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Where are the world’s highest minimum wages?

The US state of New York has passed legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15, bringing it level with the rate in …

Property rights for world's poor could unlock trillions in 'dead capital': economist

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When it comes to alleviating poverty and allowing people to live up to their potential, prize-winning Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto divides the world into two groups: the ones who have defined property rights and those who do not.<p>About two billion …

Property Rights

5 Practical Ways to Become a More Independent Thinker

The reason we have more followers than leaders in our society.<p>A few weeks ago, I was interviewing Adam Markel. Markel suggested one of the issues within society is that as children we are trained to be <i>"Good followers not good leaders".</i><p>Before we are even born, our parents biases and beliefs are …

This Is The One Difference Between A Gaming PC And A Consumer PC

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do gaming PCs differ from regular PCs?</i><p><i>Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Systems Designer & Technology Enthusiast, on Quora</i><p>We’ve all heard the term “Gaming PC,” alternately mentioned as the pivotal achievement in computer hardware or as bottomless pits into …

Nadja Swarovski: She wants the world to sparkle - CNN Style

Written by By Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN<p>Admittedly, "shine bright like a Swarovski crystal" isn't quite as catchy a lyric, but it is a more accurate description of Rihanna's now infamous, sparkling and very sheer dress from the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) event.<p>The gown, by …

35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable

Every employer wants employees who contribute to the overall success of the company. Here's how the best bring long-term ROI.<p>An employee doesn’t have to be a top salesperson to bring exponential value to a company. Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their …

Leadership

A group of Harvard scientists have built a 3D printer that’s actually useful

Despite all the fanfare, 3D printing has yet to hit its stride. Up until now, its best uses have been in designing, prototyping, and making creepy copies of yourself. This tends to stem from the fact that you can generally only print with one material at a time, and in most cases, it’s faster to …

3D Printing

L.A.'s Banamex to close, pay $140 million in money laundering probe

Banamex USA, a Century City unit of Citigroup Inc. that served customers doing business in Mexico and the U.S., has agreed to shut down and pay $140 million in penalties to settle state and federal money-laundering probes.<p>Citigroup said in a news release Wednesday that it would "wind down" Banamex …

Opinion: Here’s how you can be ‘The Millionaire Next Door’

The word “millionaire” used to evoke a world of extravagant wealth. But, these days, it’s nothing special, as everyone needs to save at least $1 …

Personal Finance

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows<p>Private investors stand to lose $4.2tn (£2.7tn) on the value of their holdings from the impact of climate change by 2100 even if global warming is held at plus 2C, a report …

How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $2 Million on Kickstarter

Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not forgetful.<p>Sanghavi, who grew up in India and owns a company there, was …

Kellogg School

Emerging market currencies crash on Fed fears and China slump

Brazil faces a 'perfect storm' as the country as the country slides deeper into recession, the politics go haywire and the Fed prepares to raise rates<p>The currencies of Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey have all crashed to multi-year lows as investors flee emerging markets and commodity prices …

Economics

What’s the easiest way to undo the harm of sitting all day?

Sitting all day is terrible for you. So terrible, recent studies have found, that regular exercise isn’t enough to counteract its many harms.<p>So …

Building The Chinese Century Hits A Wall At Baha Mar

If you’re worried about China taking over the world, Baha Mar may help you breathe a bit easier. The $3.5 billion casino resort in the Bahamas, the largest hospitality project ever in the Caribbean, was supposed to revivify tourism and the national economy and help China extend its economic and …

6 reasons why Europe should be worried about Catalonia's push for independence from Spain

Now it seems that what first appeared as reduced tensions between Madrid and Spain's north-eastern province was merely the calm before the mother of all storms.<p>Last Friday the coalition of pro-independence parties in Catalonia announced a single list of candidates for regional elections scheduled …

Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land

Now he has almost nothing and is seeking compensation in Ugandan courts from the palm oil plantations he blames for seizing the land and destroying his livelihood.<p>As land grabs by local firms linked to multinationals drive small-holder farmers out of business, a rights group behind a February bid …

The 5 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do At Your Next Job Interview

There is no bigger red flag than victim mentality.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some of the biggest red flags in an interviewee?</i><p><i>Answer by Sarah Smith, VP of Recruiting/HR at Quora, on Quora</i><p>I’ve had the fortune to interview hundreds of people (maybe over a thousand by now) in …

Employment

How Shark Week’s lies damaged truth in our culture

Discovery is going back to nonfiction.<br>Is it too late?<p>By Andy Dehnart<p>An extinct shark took only two hours to ravage Shark Week, destroying what the …

For novice restaurateurs, risk of failure is high

Ari Taymor's 3-year-old restaurant Alma basks in the kind of acclaim most young chefs can barely begin to fathom.<p>Within a year of opening, when Taymor and business partner Ashleigh Parsons were just 26 years old, the downtown Los Angeles eatery was crowned the best in the country by Bon Appetit …

10 Unusual Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Should Read

The CEO of Facebook is known to be a bit weird around the edges, and so is his 'recommended reading' list.<p>In previous posts, I provided must-read suggestions from some of the most famous entrepreneurs in the world. If I were to generalize, each reading list would have the following …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<p>By Brett Nelson

The Productivity Mistake Everyone Is Making

Showing off how many hours you work? You may be hurting your entire team.<p>Getting the job done day in and day out is tough. I always go through periods where my productivity starts slacking, and I can feel the laziness bug start creeping in. To get back on track, I follow a few steps and I'm back in …

Time Management

Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

Trump is leading another national poll, from CNN, of the Republican field. And two NBC/Marist College polls place him in first and second, respectively, in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.<p>Here's a quick breakdown:<p>Nationally: According to the CNN poll, Trump leads with 18% of the …

Government

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …

Astronomy

A woman created a stunning résumé to land her dream tech job — it got her immediate interviews with Airbnb, Uber, and LinkedIn

Mufleh, who recently moved from the Middle East to San Francisco, had been fascinated with travel and culture ever since she worked for Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah between 2006 and 2009.<p>When her direct attempts to get in touch with Airbnb to apply for a job didn't yield any results, she …

Employment

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.<p>Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.<p>Great …

Public Speaking

If You're Not Happy, Stop Complaining and Make a Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you seen an, “Ugh, I hate Mondays” post on social media? Or how about the classic “FML” status update? F**k your life? Seriously?<p>Those who are completely happy have put themselves in that position because anything …

Happiness

The Real Secret to Success Isn't Really a Secret

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over my career, I have observed people with different personalities, backgrounds, and behavioral styles achieve success in life. Many times I wondered if there was a reoccurring theme running through their success stories that would …

Self-improvement

What impact will artificial intelligence have on our jobs?

The HAL 9000 wants your job.<p>OK, it’s not the HAL 9000 (yet) but all over the world, intelligent machines are replacing jobs at an alarming rate. And …

Billionaire private-equity CEO David Rubenstein explains how rich kids are at a 'disadvantage'

Here's a transcript:<p>One of the complicating things of life if you're successful is — 'What about your children?'<p>My wife and I have three children. They've grown up in what you could call an 'advantaged' upbringing. I grew up in what could've been called a 'disadvantaged' upbringing. But actually, …

Private Equity