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California marijuana sellers already fear supply bottlenecks, shortages

Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan. 1, stockpiling enough marijuana to last for months because no one knew what the era of legal pot would bring.<p>The shop, along with others involved in the state's fledgling cannabis …

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

After bonus announcement, Walmart fires thousands of co-managers, replaces them with cheaper workers

The move comes after the mass closure of its Sam's Clubs stores.<p>After Walmart’s flashy announcement of bonuses of up to $1,000 for some of its …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

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Californians Turn Out in Droves to Ring in Legal Pot Sales

California rang in the new year with a newly legal product: cannabis. Investors responded by sending shares of companies that cater to the industry …

Report: Amtrak Train Was Going 50 MPH Over Speed Limit When It Crashed

The Amtrak train that derailed Monday morning in Washington state was traveling at more than twice the maximum speed allowed on a curve, <i>The</i> <i>Seattle</i> …

The ordinary Welsh people making thousands (and more) from Bitcoin

Tucked away in a Cardiff street known for its quirkiness and independence is what looks like a typical cash machine.<p>But when you read the sign above, …

Make Way For Generation Z Entrepreneurs Saying No To College

Occasionally I read stories of 13 year-old entrepreneurs who have found a niche market that has allowed them to earn income rivaling their parents. While these type of entrepreneurs may have be on the scene at a young age long before Generation Z was born, today we hear more of them because the …

Entrepreneurship

Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion

KANATA, Ontario — Truth be told, the headquarters of Instant Pot don’t look much like a church.<p>But inside this sterile, gray office building on the outskirts of Ottawa, behind a door marked only by a small metal sign, a new religion has been born.<p>Its deity is the Instant Pot, a line of electric …

Rocket Men: The Team Building North Korea’s Nuclear Missile

North Korea’s nuclear missile progress has stunned the world. Here are some of the scientists behind it.

Here's How The Voice in Your Head Tricks Your Brain Into Thinking It's Real

Fascinating.<p>Our brain considers talking to ourselves in our minds very similar to talking to other people, according to new research, and that could …

The Brain

WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

A World Health Organization (WHO) report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, despite U.S. federal policy on this cannabinoid chemical.<p>According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and …

This Extremely Common Drug Given to Alcoholics Also Kills Cancer Cells, and We Finally Know Why

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to …

The Navy Has One Submarine That Could Drop 154 Tomahawk Missiles on North Korea

<i>The Ohio SSGNs’ awesome firepower, however, will only remain in the U.S. Navy for around another decade or so, at which time the entire fleet of</i> …

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

Smoking During Pregnancy Is Now Linked to The Most Common Childhood Physical Disability

Yet another reason to quit.<p>Smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the health of the mother, it can also cause irreversible injury to the …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

The US Air Force Has Taken Another Step Toward Re-Engining its B-52s

The service wants to modify each the 76 bombers and possibly buy more 600 new engines as part of a multi-part deal.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force appears to …

People are paying hundreds of dollars to take 'Rich Kids of Instagram'-style photos on this private jet while it sits on the tarmac

"The Rich Kids of Instagram" have popularized the practice of flaunting a lavish lifestyle on social media, and now photo studios are making it easier to imitate their boastful posts.<p>Private Jet Studio is a photo studio on a tarmac with a Gulfstream G650 jet, where customers can take pictures both …

11 high-paying jobs you can do from home

There are plenty of other industries looking to compensate skilled workers handsomely for doing the same work remotely.<p>FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, recently sifted through its listings for high-paying remote jobs.<p>Each of the below positions pay at least …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

Employment

Here's what Android looked like a decade ago

Feeling old yet?<p>An entire decade ago, Google released the first public beta of the Android OS, two years after its 2005 acquisition of Android Inc.<p>In …

North Korea's nuclear test site is 'a wasteland with deformed babies'

North Korea’s underground nuclear test site has turned the surrounding area to wasteland and caused defects among newborn babies, defectors have reported.<p>About 80 per cent of trees that are planted die at Punggye-ri and underground wells have also run dry, according to 21 defectors who used to live …

How to fix the annoying Apple iOS 11.1 update autocorrect 'i' bug

Apple has responded to disgruntled iPhone users left frustrated by the iOS 11.1 autocorrect bug by sharing a temporary solution to the problem.<p>The company’s support team have been inundated with messages from annoyed customers complaining about the letter “i” autocorrecting to an “A” with a symbol …

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

3 traps that hold ambitious people back from success

Funny how our definition of success can change.<p>What was your definition when you were 20?<p>What about today?<p>When I was 18, my dream was being able to afford an appetizer at a restaurant.<p>When I was 25, I LOVED being able to take my friends out for drinks and buy an entire round without thinking …

It's Official: People in Fly-Over States Are Less Success-Oriented

People on the coasts and big cities are more willing to make the necessary changes to better their lives.<p>Every once in a while, you stumble across a data set that creates a real "Aha!" moment. I experienced that today, when the folks at CashNetUSA sent me a map ranking U.S. states by the level of …

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How to Get Stay-at-Home Jobs at American Express, Amazon, CVS, and Others

Amazon recently announced it has 5,000 new work-at-home jobs, but there are many other companies to consider, too.<p>Recently, Amazon turned an HR challenge into a PR coup, when it announced it was hiring 5,000 part-time customer service representatives who could work from the comfort of their own …

Work from Home

First Pot-Focused Fund Lets Americans Legally Invest In Hot Biz

It's been difficult for Americans to legally invest in the world's booming marijuana business but a new online fund will let you do it at the click of a mouse.<p>Canadians are bringing a new meaning to the term "investor high," with the world's first marijuana-focused exchange-traded fund opening on …