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Write Email With Maximum Efficiency Using This Military System

If you’re tired of spending all of your time writing email, or feel like your email requests never get properly fulfilled, give this military-based …

Military

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded middle seat, and flight delays can put a …

How Much Money Do I Really Need to Retire at 55?

To retire at age 55, you'll need to fund four decades of retirement vs three. Here's how much you need to have saved.<p><b>Q: I’m 40 and can’t imagine</b> …

The IKEA Hacks That'll Dominate 2017: A Top Ten Countdown

2017 is a new year, which means another of fun year of watching all the ways IKEA stuff gets wrangled and reshaped by its buyers. Janel previewed her …

This $4M Super Yacht Comes With a Fire Pit and a Jacuzzi

With the wind in your hair, the sun at your back, and a $4 million, 50ft, leather and blue morta oak deck sitting under your ass, you'll feel a bit …

These are the least stressed out cities in America

Life is tough, so why compound the anxiety of living by residing in a city that's inherently stressed out? A new study by SmartAsset might actually …

New Jersey

36 Marvelous Modern House Design Inspirations

In pictures: Top ten cities with the highest quality of living

Vienna has been ranked highest for quality of living, according to the Mercer's 19th annual Quality of Living survey, who gave the Austrian city the …

The Daily Startup: MapAnything Raises $7.3 Million

Art by Mike Lucas<p>In this morning’s Web roundup, MapAnything raises $7.3 million, OrbiMed raises another fund and Lyft could double its funding.

Dow Jones

Mike Bloomberg has 6 harsh pieces of advice for people who want success

At age 73 he has become the 14th-richest man in the world, with a net worth of $40.7 billion (£26.6 billion). He is a self-made billionaire.<p>When he was in London on Thursday at a Goldman Sachs event to help small businesses, his advice was pretty harsh for anyone wanting to get ahead.<p>Appearing on …

Northrop wins a $93 million contract to build the first-ever drone that can land on small warships

Northrop has been working on a design for the new drone for several years under a joint program called Tern that is led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research.<p>Navy officials would like unmanned aerial systems to carry out intelligence, …

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

Labor Economics

Entrepreneurs That Self-Audit Can Practically Cut Costs

Many firms, including mine, invest in an annual professional audit of their financials. For startups, an audit that could cost $15,000 to $30,000 is out of the question. But, if you want to demonstrate you have the discipline for growth, you should begin the process of self-auditing your finances …

Spotify pledges to fix the music industry's royalty problems

It's not sure how, but it's working on it.<p>Paying artists for streams isn't just Spotify's problem -- the whole industry is stuck with a royalty model that's better suited for physical sales than streaming. Spotify is the one that's pledging to fix that, though. In a recent blog post the company …

This chart shows the most popular websites around the world

Goldman Sachs' annual compendium of its 100 best charts from the year is a treasure trove of information on pretty much everything.<p>One chart that jumped out at me while I was browsing was the one below that shows the top 15 websites in 11 big countries from around the world. Google is the clear …

Goldman Sachs

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

A big change could be about to come to the housing market

The potential ramifications of the policy move are far-reaching and span various American industries, from automakers to homebuilders to investment banks.<p>But those impacts may be disparate.<p>Typically, rising interest rates make for a more difficult borrowing environment. That has the potential to …

Here's one of the most interesting predictions for the future of bitcoin

2015 has seen the digital currency's volatility stabilise and price jump, but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there's been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain.<p>Blockchain, which uses complex cryptography to regulate and record transactions, …

Financial Services

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).<p>Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …

9 Things You Should Never Do On A Job Interview

Unless you really don't want the job, that is.<p><b>1. The BYOC</b><p>Your interviewer tries to shake your hand but gets a fistful of latte. You get self-conscious about your coffee breath. Then you forget your now-old, cold cup on the interviewer's desk.<p><b>2. The Spin Cycle</b><p>Nervous interviewees swivel back and …

2 States (Possibly) Raising Income Taxes in 2016

There aren't many state residents who enjoy a bump up in tax rates. In 2016, however, residents of one -- and possibly two -- states will be experiencing just such a bump. Will your bill to the state government be larger as a result? Read below to find out...<p>Photo: Boston Public Library, via Flickr.<p>…

Which countries work the longest hours?

Germany has a reputation for efficiency and it seems it is well earned, with German workers spending the least amount of time in the workplace of all …

Smart Startups Don’t Try To Satisfy Every Customer

Let’s face reality -- no one can satisfy all the people all the time. In business, this means an entrepreneur who never says no to any customer is …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

My new rule for startups: Show me something that would impress my 5-year-old son

My son talks all the time about inventions he wants to build when he grows up. A time machine. A teleporter. A car that can fly and bypass traffic. A spherical shield made up of lasers.<p>Sure, OK, he's 5. These are not just big ideas, they're almost impossible. Until they aren't.<p>But these statements …

Five Customer Experience Truths That Almost Every Company Gets Wrong

1. The customer experience as you think of it internally <i>doesn’t exist.</i> (That’s <i>your</i> experience, not the customer experience.) Customers don’t care about your org chart, your process map. In the customer’s eye there are no company divisions, no chain of command, no such thing as a subcontractor who …

5 Steps of Startup Success

…or what 2015 taught me about startups<p>It was in 2015 that I’ve first set my foot firmly on the startup road. The process, however, began much sooner. …

Fitbit's Game Plan For Making Your Company Healthy

Given how things often go in Silicon Valley, Fitbit shouldn’t be here. It started selling wearable activity trackers when other hardware startups struggled for funding. Its founders hadn’t sold a single gadget when they shipped their first product and had no clue how much it would cost. Last year …

12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

Whether it’s consumer debt on credit cards, student loans or a mortgage, most people find themselves weighed down by debt at some point in their …

A letter by a billionaire entrepreneur to his 10 year-old self

Richard Branson, businessman, investor, and founder of Virgin Group, has penned a letter to his 10 year-old self.<p>He says that Andrew Johnston from …