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The Easy Way to Stop Wasting so Much Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Holiday family gathering survival guide: How to argue with your racist, Islamophobic uncle at Christmas dinner

Talking points to respond to Islamophobia, ISIS, anti-black racism, anti-immigrant myths, and homophobia<p>This year saw an explosion of racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violence. While there were some significant progressive victories in 2015, there were also many dangerous developments -- from …

Islam & The West - "Moving Towards A Head-On Collision"

<i>Kevin Hulbert is the Founder and President of</i> <i>XK Group</i><i>, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Hulbert held a variety of high-level jobs in the Central Intelligence</i> …

Saudis, shale and the high costs of cheap oil

A little more than a year ago, Saudi Arabia, the effective leader of OPEC, the 13-country cartel that pumps about a third of the world's oil, decided that enough was enough.<p>The global market was drowning in oil, thanks to the American shale-oil miracle, and the Saudis were losing market share. They …

The American energy story in 10 charts

In just a matter of years, the American "energy renaissance" has made the region a leader in global oil.<p>Joseph P. Quinlan, the chief market strategist at US Trust, attributes the US' energy boom to three factors:<p>One, pro-market policies at the state and local level. Two, revolutionary technologies. …

The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too

“I didn’t know absolutely nothing.” That double negative is from Sergio de Castro, talking about the killing, disappearances, and torture that took …

Global Trade Slowdown: The Mystery of Empty U.S. Ports

The rush of consumer traffic at America’s most popular stores in the weeks before Christmas is usually preceded by heavy traffic at American ports. …

One epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about the $180 billion world of online lending

That covers the new crop of businesses like Lending Club, Funding Circle, RateSetter, and Prosper that let savers lend their money directly to consumers or businesses over the internet. It also covers businesses like iwoca and Kabbage that do balance sheet lending online.<p>Leech is a former banking …

Peer-to-peer

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

University of Tennessee

Norway Is a Model for Encouraging Electric Car Sales

OSLO — Berit Nordgarden and her husband, Eivind Tellefsen, loved their nonpolluting Nissan Leaf electric car. But they found its 85-mile battery life too short for weekend trips to their cottage with their two young children.<p>So the outdoorsy couple took a deep breath and bought a second car: a …

Electric Vehicles

Oil Company Workers Kiss Their Perks Goodbye

Canadian energy companies have cut thousands of jobs and scrapped projects in a drive to cut costs. Now they’re raiding workers’ perks.<p>Holiday …

Oil & Gas Industry

Crude oil is getting smoked

Crude oil is getting smoked to start the week.<p>On Monday, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was down more than 4.4% to about $47.40 a barrel, giving back most of a huge rally the commodity experienced last week when prices moved from around $46 a barrel to north of $50.<p>The tumbling …

Payback For A Bankrupt Britain?: Chinese President Xi's Stinging Insult To British Royal Family

Should Britain’s Prince Charles be permitted to air his concerns about China’s brutal treatment of Tibet? This seems to be a key question lying just below the surface in an extraordinary diplomatic flap in London this weekend.<p>Prince Charles, long one of the most prominent and robust Western …

China

Search vs Social: Where Should You Be Spending Your Advertising Budget?

It’s a battle that is heating up (but has been going on for years).<p>Everyone seems to have a different opinion or way of looking at it.<p>So what’s the …

Public Relations

The Worst Nuclear Disaster in US History That You've Never Heard About

<b>Carey Wedler</b> <b><br>September 28, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> <i>Los Angeles, CA</i> — The United States government deliberately hid “<i>the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. …

Nuclear Energy

Boeing Helped Government Cover Up Worst Nuclear Disaster in US History

<b>Carey Wedler</b> <b><br>September 28, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> <i>Los Angeles, CA</i> — A year long, two-part investigation by NBC affiliate NBC4 Southern California revealed …

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

Political Science

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

8 Great Examples of Complex Data Visualized

As we’ve noted before on this blog, visuals are a powerful way to convey messages, present information, and persuade audiences. In a previous post we …

32 Maps Which Will Change How You See Europe

Regarding the last one: What the hell, Spain?

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Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models

Steve Knisely was an intern at Exxon Research and Engineering in the summer of 1979 when a vice president asked him to analyze how global warming …

'Green capitalism' is a myth

And yet there are clear signs that the much-touted "solutions" of emissions reduction targets and market mechanisms are insufficient for what is required.<p>In our new book, Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction, we look at reasons why this has come about. …

How does austerity affect economic growth?

The Global Crisis that began in 2008 has rekindled the debate on the impact of fiscal policy on economic growth. At the outset of the Crisis the …

These eye-popping trends show Africa is undeniably on the verge of becoming an emerging market - with one big danger

I come bearing good news about Africa. The continent is finally starting to emerge.<p>Pessimism about Africa is so pervasive that people don’t even have …

Markets

How Federal Reserve Policy Is Killing the Economy

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The <b>Federal Reserve</b> didn't raise interest rates this week, and that's too bad.<p>The central bank's zero interest rate policy and …

Turkey Has Spent Nearly $8 Billion Caring For 2.2 Million Syrian Refugees

ANKARA — Turkey, which hosts the world's largest refugee population, has so far spent $7.6 billion caring for 2.2 million Syrians who have fled strife there, a Turkish deputy prime minister said on Friday.<p>Turkey has been on the front lines of the biggest refugee crisis since World War Two. It …

Here’s What No One Understands About the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Let’s talk about the 800-pound gorilla in the room. No politician will touch it and no citizen wants to acknowledge it in an era where political correctness has run amok.<p>But we have to.<p>“It” is Europe’s desperate refugee crisis. It’s a truly global situation, the seriousness of which is unparalleled …

Human Rights

These mesmerizing kinetic sculptures run up to 40 hours without electricity (Video)

From the mesmerizing murmurations of starlings in flight to harnessing kinetic energy to power our lives, the mechanics of motion is a fascinating …