Kim Cook

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Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary

It is a challenge many savers face: securing a reliable, frequent income from their investments.<p>Many want to use their assets to “pay them a wage”. But how?<p>Until recently, building such a portfolio would have proved difficult, as the norm was for investment funds and companies themselves to pay …

No-money-down mortgages are back

<b>A new mortgage requires little to no money down (Financial Advisor)</b><p>A perfect storm of factors led to the 2008 financial crisis, one of them being the ability to get a mortgage with little or no money down.<p>Fast-forward to 2015, and now there is a new product, called the "Wealth Building Home Loan," …

Finance

The Project Management Certification Bundle – 97% off

Managing a team under pressure can be overwhelming. You can learn proven strategies and methods in the Project Management Certification Bundle, which offers eight engaging courses that work toward industry-standard certifications.<p>The PMP and PMI qualifications are widely recognized by employers …

Scientists create virtual human using slices of dead woman’s body

The Visible Human Project scientists use cadavers to create detailed digital reconstructions of the human body<p>It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, scientists using slices of dead humans to create virtual copies.<p>But US researchers have done exactly that and created the world’s most …

How to teach … sugar

The sweet stuff is everywhere, but it can cause serious health problems. Make sure your pupils understand the dangers

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50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Productivity Apps

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Your History In A Drop Of Blood [Interactive]

A new test can see just about every virus you've ever had<p>A blood sample can now reveal a record of viruses you’ve had throughout life, thanks to a new test developed at Harvard called VirScan. It looks for evidence of antibodies produced by the immune system to kill viral invaders. “It’s kind of …

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State of disruption: 4 innovative companies shaping the future of traditional industries through tech

"Disruption" is a word thrown around a lot in the business and startup space today; every company aims to be the Uber or Airbnb of its respective …

American children are still getting a lot of their calories from fast food

From 2011 to 2012, about 12 calories for every 100 eaten by American children and teenagers came from fast food, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s only slightly lower than in 2006, when fast food made up about 13 percent of the calories kids ate. …

7 Secrets To Achieving Mega Online Success

<b>You want to make a difference.</b> You want to live a life that matters. To do that, you must stop letting every day slip away.You must start your day …

11 components that make up a good business plan

Investors want to back ventures with strong teams that address a large market, so how to write a business plan that reflects that?

Google just invested $32 million in Oscar, a billion-dollar startup that wants to shake up healthcare

The new funding values Oscar, which had in April raised $145 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, at $1.75 billion.<p>Oscar was founded a few years ago but launched publicly in July 2013.<p>Oscar lets users talk to doctors on the phone for free, and it was the first insurance company to give fitness …

Wall Street

Here's What Happens When You Binge on Pizza, Burgers, and Cookies for a Week Straight

People have done a lot of crazy sh*t in the name of scientific research. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia were interested in how …

Convert Your IRA to Supercharge Your Retirement Savings

Americans are utilizing the retirement savings features of IRAs more than ever. However, Roth IRAs are still underutilized, due in part to a misunderstanding of how the vehicle can be strategically used for retirement planning.<p>While you can make annual after-tax contributions to a Roth IRA if you …

25 Fast Food Chains Ranked on Antibiotics Usage

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The Clever Business Model That Built This $3 Million Snack-Box Company

How one of the country's fastest-growing companies turned a love of food into a thriving business.<p>Watching a friend's entrepreneurial dreams fade was the spark that ignited Aihui Ong's own startup passions.<p>After failing to woo retailers like Whole Foods, Ong's friend had no choice but to shut down …

Study Shows Direct Relationship Between Alzheimer's Tau Protein and Cholesterol

<b>We have known for some years that Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by two types of lesions, amyloid plaques and degenerated tau protein.</b> …

How to Overcome the Fear of Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are known for being risk takers. We jump in with both feet knowing we could fail. And when we do fail, it doesn’t keep us from jumping in with both feet again. There is no fear of failure. Failure just means we need to try …

This pill prevents type 1 diabetes from developing in mice

If it works in humans, it could get rid of the need for insulin injections<p>A pill staved off type 1 diabetes in mice, and it may one day prevent the disease in people, too.<p>The pill blocks the buildup of a specific acid in the pancreas, which then stops the disorder from taking hold, according to …

How To Avoid A Down Payment On A Mortgage

When purchasing a house, most people provide a cash down payment and borrow the remainder of the purchase price from a mortgage lender. A standard down payment is 20% of the appraised value of the home.<p>You are less of a risk to mortgage companies if you have provided 20% of the value. If you …

How to invest when you're young and broke

<i>I never learned about "mutual funds" or "index funds" or "money market accounts"—it all seemed as relevant to my broke-ass existence as theology is to a goat. But these days I wonder if I missed out on a chance to turn a bad job into the equivalent of night business school. I've become increasingly</i> …

Kiva Co-Founder: You Need Less Than You Think to Start a Business

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the microlending business Kiva, shares inspirational stories that show you have everything you need to be an entrepreneur right now.<p>So you have this great idea for business, now all you need is capital to get started. Or a co-founder with the right expertise. Or maybe …

28 Ideas for Becoming 5 Times More Productive Every Week

You may be doing most things right to get the best of your week but results of your hard work may not so impressive. Maybe it’s your focus and …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now

When starting a business, you need all the help you can get. Use these six TED Talks to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a …