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10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

Investing

Is The United States Still The Best Country In The World? Think Again

Brooklyn College – Department of Business Management<p>State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College<p>June 24, 2015<p><b>Abstract:</b><p>This paper …

National Geographic Travel

25 Amazing Business Books From 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're planning a much-needed vacation or gearing up to visit the family during the upcoming holidays, now is the perfect time to find a book to help you kill the time during your travels. But why not get something more out of …

Entrepreneurship

10 Simple Steps to Build a $5 Million Business

<i>In this series of posts, Influencers and members share their advice for entrepreneurs. Read all the posts here and write your own (use the hashtag</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Fall brings with it colorful foliage, crisp weather, and the urge to cozy up by the fire (preferably with a special someone). After all, the season is ideal for spending some picturesque time with your significant other, and some cities are a bit more romance-inducing than others. Cobblestone …

Santa Fe

DublDom, Moscow, Russia

<b>Just over a year ago,</b> the Russian architectural firm BIO built its first “proof of concept” modular homes, a 431-square-foot mini-dacha called …

How To Differentiate Your Brand, Even When It’s Not That Unique

Standing out to consumers in an endlessly crowded market isn’t always about having a completely unique product.<p>The term USP, which stands for either unique selling proposition or unique selling point, is frequently thrown around in business seminars, books, and articles. It’s actually been in use …

Unique Selling Proposition

Can You Buy Happiness? 6 Splurges That Are Actually Worth It

<i>By Erinn Bucklan</i><p><b>What’s Worth The Splurge?</b><br>How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery …

Happiness

The Science Of Giving: Why Altruism Makes Us Happy

Happiness

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour -- a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat.<p>Losing an hour when we "spring forward" in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many …

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research Shows People Can Improve Their Mood With Small Changes in Behavior<p>Happy people walk differently than others, and scientists are finding that putting on a happy walk may give your mood a boost.<p>Research shows people’s mood affects how they walk. When people are happy, they tend to walk …

Happiness

10 Best Business Books of 2014 | Inc.com

Every year, I select 10 books that, IMHO, provided the most value to their readers. Some of these may already be on your radar, but others you might have missed. Enjoy!<p><b>Author:</b> Judy Robinett<p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>The 5 50 100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network Into Profits</i><p><b>Why I like it:</b> As somebody who is …

New Hampshire

Do You Measure Up to Our Fitness Standards?

Seven Tests of True Strength<p>Are you Men's Health Fit? Prove it—or improve<p>Remember the presidentials? No, not the election. We're talking about the president's Challenge Physical Fitness Test—the series of exercises that gym teachers have been using for decades to torture, er, assess their students. …

19 Startup Habits to Start Today

Every month, I write a recap of some of the lessons I learned from our most recent interviews. This month, I put together a list of 19 habits …

Stop Listening to These 5 Self-Limiting Beliefs Stunting Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every successful entrepreneur had to conquer many self-limiting beliefs before they could grow their business. These beliefs may be buried deep in your mind, or maybe you’ve verbalized them, but these self-limiting beliefs will keep your …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Lean Startup: Business On A (Smart) Shoestring

Launching a business is the dream of many of this year’s college graduates. But the road to success can be fraught with frustrating roadblocks. Some studies show that as many as three out of every four business startups flop.<p>The failure rate has many causes, but entrepreneurs often cite three …