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How Two Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Took a Side Business from $100k to $3M in Revenue in Three Years

Have you heard of Crossfit? It's a strength and conditioning system that was started in 2000 and has become extremely popular in the fitness …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Un-ending Woes For Canada's Biggest Drugmaker

It's been a dizzying fall for Valeant investors. Let's look at what issues have plagued the company on the way down and the problems that led the top executives and investors to lose 3.66 billion in mid-March.

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

There's a Playboy competitor for a new generation that's killing it on Snapchat, and it's run mostly by women

The startup, which officially launched in June 2015, currently has over 960,000 followers on Instagram, more than Maxim and Esquire combined.<p>Arsenic's Snapchat channel has around 500,000 people clicking on every photo and video its models post.<p>Arsenic's meteoric rise comes at a time when social …

Why Amazon Tolerates Zappos' Extreme Management Experiment

In 2009 Amazon.com bought a small competitor, online shoe merchant Zappos, for $1.2 billion. It was an unusual deal in that Amazon (amzn) promised to …

A British free-trade deal outside the EU? History shows that's easier said than done

Why look in the crystal ball when we can read the book? History shows what might happen after Brexit<p>Breaking up is hard to do – and never harder than when splitting the assets. If the Brexiteers get their way and we find ourselves divorced from the EU on 24 June, what would Britain’s trading …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Two brothers from France have figured out how to take over the App Store — and now they're making a fortune

Or perhaps you've tried your hand at "ZigZag," "Twist," or "Stick Hero," equally addictive and simple — and nearly as popular as — mobile games.<p>What you may not know is that all of these games — and about 60 others — are products of a five-person company in France that has no office.<p>It's called …

App Store

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions

You’ve always considered yourself a sound decision-maker. From that heavily researched car that you drove to work this morning to the carefully …

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Kelsey Humphreys<p>Read full profile<p>Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and …

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago — here's what's changed over the years

As you'd expect, the site looks completely different now compared when it first launched on February 4, 2004.<p>But in case you haven't been a loyal user since the beginning, we'll give you a little tour of how the site evolved.<p>Check it out:<p><i>(Former Business Insider reporter Megan Rose Dickey also</i> …

Social Media

“One Simple Idea” Teaches You to Turn Dreams into Profit

“One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work”, teaches everyday people how to leverage their ideas …

Licensing

Looker Just Raised $48 Million As Its CEO Says It's Getting Tougher For Startups To Impress

Frank Bien didn’t exactly mean to raise tens of millions of dollars to start 2016. But when a top venture firm called because so many of its own portfolio startups were using Looker, the software startup where Bien is CEO, that quickly changed. The company’s ensuing $48 million raise, from top firm …

Startups

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

How to grow and monetize your Instagram account

Instagram has been the most disruptive social network to redistribute social power away from paparazzi and publications and back to celebrities and influencers who have taken their public images into their own hands.<p>As a result of our relentless obsessions to get an hourly quick photo fix of our …

Introducing Guesstimate, a Spreadsheet for Things That Aren’t Certain

Existing spreadsheet software is made for analyzing tables of data. Excel, Google Sheets, and similar tools are fantastic for doing statistics on …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

1 Million Cups

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Entrepreneurship

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Startups

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

What can blockchain be used for, other than Bitcoin?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>Most people who have heard the term think that the “blockchain” is only something to …

Adobe’s New App, Adobe Post, Lets Anyone Create Professional Graphics

Adobe unveiled a new social graphics app today called Adobe Post, which now joins an expanding suite of applications aimed at encouraging mobile creativity, including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, and several others. However, unlike many apps in Adobe’s lineup, Post is not only targeted at …