Francina Caravandos

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The foul reign of the biological clock

I wasted years with x!” I have never heard a straight man say this. But when a woman does, after a breakup, everyone immediately understands what she means. We are raised to believe that female bodies are time bombs. Any relationship that does not “work out” – which is to say, does not get a woman …

Reproductive Medicine

Mapped: The new property hotspots in London

House hunters are waking up to the potential of Crossrail, which is set to open fully in 2019<p>Click here if you are viewing this map on iPad<p><b>The blue dots represent areas with the highest increase in demand since last year, while the orange dots are those areas with the strongest overall demand.</b><p>The …

Housing

The entrepreneur who made millions putting kids to work

<b>When Mexican entrepreneur Xavier Lopez Ancona was a child he dreamed of becoming president. It's a dream you could say he's fulfilled.</b><p>As the founder and president of children's role-playing theme park Kidzania he runs mini cities around the world, which all share their own unique language, money …

Zimbabwe urgently needs $1,5 billion to avert hunger

Zimbabwean government is seeking some $1,5 billion (1,4 billion euros) from donors to avert hunger which has affected more than a quarter of the …

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

The stock market is almost ready for a recession

Whether the economy is headed there or not, Deutsche Bank's chief US equity strategist David Bianco thinks the S&P 500 is basically ready.<p>"Although one could argue a recession is nearly fully priced at sub 1,850, modeling binary outcomes of 1,700 or 2,200 would suggest a recession is 65% priced," …

We Need To Stop Glorifying Startups

In <i>David And Goliath</i>, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell explains how small upstarts often have surprising advantages over larger, more powerful opponents. “Giants are not what we think they are,” he writes, “and that often makes us fail to appreciate less conventional strategies that may be …

Innovation

How to Make Your Company Attractive to Investors

One of the questions I get asked regularly by founders is what they have to do to raise a Series A round of investment in the $3-$10 million range. I …

The evidence is clear: Amazon is already after its next $400 billion opportunity

The first one got answered promptly, though Olsavsky had to stop mid-sentence because the operator accidentally jumped in early. Still, Olsavsky made it a point to get back and finish his answer.<p>The second question never got answered.<p>"If he wanted to talk about it, he would have remembered to …

7 extremely wealthy people who choose to live frugally

A handful of frugal billionaires appear on our list of the richest people on earth, and each one has his own penny-pinching habits.<p>From eating lunch in the office cafeteria with their employees to residing in homes worth a fraction of their wealth, these seven self-made billionaires — many of whom …

How an Apple employee once stood up to Steve Jobs — and got promoted for it

Dubinsky fought back against the plan - giving an ultimatum that she would quit - and instead of getting fired, she got promoted.<p>That's according to an anecdote about former Apple employee and Palm CEO Dubinsky in the new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, published this …

Why one CEO won't hire you if you don't have a hobby

While watching herself in a video presentation at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, she says she "didn't even recognize myself."<p>"I looked like Tiny Tim and thought, 'What has happened to me?' I looked so terrible."<p>That was a wake-up call for Crater, who says it inspired her …

What an expert on con artists thinks of Donald Trump

Maria Konnikova is the author of "The Confidence Game," a book about con artists and why we fall for their deception. We asked her what she thought about Donald Trump and politicians in general.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella&Richard Feloni</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

The one question you should always ask at the end of a job interview

The best way to do this as the interviewee is to ask questions. The <i>right</i> questions.<p>Career experts Katharine S. Brooks and Lynn Taylor say that what you ask may vary depending on the industry, company, or job you're applying for, but they agree on one question all job candidates should <i>always</i> ask, no …