Mario Serrano

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Don't Waste Time On A Startup Business Plan -- Do These 5 Things Instead

Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business idea to potential investors.<p>But what if I told you that business plans for startup …

Entrepreneurship

OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia – The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country*s humanitarian crisis<p>OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the sharp warning in a …

Venezuela

Trump’s denial of the Puerto Rico death toll does not belong in a democratic conversation

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico. It ravaged the island, and killed 16 people, according to the official death count. But thousands more Puerto Ricans died over the following months due to systematic failures, including a lack of electricity and health care.<p>After …

Puerto Rico

The New Venezuelan Currency Is Just Three Weeks Old and Inflation's Already 100%

It’s just been a few weeks since the rollout of Venezuela’s new money, and inflation in this new monetary era is already 100 percent.<p>After a week and …

Nicolás Maduro

Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport — nearly a year after the …

Hurricane Maria

The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas

The Amazon founder revealed his thought process in a recent interview.<p>Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person on earth. And just this week, Amazon was valued at $1 trillion. It's clear Bezos didn’t get to this point in his career without having a certain skill for identifying and cultivating …

Jeff Bezos

The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it is closer to home.<p>Our digital selves, more and more, …

Spyware

Study: Hurricane Maria and its aftermath caused a spike in Puerto Rico deaths, with nearly 3,000 more than normal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico led to a spike in mortality across the U.S. territory, with an estimated 2,975 excess deaths in the six months after the storm made landfall in September 2017, according to a sweeping report from George Washington University …

Caribbean

Marijuana Users Being Turned Away From Cannabis Industry Jobs

One of the first rules of operating a successful black market drug dealing operation is to <i>never get high on your own supply</i>. Well, it turns out this thug-life ethos is being practiced by parts of the legal cannabis industry. Medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries and other pot-based …

Cannabis Industry

Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela

World<p>A strong earthquake preliminarily measured at magnitude 7.3 rocked Venezuela early Tuesday evening, rocking much of northern South America and sending people fleeing from their homes.<p>There were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.<p>Telesur, the Caracas-based national TV …

Natural Disasters

These Awesome Online Courses Are Better Than Grad School

Learn some actually useful skills at a fraction of the time and price.<p>I remember when I first considered going to grad school: I was a freshman in …

Graduate School

Flatpack hydroponic garden delivers 538-square-feet of fresh food to cities

Urban farming is challenging. Limited space is one of the biggest barriers to growing fresh food as a city dweller – and it usually translates to …

Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high.

Lawmakers are poised to fully legalize hemp after a decades-long campaign, setting the stage for the resurgence of a once-common crop that disappeared during the war on drugs.<p>The legalization provision, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and included in the Senate’s farm …

Las Vegas might become second city to allow marijuana lounges

After Planet 13, Marijuana Tourism Will Never Be the Same

Nevada's largest dispensary and superstore will feature flying orbs, a laser graffiti wall, and an experience where customers will be "overwhelmed by the aesthetics."<p>Think of the Planet 13 Superstore as a theme park for marijuana. That's certainly what it sounds like when David Farris, Planet 13's …

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The government of Puerto Rico quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll.<p>Hurricane Maria cut through the island on Sept. 20, …

Hurricane Maria

Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro survives apparent assassination attempt

President blames Colombia after apparent drone attack during speech in Caracas<br>• Who’s behind Venezuela ‘drone attack’?<p>Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent assassination attempt after what officials described as drones armed with explosives detonated overhead during a …

Venezuela

What it’s like to be young and Venezuelan in a time of chaos

Gabriel Alfonzo Sanchez stands quietly at a stove in the Colombian beach hostel where he works, pushing his lunch of chopped vegetables and rice …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

Make a Name for Yourself: 4 Expert Tips for Choosing a Name and Trademark

With 6.7 million trademarks out there -- sigh -- it's getting hard to find something unique. Here's what to do instead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Due to the sheer volume of new businesses and products emerging year after year, finding a snappy name for your company …

Latest Study Puts Puerto Rico’s Maria Death Toll Above 1,100

The anniversary for Hurricane Maria is a little over a month away. Despite all the time that has passed, the Puerto Rican government has still failed …

Dead bodies, wild dogs, squatters in government-owned Detroit houses

At one end of Alpine Street, near Joy Road on Detroit's west side, Georgeia Elder and a friend live in a leaky trailer, their yard cluttered with a boat and a Cadillac Escalade with four ladders on the roof, a shopping cart and a lawn mower, a folding chair and a metal headboard. A pit bull, Lady, …

Crime

The American Invasion of Cuba

Artists, entertainment companies and tourists are leading the charge toward a new era in U.S.-Cuba relations<p>The U.S. invasion of Cuba has begun.<p>Following President Obama’s steps to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba last year, the island has been overwhelmed by cultural visitors on the hunt …

Venezuela's president is not happy about Trump's push to invade his country

President Nicolas Maduro told Venezuela’s troops Wednesday to be on alert following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to invade the South American state.<p>“A military intervention on the part of the U.S. empire will never be a solution to Venezuela’s problems,” Maduro said.<p>“You cannot …

Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply …

Venezuela

What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product

Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, holds the promise of relieving a long list of ailments, from pain to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. While this …

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

11 Stunning Industrial Bathroom Ideas

Industrial bathroom style is all about embracing "unfinished" elegance to create a minimalist look that's equal parts rugged and refined. From …