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Got a will? Here are 11 more end-of-life documents you may need

Your last will and testament shouldn't be the last word on your end-of-life wishes.<p>"We all prepare ahead of time for what we know is coming up," Amy Florian, chief executive of Corgenius, told advisors Wednesday at Schwab IMPACT 2017 in Chicago.<p>If you knew you were going to be audited next month, …

Why a gold Obamacare plan may be cheaper than a silver one

This quirk makes it important to shop carefully for Obamacare coverage.<p>If you're shopping for a health insurance policy on the Obamacare exchanges during open enrollment, you'll need to look carefully at your plan options. You may be surprised to find a plan classified as a gold plan is cheaper …

Missouri starts investigating Google's business practices

The state's attorney general issued a subpoena to Google to determine if the company's actions have hurt consumers and violated antitrust laws.<p>Google's facing another investigation into its business practices.<p>The attorney general for Missouri, Josh Hawley, on Monday said he has issued an …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being.<p>If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to …

Happiness

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mentor

Pairing with the wrong mentor can set you back both personally and professionally, so it's important to take time to evaluate your potential mentor before choosing.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, co-founder of OptinMonster.</i><p>No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, you can always benefit from having …

Self-improvement

Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Bitcoin

8 Mistakes Business Owners Make Creating Their 'About Us' Page

Be ready to tell your story to the people curious to hear it.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite being probably the most visited page on a business’s website, the "About Us" is often overlooked. It’s an afterthought following more seemingly …

Marketing

GBoard now supports YouTube and Google Maps for faster texting

Google's smart keyboard for iPhone, GBoard, just got some serious upgrades.<p>The keyboard app launched back in May with a bunch of cool features …

Here's Google's new ad blocker: It's just popped up in Chrome Canary on Android

Google's Canary build of Chrome on Android features the first version of online giant's ad blocker.<p>A new Canary build of Chrome on Android shows how …

How to Grow Your First Website with No Money, No Brand, and No Connections

Everyone starts at ground zero.Years ago, my first website was a job board, AdviceMonkey (like Monster.com).I didn’t know anybody and I had no …

Marketing

Qualcomm And Cisco Make Early Investments In AgTech

Qualcomm Ventures has led its first investment in an Israeli AgTech startup, which also includes a first funding by Cisco.<p>Prospera is the startup, …

This 'Small' Strategy Is the Next Huge Trend in Social Media Marketing

Move over, Michelle Phan: A group of influencers you've never heard of are pulling brands' social media dollars--and they're delivering far better ROI.<p>Five years ago, many social media influencers were thrilled to promote partner brands in exchange for nothing more than a few product samples. …

Marketing

The World's Most Powerful Women: July 21

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA<p>Calendar girls<p>The Pirelli calendar, which started five decades ago as a yearly collectible published by an Italian tire …

How One App Built a Community of 24 Million Wine Drinkers (and Raised $37 Million in Venture Capital)

Find out how Vivino created an engaged community platform that helped grow their startup and get investors' attention.<p>Seven years ago, Heini Zachariassen wanted to create an online wine community that would simplify the wine selection process. At the time, the complexity of choosing a new wine was …

Venture Capital

Canada’s Assent Compliance raises $31.4M Series B round to help businesses stay in compliance

Assent Compliance, an Ottawa-based startup, isn’t in a sexy space. The company focuses on helping enterprises collect the necessary data to keep their global supply chains in compliance with local and international regulations. But while that may not sound like the most exciting space to be in, the …

B2B Decision Makers Are Tired of the Same Old Marketing

Business-to-business decision makers don’t just go to a website, add a data center to their shopping cart and check out. They research, ask …

Public Relations

How to Optimize Search for Your WordPress Blog

Content marketing is more important than ever, and WordPress has become the major venue for businesses to talk about the ins and out of their …

How to Write an Elevator Pitch That Inspires Like a Movie Trailer

A few concepts that can make your investor pitch more compelling.<p>Growing up in the 90s, my favorite part of summer break was going to see huge blockbuster movies. Whether it was <i>Jurassic Park, Independence Day,</i> or <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>, I found myself excited to watch an action packed 90-minute …

Jurassic Park

How To Grill Juicy, Flavorful Shrimp

Here's why you need to learn how to grill shrimp: This affordable crustacean is the fastest-cooking protein you can throw on the grill, it feels …

4 Brutal Fundraising Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Nobody likes fundraising--but these tips can make the process a lot easier.<p>"Fundraising is fun," said no entrepreneur ever. But there are tricks to make it much less painful.<p>After raising over $100 million of venture capital cash for a few businesses (which has taken hundreds of investors meetings) …

Venture Capital

'Prime is the gateway drug': Amazon's most puzzling move yet could be one of its most brilliant

Critics say that shoppers on government assistance, whom Amazon is targeting with its new discount, are less active online and have limited access to broadband internet, smartphones, and credit cards.<p>The discount slashes the cost of Amazon's monthly Prime membership nearly in half, to $5.99 a …

eCommerce

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Body Language

Oasis - Wonderwall (Club Killers Remix)

Remixes

12 Motivational Videos Guaranteed To Inspire

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar<p><b>Everyone requires</b> …

Motivation

'Trainwreck's' Amy Schumer is raunchy, funny and heartfelt

"What's wrong with you that you want to be with me?" asks Amy, the intimacy-averse writer whose troubles are the subject of "Trainwreck," a surprisingly touching and raucously funny R-rated comedy written by and starring Amy Schumer.<p>The poignant scene arrives in the middle of this broad, bawdy …

Comedy

Facebook will recognize you in photos where your face is not showing

Facebook’s facial recognition blows me away every single time I see it at work. Some of us love it, as it makes it an easy task to tag all your friends and get on with your life. On the other hand, some people hate that Facebook knows so much about them. Well, get your tin foil hats ready, guys, …

Social Media

First on CNN: U.S. data hack may be 4 times larger than the government originally said

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management - more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, …

Cybercrime