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49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Case study: analyzing the Walmart site performance

Walmart is one of the top USA e-commerce retailers. In 2016, they were the second after Amazon by sales.<p>In e-commerce, the conversion is directly …

The Ultimate Last Minute Gift Guide

With so many products out there to choose from, the Scary Mommy editors wanted to put our favorites together and <i>hopefully</i> make it ultra easy for you …

Coding is fun: here's how to ignite the developer spark in children

Basic coding fundamentals are no longer optional for high school graduates who want to excel in the modern workforce. Every child won’t grow up to be a developer, but the ability to understand how computers and AI work is important in almost every industry – and becoming more so every year.<p>Luckily, …

If you’re bargain shopping for U.S. stocks, start here

Every investor would love to find bargain stocks, but with prices at record highs, the question is: Where are they?<p>You can start your own research …

Investing

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

National Parks

Best STEM toys that will excite and educate kids of every age

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>UBTECH<p>Not unsurprisingly, many parents want the best for their kids — and since science, technology, engineering, and math don’t seem …

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

rozovsky

How to hustle like a stripper (in your career)

Jacqueline Frances, an artist and stripper who is known by her name “Jacq the Stripper,” has worked in dozens of clubs and counted untold stacks of …

Freelancing

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 9 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.<p>They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job …

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

For leaders assuming the CEO title for the first time, taking time to learn and think translates into early successes. But the problem is there’s little time to do either. Information comes at them more quickly, more people than ever before demand their time, and they’re told that the myriad …

Productivity

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Startups

Co-founder Equity Split

Deciding how to fairly divide equity and ownership of a startup is important to both your co-founders and your business's future. This free tool …

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

#1: Stay away from people who erode your quality of life.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority …

8 Tips to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room

Making the right connections is the foundation of success--but only if people remember you.<p>Everyone recognizes the importance of expanding your network. What rarely gets said is that meeting people is only really valuable if they remember you. What's the point of chatting with that high-profile …

Public Speaking

Hiring Tip: Ask About the Candidate, Don't Talk About the Position

If someone applies to work for you, you don't have to try to sell them in the interview.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the COO and a co-founder of After School, a large part of my job is making hiring decisions. It’s one of many responsibilities, but …

Employment

How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

First, know that your introversion isn't a curse -- it's a strength, if you know how to use it.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, …

Small Business

The Ultimate "Copy and Paste" LinkedIn Profile Template

Here's a copy-and-paste template you can use to transform your LinkedIn profile into a client-attracting piece of content.<p>If you're going to use LinkedIn to generate business for yourself, you'll want to make sure your LinkedIn profile isn't inadvertently scaring prospects away.<p>The world's largest …

LinkedIn

A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

Where to find little-known art collections, underground tunnels and other hidden haunts of the city’s elite<p>WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted …

Hillary Clinton

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Netflix OSS Spinnaker on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Spinnaker is used as a DevOps continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes. The continuous delivery process begins with the creation …

15 Email Subject Lines Sales Reps Swear By & Why They Work So Well

Interested to learn why these subject lines do the trick? We’ve also included the logic behind each for your knowledge.<p>1) “I hope all is well”<p>The …

Mobile wallets make moves in Asia

Two major mobile wallet products expanded in Asia this week.<p>Android Pay launched in Singapore, making it the first country outside the US to support Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. This is now Android Pay's third market, following launches in the US and UK.<p>The wallet is available to …

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

An insider’s handbook for IoT startups

Ryan Margoles Contributor<p>Ryan Margoles is the co-founder and CTO of Notion.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>6 Reasons Hardware Is The New Software<p>Tips are everywhere. There’s an abundance of generic advice available for how to build teams and culture, how to fundraise, how to be productive, how to …

Product Management

5 Best (Free) Services Your Company Should Be Using to Save Money

Here are some smart ways for your company to accomplish more things in less time and for less money.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on</i> …

Social Media

DuPont to cut 1,700 jobs in Delaware

DuPont will eliminate about 1,700 jobs in Delaware by early 2016.<p>CEO Ed Breen announced the layoffs in a memo sent to DuPont's roughly 6,100 Delaware employees on Tuesday.<p>Several hundred of those DuPont employees will receive notice in January that their jobs, while others were notified earlier …

Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) as a clinical case of depression

In this article I would like to reconstruct the Siddhartha Gautama’s (historical Buddha) life and experience from the perspective of the development …