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The Dos & Don'ts Every Startup Must Follow in Order to Prosper - OLBlog

So, you’re ready to start your business venture. Great! Get off on the right track by following a few simple “DO’s and DON’Ts.” For example, you …

7 steps to a perfectly written business plan

Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it's to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a business plan includes;<p>However, getting started can be …

How Poverty Affects the Brain

Tech & Science Brains poverty<p>The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot …

Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore

Twenty years after President Bill Clinton fulfilled his vow to “end welfare as we know it,” it’s fair to say: mission accomplished. The old U.S. …

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

Entrepreneurship Needs to Be a Bigger Part of U.S. Foreign Aid

Here are two surprising facts. First, the average American estimates that over 25% of the U.S. federal budget goes to foreign aid. That is wildly off. It is actually only 1% of the federal budget, or $35 billion for all nonmilitary assistance. Second fact: just 1% of that 1% goes toward promoting …

Gary Johnson: We Need To Stop Criminalizing Personal Choice

It is shockingly simple—revolutionary, and yet common sense: People should be free to make their own choices in their lives, as long as those …

The Quickest Way To Stifle American Entrepreneurship? Keep Out Immigrants

Politicians talk about limiting immigration at the nation’s peril.<p>Immigrants have a long history of starting successful businesses in the U.S.; more than 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Yet despite this, we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about building …

Rand Paul backs Liz Cheney's primary challenger

The Kentucky senator has long feuded with former Vice President Dick Cheney and is now backing a candidate over Cheney’s daughter in Wyoming's House primary.<p>Rand Paul is taking another stand in 2016, this time by endorsing one of Liz Cheney’s opponents just days before a wide-open House Republican …

GVT Revisited

Way back in 1995 or so, a fresh-faced Canadian strength coach named Charles Poliquin, wearing the native moose fur and antler hat that is emblematic …

Nine Rules For Mastering The Squat For Leaner, Stronger Legs

Training Articles<p>Nine Rules For Mastering The Squat For Leaner, Stronger Legs<p>The squat. That wondrous exercise that will make everything about your …

A Taxonomic Map of Philosophy (Updated with 5-layer Version!)

Some people go to PhilPapers, get the information they need, and then just go. Not Valentin Lageard, a graduate student in philosophy at Université …

Walt Whitman on Identity and the Paradox of the Self

“There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal. This is the thought of identity.”<p><i>“Our normal sensation of self is a hoax, or, at best, a temporary role that we are playing, or have been conned into</i> …

Literature

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

<i>This column is by Raad Ahmed, Founder & CEO at lawtrades</i><p>Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have …

'War on drugs has failed': public health bodies call for drug use to be decriminalised

Two major public health groups have called on the Government to decriminalise illegal drugs, arguing the “war on drugs” has failed.<p>The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) said criminalising drugs leads to greater long-term harm by causing users to be …

Crime

The Worst Foods for Your Skin

Popcorn, cappucinos, bottled water—some of the most delicious (or most boring) foods can be hard on your skin if you overdo it.<p><b>White bread, bagels, popcorn…</b> "Foods with a high glycemic index give you a sugar rush that will be terrible for your skin," says Ava Shamban, an assistant clinical …

Ramadan 2016: Israel 'cuts off water supply to West Bank' during Muslim holy month

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed.<p>Tens of thousands of Palestinians have …

Israel

The case for legalizing psychedelic drugs

It's easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain's reward centres. What's less easy to explain is the appeal of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin that produce altered states of consciousness.<p>After all, there's no obvious reason why …

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

The artisanal coffee movement has hit the U.S. in a major way, with hip cafés serving flat whites and almond milk lattes popping up on pretty much …

Coffee

How To Travel The World With No Money

Travelling the world with no money sounds like a distant dream, an impossible dream. But it is possible, and you can do it responsibly without breaking bank.<p>It should be said that there are some expenses you shouldn't compromise on. For example, it would be stupid not to buy travel insurance and …

History of Humanistic and Rational Thought in the Arab world

<i>Last Edited: 4th of May 2016</i><p>There is a rich and often overlooked tradition of humanistic thought in Arab history that this page aims to highlight. …

Rugby nutrition: the top ten anti-inflammatory foods

Sports nutritionist Matt Lovell explains what you should eat to ease swelling and soreness<p><b>By Matt Lovell</b><p>To help you understand the reasons behind …

Nutrition

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

ISIS, losing territory in Syria, signals strategic shift

Its threat to attack the West during Ramadan, which begins next month, comes as the group is losing a key recruiting tool: the ability to capture and …

Bill Bratton's Backward Logic on Marijuana

New York City’s Police Commissioner cites violence associated with the black market in pot as a reason against legalizing the drug.<p>Earlier this week, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton made a very confused statement about the increasingly popular movement to legalize marijuana. “Here in …

Cannabis