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5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show

New cars and technologies debut that promise greater fuel efficiency.<p>Vehicles in the future will be lighter, able to drive themselves, and run longer on a single battery charge, based on models in the spotlight at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.<p>The innovations show an …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on small businesses and their owners.<p>Most successful entrepreneurs follow comparable …

Entrepreneurship

“Enduring power of cartoons”: How one man’s response to Hebdo went viral

<b>(James MacLeod 2015)</b><p>After his answer to the attack went viral, James MacLeod spoke to Salon about Charlie Hebdo’s difficult questions<p>Elias Isquith<p>January 21, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Unfortunately, there are few things that unite people across our fragmented-yet-interconnected world to the same extent as a …

Charlie Hebdo

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

Globalization's Biggest Threat -- Slow World Economic Growth

As the World’s Economic Forum begins in Davos, globalization is facing a big problem—slow world economic growth, which is fueling anti-global sentiment in key parts of the world.<p>That’s bad news for the world’s large corporations, which have been benefiting from open markets and free trade. Wall …

Is Obama's State of Union Speech a Call for Class Warfare?

We hear it every time raising taxes on the rich are even suggested. The phrase "class warfare" comes up. Yesterday Sen. Orrin Hatch, the new President pro temp ore of the Senate and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, used the phrase to describe financial measures proposed in Obama's State of …

Define Success: A Professional's Guide to Finding Purpose and Motivation

Everyone wants to achieve success, but what does that mean? The truth is, everyone has a different definition of success, and in order to achieve, you first need to understand exactly what success means for you.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur or a professional trying to find success in your field, …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

The 8 Top Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

While the titles are often used interchangeably, there are differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business owners are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs innovate; they create and they’re excited about finding a revenue …

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

<i>By Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the …

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Entrepreneurial Spirt isn't something you are taught, it's something you must develop within yourself.<p>There are some characteristics in work and life that you just can't teach. They form from within and over time, they become part of who we are.<p>One of those characteristics is the …

8 Trademark Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you shy away from criticism or avoid improving yourself? Perhaps entrepreneurship isn't for you.<p>While we often use the terms interchangeably, there are slight differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business …

All the Financial Advice You Need on an Index Card?

Personal finance is often made way more complicated than it needs to be. But does that mean you can basically fit everything you need to know on an index card? A friend of mine recently sent me this article pointing out that University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack apparently thinks so. Let’s …

Personal Finance

Honda's cruise control can predict when drivers will cut into your lane

Most cars with adaptive cruise control monitor what's up ahead to automatically manage distance and braking. Now, Honda is taking the idea one step further by actively tracking and analyzing vehicles in neighboring lanes. Its new system is called Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and should, in …

Car Tech Was The Only True Source Of Innovation At CES 2015

I’ve been attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for decades. During that time I’ve observed not only year-over-year incremental improvement, but also the big leaps in technological innovation. At this year’s show, I didn’t notice any groundbreaking advances in the smart-home area that has …

An Obama boom?

Yes, say economists, but not as much as he’s taking.<p>The United States economy is increasingly the envy of a struggling world and President Barack Obama is in the early stages of a yearlong effort to grab credit for it and reverse persistently stagnant approval ratings as his tenure winds toward a …

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

Inside Obama's Proposal to Make Community College Free and Universal

President Obama on Friday called for making at least two years of college education free and universal, a bold idea that reflects his desire to offer far-reaching proposals in his last two years in office, even if Congress is unlikely to adopt them.<p>Building on a model that has been used by the …

House to vote on blocking Obama immigration moves

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, setting …

Homeland Security

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

US vet says fighting in Syria was as easy as buying airplane ticket to Miami

EXCLUSIVE: All it took was a plane ticket, and an informal background check over Facebook. Then he was ushered to the front lines in Syria, fighting against the Islamic State.<p>In a rare, exclusive interview with Fox News, a U.S. military veteran with multiple tours in Iraq detailed his journey to …

Why the US will power the world economy in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.<p>After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great …

Incredible Images of the Northern Lights

Here are some of the best images of the aurora borealis, captured in 2014.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Northern Lights<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world.<p>Bohbot, a French photographer currently living in New York, released the photographs of libraries in several cities including Paris and Rome as a part of his 2012 project …

Mexico's 2014 Highlights: Oil Reform, Violence, Public Protests, Corruption

It was not the best year for Mexico; 2014 will be remembered for violent acts that shook the country, most notably the abduction and likely massacre of 43 teacher-trainees (“Normalistas” in Spanish), the execution of 22 people by the Army and the ongoing killings by powerful criminal groups of …

#theLIST: 10 Celebrities with a Signature Style

If isn't brokenwhy fix it? We're highlighting celebrities who prove that their good style comes down to consistency.<p>If isn't broken—why fix it? We're highlighting celebrities who prove that their good style comes down to consistency.

Gmail Access Is Now Blocked on Chinese Internet

As of Dec. 26, it appears that the Chinese government officially blocked the use of Gmail on all public internet networks in China when Gmail traffic dropped to zero on Chinese servers.<p>Though Gmail hasn’t been particularly easy to access in China up to and including now, people used to be able to …

3 Food Myths that May Be Sabotaging Your Productivity

Your brain is one of your best business resources. Before you make your next New Year's Resolution, discover 3 pervasive food myths that may be damaging your ability to focus, learn, and remember.<p>One of the most surprising things I learned in nursing school was that the human body and the way it …

Nutrition