Layla Fernandes

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How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

<b>The word “heart” is an anagram for the word “earth”. Hence, the phrase “home is where the heart is”.</b><p>Did you know that the human heart is the organ …

Four Great Books To Read If You Want to Build Your Financial IQ

No matter how you make money, or how you tend to invest your money, one of the best things you can do in order to find financial success is to arm yourself with a strong financial IQ. If you want to have a strong financial IQ and a good understanding of different financial practices then one of the …

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

The Story I Never Wrote

Last year, I abandoned a story. It happens, journalists don’t write every story they think they might. But this one I still think about. It started …

Consumer and retail news: 10 things you need to know today

In its fourth-quarter earnings results released Thursday morning, the retail giant said it expected "relatively flat" net sales growth for fiscal 2017 (calendar year 2016).<p>Google is testing the expansion of its speedy delivery service, Express, to include perishable foods like fruits and veggies or …

Five habits that made Michele Romanow a serial startup success

Before she turned 30, Michele Romanow had launched four successful e-commerce companies including Buytopia and SnapSaves, the coupon company that was acquired by Groupon last year. Most recently, the Queen's engineering grad has joined the panel on Dragon's Den providing valuable insight on tech …

A World of Languages

A World of Languages - and How Many Speak Them is a new infographic by Alberto Lucas López for the South China Morning Post that compares the number …

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing infographic is a comprehensive guide to what a colors means in marketing materials. The infographic, created by …

Successful Vancouver startup retools recruiting strategy

<b>THE CHALLENGE</b><p>Like most startups, Clio had the objective of growing and expanding its business. The Vancouver-based tech company, which specializes in web-based practice management and billing for law firms, company did expand past its startup roots, growing to 70 employees by the end of 2013.<p>But …

Women-led Startups in Boston: A Comprehensive List

Two years ago, the New England Venture Capital Association commissioned a study looking at the number of women founders and chief executives in …

Adorable 5-Month-Old Domesticated Fox Helps Raise Awareness for Her Species

Rylai is a 5-month-old red fox who has captured the hearts of thousands as one of the cutest pets on Instagram. Since her birth in April, she's spent her days eating, playing, and maintaining an adorably snuggly sleep schedule. Seeing as she's white in color, many assume that Rylai's an arctic fox, …

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O segredo para colonizar Marte pode estar nestes pequenos micróbios verdes

Há muito tempo, um clã de ousados micróbios chamados cianobactérias ajudaram a transformar uma Terra sem vida em uma biosfera vibrante. Agora, estas …

Your Seafood Might Contain Tiny Plastic Particles

Is "trash to table" the next dining trend?<p>What goes around comes around, and that might be bad news for seafood lovers. We already know that eating fish comes with risks of ingesting metals like mercury and lead, or pesticides like DDT. A new paper published today in <i>Scientific Reports</i> now reports …

World's First Firefly-Themed Park is an Illumination Celebration

China's firefly-themed park is one to add to your bucket list if you're consistently captivated by these glowing insects and the way they magically illuminate their habitat. Since May 30th, the city of Wuhan has been hosting 10,000 fireflies for those who love their wondrous illumination. The …

5 Ways Startups Can Beat Big Companies

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most intimidating things entrepreneurs face is the fact that some of their competitors are massive multi-billion dollar corporations. Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath; occasionally the underdog wins. But …

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