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Saving the world can be profitable, and a new tool is showing how

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With their dollars and reach, entrepreneurs and investors have significant leverage to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. A new tool shows them how — and that it’s good for business, too.

The Global Opportunity Explorer details out 300 ways companies can engage in “sustainable innovation,” leading to better societies as well as new business opportunities.

The platform’s purpose is to inspire entrepreneurs and investors around the world to see big challenges — like world hunger, water scarcity, and gender equality — not as risks, but as potential markets.

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This craft beer company tackles food waste in a very real, delicious way

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What makes a crisp pale ale taste even better? Knowing you’re fighting food waste with every sip.

Toast Ale, a craft beer company founded by author and food waste activist Tristram Stuart, collects fresh surplus bread from bakeries that would otherwise hit the trash and uses it to brew a unique kind of beer. The company has made waves in the UK since 2016, donating profits to Stuart’s organization Feedback.

Now, with a new Indiegogo campaign, it’s finding its way to U.S. shelves this summer. And 100 percent of the proceeds will go to charities fighting food waste.

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Architecture

5 Space-Saving Storage Solutions for Your Clothes and Makeup

A good rule to follow so you can avoid hoarding clothes and makeup you don’t need: Stick to just filling up a certain container. This trick is the ultimate space saver especially if you go on one too many shopping sprees. The storage or container of choice should also be nice to look at, giving […]

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Kris Jenner’s House On ‘KUWTK’ Is Up For Grabs

The house owned by Kris Jenner’s on Keeping Up with the Kardashians is being sold for $8.995 million. Of course, she did not actually live in this house due to security reasons. With the break-ins and robberies the family has experienced, they can never be too careful. The official name of the house is Palazzo […]

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Elon Musk and U.S. tech giants tell Trump not to ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

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Elon Musk and other titans of the U.S. tech sector are urging President Donald Trump not to pull the United States out of a landmark climate change accord.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO signed an open letter expressing “strong support” for keeping the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement. The letter, which ran as a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, lists 30 executives from some of the world’s biggest and most influential companies, including Virgin Group, General Electric, Walt Disney Co., and Coca-Cola.

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Art

10+ Of The Funniest Design Fails By “Crappy Design”

From two gay lions on Noah’s Ark to a bottle of boy syrup, these hilarious fails show that designers are always just a tiny step away from screwing up. These pics were collected from a subreddit called “Crappy Design”, which features some of the funniest examples of their work that prove the importance of every punctuation mark and other little details. These designers don’t necessarily have bad intentions (except the one who decided to install mirror ceilings in the bathroom), but their creations turned out to be better at amusing people rather than carrying out the tasks they were supposed to.

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Apple sends out press invites for June 5 WWDC keynote

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Here we go! We already told you to mark your calendars for June 5-9 for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and now you can set your clocks.

Apple sent out press invites to its 28th annual WWDC keynote on Tuesday. The show will kick off at 10 a.m. PT at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

WWDC is expected to a big one this year. Not only are we expecting to see new versions of Apple’s iOS and macOS, watchOS and tvOS, we may also hear more about Apple’s push into original video and expansion with Apple Music. Read more…

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Finally, someone combines a salt shaker, Bluetooth speaker and mood lighting

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Salt and Bluetooth technology are paired in one of the weirder inventions for the “smart” home.

Smalt (yes, really) pairs a music player, mood lighting, centerpiece and flavor enhancer into one gadget. Right now, it’s just a concept, so you can’t buy one yet. 

On the device’s website, it’s pegged more as a smart centerpiece that happens to have a salt dispenser. And a Bluetooth connection to your phone to play music. And a rainbow of light colors to “create the ambience that’s right for the night.”

Surprise your guests and their palate with fun, interactive way to bring out #flavor —> https://t.co/UuieTQncli #Salt #Kitchen #Tech pic.twitter.com/sTG5EutYEw

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Apple hints its Echo killer could have a touchscreen

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Enjoy the 70-percent lead while you can Amazon, because Apple’s coming to slay Alexa and the Echo. Well, it’ll try.

In an interview with India’s Gadgets360, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, dropped the first hints for its long-rumored smart assistant speaker that’ll reportedly be powered by Siri.

Despite refusing to talk about the Echo and Google Home, Schiller didn’t shy away from talking about voice-based devices as a whole. While he says Apple is heavily invested in Siri, Schiller talked up both the advantages and disadvantages of having a display. Read more…

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