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Five Stocks That Could Triple If Boone Pickens Is Right About $6 Natural Gas

Over the past six months, energy prices have taken a dramatic fall. The price of oil traded as low as $42 in mid-March, nearly half of its value just last November, and natural gas dropped by almost 40%.<p>Stocks with high exposure to these key commodities, particularly producers, have been hammered, …

How to talk to anyone at a networking event

The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.<p>First of all, lighten up, says master networker Jon Levy, and take comfort in knowing there are tactics you can use to make your next networking event not only worth your time …

6 Ways Travelers Can Play the Strong Dollar to Get Dynamite Deals

The greenback is crushing the euro—and plenty of other currencies. Here's how to make the most of your money on your next trip abroad.<p>On Tuesday, the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

What Really Happens When You Quit Your Day Job with Chris Nachtwey

<b>Part 1: Six important business steps to take before you think about charging a single client!</b><p><i>This is an unsugarcoated look into what life is really</i> …

4 hated stocks you can actually make money from

Investors are always on the lookout for quality companies, but it can also pay to buy troubled stocks.<p>You might be able to make a pretty penny by …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

America’s most densely-packed startup scenes aren’t just in Northern California

If you’re up on trends in high tech startups, and you’re a budding entrepreneur, you should open your first office in Silicon Valley, right? Not so fast: A new report from the Kauffman Foundation, in collaboration with Engine, a policy coalition for startups, used data from the US Census to show …

Silicon Valley

The new selling point for gadgets is how quiet they are

Noise pollution costs Europe $30.8 billion a year. It increases blood pressure, shortens lives, reduces office productivity by 66%, interferes with learning and concentration and, along with open-plan offices, has contributed to a boom in the sale of headphones.<p>The UK’s Noise Abatement Society, an …

How to Raise a Tech-Savvy Kid

When is a kid ready for her first computer? How do you nurture a child's knack for tinkering? PopMech Senior Tech Editor and techie dad Glenn Derene has the answers.<p><b>When I was 14 years old</b> I got my first computer. It was 1986, and my father took advantage of a deal with a local bank that was …

Startupbootcamp Accelerator Offers Participants A $1M Loan

<i>Editor’s note: This article by Greg Anderson originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries.</i><p>Pan-European startup accelerator Startupbootcamp has announced that each participating team …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

ECONOMIST: New Grads Should Approach The Job Market Like Dating In College

According to University of Michigan Economist Justin Wolfers, they're just being smart. NPR's Planet Money asked a series of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address. Here's an excerpt from Wolfers' response:<p>"<b>Approach your career ambitions the same way you</b> …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

A while back, Max Kornblith sent the following email to Tyler Cowen, an economist who blogs at Marginal Revolution:<p>1) As a fairly recent graduate of an Ivy League institution (with a bachelor's degree), most of my classmates seemed to have some idea that career and life path choice should be driven …

Billionaire Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs More Students To Skip School, Start Companies

Last spring, billionaire Peter Thiel taught a class at Stanford University on startups, imparting his own knowledge taken from founding PayPal and funding companies like Facebook to students in packed lecture halls over a 10-week quarter.<p>But despite his time in front of his alma mater’s …

Elon Musk Is Talking To Google About An Autopilot System For Tesla

Entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that he’s been in talks with Google to develop an ‘autopilot’ function for his company’s electric cars.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk has been in discussions with Google over “self-driving technology” currently being developed over at …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Bitcoiners Are The New Vegans

<b>Day 4.</b><p>On Friday, I skip breakfast again; it’s an unavoidable part of the Bitcoin diet as there are no places that serve food before 10 a.m. accepting my currency. I lose my appetite anyway when I check the value of Bitcoin; it has plummeted to $90 over night. It has been on a steady decline since I …

7 Things You Should Never Buy In May

May has plenty of discounts and deals to offer. You can find discounts on spa services, grilling supplies, digital cameras and accessories for mobile electronics in May.<p>May is not the best time to save money on lawn mowers, televisions, home electronics and power tools.<p>Here are a handful of things …

The Other Healthcare Divide: Healthcare Fluency

The health industry will be the largest creator of wealth in the 21st century . Yet the explosive growth in the health industry could create a new wealth divide. People often talk about the healthcare divide in terms of access to care. It’s now time to discuss the healthcare divide among workers, …