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5 Really Good Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in 2016 | Inc.com

Have you been dreaming about starting your own business? This coming year is the time to stop dreaming and start doing.<p>That advice comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates. The site's editors asked best-selling author and career coach Josh Felber for his best finance tips for the coming …

Small Business

The best restaurants in America are...

<b>(CNN) —</b> What makes a restaurant the hottest destination in town?<p>Glowing Yelp reviews, Instagram-worthy presentation and high praise from critics and food bloggers go a long way. But among chefs and restaurateurs, nothing says you've made it like a James Beard Award.<p>Since 1990, the not-for-profit …

James Beard

14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015, and which ones have tons of job openings?<p>Those are the questions the job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs that are in high demand.<p>And naturally, that list was dominated by tech …

Employment

Airfare Trends on the Rise in 2015

<i>Håkan Dahlström / Flickr</i><p>If you resolved to travel more in 2015, good news: According to a new report from Expedia, it's a great year to be a traveler. The report, released in December 2014 and co-produced with data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation, offers mostly encouraging news for …

Tourism

Here's How Fast The Marijuana Industry Is Growing, In 5 Charts

The marijuana industry is booming, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in the near future.<p>Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a new report from researchers at The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in …

Obama's "Epiphany"

American politics has come to occupy a spectral plane of reality that bears little resemblance to the universe of fact and logic many of us are accustomed to. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday -- and the widespread reaction to it -- is the ultimate confirmation that the …

Bernie Sanders

9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer …

Investing

The Surprising Feature Millennials Insist on When Buying a Home

Century 21 CEO Richard Davidson explains what young, single home buyers value in a new house.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and smartest …

Real Estate

Here's The Winklevoss Twins' Big Presentation On Why Bitcoin Is The 'Internet Of Money'

They have just released the slides on the crypto-currency for the first time.<p>"On the day of our presentation the price of Bitcoin was $132.27. Yesterday at 4pm EDT the price was $432.26. I generally don't like to talk about price too much....Most days I don't check it at all, but in the context of …

Cryptocurrency

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Leadership

The Pulitzers also acknowledged the reporting that launched the #MeToo move...<p>The Pulitzers also acknowledged the reporting that launched the #MeToo …

Me Too movement

10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to name a few. But even one little grammatical slip can have the opposite effect.<p>It's a topic that …

Language

Inc. 35 Under 35 2014: Top Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice on Starting Up | Inc.com

<i>Editor’s Note: Vote for your top pick among</i> Inc.'s <i>35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2014. Inc.com announces the Readers' Choice winner Thursday, June 26.</i><p>We've asked our esteemed panel of judges for this year's 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs to sound off on their best (and least obvious) …

Entrepreneurship

Five Things I Learned When I Started Running

A newbie discovers the, um, joy? of running.<p>For some reason, I decided to start running – and then run my first 5K. Along the way I was surprised to learn…<p>1. <b>Running sucks.</b> Before you start running, you should actually <i>like</i> running. I HATE it. Runners make running look easy. I'd see people with beer …

Mad Men

Anti-poaching campaign needs $100,000 to turn old smartphones into mantraps

See the solar petal in the image above? That's the housing for a recycled Android smartphone that raises the alarm if it detects heavy movement in the nearby area. It's part of a network of old phones that Rainforest Connection uses to prevent illegal logging in western Sumatra. After successfully …

According To Game Theory, Germany And The US Should Collude To Get A Draw In Their Next World Cup Match

How World Cup Points Work<p>In the World Cup tournament, the first round consists of eight groups of four teams each. Each team plays all the other teams in its group.<p>If a team wins a game, they get three points and the losing team gets nothing. If the teams tie, they both get one point.<p>The two teams …

Rabbits

FDA may revise 20-year-old standards for food and drink nutrition labels

Agency says listings need to more accurately describe fats and calories, and should be easier for Americans to understand<p>Nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years, …

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet will hit a mind-boggling $4 trillion any day now

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is on its way to becoming one of the biggest numbers in economics.<p>Sure it’s not Japan’s ¥1 quadrillion government debt. Or the US economy’s $16 trillion-plus economy. (Or come to think of it, the US’s $16 trillion-plus debt.)<p>But still, the amount of financial …

Federal Reserve

The right’s new litmus test: “Do you hate Mandela enough?”

Newt Gingrich is in trouble with GOP nuts because he praised Nelson Mandela. He’s obviously a secret communist<p>And so we come into a new week with a new litmus test to end all litmus tests for True Conservative politicians: Do they have kind words for the recently deceased Nelson Mandela? Because if …

Why Ukraine Isn't 'The Ukraine,' And Why That Matters Now

Chances are if you find yourself talking about the ongoing protests in Kyiv, you'll slip up and refer to the country in which Kyiv is situated as "the Ukraine."<p>It's an understandable mistake, perhaps — until its independence in 1991, when Ukrainian leaders formally asked the world to drop the "the" …

Russia

There's A Brewing Democratic Civil War, And Elizabeth Warren Is Leading The Charge

Last Tuesday, the president and senior vice president of Third Way, a centrist think tank, published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal lambasting Warren's plan to expand Social Security as "Exhibit A" of "populist political and economic fantasy."<p>Warren's response? On Wednesday, she wrote a …

Middle-class

China’s e-commerce giant has spent $364 million on old-school logistical know-how

Alibaba is China’s biggest e-commerce firm, with grand global ambitions and a mega-IPO in the works. Haeir Group is a Chinese industrial giant that makes “white goods” like washing machines and refrigerators. What they have in common is the need to ship physical goods to the far-flung corners of …

China

Even These Successful People Are Terribly Misguided About This One Important Thing

With our jam-packed schedules and overcommitted lives, it can be tempting to skimp on sleep to fit everything in. But if you think spending less time between the sheets will increase your productivity, you might want to think again: On top of a host of health problems, sleep deprivation can affect …

How to Eat Healthy for Under $6 a Day

By Nate Morrow<p>Is good nutrition developing a bad reputation based on outrageous costs?<p>A number of recent studies have demonstrated the increasing cost of fresh, nutritious food. Conventional wisdom suggests that this cost can keep you from eating as healthfully as you might like -- this makes it …

Nutrition

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

BREAKING: Wal-Mart faces warehouse horror allegations and federal Labor Board complaint

Union-backed groups mount new strikes, announce a potential federal complaint, and promise a big Black Friday<p>The world’s largest private employer faces escalations on multiple fronts Monday, including strikes by its employees in Ohio and workers who haul its goods in California; media scrutiny on …

Texas Vs. Utah: A Tale Of Two Government Shutdowners

Two Tea Party-backed, defund-Obamacare-or-we'll-shut-down-the-government Senate leaders. Two very different outcomes.<p>Ted Cruz, who became the public face of the shutdown strategy with his 21-hour talkfest on the Senate floor, has gone back to Texas a conquering hero. He even got an eight-minute …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Health Care

19 government decisions as stupid as the shutdown

Foolish, self-destructive behavior isn’t the sole purview of the US. Several global correspondents weigh in<p>BOSTON, Mass. — With the partial government shut-down that began Tuesday, Washington seems bent on waging a bitter, partisan battle that threatens the world's largest economy — to say nothing …