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Asian stocks slightly higher after Wall Street drifts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets crept higher Wednesday after Wall Street steadied and index compiler MSCI signaled Chinese shares will …

Profitable Small Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

news Tuesday, June 9, 2015<p>I've always dreamed of being my own boss. Instead of improving the bottom line for some faceless corporate entity, I want …

Alexander Heilner Turns Landscapes Into Abstract Art Through Aerial Photography

Growing up as the son of a commercial airline employee, Heilner would spend a sizeable amount of<p>Growing up as the son of a commercial airline employee, Heilner would spend a sizeable amount of time staring out the windows of a plane, as well as poring over maps of his destinations, cultivating a …

What it Takes to Start a Company in 2015

Want to start a business in 2015? Follow the advice and tips offered by these business influencers.<p>If you ask me, the year 2015 may be one of the best times in history to start a company. While it certainly isn't easy, technology gives entrepreneurs a leg up in a way they've never had …

Entrepreneurship

16 Things Guaranteed To Make You Happy At Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more …

Happiness

10 Incredible Places You Need to Visit and What to Do When You're There

If you’re ready to set off on your next big adventure, but you’re not sure where to go (or what to do), we’ve compiled a list of incredible things …

Air Force One: The $367 million Boeing 747-8 is selected as the next presidential plane (VIDEO).

The Boeing 747-8 is the longest and second largest airplane ever built and features a regal stateroom, an office, and dining and conference rooms. In …

Military

An Organic Food Retailer Is Calling Its New Campaign The Most Eco-Friendly Ever

If your brand is committed to the highest standards of ecological responsibility, it’s tough to turn around and promote that message with expensive advertising, generated via less-than-green practices. French organic food retailer Biocoop recognized this contradiction and decided to solve it with …

Injectable electronic brain nets could give us a window into the mind

Shooting up with a syringe full of electronics is no longer an off-brand cyberpunk fantasy — in fact, it could be a valuable scientific procedure. In this week's issue of <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>, a Harvard research group is showing off a thin mesh that could track brain activity with less invasive …

Forensic anthropologist says new approach needed to investigate – and stop – femicide

<i>This story is part of an ongoing Globe and Mail investigation into the hundreds of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.</i><p>Luis Fondebrider lives among the dead and the vanished. A forensic anthropologist, he grew up in Argentina under the shadow of military rule and its Dirty War, in which …

America, 4% of the World Population: A "World View" from the Other 96%

<i>Exposing Lies of Empire by Andre Vltchek is an 800-page tour of the world between 2012 and 2015 without a Western tour guide. It ought to make you</i> …

4 Qualities That Make an Agile Leader

Recent research has determined the importance of "learning agility," a set of leadership behaviors that help drive innovation and a grow a company's bottom line.<p>Your company may value leadership that's resilient, adaptable, and flexible, but do you truly possess those attributes? While these are …

Leadership

Best Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, and Machine Learning podcasts

<b>Talking Machines</b>, 12 episodes, iTunes<br>An interview format based podcast with Hosts, Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams, who bring clear conversations …

Coming soon to America: paychecks that feel as good as small businesses do

Here’s another sign that wage growth is finally coming to the US.<p>If the very solid jobs numbers from June 5 are any indication, things are getting better in the American job market and paychecks will likely start fattening up. Today’s survey data for May 2015 from the NFIB shows that the small …

Small Business

The super-rich are taking us for a ride: The obscene concentration of wealth at the top

<b>Justin Theroux in "American Psycho"</b><p>A nauseating new IRS report reveals just how much money the top one-thousandth of the 1 percent is hoarding<p>Thom Hartmann<p>June 9, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Why are our seniors paying higher taxes on their social security benefits …

Middle-class

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Sleep

Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a study last year in the journal <i>Energy & Environmental Science</i>, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.<p>Jacobson is well-known …

Energy

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a 529 College-Savings Account

So you’ve investigated 529 plans and have decided to open an account. Kudos to you. But now you have to make it happen. Here are five potential mistakes and ways to avoid making them.<p><b>1. Picking the wrong 529 plan</b><p>Thankfully, you cannot mess up too badly in choosing a 529 plan. The state agencies …

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Retirement

Entrepreneur Staff<p>Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>You've made your millions and now you're ready to spend the rest of your days in a quieter, warmer environment with lower taxes. Or perhaps you're still earning those millions but like to plan ahead. Either way, you might be interested in …

Retirement

Google's self-driving cars are better at driving than you are

During the combined 1.8 million miles these cars were on the road, Google's cars got into only 12 minor accidents, none of which were caused by a robot.<p>In fact, more accidents were caused by Google employees taking control of the car than by the autonomous cars themselves.<p>In August 2011, a Google …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.<p>Studying the brain can be like attempting marine biology from outer space—tools like dyes, electrodes, and MRIs provide some sense of active grey matter without harming the patient. These techniques don't …

10 Reasons Why People Who Don't Need Others' Approval Are More Likely to Be Successful

“Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu<p>People who succeed in life generally have one thing in common. They have the …

10 Awful 401(k) No-No's You Should Avoid

<b>Me</b>: “<i>Who helped you select the funds in your 401(k)?</i>”<p><b>Client</b>: “<i>Ummm…..I just picked a few options really quick.</i>”<p><b>Me</b>: ”<i>How much time did you spend researching what you picked?</i>”<p><b>Client</b>: ”<i>I didn’t</i>.”<p><b>Me</b>: <sigh><p>This sort of exchange happens more often than it should. What most investors don’t realize is …

Retirement

How These 7 Entrepreneurs Stay Super Organized

What does it take to stay organized? Just ask these seven entrepreneurs who have found a few solutions.<p>I'm not an organized person. I can get pretty detail-oriented and hyper-focused (I have many other faults!) but I tend to keep things stuffed in a drawer or hall closet, rely too much on …

Productivity

Dreaming Of Starting A Small Business? Some Tips On How To Get Started

Whether you are a recent college graduate, a middle-aged person seeking a new career opportunity, or a recently retired senior looking for your next adventure, it’s a great time to start your own small business. This is thanks in large part to the recovery of the economy, the availability of …

Small Business