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Greece heads for early election, stoking financial concerns

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government was forced on Monday to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry the …

The U.S. Money Supply Decelerates in October, the Risk of an Economic Bust Just Went Up

The U.S. money supply as represented by TMS2 (True “Austrian” Money Supply), our broadest and preferred U.S. money supply aggregate, posted a year-over-year rate of growth of 7.7% in October, down from an 8.3% rate in September. Now down 880 basis points (53%) from the current boom-bust monetary …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Secrets Of A Frustration-Free Customer Service Experience

Are you driving your customers crazy with a clunky customer experience and antiquated approach to customer service? Here are three ways to combat this, ideas I suggest as a customer experience and customer service consultant to my clients when they sense growing frustration levels among their …

Beware, Retailers: Ignore Millennials At Your Own Risk

If retailers are not yet coveting and courting this demographic group, they will — or should start to right away.<p>They’ve been dubbed everything from Generation Y and the echo boomers to the Recession Generation, as many of them came of age during the biggest economic downturn since the Great …

The Secret Weapon of Billionaire CEOs and Other Wildly Successful People | Inc.com

Picture this: You've launched your business, you're turning a profit, and day-to-day operations are humming along. The company is solid, but you've reached a plateau. You know it's time to take things to the next level, but you're not sure how best to do it. You haven't been here before.<p>When this …

Leadership

Check Out The Amazing Buildings Designed By Foster + Partners, The Firm Designing Apple's New HQ

Apple is working on a new headquarters in Cupertino, California, with Foster + Partners, a British design firm.<p>In fact, we got a construction update on Apple Campus 2 on Monday. Apple anticipates the new building to be ready by the end of 2016.<p>As you might expect, Apple doesn't partner with a …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Batteries

The New Safety App for Women

In the age of Snapchat, Angry Birds, and Candy Crush, why did no one think of this sooner?<p>It reads like a <i>Law & Order: SVU</i> episode, but it's true: A year ago, a friend of mine left her two roommates at a bar to walk the three blocks home to their apartment in a yuppie Boston neighborhood. She wanted …

Apps

The Healthy Hair Diet

The products that you reach for and how much (or little) TLC you give your hair every day, aren't the only crucial steps in your crusade for gorgeous strands.<p>Focus on these foods a few times a day and you'll see longer, stronger, shinier hair in no time.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p><b>WHY IT WORKS:</b> It's rich in …

Nutrition

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

The 2012 Forbes Fictional 15

It’s a great time to be imaginary. The characters that make up this year’s edition of the Forbes Fictional 15, our annual listing of fiction’s richest, boast an aggregate net worth of $209.5 billion. That’s up a stunning 59% from last year — and it’s enough cash to give $30 to every (real) person …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

10 Inspiring Home Offices

Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop from—these chic desktops and home offices will inspire you to create your own perfect workspace.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop …