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Clim8 raises $8M from 7pc Ventures, launches climate-focused investing app for retail investors

Ethical investing remains something of a confusing maze, with a great deal of ‘greenwashing’ going on. A new UK startup is hoping to fix that with the launch of its new app and platform for retail investors. Clim8 Investhas raised $8 million from 7pc Ventures (early backers of Oculus, acquired by Facebook),  British Business Bank Future Fund and a numbers of technology entrepreneurs and executives including Marcus Exall (Monese), Marcus Mosen (N26),  Paul Willmott (Lego Digital, McKinsey), Doug ...
Tags: Europe, TC, Ada Ventures, Adzuna, Articles, Ceo, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economy, European Union, Facebook, Finance, Goldman Sachs, London, Monese, N26, Paris


How to Get Rid of That Musty 'Basement' Smell

Even if you don’t live somewhere with a basement (or one you can access) you’re probably familiar with the “basement” smell. It almost always includes a musty, mildewy scent, but you won’t find the same exact aroma in every basement. Read more...
Tags: Basement, Smell, Indoor Mold, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning, Mildew, Articles, Building Engineering, Tom Scalisi, Home Appliances, Dehumidifier, Construction, Academic Disciplines, Structural Engineering


Use This Map to Find Which States Are Best for Remote Workers

More than a year ago, many people became remote workers by default, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn’t necessarily something most people had looked into—it just happened. Prior to the pandemic, about 20% of people with jobs that could be performed remotely actually worked from home all or most of the time,…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Lifehacks, Delaware North, Telecommuting, Pandemic, Working time, WFH, Yemisi Awotoye


Man Who Swears He's 'Not a Dumbass' Arrested for Attempting to Murder the Internet

A Texas man who, according to court documents, recently stated that he is definitely “not a dumbass,” is now potentially facing decades in prison for plotting an alleged terrorist attack to “blow up” the internet.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Science, Government, Articles, 24, Amazon Web Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trumpism, Alt Right, QAnon, Far Right Politics In The United States, Storming Of The United States Capitol, Agencies Of The United States Government, Terrorism In The United States


How to Vet Your Landlord—and Why You Should

When you’re a renter, it can seem as though there is an infinite number of hoops to jump through just to get a foot in the door of an apartment you actually want to live in. You have to provide your prospective landlord with lots of personal information about your income and employment history. Sometimes they ask for…Read more...
Tags: Landlord, Finance, Articles, Lifehacks, Eviction, Property Management, Lease, Business Finance, Land Law, Landlordtenant Law, Real Property Law, Leasehold Estate, Tenant Screening, Landlord Harassment


Free Lamination of Covid-19 Vaccine Card at Staples & Office Depot/Max!

More and more people are receiving their Covid-19 Vaccine and are getting paper cards proving they got the vaccine. A big question circling around is: “How to I Laminate my Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card?” Staples and Office Depot are willing to laminate your Covid-19 Vaccine Card for FREE! Make sure you’ve gotten all your vaccines... Read More
Tags: Deals, Articles, Office Depot, Office Depot Max, Top Deals


How to Know If Verizon Recalled Your Jetpack Hotspot

If you have one of three different models of an Ellipsis Jetpack hotspot—the same Jetpack hotspot you would have purchased from Verizon to give nearby devices access to 4G connectivity—you’re going to want to stop using them. Verizon is recalling around 2.5 million of these hotspots over concerns that their…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Technology, Punctuation, Articles, Telecommunications, Lifehacks, Hotspots, Verizon Communications, End, Jet pack, Mathematical Notation, Ellipsis, Technology Internet, Jetpack Hotspot, International Mobile Equipment Identity


European tech event mainstays Shift and TOA find new homes, new models, post-COVID

Given the pandemic, huge changes are being wrought in tech events, something which used to be the lifeblood of the industry. Many a startup has pitched to win funding, and many a hackathon has formed teams that went on to greater things. It’s a sad fact that this era is over, at least until the pandemic has fully passed, but this could take some time. Two significant European events have now had to change in order to carry their brands into new realms. European breakout success story Infobip (wh...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Business, Berlin, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Croatia, Latin America, Founder, Startup Company, Hellofresh, Unicorn


How to Take Your Best Nudes Ever

By this point, you’ve probably had a camera phone for close to two decades and have almost certainly taken steamy photos of yourself, either to share or keep for your own confidence-building. Sure, you’ve probably got lots of experience in this department, but there’s always room for improvement, so if you want to…Read more...
Tags: Selfie, Articles, Narcissism, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Sexting, Portrait Photography, Emily, Jimmy, Human Interest, Boudoir Photography, Human Sexuality, Service Industries, Draftblaq Son, Katelyn Guild, Ayla Quellhorst


Reader Question: What Do You Save Money For?

This reader question comes from Instagram.  She needs some advice on What to save for! Question: What do you find you need to save money on that’s hard to coupon for? Do you have any advice for this reader?? Leave it in the comments below! If you have a questions you would like to ask... Read More
Tags: Deals, Articles, Reader Questions


Surviving COVID Can Have Mental Health Implications, Too

According to a new analysis, people who recover from COVID-19 are more likely to have conditions that affect their mental health or their brain and nervous system, compared to people who recover from the flu or other respiratory diseases. In other words, if you’ve been having mental health issues after COVID, you are…Read more...
Tags: Health, Articles, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Mental Disorder, Occupational Safety and Health, Covid 19, COVID, Long Covid, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, United Nations Response To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Mental Health During The Covid 19 Pandemic


Shell Is Back, Baby :(

After more than a year of covid-19 lockdowns, there’s—dare I say—a feeling of hope in the air. Yes, things are far from over, but millions of people are getting vaccinated and it’s starting to seem like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Well, sorry to ruin things slightly, but oil companies are also starting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marketing, Articles, Companies, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon, Fossil Fuel, Price Of Oil, Business Finance, Peak Oil


Always Negotiate These Things Before Signing a Lease

Throughout the pandemic, people have been leaving big city apartments for country-living in spots where quarantining is a bit easier. The exodus has left some landlords scrambling to fill vacancies. If you are in the market for a new apartment—or even getting ready to renew your existing lease—now is the time to make…Read more...
Tags: Landlord, Renting, Money, Articles, Economy, Lifehacks, Land Tenure, Apartment, Leasing, Lease, Business Finance, Landlordtenant Law, Real Property Law, Leasehold Estate, Samuel J Himmelstein


Someone Found a Way to Make Video Calls Even Worse With a Realistic Robot Eye Webcam

For anyone who doesn’t think a year spent trying to work and socialize through video calls could get any worse, behold the Eyecam: an anthropomorphic robotic webcam designed to look like a human eyeball that even blinks and looks around the room. Maybe telephone calls and email weren’t so bad after all?Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Disney, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Webcam, Robotics, Robot, Github, Science and Technology, Emotion, Teleconferencing, Marc Teyssier, Videotelephony, Technology Internet, Human Eye




Norwegian corporate training startup Attensi raises $26M from NYC’s Lugard Road, DX Ventures

Corporate training startup Attensi — which originally emerged out of Oslo, Norway — has raised $26 million from New York-based Lugard Road Capital, DX Ventures (a VC fund backed by Delivery Hero), and existing shareholder Viking Venture. The new funding will be used to expand in North America and Europe. Attensi uses a ‘gamified approach to corporate training, putting employees into 3D simulations of their workplace and work processes. Its competitors include companies like GoSkills, Mindflash ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Europe, Business, New York, US, Articles, Tech, Companies, Asda, Norway, Delivery Hero, Simulation, North America, Gamification, Sap




Dallas Police Used Face Recognition Software Without Authorization, Installed on Personal Phones

Dallas police officers used unauthorized facial recognition software to conduct between 500 and 1,000 searches in attempts to identify people based on photographs. A Dallas Police spokesperson says the searches were never authorized by the department, and that in some cases, officers had installed facial recognition…Read more...
Tags: Face, Learning, Dallas Police Department, Clearview, Face Id, Surveillance, Mass Surveillance, Melinda Gutierrez, Technology Internet, Articles, Facial Recognition Software, Hoan Ton That, Clearview Ai, Hyper Surveillance, Eric Johnson, Buzzfeed


What to Do When Your Child Fails a Test

As our kids begin to wrap up this Pandemic School Year From Hell, they are likely to face some final exams in the coming weeks. While it would be great for them to ace every single class and individual test, realistically, they may struggle—whether with anxiety, with poor study habits, or with mustering the enthusiasm…Read more...
Tags: Education, Articles, Lifehacks, Test, Sports Science, Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, Human Activities, Cristina Margolis


EmDrive, the 'Impossible' Engine Tested by NASA, Is Knocked Down Once Again

Five years ago, NASA researchers experimented with an object called the EmDrive (or electromagnetic drive), a Y-shaped metal chamber in which, they reported, thrust could be produced without propellant. Such a contraption would refute core principles of physics as we know them and eliminate a huge barrier to deep…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Nasa, Science and Technology, Propulsion, Emdrive, Fringe Physics, Spacecraft Propulsion, Technology Internet, Pseudophysics, Hypothetical Technology, Martin Tamjar


The Midwest’s Active Fire Season Is a Warning

It’s a climate cliché to say the world is on fire, but it is. Right now, wildfires are burning across the Midwest in a major spring burn. The spring flames there are a warning sign of what could be an active fire season out in the coming months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Drought, Nature, Wildfire, Natural Disasters, Midwest, Emergency Management, Tony Evers, Fire Prevention, Ed Hopkins, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Western United States Wildfire Season, Droughts In The United States


How to Choose Between Parchment Paper and Aluminum Foil

In a lot of cases, parchment paper and aluminum foil are interchangeable. Both can be used to line baking sheets to prevent food from sticking to the pan (and make clean-up easier), but I always have both in my kitchen because parchment paper can do things that foil cannot, and vice versa. And, though we have fairly…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Food And Drink, Aluminium, Paper, Baking, Lifehacks, Personal Life, Wax Paper, Survival Skills, Parchment Paper, Cookware And Bakeware, Coated Paper, Aluminium Foil


Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D at a $4B valuation.

Kavak, the Mexican startup that’s disrupted the used car market in Mexico and Argentina, today announced its Series D of $485 million, which now values the company at $4 billion. This round more than triples their previous valuation of $1.15 billion, which established them as a unicorn just a couple of months ago in October of 2020. Kavak is now one of the top five highest-valued startups in Latin America. The round was led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND, and brings K...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Apps, Mexico, Finance, Funding, Articles, Tech, Colombia, Automotive, Used Cars, Brazil, Argentina, Online Marketplace, Logistics


Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

One of the unique challenges of 3D printing is that models that feature structures hanging in mid-air, like the spout of a teapot, also need temporary structures to support the soft extruded plastic until it hardens. This can result in a lot of wasted material, because those supports are just discarded afterwards. A …Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Printer, 3d Modeling, Computer Printers, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, Applications Of 3d Printing, 3d Printing Processes


Celebrate 'International Dark Sky Week' Because You Deserve Some Wonder

Anyone from a city tends to comment on the brightness of the stars when they find themselves in a rural area after dark. But, cliché or not, when you’re so used to living somewhere with light pollution, having the chance to experience the opposite of that can catch you off-guard.Read more...
Tags: Environment, Articles, Light, Nature, Lifehacks, Environmental Protection, Dark Sky Preserve, Darkness, Light Pollution, International Dark Sky Association, Light Sources, Observational Astronomy, National Dark Sky Week, Dark Sky Movement


Don't Watch Netflix's Seaspiracy

Yesterday, the sun was shining bright, and birds were chirping outside my window, and the buds were really starting to coming out on the trees. It was a stupidly perfect day really, and I had to go ruin it all by watching Seaspiracy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Sustainability, Netflix, Fishing, Environmentalism, Veganism, Hitler, Natural Environment, Plastic Pollution, Sylvia Earle, Cowspiracy, Christina Hicks, Entertainment Culture, Seaspiracy


How to Talk With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

One of the hardest things about being a parent is living with the knowledge that there are so many potential scenarios or people in the world who could bring harm to our children. One of the scariest and most damaging things that could happen to our kids is sexual abuse or assault—especially given that the abuser so…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Abuse, Human Behavior, Child Sexual Abuse, Lifehacks, Human Rights Abuses, Human Sexuality, Ages, Draftblaq Son, Tia Kim


CaptivateIQ raises $46M for its no-code sales commissions platform

CaptivateIQ, which has developed a no-code platform to help companies design customized sales commission plans, has raised $46 million in a Series B round led by Accel. Existing backers Amity, S28 Capital, Sequoia, and Y Combinator also participated in the financing, which brings the San Francisco-based company’s total raised to $63 million since its 2017 inception. CaptivateIQ must be doing something right. While it is not yet profitable, the startup’s revenue has grown 600% year-over-year...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Funding, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Software, SaaS, Commission, Venture Capital, Cto, Accel, Fletcher, Teng, No Code, Ben Fletcher


How to Clean the Outside of Your Apartment Windows, Because It's Gross Out There

Cleaning the outside of your windows can be a fairly easy job, provided you can actually reach them—just grab a hose and a squeegee and rinse and wipe the glass. But cleaning your windows inside and out is not as easily achieved if you live in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment, let alone a high-rise. But looking out a…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Economy, Lifehacks, Window, Latch, Cleaner, Mop, Window Cleaner, Glass Run Channel, Squeegee, Economic Sectors, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, Domestic Work


Jeff Bezos Supports Corporate Tax Hike But Conspicuously Fails to Endorse $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, released a statement late Tuesday saying that he generally supports President Joe Biden’s desire to invest in infrastructure, along with a rise in the corporate tax rate. But some of the things Bezos doesn’t support in the statement are conspicuous in their absence.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Economy, Janet Yellen, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Trump, Bezos, Business Roundtable, Tax haven, Business Finance, Businesspeople, Bill Jeff Bezos