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18 Ebooks to Help You Start Your New Year Off Right

If you have plans and hopes to get some areas of your life in order this coming year, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite 18 ebooks to help you …

Is Amazon Considering Ditching the $299-a-Year Fee for Its Fresh Grocery Delivery Service?

Amazon keeps pushing back the end date of free trial periods for new customers, raising the possibility that the company may be reconsidering the price point altogether.<p>When Amazon launched its Fresh grocery delivery program in Los Angeles two years ago, it said that customers would have to pay …

Dan Ariely’s Timeful App Helps You Better Apply Your Time

"It's a non-zero sum game," says Ariely. "We think you can use time better."<p>If you believe the scientific literature, says the Duke behavioral economics professor and popular author Dan Ariely, we humans have about two hours of peak cognitive capacity, generally first thing in the morning after …

30 Career Moves You Should Make By The Time You Are 30

Making these moves in your twenties will pay off in your thirties and beyond.<p>For many people, their twenties can be a rich time for personal self-discovery–a period when you’re more willing to take risks and maybe even make mistakes along the way.<p>But they can also be some of the most formative …

Education-as-a-Service: 5 ways higher ed must adapt to a changing market

Most colleges and universities today provide the educational equivalent of enterprise software.<p>You remember buying enterprise software. It was a big-ticket item that you had to customize and implement. And then every couple of years you’d need to upgrade to the new version. But …

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.<p>The Classroom app is part of Google’s Apps for Education …

Make Your Own Luck and Get Acquired

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The first thing to know about getting acquired? There’s no one route. In fact, at their SXSW panel in Austin, Texas, “The 5 Secrets to Getting Acquired," HelloWorld chief executive officer Matt Wise and Gabe Karp of Detroit Venture …

How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

If you were trying to purchase health insurance in the individual and family market just four years ago, there was a 22 percent chance you would be denied.<p>But today the percentage of Americans who can be refused coverage is zero. And the millions of Americans who already had coverage are now better …

The Obamacare report card

Time’s up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades?<p>After six months, the first enrollment season is coming to an end. So it’s time to take stock, with POLITICO’s report card that covers the highs and lows of the rollout.<p>If you’re a supporter of the law, you might be cringing right now — you know the areas …

GOP health plan may be road to nowhere

Here’s the dirty secret about the House Republicans’ efforts to replace Obamacare: They haven’t even decided if they will hold a vote.<p>Not to mention, the House GOP would still have to repeal Obamacare in order to implement whatever alternative health care plan they release, which isn’t going to …

Can Mobile Technology Cut Health Costs?

Mo­bile tech­no­logy could vastly im­prove ac­cess to health care ser­vices and lower costs, but poli­cy­makers aren’t tak­ing the right steps to …

Health Care

3 Things Incredibly Productive People Do

It's tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. Here's how.<p>We live in an era of swooshes, calendar reminder beeps, vibrating incoming emails, and rings every waking moment of the working day. It’s tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. We have ADD (attention …

Ed Tech Is Poised to Go Mainstream

Six hours a day. That’s how much time the average teenager spends online, according to a June 2013 study by McAfee. These are “digital natives,” a generation that has grown up online and connected.<p>Just think about it: students born in 2007, the year the iPhone was launched, are already in first …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

Bill Gates

For the First Time, Promising News on the Obesity Front

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds in the U.S. has dropped by 43 percent over the last decade, a new report has found, the first indication that efforts to fight obesity are having a real impact.<p>The results overall were far from …

Washington's Latest Overture to Silicon Valley

Lobbying on Capitol Hill is so last year. Now, the White House is sending a cabinet member to visit Bay Area tech companies.<p>Penny Pritzker might be best known as a Chicago billionaire who's founded five companies, which have created thousands of jobs. But for the past eight months, she's been …

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done

If physical energy is a car, emotional energy is the gas. Are you smart about how you’re staying fueled for endurance entrepreneurism?<p>Katia Verresen’s new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an …

The (Not So Difficult) Trick To Get Your Emails Read

To stand out in a flooded inbox, you need to begin with the end.<p>We spend hours sorting through the 150 billion or so emails that ricochet around the Internet every day. So which ones get the click?<p>Popular email clients like Gmail show the first 50 or so characters of the body copy in the inbox …

Why You Should Care More About Google Fiber

What's the big deal about faster Internet? Take it from Kansas City startups: Fiber is the future.<p>Brandon Schatz has some choice words for major Internet providers like Time Warner, Mediacom, and Comcast. "Those company are just really screwing us," he says. By "us," he means entrepreneurs.<p>Schatz …

Incorporate These 5 Habits to Take Advantage of the 'Highly Improbable'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people think they can, and should, plan their life. But let’s face it, luck has a lot to do with most of the people we meet, most of the goals we achieve and most of the life that we live.<p>Nassim Nicholas Taleb goes even further by …

Black Swans

Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation educates the future leaders of social and environmental change.<p>Our mission is to bring social and environmental …

7 Brilliant Ideas To Make Health Data More Useful

The winners, picked from more than 700 entries, span topic areas, but there are some trends. Many of the applications, for example, track community …

Digital Health