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How to Build a Startup Ecosystem

If you're the only startup in town, it's going to be tougher than if you're launching in a healthy startup ecosystem.<p>Chicago’s startup ecosystem is exploding. But so are others all across the country and around the world, with varying levels of success. I wanted to talk about the mix of ingredients …

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

Travel

What the Supreme Court Says About Sitting Out the National Anthem

Some public schools are telling student athletes they can't kneel during the anthem – but that's unconstitutional<p>When the president uses what used to …

Rights & Freedoms

People who lash out first in personal relationships do so because they lack hope

If you’ve ever terminated a relationship—a romance, a friendship, a business partnership—to avoid being dumped or hung out to dry, you’re not alone. Many relationships unravel precisely because individuals worry about being left behind and preemptively decide to call it quits. As it turns out, our …

Psychology

Capitalists come for the marijuana industry

Some get in the pot business to do good. Some get into it hoping to do good and do well<p>This is not your father's marijuana industry. In a couple of decades we've gone from a completely black market in marijuana to a legal market valued at $4 billion a year — and projected to increase rapidly — and …

Say Hello to the Largest North American Marijuana Stock IPO of All Time

This Canadian medical pot producer just raised $75 million, placing its value at more than $635 million.<p>When it comes fast-growing industries, you'd …

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

Using This Simple Tool Will Make You Better Than 99 Percent of CEOs

Think of feedback like the gift that will keep you honest, successful and humble.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with</i> …

This Stock Turned $1,000 Into $1.53 Million in Less Than 33 Years

It's nearly gained as much as Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft combined since their IPOs.<p>As some of the greatest investing minds will tell you, buying …

The Best Hiking Boots of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Last year’s picks can still be found on page two.<p>Running shoes are great — just …

Backpacking

2 Valuable Tips To Help Manage Employees With ADHD

I always like hearing from readers on management issues, as they can provide details and personal insights you often don’t gain from textbooks and business journals.<p>This was how I felt when I recently received correspondence from Kyle Nelson, who had read a 2012 article I’d done on managing …

ADHD

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closing a $8.1 million Series A round led by Shasta Ventures. Returning investors Forerunner Ventures, …

Enough House

How much house is enough in terms of both size and craft? This approximately 700 ft² dwelling is the most recent in a series of affordable, modest houses designed by the firm, exploring the idea of ‘economy as ethic’. It is a flexible prototype which is intended to be replicated and customized to …

Architecture

Yoga for runners: 13 poses to increase flexibility and enhance your training

These moves will strengthen and stretch your body and mind.<p>Runners are notorious for skipping out on cross-training exercises so they can squeeze in …

Q&A: CakeResume, Creating the Interactive Resumes of the Future

Creating a resume is a process most people need to go through when looking for a job. Amid a sea of resume tools available on the internet, CakeResume allows users to easily build a more interactive online resume, or an “online personal brand,” as founder Trantor Liu (劉君羿) calls it.<p>The drag and …

Enigmatic cedar-clad garden office doubles as yoga studio & playroom

Working from home has some great benefits: no long commute, and the flexibility with one's own time. Of course, one of the downsides may include the …

Architecture

This concrete home cost only $109K to build

It’s located in a coastal town in Portugal<p>Is it possible to build a house for €80,000 (that’s approximately $87,000)? That was the million-dollar question a Portuguese family had for local architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira of NoArq. The answer turned out to be <i>not quite</i>, so the family upped …

7 things everyone needs to know about the Civil War

We all learn about the Civil War in history class, of course. For those of us who grew up in the South, Confederate cemeteries and monuments, among …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

UX Design

This is the best country in the world for a vacation

Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases a report on the world’s most travel-friendly destinations. This year’s report, titled “The Travel …

Wrap House Modern Home in London, England, United Kingdom by OB… on Dwell

England

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

Cannabis

First Pot-Focused Fund Lets Americans Legally Invest In Hot Biz

It's been difficult for Americans to legally invest in the world's booming marijuana business but a new online fund will let you do it at the click of a mouse.<p>Canadians are bringing a new meaning to the term "investor high," with the world's first marijuana-focused exchange-traded fund opening on …

Cannabis

The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

Landscaping

Fighting Trump? Your best weapon is the one you least expect

The year 2017 has a surprise in store if you oppose Donald Trump and his policies.<p>So far you've probably been trying to manage a wild range of …

Simon Fraser University

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

South-east Asia

An entrepreneur shares 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine whether your business idea is worth pursuing

But let's not presume that entrepreneurship itself is intrinsically riskier than other things that popular culture deems as "acceptable."<p>You'll never be able to completely avoid risk — either in your personal or professional life. But you can mitigate it significantly by having a solid game plan in …

Business Strategy

Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements

The oral history of the Heiltsuk Nation, an Aboriginal group based on the Central Coast of British Columbia, tells of a coastal strip of land that …

Anthropology