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7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Bill Gates

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>In middle school, we had to read Steinbeck's <i>The Pearl</i>, which is about how awful getting rich quick is. The …

Rhode Island

Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. …

Clean Energy

See the Best Photos of Diwali, the Festival of Lights

A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a dog w<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Naredra …

India

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

Real Estate

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

Producer prices unchanged in August as gas costs fall

The prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers were unchanged in August, the latest evidence that inflation is tame.<p>The Labor Department said Friday the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, was flat after a 0.2 percent increase in …

Kroger 2Q Profit Rises 25%

Kroger, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower operating expenses and higher fuel margins.<p>The company's shares were up 4.8 percent at $37.10 in early trading, after Kroger also raised its forecast for earnings and identical …

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

Investing

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

Young, rich tech engineers are investing their millions differently than the rest of us

Even though they are flush with cash they likely made in just a few years, they have a distrust of risky investments and of opportunistic wealth managers CNN Money reports.<p>More than anything, they want to see the data and charts for themselves.<p>Darrell Krasnoff, a managing director at Bel Air …

Investing

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

The Simple Rep Scheme That Can Help You Gain More Strength

I used this basic protocol with high-school sophomores, and watched them bench, front squat, and clean 205 pounds. And recently, a client plateaued at 8 pullups. After 6 weeks of applying the 1-2-3 method to the exercise, he could perform 20 pullups. It’s easy and it works. Follow the 5 steps below …

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

Napa Valley

How Serious a Setback Is the SpaceX Rocket Explosion?

There are uncountable laws of physics and engineering that govern the launch of a rocket. But there’s one that supersedes them all: Ultimately, stuff …

Space Exploration

How one young guy can create $25 billion

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky is unique in many ways, as Leigh Gallagher notes in her recent profile of the first-time CEO. He’s a Rhode Island School …

Startups

Two days hiking on Hinchinbrook Island: the trek that nearly (sort of) killed me

Before I started my first proper hike, I practised for several weeks walking with a small pack and new boots on the stretch of car-heavy road that took me from Bellevue Hill to my office in Surry Hills in Sydney.<p>The main thoroughfare I walked down was flat and covered in bitumen. Bus fumes hung in …

Hiking

Marc Megna -- Anatomy of an Entrepreneur

Maybe you don't believe you can achieve massive dreams in your life. Maybe you are the chunky kid living in a housing project in the industrial city of Fall River, MA being raised by a single mom who busts her ass to provide a place you can call home, warm meals, and enough love to make up for a …

Entrepreneurship

Health warning: five fashion trends that are terrible for you

The media frenzy after a woman was hospitalised for wearing skinny jeans has seen a fervent increase of interest in the medical dangers of certain …

Daymond John: How I Spot Winners | Inc.com

Now, keep in mind, I have turned down many, many investments in food and perishables because I just don’t know the business. But I saw that this was a guy who had played in the NFL, so he had some level of discipline, and I also saw that he was a family man. I go all in on my investment: $300,000 …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaire Sam Adams founder explains why 'getting rich is life's biggest booby trap'

Although the beer was Koch's version of his great-great-grandfather's recipe, even his brewmaster father thought the idea of competing in a market with companies like Budweiser and Heineken was destined to fail.<p>But through extensive distributor outreach and marketing, Koch's company helped …

Beer

5 amazing creatures that are now extinct

The release of Jurassic World has reignited our love for palaeontology. Many of us share a longing to understand the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth long before we arrived. But palaeontology is a discipline much broader than this.<p>Dinosaurs dominated the land for 135 million years, but what happened …

Paleontology

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

7 Creative and Fun Ways to Manage Your Time

I am swamped. Requests from colleagues, friends and family leave me with no time to do any actual work. I can’t ignore any of the aforementioned …

Productivity

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity | Inc.com

It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as a result we go to bed later and get …

Time Management