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How HotelTonight Went From Burning Millions to Planning an IPO

Last summer, Sam Shank set out to raise a new round of funding for his last-minute hotel booking startup, HotelTonight. He was confident. He'd never …

These Glow Jars Make Awesome DIY Night Lights

Grown-ups don't tend to need night lights for anything more than not stubbing their toes on a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night. For …

The Average American Household Carries This Much in Credit Card Debt -- How Do You Compare?

Image source: Flickr user Bryan Rosengrant.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the United States is a nation that runs on plastic. Credit cards are convenient, and many these days offer rewards to cardholders as a perk to keep them loyal, making plastic the preferred choice for quite a few …

7 Questions Only the Smartest Job Candidates Ask | Inc.com

You've interviewed potential employees. I have too: Over the years I interviewed well over a thousand candidates for job openings. (Don't ask.)<p>And I'm willing to bet the part of thejob interview when you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" almost always seemed like a waste of …

Employment

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

If We Want Better Love Lives, We Have to Start Making Better Choices

After getting out a serious relationship two years ago (which I thought was going to be "it"), I needed some time to heal and take stock of what I had learned. But for the past year or so, I have really started wanting to be in a relationship again. I'll even take it further and say after lots of …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

The 38 coolest startups in Silicon Valley

But which are the coolest?<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the coolest startups in Silicon Valley.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies that have raised venture-capital funding.

Elon Musk doesn’t want to get into genetic engineering because he doesn’t know how to avoid 'the Hitler problem'

As the story goes, when billionaire innovator Elon Musk was deciding what he wanted to do with his life, he asked himself the question: "What will most affect the future of humanity?"<p>He came up with five answers: space exploration (and colonization), sustainable energy, the internet, artificial …

Blue Apron, a startup that's a godsend for lazy cooks, is now valued at $2 billion

Blue Apron, a company that makes cooking easy by sending you perfect portions of ingredients in a box with a recipe, announced Tuesday that it has raised a $135 million Series D round. The funding values the company at a whopping $2 billion, a company spokesperson said.<p>The new funding was led by …

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In …

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

"Sex Parties Make My Marriage Better"

This wife sleeps with other men — and her husband couldn't be happier about it.<p>It's a Friday night, and mid-orgasm, my eyes lock on my husband. He smiles, giving me that devilish look that still makes my stomach flip, even six years into our marriage. The only thing: He's not the man I'm having sex …

6 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Social Mobile Marketing

Shares 3K<p>Are your customers and prospects wandering around with smart phones?<p>Do you want to tap into the social power of mobile users?<p>Leveraging the …

Marketing