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The dropout club thousands of doctors want to join

Dr. Karine Kleinhaus [right] with Dr. Sumana Yeturu, a practicing physician with whom she trained in OB/GYN residency. The name is telling, but its members will surprise you. The Drop Out Club is an online networking platform that's helping doctors find careers outside of medicine. In 1999, six former med school classmates met to catch up over drinks. They were eager to compare notes because each had left medici...

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Afraid of guns? Try this instead

A startup called Salt Supply says its pepper ball gun is tough enough to repel intruders but safe enough to store in the nightstand. A startup is making a new kind of gun for home defense: one that incapacitates, rather than kills, the intruder. Salt Supply Co. has designed a paintball-style gun that shoots pellets filled with pepper spray that rupture on impact. The Salt gun is designed to be a safe alternative...

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10 best cities for female entrepreneurs

San Francisco is among the top 10 best cities for women entrepreneurs. There's no question: The West Coast has a lot of love for female entrepreneurs. Seven of the top 10 cities for female business owners are in Colorado and California, according to a new report from NerdWallet, which analyzed 174 metro areas with populations over 250,000. Using Census data, the report ranked the hubs on factors like the size...

27 Oct 6:17 AM 0 Read More...

Want to find your next big investment? Mine Twitter.

Want to spot red-hot startups faster than anyone else? Mine Twitter. It's a trick that CB Insights, a data and research firm, has figured out. And in May, it launched a tool to flag the startups that are rising the fastest. The tool currently tracks and ranks 300,000 startups (mostly in the tech space) across key Twitter metrics like engagement (tweets, retweets, favorites), follower growth and mentions. T...

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Sky taxis are about to become a reality

Jerry Sanders, CEO of SkyTran, with the magnetically-operated SkyTran car. Sick of dealing with the daily traffic congestion on the road? Soon you may not have to. SkyTran's sky taxis are making their debut. The aerial mass transit system features "cars" that magnetically glide 20 to 30 feet above the ground along elevated tracks. Skytran, based in Mountain View, California, has been developing the system f...

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Sperm specialist: How one clinic is satisfying global demand

Sperm shortages are a real problem in many countries around the world, including the U.S. and UK. It may sound crazy, but there's a global sperm shortage right now. Women are visiting fertility clinics in ever greater numbers and supplies can't keep pace. It's gotten so bad that the British government set up a national sperm bank last year, but the organization still can't meet demand. It recently began advertis...

21 Oct 2:52 PM 0 Read More...

The most innovative schools in America

E3 Civic High is located inside the San Diego public library. There are schools in America intent on breaking away from the norm. From an "off-the-grid" school that relies on solar panels to classrooms in a public library, there are countless schools reimagining education. Startup Noodle has released its first ever Innovative Schools report, which identifies 41 public, private and charter K-12 schools that ri...

19 Oct 5:44 PM 0 Read More...

$4.5 billion to make HR systems run better

What do you actually do all day in your job? Big picture, I try to spend my time on four things: 1) Identifying places where stuff is falling through the cracks and then jumping in to make sure this is fixed going forward and the right people are on top of it. Often this feels like responding to crisis or breakdown in some way. 2) Spending time with one key...

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IBM's Watson lends its artificial intelligence to startups

Sometimes you just want to buy a decent, affordable bottle of wine without having to know anything about tannins or smokey overtones. An iPad kiosk called VineSleuth wants to help. When it arrives in grocery store aisles next year, you'll be able to press a button and say what you want in your own words. "I'd like a cheap rosé that's not too sweet to go with a Caesar salad." Sounds simple enough, but unde...

15 Oct 11:22 PM 0 Read More...

No time to pack school lunches? Outsource it.

Let's be honest. For busy parents, packing your child's school lunch can quickly devolve from a labor of love to a rushed morning chore. This is where Smart Lunches steps in. The Boston-based startup wants harried moms and dad to outsource their kids' school lunches. Schools partner with the startup, and then parents specify food restrictions, allergies, and likes and dislikes. They can order meals for the...

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