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The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

Language

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

How does Ethereum work, anyway?

Introduction<p>Odds are you’ve heard about the Ethereum blockchain, whether or not you know what it is. It’s been in the news a lot lately, including …

Blockchain

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

<i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other.<p>Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Bitcoin

CBOE, CME Bitcoin Futures Details Released

Both the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have released details on the upcoming futures trading for …

Tesla Unveils New Roadster and Truck: Pictures

Attention Economy

Bitcoin: In, Stocks: Out, Close to One-Third of Millennials Say

A new survey found that millennials are moving away from traditional investment options – and toward cryptocurrency.<p>Bitcoin is now the new favorite …

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

Bitcoin's Coming Split: What You Need to Know

<b>(Important update</b>: The leaders of the SegWit2X faction announced on Wednesday, November 8 they would suspend their plan to split bitcoin in …

Stop feeling stupid about blockchain. Here's a dummy's guide

Story Highlights<p>Blockchain is a method to maintain a transaction register among ourselves instead of depending on someone else to do it for us<br>• If …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

How Owning These 5 Finance Franchises Can Help People Invest in Their Future

Don't just sell a product -- make a tangible difference in someone's life.<p>You have a mind for numbers, assets and an entrepreneurial drive. The only thing you don't have is an idea on how you want to invest your time, money and energy. Should you start your own business? Make a new product or offer …

Small Business

How economics became a religion | John Rapley

Its moral code promises salvation, its high priests uphold their orthodoxy. But perhaps too many of its doctrines are taken on faith. By John Rapley<p>Although England has an established church, few of us today pay it much mind. We follow an even more powerful religion, around which we have oriented …

Flights are going to cost you more because of climate change

Another consequence of climate change: You can expect your plane ticket to cost more.<p>As the air heats up, it becomes less dense, and thinner air means an airplane wing generates less lift. A Columbia University Earth Institute study titled “The impacts of rising temperatures on aircraft takeoff …

The One Question You Must Be Prepared to Answer When Pitching Investors

It's a weirdly hard question to answer, especially when pitching your company.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When you’re a VC, your job is like drinking from a fire hose. You have a constant stream of business plans and pitches coming at you. There’s no way to …

Entrepreneurship

This Woman Wants to Run Harlem's First Billion-Dollar Startup

Uncharted Play founder Jessica O. Matthews decided to double down on her founding principles and give back to Harlem.<p>In September 2016, Uncharted Play, a company that makes energy-generating products, raised $7 million in a series A financing round and became the 13th company with a black female …

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of …

Small Business

How Airbnb Changed the Traditional Lodging Industry

By taking advantage of existing properties and involving homeowner in the transaction, Airbnb disrupted the lodging industry and is now valued at $20 billion.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood’s book</i> Simplify<i>.</i> …

Hospitality

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

Artificial intelligence: the dash to connect the consumer | Financial Times

The gadget that probably best encapsulates this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas does not look like a gadget at all. The new hairbrush …

17 NYC-Based Startups Ready to Take On 2017

These companies are likely to grab a decent bite of the Big Apple.<p>On the one hand, New York City is one of the most expensive cities to build a startup, mainly due to sky-high real estate prices and salaries. On the other hand, the startup scene in New York City is booming, and the following list …

Startups