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Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of global "chaos" on Sunday in a phone conversation with Iran's president as the two men discussed the U.S.-led strike on Syria.<p>According to a statement, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed the missile attack that targeted a science lab and …

Champions League: 10 stars to keep an eye on as Europe’s premier club competition returns

Can you smell the Gazprom?<p>Because it's that time of year again. Better than Christmas, better than your birthday, it's the return of the Champions …

Glamour model, 20, tells of horror after gang kidnapped and drugged her in Milan to sell her on as sex slave

The brave model who was drugged and kidnapped in Milan has spoken about her horrific ordeal.<p>Chloe Ayling was held captive for almost a week in a …

This is How You Get Millions of Views -- And Connect With Anyone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are, if you’re building a side hustle, running a business, or trying to grow a startup, you need two things:<p>Eyeballs on your product<br>• Connections with people who can help launch or grow your business<p>I spoke with Chad Grills about …

Entrepreneurship

5 Killer Facebook Sales Funnels All Companies Can Learn From

Learn from these 5 brands how to use Facebook ads to build relationships that pay off.<p>In the world of social media, Facebook is the juggernaut. It is the king of all digital social interactions, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Facebook has an average of 1.23 billion daily active users …

Mohamed El-Erian: ‘We get signals that the system is under enormous stress’

Leading economist and investor believes world leaders, and global capitalism, have reached fork in road between equality and chaos<p>The bad news is that another economic crisis could strike within two years. The good – or better – news is that such a shock is not nailed on. It’s a 50% chance. But the …

Financial Markets

Russia's Military Buildup in Arctic Has U.S. Watching Closely

ALAKURTTI BASE, Russia — An RPG whistles towards its target, exploding in a ball of fire just as a group of soldiers zip past on skis, bullets flying from their white rifles.<p>It was all part of a training exercise by Russia’s 80th Motor Rifle Arctic Brigade, which was established two years ago as …

Germany warns Russia it must join talks if it wants financial help rebuilding war-torn Syria

Germany has warned Russia it must come to the negotiating table if it wants any other country to help bear the huge financial burden of rebuilding …

Two-goal Dybala upstages Messi as Juve thump Barcelona

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Paulo Dybala upstaged his fellow Argentine Lionel Messi by scoring two exquisitely taken goals to set Juventus on the way to an emphatic 3-0 win over an underwhelming Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.<p>Football Soccer - Juventus v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions …

Soccer

The Assad Family: Nemesis of Nine U.S. Presidents

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s first meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, in 1973, dragged on until almost eleven <i>P.M</i>. It ran so long, the <i>Times</i> reported, that the media began to speculate about whether America’s top diplomat had been kidnapped. Assad “negotiated tenaciously and …

Middle East

Barcelona star Neymar could miss Clasico vs. Real Madrid for mocking referee

Not having Neymar in the lineup would really hurt Barca's chances against their rival<p>Barcelona star Neymar could miss the Clasico against Real Madrid …

Rev up for Europe's fastest rollercoaster as Ferrari Land opens in PortAventura in Spain

The Red Force rollercoaster, at the Ferrari Land theme park, is also Europe’s tallest taking riders up 112 metres – and clocking in at speeds of 110mph<p>The video alone is head spinning, but those who want to brave the real thing this summer should head to Ferrari Land in PortAventura which opened …

These Are the 50 Best Restaurants in the World

New York is now home to the finest eatery on Earth.<p>The world's greatest restaurants have been revealed at the annual World's 50 Best Awards, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday.<p>Eleven Madison Park in New York triumphed as it was named both the Best Restaurant in North America and …

We were right to join and we are right to leave: where did the EU go wrong?

Last Saturday was the European Union’s 60th anniversary. With delicious irony, this week the UK will begin the formal process of leaving the EU. I am afraid that I was not minded to wish the EU many happy returns, having keenly supported Brexit, and seeing the EU as an inhibitor of European …

Europe

How To Rank Above #1 In Google (And Get More Traffic)

Sometimes, being #1 isn't the best. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), it's best to be #0.<p>Yes, there is such a thing as ranking #0 for a keyword.<p>That 0th position in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is also known as the featured snippet.<p>What's a Featured Snippet?<p>A featured …

The Guardian view on a key poll: victory for anti-Muslim bigotry | Editorial

The world breathed a sigh of relief last week as the Islamophobe populist Geert Wilders failed to become the head of the biggest party in Holland. The respite from elected bigotry did not last long. On Sunday an even more stridently anti-Muslim extremist took power in the biggest election of this …

India

2 Essential Rules for Running a Business

The key takeaway here is this: Sales cures all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Sales cures all.</i> We’ve all heard this before. It means that if you can hire a great sales staff, you'll be ahead of the game.<p>The phrase, however, never really had meaning for me until I …

Business Strategy

Manchester City Star Gabriel Jesus Set To Return Quicker Than Expected

Manchester City received a huge boost as Gabriel Jesus marks his return. Jesus posted a video on Instagram captioned, “Falta pouco” – meaning “Not …

Borussia Dortmund Blueprint Enables Them to Attract Europe's Best Young Talent

On Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund will enter into the biggest match of their season so far, and one which will go a long way toward defining the relative success of their season. There is little margin for error as they receive Benfica for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, backed …

Arsene Wenger's most humiliating defeats as Arsenal manager

Israel passes law to ban boycotters

<b>West Jerusalem -</b> Israel's parliament has passed a law allowing the government to bar entry to people who have called for an economic or cultural boycott of the country.<p>Critics say the law is a heavy-handed way of silencing those who want to highlight the occupation and oppression of Palestinians.

How to Make a Lot of Money With a Few Customers

Just because you don't have a massive audience doesn't mean you can't monetize it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I wear many professional hats, but one of my favorite ways to work with clients is to help them monetize their customers. And, while I work with some of the …

Customers

62 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don't Work. Here's Why Experts Disagree.

Are Facebook ads ineffective, or is the problem user error?<p>In January 2017, Small Business Trends released the results of a survey of over 2,600 small-business owners, revealing that 62 percent of them believe Facebook ads are ineffective. With complaints of little-to-no ROI, these entrepreneurs …

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an incredible …

Small Business

Vladimir Putin has a plan to upend the political order of the Middle East. Spoiler alert: It’s working

<b>Vladimir Putin (AP/Khalil Hamra/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>While the U.S. has been consumed by domestic politics, Putin has built a bold new strategy — and carried it out<p>Steven A. Cook<p>March 5, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>In Washington, whenever the idea of Kurdish independence from Iraq comes up, all kinds of …

Is Russia Preparing to Cut Losses on Trump?

The heat has been turned up by Congressional Democrats on the Trump administration's ties to Russia. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has already begun to look …

My Open Letter To A Jailed Muslim Brotherhood Leader

I am prepared to accept that perhaps you—as an individual—believe in our reform. Your group does not.<p>The New York Times recently published a column …