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How Leaders Create and Use Networks

When Henrik Balmer became the production manager and a board member of a newly bought-out cosmetics firm, improving his network was the last thing on his mind. The main problem he faced was time: Where would he find the hours to guide his team through a major upgrade of the production process and …

Tech Startup Vows to Make Debt Collection Smarter, Friendlier

"I've been sitting here listening to breakup songs and eating ice cream because I feel like you're avoiding me." A message from a jilted lover? No, …

Startups

Can an App Fix Debt Collectors' Image? This Startup Thinks So

At a time when fintech companies and banks are struggling to draw more consumer interest in their apps, a Reno, Nev., startup is hoping to motivate …

Personal Finance

Sinquefield Cup 2015 Round 6 So vs Nakamura

All about being a credit card processing reseller

Reselling merchant accounts can be a tricky business. However, if you're focusing on doing eCommerce, it can be simplified. The following thread will …

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

20 Simple And Creative Ways to Earn Money

We could all use some extra cash. Whether it’s to pay off your debts faster, save up for a vacation, or buy yourself that new gadget you’ve been …

Personal Finance

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

A New Virtual Archive Could Reveal Much More About African-American History

The man looks directly into the camera; he wears a bowler hat at a rakish angle, his jaw clean-shaven despite the fashion of his time. Thom Reed has …

Black History

10 Helpful Websites for Protecting Your Photography Copyrights

Being a photographer in the digital age presents a number of excellent advantages along with a collection of new concerns. Sharing your images with …

Tutorials

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …

FinTech
Small Business

Saving Carver Federal, New York's last black bank

Once the only option in their communities, America's black banks are nearly extinct. Michael Pugh is trying to keep the last one in New York …

Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies

<b>Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1542)</b><p>The Indies were discovered in the year one thousand four hundred and …

Puerto Rico

HISTORY 41: THE AMERICAN COLONIES

<b>Reading and class participation</b> <br>Students are expected to attend all class meetings, complete the readings, and be prepared for discussion of the …

Churchill's Advice on Work and Hobbies | The Art of Manliness

“If ever there was a Renaissance man, he was it. In the age of the specialist, he was the antithesis, our Leonardo. As a writer he was a reporter, …

Stokely Carmichael: Black Power

Black Power

Meet The Guy Who Just Bought More Than 6,000 Neglected Properties In Detroit

The name sounds catchy, even cute: the "blight bundle." Its contents, however, are far less appealing: 6,350 properties -- mostly abandoned homes in disrepair and overgrown vacant lots -- peppered across the city of Detroit.<p>No one was really expected to buy the so-called Detroit blight bundle when …