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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

5 Reasons Why Self-Motivated Learners Win at Life

<i>Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.</i> <br>– Mahatma Ghandi<p><b>5 Reasons Why Self-Motivated Learners Win at Life</b><p>In Japan, …

Motivation

The Success Principles™ - 10th Anniversary Edition

Order your copy today and get Jack’s FREE KICK-START PACK:<p><b>How to Make 2016 Truly Significant:</b> <b>In this special online video training</b>, I’ll show you a …

10 Biggest Food and Weight Loss Stories of 2014

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I compiled my last round-up, but it’s that time again! As a research junkie, I think this year’s crop of …

Holistic Medicine

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

Marc Andreessen teaches startups what disruption is really about (in 17 tweets)

You’ve probably heard about “disruptive innovation,” a concept from Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. But prominent Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants to be sure that you actually understand disruption — because the term does get thrown around a lot.<p>In his latest onslaught of …

Deschooling Society? A Conversation With Danielle Fong

At Vienna’s Pioneers Festival, I had the chance to meet Danielle Fong, a young entrepreneur who just turned 27 and, if her past is any indication, is going do extraordinary things in the coming years. In fact, she probably has already done some.<p>Her company, LightSail Energy, seems to have come out …

How Technology Is Transforming Microfinance

<i>Vikas Lalwani is a member of the marketing team at FusionCharts, a startup providing JavaScript charts to 23,000+ customers. He also volunteers as community manager at Zidisha,</i><p>Microfinance, in simplest words, can be defined as providing small loans to people in need. It is already a $70 billion …

Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis

There was a quite a jolt on Friday from the news that Slack, a company whose eponymous enterprise communications platform was first publicly launched this year, raised $120 million in new venture funding from KPCB and Google Ventures.<p>Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

Advertisement<p>49 Comments<p>After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. …

Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion

Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, and operates in a similar market space.<p>As a company, Seedrs is most interesting for its ability, with …

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on, and to do so, it’s raised $10 million in …

7 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Depression

Depression has a way of being an all-consuming, monster of a battle. It takes a toll physically and emotionally. It's often stigmatized. But perhaps one of the biggest struggles for those who suffer is the feeling that no one else in the world can truly understand what they're going …

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator’s Dilemma

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Yared is the Founder & CTO of Sapho and was formerly the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive.</i><p>Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume …

11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

Apps

4th of July Tone-Up Plan: Day 2

It's that time of year for barbecues, beach days and bikinis! With the holiday weekend just around the corner, we look for last-minute ways to shape up. This full-proof plan will whittle the waist, strengthen the muscles and boost your metabolism. Each day you will get a new workout with a …

Workouts

The Truth about Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, and Garcinia Cambogia

How did he pull off this miracle? Amphetamines.<p>Sure, he trained the actors, cleaned up their diets, and in some cases kept them off booze. But powerful stimulants, which simultaneously increase your metabolic rate and decrease your appetite, were the only surefire way to take weight off fast.<p>Today …

No, They're Not the Same: The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators Explained

The words “incubator” and “accelerator” have somehow become interchangeable. They’re not. They’re two different things.<p>Business incubators have been …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his professors that the bestselling book of 1926 was "The Private Life of Helen …

25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You The Most Valuable Life Lessons

Movies’ one of the most influential sources of inspiration for me. When my life goes rough, motivational movies remind me to be stronger.<p>Here I’ve …

37 Ways to Turn Your Lower Body into a Machine

Build unparalleled strength with these unilateral leg exercises<p>Pistol squats are extremely tough. In fact, most guys are wobbly disasters when attempting one. But the exercise is the ultimate test of single-leg strength. That's why it's so impressive that BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's …

Workouts

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