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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Urban Design

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

Cooking

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

10 TED Talks to Inspire the Stressed and Lonely Entrepreneur

A researcher who studies human connection, Brene Brown did a TED talk in 2010 about her findings in the areas of vulnerability. When it went crazy …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

Entrepreneurship

This Investor Shares The 3 Things He Looks For In An Entrepreneur

It's all in how you how you present yourself.<p>Managing Partner of Idea Booth and CEO of Webber Investments, Aaron Webber has sat through more than a handful of startup pitches from hungry, wide-eyed entrepreneurs.<p>When I asked him what advice he would give these aspiring or hopeful entrepreneurs, he …

Entrepreneurship

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Public Speaking

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

Software

Planning a baby? New research shows why dad's health habits are important, too

Women who want to have a baby are well aware of how their lifestyle and daily habits can affect their chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. There's now a growing body of evidence showing men's behavior before pregnancy may also be important.<p>A new report linking caffeine …

23 Genius Food Hacks For Kitchen Mastery

Co-written by Rozin Abbas<p>The simple reality is that everyone eats and practically everyone cooks. If you don't cook, you've hit the jackpot for sure. …

Recipes

13 of My Best Chicken Dinner Recipes

A quick and easy one-pot weeknight meal, features chicken and mushrooms in a creamy mustard and tarragon sauce. Uses any cut of chicken and grainy …

You'll Never Become a Successful Entrepreneur Until You Stop Doing These 8 Things

Steering away from these common pitfalls can make all the difference in getting your business off the ground.<p>In every situation, every game, every event, you're bound to have winners and losers--and business is no exception. In fact, nine out of 10 startups fail to gain traction and end up closing …

Business Strategy

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among …

Time Management

A real estate investor outlines 4 ways real estate can make you a millionaire

Sometimes a team can accomplish far more than a group of lone individuals. For example, cyclists in the Tour de France take turns riding at the front of their group, decreasing the wind for those behind them. Wolves hunt in packs to take down animals 20 times their size. And for those of us who …

Real Estate

20 Chicken Recipes To Make Every Meal Healthy And Fulfilling

These chicken recipes are family friendly, easy to make and obviously delicious! Pin this to your board to you can use whenever you like!

Recipes

11 Things Every Man Should Do to Master the Art of Cunnilingus

According to Cosmo.<p><b>1. Ask what usually works for her, since she's the resident expert.</b><p>Guys who assume they know exactly what women want because they went down on other women before are not only morons, they're wasting everyone's time. Sure, some guys are pure magic at cunnilingus, but most women …

Mind

20 kitchen techniques that guests taught us that we still use today

Over the last two decades, we've learned a lot of essential kitchen techniques from our guests. In celebration of our 600th episode, here are 20 …

‘It was like being buried alive’: battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome

Is it physical or mental – or a combination of the two? And why are treatments for CFS hotly disputed? In an extract from her book Cure, Jo Marchant tells the story of Samantha Miller, one sufferer of the controversial condition<p>Read an interview with Jo Marchant, author of Cure, which looks at the …

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

A good book is every successful entrepreneur's constant companion. Here are top recommendations and reviews from millionaire entrepreneurs.<p>Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books …

Exponential Finance Conference

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

Self-improvement

How I manage my money in just 15 minutes a month

I hate waiting in lines, I hate doing the same thing over and over again, and I hate doing something slow if there's a faster way to go about it. The engineer in me goes absolutely nuts.<p>So when I started managing my own finances, I had to find a way to automate as much as possible so I wasn't …

Personal Finance

How to Wake up at 5AM and Build Your Startup

What does your morning routine look like? Mine used to be waking up at 7AM, sleep walking to the shower, frantically getting dressed into socially …

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur

If you're looking to raise capital, it's helpful to know what venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs. Here are the 5 qualities one of Chicago's award winning venture capital firms looks for before they invest.<p>Acquisition International Magazine recently named Nin Desai the "2015 CEO Of The …

Venture Capital

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …