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People Can’t Stop Staring at This “Dog With a Human Face”

We often treat dogs like they’re people, typically by bestowing them with a human name or offering them a bite of our dinner. But what about when a pup actually looks like a person? You might find it a bit unnerving. Yogi, a 1-year-old Shih-poo dog, recently shook the internet when a photo of him …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

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New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London have discovered that using a targeted electric current to suppress a particular region of the brain can help break us out of these states of …

Content Marketing: Five Steps For Creating Insatiable Posts That Rank

The fabric that binds us all are stories. Stories are at the heart of our society, and their genesis dates back to the dawn of language in our species. Human begins have long been telling stories that have carried on from generation to generation. Today, we live in a world where stories are …

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'Shark Tank' guest judge Chris Sacca has retired from startup investing — here's the investment approach he used to become a billionaire

Billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca surprised many in the tech world on Wednesday when he announced that he was retiring from startup investing.<p>After a stint at the Silicon Valley office of law firm Fenwick & West and then Google, Sacca struck out on his own and founded Lowercase Capital in …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App Aims To Fill Void Left By Uber, Lyft

Moovn will operate in the U.S. and in underserved African regions.<p>One black entrepreneur is throwing his hat into the multi-billion dollar ride-sharing app ring.<p>Moovn, which first launched in Seattle in 2015, allows users to schedule rides up to a month in advance from either their phone or …

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Seeking Women: 70+ Companies That Have Set Gender Diversity Targets

Last week, GE announced a gender diversity target: it announced a goal to hire 20,000 women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) roles by the year 2020. This was a significant stake to put in the ground in terms of GE’s position on the business benefits of diversity.<p>GE (a …

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Read The Love Notes Barack and Michelle Obama Shared Online

As if we couldn't stan for our first family (you read that right; they're our first family <b>forever</b>) and their black love enough, today takes the …

Michelle Obama

Rupert Murdoch was in room for Michael Gove's Donald Trump interview

Rupert Murdoch was in the room when Donald Trump gave his first post-election foreign newspaper interview in the UK to the Times and former government minister Michael Gove.<p>It is unclear whether the media mogul was present throughout the interview, held in Trump Tower in New York, or simply …

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5 Steps to Eliminate Credit Card Debt Once and for All

It all started with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo sneakers. She didn't <i>need</i> them, but they were stunning and with the swipe of a card they were hers. Over …

What we know about Snap’s secretive research arm

At this point, people know a lot about Snap Inc. — the company behind Snapchat, the mobile app for sharing videos, messaging with friends, and perusing content from media outlets, and Spectacles, those stylish glasses with a camera for capturing video that can be shared in Snapchat. Now that it has …

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How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

This curated column is authored by serial entrepreneur and blogger,The post How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset appeared first on iamwire.

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21 inspirational quotes to give you some #MondayMotivation

<b>Monday now has its own hashtag to help people get the most out of their week.</b><p>The #MondayMotivation hashtag has plenty of inspiring photographs, …

5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days.<p>To make it even more difficult, it was a random …

One Secret of Successful People I Just Finally Adopted

Improve your image and build confidence by dressing one level up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever I wear a button-down shirt to the office, someone asks, “Jerry, do you have an important meeting today?”<p>It's a fair question. My wardrobe reflects where I've been …

Facebook shareholders urge company to replace Mark Zuckerberg with ‘independent’ board chair

Facebook is being pressured by a group of shareholders seeking the removal of company chief executive Mark Zuckerberg from the board of the directors. A proposal has been put forward claiming that an independent chairperson would be better able to “oversee the executives of the company, improve …

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7 Brands That Are Killing It on Snapchat

Sure, snaps are a mainstay of younger consumers. But that hasn't stopped brands from jumping on board, sometimes with crazy-cool results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some brands may steer clear of Snapchat because it's more popular with a younger demographic. But …

7 Strategies to Increase Your Odds of Joining the Billion-Dollar Club | Inc.com

Most budding entrepreneurs don't realize that nine out of ten startups fail within 24 months. They only see and remember the recent new entrants in the billion dollar valuation club, including Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat.<p>While last year was not a banner year for new businesses, the startup rate is …

Entrepreneurship

Introducing StudioPress Sites: WordPress Made Easy ... Without Sacrificing Power or Flexibility - Copyblogger

From 2010 through 2015, we at Rainmaker Digital built at a furious pace. Most of that effort was directed at development of the Rainmaker …

Web Design

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Here are 10 unique and gorgeous ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.

Want to Develop Incredible Willpower and Mental Toughness? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This | Inc.com

Success is based on a number of factors. Intelligence, experience, talent, education all play their part...but often what separates success from failure is perseverance. Keep going and you still have a chance to succeed; quit, and all hope of success is lost.<p>So when the going gets tough and the …

Motivation

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the …

9 Things Truly Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

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UrbanGeekz Wins PUSH Tech 2020 Think Tank Pitch Competition - UrbanGeekz

Shares 113<p>UrbanGeekz has just won the top prize in the PUSHTech 2020 Think Tank Pitch Contest. The digital news platform was selected by an esteemed …

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