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These Two Entrepreneurs Found a Great Way to Work Smarter, Not Harder

It's easy to be busy and not get anything done. Ever spend an entire day answering emails and not make any headway on a project? That's exactly how …

Success

Go inside the lovely apartment of a San Francisco startup founder

She enlisted the help of friend Jacqueline Palmer, founder of interior design blog A Design Lifestyle.<p>"Startup life is busy. I put most of my energy into making Getaround successful," Scorpio said to Business Insider. "I wanted to create a beautiful and zen environment for when I'm at home."<p>Palmer …

How a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Spawned a $70 Million Business | Inc.com

It was a solid insight. Empires have been built on less. Megan worked it out a little in her mind, talked it over with other moms she knew. Some, like Sarah Zeiler, a childhood pal who went on to co-found Zeiler Spirits, were supportive: "She told me her idea. I fell in love with it immediately. It …

Parenting

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

Graduate School

South African police are firing rubber bullets and tear gas at students

The violence in Cape Town erupted after students shoved their way through a parliament gate and scuffled with riot police, tossing water bottles and pushing up against the plastic shields of officers. Earlier, security guards inside parliament forcibly removed a group of opposition lawmakers from …

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

Home Decorating

The one thing holding back China’s yuan

Earlier this fall, the IMF postponed a scheduled update of the designated basket of reserve currencies, a basket that is used by member countries for …

10 things startups should know before entering Indonesia

Entrepreneurs grinding it out in Jakarta are unlikely to tell you Indonesia is an easy market to win. On the surface, the world’s largest archipelago …

Asia

Is this better than Bora Bora?

But if they had any idea of what lay only a short speed boat ride from their lonely island home, there would have been another problem: a serious …

Entrepreneur uses a defensive investment approach

<b>Investor</b><p>Steven Quint<p><b>Occupation</b><p>Business owner/manager<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Includes inflation-indexed government bonds, farmland, Swiss francs, commodity futures, precious metals, call options on BlackBerry Ltd. stock and distressed securities (such as bonds trading at 10 per cent of par value).<p><b>The …

Investing

21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …

3 Tips on Being a Pro Organizer

The world of PR can be stressful. In the blink of an eye, your inbox can spin out of control as tasks pile up and your coffee cup reaches empty. …

Productivity

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

Oil price slump turns Saudi surplus into huge deficit, IMF report shows

Fund tells all oil exporters to be braced for prolonged period of disruption as it predicts Gulf state’s deficit will hit 21.6% of GDP this year<p>The full extent of the impact of slumping crude prices on Saudi Arabia’s public finances has been highlighted by the International Monetary Fund in a new …

Oil

Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records

The decision could have far-reaching impact on the ability of U.S. courts to extract information about criminal activity from Chinese banks, which serve as safe havens for counterfeiters and money laundering on a large scale, investigations and lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe show.<p>Chinese banks …

Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia after airspace incursion

Russian fighter jets entered Turkish air space in two separate incidents at the weekend, prompting Ankara to summon the Russian ambassador twice to protest both violations.<p>Meanwhile, the Turkish military has said its fighter jets were harassed by a MIG-29 plane from an unidentified country close to …

Middle East

Ex-Google CIO just raised $150 million to power a service launched 3 months ago

Basix is a lending service aimed at the "near prime" market, or people with credit scores just below levels that would qualify them for regular bank loans. Merrill says millions of near-prime Americans had been underserved by banks, especially since the 2008 financial crisis, and Basix makes it …

The Rise of the Outrageously Long Commute

Some businesspeople are working half of the week in far-off countries or catching 3 a.m. trains just so that they don’t have to uproot their lives at home.<p>A few years back, David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, left his company and launched a new airline in Brazil. The airline, Azul, …

Apple has bought 2 artificial-intelligence companies in 4 days

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days.<p>Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external …

Artificial Intelligence

When Lean startups can be dangerous

When The Lean Startup hit bookstores in 2011, it became a bestseller and created a movement. The book’s principles were straightforward and quickly began to resonate with entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs. The message was well timed — the stock market was underperforming, the job market was …

This email rant just cost a male Girls in Tech employee his job

Girls in Tech, a non-profit organisation that aims to boost the visibility of women in the industry, was looking for sponsors for an event called "Lady Pitch Night." DeMartini emailed Mindjet CMO Amy Millard to see if she was interested. But Millard took issue with the use of "Lady" in the event's …

Nonprofits

British millionaire injures 26 people as he crashes his Porsche into a crowd

According to The Times of Malta, Bailey, 55, was driving a £600,000 ($850,000) Porsche 918 Spyder when he clipped the grass and spun out of control, veering into the crowd at the annual Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina motorshow in Malta.<p>Bailey and his wife became millionaires after selling th e …

A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of …

College & University

Singapore's students ready to be entrepreneurs

<b>It's lunchtime, and some 40 or so university students gather for their weekly Managing Diversity in Asia lecture on the campus of the Singapore Management University (SMU).</b><p>Except that it's not your conventional image of what a lecture might look like.<p>No-one's sitting down, or taking notes - not to …

Education

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

The economic impact of Europe's refugee crisis

Half a million people have fled to Europe so far this year in search of asylum and jobs, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The largest influx of refugees to Europe in decades stems from the dramatic increase in the number of people fleeing conflict and hardship in …

8 Ways a Mind Map Can Declutter Your Project Management

Project managers can organize their team, their thoughts, and visualize every moving part of their project workflow by using mind maps.<p>PCMag reviews …