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45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

Learning

This chart shows how much each state contributes to the US economy

The US is the richest nation in the world, with an annual GDP of $17.3 trillion in 2014. However, some states are greater contributors to the economy than others. To illustrate differences among state economies, the folks at HowMuch.net created a chart that shows the relative economic value of each …

South Dakota

How To Figure Out Your Face Shape With One Simple Trick

This tutorial will help you connect the dots. Literally.<p>Knowing your face shape can come in handy, especially when deciding on a new haircut or which bangs hairstyle works best for you. But discovering whether you have an oval or diamond-shaped face isn't always as easy as looking in the mirror.<p>In …

Google's new logo: Why John Gruber is dead wrong

Google has a new logo or rather a new wordmark, if you want to be pernickety about it. And let’s be honest, when it comes to typefaces and logo design, people <i>always</i> want to be pernickety. It’s more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.<p>When it comes to precision in both language and ‘taste’, John Gruber …

John Gruber

What’s new for business analytics in Excel 2016

Earlier this week we explained how Excel—the world’s most widely used and familiar data analysis tool—works with the new Power BI and Power BI …

Analytics

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

Should this young couple remortgage their home to pay off student debt?

Randy and Joan are young and well educated with promising jobs in the financial industry. They have a home, a baby, a mortgage, a car loan and a pile of student debt.<p>Together, they bring in more than $100,000 a year, but it's not enough. She is 30, he is 32. Their situation is typical of many …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

eCommerce

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Circa 1890

Here in the U.S., we've had the pleasure of cherry blossom season since about 1910, when Japan gave a gift of about 2,000 trees — most of which were planted in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.<p>It's now peak flowering season, and all the cameras are out to capture one of the most photogenic springtime …

China may giveth to banks, after China taketh away

#theLIST: Spring Is In the Bag

The dawn of springtime brings with it renewal, warmer days, the solsticeand a crop of new chic bags. Shop the 10 best now.<p>The dawn of springtime brings with it renewal, warmer days, the solstice—and a crop of new chic bags. Shop the 10 best now. Plus, check out spring's best bag trends.<p>1) School …

Red-hot Tesla shares: Why they're still a buy, even now

<i>Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>Last November I added shares of Tesla Motors to my Strategy Lab growth portfolio. The stock had taken a nosedive from its highs of about $190 (U.S.) down to …

The Best Foundations For Your Skin Type

Flawless skin is nonnegotiable. Find the perfect formula, guaranteed to help enhance your complexion and help solve all your skin concerns.<p>Flawless skin is nonnegotiable. Find the perfect formula, guaranteed to enhance your complexion and help solve all your skin concerns. Plus, the best new …

10 Reasons to Date a Fashion Girl

As if you needed one...<p><b>1. You'll never wear an embarrassing outfit again.</b> We know you've just been waiting for someone to finally make you throw away those cargo khakis.<p><b>2. Cool parties, restaurant openings and impossible to get into clubs will become your regular evening plans.</b> And not that you'll …

A So-Simple DIY To Brighten Up Your Bedroom

<i>Sure, we have dozens of Pinterest boards dedicated to the perfect fall tablescape, but modeling your entire apartment after your favorite glossy's</i> …

11 Homemade Beauty Recipes For Dry Skin, Rough Heels, Cracked Cuticles & More

Our recipe rolodex is filling up fast thanks to all the homemade beauty treatments we've been testing out. Now that we've stocked our kitchen cupboards and refrigerator bins with fresh finds from the farmer's market, we'd like to get as much use out of our favorite fruits and vegetables. (And we …

Buying a business? How to determine what it’s worth

When it comes to buying a small business, here's the big question: How much does it cost?<p>"Several different methodologies can be used to value a small business, but ultimately the beauty is in the eye of the beholder," says chartered professional accountant (CPA) Deborah Rosati, who has helped many …