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36 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

9 Camp Lunches That Go Beyond PB & J

Camp lunch can be so much more than peanut butter sandwiches and an apple.<p><b>Packed lunch is hard.</b> With camp season upon us, we wanted to come up with recipes that were appropriate for summer, without a ton of work. While these 9 recipes are meant for kids, we'd definitely bring nearly all of them to …

They’re All P2P Employment Agencies

Instagram is big. But Upwork and YouTube are bigger. Twitter is big. But Uber and Airbnb are bigger. Your startup idea is big. But your startup idea that pays people is bigger. What do YouTube, Airbnb, Uber and Upwork have in common? You can get paid using them. And thousands of people are getting …

No more excuses: How to rebalance your 401(k)

Most workers saving for retirement in a 401(k) plan aren't following the time-honored advice to rebalance their portfolios, the process of rejiggering the portfolio back to the mix of stocks, bonds and cash established as a blueprint.<p>In fact, just 15% of defined contribution retirement plan …

The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among all workers, 23% …

This is What Happens When You Put Cut Up Onions in Your Socks While You Sleep

<b>W</b>hether or not you like the pungent veggie, we all know that onions are viewed mostly as food.<p>Did you know you could also use an onion to clean your …

The Ultimate 'What If': A World Where America Never Invaded Iraq

Every player of the popular video game Civilization knows to hit the save button before engaging in the risky, stupid invasion of foreign country. In …

Geopolitics

Why following this professional 'rule' is getting in the way of workplace happiness

You're a professional, the thinking goes— don't do anything to jeopardize that. Especially if you're female.<p>The fear makes sense: women — particularly women of child-bearing age — are still up against assumptions that they'll ultimately choose their families over their careers. "We'd love to offer …

Try This Totally Doable 7-Day Plan to Improve Your Credit

Fixing your credit doesn't need to be a Herculean task.<p>There are 168 hours in a week. By allocating a tiny fraction of them to improving your credit, …

[Inside Look] Data Visualizing WWII's Devastating Death Toll

Talking to Neil Halloran about his viral data-doc, 'The Fallen of World War II.'<p><i>The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.</i><p>It’s been nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, but for the more than four million viewers of creator Neil Halloran’s interactive web-based documentary <i>The</i> …

What Apple's Tim Cook Got Wrong About Data Mining

In a recent speech at the EPIC Champions of Freedom awards dinner, an event focused on privacy and freedom of speech, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook spoke out about “so-called free services,” saying “…we don’t think they’re worth having your email or your search history or now even your family photos</b> …

God is not on our side: The religious right’s big lie about the founding of America

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Reagan and others pushed the idea that we’re a Christian nation chosen by divine providence. That’s not the case<p>Steven K. Green<p>June 28, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding”<p>One of the more popular and enduring accounts of …

Religion

Capitalize On Big Data To Grow Your Business -- Without Breaking The Bank

Thanks to the dawn of digital, savvy business leaders can now keep a pulse on thousands of customers and prospects with ease, design stunning websites in a few hours, and run social campaigns to capture revenue from droves of Internet users.<p>There’s another movement on the horizon that’s set to …

Marketing

Learn to Ski or Ride at Age 30 and Beyond

I've always been somewhat of a late bloomer. It wreaked havoc on my professional football career: I was 5'3' and 98 pounds as a freshman in high school. Nevertheless, I didn't let that get me down. It took a little longer, but I still managed to play into my college years. The same goes for rock …

Elasticity

Jennifer Lawrence’s Statement on Her Nude Photo Leak Is a Game Changer

This morning, <i>Vanity Fair</i> published a snippet of its upcoming cover story on <b>Jennifer Lawrence,</b> in which the actress addresses the leaking of her nude photos in August. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” the actress says. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, …

Ryan Reynolds

Who is Anbang Insurance, the new owner of New York's Waldorf Astoria?

Hilton’s announcement on Monday that it’s selling the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York to a Chinese buyer may not have elicited a great deal of …

The Apple Supplier That Declared Bankruptcy Yesterday Has More Than Doubled Today

Shares of GT Advanced closed at $0.80 on Monday afternoon and traded as high as $1.99 on Tuesday.<p>The action in GT Advanced on Tuesday is likely due to a few things, though none of this really suggests investors think the company is in great shape.<p>According to data from Google Finance, more than 147 …

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I'm not talking more customers, nor more …

Startups

Australians to help look for historic ship in US

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, Capt. James Cook ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during a voyage to the South Pacific to …

A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you

CHICAGO (AP) — Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use …