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The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.<p>There are 59 national parks in the United States — each more majestic and …

6 Lessons From Cannabis CEOs Who Raised More Than $50 Million

How they found the money in a turbulent and unpredictable market.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As if starting a legal marijuana business isn't hard enough, scoring investment capital can seem almost impossible. Yet some entrepreneurs have managed to do both—to …

Sobering photos show what a week's worth of plastic looks like for typical families around the world

The use of plastic has exploded in the last half century, so much that we produce an estimated 300 million tons of the stuff every year.<p>But plastic is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to the environment — it takes so long to decompose that much of our plastic waste ends …

I’m a 32-Year-Old Police Officer With Zero Debt. Here’s My Plan to Retire in 10 Years

Self-discipline is critical.<p>Saddled with student debt, many millennials have postponed financial milestones like home ownership. But not Brandon …

To hit climate goals, Bill Gates and his billionaire friends are betting on energy storage

The world needs radical new energy technologies to fight climate change. In 2016, Quartz reported that a group of billionaires—including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson—launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) to invest at least $1 billion in creating those …

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.<p>"Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization," the pope told top oil …

Fossil Fuels

How a Couple Who Saved $100,000 a Year to Retire Early Travels the World With Their 3-year-old

"It's not a vacation — it's a lifestyle."<p>After six years of working 60-hour weeks, exchanging his vacation time for pay, and having no time for rest, …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Former Fox News analyst says Fox has become 'destructive propaganda machine'

He was a Fox News military analyst for many years. Now he says Fox is doing a "great deal of damage" to the United States.<p>Ralph Peters left the network in March after sending a blistering farewell note to some of his colleagues. The note shocked the TV news industry because he accused Fox of …

Donald Trump

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.<p>That's more than double the about $1 …

Solar Panels

What I learned after 22 years as editor of Money magazine

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I’ve often used my own life as fodder for my work. I wrote a financial advice column for …

Residential Batteries Almost Beat Out Utility-Scale Deployments Last Quarter

The historically tiny residential energy storage segment won big in Q1 2018, according to the latest deployment data.<p>Utility-scale projects, the …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a successful email …

I’m a Mother of 9 and the Head of Personal Finance at a Trillion Dollar Investment Firm. Here Are My 6 Secrets for Work-Life Balance

Step 1: Create your own definition of success.<p>When we’re juggling work and family life, we’re bound to experience moments of pressure or exhaustion. …

BBOXX Is Delivering Off-Grid Energy To The Developing World

Although access to mobile phones, retail banking and internet connectivity has soared in the past decade across the developing world, it remains a frustrating reality that over a billion people – across the continent and the rest of the developed world – have no access to electricity. Less than a …

Off-grid

25 Brilliant Kickstarter Products With A Cult Following On Amazon

The advent of crowdfunding has made it possible for anyone with a genius idea to turn their dream invention into a reality. Of course, not <i>all</i> …

Onsite Power And Microgrids May Be The Key To Global Development

Nearly a quarter of the 1.1 billion without access to reliable electricity are located in India, which is critical to its development and which requires creative solutions. While the growth of centralized power generation and delivery is expanding there, so too is onsite rooftop solar energy with …

Obama on what the Situation Room is like offers advice anyone can use to make hard decisions

When Barack Obama had to make big decisions during his time as president, he would assemble a team to confer with him in the White House Situation …

Are You an Entrepreneur or an Employee? Here Are the 4 Biggest Distinctions.

Not everyone is a natural for the entrepreneurial role, but the mindset needed can be learned.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people dream of quitting their day job and joining the ranks of the self-employed; but according to a 2016 Kauffman Foundation Study, only …

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Former Perry Adviser Is FirstEnergy’s Secret Weapon in U.S. Bailout

Before FirstEnergy Corp. sought a federal bailout for its money-losing power plants earlier this year, the company hired a powerful ally: a lobbyist …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

I'm a founder who has raised $77 million over the last 10 years — here's my best advice on how to raise startup money, even when lots of people reject you

Fundraising is hard.<p>In 2009, Y Combinator gave our fledgling company, Mixpanel, $15,000.<p>During that summer session, half our batch died after demo day — a day where you get to pitch investors in Silicon Valley. We got a lot of no's — 11, to be precise. Two VCs thought we should get a CEO, and one …

Solar Impulse 'Efficient Solution' label for profitable start-ups to boost clean energy investment

The pioneering solar flight foundation Solar Impulse has launched an 'Efficient Solution' label for clean energy start-ups and innovations that can …

10 massive corporations going big on solar power

10. Amazon.com — 33.6 MW<p>Lisa Werner | Moment Mobile | Getty Images<p>9. Macy's — 38.9 MW<p>Bruce Leighty | Photolibrary | Getty Images<p>8. IKEA — 44.9 …

What a $500,000 Home Looks Like in 25 Major Cities Across America

The cost per square foot for homes can vary drastically from city to city.<p>Space is hard to come by in some of America’s most popular housing …

Real Estate

Rivals Rise Up to Threaten Tesla's Battery Business

Tesla's enjoyed surprising success using lithium-ion battery tech to protect utilities from blackouts. Now Lockheed and others want in on that …

Energy Storage

The Anti-Anxiety Mind Trick That Can Help You Stop Overthinking Every Single Decision

It's not easy, but it works.<p><i>This essay is adapted from</i> The Healthy Mind Toolkit <i>by Alice Boyes, PhD, a former clinical psychologist turned writer.</i><p>If …

Self-help

Fighting Climate Change Could Save the World $30 Trillion, Report Finds

The most lucrative investment in the 21st century may be the Paris climate agreement, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal …