tips: How to add, find, delete, and do everything faster!

Become an iOS natural language ninja with this these killer shortcuts and time-savers for Siri!<p>Yes, sure, Siri's had some lingering reliability …

This Calendar Made From Expiration Dates Never Expires | WIRED

EXP CAL YYYY is a calendar made from expiration dates that never expires. <i>Image: Elizabeth Ward</i><p>Ward collected all of the dates from the back of …

A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions

Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any …

Why Some Startups Say the Cloud Is a Waste of Money

Eric Frenkiel is through with convention and conformity. It was just too expensive.<p>In Silicon Valley, tech startups typically build their businesses …