How a Boston Gym Chain Handles New Year’s Resolutions

How do health clubs, then, handle the jump in new memberships they see at the start of the year? A lot of planning, for starters.

How a Boston Gym Chain Handles New Year’s Resolutions

Creating opportunity | Doing good

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Gas Tank

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– The word “tagaddod” means renewable energy in Arabic. It’s an appropriate name for a startup based out of Cairo that turns used cooking oil into biodiesel. Egypt has an especially sizeable problem with families pouring oil down the drains of their sinks—polluting the country’s water supply in the process. Tagaddod wants to stop this—and use the cooking oil—for good. The company was the energy category winner at the Amman Challenge Cup earlier this month. Cofounder Ahmed Raafat traveled from Egypt to Jordan to pitch his growing company’s solution and will next head to Washington, D.C., in May to take part in the Challenge Festival. He explained the ways in which it’s different to be an entrepreneur in Egypt and why he sees the country as an ideal place to launch an energy business. You’re turning cooking oil into […]

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Gas Tank

Challenge Cup | Doing good

10 Best and 10 Worst Academic Performers (Interactive Infographic)

Using data compiled from a number of sources, we've created an interactive infographic that explores the state of the U.S. education system by highlighting the best and worst performing state education systems.

10 Best and 10 Worst Academic Performers (Interactive Infographic)

Smart government | Top Performers 2

Could an Airbag Revolutionize U.S. Healthcare?

Fueled partly by the high cost of hip fractures, the U.S. spent $2.8 trillion in 2012 on healthcare. Could a startup's innovative airbags help fix that problem?

Could an Airbag Revolutionize U.S. Healthcare?

Doing good | True innovation

You’d Never Guess Where the Food You Eat Comes From

We recently visited State Garden's manufacturing facility to find out how the food we eat gets from the farm to your local grocery store—and ultimately to your kitchen table.

You’d Never Guess Where the Food You Eat Comes From

America at work | True innovation

4 Tips From Ultra-Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Author Jenn Aubert's new book features snippets from more than 100 interviews conducted with successful women entrepreneurs. Here are 4 things she discovered.

4 Tips From Ultra-Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Creating opportunity | Doing good