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7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

Hotel Trend: Modular Glamping

We started off camping in tents. The wilderness doubled as playground and commode, and food was cooked over the fire. Then came glamping, still …

7 essential MOOCs for budding social entrepreneurs

Starting a business to make the world a better place is a worthy and even fashionable idea. But what does creating a social enterprise really entail, …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

Exclusive First Look At Sir Richard Branson's Exotic Moskito Island (Updated)

UPDATED (9/11/17)- Prayers go out to Sir Richard Branson, his workers and many animals all affected by the massive Hurricane Irma. Branson’s Moskito island was completely destroyed this week as the category 5 hurricane passed directly over the island. The following are my memories of the beautiful …

Why Applying To Business School Should Be Easier, But Not Easy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Securing a place in one of the world’s top MBA programs is not easy. Nor should it be. To stand out in such a highly competitive applicant pool you have to demonstrate a level of intellectual vitality, personal character, professional competence, and …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Rabbit Beach May Just Be The Best Beach In The World

You wouldn't be the first person to think this is the best beach in the world. Isola dei Conigli, or "Rabbit Island," is an island waaay out in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013, its main beach was rated the best in the world by TripAdvisor, whose travelers adore it for its "crystal clear" water, …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Crowdfunding To Narrow The Gender Gap in Venture Capital

If you don’t know the story of women and venture capital, you should. Here’s what the data says…<p>Of the 6,793 companies funded by VCs between 2011 and 2013, only 2.7% of those companies had a woman at the helm as CEO – according to the recent Babson College study titled “Women Entrepreneurs and …

Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car

The AeroMobil 3.0 brings us one step closer to what we all thought we'd have in the future -- a flying car.<p>Even though we're quickly getting lots of the "tech of tomorrow" that was promised when I was a kid (wristwatch phone anyone?), there's still one big gaping hole in futuristic technology -- …

This Rescued Bunny's Incredible Recovery Is Testament To Hard Work Of Pet Shelters Everywhere

Had it taken even one more day for little Ping to be discovered, it certainly would have been too late.<p>Instead, the tiny rabbit, found among tall grass in Chicago’s Ping Tom Park, will be ready for adoption in a matter of weeks, thanks to the animal shelter that rescued him and the donors who …

Christie’s Makes History With $853 Million Sale of Contemporary Art

Andy Warhol’s ‘Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]’ Sells for $82 Million<p>Contemporary art collectors can be summed up in a word right now: Insatiable. Christie’s International in New York made auction history Wednesday when it sold $853 million of contemporary art in about the same time it takes to watch a …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Adventures in Quito: A Mountain Trek During Which Ecuador Reminds Me That it is The Rainy Season!

One of the activities I've been looking forward to the most since arriving in Ecuador is trekking in the Andes. Don't get me wrong, I've loved …

Chobani Launches Food Incubator to Disrupt Industry

<i>Will Catalyze Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs</i><p>The food industry is in desperate need of disruption. Americans spend more than $1.6 trillion every year on food. Much of the packaged food that Americans buy lacks sufficient nutrients and often contains harmful chemicals and sugar. We have the …

Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

How can we unleash more social entrepreneurs? How can we empower more students to make a difference?<p><i>Aaron Maurer's students in Bettendorf, Iowa</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How Debra Messing Accidentally Lost 20 Pounds

Now, it's a different story. The 45-year-old <i>Mysteries of Laura</i> actress now favors "really, really clean, healthy foods." For example, she makes a green juice every morning that contains high-energy superstars like kale, spinach, celery, ginger, lemon, and cucumber.<p>It makes sense that Debra lost …

Airline and Hotel Apps Get Lousy Reviews from Users

Airline, hotel mobile and car rental apps get the worst ratings from travelers and the gap between them and the most-popular travel-booking apps is …

Three Ways To Change The Ratio of Women Receiving VC | Inc.com

Ask almost any female founder in tech and she'll tell you that the stats on women raising venture capital remain dim. Despite the one-off success stories, the trend remains nothing short of depressing. And yet female entrepreneurs launch more companies and make more in revenue than their male …

Eat to Lose Weight and Build Muscle: How the NFL Does It

10 Best Chicago Tech and Civic Organizations

 <p>Like any ecosystem, Chicago’s tech community leans on more than just its inhabitants to sustain its growth. Yes, startups, entrepreneurs, and …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …