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Burger mania: Shake Shack stock up 120%

Shake Shack is no longer just a cult favorite for foodies. It's now a cult stock too.<p>The upscale burger joint's shares surged nearly 120%Friday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.<p>Shake Shack (SHAK) priced its initial public offering at $21 a share Thursday evening -- above the price …

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11 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Flirting

"It's not the most physically appealing people who get approached, but the ones who signal their availability and confidence through basic flirting techniques like eye contact and smiles," says Monica Moore, M.D.<p>If you want to master the game, here's a good place to begin: Read up on these …

101 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in 2015 | Inc.com

The first thing I do every weekday morning is I find a quote or a saying that speaks to me that day. What I have found over time is that if I write this down and look at it several times that day it helps me stay focused and keep my head on straight as the day progresses. The following collection …

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UK weighs up troop numbers for return to Iraq

National security council to meet to decide how many troops to send back to Iraq to train army to combat Islamic State threat<p>The UK’s national security council is to meet shortly to decide how many British troops to send back to Iraq to help combat the threat from Islamic State (Isis). An estimated …

If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can't follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many …

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How Serious Are Venezuela's Economic Problems?

Venezuela’s economy has heaved during 2014 and the situation isn’t likely to improve in 2015. In early 2014 after Ford and General Motors reported combined write-offs of $710 million and Goodyear and Energizer warned about concerns related to Venezuela’s exchange rate, Ángel García Banchs, a …

The Dark Side Of The Moon: Why So Many Entrepreneurs Fail

Entrepreneurship is the new black.<p>The life of an entrepreneur is glorified as an intoxicating blend of freedom, flexibility and financial fortune. The media depicts the sexy, creative entrepreneur’s life as an express train to infinite income, fulfillment and fame.<p>But there is a dark side of the …

The 3 Languages Needed By The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

I don’t have kids yet, but I think about them. And I’m already thinking about the skills they are going to need 25 years from now — in the event that they are anything like me, an entrepreneur. But how in the world can I help them stay ahead when I don’t even know what business is going to be like …

25 Years After the Wall, Overall, Berlin Is a Happy City

A new survey reveals optimistic attitudes across Germany's capital, though there are still distinct differences between Easterners and Westerners.<p>Berliners are content, feel good about the future—and they seem to be getting younger. These are some of the key findings of a major survey, released …

Heated Republicans return fire at Obama

Two days after voters angry with Washington's dysfunction swept Republicans into control of the Senate and expanded their advantage in the House, Speaker John Boehner used his first post-midterm news conference to issue a "burn" notice to the commander-in-chief.<p>"When you play with matches, you take …

Taylor Swift is everything to the music industry

Taylor Swift is almost single-handedly reshaping the music industry.<p>In just one week, Swift sold 1.28 million copies of her smash-hit album "1989."<p>That's the most albums sold in a single week since Eminem's "The Eminem Show" in 2002, which was a much different time for the music industry.<p>Here's …

The New Boosted Boards Are Actually Affordable (and Still Badass)

A few months ago, our old friend Joel Johnson logged many miles on an incredibly awesome—and incredibly expensive—motorized longboard called a …

Rare, profound positive events won’t make you happy, but lots of little ones will

Rather like a pond that soon returns to calm no matter the size of the stone you throw in it, psychological research has shown that people’s sense of …

Show Your Boyfriend That You Appreciate Him

On Tuesday, we girls lamented that some desirable old-school dating habits seem to have disappeared. But then a 28-year-old male reader piped up in the post's comment section: "I do all of this for my girlfriend, and...I don't get massive responses, just 'thank you' or nothing at all," he wrote. …

15 Questions About The Guy You’re Dating (That Will Show Whether Or Not You Should Be Together)

When you start dating a guy that you really like, you feel like you’re supposed to ask yourself the <i>big</i> questions: Could I see myself with him …

The five stages of love: let’s get real

Relationships aren’t all smooching by the fire and gazing lovingly into eyes – it’s time to be honest about what makes us fall in love<p>Few would disagree that love is a wonderful thing. It lifts us up where we belong, is the wind beneath our wings and propels us to the top of very tall mountains. Or …

Sony picks up CBS for streaming cable service

Sony's plans for an Internet-delivered version of cable TV have gained another big supporter: CBS.<p>The country's most popular broadcaster said Wednesday that it had reached a carriage deal with Sony. The announcement came two months after a similar deal between Sony and Viacom. Both CBS and Viacom …

Among midterm winners many historic firsts

The 2014 midterm elections brought a historic victory for Republicans, handing the GOP its largest congressional majority since World War II. But Tuesday night also tallied an impressive list of historic firsts at the individual level.<p>Tim Scott became the first African-American from the South …

Women build bigger businesses

The results are in: women build bigger businesses than men.<p>On average, women entrepreneurs start more companies and their main business makes more in revenue, according to a new global survey.<p>French bank BNP Paribas and consultancy firm Scorpio Partnership surveyed more than 2,500 entrepreneurs …