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Is Cannibalism Unhealthy or Just Awful?

If, say, a human ate another human in an apocalyptic scenario, would it be unhealthy? Or gross? Or just generally awful?<p>It would, in fact, be all …

Guardians of the Galaxy's Zoe Saldana: on ageism and sexism in Hollywood

She refuses to play the girlfriend to much older actors, rescues dogs off the street and is an unapologetic sci fi geek. Meet the feisty, fearsome Zoe Saldana<p>Zoe Saldana does not mince her words. “When men – producers – say, ‘You’re old,’ to me that is the most laughable f— ridiculous thing a moron …

Watch the Rolling Stones Light Up Europe in '14 on Fire' Tour Video

The Rolling Stones just wrapped up their epic "14 on Fire" European tour, which found them traversing 15,000 miles and playing for a combined 782,000 …

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10 Best Found-Footage Movies Ever (and the 5 Worst)

Fifteen years ago this week, on July 16, 1999, moviegoers were stunned by a little Sundance-approved movie called "The Blair Witch Project," which purported to be the newly-discovered footage of three documentarians who disappeared in the Maryland woods while investigating an old ghost story. Those …

Texas GOP’s secret anti-Hispanic plot: Smoking gun emails revealed

Rick Perry and GOP state leaders go on trial today — and the verdict could mean big things for Voting Rights Act<p>On Nov. 17, 2010, Eric Opiela sent an email to Gerard Interiano. A Texas Republican Party associate general counsel, Opiela served at that time as a campaign adviser to the state’s …

The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is not unlike bipolar disorder. Yep, I said it. I’m fully aware that to anyone that is personally dealing, or has a friend or family member dealing with bipolar disorder, this seems like an outlandish statement.<p>Before you …

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My unlikely journey of launching an ad-tech startup is almost a Dickensian <b></b>tale, with false starts, misfires and more disasters than most ventures can be expected to survive. It's been some 27 months now from initial inspiration to the …

When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You worked hard on your business plan before submitting it to investors. You crossed all the Ts and dotted all the I’s, or so you thought. Yet several investors have already said no.<p>What’s wrong? Maybe nothing but this filtering and …

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet. In fact, I often have to tell aspiring entrepreneurs that their inventions have zero value, at least not until …

YouTube Really Is the New Silver Screen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>YouTube stars – those crazy kids with millions of subscribers – are increasingly transitioning from online celebrity to real world fame, from appearing in subway ads, to getting movie deals to designing their own clothing lines.<p>Their …

Prod a Product Into Double-Duty (Profit and Social Good) With 3 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even those who never leave home without a tablet pick up a newspaper from time to time.<p>When done reading, they toss the paper or perhaps even recycle it and never give it a second thought. Imagine, though, if that same paper had the …

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Will chicken's reign as the new buzzy and cheap menu item at fast-food chains be cut short by infertile roosters?<p>Chicken prices are up after the world's largest chicken breeder discovered the fertility of a key breed of roosters is down, …

Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain situations that require entrepreneurs to uproot their business and move it across the globe. Everything from expansion to better product-market fit and disrupting a new area can cause this sort of transition. And while …

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day before the holiday weekend, July 3 started out like any other day. I arrived at 1776dc, a tech startup hub in Washington, D.C., expecting to meet members of my advisory board to present a new service we had delivered to our first …

4 Ways to Rewire the Corporate Brain to Compete in the 21st Century

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The era of the robber baron is long gone and the days of the rapacious capitalist are dwindling. The corporate world that once rewarded aggression and strong-armed business dealings is now refocusing on collaboration, transparency and …

When Does it Make Sense to Use a Broker to Find Office Space?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the explosive growth of small businesses in the U.S., more entrepreneurs are finding themselves negotiating and closing leases without the help of a broker. While at times it makes sense to do this, using a broker in the right …

5 Strategies for Driving Sales With Thought Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve spent any time marketing in a new (or young) market, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term thought leadership. In fact, some of the largest companies in the world spend a good proportion of their marketing programs <i>defending</i> their …

2 Principles That Will Change the Life of Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my entrepreneurial endeavors in network marketing. Within that circle of entrepreneurial professionals I learned and grasped two powerful principles that really changed my business mindset forever. Those already practicing these …

Rap Genius Raises $40 Million and Changes Name to 'Genius.' But That's Not the Whole Story.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>On May 23 of this year, things were finally coming together for Rap Genius. Launched in 2009 by three Yale alums -- Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory -- and refined during a stint with the well-known startup incubator Y Combinator, the …

How Peer Advisory Groups Inspire Leaders to Be Accountable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You must have someone to whom you are accountable to succeed as an entrepreneur and business owner. That could be a mentor, coach or peer advisory group to whom you report on a regular basis.<p>Peer advisory groups, such as those operated by …

Want to Be a Good Manager? Pick Up a Book.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For those that have experienced poor communication at a company, you know it isn't pretty – especially for smaller companies.<p>When a manager in a startup isn’t effectively communicating, trust breaks down. When you don’t have trust, people …

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may be tempted to think that when you reach a certain level, whether that’s in wealth, enlightenment or power, that your problems go away. If only you could get through this round of venture capital. If only you were wealthy enough to …

Size of Colorado's Marijuana Market? Try 130 Metric Tons.

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Six months into Colorado's great experiment in legal marijuana, the state is starting to get a handle on just how big the market is.<p>It's pretty big.<p>"This study finds total marijuana demand to be much larger than previously thought," according to a report …