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Sober is the new drunk: why millennials are ditching bar crawls for juice crawls

Is being sober finally trendy? Juice crawls are just one of many booze-free events in the US catering to millennials who are ditching the hooch in favor of clarity<p>On a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Rachel Floyd and her boyfriend Paul Isham take a shot of a dark yellow liquid called Mother …

Alcohol

U.S. suicides have soared since 1999, CDC report says

Driven by stark increases in the numbers of white women and Native Americans who are taking their own lives, suicide rates in the United States jumped 24% in the years between 1999 and 2014, a new government report says.<p>Following a slow-but-steady rise in suicides from 1999, the yearly increase …

Health-tech startup Accolade pulls in nearly $39M from investors

Just a month after he became CEO, Raj Singh apparently made a big impact on Accolade, the Seattle health-care technology company he joined last …

The Insane Power of Combining Exercise and Meditation

Regular aerobic exercise and meditation are both proven mood boosters, but done together, they’re extra effective at combating depression. In the …

The Brain

Why the Mindfulness Fad Won't Go Away

Mindfulness has now become so popular, and is such a buzzword, that many people are calling it a "fad." A quick Google search for "mindfulness fad" yields 230,000 results.<p>I can understand why people are calling it a fad. Mindfulness is now endorsed by many famous athletes, actors and actresses, and …

Mindfulness

What They Don’t Tell You in School About Being an Entrepreneur

Past generations might find today’s vision of the American dream unrecognizable. While the American dream was once composed of white picket fences …

Entrepreneurship

The Atheist Parent

Atheism has always been a pretty tough subject to write about. I had written a previous article on another website about it, but that website went down and my article is lost to the internet. But I digress. Recently, we put our little guy into public school after attempting to home school him, …

Religion

Four Visions for Midtown Atlanta

Teams from across the country submitted their big ideas — and these are the coolest<p>Every year the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosts the Hines Student Competition, challenging urban planning and design graduate students to test their skills on a real-life case study. This year, the ULI chose a site …

Harvard

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

Self-improvement

Losing Year for Mexico's Billionaires, As Fortunes Plunged 30%

The combined net worth of Mexico’s billionaires dropped $44.9 billion this year, from $144.5 in 2015 to $99.6 billion –around 30%, according to the 2016 Forbes Billionaires List released Tuesday. It was the worst year for Mexican billionaires since 2013, when their aggregate wealth was $148.6 …

Billionaires

Washington DC mayor withdraws support for Pepco-Exelon deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of the nation's capital withdrew her support Tuesday for a proposed $6.8 billion merger of power companies Pepco and Exelon.<p>The Washington Post reported (http://wapo.st/1oWtosf ) that District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser she said she could not agree to new terms for …

Washington D.C.

Coolest Cooler is flat broke and looking for an investor, but backers are pissed off

Coolest Cooler has burned all the way through its $13 million in funding, and is now searching for an investor to help bail them out.<p>The second most funded project in Kickstarter history has hit a wall, and tells backers it now needs more money to help get things back on track and get products to …

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs.<p>It was a second-wave dot-com boom that lasted five to six years, when money was so …

Entrepreneurship

7 Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs

If you're an entrepreneur, no matter how successful you might be, chances are you've made some mistakes. Some of those mistakes are recoverable, and some aren't. What ultimately matters is how you handle those mistakes and how you recover from them. I've made plenty of mistakes, and I'd like to …

3 Upgrades That Add Little to No Value to Your Investment Property

Myth: All home upgrades will increase your home’s net value.<p>Truth: You’ve just wasted your time and money.<p>Yes, like your teacher always told you, it …

Real Estate

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Emma Seppälä and I have something in common: we are both recovering chore-haters.<p>“There was a time when I couldn’t stand running errands: getting …

Self Compassion

Advice for entrepreneurs looking to patent an idea

<b>Q: I have a new idea for a product or technology. Should I consider patenting my idea? If so, what is the first step?</b><p>A: Absolutely consider it.<p>"You should absolutely consider patenting your idea, and with a brief consultation with a lawyer, you can ascertain whether it makes sense to proceed. A …

ShearShare Founders ‘Kill It’ at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley

Tech company founders (and power couple) Courtney and Tye Caldwell recently presented their tech beauty app, <b>ShearShare,</b> at the inaugural Startup …

Startups

Innovation comes from educated, hard-working immigrants—not genius dropouts

The stories of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and more are like updated Silicon Valley versions of the American dream. An inspired genius bucks tradition, drops out of college and starts a superstar company that rattles the lives of millions around the globe.<p>The moral of the story is that …

Silicon Valley

The Huge Downside to Building Your Startup in 'Stealth' Mode | Inc.com

Working in "stealth mode" could be crushing your ability to innovate.<p>While it's important to protect product designs and other intellectual property to avoid having your ideas stolen by copycats, some experts think you may be doing your company a disservice by innovating in secrecy.<p>Instead, you're …

Intellectual Property

SEC-Approved Crowdfunding Is Open for Business

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opens forms enabling crowdfunding platforms to register as official online "funding portals."<p>PCMag reviews …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The 10 Worst Industries for Starting a Business

Looking for a business idea in a fast-growing sector? If so, you should steer clear of the industries below.<p>Sageworks has identified the industries …

Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can …

A startup founder says these are the 3 questions you should ask yourself before starting a business

Ben Koren, founder and CEO of Frameology, tells Business Insider he had at least 15 ideas for a business before settling on one for a website that prints and frames photos.<p>"Starting a company is extremely risky, so one of the hardest things is figuring out which idea has the greatest chance of …

Small Business

Manitoba scientist's big idea turns veggie rejects into nutritious purees

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>If it's one thing Kelly Beaulieu hates, it's seeing food go to waste.<p>So Ms. Beaulieu, who grew up as a member of the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, started thinking about the best way to turn …

How to Invest Like a Canadian

The “Canadian model” portfolio of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has delivered some enviable returns over the past 25 years. Of course, it …

Investing

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016 | Inc.com

As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've got you covered.<p>Our most-watched videos in 2015 feature some of the biggest names in business describing the secrets they've …

Business Strategy

A hedge fund that was once one of the world's largest is now returning money to investors

The 15-year-old fund plans to operate as a private firm "focusing solely on the management of the assets of its partners and employees," the letter said.<p>At its peak in May 2013, BlueCrest was one of the world's largest funds, managing $37 billion in assets. It was last managing around $8 billion, …

Investing

What This CEO Wants You to Know About Billion-Dollar Companies

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Silicon Valley

Seven ways to tell if entrepreneurship is for you

Lots of people will have brilliant ideas for businesses, but it takes a lot of time, effort and commitment to launch a successful business and only …