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You Can Now Buy Marijuana-Infused Pizza

A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana dispensary that specializes in flavorful edibles will now serve up weed-infused pizzas.<p>Ermont Inc., a medical …

Make money on YouTube: How to get richer by creating and sharing videos on the internet

YouTube sure seems like a good way to make a quick buck. After all, if Ryan, a now-famous 3-year-old toy reviewer, can build an audience in the …

Pandora nabs $480 million from SiriusXM while offloading Ticketfly for $200 million

Pandora has settled ongoing speculation about its future by confirming it has received a $480 million investment from SiriusXM while offloading its ticketing business Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200 million.<p>Rumors that Pandora was courting buyers have persisted for a while, with SiriusXM touted as …

Venture Capital

Want to be rich? Here's all the advice you'll ever need

I’ve been offering financial advice professionally for nearly 40 years. I’m also a millionaire several times over.<p>During my decades in the trenches, …

A 9-Move Circuit For Bigger, Stronger, Injury-Proof Shoulders

Grab a couple dumbbells and supersize your shoulders<p>If you want to sculpt your shoulders and make your waist look smaller, then give this 9-exercise dumbbell a circuit a try!<p>Do each move in the order listed with no more than 20 seconds of rest and transition between moves:<p>1. Dumbbell incline …

Muscle

Culture Wars

Atlanta eats its young.<p>That might be a cold-blooded accusation to level at a town dripping with so much black cultural currency. But the hip-hop capital has gained more than it's ever contributed to its greatest export.<p>Welcome to the city too player to hate. Where a handful of Dungeon dragons gave …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Cancer-Fighting Foods—Plus What to Avoid

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

Wellness

Nicki Minaj Enlists Drake, Lil Wayne for Remy Ma Response Song

Rapper also releases new tracks "Changed It" and "Regret in Your Tears"<p>Nicki Minaj responded to Remy Ma's "Shether" and "Another One" taunts after a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

7 Honest Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail (That Have Nothing to Do With Their Ideas) | Inc.com

If I had a nickel for every time I heard the phrase, "So I have this idea...".<p>The truth is, ideas are only as good as the people who execute them--a mantra I learned first-hand from Emmy Nominated Creative Director (and mentor) Ron Gibori. Having an idea, no matter how smart or unique or …

Entrepreneurship

17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is staying on top of everything. You have to respond to emails, make sure your website works perfectly, organize projects, keep in touch with your network, and avoid getting …

Pyle’s new Bluetooth Vertical Turntable can play digital music, as well as vinyl

When you think of a turntable, the “table” part of the name likely informs a lot of what you’re imagining, namely a record sitting on a spinning …

Future Is Now The First-Ever Artist With No. 1 Debuts In Back-To-Back Weeks

HNDRXX is officially at No. 1, replacing the spot held last week by FUTURE.<p>Future is now the first-ever artist with No. 1 debuts in back-to-back …

Kendrick Lamar Calls His New Album 'Urgent': 'I’m Not Addressing the Problem Anymore'

Kendrick Lamar is further building anticipation for his new album, which is due out on TDE at some point this year.<p>In an interview with <i>The New York</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Inside Too Short's Warehouse-Sized Digital BoomBox

California rapper Todd Shaw chose the name Too Short to kick off his hip-hop career in the Bay Area three decades ago, but these days, he’s spending much of his time in a Los Angeles compound that’s, well, almost too large.<p>Last year Too Short, who sometimes styles his nom de plume as Too $hort, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Yes, There Is A Type Of Pot That Helps You Lose Weight

One of the key characteristics of consuming marijuana is the increased desire to eat, commonly referred to as the munchies. But what if there was a marijuana that could help you lose weight?<p>The increased appetite symptom of cannabis consumption is what make the product great for people suffering …

Cannabis

Here Are Some Tips on Booking and Etiquette of Being an Opening Band

The Booking and Etiquette of Being an Opening Band<p>Updated May 07, 2018<p>Becoming a warm-up band or an opening act requires some legwork, but also some …

Indie Music

Rappers & Producers - Peter Whitt Answers Your Music Publishing & Contract Questions

Most Americans Have No Savings But Loan The Government $200-300 Every Month

A recent Bankrate survey showed 66 million Americans have exactly zero dollars in savings to cover an emergency expense. This lack of savings is not confined to poor households, since a Federal Reserve study showed that 47 percent of all Americans would be unable to cover a surprise $400 expense. …

Personal Finance

3 minute Intensive Fat-loss routine

Passive Income Streams: Dividends, Interest Income, and Rents

Build Wealth With Dividends, Interest Income, and Rents<p>Updated April 15, 2018<p>There is one main reason to invest your money, and that is so you have …

Investing

Look and Feel Years Younger by Enjoying This Age Reversing Blend

Things such as smoking, drinking alcohol and eating unhealthy (junk) foods can speed up the aging process and also that can put us on a fast track to …

3 Stocks to Buy for Under $10 With 25%-Plus Upside

There’s a million different ways to hunt for stocks to buy. But for investors who like to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong looking at cheap …

Build your business for the 21st century with this A-to-Z modern marketing instruction

There are more moving parts than ever to build a successful business, what with factors like social media, deep analytics and an ever-broadening pool of competitors to consider. Getting potential customers to your business takes expert knowledge of the market landscape, and you can lock it down …

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren’t fundraising. Here’s how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

Same old song, brand new context: 12 playlist ideas that can breathe new life into your back-catalog

Your songs don’t expire.Every Monday I look forward to listening to Discover Weekly, a personalized playlist updated each week by Spotify with songs …

Playlist

WEALTHY WEDNESDAY 03 | 9 EASY STEPS TO BUILD WEALTH FAST

Got a great idea for a business? Before you go any further, read this

Many startups fail because they create a product no one wants. Entrepreneur Ian James explains how to prevent this<p>If you have a burning business idea, 2017 could be the year you make it happen. But before you take the plunge to launch your new venture, leave behind a successful career, or pivot an …

Entrepreneurship

Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress

The tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.<p>Despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, Latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership …

Computer Science

California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired …

Cannabis

LiquiGlide raises $16 million to get every last drop out of packages or tanks

If you think it’s frustrating trying to get that last drop of ketchup out of the bottle, or toothpaste out of the tube, imagine having to waste and clean valuable and sticky substances from pipes or tanks in a factory.<p>A startup called LiquiGlide has raised $16 million in a new round of venture …

Startups