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China's Grip on Rare Earths May Have Proven Too Strong for Trump

The U.S. appears to have shelved its plan to levy tariffs on a critical collection of minerals used in everything from hybrid vehicles to electronic …

China

22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

Amalfi Coast

13 Underrated Skills That Agencies Look For In New Hires

There are a number of traits that employers look for when hiring new talent. However, sometimes there are skills not included in a traditional job listing that can add exponential value to a position or company.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Agency Council about their thoughts on the most …

Creative Work

You don't need perfect timing, just time, to earn big returns in the stock market

Riding all of the stock market’s ups – and none of its downs – is a popular fantasy. Who wouldn’t want to skip rough patches such as early 2018, late 2015 or all of 2008?<p>Alas, it’s impossible. Even the greatest investors are wrong maybe a third of the time.<p>But here’s some good news: You don’t need …

Stock Markets

How to Build a Profitable Business Online by Selling Nothing

Learn three simple strategies to help you stack on more revenue without the headaches of fulfillment and customer support.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a business that contains no fulfillment, deliverables or customer support and can be sold for 25 times its …

Profit

The IRS is warning retirees of this impending surprise tax

When the IRS repeatedly warns you of an impending tax bill, you should listen.<p>The tax agency has been on an awareness campaign all summer, telling …

Income Tax

19 Astonishing Quotes About The Internet Of Things Everyone Should Read

Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one …

Internet of Things

20 Popular Side Hustles That Will Make Your Salary Soar

These weekend jobs can help pad your bank account.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Traditional 9-to-5 jobs provide a stable, steady income for many Americans. But life isn't always steady, and some people need to find ways to make extra cash on the side to pay off debt or just to …

Customer Service

How I Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire CEO in Two Years (And You Can, Too)

Five things you need (and five things you don't) to start a successful online business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is written by Colin Wayne, CEO of Redline Steel, who is an Advisor in The Oracles.</i><p>I’m a high school dropout—no college education, no …

Entrepreneurship

How to Paint a Porcelain Tub, Sink or Toilet

Paint your tub shiny white.<p>Step 1<p>Clean the fixture thoroughly with trisodium phosphate (TSP). TSP will remove all of the soap scum and grime from the …

Home Improvement

Online courses in data science that could help you snag a new job

Move over, software developers. The sexist job title award now goes to data scientists.<p>You might be thinking — there's absolutely nothing sexy about …

Data Science

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

Why Wealthy People May Want to Take Social Security at 62

Delaying Social Security to full retirement age or later could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, maybe even more, in unnecessary taxes if you …

Retirement

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.<p>Insulating an attic will also save money on energy costs.<p>See how to install a door in a …

Home Improvement

5 marketing certifications that matter to recruiters

You’re looking to kick-start your career in marketing—as are thousands of others—so you must find a way to stand out.<p>Set yourself apart by earning …

Marketing

Cambridge Scientists Develop a Whole New Way to Harness Energy From Sunlight

Semi artificial photosynthesis takes a cue from plants.<p>One of the more long shot efforts to not only develop more renewable energy, but also to help …

Clean Energy

Seven ways to help avoid dementia

Watch your weight<p>Among the biggest risk factors for dementia are diabetes and mid-life obesity, which can double your chances of dementia at a later age. Links have also been found between elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and the risk of dementia, although these are not conclusive. …

Dementia

How to avoid the costly Medicare mistake that too many people make

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My husband retired last year at 74. He had originally signed up for Medicare Part A and Part B. But during his employment, he cancelled Part B because of the company's private health insurance. When he retired, we used COBRA to continue that insurance coverage for our family. (I’m not …

Retirement

Do You Really Even Need a Financial Advisor?

Your financial advisor may have the expertise, but are they making the smartest decisions with your money?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town lays out why you don't need a financial advisor to help you invest your money …

Financial Planning

Here’s How to Remove Those Popcorn Ceilings Yourself

There’s a lot to love about older homes—the character! The quirks! The superior construction materials!—but one thing modern homeowners usually don’t …

Home Improvement

EZ Wheelie turns regular bikes into e-bikes in one minute

There are quite a few kits around that will turn a regular bike into an electric bike, but few promise to do so as painlessly as the EZ Wheelie. The …

Knowledge Management

How to Repel Squirrels Naturally

Too many squirrels can drive you absolutely nuts.<p>Step 1<p>Place 1 cup of crushed chili peppers into a large plastic container and add 1 gallon of …

Gardening

26 Of The Best Power Tools You Can Get On Amazon In 2018

Drill/drivers, chainsaws, and air compressors, oh my!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have</i> …

Woodworking

Wood Pellet Grills Are Creating Barbeque Rock Stars

Spring has sprung and for many of us who’ve had to endure a long, cold, miserable winter, it’s time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and dust off that gas grill – or maybe throw it away. Let me explain.<p>A few years ago, I interviewed Noah Glanville, the founder of the Pit Barrel Cooker Company, …

Customers

Scientists reveal the original ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe'

Dr. Stephen Buckley, an archaeologist from the University of York, and colleagues were able to figure out the ingredients used by ancient Egyptians …

Archaeology

How to Get Free Money to Remodel Your Home

Get Money to Remodel.<p>Step 1<p>Decide which areas of your house need remodeling or upgrading. (You get the most value out of kitchen and bath …

Home Improvement

The 10 Cheapest International Trips You Can Take Right Now

It’s suddenly August, and you’re nowhere near using up your vacation days. For many people, it’s because taking a real vacation just sounds too …

Flying

The 7 Best Calculator Apps

A great calculator app is a must for anyone working with problems that are too lengthy to write out by hand or too complex to think about. Or, maybe …

Apps

3 Basic Tips that Will Make You a Faster Surfer

<b>Perfecting the basics can sometimes be the toughest part of surfing.</b> Even something as simple as gaining a few more seconds on a wave isn’t actually …

Surfing

This Amazing App Transfers Music, Videos, and More to Your Phone Without iTunes

Our long nightmare is finally over.<p>If there’s one horrible thing about using an iPhone, it’s syncing it with iTunes. The world’s worst app™ has been …

Apple