Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a reporter for Fortune.com's Venture section.
Those Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus? They Aren't Working.
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.
SXSW Apologizes for Canceling Two Gamer Panels, Will Create an Online Harassment Summit
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.
SXSW Festival Cancels Gamer 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.
Work-Life Balance Is Nonexistent for This Entrepreneur – Though She Does Have One Rule (VIDEO)
Ready To Launch

Work-Life Balance Is Nonexistent for This Entrepreneur – Though She Does Have One Rule (VIDEO)

Kegan Schouwenburg, the co-founder and CEO of 3-D printed insole company SOLS, believes in doing what you love, full stop.
FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers
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.
Tyra Banks's Next Chapter: Focusing on Her Beauty Startup
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.
Soon, Your Subway Sandwich Will Contain Antibiotic-Free Meat
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.
This 100-Year-Old Woman Works 11-Hour Days and Says She Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
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.'
Target, in Partnership with Techstars, Is Accepting Applications for Its New Retail Startup Accelerator
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.
BentoBox, a Startup That Helps Restaurants Build Better Websites, Raises $1.2 Million
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.
Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies

The $700 million pool gives the incubator the ability to bet big on winner.
This New Study Questions What We Thought We Knew About Sleep
Sleep

This New Study Questions What We Thought We Knew About Sleep

Eight hours of sleep may have never been the norm.
3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner
Learning

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner

Fundamental principles to learn by.
How This Famous Behavioral Economist Is Trying to Help People Solve Their Most Common Money Problems
Decision Making

How This Famous Behavioral Economist Is Trying to Help People Solve Their Most Common Money Problems

Financial savings startup Qapital just named Duke psychology professor Dan Ariely its chief behavioral economist. Here's how he plans to help the company change users' spending and saving habits.