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3D-Printed Tiny Homes Could Solve the US Housing Crisis

By | Mar 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

With small floorplans and even smaller building costs, 3D-printed homes could put a roof over the heads of millions struggling to build an affordable new home. Building a home takes a lot of money, time, and planning. Between soaring construction costs, dwindling available land,…

Startups & Apps

10 Most Fun Yet Useless Chrome Extensions Available Today

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Grammerly. Honey. Lastpass. They’re all wildly popular Chrome extensions, a category of browser add-ons that is itself so popular that you can now install an Opera extension that does nothing but allow you to add Chrome extensions to your Opera browser. But the time-saving or photo-sharing…

Bitcoin

5 Notable Companies Accepting Cryptocurrency

By | Mar 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have gone from laughable pipe dream to the future of economics. While the innovative digital currency started off as niche project, it has since exploded into a global investment opportunity that has spiked in price more than…

Startups & Apps

Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Meat

By | Mar 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One popular Bill Gates quote sums up the difficulties of predicting the future: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Potentially massive new technologies like self-driving cars…

Startups & Apps

9 Apps and Websites to Help You Travel the World

By | Jan 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather spend money on travelling than on buying a house. That’s nearly twice the amount of those 45 and older — 26 percent — who said the same. That’s quite the generational difference,…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

11 Facts to Know About Freelancing in 2018

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2016, freelancers made up 35 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and pulled in $1 trillion collectively as a result. They’re projected to hit 42 percent of U.S. workers by 2020, so we can expect to see and hear a lot more from the…

Social Good

5 Technologies Working to Solve the Global Water Crisis

By | Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. Sure, you’ve got a shower head, a bathroom faucet, a kitchen sink, and a mountain of bottled water that provide all the (relatively) clean water you need for…

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Aren’t Making Money the Way You’d Expect

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Cryptocurrency is the buzziest tech sector around. It’s also one of the least understood. Pair those two facts, and you’ll understand what’s driving the burgeoning cottage industry of online cryptocurrency analysts. What’s a little tougher to understand is the method of compensation many of…

Games

The Story of HQ Live, the Game Show App Created by Vine’s Former Founders

By | Jan 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Answering trivia questions to win money is an undeniably good time. You could be doing it in the back of a bar during any one of millions of trivia nights held around the world. You could be doing it in your basement by yourself…

Startups & Apps

DC

How Early-Stage Startups Can Prepare for Their Big Break

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an athlete or early-stage startup founder, getting your big break is a dream for any rookie. But getting noticed by the right people is the just the beginning when it comes to launching your business. And we know just the place. One…

Health

San Francisco

4 Health Tech Startups Using AI to Improve Daily Wellness

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the end, it’s up to us to decide to improve our daily health and wellness. But having a little help from technology can certainly kick off the routines, good habits and focus on our health. These four health tech startups are not only…

Politics/Government

Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses….

Startups & Apps

Why Retailers Love Gift Cards and How to Get the Most Out of Yours

By | Jan 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Take care when recycling your wrapping paper this post-holiday season, because the last thing you want to do is accidentally throw out your favorite Christmas gift. Gift cards are a popular holiday item — total gift card purchases peaked at $130 billion in 2015,…