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Modeling on Instagram? Don't laugh. It can pay big

Justin Livingston never intended to be his own boss. In 2012, he worked in social media for Amazon, and in his spare time he used his Instagram …

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re thinking about starting a business, think first which industries have sustainable momentum. No venture is a sure thing, but if you start your business in an industry with a strong positive trend behind it, you’re …

Construction Industry

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other no-cost opportunities …

Tech predictions for 2015 that you should actually listen to

January may be coming to a close, but the flood of predictions, forecasts, and prognostications for the year ahead hasn’t abated. Among the dross however is the annual list of predictions from GP Bullhound (pdf), a boutique investment bank that specializes in tech companies. The bank is worth …

Storytelling

Minimalist Poster Series Depicts the Serious Symptoms of Depression with Geometric Designs

In this eye-opening poster series, Nick Barclay depicts the effects of depression with simple geometric designs and solid colors. The six powerful posters highlight individual symptoms of the often-misidentified and often wrongly treated mental illnesses. Barclay tackles the abstract concepts of …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

How The Affordable Care Act Pays For Insurance Subsidies

The new health care law will provide around $1 trillion in subsidies to low- and middle-income Americans over the next decade to help them pay for health insurance.<p>Johanna Humbert of Galien, Mich., was pleasantly surprised to discover that she qualifies for an insurance subsidy, since her current …

FDA moves toward banning trans fats

Trans fats, long a source of controversy for being linked to health problems, may be getting kicked out of the American food supply.<p>The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to …

Washington State Says 'No' To GMO Labels

Voters appear to have defeated another attempt to require labels on genetically modified foods in Washington state. In early counts, the "no" campaign has what appears to be an insurmountable lead with 54 percent of votes.<p>The ballot initiative would require labels on the front of packages for most …

Why Doctors Are Testing An Epilepsy Drug For Alcoholism

In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.<p>In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing …

Feds give health centers $150 million to treat 1.25 million new patients

The federal government announced Thursday it will give community health centers $150 million to help hire more staff, buy equipment and rent space to treat more than a million new patients.<p>The grants are meant to help the health centers absorb some of the people expected to start seeking care — …

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …