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Clinton Inc. is what’s wrong with America

Here’s the bottom line of the latest HillaryWorld scandals: Clinton Inc. embodies what’s wrong with America.<p>It’s about getting stinking rich from the …

How a filmmaker finally infiltrated Scientology for HBO's explosive documentary

"I turned it down," he told Business Insider recently at HBO's New York City offices. Like many filmmakers who wanted to investigate Scientology, the uncertainty of doing it without getting bogged down in an expensive legal battle turned him off of the project.<p>What was different was the involvement …

Religion

Confessions Of A Self-Made Real Estate Mogul: 'How My Net Worth Quadrupled In Just Five Years'

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p><i>n our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours—and we recognize their strategies may not work for everyone—but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man explains how he built a</i> …

Real Estate

The Anti-Aging Products You Should Be Using in Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Get beautiful skin at any and every age.<p>With the seemingly endless anti-aging options, how are you supposed to know what you should use—and when you should be using it? Where is the guiding light to show you what you should be doing to keep your skin looking great for the rest of your life? We …

The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start

Surprise! Technology is not on the list.<p>Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among …

Small Business

How Crowdfunding Is Changing The Way Startups Raise Money

The emergence of Crowdfunding has allowed entrepreneurs the ability to get their business ideas financed easier than ever. Funding your idea may now be just a few clicks away.<p>It used to be the case that credit cards, family, friends, bank loans and personal savings were the most popular ways to …

Crowd Funding

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

Siem Reap

From whey protein to spirulina: are superfood powders set to be as popular as the Paleo diet?

Nutrient-dense superfood powders are the height of fashion. But do they work? And do we actually need them?<p>Here is what I ate for breakfast this morning: two handfuls of spinach, two sticks of celery, some Brazil nuts, walnuts, coconut flakes, half an avocado, a tablespoon of flax and pumpkin …

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their …

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app now lets you access a home PC from your iPhone

There are plenty of remote desktop apps that let you log into and control a home computer from your iPhone or iPad. But some of the better options cost money and probably aren't as simple as logging into your Google account. Today, Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app, already on Android …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Source: Charlotte Purdy/Shutterstock<p>We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually …

Self-help

7 Tips For Great Storytelling As A Leader

Tell better stories–and leave your audience wanting to hear more–with these tips on tale-spinning.<p>We share our stories with our friends, family, and strangers on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We talk about vacations, holiday get-togethers, office projects, and travel mishaps. We don’t dump …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

The Slow Strategy That Might Rebuild Middle-Class Wealth

New savings options—such as myRA and Secure Choice—might help ordinary Americans grow their assets without sacrificing emergency savings.<p>The middle class is in terrible shape. Wages are stagnant, the middle class’s share of the nation’s wealth has been declining for decades, and ordinary Americans …

Retirement

Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2015

With the housing market stabilizing and last year’s dramatic price increases behind us (on a national basis, at least), it’s not as easy to quickly flip homes for a profit. Instead, now might be a good time to think about buying housing to hold for the long-term.<p>Whether you’re an investor looking …

Real Estate
Retirement

IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

<i>Update 10/22/15: For 2016 retirement plan contributions limits, click here.</i><p>The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2015, and this year there’s extra room for savings for wage and salary types and the self-employed. If you have a 401(k), a …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

The Austerity Delusion

Unable to take constructive action toward any common end, the U.S. Congress has recently been reduced to playing an ongoing game of chicken with the …

Economics

Fixing the Euro Zone and Reducing Inequality, Without Fleecing the Rich

What do deflation and rising inequality have in common? The answer is that we have too much of both and they threaten the nascent global recovery. The US economy is in cyclical full-steam-ahead mode, but it’s mainly benefitting the owners of financial assets – wage growth is missing. In Europe, …

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Gut Gastronomy: recipes to heal your digestive system

Done the 5:2 diet? Try this restorative regime to improve digestion, perk up skin, hair and nails - and lose weight<p>In a world that increasingly questions where food comes from, and how it is grown or reared, there’s never been a more important time to take an interest in what you put in your …

Wellness

Six reviving juice recipes to kickstart your January

Sarah Cadji, owner of the Roots & Bulbs juice bar, shares six delicious juice and smoothie recipes to make at home<p>When it comes to Christmas eating, we Britons aren't known for holding back. From that first glass of sherry in the morning to the mince pie before we go to bed, the food we cram into …

Gardening

Why The Talent Management Software Market Will Radically Change

Over the last ten years a multi-billion dollar market for talent management software has been created. It’s big, it’s growing, and it’s well understood. Well this is all about to change.<p>The software marketplace for integrated talent management platforms started about ten years ago and has evolved …

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

How to Cook the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve Dinner

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition—here's how to make it at home.<p>There are no hard-and-fast rules about the preparation of the <b>Feast of the Seven Fishes</b>. But there is plenty of debate over its origin and how to celebrate this Italian and Italian-American tradition. What fish …

Seafood