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5 transformative energy technologies to watch

Global greenhouse emissions rose last year, an unwelcome development after they'd leveled off the 3 previous years and a clear call to action for the …

Renewable Energy

Aclarity Has Shocking Way To Purify Water: With Electricity

A Massachusetts startup called Aclarity has what it calls a transformational method for clean H2O: Using electricity to zap away pathogens, metals and other impurities from water.<p>Co-founder Barrett Mully says the technology could solve crises like one that occurred in Flint, Michigan, where lead …

EPA

Here's Why You Won't Make Money Flipping Houses

Who among us hasn't entertained visions of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit? HGTV shows make it look …

Real Estate

Your Life Begins Once You Make These 7 Promises To Yourself & Stick To Them

By now, you've probably heard the iconic Neale Donald Walsch quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Sure, there's a lot of truth to …

Relationships

If You Don't Know These 7 Extremely Simple Rules For Treating Customers Right, You're Guaranteed To Drive Them Away

Break any one of these seven practical rules of customer engagement, and you're in for a rude awakening.<p>Unless you know these seven simple rules of customer service, you're almost certainly driving customers away. And you may not even know why it's happening, until you wake up one Monday and find …

Business Strategy

18 Slightly Entertaining Things To Do On The Internet When You're Bored

Trust me and click.

Real Estate

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

A Macy’s Goes From Mall Mainstay to Homeless Shelter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Karleen Smith used to work at the Macy’s in Landmark Mall, putting price tags on summer dresses, housewares and the latest styles of shoes.<p>On Saturday, Ms. Smith, 57, returned to her former store, not as an employer or a customer, but as a resident.<p>The former Macy’s in this vacant …

Macy's

Jamaican Food

Jerk Chicken<p>Some like it hot. And those that do will absolutely love this jerk chicken recipe, which...<p>By The Ultimate Jerk Centre in Ocho Rios Jamaica<p>Grilled Chicken and Plantains, Jamaican-Style<p>By The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen<p>Jerk Marinade<p>A Jamaican jerk chicken marinade recipe from Matt and Ted …

Cooking

Want Great Ribs? Follow These 5 Easy Steps. — Tips from The Kitchn

Every July I make a giant batch of ribs to celebrate the 4th with my family, but this summer I'm resolving to cook more ribs. Not only because they …

BBQ

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions To the Nine Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 percent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance mortgages and collectively take out more than $300 billion in cash from the increased value of their properties. Some spent the money on furniture, …

Finance

You Need to Know About Swedish Death Cleaning

If you have a junk drawer, read this.<p>If you have an I Don't Know What to Do With This So I'll Shove It Into This Drawer drawer, listen up! There's a Swedish lifestyle trend that can save you from that clutter bomb. And by "save you," I mean inspire you to put that garbage in the trash, where it's …

Cleaning

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Trading

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …

Investing

Blockchain: The 2 most important things to understand

Don't dismiss blockchain because of the current over-exuberance. There are a few places where it's ready to have a major impact.<p>The over-exuberance …

Blockchain

I’m a Mother of 9 and the Head of Personal Finance at a Trillion Dollar Investment Firm. Here Are My 6 Secrets for Work-Life Balance

Step 1: Create your own definition of success.<p>When we’re juggling work and family life, we’re bound to experience moments of pressure or exhaustion. …

Work-life Balance

How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS

Back in 2013, Yelp was a 9-year old company built on a set of internal systems. It was coming to the realization that running its own data centers might not be the most efficient way to run a business that was continuing to scale rapidly. At the same time, the company understood that the tech world …

DevOps

Microsoft to buy GitHub, a platform for software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion.<p>GitHub was valued at $2 billion in …

Satya Nadella

It's Not Liberal Arts And Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed

Burning Glass and Strada Institute for the Future of Work (formerly USA Funds, one of the nation’s largest student loan guarantors), recently published The Permanent Detour – Underemployment’s Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads.<p>The report found that a high percentage of college …

College & University

Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Jeff Bezos

How to follow and listen in to the 2018 Code Conference today

The people running Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and AT&T are coming onstage with us. Here’s how to listen in.<p><b>Recode’s</b> annual <b>Code Conference</b> is back. Next week, from May 29 to May 31, we’ll have in-depth interviews with some of the top leaders in tech, media and politics who are changing our …

Sheryl Sandberg

Here Are the Personal Mission Statements of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Oprah Winfrey

Your heroes know that a personal mission statement can clarify goals and guide decision making.<p>You know why your business needs a mission statement--writing one clarifies your value and purpose, and having one helps to both communicate that information to others and guide day-to-day decision …

Oprah Winfrey

A Few Key Terms to Know Before You Start to Invest

When considering how to invest, first thing’s first: For the average American family or single person, the most important thing is to prepare for retirement. Starting this year, to max out your accounts, you can put $18,500 into a 401K if that’s offered at work, and $5,500 into an IRA, if your …

Investing

The Secrets To Resilience

<i>“There’s only one thing that’s worse than having an unhappy childhood, and that’s having a too-happy childhood.” –</i> Dylan Thomas<p>Research shows that …

Success

1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Women

Women who eat just 1,200 calories daily will likely lose weight. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests that many women seeking weight …

Nutrition

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

Personal Finance

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

Brad Stevens

Biz-to-Biz Buyers Tell All: Survey Reveals 27 Sales Prospecting Stats You Need to Know

The people who make big-dollar buying decisions want you to know how to contact them and what topics to discuss.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re in sales, your job depends on initiating conversations with buyers to fill the front end of the …

Marketing

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence