Alex Blatt

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I'm a woman who fought wildfires for 7 years. Climate change is absolutely making them worse.

Warmer climate is creating the perfect conditions for long wildfire seasons in the West.<p>The mundane days all run together. But those days when I was genuinely unsure if I would make it to the end of my shift intact are the ones that stand out.<p>I remember fighting a fire on the Angeles National …

Forests

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

Apps

BBQ Fried Chicken Recipe

"Delicious BBQ chicken fingers my boyfriend loves. The sauce is right in the breading! Serve with sauce, blue cheese or ranch dressing on …

BBQ

Sustainable Business Model Innovation

It’s not provocative to state the importance of innovation in creating business value from your sustainability efforts. But, this value won’t come from mere technological innovation, like switching over to energy efficient lighting. The type of innovation necessary is business model innovation. Our …

Innovation

China is fighting desertification with a Great Green Wall of trees

In a major geoengineering effort to fight back against ever-encroaching desert, China is planting trees to create a “Great Green Wall” that may halt …

Ecology

This Hong Kong Tech Startup Wants to Build a Natural Capital Marketplace

Veridium Labs, an environmental technology startup headquartered in Hong Kong, said on Monday it hopes to raise $150 million in October by selling …

Startups

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Entrepreneurship

What Does the Future of Residential Solar Look Like?

The winners of the past in residential solar may not win the future.<p>The solar industry in 2020 won't look much like the solar industry did in 2015. …

Solar Power

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

Can economics solve financial injustice?

Joseph E. Stiglitz isn’t shy of tough questions. The Nobel Laureate of 2001 has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chairman of the …

Economics

Did ExxonMobil Engage in a Climate Change Cover Up? Harvard Researchers Uncover A Shocking Discovery

When it comes to climate change, ExxonMobil is among the topmost emitters of greenhouse gases globally. It was recently fingered as one of 100 …

Hey Millennials, Invest Already! You Could Literally Earn Millions

What would you do for $3.3 million? Eat worms every day for a month? Spend a year living in a “haunted” house? Take a 10-month vow of silence?<p>What if all you had to do to get the money was invest?<p>That $3.3 million number is the result of a recent study by financial website NerdWallet. It ran the …

Personal Finance

6 People You Must Have in Your Network to Be Successful | Inc.com

Everybody loves an entrepreneurial success story a la Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, and the like.<p>Truth be told, each one of those people would be the first to tell you they didn't get where they are today without certain types of people in their …

Bill Gates

Train Your Brain to Work Like Elon Musk, Eric Schmidt, & Top Navy SEALs

According to “Stealing Fire” authors Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal—there’s a new $4 trillion high performance revolution fueling the Navy’s SEAL Team Six and high profile executives in Silicon Valley and Wall Street to the top of their game—but no one on the mainstream level knows about it …

The 25 best personal finance books to read in 2017

Luckily you don't have to do much searching. I've compiled for you a list of the 25 <b>best</b> personal finance books to read this year. The books on this list are incredibly varied, from true personal finance books by gurus like Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Tony Robbins, to value investing classics …

Personal Finance

This Flower-Shaped Solar Panel Can Power Your Entire Home

The Smartflower is designed to follow the sun throughout the day, like a sunflower.<p>Solar energy is getting even more buzz lately, with Tesla's new solar shingles hitting the market this month and Route 66 scheduled for a solar panel makeover. But a new product from an Austrian company could soon …

Clean Energy

Crowdfunding for Business Startups: 5 Keys to A Successful Campaign | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Crowd Funding

Elon Musk and Tesla Not Hedging Bets on SolarCity

Investors didn't get a lot of clarification during a Monday conference call about what a merger between <b>Tesla Motors</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA) and <b>SolarCity</b> (NASDAQ: SCTY) would look like, but Elon Musk made one thing clear: he's not hedging his bets on SolarCity, and will fully incorporate the company into …

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world’s biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union.<p>…

Renewable Energy

20 Life Changing Quotes by Tony Robbins

Here are a few Tony Robbins quotes to guide you towards the path of success in all aspects of your life.<p>If you're in need of motivation and guidance towards the path of success in all aspects of your life, then there is arguably no better individual than Tony Robbins to help guide you there.<p>During …

Motivation

It's National Fried Chicken Day. Here Are 25 Restaurant Deals In Case You Need An Excuse to Celebrate

Not mad about this "holiday."<p>National Fried Chicken Day is on July 6. Although the origins of the holiday remain unclear, celebrating a favorite …

Olive Garden

This technology could help feed the 9 billion people expected to populate the world by 2050

Organizations including the World Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization are calling for more innovation to address the links between these sectors, often referred to as the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.<p>Nanotechnology - designing ultrasmall particles - is now emerging as a promising …

Farming

Best Life Hacks Every Man Needs To Know

Pop quiz hotshot: You’re a modern day man caught up in the daily grind, littered with hazards and naysayers on your path to glory. What do you …

Sarah Michelle Gellar

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Self-improvement

Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

How the Clean Power Plan is a Game-Changer for Clean Energy

<i>(Photo: "Fentonwindpark1" by Windtech at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons)</i><p><i>**Note:** This blog post is part of a series geared</i> …