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We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

MacTrast Deals: CrossOver 15 for Mac & Linux

- Jul 30, 2016<p>CrossOver 15 allows you to run Windows games, productivity and utility software right from your Mac’s Dock without buying an expensive …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Looking to start a business and refuse to be tied down to an office? Turns out you can start a company from the comfort of your own home -- or better yet, from an exotic far-flung beach -- for under $1,000.<p>How is that possible you might ask? Technology. Maria Dykstra, co-founder of TreDigital, a …

Small Business

Scientists Warn There's a "Giant Quake" Building Under Southern Asia

Yikes.<p>Researchers have found evidence of a huge earthquake building below Bangladesh, the world's most densely populated country.<p>With so little …

Oil and water: Here's Ubuntu Linux's Unity desktop running natively on Windows 10

When Microsoft introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) the common refrain was that you could use it to run Linux's beloved Bash tool but full Linux desktops were out.Turns out that wasn’t exactly true.It didn’t take long for people to note you could run an X server for windowed Linux …

The Only 3 Things to Do (Over and Over) to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers want more than an experience. They want emotion.<p>Customers want a brand that they feel they need in their lives, according to the “The Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier. The definition of a “brand is a person’s gut feeling about a …

Customer Experience

Retiring To Mexico: The World's Best Beach City

In 1963, Elizabeth Taylor followed Richard Burton to a sleepy little port on Mexico's west coast where he was starring, along with Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, in a John Huston-directed film called <i>Night of the Iguana</i>.<p>For his movie set, John Huston chose Mismaloya, a small village just south of …

Mexico

Your Paid Online Lead Generation Tactics Aren't Enough Anymore

These days, we are bombarded with messages across an ever-growing number of channels. With so many demands for attention, the buyer's journey has …

Any computer connected to the internet can be hacked by the US Government without a warrant, court rules

If a computer has a connection to the internet means no warrant is required for the US government to hack it, a Virginia court has ruled.<p>The judge …

This startup wants to solve the No. 1 problem in the legal-marijuana industry

The marijuana industry faces a huge problem: Few banks will touch cannabis cash.<p>Even though big bucks are on the line — Colorado is predicted to pull in more than $140 million from taxes on marijuana sales in 2016 alone — marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug at a the federal …

Cannabis

Customer Success Is Proving That The Customer Made The Right Decision To Do Business With You

I just wrote an article on the concept of validation. In a successful business relationship, validation is a two-way street. First, during the initial sales process, the customer validates the company’s efforts by making a purchase or agreeing to do business. Then, after the sale is made, the …

Study: marijuana reduces plaque, inflammation related to Alzheimer’s

The THC and some other compounds found in marijuana have been found effective in treating many ailments, and past studies have found signs that it …

Dementia

5 Online Marketing Trends to Leverage

To stay on top of the game, businesses have to know the latest trends within online marketing. Here are 5 of the most interesting ones.<p>Online …

Marketing

With masses of hazardous space junk orbiting Earth, Japan offers a solution

While the star-filled night sky is truly a sight to behold, much closer to Earth things get a bit messy.<p>Old orbiters, pieces of disused rockets, and …

Lyft is poised to cash in on investors' obsession with the $28 billion ride-hailing industry

Venture capitalists and corporate investors have poured nearly $28 billion into the ride services sector over the past decade, propelling growth at Lyft, China's Didi Chuxing and Uber, according to a Reuters analysis.<p>Lyft has been working for about a year with Silicon Valley investment bank …

Venture Capital

4 Reasons to Start a Business in Retirement

Retirement is a great time to take the leap and start a business. Here's why.<p>If you're among the many retirees who spent decades working long hours …

Retirement

Why Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Learn To Code

Being the business guy isn't the only way to become successful in a startup.<p>Starting a business is not an easy task. In fact, the sad reality is that most businesses end up failing not because they run out of money, but because they run out of resources. Especially in the tech world, I have seen …

An investor explains why their strategy would cause them to turn down the opportunity to invest in early Facebook

An investor who gets in on the ground floor of an explosive startup can see unimaginable profits — returns of 10X, 100X, or even <i>1,000X</i> on their initial outlay<p>Peter Thiel, Facebook's first outside investor, for example, bought 10.2% for $500,000 in 2004 — cashing out most of his shares following the …

Investors rejected this guy's company 70 times — now it's reportedly worth more than $1 billion

If anyone knows what he's talking about, it would be Hull. He was rejected 70 times by venture capitalists in the company's early years, and weathered the 2008 financial crisis on his way to building a software company that's raised over $170 million so far and could be valued over $1 billion, …

5 Lessons From Steve Voudouris’ Remarkable Company-Building Success

He started out like you and me, one man with an idea. He was a Ford Mustang enthusiast, and when it came time to shop for parts, there was only one …

How To Choose The Best Solar-Energy Equipment - Renewable Energy

Installing a home solar energy system is a smart financial investment for many homeowners. As you evaluate offers from solar companies, there are …

When Will Social Security Get Back the $2.8 Trillion It's Owed?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Social Security provides the backbone of financial support for retired Americans. Many are concerned about the financial challenges that Social Security faces, especially with the demographic shift that has millions of baby boomers retiring every year and starting to …

The money Jeremy Corbyn received from Iran demands an explanation

But his relationship with Press TV, the state TV media arm of Iran, just looks plain wrong.<p>Business Insider writer Adam Payne reported yesterday that Corbyn made a series of paid appearances on Iran's Press TV despite the fact that Press TV reporters had filmed the forced confession of a torture …

Middle East

Ex-NFLPA president explains why so many NBA players are getting NFL QB money

As Kevin Mawae explains, the answer can be derived from pretty simple math<p>NBA free agency began on July 1. Because the NBA's salary cap shot up from …

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In Colorado, conservatives grapple with the Trump conundrum

To understand the dilemma Colorado Republicans wrestled with at a conservative gathering this weekend, one only had to look at the range of speakers, whose positions on Donald Trump ran the gamut from enthusiastic support to vehement opposition.<p>Trump himself came to Colorado for the Western …

An electric train you can hitch your car to

<b>The concept</b><p>The Sebrid is an electric train concept that functions with detachable pods (urban cars). It would travel between cities and countries using existing highways and pick-up cars on the fly, without needing to stop.<p>Renderings provided by Charles Bombardier<p><b>The background</b><p>The idea behind the …

Small Business Tech This Week: Self-Driving Boats and Twitter's Better Tweets

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Rolls-Royce unveils a cargo ship of the future that requires no onboard crew.</b><p>And you thought they just made fancy cars? Well, they do. But Rolls-Royce also makes engines and …

Social Media