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Costco employees share their 9 best tips for getting an even better deal on your next run to the store

Shopping

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

This Former Marketing Student Turned Her Knack for Life Hacks Into 6 Million YouTube Subscribers

Natalie Alzate always wanted to be her own boss and YouTube was the perfect fit.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>YouTube Icon</i><i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Natalie Alzate started making videos on YouTube four years ago when she was …

Hacking

Roseanne producer urges fans to ignore star's Hitler photo shoot

The producer of <i>Roseanne</i> has some thoughts about those controversial photos of the actress-comedian dressed like Hitler.<p>You’ve seen the photos, right? …

TV

New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features

Study appears to rule out theory that Neanderthals’ facial shape was adapted for a powerful bite<p>With their prominent noses, protruding faces and swept-back cheekbones, Neanderthals were nothing if not striking. Now researchers say they have unpicked why our big-browed cousins had such distinctive …

Humanity

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

10 Times Actors Had Real Sex On Screen

Well, that's one way of doing method acting...<p>Photo: Rommel Film, Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Original Sin</b><br>It's been long rumored that Angelina Jolie …

Streaming

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

Education Technology

5 Calendar Hacks to Save 5 Hours Every Week

Take back control of your calendar and your life with these five hacks.<p>Everyone is busy these days, but entrepreneurs might take the cake as the busiest people on the planet. There is, however, a difference between being busy and being productive.<p>Pro tip: You want to be the latter.<p>The fact of the …

Productivity

Trump required staff to sign nondisclosure agreements that last past his presidency: report

President TrumpDonald John Trump Airstrikes hit Syria air base: Syrian state media Trump, Macron agree on 'strong, joint response' to alleged Syria …

Donald Trump

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

From space dream to space junk: The Vanguard 1 satellite completes 60 years in space today

Just months after the Sputnik launch, the U.S government began testing the Vanguard project. Exactly 60 years ago, on March 17th 1958, Vanguard 1 was sent into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, becoming the second satellite launched by the U.S and the first ever to use solar cell power. After it …

Space Exploration

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

Could this harpoon be the answer to Earth's 'space junk'?

Scientists in Stevenage are testing a harpoon, designed to capture thousands of pieces of man-made 'space junk', which are currently orbiting the Earth.<p>The debris ranges in size from specks of paint to giant satellites.

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies

With apps, it can translate text, identify stars, and more.<p>Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping landscapes. With the right apps, your camera can perform feats from translating texts …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

The one gag Stephen Hawking asked The Simpsons writers not to do

Stephen Hawking may be gone, but his brilliance will live on — not to mention his wicked sense of humor.<p>Since his passing on March 14, tributes have …

Nest's long-awaited temperature sensor is here at last

Nest now has a temperature sensor to accompany its Learning Thermostat and Thermostat E.<p>Nest just introduced a temperature sensor accessory to accompany its Learning Thermostat and Thermostat E. The new Nest Temperature Sensor is available for pre-order starting today on Nest's online store -- a …

Home Automation

It’s Tax Time: What to Remember

Tax season officially opens next week, so it’s time to get your documents organized if you haven’t already.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will officially begin accepting individual returns on Monday. You can file earlier, however, if you’re ready and have all the necessary forms, like the W-2 income …

Personal Finance

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Entrepreneurship

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …

Physics

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working …

Employment

Only 4% of people can pass this tricky grammar quiz – can you?

'This plurals test is driving the internet crazy.'<p>If you're quite proud of your grammar skills then you may want to put that knowledge to the test …

Oscars 2018: Every Best Acting Nominee Naked!

These fine actors have picked up nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2018 Oscars, but we know what you REALLY want to see from them …

Inside the world's largest plane, which has a wingspan longer than a football field and could be used to launch a spaceship the size of a shuttle

The world's largest plane is so big, it needs two fuselages with separate cockpits.<p>It's called the Stratolaunch, and it's designed to launch rockets into space in what is known as low-Earth orbit, which means the spacecraft is between 99 and 1,200 miles above the Earth's surface. (Most space …

Space Exploration

European Mars orbiter completes 11-month aerobraking maneuver

It has to be one of the slowest parking attempts ever made, but ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has completed a daring maneuver that saw it …

You Can Create a 6-Figure Business With These 8 Simple Steps

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs to figure out once they start a business is how to make money. Not just a few hundreds every now and then, but a six-figure revenue consistently.<p>I recently spoke to Jenn Scalia who’s been able to do just that. She’s an online visibility coach and …

Marketing

Report: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Any Non-NSC Employee at White House

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, whose inability to obtain permanent security clearance has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks, …