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These 2 Franchisee-Moms Aim to Fill the Gaps in STEM Education

<i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Women in the U.S. make up half the national workforce, but when it comes to careers in STEM (science, technology, …

Why June 26 Should Be a National Holiday to Honor Progress

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Northern Ireland gay marriage ban in court: 'This is a human rights issue'

As Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles’ legal action aimed at overturning the ban opens in Belfast, Close explains how the Irish Republic’s vote inspired them<p>A decade ago, in the grounds of Belfast city hall, Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles broke legal ground by becoming the first gay couple to …

LGBTQI

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> The International Monetary Fund expects Greece to make its €1.5 billion euro (£1.06 billion, $1.7 billion) debt payment on June 30, as Greece and its creditors continue to negotiate a bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> French President Francois Hollande said UberPOP should be "dissolved and declared illegal" …

4 Steps to Being an Entrepreneur Without Quitting Your Job | Inc.com

If you swivel your chair and can see everyone your business employs, then you all collectively are the company. But if you have a staff of more than 10, some semblance (or a lot of) organization structure, and some defined roles, then you're more likely part of close-knit family of smaller business …

Entrepreneurship

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

Wells Fargo Conversations

Important considerations for parents, grandparents, and children about funding the college experience.<p>The answers can help you make a sound decision …

Finance

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects

Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels<p>Bill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn) in renewable technologies initiatives, but rejected calls to divest from the fossil fuel …

Energy

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Bernie Sanders Puts A Bull's Eye On The Billionaires With Bill To Raise Taxes On The Wealthy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has introduced a bold new bill to combat income inequality by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans.<p>Video:<p>Sanders …

Income Inequality

How I Became Trilingual in Three Years (and How You Can Too)

In 2012 I was your typical monolingual English-speaking American. Now, almost exactly three years after picking up my first Teach Yourself Dutch …

Language Learning

We Definitely Want to Live on Mars – Here’s How We Plan to Tame the Red Planet

Living on Mars isn’t exactly something we can do today, but future generations might choose to settle there, once we’ve tamed the red planet. To do …

Millennial Travel Trends: Exotic on a Budget

Of all generations, Millennials travel the most. In fact, by the year 2020, they are expected to take 320 million international trips. How are they able to do it? Here's a hint: They know how to cut costs. And while they spend an average of about $3,200 a trip -- the least among demographic groups …

Here's why programmers are going nuts over a text editor

That's why Atom, a free development tool made by popular code sharing site GitHub, is so popular with the programmer set. Atom has been downloaded 1.2 million times since its introduction into beta this time last year, and has 350,000 monthly active users.<p>Today, GitHub is announcing the release of …

The slaying of Charleston leader Clementa Pinckney is also hitting gay rights advocates hard.

State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's casket being carried to the South Carolina statehouse on Wednesday, June 24.Rainier Ehrhardt/AP<p>Looking for news you …

Artificial turf controversy a constant in backdrop of Women's World Cup

Why is the Women’s World Cup being played on artificial turf?<p>The question has come up constantly during the tournament so far, nourished by …

Gender Discrimination

Zombie Burials? Ancient Greeks Used Rocks to Keep Bodies in Graves

Ancient supernatural practices may explain why two Grecian graves contain skeletons that are pinned down with heavy objects and rocks, almost as …

We're Entering A Sixth Mass Extinction, And It's Our Fault

Species loss rate is 100 times greater than the expected rate<p>These days, sadly, it’s par for the course to hear of new additions to the list of myriad ways that irresponsible human activity is ruining planet Earth. The list is long and cruel, and although many people take these problems facing …

Extinction

There is a $12 trillion revolution taking place in the energy market

Solar energy is poised to become the dominant player in electricity markets worldwide moving forward, capturing a large share of the expected $12 trillion in investment between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Geographically speaking, the vast majority of …