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4 Wildly Successful Companies Started by Stay-at-Home Moms

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this week seemed like a great time to give a tip of our caps to stay-at-home moms, including these four who used clever ideas to become business moguls. 1. The Baby Food Revolution Of course only a mother could found such a successful baby food company. In the late [...]

Alphabet of Computing

If you think that Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, think again: there was a “third founder” of Apple. In 1976, Ronald Wayne gave up his 10% stake of the fledgling company for $800 because he was worried that the company would fold and that he would be liable for debts incurred [...]

The Lesser-Known Namesakes of 4 Selective Schools

You know the schools, but do you know the names behind them? 1. William Marsh Rice (Rice University, Houston, Tex.) Wealthy Houston merchant and investor William Marsh Rice planned to leave most of his fortune to the development of a new university. But in 1900, he suffered a demise of the untimely variety when he wound up [...]