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How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

Africa

What’s Really Behind the Civil War to End Harvard’s Fraternities?

Breaking with centuries-old tradition, Harvard is moving to eliminate its all-male final clubs, charging that the Porcellian, A.D., Fox, Fly, and other high-end frats are bastions of patriarchal privilege, fomenters of sexual misconduct, and antithetical to its values. Is any of that true? An …

Computer Science

Pope Francis: Leaders Don't Put Up With Complaints

So says the headline of a sign posted on the office door of Pope Francis.<p>The sign was a gift from Dr. Salvo Noe, a psychologist and motivational speaker. On his website, Dr. Noe posted a picture of himself giving the sign to the Pope who laughed when he read it.<p>The sign, written by Dr. Noe in …

Christianity

Can I Contribute to an IRA If I Have a 401(k) at Work?

The answer depends on the type of IRA and how much you make.<p><i>This article was updated on January 8, 2018, and originally published on July 15, …

5 Stocks Yielding Up To 9.7% That Love Higher Interest Rates

We hear it every single time the Federal Reserve raises rates, or even merely hints at it!<p>“Higher interest rates will crush dividend stocks – especially high yielders.”<p>Sounds scary – but it’s simply not true. And we’ll highlight five picks paying up to 9.2% that will prove just that.<p>Many high-yield …

Investing

How To Switch To a Data-Focused Career (You Could Double Your Salary) | Inc.com

Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its way into every aspect of business. It can also pay big bucks, if you know what you're doing. Big data jobs requiring specific expertise have spiked in recent years--on average, data scientist …

Employment

With Just $250, 1 Woman Completely Transformed Her Drab Kitchen

When Avery Michaels moved into her early 20th century home located in a small town in Iowa, she couldn't have been more grateful. See, her husband is a pastor and his church kindly allowed for the couple to live in the home free of charge. While the craftsman-style home is full of original details …

Coats

Top Tips to Making Money on Your Blog or Website Using Google AdSense

Make Money with Google AdSense<p>Overview and Tips for Making Money Using AdSense<p>Updated December 27, 2017<p>Google AdSense is a contextual advertising …

Barn-style Oakland home, featured in 1941 ‘Sunset Magazine,’ asks $725,000

So very knotty<p>Gracing the cover of a 1941 edition of <i>Sunset Magazine</i>, the handcrafted home at 2666 Camino Lenada is centered around a massive room with solid oak floors, knotty pine walls, exposed trusses, and more.<p>Featuring two beds, two baths, and 2,242 square feet, the circa 1936 house still …

Are You Really a Good Boss? These 5 Signs May Say No | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

9 Things Good Leaders Never Do When Running a Meeting | Inc.com

Successful leaders know that meetings, while important, are also incredibly expensive.<p>The next time you're in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.<p>Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person could be achieving instead of sitting and listening to Stewart …

Management

This single-story house is flat out fantastic

Belgian architects <i>OPEN ARCHITECTES</i> know you don't have to over complicate things to make an impact. They are fans of minimalism, strong shapes, bold …

Living Rooms

Column: Most Americans can't afford their lifestyle and still retire

When your favorite television show goes to commercial, one might get the impression the entire country is filled with millionaires.<p>We drive amazing cars, we all have high-definition, curved-screen televisions and even if we have a serious medical condition which can, fortunately, be treated by a …

Personal Finance

How to Create a LinkedIn Post That 78% of Your Network Will Engage With

One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.)“What social media channel is the most …

Marketing

This Founder Believes He Found the Answer for Burnout

GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath says that switching up a routine is a surefire way to get inspired.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success</i> …

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled–and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.<p>After living in a converted dumpster for the better part of a year in 2015, Jeff Wilson had an epiphany about tiny-house living: In …

Small Spaces

Bilateral House

Using an 116-year-old Period Revival home in Toronto as the base, the Bilateral House is part restoration and part new construction. To meet city …

Bosjes Chapel in South Africa features a sculptural, undulating roof

The striking chapel has glazed walls that frame mountain and orchard views<p>This striking chapel by London-based firm Steyn Studio and local TV3 Architects is located on the Bosjes Farm in the Witzenberg Municipality in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It features a white, sculptural cast …

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a …

The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade

Evan Morris, a high-flying corporate lobbyist, is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in what is shaping up to be a sprawling Washington influence scandal<p>Few outside Washington had ever heard of Evan Morris. Yet in the capital of wheeling and dealing, he was one of its most gifted operators.<p>…

The White House

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

This tiny island in the Atlantic has incredible contemporary architecture

The Canary Islands aren’t just for sunbathing<p>The Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago located off the northwestern coast of the African continent—are best known for seafront resorts, all-night parties, and sandy beaches. But this tropical paradise, specifically the island of Tenerife, also boasts a …

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users | Inc.com

Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself.<p>The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached someone's email account look through the emails in it for correspondence containing attachments. They …

Identity Theft

Side Surprise: 10 Enchanted Garden Sheds That Blend Architecture With the Great Outdoors

The garden shed transcends both time and context. Found in every corner of the world, these simple, single-story structures are used for hobbies, storage or as workshops. Built throughout history, they are usually made as a kit-of-parts construction utilizing metal, plastic or wood. Garden sheds …

Architecture

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

Using Google Spreadsheet to Track a Stock Portfolio

Today we’re going to geek out in a spreadsheet because I was talking with some friends over at The Motley Fool and mentioned that I use a Google …

Investing

In Pakistan, five girls were killed for having fun. Then the story took an even darker twist.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — It was just a few seconds, a video clip of several young women laughing and clapping to music, dressed for a party or a wedding in orange headscarves and robes with floral patterns. Then a few more seconds of a young man dancing alone, apparently in the same room.<p>The cellphone …

Extremism

US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. says it will work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact …

Asia