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9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

One simple reason why Amazon is spending over $3 billion on music and video content

The note said that the investment is expected to grow even further, by $1 billion a year, which could slow Amazon's future profit growth.<p>Why would Amazon go out of its way to invest in its video and music content, when it could spend that money on expanding its core e-commerce business instead?<p>It …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

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Understanding Cap Rates: The Answer Is Nine

When I was in college many moons ago I remember reading an article about a Harvard professor who taught his MBA students real estate capital markets. The professor, Bob Ellis, would always start his class by asking his students the question, “How many of you would like to make a lot of money …

An app that has helped millennials save $25 million

Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.<p>Acorns is a new investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the eight-month old app announced that it banked$23 million in its third round of funding. The new round comes …

Venture Capital

Pension freedom is all well and good … but how do I get my money?

Financial firms received around four times their normal volumes of calls last week as the over-55s rushed to take advantage of the new pension freedoms to pay off debts and fund one-off purchases of a lifetime. A speedboat, a Bentley, a holiday home in France and a child’s wedding were among the …

Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.</i><p>In a recovering economy where big banks are restricted by complex regulations, startups and venture investors are gearing up for the next gold rush in the trillion-dollar marketplace lending industry. That’s trillion. With a T.<p>Big IPOs for …

3 Money Mistakes You Must Fix to Get Rich

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Kevin O'Leary, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I get a lot of questions about how to get rich, and I always give the same answer.<p>Don’t spend too much. Mostly save. Always invest.<p>Seems simple enough, right? …

US Clean Energy Investment Grows In 2014 To $386 Billion

<b>Published on</b> February 7th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>14<p>February 7th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>US clean energy investment rallied in 2014, reaching $51.8 …

HEDGE FUND MANAGER ODEY WARNS: We've Entered A Downturn That Will Be Remembered In 100 Years

In his Odey Asset Management investor letter dated Dec. 31, Odey writes that the shorting opportunity "looks as great as it was in 07/09."<p>"My point is that we used all our monetary firepower to avoid the first downturn in 2007-09," he writes, "so we are really at a dangerous point to try to counter …

Stock Markets

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

4 Subtle Differences Between Workaholics And High Performers

Workaholism, he says, looks similar to high performance on the outside — but they're actually <i>nothing</i> alike.<p>Gordon has spent a great deal of time doing research and conducting experiments on himself to understand the difference between workaholism and high performance. He found that while they both</i> …

Landowners - Livos Energy |Renewable Energy Developer

<b>We progress wind and solar projects to secure regular income for our landowner partners. Our team of experts takes care of the whole process; from</b> …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

4 Things You'll Need to Get Funding For Your Small Business Venture

<i>Getting funding is one of the biggest obstacles entrepreneurs face, but as long as you have these four things, you'll be in a good position to get it.</i><p>You've already got the idea, but pushing that idea to reality requires startup capital, and oftentimes more startup capital than you have immediate …

Climate Change This Week: The Jet Stream Run Amok, Cheap Wind and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Daily Climate Change:</b> Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Aug 1, 2014<p><b>How unusual has the weather been?</b> No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a …

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?<p>Probably nine out of 10 startups are where you are, in need of operating capital. …

How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

5 Surprising Foods Doctors Swear By

Follow the lead of top nutrition experts with this roundup of the five foods doctors swear by, inspired by my new book of healthy food swaps, <i>Eat It to Beat It</i>:<p><b>1. Greek yogurt</b><p><i>Gerard Mullin, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative GI Nutrition Services and author of "The Inside Tract: Your</i> …

Mayo Clinic

Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regular exercise, and effective …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

Super-Easy Father's Day Brunch Recipes

Here, fast and simple dishes to make to celebrate Dad this weekend.<p>1 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>3 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

The 3 Cardinal Rules of Business I Didn't Learn in School

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Education doesn’t end after college graduation. There are scores of practical skills and lessons that I have absorbed years after leaving the classroom.<p>I learned a great deal about accounting and finance and honed my general business …

Entrepreneurship

19 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than The Average Person

It's how they <i>think</i>.<p>Siebold spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world, and boiled his findings down in "How Rich People Think," a book he describes as "so brutally honest it will shock some and inspire others."<p>In it, he touches on everything from beliefs about the root of …

Why Precious Metals May Be On The Verge Of A Big Move

Precious metals experienced a wave of selling this past week as bullish investors shunned safe haven assets and bid U.S. equities to all-time highs. Expectations of stimulative action by the European Central Bank next week caused the U.S. dollar to rally against the euro, which also contributed to …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …