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PayPal invests in LendUp, a startup that offers loans to consumers rejected by banks

(<i>Reuters</i>) — PayPal has invested in LendUp, a San Francisco-based startup that offers loans online to consumers who have been traditionally overlooked by banks because they are considered too risky.<p>LendUp said it had secured a strategic investment from the payments company on Wednesday. It did not …

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work. In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared with roughly 20 years ago, people are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Close to 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to …

5 Million-Dollar Business Ideas Just Waiting for an Entrepreneur to Seize

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January of 2014 I tasted entrepreneurial success for the first time. I was 22. Looking back now, my idea was so off the wall, so brazen, that virtually everyone in my social circle dismissed it. Yet, within the first month …

Entrepreneurship

Five Life Lessons People Often Learn Too Late

<i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Happiness

Interview: Jimmy Chin

When I meet Jimmy Chin in the lobby of his hotel in Vail, Colorado, he looks tired. He has every right to, and not because he’s just finished running a 5K mud run at the GoPro Mountain Games, which he’s attending on behalf of his latest brand partner, the Swiss watch company, Tudor. Chin stepped …

5 Fascinating Things About Money and Happiness That You Probably Didn’t Know

The last one may change the way you think about financial goals.<p>When I was in high school, I looked at the upper-middle-class adults in my …

8 things successful people do when they don't like someone

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

Essential adventures in South America

South America offers rich pickings to travellers eager for adventure. This huge continent encompasses almost every habitat and climate zone imaginable – from lush rainforest to arid desert, fertile pastures to active volcanoes. These landscapes have outlasted millennia of different civilisations, …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

Your Money: Put your travel bucket list on turbo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? You might want to step on it.<p>With ice sheets melting, the Great Barrier Reef dying off and animals being poached to extinction on African savannas, delaying your dream trips could be very costly.<p>That …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

This man spent 93 days crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a stand up paddleboard

A South African man has made history by becoming the first person to complete an unsupported transatlantic solo crossing on a stand up paddleboard, raising US$6.5 million for charity and setting three new world records in the process.<p>Chris Bertish completed the epic journey last week, which saw him …

Paddleboarding

Chinese and American Consumers Have Different Ideas About What Makes a Product Creative

When consumers believe a product is creative, they are more likely to like, share, and buy it. And yet not everyone agrees on what “creativity” looks like.<p>Jeffrey Loewenstein and I recently published a study examining the features that indicate whether a product is creative in the world’s two …

Creativity

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert …

Entrepreneurship

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center

When you think of great writers, you probably don’t think of bankers.<p>But this is the story of how a group of bank examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, one of 12 banks in the U.S.’s Federal Reserve System, dramatically improved the clarity and impact of their written reports.<p>The …

Creative Writing

6 Toxic Bosses You Should Avoid Like The Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

Thailand approves long-stay visas of 10 years for senior tourists to promote medical and wellness tourism

The government of Thailand has extended its long-stay visa for foreigners aged 50 or more to 10 years, to promote the country’s medical and wellness tourism.<p>According to Col Apisit Chaiyanuwat, vice minister at the prime minister’s office, the visa will be valid initially for five years and can be …

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7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

If You Worry A Lot, You Need To Read This

The day that I decided to quit my last job and the day that I handed in my notice were almost 90 days apart. In those three months, I worried -- a lot. I decided to pursue my desire to become a full-time writer. But shit was getting scary.<p>Things like "what if I can't pay my bills?" and "what if I …

People aged 40-59 are least happy and most anxious, report finds

Pressures of looking after children and ageing parents could be taking major toll on this age group, ONS study suggests<p>“Don’t grow up – it’s a trap!” goes one wry birthday card message. According to a report, this could be right.<p>Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life …

Middle Age

The Best Answer to the Question, 'What Are Your Salary Requirements?'

It's almost always some version of “I’m not telling you.”<p><i>This is the third in a series of six posts on salary negotiation published in partnership</i> …

Employment

Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career

The great thing about careers in the 21st century is that you get to decide what you want to do. And if you don’t like what you’re doing, you can change. While this is liberating, it’s also scary and confusing. The complexity of today’s employment landscape is overwhelming. Managing your career …

Employment

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …