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Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

When big data analytics are overlaid on the exploding industry of crowdfunding, it becomes eye-poppingly clear just how much this new finance mechanism is growing.<p>For example, there's this: Every hour in the month of March, more than $60,000 dollars were raised via crowdfunding throughout the world.<p>…

Crowd Funding

How To Get An Interview At The Company You Want To Work For

Getting an interview at your dream company is no walk in the park. It takes dedication and persistence to make yourself known.<p>Produced by <i>Justin Gmoser</i>.<p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

Interviews

How To Answer The Most Common Job Interview Question

Once, during a mock interview with a professor, Desai offered that type of response. Her professor replied: "You are not your list of degrees and achievements. If that is all I wanted to know, I would have read your resume."<p>That's when Desai realized how "pathetically uninspired" her answer was.<p>"An …

Employment

11 Questions You Should Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

So, when the tables are turned and the interview asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.<p>"The very process of asking questions completely …

Employment

9 Tricks Brilliant Innovators Use To Come Up With Big Ideas

In "The Idea Hunter: How To Find The Best Ideas And Make Them Happen," management scholars Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer examine the world's most creative people and companies — with tons of best practices to be found inside.<p>"Habits and behaviors are more important than sheer brain power," Fischer …

Innovation

7 Things To Do When You Have To Give A Short Speech

Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into one of the longest, least organized, most lifeless talks I've ever heard. Those who were lucky enough to be standing near the back of the room slipped out. For the rest of us, the goodwill …

Mobile app monetization: Freemium is king, but in-app ads are growing fast

Freemium revenue for mobile apps was up 211 percent last year, according to a new report from mobile analytics company App Annie and IDC.<p>Clearly, free is working.<p>While a fairly strong majority — 83 percent of the top thousand apps on each of the iOS app store and Google Play — monetize via …

How to Invest in Whiskey

A savvy Scottish investment advisor on wringing a few bucks out of the great whiskey shortage.<p><b>These are trying times to be a whisky drinker</b>—but great ones to be an investor. Andy Simpson, founder of the single-malt-Scotch valuation firm Whisky Highland, offers his advice on how to grab a piece of …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Help to Buy: one year on, jury still out on government scheme for homebuyers

A "moronic" policy, or "a welcome boost to buyer confidence" – in the year since the chancellor first announced the Help to Buy scheme for homebuyers, his plan has attracted a full range of descriptions, and although he announced on Sunday it would be extended another four years to 2020 at a cost …

UK faces 'crippling' tax rises and spending cuts to fund pensions and healthcare

Britain faces tax rises within two years equivalent years to more than 17pc of GDP, says Institute of Economic Affairs<p>Britain faces “crippling” tax rises and spending cuts if it is to meet the needs of an ageing population, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.<p>The IEA calculated the …

The 12 Jobs Most At Risk Of Being Replaced By Robots

Mobile robots and "smart" computers are threatening to replace up to half the U.S. workforce within the next decade or two, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The report cites an Oxford University study that identified more than 700 occupations at risk of computer automation.<p>Here are the jobs that are …

Oxford University

Netflix’s Major HR Innovation: Treating Humans Like People

What if instead of bureaucracy, a booming company relied on common sense?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Back in 1997, before it was streaming a billion hours of Internet television a month, Netflix was a startup. They had a …

The Workplace

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

13 healthy snacks to eat when you’re tired, hungry, and irritated

Whether you’re a daily commuter, going on a road trip, or taking on a major trek, you know you’re inevitably going to suffer some bouts of …

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Two Truths and a Lie: Mom's Advice Debunked

If you’ve gone to a mixer and been forced to play the game Two Truths and a Lie, you know the gist: Someone you’ve just met reveals three personal …

'Privacy Will Be Something Only The Upscale Enjoy': 15 Predictions About Our Digital Future

The World Wide Web, birthed in a paper authored by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on March 12th, 1989, turns 25 today. After some gawky adolescent years, filled with fraud, lawlessness and technicolor gifs, it’s emerged as the defining force of today’s world. There are at least 2.4 billion people connected to …

UK house price growth eases in Feb but recovery has further to run - RICS

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose at the slowest pace in six months in February, but strong expectations for rising prices and activity suggest the housing market recovery still has a long way to run, a survey showed on Thursday.<p>The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said …

Scrapping 40p rate could be 'iconic' Tory pledge, No 10 policy adviser says

Conservatives should consider scrapping the 40p higher rate of income tax, Number 10 policy adviser Nadhim Zahawi says<p>The Conservatives should consider scrapping the 40p higher rate of income tax as an "iconic" pledge to help win voters, a Number 10 policy adviser has said.<p>Nadhim Zahawi, a member …

Audi's Traffic Light Assist Gets You from Green Light to Green Light

One of the most satisfying things in an NYC motorist's life is coming over the Queensboro Bridge and heading south on 2nd Avenue late on a weekday …

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library - Telegraph