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9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

Forget 'Shark Tank': Why Buying a Small Business Is Better Than Starting One

Reality shows glamorize startups, but for most entrepreneurs, the smarter move is to buy an existing business and grow it into something bigger and better.<p>Reality shows like Shark Tank glamorize startups. But the reality of starting a new business is a different story. For most entrepreneurs, the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Flipboard's CEO Mike McCue spoke to us about how the company will be "cash flow positive pretty soon."</b> He said the key to making money is "class not mass" advertising.<p><b>2. Mark Zuckerberg was asked at Facebook's shareholder's meeting: "What do you hope your daughter would say about you and</b> …

Advertising

How to Fire Bad Customers: A Simple Framework for Small Business Owners

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

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We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Characters in Some Advanced Civilisation's Video Game

Halp.<p>I don’t want to freak you out here, but there’s a chance you’re not the only 'you' in existence.<p>I'm not talking about the possibility that you …

15 Online Tools for Small Business Owners to Be More Productive

It's never been easier to be a freelancer but with the perks of working from home and taking on the work you want, comes a different set of complications.<p>It's never been easier to be a freelancer - in fact, 54 million Americans are happily taking advantage of this work lifestyle - but with the …

Productivity

Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also …

These 4 New AdWords Features Will Make You More Money

For companies today, mobile isn't just important--it's essential.<p>How many hours each day do you spend on your smartphone? Whether you're checking your email, searching for a business, or reading the latest stories from Inc., most of us are constantly connected.<p>We've long since passed the time when …

How to Snatch a Competitive Advantage with Facebook and Instagram Carousel Ads

<i>Did you know a carousel ad on Facebook and Instagram can get you 10 times more clicks than the normal ads?</i>With more images, a carousel ad can …

Nonprofits

Atlassian's CEO on why he doesn't watch his company's share price

Despite a billion dollar listing on the U.S. stock exchange in 2015, it's "business as usual" at Atlassian.<p>According to the Australian workplace …

The future of work (and how to prepare for it)

Permanent, nine-to-five work is evaporating, clever robots are moving in, and we all have to deal with greater uncertainty and ambiguity.<p>The future …

Facebook’s Massive Advertising Business Just Got Much Bigger

Even non–Facebook users will now see ads powered by the social-media giant.<p>Facebook’s advertising network is already a multi-billion-dollar business, but a subtle change to the social-media giant’s advertising strategy promises to throw some more gasoline on it. Now, even non–Facebook users will …

Social Media

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Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1.</b> <b>Business Insider spoke to British YouTube star Alfie Deyes about his hectic schedule and how he deals with advertisers.</b> Deyes has 5 million YouTube subscribers, 3 million followers on Twitter, 1.7 million Facebook fans, and he gets 16 million views per Snapchat story.<p><b>2. 6 things we learned about</b> …

These 5 Startups Used Snapchat To Boost Their Brand (And So Can You)

These brands jumped on Snapchat early and have reaped the benefits. They spill their secrets here.<p>When Snapchat burst onto the scene in 2011, it became a sensation among teenagers who loved the idea of sending messages that disappear. In a social media landscape dominated by platforms like Facebook …

12 Mistakes I Made My First Year as an Entrepreneur

Share46<p>Tweet<p>Share132<p>+18<p>Shares 186<p><i>This is an Influencer video by Patrick Bet-David, founder of PHP Agency startups.</i><p>Today I want to talk to you about …

Entrepreneurship

26 of the most hilarious, unfortunate online ad placements

Therefore, advertisers and publishers are not always aware of exactly what content the ad will be put around.<p>This can turn out to be disastrous, or just funny. Examples of ad misplacement range from Donald Trump ads next to pro-Isis videos, to beer ads next to stories about drunk driving.<p>These …

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Beyond Advertising: Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints

Beyond Advertising: Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints is about the future of advertising. Like other advertising books, it suggests …

Digital Advertising

Five Guys' franchisees founded a grilled-cheese shop — and now it's going national

And now that grilled-cheese concept Melt Shop has comfortably ensconced itself in Manhattan, it's looking to expand.<p>The chain's parent company, Aurify Brands, is no stranger to scaling up.<p>With a massive Five Guys franchise group in New York, Melt Shop has some serious experience behind it.<p>There are …

grilled cheese

This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

Of course, the "future" in the title refers to a possible future; we don't have a magical crystal ball yet. But even though we can't know what the …

Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

Social Media

‘People analytics’ are helping employers make savvier hires

By Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>It’s that time of year when a crop of new college graduates floods the job market looking for work. But how those with freshly minted bachelor’s degrees eventually match up with employers is often a haphazard process for an economy as advanced as that of the United …

Credit Suisse

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This

If you've tried eating walnuts or working crossword puzzles to get smarter, think again.<p>We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading …