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This Woman Turned a Backache Into a Million-Dollar Home Business

More than 30,000 one-person companies brought in more than $1 million last year. Here's how one of them got started.<p>Working around the clock at a …

The most mind-blowing things I learned in my first year at Harvard Business School

<i>"What's one thing you've learned at Harvard Business School that blew your mind?"</i><p>I've gotten countless variations of this question over the past year.<p>I can't tell you everything I've learned at HBS, and no book would have prepared me for the experience.<p>Instead, I'm going to give you a taste.<p>Some of …

Harvard Business School

Running A Side Business? Here's How To Make Sure It's Legit

Not everyone is ready to jump headfirst into the entrepreneurial waters. And that’s okay. The best entrepreneurs understand the importance of managing risk. Sometimes it’s better to keep the stability and paycheck of a “day job” while fulfilling your dreams with a side business.<p>From selling on Etsy …

Small Business

Detroit Watch Company 1701 Classic: Starting A Collection

I’ve just spent a month wearing a 1701 Classic Watch from Detroit Watch Company. The experience has possibly changed my idea about what a watch can be, and what a watch should do in my wardrobe.<p>I’ve always worn a watch. I’m never comfortable without a reliable timepiece on my wrist, even though my …

Watches

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

The Clean Eating 28-Day Plan: A Healthy Cookbook and 4-Week Plan for Eating Clean

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>Eating healthy shouldn’t have to be complicated. When you start a clean eating lifestyle, you’ll discover how easy it can be to adopt permanent healthy changes without sacrificing the joy of eating real food. <i>The Clean Eating 28-Day Plan</i> will introduce you to the six core …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

The 7 Best Ways to Take Care of Your Hair

<i>Image Source: Wikipedia</i><p>What good is that expensive haircut going to do if you’re not taking care of your hair everyday? Even if you wash and clean …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

15 Incredible Dive Watches Under $1,000

<i>Last Updated January, 2018:This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Reality check: your watch …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …