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Methyl Bromide Pesticide in Paradise Poisoning Case Still Used in U.S. Crops

The pesticide that sickened a Delaware family in the Virgin Islands is banned for indoor fumigation but U.S. growers will still legally use more than 375 metric tons of the chemical on fields this year through special waivers, federal regulators said.<p>Methyl bromide is blamed in the accidental …

Agriculture

5 Reasons to Visit Africa With Your Teenager This Summer

Visiting Africa is a trip of a lifetime.<p>Granted, it's not something you can plan at the last minute, and you need to carve out at least 10 days; but other than the airfare, if you go and volunteer, it's more affordable than you think.<p>Last summer, my 15-year-old daughter and I embarked on an …

GSF India Is Now Hunting Internet Of Things Startups For Its Accelerator Program

GSF India, the Bangalore-headquartered accelerator program and angel investment firm, is broadening its scope to cover young startups in India’s internet of things space. The organization has partnered global tech giant Cisco for batch four of its incubator program — and, importantly, extended the …

Bank software startup Double Data secures $3M

Last week two Moscow-based venture funds, Leta Capital and Simile Venture Partners, announced they invested “nearly $3 million” in Double Data, a Russian startup developing big data solutions for financial institutions.<p>The details of the deal were not disclosed, but Double Data co-founder Maxim …

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.<p>In the current era of digital business management; social media, project management, …

Only 6% of Americans who make over $100,000 say they're upper class

Very few people in America are willing to identify as upper class, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.<p>About 94% of people in that income bracket (over $100,000) identified as middle class, upper middle class, or lower middle class while only 6% called themselves upper class.<p>Here are the …

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

<i>Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Courtesy Ulusaba)</i><p>If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas. What they have in common is that communication won't be an …

21 insanely lavish hotel suites to stay in before you die

When you're on vacation, some hotels will make you feel like royalty — and others will treat you like it.<p>These 21 opulent hotel suites are guaranteed to do just that.<p>Most are accompanied by a lofty price tag, but when they include personal butlers, pillow service, and once-in-a-lifetime views, you …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

You aren’t investing in Africa — and you’re missing out

This story has been corrected to provide the correct number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.<p>LONDON (MarketWatch) — If a financial adviser offered …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The MBA scholarship wars

(Poets&Quants) — “Discount MBA degrees. Get ’em while they’re cheap!” It’s not a sign you’ll see hanging from any respectable business school, but …

How To Catch A Cattle Thief

On Sept. 9, BJ Holloway's life savings were stolen. Six cows worth about $10,000 were taken in the dead of the night from his land in Spencer, Okla.<p>BJ started raising cows when he was just a teenager. His parents gave him the first two, and he raised those until they had calves he could sell off to …

Oil prices are plunging through symbolic barriers at a rate of once a month

As the next OPEC meeting fast approaches, the data increasingly point to relatively low oil prices for some time. Short of the cartel digging deep and finding gumption by Nov. 27, no member will soon make the cuts in oil output necessary to turn around the trend.<p>In trading today, Brent futures—the …

Oil

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

<i>Photo Credit: Viva Tropical</i><p>Sometimes life isn't what we expected it would be, you've spent your entire existence wondering which suburban neighborhood in your Connecticut town would host the house of your dreams, that would come complete with a fine backyard, a dog and two kids. You've always …

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 …

Body Art

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

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

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23 Seldom-Used Ideas for Utilizing Twitter Lists

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter lists.<p>Twitter lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. …

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.<p>Google says when you're on its …

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help protect your privacy both digitally and physically. …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Solar energy plan to combat Pakistan's power cuts

Companies and households across Pakistan have long suffered from the power shortages that affect the country.<p>In an effort to tackle the problem, the government is increasingly interested in the potential for solar power.<p>Is this the solution to its energy needs? Nosheen Abbas reports from Islamabad.

Solar Panels

Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

When Robin Shimmin (CEO), Nicholas Dart (CTO) and Devran Karaca (COO) quit their well-paid day jobs — at Lotus F1, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young, respectively — to found Dojo, they had one thing on their mind: to solve the problem of finding something to do in London, a city all three had moved …

The road to smarter packaging: Austrian firm prints basic display directly onto paper

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>An Austrian printed electronics company called Prelonic says it’s managed to print a display directly onto cardboard.<p>Don’t …

'Kickstarter For The Homeless' Raises Investment From Some Of The Biggest Tech Investors, Including Marc Benioff

Some of the biggest tech investors have joined the seed round, including Salesforce's Marc Benioff, SV Angels' Ron Conway, and Reddit's Alexis Ohanian.<p>Poverty is a serious issue in America, with approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line and 3.5 million of them homeless. In San …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com