Month: February 2017

Start Your Startup

Matt Westenburg Talks Startups Every successful startup begins with an idea. Someone will take a look at the world around them, see a need, and find a solution for that need. If you want to be the next startup success, start with the basics. Predict the future Startups are all about forward thinking. A bit of clairvoyance with a bright idea will set your startup for success. Having the ability to predict how our lives will change weeks, months and years down the road makes it easier to analyze what goods and services people will need. Profitable ideas for...

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Apps to Help See the World on a Budget

Matt Westenburg Talks Tech “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” When giving us this important reminder about the importance of travel, famous author John Steinbeck failed to mention that trips also take money. These apps can help cut down traveling expenses and your excuses for not getting to where your next adventure might take you. Ride Guru You have to consider a lot when finding the cheapest ride in a new city: how far you’re traveling, the area cab company’s minimum charge in the area, their average cost per mile, Uber’s surge pricing. Ride Guru knows that’s too...

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Catch a Ride with These Hitchhiking Tips

Matt Westenburg Talks Hitchhiking Hitchhikers are brave, adventurous souls who choose to ignore the rules about getting into a car with strangers. These people thrive on the uncertainty of new people and places. In many countries hitchhiking is a common way to get around, but Western countries tend to view it as dangerous. People are often skeptical and don’t trust hitchhikers enough to offer them a ride. For the people who do decide to hitch a ride, hitchhiking can be a rewarding experience. Hitchhiking in America is very different depending which part of the country you’re traveling through, which...

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Science and Skill Pour into Latte Art

Latte art is what makes your regular cup of coffee more Instagram-able, Snapchat-able and enviable. Latte art made its American debut in Seattle in the 1980s, but people around the world have developed the practice organically. If you’ve ever wondered how your barista quickly and expertly creates such interesting designs on your morning coffee, I can’t answer that. Latte art takes serious skill. But I can offer some background to help you understand the process that goes into making latte art. A simple concept with many challenges The embellishments on top of your coffee are created by pouring steamed...

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Workout Watch List: 6 Shows For Treadmill Entertainment

Workout watch list: 6 shows for treadmill entertainment Time spent on a treadmill drags on forever in a vortex of despair. I’m pretty sure every hour I spend on those belts of boredom actually takes about five years of my life. That might be a slight exaggeration, but time definitely seems to crawl during treadmill workouts. One of the best ways to stay distracted and finish your distance workout on a treadmill is to watch TV. Here are some of the best shows for your treadmill entertainment. Chicago Fire Chicago Fire follows the men and women who work in...

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