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This Is Why Most Companies Go out of Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The man Intel paid $25 million to poach from Qualcomm explains why he jumped ship

It was a big move given Renduchintala's decades of experience, but also a shocker since Intel rarely hires top execs from the outside.<p>And in just about six months, Renduchintala has clearly established himself as the No. 2 person at Intel. His influence at the company was strengthened when CEO …

Report: America's chicken industry workers wear diapers because they aren't allowed breaks

Not only do consumers in the US want chicken, they want it cheap, and in an increasing variety of styles and shapes. Growing demand is squeezing the industry, and as a result, the four industrial poultry giants — Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, Sanderson Farms, and Pilgrim's Pride — have made quantity …

Why No Tipping Appears To Be No Dice With Some Customers

Americans have always been grumpy about the idea of tipping in restaurants. But there are the first signs that they actually prefer it to a no-tipping policy.<p>Two proponents of no-tipping, one big, one small, have decided to back away from the idea, according to <i>The Atlantic.</i><p>In New York, Fedora, in …

This Is UPS' Latest Move to Fight Package Thieves

UPS first asked “What can Brown do for you?” in 2002. Fourteen years (and one retired slogan) later, we finally have an answer to what was probably …

Bernie Sanders wins seven out of eight contests leaving Hillary Clinton 'feeling the Bern'

By this late stage in the primary process, the race has usually started to wind down; the favourite candidate pulling ahead. But this time on Democratic side, the critical contests are just beginning.<p>Hillary Clinton has been eager to pivot her focus to the general election, aiming her attacks at …

Government

This Man’s Been Trapped In A Turkish Airport For A Year

In what can only be described as a far worse version of <i>The Terminal,</i> a Syrian man has been detained in a Turkish airport for over a year after he attempted to emigrate to Europe and escape from the danger in his home country. The Malaysian government accused him of flying with a falsified passport, …

Surgeons in China used a pig's cornea to give a 14-year-old boy his sight back

That is a problem in China, and elsewhere, where demand is high. But doctors there are solving the problem — by using pig's corneas.<p>A medical team at Zhongshan University in Guangdong, China successfully gave a 14-year-old boy sight back into his right eye by using a pig's cornea.<p>It's not the first …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

What Liberals Don't Get About Affordable Housing: Filtering

There is nothing that brings out the economic illiteracy of left-wing America–both in rhetoric and policy–like the urban housing issue. Their grievances generally focus on new market-rate housing in dense U.S. cities, and go something like this–in many fast-growing cities, the influx of rich …

Housing

A SEC filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about how stock trading works on Wall Street

A new filing from the Securities and Exchange Commission sheds light on a few uncomfortable aspects of the stock research and trading business.<p>The SEC on Wednesday charged a former Deutsche Bank research analyst with publishing a rating on a stock that was inconsistent with his own view.<p>Charles P. …

Quitting school and taking a family travel adventure: what Guardian readers say

We took a decision to sell up and move to Portugal in 1999 when our kids were three and five years old. We’d both been working hard and hadn’t spent as much time with our kids as we would have liked. Our first child had died at five months old. We chose to rent an apartment in Lisbon. Our kids were …

Family Travel

5 New Rubs to Change Up Your Roast Chicken Game

Some people spend the winter months making hearty stews and crock pot-braised meats. I spend them roasting chickens.<p>A simple roast chicken is one of …

Cooking

Why BlackBerry Messenger is App of Choice for Cartels and Governments

Your accountant uncle who still wears his phone in a holster on his hip loves BlackBerry Messenger. And so, apparently, does one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins.<p><b>Read More: Paris Attack Could Renew Debate Over Encrypted Messaging Apps</b><p>Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was recently recaptured …

BlackBerry

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

Browsing for porn in Incognito mode isn't as private as you think

When it comes to privately browsing the Web, everyone has their preferred methods, which for a lot of people means using Google Chrome’s incognito mode.<p>And while Google is keeping its promise of not tracking or including what you look at in your browser history, a bug in Nvidia video cards on Mac …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Professor brings complicated math to the masses

It’s not easy to make confusing mathematics topics understandable, let alone interesting, to non-mathematicians, but University of Pennsylvania …

Scientists Bust Myth That Our Bodies Have More Bacteria Than Human Cells

It's often said that the bacteria and other microbes in our body outnumber our own cells by about ten to one. That's a myth that should be forgotten, …

Science: People Who Burn Frankincense Less Likely To Suffer From Depression

Science says it's better to convince people you're naturally talented than a hard worker

Big deal.<p>Tell us how you were promoted to the C-suite within a day of arriving at the company because they could tell you were a born visionary — <i>then</i> we'll be impressed.<p>A new study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and cited on the Science of Us blog, reveals hard work is …

Scientists published a fake study about mothers kissing their kids' 'boo-boos'

The study, which was entitled, "Maternal kisses are not effective in alleviating minor childhood injuries (boo-boos): a randomized, controlled and blinded study," was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.<p>And it caused quite a buzz on Twitter:<p>Some people wryly pointed out that …

Dim Sum Recipes

Dim sum, a distinctly active and fun style of Chinese dining, is a Cantonese tradition. It began in small roadside teahouses, which served simple …

Solar energy jobs double in 5 years

Solar energy is having a moment.<p>The number of solar jobs in the U.S. has more than doubled in five years. In fact, there are more people working in solar now than at oil rigs and in gas fields.<p>The solar industry added 35,000 jobs in 2015, up 20% from the previous year, according to the Solar …

This new DARPA chip could give U.S. a leg up in electronic warfare

In eastern Ukraine, government forces have to face an array of conventional threats. Snipers, artillery and machine gun fire to name a few. On top of that, Ukrainian troops also have to contend with electronic warfare. The separatists, well-supplied and trained by Russia, have the ability to jam …

Military

18 Pairs of Shoes Celebrities Wear to Survive a Long Night of Partying

Platforms, ankle straps, and more hidden shoe secrets from the Golden Globes red carpet.<p>We've named the best gowns at the Golden Globes, discussed standout red carpet trends, and shared what the stars wore to every after party. Now, we think it's only fair to give a little love to the underdog of …

San Francisco office rent is more expensive than Manhattan's for the first time in over a decade

According to a New York Times report on Friday, San Francisco's average office rent price was $72.26 a square foot in the fourth quarter of last year, up 14% from the previous year, narrowly beating Manhattan's $71.85-a-square-foot price to top the country.<p>The report, which cited data from the CBRE …

San Francisco's Best Chain Gyms: A Complete Rundown of Cost and Amenities

It's January and you've made resolutions to get fit, lose weight and live healthier. The time is now to find a gym that's right for <i>you</i>. With the never-ending options San Francisco has to offer, it may seem overwhelming to select one. Have no fear as we're here to help—with this handy-dandy roundup …

Fitness

East Bay makes 'NY Times' list of top 2016 travel destinations — really?

<i>The New York Times</i> recently released a list of the top 52 travel destinations throughout the world for 2016.<p>Mexico City, Abu Dhabi and Barcelona are among the exotic locales included.<p>And then there's California's East Bay. Really?<p>When you look at the overall list, the choice makes sense. In many …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …