Michael Kompkoff

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13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement
Baseball

Lead Poisoning Is Still A Public Health Crisis For African-Americans

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, he was a "lead kid," one of thousands of children in the city with toxic levels of lead in their blood from years of living in substandard housing -- …

Sharks Found Inside An Active Volcano — Alive

Welcome to Kavachi, a volcano located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, in the Solomon Islands. Its first recorded eruption was in 1939, and the most …

Ely Parker, The Civil War’s Native American General

Called a “real American” by Robert E. Lee, Parker was a uniquely American success story.<p>Most anniversary commemorations of the Confederacy’s …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

Want to Know What the Mystery Wu-Tang Album Sounds Like?

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Ideas for Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

If you run a small business and have a specific budget set aside for marketing, consider yourself among the elite few. The ideal marketing budget is …

Top 6 Traits of Affluent Entrepreneurs

Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? It’s not easy. You’re in for a lot of work and potentially, a lot of failure. …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Get Reviews & Testimonials for Your Small Business

Recommended for You<p>Author: Gail Oliver<p><i>I write the marketing blog, Attention-Getting.com, chosen by American Express Open Forum as one of their Top 10</i> …

Small Business

Priceless Elevator Pitch: MasterCard & VCs will be at Mashable House to hear your business ideas

Every March, 70,000+ startup founders, digital marketers, brands and venture capitalists (VC’s) descend upon Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive. And …

Elevator Pitches

Oceans yield 1,500 new creatures, many others lurk unknown | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in the world’s oceans last year, including a humpbacked dolphin and a giant jellyfish, and reckon that most species of marine life are yet to be found.<p>The experts publishing their findings on Thursday listed a total of 228,450 marine …

Zoology

8 Things Single Moms And Dads Need To Know About Taxes

Unmarried parents face a unique set of concerns in life, and that includes taxes Before filing, consider these federal tax considerations:<p><b>Head of household status.</b> If you were unmarried on Dec. 31, 2014, earn at least 50 percent of your household income and your kids live with you for 6 months of …

Retirement

Gluten free Vegan Pretzel Bites

These gluten-free pretzel bites are chewy, soft and perfect with any dip. I used sweet potato puree for the moisture, you can use well mashed …

Baking

Commercial fishermen unhappy with Columbia River reforms

Commercial fishermen have reiterated their disgruntlement with the Columbia River reforms adopted two years ago by the Washington and Oregon fish and …

Ulstein Introduces the 'X-Stern'

From the makers of the unmistakable X-Bow hull design reminiscent of a modern-day viking ship, the Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein today …

Sailing

Top 11 Maritime and Offshore Technologies of 2014

It’s been an interesting and tumultuous year in the maritime and offshore sector with both regulatory and commercial drivers contributing to really …

Merchant Shipping

Byzantine shipwrecks reveal advanced shipbuilding techniques

A trove of ancient Byzantine ships found in waters near Istanbul, Turkey, displayed more advanced construction than scholars previously knew for that …

Libraries