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INDEX: Award -- Show Me the Money

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Announcement of the INDEX: Award is much more than a loud rally for promoting high-impact and beautifully formed design solutions.

4 Better Ways to Spend $163 Billion

Avi Yashchin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Avi Yashchin

The F-35 joint strike fighter, the United States' most expensive warplane to date, was supposed to cost $1.5 trillion over 50 years. The current contract is seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget. Here are four other things the US could have bought with the waste from the program.

'Unicorns' May Be Rare, But Here’s What’s Really Unusual In Tech

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

  Sadly, this counts for progress in the male-dominated tech startup world: Of the 84 so-called “unicorn” U.S. companies -- startups...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just Dust in the Wind...

Erica Wides | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Let's start off with my report from the International Sweets and Snacks expo; remember, I attended this sugary show in Chicago, hoping to uncover some...

Are Mermaids, Unicorns and Dragons Real?

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Sometimes we invent mythical creatures: dragons, Bigfoot, unicorns, mermaids. Sometimes we become them ourselves -- like my daughter, the brave mermaid in the vast and mysterious Atlantic Ocean.

I Dated A Married Couple

Ravishly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Ravishly

After each date, I feel the urge to call someone, to tell them what I just did, to brag. That I wanted to do something that seemed porny, unattainable, and weird. And I got it. I'm getting it. I'm getting it on the regular. It's the most overtly sexual life choice I've ever made, and it's fun.

These Unicorns Aren't Messing Around.

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News

These unicorns aren't messing around, but we sure are. Seriously, the unicorn stock image game is truly disappointing compared to that of supposed...

Billion Dollar Unicorns: How Marketo Is Faring In The Public Market

Sramana Mitra | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Marketo began in 2006 with the intentions of becoming a high-velocity SaaS company focused on Lead Nurturing. Their founder and CEO Phil Fernandez began his professional life as a computer programmer.

Valuation Without Revenue Unicorns

Sramana Mitra | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Recently, Unicorns with multi-billion dollar valuations without the revenue to justify them have returned with a vengeance. The frenzy started with Facebook acquiring Instagram for $1 billion, and climaxed with the same company acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion.

Why Not All Private Unicorns Will Become Public Unicorns

Sramana Mitra | Posted 03.22.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

We're in yet another tech bubble led by Silicon Valley's marvelous froth machine. However, this time, the bubble is constrained to two parts of the market, and thankfully, both are private.

Bootstrapped Unicorns

Sramana Mitra | Posted 03.14.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

If you analyze this case study, what strikes you is that Sridhar's first business idea was not fundable. He bootstrapped it by selling to customers as early as he could. He grew the business organically, with revenue and profits, not outside capital.

Young Girl Meets Unicorn, And It's Just Beautifully Innocent

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.14.2014 | Good News

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation learned that 6-year-old Addison believed unicorns roamed the rain forests of Hawaii, a grand fairytale began. Addis...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Search For The Unicorn

Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts

Unicorns are taking over The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- the institute's Hudson River haven, The Cloisters, to be exact. Artworks devoted to the...

Dell Shares Go Bananas On Buyout Talk

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Dell shares are going bananas right now on rumors of a magical unicorn rescue, also known as a private equity buyout.

Arabian 'Unicorn' Makes Remarkable Comeback

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

AL QOA, United Arab Emirates — Growing up in the Middle East, Myyas Ahmed al-Quarqaz only knew the Arabian oryx from postage stamps. The antelo...

Lessons in Being a "Betch"

Annie Stamell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy
Annie Stamell

You could call me crazy and weird and bossy and nerdy and neurotic and definitely adorkable but one thing I am not is bitchy. So indulge me while I get bitched at and bitched out and then totally betchified by "The Head Betches" of the hit website Betches Love This.

10 Dumbest Mythological Creatures

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

here was a time where the vast majority of people had never heard of a "centaur." But not today: throwing around mythological references on blogs is t...

Morons and My Little Ponies

Steph McGrath | Posted 07.31.2011 | Style
Steph McGrath

I currently have three tattoos, two of which are ridiculously girlie. The third is a tiny Chinese character that means "Sea." I covered it up every time I wandered through Chinatown, paranoid the tattoo actually read "Moron."

Mystery Meat

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Gellman

I'd gladly eat Chupacabra. After all that goat sucking, they gotta be filled with succulent goat blood flavor.

April Fools! Science Fiction Author Charles Stross Announces Unicorn Romance Series

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That excellent science fiction author, Charles Stross, is full of news this sunny April morning. He's decided, he says, that he needs to branch out --...

'Infidel Poetics' and Magic Unicorns

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

The infidels are here to crush your pearls of wisdom. Sorry. This is especially bad news for readers who hope that the poets of the world know something special, and that poems exist to deliver the goods.

Poll: Obama Even More Awesome Than Originally Thought

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Mr. Obama receives higher approval ratings in the new poll than either leprechauns or unicorns, mythical beings that almost everyone agrees are totally awesome.