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5 Ways to Convert Employees into Intrapreneurs | Inc.com

Lean Startup teaches startups and organizations the world over how to use product and business development to tackle cultural, managerial, and strategic challenges. The following are five easy ways that you, as a company leader, can empower your employees to act like entrepreneurs and create an …

Business Strategy

Avoid Depreciating Assets If You Want To Grow Richer

The Six Different Asset Types for Successful Portfolio Management<p>How We Approach Capital Allocation at My Company and in My Family<p>Updated September …

Where House Flippers Can Get Financing

Until recently, home flippers—investors who buy houses to improve and resell for a quick profit—had few options for financing. Now, traditional …

How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera

Do you want to market your business with video? Are you unsure about appearing on camera? You can easily create compelling and budget-friendly videos …

Social Media Marketing

Signs your local real estate market is a bubble

If you were burned in 2008, the last time the housing bubble burst, you're probably (and understandably!) gun-shy about jumping into the housing market again — especially if you think your local area could be experiencing another bubble. If you buy during a bubble, overpaying for your home, you …

Real Estate

Getting a Mortgage vs. Paying Cash for Investment Properties | Investopedia

The housing crash entirely restructured the American mortgage market. Part of that development has included tighter restrictions on obtaining …

What’s Going on With Mortgage Rates?

A few things to know before you rush to refinance due to post-election rate increases.<p>Donald Trump’s unexpected election has created all kinds of …

6 ways to up your odds of getting a mortgage

Sometimes, when your credit is less than stellar and you’re not making a huge paycheck, getting a mortgage can be tough. But there are some things you can do to make it easier. For starters, put yourself in a banker’s shoes: Would you want to give a few hundred thousand dollars to someone who might …

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: Do Not Draft list

Chris Towers goes through the rankings one last time and identifies the players he won't be buying into in his drafts.<p><b>2016 Fantasy Football Rankings:</b> …

FHA makes it easier for struggling borrowers to keep their homes

Borrowers with a high loan-to-value ratio mortgage received some welcome news on Thursday morning when the <b>Federal Housing Finance Agency</b> announced …

Fantasy Football: Five Sleeper Wide Receivers to Target in 2016

What’s up, GF2 fans! I can’t express how excited that I am about football being back on our televisions. The preseason is just underway and it’s time …

Social Media Marketing With Instagram

Learn How To “WIN” at Instagram by Following These Simple Tips!<p>Discover:<p>What Actually Works on Instagram<br>• What Makes GREAT Content<br>• How To Grow Your …

HBO Released Hilariously Perfect 'Game of Thrones' Election Ads

A very different kind of fight for the Iron Throne.<p>If you need a break from thinking about the Presidential election, HBO has you covered. The network has launched the "GOT Party" campaign to promote Season 6's release on digital platforms. More importantly, the campaign allows fans of the series …

TV Series

How a ‘rent to buy’ scheme is making home ownership a reality

They were the words that father-of-two Adam Stephens had waited so long to hear: “This is your house and it’s going to be your home for the next 10 years. After that, you may decide you never want to leave. It’s up to you.”<p>On hearing that from his new landlord, Stephens felt a “massive, massive …

Housing

CEOs Are 66% More Likely To Have This Personality Characteristic

What differentiates CEOs from all the people who never make it to the c-suite? Is it brains? Ambition? Luck? The answer will vary from company to company, but there are some characteristics that appear across organizations. And one such characteristic is how people approach change.<p>This past month, …

Better Ways to Make Pot Brownies (According to Our Readers)

Last year, we posted a recipe for Mario Batali’s Double-Chocolate Pot Brownies—and got a reaction we never anticipated. Many of you commented on the post and the recipe that we had done it wrong, all wrong. The heart of the matter? Not that we'd suggested putting pot in these brownies, but that the …

Scientists Prove Adorable Animals Get Drunk For Fun, Just Like Us

On the face of it, that human beings consume alcohol is bizarre. Alcohol is a dangerous chemical that makes us sick and can potentially poison us. It kills a shocking number of us every year. Yet we continue to hammer the booze, and it turns out, it might be a trait we evolved well before we became …

3 Tools for Relentless Social Media Content Distribution

Most content marketers don't realize that half the battle when it comes to writing content is promoting it to influencers and people you write about. Here are the top 3 tools I love using.<p>In recent years, social media has changed how companies interact with their target audiences. One of the most …

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These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics

"There's something almost quite magical about visual information," says data storyteller David McCandless. "It's effortless. It literally pours …

Almost All Managers Have at Least One Career-Limiting Habit

Rick’s boss thinks Rick is both brilliant and a tyrant. He recently told Rick he is not on the succession plan to become the next CEO because his volatile temper could destroy the company. Ultimately, Rick retired early and angry, toggling between resentment and self-recrimination at failing to …

Tesla Confirms It Knew About Fatal Crash Before $2 Billion Stock Offering

Tesla Motors (tsla) alerted regulators to a fatality in one of its electric cars in partial self-driving autopilot mode nine days after it crashed, …

Investing Help for Beginners: 10 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Stock

Before investing in stocks, here is some advice to help beginners choose the right ones.<p>If you don't have any experience investing on your own, …

Jared Hoffman on The Stoner's Coloring Book and How Coloring Can Enhance Your High

<i>Westword: Tell us a little about the inspiration behind</i> The Stoner's Coloring Book <i>and where that came from.</i><p><b>Jared Hoffman</b>: I saw some of these adult …

If you’re good with Excel, this is the coding language you should tackle first

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Marijuana Shown to Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, …