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Food for thought: Does the average user care about Android versions? Should they?

Cupcake. Donut. Eclair. Frozen Yogurt. Gingerbread. Honeycomb. Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean. Kit Kat. Lollipop. Marshmallow. This isn’t a litany of looks Derek Zoolander is going to unveil on the silver screen next year. Google fans know these are the tasty treats Mountain View has chosen to name …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

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Are You 'Leading The Life You Want'?

Life is all about trade-offs. You can’t have it all. That’s the conventional wisdom about “work-life balance.” But according to Stew Friedman, Wharton School professor and author of the new Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life, we need to rethink those assumptions. “The …

WALL STREET MONEY MANAGER: Here's How Millennials Can Start Investing Right Now

The problem is that if they don't, they'll lose their most valuable asset in the market — time.<p>That's why Patrick O'Shaughnessy, a portfolio manager at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, wrote a book about how millennials can get over their fear and into the market. It's called Millennial Money: How …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

The Fate Of America's Dying Supercenters

Huge big-box stores like Wal-Mart Supercenters and Target are being phased out in favor of "some combination of value and convenience," Goldman Sachs recently wrote.<p>"Just about every major trend we're following right now bodes poorly for power center retail," Doug Stephens, founder of industry …

The ‘curious’ correlation between the Canadian dollar and copper

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, July 9, 2014</i>.<p><b>The 'curious' relationship</b><br>The Canadian dollar is often seen as a petrocurrency, but, Bank of Montreal finds, the "tightest correlation" is with copper.<p>And that may suggest a modest pick-up in the global economy, chief …

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York</i> …

Mental Health

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the</i> …

Magic

17 Stocks Your Kids Will Love

Gift-giving occasions are the perfect time to turn presents into economic lessons. So when Vita Nelson's 15-year-old grandson asked for athletic …

Kids

The Secret to Getting Anyone to Do Anything for You Is ...

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>The way you get people to do what you want, the way you get people to buy your product or use your service, the way you get people to follow your lead - it is all the same. You let these people know what is in it for them.<p>In Simon Sinek's …