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3 Stocks That Look Just Like Amazon in 1997

Here are three companies that look set to grow.<p>Few companies have had the transformative impact on the economy that <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) has. …

The CEO of an electric vehicle startup said she's making the iPhone of cars — here's her plan

Nio is far from the only car startup looking to get a slice of the autonomous driving pie.<p>The Chinese startup, which also has a US division based in San Jose, has raised $1 billion in funding from notable names like Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sequoia Capital, and Lenovo. Not only will it compete …

General Motors

How Big Could the Opportunity Be for Marijuana Stocks in California?

In November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to embrace pro-pot laws that clear the way toward creating the United States' biggest recreational marijuana market. Is California's marijuana market a boon to marijuana investors? Read on to see how big California's marijuana market could become.<p>Image …

Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts) | Inc.com

I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke positive reactions with new people.<p>These are icebreakers and enablers. They can help even the most …

Body Language

17 of President Obama's most inspirational quotes

Hailed as one of the greatest presidential orators in modern history (although the title is quite contentious), Obama has a knack for public speaking even his political opponents can recognize.<p>As Obama prepares to leave office, we've compiled 17 of his most memorable inspirational quotes. Enjoy:

Markets

Personal Balanced Scorecard - EOY 2016

You Can Train Yourself to Have More Grit | Inc.com

What's the most important ingredient for success in life? Talent helps, of course, as do intelligence and happy circumstances. But according to recent, much discussed research by University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth and others, when it comes to accomplishing great things, one …

University of Pennsylvania

Top 5 No-Load Mutual Fund Companies for DIY Investors

They have a broad selection of index funds and ETFs that compete with Vanguard's and they have a large selection of actively-managed funds that …

Read These 3 Books to Harvest Your Creativity in 2017 | Inc.com

Enter the new year resolved to continuously cultivate your creativity. Why? Because creativity is the fundamental means to discovery, reinvention and attunement. It is a "chaordic system" consisting of randomness (the "chaos") and structure (the "order") that leads to innovative outcomes. The …

Creativity

How To Go From Successful To Very Successful (and why most people can’t do it)

Success is an obsession.<p>Many people want it more than anything else. And they’ll sacrifice everything to have it — which is often the cost of …

3 Unexpected Ways Reading Personal Development Books Changed My Life

Open your mind to the opportunities all around you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading was never something I was interested in while attending school. Nor was it something I thought I would ever do again once I graduated. My choices in life after school seemed to …

Self-improvement

This Stock Could Turn a $10,000 Investment Into $1,000 in Future Annual Cash Flow

Image source: Getty Images.<p><i>"The thing is, if you're just oogling fat current dividend yields you are missing the more profitable boat. When it comes to dividend investing, the far smarter play is to zero in on companies that consistently increase their dividend payouts."</i><p><i>--</i>Wealthifi<p>Too often, income …

Virtual Reality Headset Shipments Forecast To 61M

Virtual reality and augmented reality seem to have a bright future, with AR and VR viewers expected to experience high growth numbers in the coming …

Meta’s New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

Augmented Reality

These sheets are one of the best holiday gifts of 2016 — here’s why

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Brooklinen Hopefully you've gotten most of your holiday shopping done by now.<p>You've probably already found the perfect presents for those …

Shopping

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

The best toys to boost children’s creativity

What toys will you buy for the children in your life this Christmas?<p>Of course you’ll want to choose gifts that will delight them. At the same time, however, you’re no doubt hoping that what you give them will help them become more imaginative, innovative and creative.<p>Does that sound like a tall …

Test predicts which children will grow up to be drain on society - when they are just three years old

A simple test at the age of three can determine whether children will grow up to be a burden on society, needing excessive welfare, ending up in jail or becoming obese.<p>Scientists at King’s College London followed more than 1,000 children from before school until they were 38, to find out if it was …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter

A good story often takes its reader on an emotional journey from despair to elation, and hits many notes in between.<p>It’s something that writers and readers understand intuitively. But it also can be analyzed, quantified and graphed. In a fascinating new study, researchers use machine-learning …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

​Innovation is the budding theme at marijuana summit

Everything from high-tech advancements in edible weed to big-data analysis can be seen at this year's New West Summit in San Francisco.<p>The New West Summit at the Hyatt hotel in downtown San Francisco looked similar to other business conferences held there throughout the year. Men and women in …

Cannabis

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Basketball

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

Self-improvement

12 Money-Saving Secrets to Shopping on Amazon.com - Amazon Deals and Discounts

Hunting for books, paper towels, speakers, and everything in between? Amazon is probably the first place you go to. After all, how many other places …

Shopping

Almost half of Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

Report finds 148m living in areas where smog and soot particles are health risk with climate change likely to worsen conditions<p>Nearly half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association (ALA) report released Wednesday.<p>Nearly 148 …

100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style

Welcome! This post is an easy, go-to reference for you if you’re looking for awesome, no processed meals in your slow cooker (or crock pot, as most …