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10 More Companies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Did you ace our first test on the world's most innovative companies? This one is more difficult. Each year we publish a list of the 50 most innovative companies, our comprehensive guide to the enterprises at the forefront of business innovation. The organizations that made the list this year have outdone themselves (and others) with bold ideas and new momentum. Read Full Story

This Chair Pops Up Like A Frat Boy's Collar

Who has the coolest chair now? There are chairs you sit in for a meeting with someone. And there are chairs you nestle into to read a book or sip a cocktail. The Reves Chair, by Muka Design Lab, wants to be both. So it deploys a clever back that pops up like a shirt collar, converting it from low-backed conversation chair to high-backed reading chair instantly. Read Full Story

The Entrepreneur Fighting Gender Stereotypes In Combat Sports

How a combat sports company for women is doing more than just transforming how we see female fighters. Women athletes have made great strides in recent years. In 2012, 4,847 women competed in the London Olympic games, the most ever in Olympic history. Show More Summary

Google Taps Starchitects Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels For New Headquarters

The Googleplex is about to get an upgrade. Google's Mountain View-based Googleplex is a whopping 3.1 million square feet—that's almost half the size of the Pentagon, and enough space for 53 football fields, side by side. But its architecture is uninspired, consisting of the anonymously functional buildings you'd see in any suburban commercial park. Read Full Story

The Five Types Of Mentors You Need

You can't expect one person to be able to give you all the career guidance you need. Here are the people you need on your team. When we talk about mentorship in the workplace, we often focus on finding one person who can help to guide us through the challenges we will face at work. Show More Summary

8 Common (And Terrible) Sleep Disorders

From insomnia to sleep terrors, here are the most common impediments to nightly rest. "Good night, sleep tight—don't let the bedbugs bite." Has a crueler phrase ever been spoken? Not only does this bedtime wish assume that your bed is...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed's Silly New Animals App Is Very Smart Business

BuzzFeed just launched a Tinder for pets. Here's why that's a shrewd move. BuzzFeed, purveyor of all things shareable, has released a new app and it is as simplistic and entertainment-driven as "Which Teletubby Are You?"—a real quiz you can take right now on the site. Show More Summary

The Future Of Zoos Is Being Nice To The Animals--Not Making It Easy To Watch Them

Zoo exhibits are being redesigned for the animals' physical and psychological well-being. As the trend continues, zoos may one day be unrecognizable. For a decade, Winky and Wanda were the Detroit Zoo's only Asian elephants. In the summer months they would kick around in the dirt of their limited outdoor enclosure. Show More Summary

Use This Giant Hula Hoop To Selfishly--But Awesomely--Get Personal Space

A creative campaign for a British nature nonprofit reminds jaded city dwellers what it feels like to have more space. A typical advertisement for a nature nonprofit is plastered with forested mountains or fields of flowers. But whenShow More Summary

Americans Think Geniuses Are Men: Inside Our Contradictory Attitudes On Brilliance

More people think Donald Trump is a genius than Bill Clinton. And 15% of people think that they are a genius themselves. Quick, picture a genius. Your reflexive image is probably a man with wild hair who works, isolated, in a cluttered room. An Einstein or a Beethoven or a Da Vinci. Read Full Story

Tiny Homes, Big Problems: Portlandia's Perfect Send-Up Of Microliving

A fold-up litter box! A home office/bathroom! Portlandia perfectly parodies the woes of microhousing. Compact living may be better for the environment, but living in a 120-square-foot box isn't always easy. No matter how many space-saving...Show More Summary

What It's Like Being Stuck On A Container Ship During An Epic Port Breakdown

Lost in the discussions over labor and concerns over delayed shipments to and from Asia: the people who sail with all that stuff. For customers in the fashion, electronics, and retail industry who have been forced to cope with the Giant Port Shutdown of 2015, it's been a stressful few months. Show More Summary

No One Takes Graphic Designers Seriously

"Hello, can I redesign your logo? Yes that will be £100,000 for a squiggle." Hollywood thinks graphic designers are idiots. Or at least that's the impression you get from this supercut by Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule, graphic design students at Central Saint Martins in London. Show More Summary

Watch This Designer Build A Chair By Hand In 5 Minutes

Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg makes quick work of the manufacturing process. Jenny Nordberg doesn't need much time to create her furniture. The Swedish industrial designer's latest collection features handmade pieces that were all put together in less than five minutes. Read Full Story

Six Degrees Of [Insert Your Name Here]: How Your Email Can Be Used For Better Connections

What if your dreaded inbox could lead to more meaningful professional connections than you find on LinkedIn? Conspire thinks it can. Email. We love to hate it. Or, sometimes, we just hate it. Read Full Story

Yves Béhar's Fuseproject To Design For A New Social-Good Accelerator

Yves Béhar's industrial design firm will work with 18 selected ventures whose services support girls in Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya. This week, Yves Béhar's award-winning industrial design firm, fuseproject, announced it will provide design...Show More Summary

Rebecca Minkoff's Store Of The Future Will Blow Your Mind

How do we know? Because you touched the magic mirror in Rebecca Minkoff's fashion-and-tech forward store, and left a trail of valuable data. "You don't need to leave half naked," says Uri Minkoff, CEO of his sister Rebecca's eponymous fashion brand, while demonstrating the high-tech, touchable mirrors in a Manhattan store's dressing room. Show More Summary

The 25 Best Companies For Interns

Why Facebook holds the first-place title for the second year and what the rest of the best companies offer well beyond making copies. You won't see interns at any of these 25 companies fetching coffee, doing data entry, or providing mind-numbing support work. Show More Summary

What The Net Neutrality Battle Means For Entrepreneurs

Tomorrow's FCC vote could have a huge impact on small online entrepreneurs, but the two sides can't see eye to eye. A ruling tomorrow could change the way we use the Internet—but will it threaten the entrepreneurial spirit of small startups and vendors online? Read Full Story

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night's Sleep. Here's What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night's rest. But how much can they achieve? I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I'm neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage in a slow, romantic dance with my snooze button. Read Full Story

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