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The Best Bargains In Great Colleges

I’ve never believed that the top-rated schools give you the best-possible value in education.<p>Many of them achieve those top ratings by reputation alone. They may overcharge, be stingy on aid and not do enough to ensure that all students graduate with little debt.<p>As a result, millions of parents and …

Mayhem Is Erupting Again In Ferguson As Police And Protesters Clash

The St. Louis suburb has been the site of racially charged protests since the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Clashes between protesters and police had calmed as the week progressed but have ramped up again over the weekend.<p>Nixon imposed the …

Here's What $1 Million Buys In Housing Markets Across The US

A million dollars buys something much different in New York City than it does in rural Vermont or San Francisco.<p>To give you a greater idea of just how much our real estate values vary around the U.S., we teamed up with Point2Homes to look at what $1 million buys in housing markets from coast to …

10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A strong marketing stunt can be a valuable tool for any company. Last week, Microsoft employees released a ridiculous "Sexy And I Know It" parody featuring the Surface tablet, and despite the horrible lyrics and dancing, it actually made the Surface …

3 Keys to Creating Contagious Content | Inc.com

The Internet has been a boon for the marketing and PR departments of companies around the world. For the first time since the creation of mass media, companies can now engage directly with their target audience and customers, without relying on coverage by the news media. However, in the same way, …

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75 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership | Inc.com

Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it's just you--which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.<p>Or you can find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that...and done it well.<p>Here are some of my favorite …

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The 50 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix 2014

One thing Netflix is quietly doing very well is streaming some of the best documentaries of the last few years. Nearly all of our favorite …

17 extraordinary bookstores

Literary heaven<p>There's nothing like your first great bookstore discovery — that place where you go to sit in a soft chair and read, to marvel at the …

8 Little Ways to Become More Present (and Love Your Life More)

Do you ever pull into the driveway after a long day of work and wonder where the day went? Ever find yourself living for the weekend only to marvel …

Business Insider Is Hiring Paid Interns To Work In Its Brand New London Office

<b>This position has been filled. See all available jobs at Business Insider here >></b><p>As an intern at Business Insider, there's no getting coffee, filing, or making copies.<p>BI Interns spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and producing features. You'll get an author …

This App Teaches You How To Play Almost Any Song You Can Find Online And It's Awesome

I tried teaching myself some chords on the guitar, but it turns out that you need big, strong hands to press down on the strings hard enough to make music.<p>My hands are neither big, nor are they strong.<p>So instead I picked up the ukulele, and, using YouTube, taught myself how to play.<p>The problem is, …

House votes to let banks work with pot stores

The House of Representatives held two bipartisan votes on Wednesday that should open the door for banks and other financial institutions to do …

The 25 Best Universities In The World

The CWUR listed Harvard at the top of seven of its eight criteria, including quality of education, alumni employment, influence, and broad impact. Harvard ranked second in CWUR's patent list, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took the top spot.<p>While the 2,000-university list …

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Bill Gates often invokes Vaclav Smil as his "favorite thinker." Indeed, Smil is one of the deeper, more original and independent big minds out there today. His book titles range from "The Bad Earth" and "The Cycles of Life" to "Harvesting the Biosphere."<p>Recently, I talked with Smil, professor …

These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic. I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every …

Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

If there's one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it's that finding the space to build them is quite difficult.<p>But what if you could …

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the …

Why Green Jobs Are Booming in Bangladesh

The impoverished nation is going solar in a big way.<p>Bangladesh is known for its apparel manufacturing industry—and for the conditions faced by garment workers toiling in Dickensian factories for a dollar a day. But according to a report released Sunday, the South Asian nation has become a top hot …

10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …