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Are managers entitled to overtime?

THE QUESTION<p>I turned down a job offer recently because the company owner insisted that "managers" on salary are not entitled to overtime pay. She would provide time off in lieu, but only if the district was performing to her satisfaction.<p>I thought this sounded fishy and possibly in conflict with …

9 parenting tips from Warren Buffett to set your kids up for success

"When a kid at 8, 9, or 10 years old learns the basics of how finance works and how to behave in a business relationship, he or she can apply those lessons throughout their lives," says Buffett. "Practicing those good habits over a lifetime can have huge beneficial consequences, not just for …

Business Strategy

How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Five nighttime routines of successful entrepreneurs

The fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless – just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it's not just optimizing your morning routine or the approach to structuring your work day that's important. …

Entrepreneurship

One trader’s advice: Don’t aim to be a jack-of-all-trades

There's only one good strategy for trading online, says Mike Ser.<p>For a decade and a half, Mr. Ser has been trading independently online. He has mentored others like him and started a business, Ser Man Traders, training traders in Richmond, B.C. He also has partnered with one of the people he …

Trading

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are 42 Stocks That'll Thrive Even If The Economy Gets Worse

The 42 stocks are companies they believe will grow irrespective of fluctuations in the business cycle.<p>Tech companies like Facebook and Google dominate the list. There are also a lot of healthcare companies, which are benefiting from the aging population.<p>"We believe that the names selected for this …

Investing

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song is ridiculously catchy – but there’s one problem

Carly Rae Jepsen is at the point in her career where her songs are judged by only one question. Are they catchy? If there's any room for nuance, it's asking, how catchy?<p>We're to blame for this as much as she is. We like to put pop singers in tidy, easy to understand categories, especially when it …

World's Philanthropists and Foundations, Use Your Financial Power Against Global Warming

In the largest and most international declaration ever published by environmentalists, 160 leaders from 46 countries have called on the world's foundations and philanthropists to use investments worth hundreds billions of dollars to turn the tide on global warming.<p>The group, which includes me, took …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Tom Vered Unveils the World's First Spirulina Home Growing Machine

Tom Vered has unveiled the world’s first Home Growing Spirulina machine! Spirulina, the blue-green algae superfood that contains over 100 different …

Alternative Medicine

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

6 Companies that Make Eco-Friendly Outdoor Play Equipment for Your Backyard Adventures

When adults look at a backyard, they see landscaping chores. When kids look at a backyard, they see an outdoor kingdom just waiting to be explored. …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Tiny Space-Age LoftCube Prefab Can Pop up Just About Anywhere

Werner Aisslinger’s LoftCube is a tiny prefab pod home that can pop up practically anywhere to provide a comfortable retreat. The elegant modern loft …

Prefab Homes

Closed-loop futuristic recycled water shower reduces bills by $1,300 (Video)

Long showers can be wonderful but wasteful in terms of water use (and may not even be healthy). But with a recycled water shower system, you could …

Industrial Design

Could you be in the wrong career?

When’s the last time you asked yourself if you’re (still) doing what you love? Often, just getting through the daily workload keeps your mind …

Women Leaders

Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits—like cheaper utility bills …

Furniture

Grow Your Own Dinner with the Niwa Smartphone App

UK startup Niwa has developed an amazing hydroponic gardening system that allows you to perfectly control growing conditions through a sophisticated …

Aquaponics

Solar Forest Charging System for Parking Lots

Although electric vehicle use is on the rise, we’re certainly not out of the woods yet in terms of providing them with a steady supply of clean …

Renewable Energy

Google Unveils its First Pod-Like Self-driving Car

Google has made a major breakthrough in its self-driving car project. The tech giant has now started building its own prototype vehicles from …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing