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CurdBee is Five

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Five years ago, we launched CurdBee. With no funding, no experience, no marketing or promotions—just a simple app, made by a rookie team, waiting for its users. For weeks, it was just crickets and tumbleweeds at CurdBee. And then Lifehacker happened. Since then we have made constant improvements to CurdBee, and people kept signing up.

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The Bees Are Here

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Last weekend I was visited by bees. It was raining heavily, and a few of them were gathered around a flowerpot at home, searching for nectar. I was hopeful, and when I checked after the rain, they had indeed set up home in a place I designed for them, fifteen months ago. The long wait is finally over.

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Laid-back and Passionate

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An island mentality and Buddhist undertones in culture has made Sri Lankans a rather unmaterialistic lot in general. There are outliers, especially given increased Westernisation, but a notion of 'satisfactory living' is still clearly noticeable. Visitors from more driven and competitive places find this both irritating and inspiring.

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Mythifying the Startup

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Myth is not just the stuff of novels. It is a living, breathing phenomenon that transmits through people, shaping and defining their lives. All countries and peoples have myths. So do companies and startups.

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Kalaro: Knitting Nature into Wool

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Priyantha Subasinghe knows about wools and yarns. He has a keen eye for design, and he also knows about business. Priyantha has learnt well from his father, and is now blazing his own trail with Kalaro, producing gorgeous knitwear with a unique Sri Lankan twist.

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Swing It Like Sunil

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The Sinhala-Tamil New Year is just a few weeks away, and this is the time when swings start showing up at Sri Lankan homes and gardens. Today I met Sunil Monarawila, an entrepreneur from Gampaha who runs a small business creating swings for both children and adults.

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