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Watch: How a Group of Women Liberated an Entire Village From Debt

In Varanasi district, there is a village by the name Gora. Not very long ago, the men of this village were forced to migrate in search of jobs. They …

Farming
India

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Psychology

How to Catch Someone's Attention on LinkedIn | Inc.com

When it comes to generating attention online, Content remains King - and LinkedIn is no exception.<p>In fact, the network has made a concerted effort to invest in technology to drive the creation and organization of original, member-created content, helping to make LinkedIn a one-stop shop for …

Social Media Marketing

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Renewable Energy

How to Make Millions Online Through Influencer Marketing

And why you don't need big-name influencers to do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the world of marketing continues to change, brands must constantly identify new ways of engaging with customers and driving sales. With the rise of social media and technology in …

Public Relations

In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

LONDON — It is just as well that I’m a writer, not an editor. Were I editing a newspaper or magazine, I might soon be out of a job. For this is an essay in defense of cultural appropriation.<p>In Canada last month, three editors lost their jobs after making such a defense.<p>The controversy began when …

Native Americans

5 Things You Need to Do Today to Raise Money For Your Startup Tomorrow | Inc.com

So you have an idea for a company. You've been playing around with it for months. You've lost sleep because you can't stop thinking about it and you're too excited to go to bed. You've told a few friends you trust and they love it almost as much as you do. You've done the deep soul searching and …

Venture Capital

The Dangers of Arming Autocrats

Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia may be aimed at restoring balance to the Gulf. But they come at a steep price.<p><i>This post was updated on Wednesday, June 14.</i><p>On June 8, while official Washington sat captivated by the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, a small group of bipartisan senators …

Human Rights

Feeling Powerful at Work Makes Us Feel Worse When We Get Home

Have you ever interacted with a supervisor who was on a “power trip,” and come away feeling disrespected, hurt, or upset? You’re far from alone. Abundant research shows that when people feel powerful, they tend to abuse others, supporting the notion that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power …

Psychology

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

The Brain

Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks?

<b>The third round of Brexit negotiations has ended with "no decisive progress" on the key issues, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says.</b><p>Again he stressed that time is short - the phrase "the clock is ticking" is almost an EU mantra now, with the UK set to leave at the end of March 2019.<p>The UK's …

United Kingdom

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new policy document to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha.<p>It was no surprise that Hamas chose Qatar. It's the home of outgoing Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, and much …

Middle East

The Do's and Don'ts of Private Equity for Entrepreneurs

Here are four things you should do, and four you shouldn't, when it comes to private equity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a hard-earned lesson for entrepreneurs who might take funding at any cost just to achieve their dream: The most critical factor in …

Entrepreneurship

Where the Next Climate Change Wars Could Erupt

Simmering political tensions plus weather shocks are a recipe for disaster.<p>The word “rival” comes from the Latin for sharing a river, and in a world …

Boko Haram

New research on multiple personalities is challenging the idea that we have a fixed identity

Until she was 40 years old, Melanie Goodwin had no memory of her life before the age of 16. Then, a family tragedy triggered a cataclysmic psychological change. Suddenly she was aware of other identities inside her, and the barriers between them were crumbling. The different identities belonged to …

The mystery at the heart of the 2017 economy

As the Fed considers raising interest rates on Wednesday, low inflation remains a puzzle—and getting it wrong could imperil Trump's economic agenda.<p>The U.S. economy has been growing for 96 straight months, its third longest expansion on record, and if this were any previous expansion, the Federal …

Economics

How the Saudi-Qatar Rivalry, Now Combusting, Reshaped the Middle East

The crisis convulsing the Persian Gulf, entangling the United States and now threatening to pull in Turkey and Iran, can be traced to a dilemma facing a man who had just deposed his own father.<p>When Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the crown prince of Qatar, took power in a bloodless coup in 1995, …

Geopolitics

90% Of Indian Startups Will Fail Because Of Lack Of Innovation, Study Says

Of late, India might have become the third-largest startup ecosystem, but it lacks successful innovation.<p>Notwithstanding the fact that market valuation of Indian startups has grown significantly over the past four years, a recent study, “Entrepreneurial India,” by the IBM Institute for Business …

Innovation

Why I Launched My Startup Without Social Media (and You Should Too) | Inc.com

When I launched my online course in 2014, I faced the same dilemma all lean startups do: how to market my business and get the word out without breaking the bank. I was coming off unpaid maternity leave with my two-year-old when we learned that my husband's job was slated for cuts.<p>We didn't know …

Public Relations

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Penguin Random House

The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal

“Africa’s challenges could create a threat that surpasses the threat that the U.S. currently faces from conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”<p>“Africa’s challenges could create a threat that surpasses the threat that the U.S. currently faces from conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”<p>“We …

National Security

See a Fashion Photographer’s Intimate Portraits of Her Mother’s Wardrobe

View Slideshow<p>Brooklyn-based photographer Jessica Antola grew up watching her mother dress in elegant clothing from runways, from Christian Lacroix …

Urbanism

If You're Exercising to Lose Weight, Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

You're getting into a routine at the gym, feeling stronger and working up a sweat, but you're not losing weight, which is one of the main reasons you started exercising in the first place. What gives?! Here are five common mistakes people make when working out that can prevent weight loss.<p>You're …

Fitness

7 strategies that will help you build more wealth, according to 2 self-made millionaires

In their new book "Wealth Can't Wait," entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and self-made millionaires David Osborn and Paul Morris outline how to build sustainable wealth by cultivating smart habits, or disciplines.<p>Osborn is the operating partner of Keller Williams Realty and managing partner at …

Real Estate

Tale of the gringo strongman: Trump’s ill-advised Mexican policies backfire bigly

After Trump’s misinformed attacks on Mexico (on migrants and trade), Mexicans wield their muscle<p>Comandante Trump, El Jefe, the gringo strongman!<p>That's the image our current commander-in-chief seems to be cultivating. He has surrounded himself with generals, he cavalierly threatens war with all "bad …

Donald Trump

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Self-improvement

Inequality Isn’t the Real Issue

Research suggests that people care most about fair chances, not the distribution of wealth<p>What do Americans and Europeans see as the greatest threat now facing the world? A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that the most common answer is inequality—ranking above religious and ethnic …

Pew Research Center

The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You need three things to create good campaigns and engage with fans on social media: good content, a steady stream of good content, content intelligence.<p>Every minute, we see a heavy downpour of social media messages, like millions of …

Analytics