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Thomas Edison

Marijuana's THC may increase 'noise' in your brain

Marijuana's main psychoactive compound, THC, may increase random neural activity — or neural noise — in the brain, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers gave THC to study participants through an IV, and found that the participants showed increased levels of random neural noise after …

Neuroscience

How to Turn Your Weed Stash into Delicious Olive Oil

You can heighten any dish with a good slug of olive oil infused with herbs—including our dear friend cannabis.<p>Infused olive oils invaded just about every suburban mom's kitchen in the mid-90s. Remember those artfully layered bottles of rosemary, garlic, and thyme looking like they had just been …

Cannabis

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …

Small Business

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

If you sold your last startup for $800 million, you probably already know how to build a business, and even conservative investors won’t worry about …

How To Build A Decent Business Website For Just $100

As a web designer, I obviously want to help businesses by designing sites that will make the best impression on their customers and visitors. However, getting a professional website designed and coded can cost thousands of dollars and many small business owners simply do not have that kind of …

Small Business

What You Need to Do Before Quitting Your Day Job | Inc.com

When a mentor asked Microsoft software engineer Steve Fernholz how much money it would take for him to quit his day job, he had a ready answer: $100,000. She wrote him a check on the spot for $25,000, which was enough. He left his job to work full time on Droplet, a yard sprinkler system. The first …

Business Development

Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for …

Duke University

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …

Entrepreneurship

The teen entrepreneurs making millions on their lunch break

The business world has always been notoriously perilous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den. From California to the Caribbean, Generation Y-ers around the world are considering abandoning formal education and generating successful empires before …

It’s time to accelerate hardcore tech

Tech accelerators are popping up everywhere. According to a recent report, the estimated number of accelerators around the world is anywhere from 300 to over 2,000, spanning six continents. Most of the programs follow the same format: you pitch your concept, get accepted, get mentored, code for …

Here are my rules for avoiding burnout while building a business

For those entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives who do not have bosses, it can be difficult to schedule and grow a business, especially if you can pick your schedule every day.<p>2013 was a busy year for me. I was working on STR, Mingle, C&M Group, and still trying to have a life with my friends and …

Weekend Read: Failing Your Way to Success — an Ode to the Lean Startup

RYAN HOLMES: I built my own company around lean startup principles, which emphasize — above all — the importance of gauging customer demand and startup viability early on, before laying out lots of money. Eric Ries, the entrepreneur who first shared the concept, had learned these lessons firsthand. …

3 Fears That Halt the Entrepreneurial Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear is one of the most common reasons that entrepreneurs don't take action toward realizing their vision and creating what they intended. Many “wantrepreneurs” encounter their doubts and misbeliefs about starting a company and then turn …

Entrepreneurship

The big PlayStation Experience games worth getting hyped for

Sony isn’t letting 2014 fizzle out just because November is over.<p>It’s the second and final day of the PlayStation Experience (PSX) fan event in Las Vegas. We’ve seen Sony’s keynote, and I walked the floor. Now, it’s time to figure out if this event has any games worth getting excited about.<p>You …

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

Poll: Should small investors be allowed to fund startup businesses?

Raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, known as crowdfunding, was supposed to be an option for startup business to raise …