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VAROUFAKIS: 'Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe.'

And now Greece finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken to his personal blog to give his thoughts on the outcome.<p>In a post that went up early Monday morning in Greece, Varoufakis writes, "Today's referendum delivered a resounding call for a mutually beneficial agreement between Greece and our …

Europe

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

The vote is huge lesson for conservatives and anyone else who thinks this is about a dilettante government of left-wing idealists who think they can flout the law while staging some kind of Che Guevara-esque dream:<p>Wrong.<p><i>This is what capitalism is really about.</i><p>From the beginning, Merkel and the EU …

Europe

These Photos Tackle An Uncomfortable Question: What If There Are Just Too Many People On Earth?

Population control is taboo. But it wasn’t always that way–and a new book, showing images ranging from a mall on Black Friday to a shepherd in Mongolia, could open up the conversation.<p>In the world of solutions to environmental problems, one topic rarely gets any discussion: Birth control. By 2050, …

Geography

Obama's Immigration Order: The Right Thing in the Wrong Way

The policy will improve life for millions. The way he is enacting it may contribute to great harms.<p>President Obama's grant of a guarantee against deportation to a large class of unauthorized immigrants is a win-lose. The executive order is a win because its substance improves on a callous policy. …

FCC head may reject Obama's plan for net neutrality

Tom Wheeler was 'visibly frustrated' with the President's plan<p>Yesterday, President Obama took a strong position on net neutrality by supporting calls to regulate the internet more like a utility. Less than 24 hours later, FCC head Tom Wheeler is said to have indicated that he will break from the …

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation

<b>President Obama Announces Ambitious 2025 Target to</b> <b>Cut U.S. Climate Pollution by 26-28 Percent from 2005 Levels</b><p>Building on strong progress during the …

Climate

What One Entrepreneur Learned From Working for Steve Jobs

A graduate student drops out to take a position with Jobs and leaves an entrepreneur.<p>Imagine going to work for Steve Jobs as a recent college graduate. That's what happened to Mark Tacchi, who dropped out of graduate school in 1993 to take a job at NeXT, the computer company Jobs founded after …

Steve Jobs

Interactive map of social enterprise models

Verynice, the fascinating (and very nice!) design consultancy that does 50% of its work pro bono, created a Models of Impact Interactive Map …

10 Ways The World Will Get Worse In 2015

The World Economic Forum isn’t optimistic about the planet’s prospects for a happy new year.<p>What’s in store for 2015? A whole lot of trouble, at least according to 1,500 experts from the World Economic Forum. The group’s outlook for next year contains mostly bad news for the planet (sorry). Here is …

World Economic Forum

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

13 Destructive Habits You Need to be Aware of

We are all guilty of self-sabotage at least one point in our lives.These behaviors often creep up on us, and before we know it, they’re habitual. …

A Terrorist, a Turkish Cosmetics Company, and a Porn Doppelgänger

A tale of misunderstandings, featuring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a hair-removal product, and Ron Jeremy<p>Earlier this week, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the former al-Qaeda leader and "principal architect" of the September 11th attacks, came back into the news in a fashion that defies the most basic ethics …

What Can You Really Do With a Degree in the Arts?

If you want to work in a creative field, you're probably better off not majoring in it.<p>Is my B.A. in creative writing of any use to me at all? It's hard to say. I sort of have a career in the arts in that I write and think about art all the time. But the relationship between my arts career and my …

Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education

Since ancient times, scientifically minded people have tried to figure out the mechanisms behind the physical world. Astronomers observed the movement of the sun and stars, biologists watched humans and animals interact with their environment, engineers noticed the angular similarities behind …

Rise and fall of a rap folk hero: Secrets of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s tragic, wild life

A new biography gets the inside scoop from the late Wu-Tang Clan member’s best friend<p>The stories about Russell Jones, known to the world as Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard, are the stuff of legend. He lifted a burning car off a small child with his bare hands. He rode in a limousine to pick up his …

We Might Totally Misunderstand Galaxies, NASA Experiment Finds

The dark spaces in between the massive but often far-flung galaxies of the universe are not as dark as they seem, and that has scientists redefining what a galaxy actually is.<p>An experiment involving NASA sounding rockets has detected an unexpected amount of infrared light in those dark spaces, …

Who's To Blame For The Increasing Gap Between The Rich And The Poor? Market Policies, Says New Report

The gap between the rich and the poor has become “extreme” globally, says Oxfam in a new report.<p>In a report titled “Even It Up”, Oxfam says the number of dollar millionaires rose from 10 million in 2009 to 13.7 million in 2013. Since the financial crisis, the ranks of the world’s billionaires has …

The Sleep Habits Of Reliable Workers

If you want to be a more productive, reliable worker you might need to sleep more—or less. A new study published in the medical journal <i>Sleep</i> shows that workers who get seven to eight hours of shuteye each night are likely to take fewer sick days than those who sleep fewer or more hours. It’s the …

Think Like A Startup: Look for Ideas Everywhere, Be Decisive.

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You never know where you are going to find a good idea.<p>That may sound like a saying from a fortune cookie. But for Normal CEO and founder Nikki Kaufman, it’s a management style. It’s also why the …

Entrepreneurship