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Contrary to popular belief, kids in America are way safer than they've been in decades

Especially for kids.<p>The statistics say it all.<p>Writing for New York Magazine, Jennifer Senior collected the following data points:<p>• The physical abuse of children fell by 55% from 1992 to 2011.<p>• Sexual abuse fell by 64% from 1992 to 2011.<p>• Abductions by strangers fell by 51% from 1997 to 2012.<p>• …

After the collapse of Sweet Briar, investors are nervous about other small colleges

But the small college's closing isn't just hurting the world of higher education, it's also worrisome for investors in the municipal bond market who buy the debt of colleges and universities.<p>Sweet Briar College, with an enrollment of 530 students, had its revenue bonds downgraded from a BBB to a B- …

Apple's new MacBook may sound disappointing, but it's a taste of the future

That probably seems like an odd way to start a laptop review, but I think it's a telling example of how a lot of people use computers today. They're not running heavy applications or rendering video. They're browsing Facebook, checking email, and watching videos on YouTube. I can do all that and …

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How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Our diets have drastically changed since the 1990s, and we're drinking 4 times more alcohol

Over the past few years, our diets have changed a lot. For one, we're consuming significantly more alcohol than we were in the 1990s, according to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch research report.<p>The world is also eating way more meat, cheese, milk, and sugar than we were just two decades ago …

Here's how to win any argument

It's easy for a calm debate to turn ugly. When this happens, it's almost impossible to persuade your opponent. We created an infographic of the most successful tactics to help you get your point across in a courteous and educated way.

14 money-saving travel hacks from the ‘Man Who Flies For Free’

Keyes has become so gifted at landing super cheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent flyer miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process is a "labor of love," and after spending five …

Apple's new MacBook is full of compromises

The new MacBook is a bit of a mixed bag. It's thin, light, and has a stunning high-resolution display, but it's also full of compromises.<p>Here's a quick overview of what to expect from Apple's newest computer:

Bill & Melinda Gates: Our bet for 2030

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet.<p>We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help billions of people improve their lives. The progress we've seen so far is so exciting that we are doubling down on the bet we …

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Time Management Tricks From The World’s Busiest People

If a former U.S. President, the founder of Apple, and the chairman of the Virgin Group could make time work for them, so can you.<p>Who could have been busier than the chairman of Virgin, the President of the United States, or the CEO of Apple?<p>You have the same 1,440 minutes every day as the busiest …

Peter Thiel's 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

In Silicon Valley, the PayPal Mafia reins supreme. So much so that it is hard to think of any successful technology startup in the last ten years—from Facebook and LinkedIn to YouTube and Yelp—that hasn’t been touched by it in some way.<p>The “Don” of the PayPal mafia, Peter Thiel, is one of the most …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

The Secret Weapon of Many Accomplished Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think of Google, the Virgin Group and Microsoft and immediately the great leaders behind these iconic brands come to mind. In addition to having built multibillion dollar enterprises, Eric Schmidt, Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates all …

20 Easy Things That Will Make You the Next Millionaire | Inc.com

While you may be looking to make your first million off of your business alone, the fact of the matter is that becoming a millionaire does not just come about by raking in profits from your business. It arises from the decisions that you make in your day-to-day life as well. There are more …

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15 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It | Inc.com

Wasting time can be a great thing. Taking breaks and indulging in distractions gives your body and brain a chance to refresh and actually increases your output over the long haul. Study after study proves this.<p>The problem isn't when you decide to kick back. The problem is when you waste time …

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5 Easy Ways to Get More Done Every Day | Inc.com

Look for advice on increasing your productivity and you'll find plenty of tips on how to stop procrastinating and nix interruptions, and hints about cool tools that make work easier as well as evidence that people crank out more work when they do it from home instead of at the office. In reality, …

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