Juan Carlos Freile

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Climate Change

The World’s New Population Time Bomb: Too Few People

Developed world’s working-age population to start declining next year, threatening global growth in decades ahead<p>Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has repeatedly disappointed, citing everything from fiscal …

Demographics

The 21 biggest family-owned businesses in the world

In a report on family businesses this month, Credit Suisse introduced the CS Global Family 900 universe— a database of the 920 largest family-owned companies in the world. Companies on the list are publicly-traded with market capitalization's of at least $1 billion, as well as family-owned stakes …

IT

These 12 startups died in Q2. Here’s why and how

We learned today that cleaning services startup Homejoy will be shutting down at the end of July. The company was facing funding challenges, and was plagued by four lawsuits over whether Homejoy workers should be classified as contractors or employees.<p>Lots of startups have similar stories. Couldn’t …

5 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit Regularly

With a quick keyword search or the click of a button, most entrepreneurs can find answers to questions, resources, or the latest small business …

Small Business

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

Astronomy

Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

Mission culminates in images of former ninth planet that show mountain ranges of ice and suggest surface has recently been ‘paved over’ by geological activity<p>For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed …

Solar System

There's No Real Case Against Gay Marriage

Opponents rely on dubious warnings of social Armageddon.<p>The denial of marriage rights doesn’t just harm individuals; these laws needlessly punish dedicated parents and their children. In one stark example from Michigan, a lesbian couple adopted two children with special needs—but because only …

LGBTQI

Why the surge-pricing fiasco is great for Uber

FORTUNE — On Dec. 14, as heavy flurries and hail pounded pedestrians on Manhattan’s streets, cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld — wife of comedian …

R U There?

A new counselling service harnesses the power of the text message.<p>In 2011, a young woman named Stephanie Shih was working in New York City at DoSomething.org, a nonprofit that helps young people start volunteer campaigns. Shih was responsible for sending out text messages to teen-agers across the …

Fish oil: friend or foe?

The answer is more friend than foe, if the fish oil comes from food sources rather than supplements.<p>Omega-3s in balance<p>What’s so special about fish …

Harvard Medical School

NASA discovers an underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

NASA announced evidence on Thursday that Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, has a saltwater ocean under its icy surface. The ocean seems to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface, according to new Hubble observations.<p>Scientists estimate that the ocean is 60 miles thick, which is about …

Astronomy

Emerald Pools via Kayenta Trail Beginner

A relatively easy just over 2 mile trail to Zion’s Emerald Pools – miniature oases nestled in the impressive cliffs of Zion. Depending on the season, …

The 'Shark Tank' Judges Are Asking These Questions, and So Should You | Inc.com

<i>Shark Tank</i> can be a tough show to watch if you're an entrepreneur. I often find it difficult to enjoy, since I empathize so much with the people coming on the show to pitch their businesses. I get nervous for these contestants because, like most entrepreneurs, I've been in similar …

Business Strategy

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Investing

National Geographic Travel

Warren Buffett's diet is yet another example of why you can't be Warren Buffett

His diet is also famous. And terrible.<p>Buffett's investments, in contrast, are not terrible.<p>As a result, Buffett has spawned a sub-section of investors who seek to emulate his strategies, which Buffett has detailed over the years.<p>Copying Buffett as an investor — while impossible for a number of …

Investing
Entrepreneurship

The Most Important (and New) Rule of Elevator Etiquette

I have never asked anyone to hold an elevator for me, nor do I think that anyone should ever make such a request.<p>It's rude.<p>I'm standing in the elevator, floor button depressed and alighted, doors sliding shut, ready to launch, when some savage who woke up ten seconds after me or spent ten extra …

Meet the Woman Teaching Manners and Etiquette to China’s Elite

Last month, we highlighted a short series by GQ titled The Bling Dynasty that covered China’s blossoming culture of the newly rich and the hurdles …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

Your Emails Are Silently Enraging Your Coworkers -- Here's How to Stop

These days, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely pejorative cousins. You know the messages to which I refer. They don’t need exclamation points or all caps to teem with anger and drip with sarcasm. Dressing someone down via email is tempting …

Body Language

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

Universe

8 Baffling Astronomy Mysteries

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KIPAC<p>Slide 1 of 17<p>The Wonder of It All<p>The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many …