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You Don't Need More Time, You Just Need to Spend It Doing What Matters

There’s a common misconception that everything in life comes down to time. Every day I find myself slipping into these same statements: <i>If only I had</i> …

Time Management

Why Now is the Best Time to Work for Yourself

<b></b>Do you daydream about working from the beach? Never sitting in a cubicle again? What about being your own boss? Those dreams are closer to reality …

What Are Food Incubators and Do They Create Viable Businesses?

This is not your average Lunchables or Cheetos: conceived, sold, and marketed on a large scale by massive companies. Specialty foods are typically high-value and, at least in the beginning, low production. Though it may seem easy to start a brownie assembly line in your home kitchen, many states …

Startups

Why The Future Of Work Will Look A Lot Like Hollywood

The studio system collapsed a long time ago. Is something similar happening outside the film industry?<p>Last night, millions of people tuned into the Academy Awards to find out who wore what, who sat next to whom, and which stars walked away with little gold statuettes.<p>But there was another reason to …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

Income Inequality

How a 19th-Century Town Became a New Millennium Marvel

Once the world's textile leader, Manchester had to let go of the past before it could move forward.<p>When Hunter S. Thompson came to New Hampshire’s largest city to cover the 1972 presidential campaign, he described it as “a broken down mill town with an aggressive Chamber of Commerce and America’s …

New England

Here’s Why The Freelancer Economy Is On The Rise

Two trends are helping independent workers land more work, and tackle it more flexibly, than ever before.<p>As of May 2015, 15.5 million people in the U.S. were self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—an increase of roughly 1 million since May 2014. That number is expected to keep …