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Smart door attachment slows house fires with devilishly simple technique

There are plenty of smart home gadgets around, but relatively few which could actually help save your life. That’s where a new product called …

Smart Homes

Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 to Quit Their Job--Here's Why They Do it

The question is: would you take the money?<p>Would you take money to quit your job? That's the question Amazon is asking. Full-time workers at Amazon fulfillment services can earn up to $5,000 by quitting.<p>Each year, the company asks its employees if they want to take 'The Offer'. They can take the …

Jeff Bezos

11 fantasy films now on Netflix that you need to see

Movies with swords, sorcery, and a whole lot of monsters.<p>Eons ago, in the dark ages of video stores, adventurers navigated labyrinthine aisles and palavered with part-time archmaesters to find treasured artifacts of the fantasy film genre. Now, thanks to Netflix, one can simply walk into Mordor and …

Beauty and the Beast

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student loans four years early.<p>“The debt snowflake focuses on very, very small …

Personal Finance

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

St. Louis Federal Reserve Says Bitcoin Is 'Like Regular Currency'

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has provided some high-profile validation for a core premise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. A blog post …

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Ethereum could hit $2,500 by year-end, consulting firm says

Digital currencies traded higher Friday in New York, looking to erase losses from earlier in the week.<p>The No. 1 virtual currency, bitcoin BTCUSD, …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue

<b>Researchers from Switzerland published a twenty page study on the predictability of bitcoin bubbles, using Metcalfe’s law and Log-Periodic Power Law</b> …

6 Myths About Bitcoin And How To Bust Them: Expert Take

<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional</i> …

17 Inspirational TED Talks on Motivation (Infographic)

Need a boost? These TED talks will get you excited and inspired.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that during your entrepreneurship journey your motivation will be put to the test. Whether it’s stress from family or finances, staying motivated can be …

21 Crypto People To Follow

By Seamus Flynn With the crypto world moving so fast and cutting-edge innovation moving 24/7, how can we keep up with what is really going on with …

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

100X Coins: Our 2018 Small Cap Crypto Picks With $9,900% Upside

Let’s start this off by stating that EVERY coin on this list probably won’t do 100X their current price.<p>Some will. Some may only do 10-20X their …

4 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Unconventional Leadership Skills

Steve Jobs and Richard Branson both displayed leadership traits that broke the laws of conventional wisdom<p>To model unconventional leadership that will naturally attract followers, a good understanding of the human experience in the workplace may be a prerequisite.<p>Once you master that understanding …

Ethereum researcher explains why sharding is the only true blockchain scaling solution

Binary District spoke exclusively with Vlad Zamfir, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation; and Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the government-owned Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Both discussed some of the most pertinent topics in Ethereum – scalability, lack of incentives for core …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

If You Want Customers to Be Passionate About Your Brand, Follow These 10 Commandments

You must connect with customers on an emotional level to become a 'passion brand.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every brand desires to be loved by consumers, because they know that brand love translates to growth and increased revenue. But excitement and enthusiasm …

Ripple Could Be The Next Bitcoin

Bitcoin has made some investors very rich. Those who purchased the digital currency back in the old days when it was trading for a few dollars. And it could make more investors rich provided that it continues to rise to new highs.<p>But that’s unlikely, as large percentage gains are hard to come by at …

Cryptocurrency

These are the 12 cryptocurrencies fintech experts say will soar by the end of 2018

A group of fintech leaders say bitcoin will hit $38,000 by the end of 2018, but its 194% growth will be miniscule compared to rising cryptocurrency …

Don't make this bitcoin investing mistake, warns fund manager who's nearly all-in on cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin bull and hedge fund manager Brian Kelly says the key to building a portfolio of digital currencies is first understanding the crypto universe.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

New research, published in the <i>Journal of Investigative Dermatology</i>, presents a new approach for treating atopic eczema and preventing the worsening …

Medical Research

Binance 101: Fees & Fine Print You Need to Know Before Trading Bitcoins & Other Cryptocurrencies

In just a few months, Binance has experienced explosive growth, overtaking its rivals to rank among the top three cryptocurrency exchanges in the …

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) speaker or Chromecast ($35 at Dell Home) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android Police reported several instances where a Google Home Max ($399 at Crutchfield) speaker was knocking TP-Link Archer C7 routers …

Smart Homes

Binance 101: How to Deposit & Withdraw Bitcoins & Other Cryptocurrencies

As cryptocurrencies gain mainstream acceptance, it's not far-fetched to think that we'll one day be able to buy alt coins like Ripple (XRP) and …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematics

9 Differences Between Older Millennials & Younger Millennials

If you're reading this, there's a strong chance you (like me) are a millennial, though you may not identify with all of the generational traits …

Demographics

Decentraland shows the potential of blockchain and VR combined

Blockchain-based virtual reality universe Decentraland is holding its first property auction today. The virtual world is a social space linked to crypto coin-based transactions. You can buy a patch of virtual land, build something on it, share that experience with friends and family, or even turn …

A Big Shift Is Underway Among Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple

We're beginning to see two separate areas develop within the cryptocurrency space.<p>What an incredible year it's been for the cryptocurrency market and …