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If You Want to Be a Real Leader, Quit Being Fake

In a digital world full of virtual personas, authenticity is quickly becoming an endangered quality. Everyone wants to be what they’re not. That …

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top quality software and resources, but a lot of that software can have heavy costs associated with them. A huge struggle for many startups is …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

8 best cheap stocks to buy on this dip

Finding the best cheap stocks is not simply about looking at price. There are a host of stocks that have sold off for good reason, particularly in a …

19 Bedroom Organization Hacks to Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Your day begins and ends in the bedroom, so it only makes sense to give it some extra TLC when the spring cleaning begins. Extra organization keeps you sane just by purging your overflowing drawers, that cluttered nightstand and those messy closet hangers. As an added bonus, it’ll also leave you …

10 Innovative Small Business Ideas For 2016

Before the starting of New Year, we all make some plans and ideas to make our life more comfortable and good. New Year means a lot of resolutions, …

Small Business

Entrepreneurs: Here Is How to Really Calculate Your Net Worth

Credit<p>Entrepreneurship offers a myriad of opportunities and benefits, including the chance to enjoy complete financial freedom. Financial incentives are often what drive many entrepreneurs. As such, many business founders have a tendency to bet everything they own on their business, all in an …

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says your success in any situation hinges on three things

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy is perhaps best known as the creator of the “power pose.”<p>As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about …

Why keeping all your money in your checking account is dumb

While it can be a great tool for managing your finances, you have to make sure you're using it wisely.<p>One thing people tend to do wrong with their checking accounts is treat it like a savings account. Keeping a huge stash of cash in your account can give you a sense of security but it can actually …

I became a millionaire in my 30s, and here's the best advice I can give you about investing

In their 50s or 60s they realize they'll need to work until they're so old and sick that they just can't work anymore. This is a s----- life, and I want something better for you.<p>I just read the book "The Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ DeMarco. He talks about two ways to build wealth: the slow lane, …

The 13 worst money habits of 20-somethings — and how to fix them

Saving for retirement or financial goals may be the last thing on your mind as a 20-something — but when it comes to managing money, your 20s are a critical decade.<p>Time is on your side when you're young, and a head start in saving and investing could set you up for a wealthy future.<p>To get on the …

5 Self-Help Books That Are Actually Helpful

1 of 5<p>"A Complaint Free World"<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>"Wherever You Go, There You Are"<p>3 of 5<p>"Don't Sweat The Small Stuff...And It's All Small …

A 32-year-old CEO who sold her startup for more than $250 million reveals her one piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

And her advice to other young entrepreneurs is simple: "Get mentors."<p>Von Tobel, who remains CEO of LearnVest, the financial-planning company she sold last year for more than $250 million, told Business Insider how she found her own mentors — and how she knew they were keepers.<p>"How I started that …

One sentence reveals how teen Generation Z is killing Gap, Abercrombie, and J. Crew

A recent Business of Fashion story highlights how Generation Z has completely different values from previous generations.<p>This means traditional retailers, like the ailing Gap, may need to rethink the way they operate.<p>The confounding Gen Z - or teen generation — does not want 'things.'<p>"They don't …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Johns Hopkins University

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

See which coding language you should learn first.<p>Top coders have near limitless prospects when it comes to employment, or even opportunities to succeed in their own startups. In fact, learning to code is fast becoming a necessary life skill, with millions each year taking online and in-person …

Programming

Best Hacking Tools Of 2017 For Windows, Linux, And OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Fossbytes has prepared a useful list of the best hacking tools of 2017 based upon industry reviews, your feedback, and its own</i> …

2016 Guide To College Financial Aid, The FAFSA And CSS Profile

<b>Please view the updated 2017 version of this guide for important updates and changes.</b><p>Unfortunately, almost everything you’ve read about college financial aid is probably wrong. New rules affecting when and how students apply for financial aid will impact families and colleges over the next few …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Top Ten Business Books From 2015

Two of my favorite questions to ask an executive in an interview are, “What are you reading now?” and, “What is your favorite business book?” I tend to read about 35-40 business books a year. This keeps my mind sharp and attuned to what’s going in my space, which is customer service and customer …

How I Built A Side Business While Studying Dentistry (And Scoring GPA 3.92)

Studying, working and having no time to enjoy your life...<p>Maintaining a high GPA nowadays is painful.<p>Building a business to support yourself, and your family is even harder. You've got competitors and other people who have already thought of your big idea, and they have a budget that's a thousand …

College Kids Are Now High Frequency Trading From Dorm Rooms

University student Spencer Singleton is among a growing band of amateurs turning to computer-driven automated stock trading—until now the preserve of …

"Unbroken Brain": A New, Forward-Thinking Book on Addiction

As a recovery advocate and the father of someone in long-term recovery, I've read more books about addiction than I can count. When my son first started struggling with drugs, I made a vow to educate myself as much as I possibly could. Knowledge is power, and I wanted to know <i>everything</i> about …

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Investing

If you’ve been sitting on a great idea for an app, learning this popular mobile platform could help bring it to life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock / photovibes When it comes to building apps, those new to coding have a variety of options in choosing the language that …