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Bill Gates says he's 'obsessed' with this new website — here's why

Bill Gates is well known for sharing his favorite books, but now the billionaire philanthropist has revealed his latest obsession is a website, one …

A retail startup that allows people to try on clothes digitally just got a £10 million boost

The round was led by TAL, a leading Hong Kong-based clothing manufacturer which also led the 2014 funding round. The company had already raised £12.5 million ($16.1 million) since setting up in 2008.<p>Metail presents customers with a simulated version of themselves that takes into account their size …

Renewable energy could thrive in spite of Trump

Many of Trump's views on oil, gas, coal and clean energy - or, at any rate, those views enunciated during his presidential campaign - are very different from what's in place now. And if his plans are implemented, they'll change a lot of things.<p><b>The biggest winners will be oil and gas</b><p>"America First" …

Egyptians are losing patience with President al-Sisi over the tanking economy

The cartoon captures the mood of desperation and anger among Egyptians clobbered by tax rises, soaring food price inflation and cuts in state subsidies. Some fear a repeat of the mass street protests that drove Sisi's two immediate predecessors from power.<p>Core inflation is at seven-year-highs, near …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Research

Fewer homes for rent, as landlords move flats onto Airbnb

<b>Landlords are taking their flats off the open market, and advertising them instead on holiday websites like Airbnb, warns an industry report.</b><p>The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) claims the trend will mean fewer homes for rent, exacerbating the housing shortage.<p>It claims that rents could rise …

GOLDMAN: These 10 themes will dominate world markets in 2016

In a client note on Thursday, they outlined what they believe will be the top-10 themes across global markets in the new year, which inform their various forecasts for stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and everything else in between.<p>"Growth has consistently disappointed over the past several …

Goldman Sachs

One thing all junior bankers who want to work at hedge funds should know

That is the simple message that one former Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst tells every junior banker he mentors.<p>"They may seem like it — they may try to convince you that they're your friends — but they're not," he said.<p>"They are there to place quality candidates, keep the relationship, and …

Why Nature is Good for Our Brains

Gardening, hiking, bird watching, or just walking outdoors not only makes us feel better, it may keep our brains healthier.<p>We know the benefits of …

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

30% of the world's copper is used to get 'free money' from Chinese banks

You can call it "phantom inventory" or the "carry trade" but it relates to the same thing - no-one knows how much copper China is really using.<p>It's because copper, like other metals, is used as collateral for easy financing deals in China.<p>Businesses get funding from banks at a low interest to …

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

And you might think you approach all those decisions rationally.<p>Yet research suggests there are a huge number of cognitive stumbling blocks that can affect our behavior, preventing us from acting in our own best interests.<p>Here, we've rounded up some of the most commonly cited biases that screw up …

Stereotypes

Watch Stephen Colbert Shut Down Same-Sex Marriage Haters

Justice Scalia may actually be on fire after Colbert’s roast.<p><b>Stephen Colbert</b> is taking over the <i>Late Show</i> in September, but he his response to the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States should fill the void in the heart of any fan of <i>The Colbert Report.</i><p>“Time moves so …

China stocks plunge over 7 percent, divided over outlook

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks plunged over 7 percent on Friday, with one key index recording its biggest fall since 2008, hit by tight liquidity conditions ahead of the quarter-end and uncertainty over the central bank’s easing policy.<p>The market is now down over 20 percent from seven-year …

Japan is building huge solar power plants that float on water

Unlike coal-fired plants, solar power stations don’t produce smog but they do take up land. Or, at least they did.<p>In Japan’s Hyogo prefecture, a solar station was recently launched that floats on a reservoir and will produce about 2,680 megawatt hours per year—enough for 820 typical households. …

Here's one glaring problem with China's epic stock rally.

It’s a common these days to hear that Chinese stock markets are “divorced from reality.” As 2015 has worn on, the economy seems to have slipped into ever more dire straits. China’s stocks, meanwhile, have consciously uncoupled so aggressively from that “reality” that the Shanghai Composite index is …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Success

China is reportedly creating an oil company that's twice the size of ExxonMobil

China, the fourth largest oil producer in the world (behind the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia) is undoubtedly one of the biggest stakeholders in the global oil and gas markets. Low oil prices and slowing domestic economic growth have compelled the second biggest global consumer of oil to accelerate …

31 Quotes To Inspire You To Live For Meaning Instead Of Money

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

JAMIE DIMON: 'There will be another crisis'

<b>Some things never change — there will be another crisis, and its impact will be felt by the financial markets.</b><p>Dimon adds that the trigger of the next financial crisis will not be the same as the most recent one, but no matter — another crisis will come.<p>And how it unravels will not be as unfamiliar …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p><i>This article is part of a series on how to write a great business plan.</i><p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little …

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

"The Risks Are Very High" Swiss Billionaire Warns "Global Financial Markets Have Never Been This Distorted Before"

<b>Risks and Opportunities</b><p><i>Investors started off 2015 with a slow global economy, low oil prices, a strong Dollar, and a deflationary Europe with great</i> …

12 Business Incubators Changing The World

Business incubators--more than 300 in the U.S., many attached to universities--are increasingly drawing intellectual capital from around the world. With the help of CB Insights, a Manhattan firm that tracks private-company funding trends (including venture capital, private equity and …