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6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

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14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you

A little present from Big Brother<p>If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on …

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

Why Startup Founders Are Getting Rich Earlier Than Ever | Inc.com

Jeremy Liew is an investor in startups like Snapchat and Whisper, a Secret competitor. Snapchat's founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy were allowed to take millions off the table during a round of financing despite the fact that the app hasn't generated meaningful revenue.<p>Spiegel actually blew a …

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Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

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What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Data Scientists are Changing the Face of Business Intelligence

Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime.<p>This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through analysis of our consumption, interactions and …

5 Steps for Developing Winning Moves (for Athletes and Entrepreneurs)

In my Tedx Talk, Embracing Your Awkward Moves, I shared how I went from a Division III athlete to an Olympic Silver medalist in fencing by developing unconventional moves.<p>At the time, I didn't realize I was engaging in the same process that designers at IDEO and other world-renowned technology …

Geolocation Is Changing The Retail Business Model Yet Again

<i>And maybe that’s why Amazon is moving into bricks-and-mortar.</i><p>In category after category, Amazon has steadily eroded the market share of traditional bricks-and-mortar retail chains, which seem to be in a state of irreversible decline.<p>Much of the online giant’s competitive advantage is based on its …

As Samsung falters, mysterious scion in the wings

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Samsung's smartphone business suffers a dizzying decline, another issue is vexing investors.<p>Command of one of the …

Eurozone retail sales suffer sharp drop in September

Germany, usually the eurozone's economic engine, suffered the biggest drop, losing a whopping 3.2 percent in one month, the EU's official Eurostat agency said.<p>It was followed by a 2.5 percent fall in closely watched Portugal, which completed a massive debt bailout programme earlier this year after …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

Mondelez lifts profit forecast citing cost cutting

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International raised its outlook for the year on Wednesday, citing the cost-cutting it's doing to …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

25 Items That Are Cheaper At Whole Foods

The grocery has a reputation for being more expensive than traditional supermarkets, which could be contributing to its current sales decline.<p>But it turns out the specialty grocer has a few hidden deals.<p>Earlier this year, the product review site Cheapism.com compiled a list of 25 items that are …

Amazon extending Prime benefits to other sites

Could an Amazon Prime membership become a first-class ticket to shopping across the Web? That seems to be what Amazon hopes.<p>Amazon has announced it will extend some of the perks it gives Prime members, like free two-day shipping, on other websites.<p>Tom Taylor, a vice president at Amazon, made the …

4 things Tesla has to show today for its stock not to tumble

There are so many fascinating things embedded in Tesla’s stock price, its sales and its future. It’s almost too big to contain in one article.<p>But …

Americans rob their employers of $16.6 billion a year, far more than other countries

American workers steal from their employers — a lot.<p>Employees in the U.S. steal from their employers at significantly higher rates than workers in …

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Leaked files show "industrial-scale tax avoidance" by big companies

A new cache of leaked files from the tiny European statelet of Luxembourg has exposed the lengths that some of the world’s largest companies have …

MillerCoors sales boosted by higher prices, Summer Shandy

Brewer MillerCoors reported a modest 3.5% increase in third-quarter net income as higher prices and cost cutting offset a drop in beer volume. Here’s …

Whole Foods Is Losing Its 'Whole Paycheck' Reputation

Whole Foods is winning over customers based on the pitch that high food standards don't necessarily have to come with high price tags.<p>In Whole Foods’ …

How LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman taught Stanford students to build billion-dollar businesses through personal networks (in 4 quotes)

The founder of LinkedIn visited Stanford University’s super-popular tech startup class and dispensed some advice on how to lead a business to Internet fame. The course is curated by noted investor Sam Altman, who has opened up his Rolodex of tech celebrities and asked them to teach the next …

Texas Man Arrested For $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

A Texas man has been arrested on wire fraud and securities fraud charges for his operation of what authorities allege was a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme that raised millions of dollars through a purported online digital hedge fund. Trendon Shavers, known in Bitcoin forums as “Pirateat40,” was …

Uber's latest pickup: Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley employees can add a new job perk to their list: The global financial services firm is one of the first major companies to reimburse staff who use Uber.<p>"Employees expressed their strong affinity for the convenience Uber offers them in their personal lives and wanted that flexibility …

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