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Dreadlocks Decision Raises Another Question: What Is Race?

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of several things, among them race. The law, however, doesn't define "race."<p>It also doesn't say anything about hair.<p>Which brings us to Chastity Jones.<p>In 2012, Jones, who is …

'This Is Your Brain on Drugs' Guy Endorses Recreational Marijuana

Almost 30 years ago, actor John Roselius filmed the now-iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, …

Richard Branson's advice for marijuana entrepreneurs: 'Screw it, just do it'

Richard Branson is one of the most exuberant and successful entrepreneurs of our time. Now, the UK's eighth richest person is throwing his support behind the marijuana industry.<p>Branson gave the keynote address at the New West Summit in San Francisco over the weekend, where thousands of medicinal …

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Five Ways To Make More Money Before Year-End Without Having To Leave Your Job

Getting a new job is one way to make more money. If you’ve been working at the same employer for a while and getting negligent raises each year, you may have fallen below market. I once had a very talented colleague who had started at our employer in an administrative role. Even after she proved …

Employment

10 entrepreneurs share their top ideas for creating passive income

Passive income is all about creating systems that run on autopilot and deposit recurring income into your bank account with relatively low effort once established. It sounds like a dream, but there are more viable ideas for building passive income than ever.<p>Many high-performing entrepreneurs have …

Entrepreneurship

What the Founder of TOMS Shoes Is Doing Now

A decade ago, Blake Mycoskie turned two important observations from his travels in Argentina into what would become a multimillion-dollar shoe …

Why Aren't More Entrepreneurs Solving Problems?

I have a confession to make: I’m not an early adopter. I haven’t tasted Soylent yet, and I still use an iPhone 5s. I’m habitual and practical with …

How To Find Investment Properties Using Analytics

Today’s technology and data has made a property search so simple, to the point where hands-off investing is the new norm. And it should be that way, …

I stayed in a tiny house, and it made me want to throw out everything I own

From shows like "Tiny House Hunters" to blogs and social media accounts of those who have taken the life-simplifying plunge, tiny houses are everywhere, and minimalism has become the buzzword du jour.<p>But going small is a big commitment, and not one that most people are willing or able to …

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This Is What It’s Like To Work For A Marijuana Startup

The newly budding industry’s employees are purpose-driven, highly motivated, and sometimes a little baked.<p>At first glance, MassRoots is just like any other technology company in America. The Denver-based social platform for marijuana enthusiasts boasts an open-concept, loft-style office filled with …

Cannabis

I launched a profitable business in 24 hours — here are my 3 best productivity tips

It's not your fault. Our lives are designed for distraction. The ability to focus deeply on one idea at a time is becoming rarer and rarer.<p>"We're now living in an Idea Economy," HP CEO Meg Whitman wrote on LinkedIn.<p>Whereas manufactured goods were once the material that drove our economy, ideas are …

I took cold showers for 30 days to improve my productivity, and I'm not stopping anytime soon

When your blood is flowing, your skin is glowing, and you feel like you can take on the world?<p>Imagine having that feeling every morning, without even having to work out.<p>If you're thinking that's too good to be true, well, you're partly right.<p>Because in order to experience that endorphin euphoria …

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8 Warm-Up Exercises You Aren't Doing But Totally Should

These are the moves everyone should be doing.<p>Warming up before a workout is key for reducing injury. Personal trainer and nutritionist Albert Matheny says that warming up "helps make sure you don't load your joints, tendons, and ligaments too much, too soon." So we asked Matheny, founder of SoHo …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

This woman quit her corporate job at 35 and saved $16,000 to travel the world 'indefinitely'

In November of 2012, Clelia Mattana handed in her letter of resignation.<p>She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London. But something was missing.<p>"I was unhappy because I wasn't following my true nature. All I …

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4 major gun bills will be before the Senate on Monday, but they're all unlikely to pass

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the votes late on Thursday afternoon. Two of the bills were sponsored by Republicans, while two were backed by Democrats. All will need 60 votes in order to pass, and each is being proposed as an amendment to the commerce, justice, and science …

Guns

The Tools I Use to Manage Work, Money, and Life

Every year or two since I started The Simple Dollar, I’ve sat down and reviewed the wide variety of tools – both electronic and otherwise – that I …

Governments around the world are taxing soda — and it's forcing Coke and Pepsi to make major changes

Governments around the world have been trying to convince citizens to drink less soda by making it more difficult — or at least, more expensive — for consumers to get their sugary caffeine fix.<p>As a result, soda giants like PepsiCo and Coke are making major changes to soda products and diversifying …

Beverages

12 Blog Monetization Strategies Used To Make $124,074

To become the kind of blogger that makes more money in one month than your parents did in an entire year, it takes more than just quality content.<p>It …

Psychologists and experts explain how to stop being a 'chronically late insane person'

In a Wait But Why analysis of people who are habitually late—whether it's to work, social engagements, or major appointments—Tim Urban concludes that some members of this group, including himself, could be deemed Chronically Late Insane People (CLIP). As classified by Urban, these individuals are …

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7 Questions That Cure Terminal Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on June 2, 2016.</i><p>We tend to think of procrastination as the cause of many bad things. You don’t get your work done on time, you miss deadlines, you let your great ideas languish too long, and you get …

Procrastination

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

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7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

9 small steps toward becoming a minimalist

Embracing a minimalist lifestyle can mean a healthier body, mind, and home— and getting rid of what you don't need can be pretty cathartic.<p>If you're a bit of a hoarder or maybe just really attached to some of your stuff (understandable), then minimalism may seem a little intimidating at first.<p>But I …

Minimalism

5 reasons I'll never work in an office again

<b>Related: These 10 Tools for Remote Workers Will Make Office Life a Permanent Thing of the Past</b><p>No, seriously, hear me out. These mega-companies are constantly competing to offer better amenities for their thousands of employees: Everything from in-house chefs to nap rooms and fitness centers is …

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Obama delivers commencement speech at Rutgers: 'Ignorance is not a virtue'

President’s wide-ranging graduation address defends factual knowledge and attacks isolationism as he targets Trump’s border wall plan<p>Barack Obama delivered a stinging rebuke to a culture of isolationism and falsehood, and an adamant defense of facts and science, in his commencement address to the …

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