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Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Lawn Mowing

This platform lets you invest in companies—and make money as soon as they do

While working in venture capital, Catherine Yushina and Grace Leung Shing noticed one kind of company that kept getting rejected: the stable, …

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and it’s possible to overdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is “how do I get a VC to back my startup?” These founders aren’t worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects …

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.<p>But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as …

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Here’s How I Launched My Startup Without Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

Why It's Better to Raise Debt than Equity

Many experts will tell you to raise equity when starting your business. Here's why they're wrong.<p>As you start to build your business from garage to office, the issue of funding will become abundantly clear.<p>So which road should you go down: building debt or equity? While many experts feel that …

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Bore down on your core with the suitcase deadlift

5 Ways Venture Capital Can Steal Your Dream

Many entrepreneurs chase VC funding, but the ones who fail to get it may be better off than those who do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When faced with the frustrating constraint of limited capital, many entrepreneurs contemplate venture capital (VC) as a potential …

Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says

Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" and in it he gives hundreds of examples of surprising intelligence from non-human species, including many instances where other animals appear to be smarter than we are.<p>…

Let’s make Series A terms more logical by moving to object-oriented capital

Gil Penchina Contributor<p>Gil Penchina is a partner at IDG Ventures and Flight.vc.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>SEC shows support for ICOs that are not obviously securities<p>Seed terms have gotten much better, but I still find Series A (and beyond) term sheets frustrating. I think we can change the …

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Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice.<p>Pitchbot simulates a pitch …

Civil rights groups urge Facebook to fix 'racially biased' moderation system

A coalition of more than 70 social and racial justice organizations urged Facebook to adopt reforms that would better target abusive content and harassment<p>Facebook allows white supremacists to spread violent threats while censoring Black Lives Matter posts and activists of color, according to civil …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

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Strength, Coordination, and Power With Kettlebells

<b>Welcome to kettlebell workouts with coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> There are two workouts each week which can be done on any two non-consecutive days you have …

Hiding your tracks from Trump: Online privacy worries heat up

There's something about a Donald Trump administration in charge of the US National Security Agency that has folks taking government surveillance very seriously.<p>Encrypted email provider ProtonMail and encrypted chat service Signal saw a spike in new users after the election. What's more, privacy …

Evernote employees will be able to read your notes, but you can stop them

Evernote will enforce a change in its privacy policy in January 2017 that will allow some of its employees to read your notes.<p>That’s a bummer for fans of the massively popular note-taking app who also happen to value their privacy. The company says it’s making this change in order to “make sure …

12 Things You Should Never Say to a Potential Investor

If you're intent on going the VC route, then what you do say in your pitch is just as important as what you don't.<p>While venture capital isn't right for the vast majority of businesses, if you've decided to go that route then I'm going to assume you're doing your homework on how to put together a …

5 Definitive Laws First-Time Entrepreneurs Must Adopt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love giving back and helping others. I recently created a Facebook group that now has more than 4,000 entrepreneurs. We discuss startups and share information. It gives me good insight into some of the different obstacles entrepreneurs …

Seven quick tips for starting your company off strong

After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an enterprise ambassador for The Prince's Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven lessons about starting up I have learned along the way.<p><b>1. Don't start out</b> …

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary, it asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all …

25 Numbers That Show Police Killings Are A Bigger Problem Than We Ever Knew

Two comprehensive reports published since Saturday provide new information about police killings in the United States, filling a void left by the lack of a national standard for reporting the use of deadly force.<p>The Washington Post on Saturday published an analysis of 2015 fatal police shootings …

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

10 European VCs You Want To Raise Funding From

Stories about tech startups closing new rounds of funding are prevalent. Plenty of familiar VC and investment house names season the tech industry. Yet, many great alternatives exist outside of the traditional U.S. tech hubs, especially in Europe. Additionally, some of the U.S giants have extensive …

How To Craft A Concise Pitch Investors Will Care About

Over the course of many years working in venture capital and the video game business, I’ve listened to hundreds of pitches for new companies and …

How To Start A Startup Out Of A Passion, Raise Money, And Grow A Company

Ask any entrepreneur, it takes dedication, hard work, and skill to grow a company. But more than that, certain entrepreneurs have a unique passion and talent to take a start-up from zero to sixty, and see opportunities where others fail.<p>“I had a unique set of resources,” explains software …

One thing you need to give investors if you want to have a billion-dollar startup

Now these companies are increasingly common. According to The Wall Street Journal's "Billion-Dollar Club" list, 90 companies have billion-dollar valuations.<p>And if Uber raises yet another round of financing — it is rumored to be raising between $1.5 billion and $2 billion— it stands to become the …

Why we need a standardized IoT tech stack

Everyone is talking up IoT (the Internet of Things) as the next mega trend. Analysts are predicting that IoT will be a multi-trillion dollar category, and thousands of companies, from GE to Evernote, are redefining themselves as IoT companies.<p>Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle has “IoT” placed neatly at the …