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Marijuana investment firm Privateer Holdings raises $60M, total funding eclipses $200M

Investors are seeing green when it comes to the future of the marijuana industry.<p>Seattle-based marijuana investment firm Privateer Holdings today …

Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber delivered powerful statements in sentencing hearing against Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman to Nassar: “I will not rest until every last trace of your influences on this sport has been destroyed”<p>Friday marked the fourth day of a weeklong sentencing for former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. On day four, Jordyn Wieber came forward for the first time as one of the more than …

'I now sleep straight through until my alarm rings': your experiences of dry January

It’s the beginning of the new year which means dry January has taken hold and many are ditching after work drinks as part of the public health campaign. We asked you to tell us about the highs and lows of giving up booze – as well as your reasons for doing it. Here are five people’s …

Alcohol

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

Self-improvement

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing | Inc.com

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Finance

Texas woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after raw oysters banquet

A Texas woman died in October from a flesh-eating bacteria after she consumed raw oysters.<p>Jeanette LeBlanc was crabbing with her friends and family on the Louisiana coast in September when she contracted the infection, KLFY reported.<p>LeBlanc and her friend Karen Bowers picked up some raw oysters in …

How To Start Organizing Your Life With A Bullet Journal

The second most popular New Year’s resolution last year, according to search results, was “get organized.” This week, in anticipation of the New …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

How to calculate your home equity

Understanding your home equity—and how to calculate it—is important to homeowners. Building equity can help improve your finances; it affects …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

How to tackle financial stress

For many Americans, financial concerns are a regular source of anxiety, which is understandable given the uncertainties of today’s economy. It’s …

How trainer Kirsty Godso eats ketogenic every day—and why she’ll never go back

<i>In addition to being a Nike Master Trainer, Kirsty Godso has crafted two workouts—Pyrogirls, which pops up at cool girl hot spot Sky Ting Yoga as</i> …

WALSH: The Most Effective Way To Destroy Your Husband, Ruin Your Marriage, And Encourage Infidelity

There is more than one way to cheat on your spouse — or, I should say, cheat your spouse. And it seems that many husbands are being cheated by their …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

Off-grid

Most people spend years stuck in a toxic cycle — and I never found real success until I managed to break free

I didn't start discovering real success until I stopped trying to do everything and started concentrating on just doing one thing really damn well.<p>I always scratch my head when I happen upon someone's Medium profile and their bios read something along the lines of: "Digital Marketer + Designer + …

The Best Sex Scenes of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’

You'll want to have a peach handy for this one.<p>What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene <i>good</i>? That’s become an …

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

One of the reasons that cancer is so hard to beat is the way that it ropes our immune system into working against us. Treatment kills off some cancer …

Cancer

3 Simple Questions to Help You Stand in Your Own Power | Inc.com

Stress is a subjective thing. If two people are stressed the same way, one may collapse and the other may thrive on the challenge. So, if you want to be someone who's strong and resilient, you need to be intentional with your thoughts and how you process what's happening. That's according to Kevin …

Build This Cozy Cabin - DIY

Rays of early-morning sunlight gently peek through the windows, easing you awake. Looking down from the sleeping loft, you see everything you need: a …

3 Filthy Words Smart and Successful People Never Use | Inc.com

You're in mid-conversation with a work colleague, and out of nowhere (or so you think), that person disengages and loses interest. If you are keenly self-aware, you may even notice subtle body language that informs you something just shifted.<p>But what? Is it something you said? Most likely, yes. …

Success

Top 7 Best Deviled Egg Recipes

01 of 08<p>Best Deviled Egg Recipes<p>You don't need a special occasion or reason to make deviled eggs. Add them to a meal, make them for a weekend snack …

Best Pizza Recipes

Tomato, Mushroom, and Mozzarella Pizza<p>Melt smoked mozzarella or Gouda over tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives to intensify the flavor of this sauce-free …

30 Things You Can Do To Make Sure Your Relationship Lasts Forever

Relationships aren't easy and whoever tells you otherwise clearly has no idea about what he's talking about.<p><b>Just like everything else, a relationship</b> …

7 signs you're more successful than you think

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

According to Tim Ferriss This 1 Book Will Transform Your Business | Inc.com

On his podcast, Tim Ferriss (serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, investor, and Grade A badass) has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of world-class performers from all industries and walks of life.<p>One of the most common questions Tim asks his guests is which book they would most recommend to …

Self-improvement

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29 | Inc.com

It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on what worked well and what …

Motivation

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation