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Alain Ducasse’s Chocolate Factory in Paris

“I had a dream of making my own chocolate, making it the traditional way, from bean to bar — a careful, slow, patient work,” says world-renowned chef …

Design

Adam Smith on the financial crisis

TIRED of lightweights bickering over the financial crisis and its aftermath? Of economic upheaval becoming merely fodder for intellectually dishonest …

Economics

Paying For College: 7 Myths And Mistakes Costing Families Thousands

<b>Myth: Good Grades = College Aid</b><br>Academic merit aid is a grant offered by some colleges to students based on a student’s grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT score. Ivy League and other elite colleges like Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt do not offer academic merit aid to students, but they …

3 Key Lessons Investors Can Take From 2014

The market was up, the market was down, but the smart money held steady.<p>Many investors will look back on 2014 as an exciting year during which the …

Stock Markets

A modest proposal for the equitable treatment of the taller passenger

THIS blog often applauds the impact that low-cost carriers have on the travelling habits of everyday consumers. Thanks to a canny mixture of …

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

The Brain

Why is everyone so busy?

THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard …

Economics

Between great and so-so

A GLANCE at the global rankings of universities suggests that nothing much has changed in recent years. MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford and a few …

Europe

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly.<p>Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Stop Worrying About Your Job, And Focus On Your Career

For years and years we’ve been telling entrepreneurs, “Make sure to spend time planning your business, not just filling orders and sending out invoices.” The mantra for entrepreneurs has always been “Spend as much time working <b>on</b> your business as working <b>in</b> it.”<p>For an entrepreneur, that means carving …

You Hate Your Job But You're Scared To Quit

You wake every morning miserable because you can’t stand the thought of going to the office to do a job you hate. You moan and groan so much about the job you hate that not only are you miserable, but everyone around you is as well. You get through each day of misery only to go home to bed so you …

Why It's So Hard to Make New Friends

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery 29.</i><p>So, you’re an adult now (even if you don’t always feel like one). Maybe you eat popcorn and fro-yo …

Relationships

Five Reasons Why Millennials Love Listicles

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>Just kidding. This isn’t a listicle. But let’s be honest. As much as we hate to admit it, we do love listicles. Listicles are criticized for being low-brow, badly written and uninformative. And yet …

Better off Red: Great Bottles Under $20

It’s a sad and simple fact that wine hasn’t experienced quite the same boom as craft beer. It’s not that everyone saw <i>Somm</i> and pegged the whole …

11 Cool Paris Hotels You Have To Experience

Say Bonjour to Paris, the global hub for haute couture and classical architecture as we know it. Inspiring designers since the 1500’s, it’s no …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

My Self-Employment Success Story: How I Quit Corporate To Work For Myself

Seven months ago I transitioned out of a corporate job in market research to work for myself full-time.<p>By the time I left my day job to become a personal finance coach, I had nine clients, $22,000 in savings to cover my living expenses and $5,000 in a business account.<p>This is how I did it.<p><b>Getting</b> …

16 Interview Tips From A Job-Hunting Classic

Back in 1982, I was two years out of college and working, unhappily, as a secretary/receptionist for <i>The American Lawyer</i> magazine. Though I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for its then-editor Steven Brill, in those days at least, he had a terrible temper and would curse at me when I …

Design Spotlight: The Bowlus Road Chief

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Eat, Sleep, Meditate And 6 Other Surprising Tricks To Making Smarter Money Decisions

<i>This is part of a series of posts based on conversations with panelists at a WIE Symposium that took place in New York this weekend. WIE stands for “Women, Inspiration and Enterprise” and panelists ranged from Neera Tander, president of the Center for American Progress, to fitness entrepreneur</i> …

Want To Grow Your Business? Grow Your People! Part 1

Want to achieve your strategic goals each year and progress to your long-term vision? Engage your employees as your collaborators. They are your most important assets. Invest in them. Get to know them. Tap into your employees’ talents and unleash their potential in ways that mutually benefit them …