John Vitanza

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Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss."<p>"Following your heart" will only get you so far in business. Most entrepreneurs open a business in an area they're passionate about, but the chance of failure is high. In the U.S., the …

Entrepreneurship

These Stats on Cannabis Sales Will Shock You

New projected numbers put the pot business on par with Netflix and McDonald's.<p>2 min read<p>If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then perhaps these numbers from Chris Walsh, an industry analyst and editorial vice president of …

Cannabis

7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe

A newly released report projects robust growth for the cannabis industry over the next five years.<p>The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and …

Cannabis

4 Must-Read Quotes on Marijuana From DEA Head Robert Patterson

Where might federal cannabis policy head next?<p>The marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds in North America. Cannabis research firm ArcView, …

Cannabis

Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

The Iran Deal in tatters, three American hostages safely returned from North Korea, which now offers to denuclearize and end the Korean War after 68 …

Donald Trump

The guerrilla cyclists solving urban transport problems

Across the world, transport planning and infrastructure tends to favour the car, and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians are an afterthought. In response, frustrated urban cyclists have thrown caution to the wind and written their own will into the fabric of the city, overturning the dominance …

Bike Lanes

Italy Finally Falls to the Forces of Populism

First came Brexit, then Donald Trump, and now the rebellion by angry voters has landed its biggest blow on continental Europe.<p>Italy, the most …

Europe

Wholesale Marijuana Prices Are Plunging in the U.S. -- Here's Why

Cannabis prices dipped by 13% in 2017 and they may fall further in 2018.<p>You may not realize it, but the marijuana industry has come a long way in the …

Cannabis

Stephen Hawking’s final paper on the universe says things are much simpler than we think

Stephen Hawking’s final thoughts on the universe — or rather multiverse — have been published.<p>The renowned physicist, who died in March, explains in …

Physics

You'll Never Guess What Jeff Sessions Just Said About Marijuana

Is the weed industry's biggest opponent having a sudden change of heart?<p>This year truly is turning out to be an impressive one of marijuana firsts. …

Cannabis

‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time

A new type of plastic has been invented by a team of chemists at Colorado State University, which they say can theoretically be recycled “infinitely”.<p>…

Pollution

Colorado Is the Latest to Sue the Oil Industry

I dare say 2018 will be the year of climate litigation. In Colorado, the city of Boulder, as well as San Miguel and Boulder counties, filed a joint …

Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Putin says that "if such actions continue in violation of the UN Charter, this will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations."<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of global "chaos" on Sunday in a phone conversation with Iran's president as the two men discussed the U.S.-led strike on …

Middle East

Why slowing ocean could bring harsher winters, rising seas

In the 2004 blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow," the world faced a doomsday scenario: Global warming was causing the Earth's mighty ocean currents to shut down, bringing about a new ice age.<p>The apocalyptic plot was something cooked up by Hollywood, but its origins are steeped in reality — and it's …

Global Warming

America can't be trusted anymore

• <b>The US has prided itself on honesty and trustworthiness, yet one look at our nation's history reveals broken promises and severed treaties with other countries.</b>• <b><br>Among these breeches of trust were agreements the US government made with Native American tribes, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Libya, and</b> …

Gulf Stream current at 'record low' with potentially devastating consequences for weather, warn scientists

Catastrophic changes in global weather patterns could be on the horizon as scientists confirm the warming Atlantic current has reached a “new record …

Defending Assad, Russia Cries 'Fake News'

In this war, truth itself is a battleground.<p>As Russia tells it, reports of an attack over the weekend in the Syrian town of Douma that left victims’ mouths foaming and corneas burned do not suggest what the United States and its European allies suspect: that the Russian-backed Syrian government …

Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia for vowing to block them

The United States and Russia escalated a war of words over Syria on Wednesday, with President Trump warning that U.S. airstrikes “will be coming” despite Russia’s pledge to shoot down American missiles aimed at its ally.<p>The exchange raised the possibility of open military conflict between the old …

National Security

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product

It's not even close to avocado toast.<p>In 2015, Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries around the world. They wanted to know more about what influences how people feel about brands, and how those feelings impact buying behavior.<p>One overwhelming conclusion of the report? That across the …

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …

'Great Pacific garbage patch' sprawling with far more debris than thought

An enormous area of rubbish floating in the Pacific Ocean is teeming with far more debris than previously thought, heightening alarm that the world’s oceans are being increasingly choked by trillions of pieces of plastic.<p>The sprawling patch of detritus – spanning 1.6m sq km, (617,763 sq miles) more …

Pollution

This Brand New Town Will Be 100% Powered by Solar Energy

Could Babcock Ranch, Florida, become a template for green developers?<p>One of the most common attacks on solar energy -- and renewable energy more …

U.S. retailers, shoe companies urge Trump not to hit China with tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retailers and shoemakers continued to sound alarms on Monday about their concerns that President Donald Trump's plan to impose sweeping tariffs on imported goods from China will result in higher consumer prices.<p>Several large U.S. retail companies, including Wal-Mart Inc, …

Donald Trump

Researcher Who Studied the World's Happiest Places for 15 Years: If You're Unhappy, Move

If you're unhappy, you don't just need a new attitude. You need a moving van.<p>Every year various organizations crunch numbers to come with rankings of the world’s happiest places. You’ve probably clicked on one of these lists, and if you’re anything like me, scratched your head at the results. It’s …

White House: Never Mind the North Korea Meeting, Trump Was Just Babbling

Donald Trump snared headlines across the world by announcing yesterday he would meet with North Korea, breaking with years of American policy that …

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Roy Moore

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.<p>The letter – which was first …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

Build A Brand People Will Love With This One Trick

Ever heard of the “know, like and trust” factor in business? It’s the idea that you will be more successful as an entrepreneur if your customers know, like and trust you. To achieve this, according to copywriter Laura Belgray, you need to infuse your personality into your marketing.<p>It’s not enough …

Marketing