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Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

<b>Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And when you burn it or use it to produce electricity, the only waste product is water.</b><p>In the era of global warming, it would seem to be the perfect fuel.<p>So why aren't we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

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The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed?

Kelley Holland of NBC News reports, Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans:<p><b>You need to know this number:</b> …

7 Great Stocks for the Next 15 Years

When you purchase a stock, you should think of yourself as a partner in the business forever—or until you need the cash. But forever, or even 30 …

3 Chinese Stocks That Are Better Bargains than Alibaba

Looking for a foothold in the Chinese market with dividends to boot? Consider this threesome.<p>All eyes are on Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) as the …

5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs to Stay Organized

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?<p>For entrepreneurs, having a smartphone loaded with the right kind of apps not only provides a way to hold you …

7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not many founders realize that traction can be manufactured and managed and planned and delivered. You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.<p>What if I asked how you plan on growing …

What Makes Israel a Hotbed for Startups?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Israel's startup scene is booming. In fact, it’s only second to Silicon Valley when it comes to producing startup companies. In 2013 alone, Israel produced 1,000 new startups, according to a survey by TerraLab Ventures. For every startup …

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my experience, consummate entrepreneurs tend to come up with more startup ideas than they can ever implement, and some of the ideas may not even make business sense. But how does any entrepreneur know which ideas to implement, and …

You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a recent convert to the lean startup movement. But after four years of operating a small startup incubator at a private liberal arts college I've learned a lot about creating business models that work and who might become a successful …

5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Indispensable leaders make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.<p>They understand that each day of leading is a challenge and embrace the hurdles they encounter rather than circumvent those …

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. While some people sit and fantasize about the glamor of being their own boss and creating their own business, those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its …

Mobile + Sharing Economy + Internet of Things = the Coming Economic Boom

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rise of the sharing economy over the past few years has shifted mindsets and traditional business models. Consumers are much more open to renting items and services from individuals instead of established businesses and organizations. …

How to Think, Train and Thrive Like a Champion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Sports has always been a big part of my life and I’ve always wanted to be a champion.<p>After football was over, I wanted to know if I could continue to apply the “champion’s mind” into other areas of my life. As I started to do the same rituals and mindset …

From Teen to Adult: 6 Tips on Dealing With Startup Growing Pains

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been fantasizing about the day your startup would be able to stand on its own two feet, and it’s finally here. You’ve developed a product, found a market fit and begun to turn a profit.<p>Just as with raising a child, your business …

The Main Reason Startups Don't Last

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a child I used to go to the local video store to rent movies to watch on the weekend. The store, part of the Potomac Video chain, was one of the last video stores in Washington, D.C. But after 33 years, the business suddenly shut its …

How to Invest for Equity in a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When making an equity investment in a startup, there are many issues to consider.<p>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to release its final JOBS Act equity crowdfunding rules, and entrepreneurs will be allowed to sell …

Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To prepare for my company's off-site meeting in Greece, I decided to reread one of my favorite books, <i>The Virtues of War</i>. It’s a historical novel told from Alexander the Great’s point of view.<p>Readers first meet Alexander when he was ruling …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

Why Students Absolutely Should Create Startups

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>I’ve realized I am very much in a bubble. Everyone I know is building a company. Amongst my circle of friends, that is the norm. This, however, is mostly out of choice: I believe, in agreement with Seth Godin, that to be an outlier is an inefficient way to …

Avoid These 5 Common Small-Business Financing Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When taking on financing as a small business, the correct course of action always hinges on answering this question: what am I trying to accomplish?<p>The thing is, financing decisions don’t exist in a vacuum. Small businesses often miss the …

Dow off more than 100 again after airstrikes

Stocks fell Tuesday after European markets plunged on weaker-than-expected eurozone economic data and as U.S.-led airstrikes began against ISIL in Syria.<p>Nearly half of the Dow's 117-point drop came in the last 20 minutes of trading, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq echoing that end-of-day plunge pattern.<p>…

Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and …

Analyst: Sony Could Come To Completely Dominate Console Space

The second holiday season traditionally sets the stage for the rest of a console’s lifespan. The launch hype has worn off, the faithful already have their consoles, and both first and third-party developers have had a chance to beef up the typically thin launch catalog. When year two rolls around, …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Vloggers, home movie-makers and video enthusiasts can all have a lot of fun and get professional results with these apps<p>Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching</i> …

Vizio's affordable 4K TVs finally arrive

It feels like forever since Vizio introduced the world to its P-Series of Ultra HD televisions, but today is finally the day that the company is bringing them to market. For starters, what caught most everyone's attention back at CES was Vizio's asking price for these 4K TV sets, starting at $1,000 …