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How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.<p>Her labor begins, and she leans back on her bottom, pulling the first baby out of her body with her own hands and teeth. Within five …

Social Media

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

These rapidly growing companies’ shares may rise as much as 74% in the next year

Some investors and analysts say the U.S. stock market rally has exhausted itself.<p>But among large-cap companies generating sales at a fast clip, many …

Investing

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Podcasting

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

With Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy.<p>Each one is trying to become more …

eCommerce

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

The Best Technology Tools for Content Marketing

These are the tools that I use to address three critical content marketing areas -- strategy, creation and distribution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of content creation is growing exponentially year over year and content marketers now face more competition …

Marketing

9 Mind-Blowing Content Curation Tools to Boost Your Traffic and Engagement

If you are always creating new content, it can burn a deep hole in your marketing budget…<p>A great way to publish more content, without actually …

Native Ad Plans Shift From Publishers To Social, Facebook Dominates By Wide Margin

Digital publishers may have embraced “native” formats as a godsend for new advertising revenues, but the majority of ad execs are more keen on using …

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Startups

Putin pulls out his latest bag of tricks

While the US and now Germany contemplate just how much influence Russia can wield over their electoral systems and media, Fiona Clark looks at how …

Social Media

Why Riot Games Is Inc.'s 2016 Company of the Year | Inc.com

A Friday night in Madison Square Garden.<p>The crowd was screaming for blood.<p>And the ushers and cotton-candy vendors had probably never felt so confused. In the center of the New York City arena, two teams of five indoorsy-looking men sat at computers, facing one another. With their headsets clamped …

eSports

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

San Francisco

The Swift Rise--and Fall--of America's One-Time Fastest-Growing Company

Tablet maker Fuhu was No. 1 on the Inc. 500 two years in a row. Then it went bankrupt. Here's the exclusive inside story of what happened.<p>Jim Mitchell's morning ritual was as consistent as the Southern California sunshine. After fruit, bacon, and a blueberry muffin at Martha's 22nd Street Grill in …

Corporate Culture

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Social Media

A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange

A startup backed by prominent Silicon Valley names is moving toward creating a new US stock exchange, one with additional rules for companies and investors designed to reward long-term shareholding and business strategies to generate long-term results.<p>Eric Ries, a San Francisco entrepreneur and …

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

<i>Kira M. Newman</i><p>On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.<p>Although the Swiss vote is just preliminary -- the details would have to be …

Income Inequality

Confirmed: Google is splitting revenue 85/15 with developers

A new report says that Google is following Apple down the revenue split rabbit’s hole, but will make its own changes much sooner than Apple.<p>Specifically, ReCode is reporting that Google will adopt the same 15 percent take for subscription apps as Apple announced this morning, but is making the …

Teach Yourself to Become a Better Digital Marketer in 7 Easy Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a digital marketer is a lot different today than it was a decade ago. Where we used to focus almost exclusively on website content and SEO, acting like specialized engineers, today's digital marketers have evolved into something …

Marketing

The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …

Startups

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Income Inequality

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

Ryan Angilly Contributor<p>Ryan Angilly is CEO of Ramen and author of Creating Successful SaaS Products.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Startup spending guide: When freebies will do<p>We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to …

List-Worthy

Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Social Media

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Retirement

Amazon challenges YouTube by offering uploaders a cut of the ads

Amazon is launching its new Amazon Video Direct service today to let video creators share any content and receive a cut of the revenue. Amazon is offering a variety of ways for creators to earn money, including royalties through streaming by Prime members, and revenue sharing through rentals, …

Smart TV

Yes, J.C. Penney Stock Could Double by 2019

Last weekend, <i>Barron's</i> quoted Hodges Capital portfolio manager Chris Terry as saying that <b>J.C. Penney</b> stock could rise 50%-100% in the next three years -- moving as high as $20. While J.C. Penney stock rallied on Monday morning, it has given up all of those gains in the past few days -- and then some.<p>…

The Huge, Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Newbie homeowners often don’t realize that the spending has only just begun.<p>First-time homebuyer Teresa Hair had owned her house less than two months …

Personal Finance