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This 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful, he turned down jobs at Facebook and Uber -- all while fighting cancer

24-year-old Khallil Mangalji is a happy guy. He just closed a $US1.8 million round of venture funding for his two-year-old startup, Fiix, and got …

Day Trading in Wall Street’s Complex ‘Fear Gauge’ Proliferates

Each morning, at the market’s open, Seth M. Golden, a former logistics manager at a Target store, fires up the computer in his home office in northern Florida and does what he has done for years: Put on bets that Wall Street’s index of volatility, the VIX, will keep falling.<p>It has been a lucrative …

Stock Markets

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can …

Spend 30 Minutes and Learn How to Use 30 of Photoshop’s Most Important Features (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. …

Tutorials

5 Professional Photographers, 5 Different Camera Systems

A pro-level camera system won’t make a great photographer. It can’t create composition or find the right light. It doesn’t get you “the eye.” But in …

Forget Startups–Just Buy A Small Business From A Retiring Entrepreneur

Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity.<p>Sure, you may want to found the next “Uber for [insert service here],” but that’s not the only entrepreneurial path you can walk. In fact, it may not even be the best …

'Most VCs are full of sh*t:' meet the anti-venture capitalist with more than 1,600 startups

Dave McClure doesn't like venture capitalists. "Most VCs don't work that hard," he says. "They think they're great stock-pickers. They're all full of …

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …

Audiophile

Salesforce Just Acquired This Microsoft Word-Killer For $582 Million

Salesforce has just acquired a challenger to Google Drive and Microsoft’s Office 365.<p>The sales software company said in an SEC filing on Monday that …

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

What Digital Commerce Startups Can Learn from the $1 Billion Acquisition of Dollar Shave Club

Who knew $1 razor cartridges could be worth so much?<p>In one of the most expensive deals of its kind, e-commerce startup Dollar Shave Club (DSC) has just been acquired by body products giant Unilever to the tune of $1 billion in cold, hard cash.<p>The monthly subscription service ships razors and other …

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

Learning

A Rear Opening on Manfrotto's New Pack Protects Camera Gear With Your Body

If you’ve ever found yourself crammed into a packed subway car, right up against another rider’s backpack, you’ve probably realized just how easy it …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

Be More Successful: New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Do It

<b>We all want to be more successful.</b><p>But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

This Entrepreneur Earns More Than $100K A Year Selling Bananas

<b>Startup</b>: Bananas Gone Wild<p><b>Founder</b>: Davonte Wilson<p><b>Location</b>: Frisco, TX<p><b>Launched</b>: October 2015<p><b>Employees</b>: 1<p><b>The pitch</b>: In this world of electronic, ethereal communication, it’s refreshing to receive a physical letter or card. But what if the message could be written not on paper, but on a banana? Yes, a …

Selling

Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

Sleeping space is adventurously tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides...<p>When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk.<p>Of the seven steps in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village, …

Greenwich Village

Secrets of the World’s 38 Species of Wild Cats

Changing Planet<p>© Emmanuel Keller, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing.<p>Perhaps the most popular pet on Earth, the family cat is a beloved member of countless households. Millions of others abandoned or strayed are flourishing independently outdoors, where they may pose serious threats to birds and …

Wildlife

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Interview: Breathtaking Images of Underwater Life Captured by Freediving Photographers

For nearly 15 years, freediving and photography duo Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud of Fisheye have been exploring and documenting the stunning depths of the world's oceans. The two friends hit the seas when they're not working at their day jobs in Paris, using their time away from the office to slip …

Extreme Sports

Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks

This relentlessly in-depth eBook is designed to help you master challenging lighting conditions in landscape & cityscape photography no matter your …

Sigma's 20mm f/1.4 Art Is Pure Heaven with No Competition (Unless You Shoot Nikon)

If you don't know Sigma's Art series lenses yet, you're missing out. Their well established 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and zoom options in the Art lineup …

Cameras

Pay Humble Bundle $15, get $276 worth of maker know-how

Humble Bundle unveiled its latest book pack on Wednesday and, hoo boy, is it a doozy. The pay-what-you-want charity is teaming up with Make for a huge book pack that teaches the basics of Arduino and Pi programming. Pay anything you want for six Maker handbooks geared towards amateur roboticists. …

Fstoppers Reviews $299 Electronic Earplugs for Concert Photographers: The Etymotic Music·PROs

Hear me out on this one. As a concert and event photographer (and music lover), I will argue until my dying breath that the most important piece of …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

These Are the Unofficial Cars for Each of the 50 States

If you were to take a list of the most popular cars in each state in the U.S., it’d be a pretty predictable list. The Ford F-150 would feature prominently, along with the Chevy Silverado, and of course the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.<p>But we were curious: What car is the most <i>overrepresented</i> in …