How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, #France

La Butte Aux Piafs
31 Boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris

La Butte Aux Piafs opened last summer and is already a favorite among local students who go to school in the area. One of our French editors tells us the bistro sells a special squid ink burger.


Café des Musées
49, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris

Café des Musées is a charming restaurant serving classic French dishes like entrecôte steak and house-made pâtés.


Le Petit Cambodge
20, Rue Alibert, 75010 Paris

Cambodian restaurant Le Petit Cambodge is home to the second best “bo bun” (noodle bowl) in Paris.


Pho 14
129 avenue de Choisy, 75013, Paris

Locals love it. As food blog Paris By Mouth says, “It’s easy to find Pho 14. Just look for the line.


8 Passage des Panoramas, 75002, Paris

A favorite Paris wine bar, Racines serves market-driven food with simple ingredients. It’s situated in a 19th-century shopping arcade and is known for its natural wines. A location has just opened in New York City.


Big Fernand
32 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris

Burgers are trendy in Paris right now and one of the most popular places to get them is Big Fernand. There are five house burgers, or you can build your own in true American style.


Little Fernand
45 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris

If you’re looking for a hot dog, Big Fernand’s little brother, Little Fernand, is here to fulfill your American dreams. You can also get a bag of chips, coleslaw, brownies and Dr. Pepper with your hot dog.


Dédé la frite
52 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris

Dédé la frite is where to go to get your French fry overdose.


Chez Jeannette
47 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris

For French and Mediterranean cuisine favored by Parisians, Chez Jeanette is the place to go.


La Candelaria
52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

If you’re looking for a bar that’s trendy with Parisians, head to La Candelaria. (You’ll have to walk through a taqueria to get there.)



47 rue saint-maur, 75011 Paris

There is a trendy new restaurant in Paris called Balls, it serves primarily meatballs, and we need to go there. Plus, the waiters wear T-shirts that read, “Eat My Balls”.



L’ Eclair de Génie
14 rue Pavée, 75004, Paris

As if it weren’t enough that Paris is home to a store where you can only buy cream puffs, it is also home to a store where you can only buy eclairs. L’ Eclair de Génie is partly responsible for the revival of this classic 19th-century pastry that may have been eclipsed by the macaron in recent years. Thank you, L’ Eclair de Génie, for reminding us of the glory of this fantastic dessert.



44 Rue des Martyrs, 75009, Paris

Popelini is a small pâtisserie where you can only buy cream puffs.




Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
39 Rue de Bretagne | Haut Marais, 75003 Paris
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8 Millennials That Ditched Wall Street For Social Good


Rachael Chong, 31; CEO and founder, Catchafire
As a successful investment banker, Rachael Chong was dissatisfied with her opportunities for giving back in a meaningful way. She soon swapped the corporate world for the nonprofit one, founding Catchafire, an organization which helps professionals volunteer pro bono services to nonprofits without quitting their day jobs.

Rhoden Monrose, 27; Founder, CariCorps
With an extensive banking background, Rhoden Monrose left his position at Citigroup to make the finance industry more socially responsible. He founded CariCorps under the belief that business professionals could both do well and do good. Through CariCorps, Monrose teaches millennials how to have socially responsible finance careers. Millennial members are provided with free technical and professional skills and motivated to be involved in charity and community service while working on Wall Street.

Ben Keesey, 30; Executive Director and CEO, Invisible Children
With a degree in applied mathematics, management & accounting and previous employment at finance bigwigs such as Deloitte and Touche LLP and JP Morgan & Associates, Ben Keesey was on the corporate track. But a trip to Africa changed his course — Keesey now champions the cause of those affected by the atrocities of Joseph Kony and the LRA conflict through the nonprofit Invisible Children.

Jessica Matthews, 25; CEO and founder, Uncharted Play
With a degree in economics from Harvard already under her belt and an M.B.A. in progress, Jessica Matthews seems primed for Wall Street. However, she’s used her business expertise to found Uncharted Play, a social enterprise that uses technology and playful activities to help solve real-world issues. One example is SOCCKET, a soccer ball that converts light into energy while you play. The sales from SOCCKET help provide children in need with reliable energy access.

Patrick Dowd, 26; founder and CEO, Millennial Trains Project
Patrick Dowd was an investment banking analyst for J.P. Morgan when Occupy Wall Street broke out. He remembered the positive model for youth mobilization and protest he had experienced while helping with the Jagriti Yatra train journey as a Fulbright scholar in India. Dowd eventually quit his job and pioneered the Millennial Trains Project, a nonprofit which takes millennials on crowd-funded train trips across the country. While aboard, youths participate in seminars and workshops and explore America’s social opportunities and challenges.

Alejandro Gac-Artigas, 25; Founder, Springboard Collaborative
Formerly employed by McKinsey & Company, Alejandro Gac-Artigas leapt into education with the 2011 launch of Springboard Collaborative. The Philadelphia-based organization has helped narrow the literacy gap for 642 children by providing teachers and parents with skills to incentivize learning and reading over the summer break. Gac-Artigas was motivated to found the startup because he was frustrated by the “summertime reading losses in elementary school that account for two-thirds of the achievement gap in high school.”

Krishna Ramkumar, 28; Co-founder, Avanti
Krishna Ramkumar was a senior associate with the Boston Consulting Group before founding Avanti, a collection of learning centers in four Indian cities. Avanti mentors students from low-income high schools in science and math. Last year, 6,000 students applied for the program’s 150 available spots. The India-based organization makes college a more accessible dream for students from economically disadvantaged schools.

Tinia Pina, 30; CEO and founder, Re-Nuble, Inc.
For five years Tinia Pina worked a variety of positions in the finance sector, including as a consultant, analyst, and investments accountant, before founding Re-Nuble, Inc. As a sustainable startup, Re-Nuble, Inc. takes excess food from restaurants and recycles it, using the organic nutrients to create renewable energy and organic fertilizer. Pina has expanded the organization, bringing plant-based nutrients to consumers who seek more accessible and less expensive sustainable food.


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9 Entrepreneurs Share Their “A-ha!” Moments


A-Ha Moment: What If We Made It Possible To Drink Local?
Laurisa Milici, Founder of Radiant Pig
A craft beer company


We were at Spitzer’s Corner on the Lower East Side having an awesome meal of small plates along with some delicious craft beers. While there was a good selection of beers available, we realized there were very few local New York options on tap. For a couple of beer lovers, (one being a homebrewer) we asked ourselves, ‘Why not us? Why couldn’t we be that local option?’

We left that night thinking how lucky we were to be in NYC and how we much we wanted to be part of this world. That’s why PIG stands for ‘people in gastropubs’ — because we want to make inspired brews that invoke that same sense of excitement and gratitude for other craft beer enthusiasts.


A-Ha Moment: What If Making Friends Were a Science?
Josh Jacobson, CEO of It’s Platonic
A service for meeting and making friends


I’d had the business idea for ItsPlatonic, which is the world’s No. 1 site exclusively dedicated to making new friends, for over a year before I decided to dedicate myself to it full-time. There was a significant ‘a-ha’ moment that helped me make the leap, and that was largely responsible for my cofounder joining and our investors putting in money: Friendship revolves around activities.

By helping users plan their time together on our site, there’s always a context, such as playing tennis or trying a new coffee shop, that both people are interested in and helps fuel the conversation. This ‘a-ha’ moment has been largely responsible for our success so far; our users love that they can meet people for specific activities and that ItsPlatonic meetings are never awkward, while our investors love that we’re a 100 percent unique offering in the friendship market.


A-Ha Moment: What If I Simplified My Ambitions?
Jack Sutter, Founder of TGT Wallets
Compact leather wallets


My big moment of realization came ironically from one of my biggest disappointments. I spent a couple years working on this web app idea — a really complicated and expensive visualization tool that was like a mind/space video game of your life. It was very cool, but so ambitious, and when I finally ran out of money and had to let it go, I felt like everything was impossible.

Then I had this very simple idea for a new kind of wallet to make pants fit better. It was the complete opposite of my web tool: it was tangible, I was able to make it myself, and I felt everyone in the world would understand it and want to own it. I made my first one and sold it the same day, and that simple exchange — taking a physical product and watching it turn into cash that I could take to the corner to buy a sandwich changed my life. I think it was my ‘a-ha moment.’


A-Ha Moment: What If I Applied My Job To My Personal LIfe?
James Ambler, Founder and Creative Director of Paparazzi Proposals
Proposal photography service


At the time that I proposed to my now-wife, I was working as a paparazzi photographer. In the days that followed the proposal, several friends who know the industry I worked in asked if I’d had it photographed. I’d never thought until then about photographing proposals because I didn’t think you could preserve the intimacy and raw emotion that makes them so special.

However, at that time it suddenly occurred to me that I could do just that by turning my paparazzi skills to proposals instead of celebrities. I now have a thriving business where we help clients to plan their perfect proposal and then we capture it all in a way that allows the moment to unfold naturally and for the client to be able to surprise their partner with the pictures afterwards.


A-Ha Moment: What If I Let Go of Everything I Worked Towards?
Tyler Walton, Co-Founder of Yogurtree
Alternative yogurt shop


One of the best feelings I have ever experienced was the moment I came up with my first business. I was going into my senior year at Lehigh University as a finance major and realized Wall Street was not what I wanted to do. After being a top student my whole life, I was deflated and lost. I didn’t want what I had worked my whole life for.

Fortunately, on a family trip to Florida in the summer of 2011 I had my first self-serve frozen yogurt experience. When we returned my mom mentioned that if we didn’t start a frozen yogurt store in our area someone else would. I’ll never forget the first night I researched the industry online and started creating the concept for Yogurtree. For the first time in eight months … I had a purpose.


A-Ha Moment: What If There Were A Better Way To Shop Online?
Alex Adelman, CEO and Co-Founder of Cosmic Cart
A universal “shopping cart” that makes shopping online easier


I was Christmas shopping online, buying gifts for my family and friends, and ended up checking out on eight different websites. In addition to it being a huge hassle (#firstworldproblems), going from site to site to find the right product at the right price, it also ended up compromising my credit card information. It was an all-around terrible experience. I decided that there was a better way to shop online.


A-Ha Moment: What If I Didn’t Have To Work For Someone Else?
Danielle Mehta
CEO and Creative Director


For me, the a-ha moments always seem to happen at the last second: when you think the doors are closing, when options dwindle, and hope is all but lost. Something happens where your perspective is forced to shift, and a piece of the puzzle you’ve been (unconsciously) ignoring comes into play.

The No. 1 a-ha moment for me was accepting the fact that I would never be happy working for someone else. For years I felt awful because I had jumped from job to job, industry to industry, not ever truly feeling like I’d found my path.

Sounds corny, but I finally realized that I was meant to learn something from those fateful jobs. It wasn’t that I was supposed to be unhappy, it was that if I wanted happiness, I needed to go out and make it for myself. And thus, my entrepreneurial side was born.


A-Ha Moment: What If We Realized We Could Do It Better — And Faster?
Phil Dumontet, Founder & CEO of Dashed
Food delivery service


My a-ha moment occurred during a conversation with my brother over dinner shortly after I graduated from Boston College. A large delivery service had recently gone out of business, creating a tremendous opportunity in the market. Restaurants were looking for the sales, drivers wanted to work, and customers craved the convenience of delivery.

I knew we could do it better. The excitement of the challenge motivated me. The largest complaint against the defunct delivery company was slow delivery times, so I oriented my entire company around speed, calling it DASHED and making the deliveries on my Trek mountain bike. When I started, I did all our deliveries in an average of 45 minutes, an average that remains to this day, five years later.


A-Ha Moment: What If Parties Were Eco-Friendly?
Emily Doubilet, Co-Founder of Susty Party
Sustainable partyware company


I’ve always had a passion for nature and entertaining. I’m an environmentalist who also loves a good party. I grew up marching to the beat of my own drum, and I always wanted to be a leader, create something and make a positive impact on the world. I started putting together performance art, interactive parties and entertainment that celebrated nature. I wanted sustainability to be a celebration.

However, as I performed these shows and threw these parties, I noticed how much waste was created. It was extremely difficult to find party tableware that was good for both the planet and people by being fairly, sustainably and responsibly made. In order to avoid plastic party cups, all of the eco-friendly compostable options were either plain brown or white. I couldn’t find stylish, colorful, high-quality party tableware that was environmentally and socially responsible. I knew I needed to create my own collection and simultaneously create jobs for communities in need. After meeting Jessica Holsey (president and co-founder) at a party, we put our heads together, and Susty Party was born!

Together, we are committed to working with non-profit factories who employ the blind and visually impaired, and bringing fun into the world so that party hosts can both, as is our motto, ‘respect Earth & party on!’


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Nikola Tesla’s #Quotes #Tesla











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Strange Job Interview Questions


Question:   How do you get an elephant in a fridge?

Answer:   You can get an elephant into a fridge relatively easily because they are contrary and curious creatures. That means all that is required is a sign saying ‘no elephants’ and voila. The better question would be ‘How do you get an elephant out of your fridge once he’s climbed in?’


Question:   If Germans were the tallest people in the world how would you prove it?

Answer:   Pick the tallest person in Germany and then announce a global competition with a lot of prize money for the person who is taller than them. If you have no winner then you’ve proven your point. If you do have a winner you will have lost. Also you will have a potential lawsuit over the prize money.


Question:   Which punctuation mark describes you best?

Answer:   The interrobang.


Question:   On a scale of 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer

Answer:   You were on course for a perfect 10 until you asked this question. Would you like to take a minute to think up something better and more relevant so I can grade you on that instead?


Question:   Have you ever stolen a pen from work?

Answer:   Not my own work, no. Banks? Yes. Train stations? Sure. Those little stubby pencils from Ikea? All the time. But never my own workplace.


Question:   How do you make a tuna sandwich?

Answer:   You get two tuna fish, butter them on one side, add whichever filling you prefer and then press them together.


Question:   A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

Answer:   Well, clearly he’s here for a job interview but he’s got the wrong time because he has interrupted mine. If he were a polite penguin he would probably apologise and leave but given he is already rudely wearing a sombrero indoors he would probably say something offensive.


Question:   How many cows are in Canada?

Answer:   Seven.


Question:   What do you think about garden gnomes?

Answer:   Why? What have they been saying about me?


Question:   You have a birthday cake and have exactly three slices to cut it into eight equal pieces. How do you do it?

Answer:   Looking down on the circular side use two slices to cut it into quarters. Then just turn it sideways and slice along the cream and jam layer. Three slices, eight pieces of cake. (Don’t say we never tell you anything genuinely useful!)


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#Comedy | Tom Simmons – Money Is Our God


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