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I Made My First Million at 13. Here's My No. 1 Rule for Investing

'I was learning by trial and error.'<p>Becoming a millionaire by 30 is a rare enough achievement, but Michael Cammarata did it when he was in his early …

Profit

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

This Ivy League Expert Shows How Storytelling Is Key in Any Business - Do You Know How to Use It?

Telling stories is absolutely necessary for effective communication. This Columbia University expert shares what you need to know.<p>Lots of people think they're good storytellers, but not everyone has the gift. The truth is that many of your friends may just be suffering through your boring …

Columbia University

The 3 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)

The fewer investors, the better.<p><i>What are the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Todd Belveal, Founder and CEO at Washlava, on Quora:</b><p>…

Venture Capital

Kenya:52% of Kenyan Jobs Susceptible to Automation According to WEF Report

[CIO] 52 percent of Kenyan jobs are susceptible to automation, a move that will accelerate industrialisation and drive economic growth.

Africa

Why Africa’s free-trade area offers so much promise

The goal must be to ensure the products manufactured in African countries are competitively traded on the continent and abroad<p>This is a particularly …

Free Trade

Suswa rift: Kenya is splitting

In Summary<p>Somalia and half of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania are expected to split from Africa to form a new continent.<p>Forces of the Earth are the …

Earth Science

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quotes

Disability

The 7 biggest questions we had after watching Marvel's 'Black Panther,' and hope are answered in the sequel

Marvel Studios is always planning ahead, so it's no surprise that after the massive success of "Black Panther," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there will "absolutely" be a sequel.<p>Marvel has release dates reserved for yet unannounced projects through 2022, and we can only assume that a …

Marvel Universe

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

15 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Moved In With My Boyfriend

Welcome to Cohabitation 101, class.

Predicting The Future Trends Of Water Purification Industry

Water, something that makes up about 60 percent of the human body, is the quintessential air in our lives - whose significance is established, but …

Local Economies

Hollywood's go-to visual effects company

<b>The opening 17 minutes of the 2013 science fiction thriller film Gravity amazed cinemagoers.</b><p>In one long take, it shows a Nasa Space Shuttle in mid-orbit being destroyed by a hail of space debris, sending astronaut Ryan Stone played by Sandra Bullock hurtling into space.<p>Director Alfonso Cuaron …

Paul McCartney

A Special Message on Mentorship (Part 1)

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the mentors who graciously imparted their wisdom, guided me with tough love and gave me a shot<p><b>“It took me</b> …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

George Mason University

Warren Buffett (Finally) Shares Some Details on Health Care Venture With Amazon and JP Morgan

If they manage to lower costs in this $3.3 trillion industry, we'll all benefit.<p>The news broke in late January. Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up in a joint venture to do something about the high cost, complexity, and bureaucracy of U.S. health care. The announcement …

Health Care

Why Did This Russian Skater Win a Gold Medal? Partly Because She Was Smart Enough to Outsmart the System

Alina Zagitova won the gold medal with incredible grace, incredible athleticism, and a very clever approach.<p>Unlike stopwatch sports with finish lines -- speed skating, downhill skiing, etc. -- figure skating is scored subjectively. A panel of judges evaluates each skater's technical and artistic …

Downhill Skiing

Malicious cyber activity cost U.S. up to $109 billion in 2016: White House report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.<p>The report quoted the U.S. intelligence community as saying the main foreign culprits responsible for much …

Cybersecurity

Cisco: We're moving our $67 billion cash pile to the U.S.

Another mountain of money is being brought home to American shores following the new tax law -- and much of it will end up in the pockets of investors.<p>Tech company Cisco (CSCO) said Wednesday it plans to repatriate $67 billion in foreign profits in the coming months.<p>The Silicon Valley firm, which …

Silicon Valley

The billionaire who allegedly swindled $1.8 billion from an Indian bank

Diamond trade wasn’t 47-year-old billionaire Nirav Modi’s primary career choice. He wanted to become a music conductor as a young man, and going by the recently made allegations (pdf) regarding his involvement in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, it looks like he made at least some bankers …

India

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says You Don't Need to Know Much to Be Successful. But You Do Need This

In a world where most would rather be known as a leader than a "manager," there's a lot to be learned from Ma's philosophy.<p>Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (he was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at …

Jack Ma

This Famous Albert Einstein Quote Nails It. The Smartest People Today Display This 1 Trait That Einstein Had

It's the way to better relationships, creative thinking, problem solving, and great conversations.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

Creativity

Here's How Drinking Hot Tea Could Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol both raise your risk for developing esophageal cancer, which affects the tube connecting the throat …

Cancer

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

From IRON MAN To ANT-MAN AND THE WASP; All 20 Marvel Teaser Posters Ranked From Worst To Best

Earlier this week, Marvel released the first teaser poster for <i>Ant-Man and The Wasp</i>. That was the 20th poster of that type from the studio, so we've …

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Turning 30

I just turned 30 years old — here are some personal life lessons I’ve learned so far:• When in doubt, be generous.<br>• To live a better life, live a simpler …

InterAct

You can't spell will.i.am without AI

When legendary performer will.i.am attended the World Economic Forum in Davos last week it wasn’t to entertain anyone. He and his company, i.am.plus, are focused on two things: AI, and the future.<p>In case you missed it, will.i.am is a dedicated technologist. And as my colleague Matt Hughes pointed …

An electric Harley-Davidson is coming in 2019

Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer famous for its loud burbling, popping engine sounds, plans to release its first electric motorcycle within the next 18 months.<p>An electric motorcycle will, of course, not make burbling or popping noises. Instead it's more likely to emit a …

Motorcycles