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Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

Inside the Mind of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s Big, Friendly Giant

The legendary director on <i>The BFG</i>, eye contact between actors, the trauma of his childhood, and the reason he gave Drew Barrymore a kitten.<p>by Jon …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

How to Locate Gas/Water Shut Offs, Electrical Panels, & More | The Art of Manliness

As a homeowner, there are certain maintenance tasks, safety features, and basic pieces of knowledge about your property which you should know like …

A Facebook cofounder's productivity startup recommends 5 ways to dramatically improve your meetings

Since Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and former engineer Justin Rosenstein left the company in 2008 to start their own firm, Asana, they've been …

Time Management

Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

Photographer Victoria Will captured portraits of celebrities at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead of using her DSLR, however, Will decided …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks | Inc.com

As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amid the ringtones and vibrations of modern life.<p>If we apply a laughs per minute scoring system to Ken Robinson's talk, the most viewed on …

Comedy

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Google Glass team reportedly named Project Aura; new talent and devices incoming

The Glass team is still working hard on the consumer version of Google’s augmented reality headset. They stopped selling the $1,500 developer iteration earlier this year, with the plan of polishing the product and making it something we could all afford and use. But it now seems the team behind …

Wearable Tech

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

Men's Fashion

The Only 15 Things You Need to Build a Working Wardrobe

If you just got out of college or you're switching careers, start out with these essentials and you'll always be ready for the office.<p>1. Start with 5 Shirts...<p>The shirt should have a supporting role in one's outfit. It's a backdrop–utility is paramount. Keep the color simple and it will go with …

Men's Fashion

Loft 9b by Dimitar Karanikolov

Architect Dimitar Karanikolov and interior designer Veneta Nikolova turned this small Bulgarian attic into a creativly designed home over the course …

Bhola: Ground Zero of Climate Change

Project info<p>Bangladesh is a small but overpopulated South Asian country with a funnel shaped coastal area on the south. This exceptional geographical location makes the country most unprotected to the impact of climate change, specially Bhola district. Each year this coastal area hits by natural …

Geography

What Makes A Photo Interesting?

Over 200,000 photos are uploaded every minute on Facebook alone. That's over 9 billion new photos a month. With those kinds of numbers, a photo has …

Social Media

The FBI’s Top Hostage Negotiator Teaches You How to Lower Your Bills

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

Self-help

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Great Leaders Who Make the Mix Work

Photography: Courtesy of Studio Echelman<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, Target Swooping Down…Bullseye!, 2001, hand-knotted nylon lace net, 140′ x 140′ x 90′, Madrid, Spain<p>Business leaders send a powerful message when they demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion that goes beyond rhetoric. But …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …