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What's The Best Advice You've Had? (Here Are My Top 9)

I was recently asked about the best piece of advice I’ve ever received.<p>It was a great question. I was stymied—not because I couldn’t think of any good advice, but because I couldn’t limit myself to <i>just one</i>.<p>The question was part of the interview for the 2015 Corporate Counsel Awards. But my problem …

Nobel Prize

5 Reasons Why You Must Learn The Basics Before Launching Your Startup

You’ve probably heard millions of times that one of the key things to launch a startup and succeed is to jump into the pool and just start doing …

How Popcorn Time snuck a torrenting app into Apple's 'walled garden'

Dubbed the "Netflix of Pirating", popular BitTorrent client Popcorn Time made its debut on the iPhone screen last week with an off-the-books iOS …

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

Startups

The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>‘When did you last get a job from a poor person?’ So goes my favorite Tea Party slogan. The Americans are good at slogans but the Tea Party specializes in discombobulatingly daft ones.</i> …

Economics

Here's how much you have to buy to make Amazon Prime worth it

Amazon increased the price of its annual Prime subscription to $99 in March 2014. Amazon offers many services to its Prime members, including free 2-day shipping, unlimited streaming of Amazon Prime Instant Video, and access to the Kindle Lending Library. We considered the actual value of these …

Tech Trends

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.<p>She asks for a phone call in one, a …

U.S. Dept. of State

How This Mom Feeds A Family Of 7 On $300 A Month

Could you feed your family on $10 a day?<p>It takes planning, discipline and a savvy kind of gamesmanship according to Jen Wallwork Dominguez, who has developed a meal plan that allows her to hit that budget for her family of seven.<p>A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either: “My idea of being wealthy …

Healthy Eating

A Self-Made Woman Gets Lucky In The Middle Seat

<i>This post is part of the “Self-Made Women” series featuring women who came from a world without power or wealth, but with the support of family, teachers and mentors, they found their way to success.</i><p>Picture this: You’re 24 years old. You spent the first five years of your life living in rural China …

Student Government

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

European Travel

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at …

Time Management

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed?

Kelley Holland of NBC News reports, Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans:<p><b>You need to know this number:</b> …

How to Avoid Rape in Prison: Watch These Chilling Educational Videos

For those of us who have never experienced prison firsthand—and who've only been exposed to more sensationalized Hollywood versions of incarceration—the concept of prison rape is terrifying, but thankfully something that we'll never likely have to face in real life. For the hundreds of thousands of …

Crime

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

San Francisco

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

This Guy Almost Became CEO Of Apple, Google, And Yahoo — Here's What It Feels Like To Miss Out On Big Opportunities

Before Costello was the CEO of Enlighted, a connected lighting network startup that's raised $55 million so far, he was a much bigger figure in tech.<p>He was the CEO of Cadence Design Systems, a design and engineering software company, for nearly a decade in the '90s, until 1997. Cadence currently …

Media Industry

Why Knitted Footwear Is Such A Huge Innovation

Since pretty much the dawn of the Industrial Age, shoes have been made like this: pieces of leather and other materials cut and sewn together in what's called the "upper," then glued to a hard sole. Despite the machine element, much is still done by hand, with skilled workers needed to put the …

Shoes

Vantablack: Firm Shows Off ‘World’s Darkest Material’

Black Holes

Night & Day

Project info<p>"Night & Day" is an ongoing series which captures the transition from day to night in various locations around the world. The photos are composed of numerous exposures shot at the same location over the course of the day, or sometimes over several days. The multiple day, dusk, and night …

Photography

Why The 'Six Californias' Plan Would Be A Disaster

The problem with the proposal is that the divisions are not equal. The California Legislative Analyst's Office pointed out that the plan would create the state with the richest people in the country (Silicon Valley) and the state with the poorest (Central California).

California

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

I had just read an early version of a new book and decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you …

The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually <i>worth</i> more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where …

Venture Capital

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.<p>Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who possess …

Entrepreneurship