Aaron Burris

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Want to Get More Customers to Say Yes? Simply Offer This 1 Thing (It's Got Nothing to Do With Marketing)

This overlooked strategy will help you increase your conversions and sales.<p>Want to increase your Average Order Value (AOV), or your conversion rates?<p>Here's a simple strategy most entrepreneurs overlook: Offer customers financing.<p>Just take a minute to think about the following scenario: Part of your …

Customers

Meet Steve Howie, The Straight Actor Who Came Out as Gay

In many ways, the best kinds of allies are those we least expect. For <i>Shameless</i> star Steve Howey, speaking out for what he knows is right has become …

LGBTQI

"13 Reasons Why" Shows How Rape Culture Spreads

*In this op-ed, Wade Davis explains how "13 Reasons Why" shows how rape culture spreads when we talk about "good" people. *<p>Since the NCAA adopted its new policy on sexual violence, I’ve spoken at major American universities on the issues of sexual assault and harassment, as well as consent. …

Feminism

Maggie Gyllenhaal had to fight to keep a realistic female orgasm in "The Deuce"

In the latest installment of The Hollywood Reporter's annual actor roundtable discussions, TV stars Angela Bassett, Claire Foy, Elisabeth Moss, Thandie Newton, Sandra Oh, and Maggie Gyllenhaal spoke candidly about the current state of Hollywood.<p>The actresses discussed current issues such as the …

Entertainment

Passengers of Honduras plane crash were from US pawn company

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Texas-based pawn shop company has confirmed that four of its executives were aboard a private jet that crashed off the end of the runway in Honduras' capital.<p>Austin-based EZCORP says that the plane was carrying its four employees and two crew members. It says those aboard …

Mexico City

Evidence is mounting that the stock market could plunge into chaos this summer

The stock market has stabilized quite nicely after a 10% correction rocked major indexes earlier this year, so it's easy to understand why investor concern has ebbed.<p>This can be seen in the spot price for the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX — also known as the stock market's fear gauge — which has …

Stock Markets

14 Digital Side Hustles You Can Start Today

<b>By Victoria Greene, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Looking to make some money or start a side project? The internet is full of voices telling us we can make money by doing this, that or the other, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds and more than half of it of it is probably spam. There are, however, …

Small Business

How to Really Listen in Conversation

Listening: the poor man’s talking. But your turn to pay attention to someone else’s blah blah will come. Here’s how to be the kind of listener you’d …

Self-help

Real Estate Experts Warn Home Prices Are About to Fall

Housing prices have recovered nicely from the bubble that was such a key factor in the last recession, but the growth could be ending soon, and a …

Real Estate

17 Signs You've Found The Love Of Your Life & Will Live Happily Ever After

For a lot of people, finding love is one of the most coveted goals in life. Some say that "when you know, you <i>know</i>" — but falling in love isn't like …

Relationships

Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss."<p>"Following your heart" will only get you so far in business. Most entrepreneurs open a business in an area they're passionate about, but the chance of failure is high. In the U.S., the …

Business Strategy

How to Invest in Marijuana

Both in the U.S. and internationally, marijuana -- especially the medical variety -- is getting more and more accepted with time. So, how do you invest in it? In this episode of <i>MarketFoolery</i>, host Chris Hill talks with Motley Fool analyst Shannon Jones about how to get exposure to the fledgling …

Cannabis

Running Your CannaBusiness

News & Media<p>May 21, 2018 | Cannabis Business Summit Staff<p>Running Your CannaBusiness<p>The cannabis industry is considered to be the fasting growing …

Marketing

If Hacking DNA Frightens You, This Will Terrify You

In an amazing and frightening 9-minute internal video Google explains the next great frontier in hacking humans<p>We're all familiar with the double helix that constitutes our genetic makeup, the incredible progress in decoding it, and the potential for hacking it to eradicate disease or even create …

Genetics

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Florida City Freaks Residents Out with 'Extreme Zombie Activity' Alert

"Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus."<p>Last Sunday night, the city of Lake Worth, Florida, suffered a power outage. It was after midnight, and these things happen, so it likely didn't seem too big of a deal for residents, especially the ones who were already …

The Walking Dead

Padma Lakshmi Tells Fan, 'Your Opinion Is Not Valuable' When Discussing Race

Like thousands of other people across the world, Padma Lakshmi spent her Saturday morning watching Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, say I do …

Women of Color

New startup wants to help you make a cash offer on a house

With bidding wars on homes flaring up all over the country, cash offers trump all<p>Anyone who has sold a home knows there’s a fair amount of uncertainty in the transaction between receiving an offer and actually closing the sale, which can take as long as 90 days. A buyer’s mortgage application could …

Real Estate

7 signs you're in love — even if you don't think you are

Falling in love is different for everyone. Some people experience love at first sight while the love story for others may take a little more time to develop. Even in those times that you are close to knowing for sure that you love someone, attempting to convince yourself differently is a common …

Relationships

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were …

Success

T.I. Is Wondering Why Tay-K Is Facing The Death Penalty But The Recent Texas School Shooter Is Not

T.I. may still be shaking off the frustration from his recent arrest outside his own gated community, but he still has time to advocate for others. The Atlanta rapper took to Instagram to speak for what he sees as a double-standard at the expense of 17-year-old Texas rapper Tay-K, who is facing the …

Santa Fe

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Asking for Permission

The most successful people have one thing in common. They don't ask for permission. Instead, they act.<p>What are your personal goals? What kind of things do you want to achieve in your life? Maybe you want to quit your job. Or, perhaps you want to start a company because you feel you're worth more …

Self-improvement

These Stats on Cannabis Sales Will Shock You

New projected numbers put the pot business on par with Netflix and McDonald's.<p>2 min read<p>If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then perhaps these numbers from Chris Walsh, an industry analyst and editorial vice president of …

Cannabis

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>7 min read<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point …

High School Football

I Hate Being High, but I’m Trying Medical Marijuana for My Chronic Pain

I was 25 the first time I smoked pot. While most of my friends had been indulging in the occasional high long before that, I grew up in a home where …

Cannabis

The 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis

The cannabis industry has made remarkable strides of late, and the first-ever High Times 100 celebrates the efforts of the men and women currently …

Cannabis

5 Fundamental Tactics for Making Your First 6 Figures, No Matter What Industry You're In

Whatever your service or product, there are only so many ways to connect, build trust and make that all-important first sale.<p>5 min read<p>With billions of people using the internet and social media every day, there has never been a better time to generate revenue as an entrepreneur. Yet, if you spend …

Small Business

Asian Woman Records Sacramento Police Officer Harassing Black Boyfriend

A man, who had a previous arrest by a cop, is now alleging that the same cop has continued to harass him. But this time it was caught on camera by …

Concealed Carry

How This Couple Saved $1 Million in 11 Years and Became Financially Independent Before 40

They aim to spend just $2 on every meal.<p>Convenience drives American cuisine, and from her kitchen in Richmond, Va., Laura Barrett has put her own, …

Personal Finance

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga