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6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Japan

Is Learning 'How To Code' Still Worth It For Millennials?

I’m starting up to solve a problem I care deeply about…. Should I learn how to code to build out a prototype? Should I outsource development initially? Should I study computer science? These are questions that every first-time entrepreneur asks. Back in 2014, my vehement answer in an article called …

Artificial Intelligence

Parents need a strength switch: to help them and their kids

When will he ever learn? That was my thought as I arrived home and saw that my eight-year-old son Nick had failed to put away his new bicycle… again. The day before, I’d snapped: “I’m tired of reminding you about this!” Then, seeing his welcoming smile fade, I’d felt like a terrible parent.<p>Why is …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Spanish Dishes

Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)<p>Cochinillo Asado is roast baby pig. Its fatty outside is crisp and perfect for those who like pork rind, while …

5 Must-Read Customer Experience Books Recommended By Leaders Like Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson

I’m an avid reader, picking up a book almost weekly. I may read 40 books a year, if not more. I love discovering new information or reading an author’s unique perspective. I not only want to learn something new, I also want the author’s words to make me think differently.<p>One of my most enjoyable …

Jeff Bezos

Cap tables, share structures, valuations, oh my! A case study of early-stage funding

For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary — like “term sheets,” “capitalization tables,” “pro rata” and different valuation metrics — and the very real legal implications of the agreements being signed, it’s …

Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 Billion

<b>In the future</b>, you’re going to <i>love</i> going to the office. Everything you need to do your job effectively will present itself without effort. You won’t …

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving 36,000 students just upheld it as a major driver of improvement in reading and math skills.<p>Since personalized learning has had scant formal evidence showing its success as a teaching method, the new study also adds some empirical …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

This is what a luxury vacation at Disney looks like

It’s news to absolutely no one that Disney experiences can get expensive. Really expensive. I recently treated my 10-year-old and her friend to a …

Walt Disney Company

The 13 Most Stunning Coastal Destinations in Europe

Jaw-dropping cliffsides and scenic stretches of sand are a fool-proof formula for a gorgeous vacation spot. Add in historic sights, comfy hotels, and …

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men | Inc.com

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have increased to three to four times higher than the female suicide rate. Men are twice as likely as women …

Self-improvement

Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab

Alibaba could substantially increase its business interests in Southeast Asia with an investment in Uber rival Grab.<p>Bloomberg reports that Alibaba President Jack Ma is considering joining an upcoming $1.4 billion funding round for Grab which will be led by SoftBank, a company with many links to …

Asia

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company.<p>Designed by …

eCommerce

Sixty-Four Percent Of U.S. Households Have Amazon Prime

Amazon is big. Four out of every $10 spent online in the U.S. is with Amazon (43%). Eighty percent of online growth comes from Amazon sales. Currently, there are approximately 80 million Amazon Prime members – that’s 64% of households in the U.S.! These stats and facts about Amazon come from the …

eCommerce

Meet the Mindfulness Guru Billionaires Go to For Advice | Inc.com

I was surprised to learn just how many billionaires are depressed. Despite all of their money, fame and success, some of the most remarkable people on earth wake up lacking the sense of fulfillment that they'd hoped success would provide. But, what's a billionaire to do?<p>Many contact Kute Blackson, …

Go inside the housing startup that puts millennials up in multimillion-dollar Silicon Valley mansions

As millennials continue to move in droves to the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most expensive rental markets in America, housing companies are catering to them in new ways.<p>Young people have long crowded into single-family homes and apartments with large numbers of roommates, in an effort to …

First time to Tokyo? 5 locals give you advice | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors.<p>Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the cryptic metro maps and navigate the busy streets. It …

The Mall of the Future Will Have No Stores

When Starwood Capital Group LLC bought Fairlane Town Center in 2014, the investment firm had a lot of work to do.<p>The Dearborn, Mich., mall was only 72% leased, and among the vacant space was a sprawling former anchor store.<p>A chance call to Ford Motor Co. to sell some mall advertising turned out to …

The 1 Thing Barbara Corcoran Wishes She Had Known Early On in Her Career | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out. Barbara Corcoran is a real-estate mogul and celebrity investor on Shark Tank.</i><p>Barbara Corcoran got straight D's in high school and college, and held 20 jobs before the age of 23. In 1973, she borrowed …

You can stay in one of Dubrovnik's new five-star hotels for a lot less than you think

The interest in Croatia’s southernmost hotspot, the fabulous Dubrovnik, doesn’t subside. The first four months of 2017 saw an increase of over 20% in both number of guests and overnight stays, and the peak season is only yet to come. With an established status of the country’s leading high-end …

Who's Powering the Housing Market? Surprise! It's Millennials

Millennials are growing up, settling down and looking to buy a house — for the extra room and the investment opportunity.<p>Millennials were the largest group of home buyers (34 percent) for the fourth consecutive year, according to NAR’s 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. By …

Real Estate

How Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Your Sales Department

Machine learning may be a buzzword now, but what could it actually mean for business and sales down the line? Will salespeople be replaced by Rosie from <i>The Jetsons</i>, or a more frightening HAL? Doubtful. But the ability to automate sales tasks could mean big changes on the horizon.<p>We accept that data …

Machine Learning

The Hometown Guide: Seattle

Olivia Kim is technically Nordstrom’s VP of creative projects, but her title might as well be cool hunter: In 2015, she launched SPACE, a permanent …

24 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Are Better Than The Expensive Versions

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Singapore’s leading-edge technologies are taking Asia by storm

While Singapore may not immediately leap to mind when one thinks of innovation, a quick visit will reveal why the Lion City recently claimed top spot on the Global Innovation Index as “Asia’s most innovative economy.” With a foundation built on a rich cultural heritage, contemporary Singapore is …

daniel libeskind reveals two projects planned for france

<b>daniel libeskind has announced plans for two new projects in france:</b> a 150 meter skyscraper at the heart of toulouse’s business district, and a …

7 Personal Finance Tips From Warren Buffett

Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha.<p>Warren Buffett is generally considered to be the best long-term investor of all …

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break | Inc.com

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …