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7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate

How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1%

In an age of astonishing wealth, nothing reveals the lives of the ultra-rich like the FT’s unashamedly ostentatious luxury magazine.<p>By Andy Beckett<p>On 7 October 1967, the Financial Times, then the most buttoned-up newspaper in Britain and quite possibly the world, discreetly added a regular new page …

Coffeemakers

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits protester at Stephon Clark vigil

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy struck a protester with his patrol SUV as she and others gathered in the street to denounce the killing of Stephon Clark, then left the scene, according to video of the incident.<p>The incident Saturday night threatens to exacerbate an already tense …

Justice

Bitcoin millionaires are buying Lamborghinis as a status symbol of crypto wealth, and the carmaker says sales are rocketing

Silicon Valley may be flush with cash, but its monarchs often don't like to flaunt their wealth. The culture encourages tech's casual billionaires (or mere millionaires) to stay humble, spend on sneakers and hoodies instead of parties, and focus on the work more than the spoils.<p>So far, …

Cryptocurrency

I had an affair with my friend’s husband, but he’s now betrayed me | Dear Mariella

You deceived a buddy and made a poor choice of lover – it’s time to confront the choices you have made<p><b>The dilemma</b> I have been in an unhappy, loveless marriage for a long time. As a result of this, a couple of years ago I had an affair with a friend’s husband. I had always felt there was a …

The Biggest Myths About the Resurrection

Everyone has their opinion about what happened that day even if, in many cases, they’re missing some facts.<p>Today is Easter Sunday, the day when …

3 Highly Toxic Leaders You Should Avoid at All Costs

Don't let these leaders hurt your quality of life.<p>We spend so much for our daily lives at work. And even when we're not there, we still take work home with us - either literally or figuratively. I believe the best way to improve the quality of one's relationship with work is to find a workplace …

Missed Bitcoin? Here Are 10 Steps To Mint Some Coin On The Next One

Feeling jealous reading about someone who bought into Bitcoin early and got rich? “If only I’d bought!” you say, kicking yourself. But you didn’t buy.<p>Maybe you self-justify. After all, who are you to argue with investment titans like Warren Buffett and Jack Bogle, who don’t think Bitcoin is worth …

Investing

Weed 101: The basics of buying cannabis in California (or anywhere)

It’s wise to educate yourself a bit on available strains, products and methods before you take your first shopping trip.

Cannabis

Cornel West Doesn’t Want to Be a Neoliberal Darling

<b>After nearly a year of the Trump presidency, do you regret your criticisms of Barack Obama?</b> Oh, no. I told the truth. When I said drone strikes are crimes against humanity, when I said Obama bailed out Wall Street rather than Main Street — I shall forever support that. I was just speaking to the …

Watch: Black Lives Matter is organizing ‘black Christmas.’ Here’s what that means.

A California professor has called for Black Lives Matter supporters to continue a “Black Xmas” tradition of supporting black businesses and boycotting “white capitalism.”<p>“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are …

V Books: Prof. Ana Araujo Pens A Comprehensive History Of ‘Reparations For Slavery And The Slave Trade’ In New Book

<i>What you want, you a house, you a car?<br>40 acres and a mule, a piano, a guitar?<br>Anything, see my name is Lucy, I’m your dog<br>Motherfu**er, you can live at</i> …

5 Unicorns That Will Likely Have an IPO in 2018

You use their services. Now they want you to buy their shares.<p>With the economy still strong and the stock market still flying high, some observers are predicting that 2018 will be a good year for IPOs--better than the past few years have been. That's probably good news for the current crop of …

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

Startups

Mexican heroin is flooding the US, and the Sinaloa cartel is steering the flow

Heroin availability in the US — and overdose deaths related to drug — has skyrocketed over the past several years.<p>Eleven of the Drug Enforcement Administration's 21 field divisions in the US rated it has the number-one drug threat in 2016. And while the DEA says heroin from Mexico, South America, …

Mexico

Louis Farrakhan Press Conference: Muslim Leader Warns Donald Trump To ‘Repent For America’s Sins’

Minister Louis Farrakhan held a press conference at the Watergate Hotel on Thursday and warned President Donald Trump to show penance for the …

7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

Seven Chicago police officers who were once part of a crew led by a corrupt sergeant have been removed from their street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated.<p>The decision to place the officers on desk duty came Thursday night, hours after Cook County prosecutors threw out the …

US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order

<b>The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any "illegal" presidential order to launch a strike.</b><p>Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided advice to a president and expected that a legal alternative would be found.<p>His comments come just days after US …

North Korea

Donald Trump nominates man whose firm tripled price of insulin to regulate drug companies

Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary, Alex Azar, was previously an executive at a pharmaceutical company that repeatedly raised the prices of its …

Backstage Capital invests $50K in singer Kehlani’s tech startup

Music artist Kehlani is getting into the tech business and she’s tapped Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital for funding. Backstage Capital, the venture capital firm focused on funding people of color, has invested $50,000 in Kehlani’s stealth startup, Flora.<p>The idea with Flora is to focus on health …

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Coffee

The History of Board Shapes Part 1

Take a journey through time with The History of Board Shapes Part 1. Presented by Zumiez<p>Video: Joe Pease<p>Voice Over: Luke Callahan<br>Story: Mackenzie …

Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian to Discuss ‘Dirt’ on Clinton

WASHINGTON — A professor with close ties to the Russian government told an adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in April 2016 that Moscow had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails,” according to court documents unsealed Monday.<p>The adviser, George Papadopoulos, …

Donald Trump

I Wish Thought Leaders Would Stop Trying To Sell Me Their Garbage

When did everyone start podcasting, blogging, writing books or selling online courses? It’s getting ridiculous. Everyone’s a motivational speaker now too. Just picture guys in their 30s and 40s, wearing gingham shirts untucked or black t shirts (they’re not mainstream dude) drinking Kombucha tea …

Thought Leadership

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.<p>Yet for all the hype, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear of the nascent market, …

10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

Health Insurers Step Up Open Enrollment Push As Window to Sign Up Shrinks

With enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law's standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.<p>Companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, …