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Get Back in Financial Shape With the “Half Your Income” Exercise

Every now and then, we all get a little complacent with our finances. Maybe lifestyle inflation kicks in, maybe you’ve lost sight of your goals, or …

How To Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life In 8 Steps

You know the struggle: You're about to Snapchat the world's most flattering selfie, or delete an accidental "Like" that totally shows you're still stalking your ex on Facebook -- and your phone unexpectedly dies.<p>The iPhone in particular is notorious for having terrible battery life. This week, …

Apps

35 Business Leaders Share Their Daily Habits

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Leadership

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This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

Can You Predict a Startup’s Success Based on the Concept Alone?

It’s easy to make fun of bad startup ideas – Airbnb for toilets? – but it’s not so easy to pick the good ones ahead of time. Just ask venture capitalists, the vast majority of whom lose money. The difficulty of separating good ideas from bad is part of why angel investors end up investing based …

Venture Capital

6 Tips on How to Self-Finance Your Startup

Bootstrapping allows you to grow at your own pace and frees you from the demands of investors. Here's how to do it right.<p>Avoiding outside investment can be smart on at least a couple of levels. Not only does bootstrapping a company allow you to grow at your own pace, you also don't have to be a …

Customer Service

iPad Pro 12.9 (2015) review

The iPad Pro review was one that I was really dreading writing – but also one I was the most excited about in a while.<p>The issue was this: what is the …

IPad Pro

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina. He was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis. But …

What You Learn From 5 Days With Richard Branson, Daymond John, and Tim Ferriss | Inc.com

What would happen if you could spend five days on an island with five of your biggest entrepreneurial role models?<p>For online mattress retailer Leesa Sleep, there was a whole lot of learning going on.<p>As one of six startups that won Shopify's 2015 Build a Business competition, Leesa received a …

Entrepreneurship

Hilarious Internet reactions to Apple Pencil

Somewhere in between the introduction of the iPhone 6S and the revamped Apple TV, the $99 Apple Pencil was introduced on Wednesday.<p>People may have been snoozing through the new product rollout, but quickly folks on the Internet perked up. Is this "pencil" actually a stylus? A stylus, as in the …

Apple

See Bold Alternate Helmet Designs For All 32 NFL Teams

The problem with the current helmets? The logos are apparently way too small.<p>Football season may be months and months away–or just weeks behind us, if you’re living in the past–but the business of the NFL has been successfully marketed as 365-day entertainment. (Just check out the enthusiasm the …

Basketball

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they're willing to admit an uncomfortable fact about money

In his research, he found that rich people are willing to admit something about money that makes many of us uncomfortable: <b>It can solve most problems.</b><p>It can be uncomfortable to accept that money, rather than being the corrupting force it is often portrayed, can serve as a useful tool that creates …

Self-improvement

Sway- A Handy Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations and Reports

September 4, 2015<br>Sway is a great Microsoft app that allows you to easily create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and …

Education Technology

'Tis the Season for Very Strange Airfare Sales

What's your pleasure? Mystery destinations, unknown airlines, gluttonous all-you-can-fly deals or maybe just a nice, simple impossible fare.<p>Find all …

You May Be A Potential Entrepreneur If You Have These 15 Habits

Have you ever set up a lemonade stand outside to make some spare change in your childhood? Or were you the kid that ran a whole lemonade franchise …

No names attached: college students drive anonymous apps trend

Yik Yak and Whatsgoodly give social media-saturated millennials a new way to openly share campus anecdotes. But with anonymity surfaces bullying and hate<p>As mobile phones and apps have become increasingly central to one’s college experience in the past few years, a new type of app has emerged: the …

Social Media

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

So you know you need to get organized, but don’t know where to start. You may lose things, purchase a new thing, and find that thing (you thought) …

11 Apps That’ll Save You Money on Almost Anything

1<p>Save on: Cars<p><b>App: Edmunds</b><br>Browse nearby dealer inventories on the Edmunds app and lock in offers. Then use the app to compare those offers to …

Apps

iPhone-Charging Jeans: Hello, Who’s Calling, Please?

Read on to learn more about this innovative line of women’s jeans which allows iPhone users to charge their phones directly from the pants.

Clothing

Read “Reframe” And Learn to Think Outside the Box

What makes one person’s idea and business more successful than another’s?In “Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think” you will discover …

Small Business

14 Ecommerce Strategies for a Complete Online Marketing Plan (with Executive Summary Template)

To create a step-by-step online marketing plan in 2018, here are <b>14 ecommerce strategies</b> for high-paced growth:<p>Compose an executive summary<br>• Identify …

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Polaroid Snap digital camera blends nostalgia with technology to print photos without ink

Nostalgia makes it nearly impossible to truly write something off for good. Advancements in technology are often to blame for the phasing out of a …

Why Two Brothers Sold Their Business to Pursue Their Passion for Fishing

In the middle of a cold Chicago night in November 2013, brothers Joe and Luke Simonds sat awake in their hotel room, talking animatedly and tossing …

The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet

I’ve been less-than-impressed with a lot of lesson plans I see out there on the web. I decided to make a short “The Best…” list of sources for …