Laura Entis

Laura Entis

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Science

Why Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave This High School Student $400,000

The answer combines science and YouTube.
Happiness

3 Strategies for Hacking Happiness

Tips for increasing well-being without significantly altering one's life circumstances.
Health

McDonald's Ex-CEO Will Help Sell You Vegan Burgers

He just joined the board of 'fake meat' startup Beyond Meat.
Social Entrepreneurship

This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?

Instead of constantly fundraising, Y Combinator graduate Watsi has adopted a more defined model.
Top Company Cultures

Why Digital Marketing Firm Elite SEM Makes Employee Happiness Its No. 1 Priority

CEO and founder Ben Kirshner sees a direct correlation between employee satisfaction and profits.
Business Websites

Website Builder Squarespace Launches New Ecommerce Tools for Business Owners

'We want to show we can compete head-to-head with major commerce competitors,' said Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena.
Personal Health

Those Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus? They Aren't Working.

Six years after New York City's mandate that calories be listed at chain restaurants, researchers have found that these labels, on their own, do not reduce the overall number of calories ordered.
Controversies

SXSW Apologizes for Canceling Two Gamer Panels, Will Create an Online Harassment Summit

"We made a mistake," SXSW Interactive's director said on the decision to cancel the panels after threats of violence.
Controversies

SXSW Festival Cancels Gamer Panels After Threats of Violence

'Maintaining civil and respectful dialogue within the big tent is more important than any particular session,' the event's director said in a statement.
Personal Health

FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers

The startup can now market direct-to-consumer genetic tests that include carrier status, wellness trait and ancestry reports.
Beauty Businesses

Tyra Banks's Next Chapter: Focusing on Her Beauty Startup

The cosmetics line will seek outside funding and form a 'legitimate board,' Banks said.
Subway

Soon, Your Subway Sandwich Will Contain Antibiotic-Free Meat

In its commitment to eliminate antibiotics from its meat supply, the sandwich franchise follows in the footsteps of Chick-fil-A, Chipotle and Panera Bread.
Work Ethic

This 100-Year-Old Woman Works 11-Hour Days and Says She Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Talk about work ethic: Felimina Rotundo says she likes working because it 'gives her something to do.'
Accelerators

Target, in Partnership with Techstars, Is Accepting Applications for Its New Retail Startup Accelerator

Ten companies will be chosen to work out of the Target offices for three months next summer.
Fundraising

BentoBox, a Startup That Helps Restaurants Build Better Websites, Raises $1.2 Million

Clients include Danny Meyer's Hospitality Group, as well as New York City hotspots The Spotted Pig and The Breslin.