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What Small Retailers Can Learn From the Industry's Push Towards AI and Big Data

One size does not fit all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is brick-and-mortar dead? With a record 7,000 store closings and 662 bankruptcy filings last year, and 3,800 closings (and counting) so far in 2018, the fate of retail continues to look uncertain. Take a look at …

8 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Sitting on a windfall? Here's how to put it to good use.<p>It's not every day that $1,000 magically falls into your lap. But if you're looking at a …

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Grandma's Banana Bread Recipe Is the Only Recipe You Will Ever Need

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350˚F.<p>Step 2<p>Soften 1/4 cup of butter, but try not to melt it all the way! I do this by microwaving the half stick of butter, …

Opinion: Stay away from these 3 types of financial advisers (and that’s coming from an industry insider)

Many Americans understand they may need to engage a financial adviser but struggle with how to find one. Should they rely upon the referral of …

Types of Cryptocurrency

Going beyond bitcoin.<p>By now, you've probably heard of bitcoin.<p>Bitcoin was revolutionary because it enabled peer-to-peer payments without requiring …

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's when your employees don't truly understand the difference between what good and great performance looks like. Thus, they …

Emotional Intelligence

How to make sure Facebook isn't scraping your call data

An Ars Technica investigation discovered Sunday that Facebook has been gathering phone and message metadata from Android phones. Facebook claims it does not sell this data and that it was always an "opt-in" feature. Regardless, if you want to make sure Facebook <i>isn't</i> collecting this data, it's a …

15 things credit card companies are hoping you’ll forget

<b>If you’ve ever argued with your credit card company about anything (and a lot of us have), then you probably know there are a great deal of fine</b> …

US shows off new F-35 fighter jets ahead of US-South Korea drills

<b>Philippine Sea, off Okinawa (CNN) —</b> Roaring off the deck of a 40,000-ton amphibious assault ship, F-35B fighter jets piloted by US Marines soar over the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese island of Okinawa.<p>It's a show of force by the US military, which is demonstrating its newest -- and most expensive …

Military

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Here's how Facebook ad tracking and targeting works

Reports from The New York Times and The Observer surfaced over the weekend alleging that political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica used …

In 1996, scientists found a fuel-producing bacterium at the bottom of a Swiss lake. Now, they know how it works

Twenty-two years ago, microbiologists in Switzerland stumbled on a mystery deep in the muck of Lake Au, an offshoot of Lake Zurich: a bacterium that …

Meet Vaclav Smil, the man who has quietly shaped how the world thinks about energy

As a teenager in the 1950s, Vaclav Smil spent a lot of time chopping wood. He lived with his family in a remote town in what was then Czechoslovakia, …

If Your Wallet Can Handle It, These Are the Top 5 Sneaker Trends For Spring '18

In our world, being a sneakerhead is worn like a badge of honor. If you stalk the latest drops, treat your kicks with care, and generally wear sneakers 24/7 — this post is meant for you. And it just might fuel your obsession with the shoe even more thanks to new styles that have been released.<p>Right …

Not Signing Up For TSA Precheck Is a Big Mistake — Here's Why

Waiting to get through airport security brings out the absolute worst in me. There's something about having to take off my shoes and jacket and remove my laptop from its sleeve that turns me into the most unpleasant human being. And each time I fly, which is pretty often, I <i>always</i> regret not signing …

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

The 5 Sneakers Every Man in His 30s Should Own

If you’re in your 30s now, chances are, you’ve spent more time in sneakers throughout your life than any other style of footwear. But as you get …

16 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Crudités Platters

What if you didn’t have to worry about making four different appetizers for your next party—just one that’ll knock everyone’s socks off? Look no …

Vegetables

Why 'Black Panther' is Ryan Coogler’s most personal film to date

Being a black American sometimes comes with an identity crisis. After all, parts of African American culture are rooted in a land some of them will never know thanks to colonialism, imperialism and slavery. The result, hundreds of years later, is a generational distance.<p>"One of the things that …

14 Roasted Vegetable Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

These healthy dishes star seasonal veggies roasted to perfection—and you'll want to make them all autumn long.

Anker's Android projector and Bluetooth speaker combo is no bigger than a soda can

The Nebula Capsule can be had for $199<p>Anker just launched its tiny Nebula Capsule projector on Indiegogo that can also be used as a battery-powered 360-degree Bluetooth speaker. Measuring just 4.7 by 2.7 inches, it's roughly the size of a 12-ounce-soda can, making it a lot smaller than Anker’s …

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

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