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20 music/tech startups we'll be watching closely in 2018

Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We’ve now chosen 20 of them that we think have the …

Startups

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used …

Top 10 Companies of the Blockchain Industry in 2017

2017 was definitely the year of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has surged from more than $950 at the beginning of the year to as high as …

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Taxes

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Blockchain Consensus Requires Evolutionary Change

Blockchain has long been resonating beyond the walls of the software industry. Every day, messages circulate about the development of the Bitcoin price index, while startups are competing to create the next earth-shattering business model based on this technology.<p>Yet what do we really understand …

Blockchain

78 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer

Flow is associated with a distinct brain activity pattern. You're both engaged and emotionally calm at the same time.<p>When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and …

The Brain

Forget About Inspiration. This Is the Real Key to Getting Motivated

Are you struggling to start that big project? Here’s how to push past procrastination.<p>As I write this, I’m sitting in my home office and …

This Is the Secret of Success, According to Self-Made Billionaire Jack Ma (Hint: It Isn't IQ or EQ)

At a recent event, the Alibaba founder explained the importance of "LQ."<p>Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (think of it as his country's Amazon), knows something about what it takes to succeed despite long odds. He grew up poor, failed his university entrance exams …

Jack Ma

Bold Conservation Ideas Go From Concept To Reality On This New Collaboration Platform

Conservation X Labs wants to get engineers, economists, product developers, and innovators collaborating on environmental stewardship projects.<p>“The problem with conservation,” says Alex Dehgan, “is that it’s only filled with conservationists.” Dehgan himself has a background in evolutionary biology …

Cities Need To Transition To Circular Economies: Google Wants To Help

The company has made strides in making its own operations and buildings focus on reuse and recycling–now it wants to apply the lessons it has learned to urban environments.<p>Cities–home to half the world’s population–are already ahead of national governments in meeting goals to cut carbon emissions. …

The Music Industry’s New War Is About So Much More Than Copyright

We’re listening to more songs than ever thanks to YouTube. Eight charts that explain why that isn’t necessarily music to the ears of Taylor, Bono, and the big labels.<p>Taylor Swift has “declared war” on YouTube. Or at least that’s how some have characterized the open letter signed by Swift, U2, and …

How to make money from your music on YouTube

YouTube is undoubtedly one of the most important tools for musicians to market and engage with fans online. But how does YouTube make you money?

Music Industry

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

10 Time Tactics to Double Your Productivity

Here's a clear list of 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity...<p>Here's a clear list of 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity...<p>Do you find yourself complaining about your consistent lack of time? Here are 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double …

Time Management

21 Inspiring Quotes From History's Greatest Inventors

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but invention brings its own benefits as these brilliant inventors have shown.<p>June is the birth month of Alan Turing. Without his work, there would be no computers (plus, the Nazis might have won WWII). Every day, I have reason to be thankful to pioneers of …

Grace Hopper

4 Ways Creativity Is Killing Your Viable Business Ideas

Perfect is the enemy of good. Your innovative concepts are worthless if you can't implement your vision.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even the greatest visionaries fall victim to it.<p>You’re sitting at home or in your office, and out of nowhere inspiration …

Creativity
Creativity

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

The 6 (Concrete) Rules of Fostering Creativity

Forget artist's block. Follow these solid steps for groundbreaking ideas.<p>It is a common misperception that creative types stare at the ceiling, muse among the stars and drink a lot of brown liquor waiting for the next great idea or solution to whack them upside the head. More frequently and, …

Creativity

Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education

If you were to ask me “What is jazz?” I wouldn’t presume to know the answer, and I’m not sure any single composition exists to which one could point …

Jazz

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

National Parks

Are You a Serial Entrepreneur or a 'Business Builder'? Here's How to Really Know the Difference

There is a key distinction between these types of individuals and the difference can make or break your business.<p>'"And it is my pleasure to introduce Chris McGoff. Chris is ..."<p>As a professional speaker, I hear myself introduced all the time. My host usually reads an introduction that I wrote, so I …

Entrepreneurship

The secret to wild creativity is an obsessive spreadsheet, according to OK Go

When indie rock band OK Go releases a new music video, people are prepared to be amazed. The 19-year-old group is a reliable factory of startling and sublime visual spectacles, churning out new releases that feature everything from treadmills to zero-gravity chambers, trained dogs, optical …

Creativity

Steve Jobs's 1 Simple Habit to Boost Happiness, Productivity, and Creativity

Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and many other greats with this one habit for improving productivity, health, creativity, and happiness.<p>More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates stated, "walking is man's best medicine." While this was shared from a health perspective, walking being your best …

Creativity

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

I Quit Drinking: 7 Ways It Changed My Life and Business

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>How to revolutionize your life and business by giving booze the boot-from an entrepreneur who has done it.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>The Oracles</i> <i>member, James Swanwick, who is an</i> <i>author</i><i>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</i> <i>Swanwick Sleep</i><i>, and CEO</i> …

The Crucial Difference Between a Corporate Employee and a True Entrepreneur

Creativity, intelligence, and passion are fantastic attributes, but it's grit that gets you there.<p><i>What is the difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Entrepreneurship