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How automated investment products are disrupting and enhancing the wealth management industry

Startups with robo-advisor products are failing to live up to their initial promise.<p>As solutions proliferate and consumer adoption remains slower than expected, many firms are re-examining and updating their strategies to survive.<p>In a new report, Business Insider Intelligence scopes the current …

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10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

19 Tools That VCs Use Daily And So Should You

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What tools do associates at venture capital firms use for their daily activities?</i><p><i>Answer by Crystal Huang, VC at GGV Capital, on Quora</i><p>Currently I use:<p><b>MS Excel & Powerpoint</b> - for obvious reasons.• <b><br>Evernote</b> – taking notes, making to-do lists, and also even for …

How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur | Investopedia

From photovoltaic solar panels to kinetic energy adapters for stationary bicycles that generate electricity from pedaling, entrepreneurs are taking …

Angel Investing at Today’s Market Rates is a Losing Proposition

By Dave Shen<p>In Our Thoughts<p>1<p>A few weeks back, I wrote a post entitled The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup where Dave McClure of …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Kim Jong-un spends New Year's Eve skiing in his 'impeccable' resort

Kim Jong-un has spent New Year's Eve at North Korea's first ski resort – and ordered that the newly-completed complex be opened swiftly so the people can 'feel the loving care of the party'<p>Kim Jong-un, the ruler of <b>North Korea</b>, has spent New Year's Eve inspecting his country's first ski resort – and …

The Science Behind Upworthy's Miraculous Virality [Slide Deck]

While Buzzfeed and Business Insider took years to build their readerships, Upworthy was able to amass a comparable audience numbering in the millions, in a period of a few months.<p>Most people associate the site's growth with headlines like "Imagine Trying To Pay Bills On Little Money. Then Imagine …

How to Start Investing In Real Estate at a Young Age

I don’t want to get old.<p>I’m not looking forward to hip problems, my eyes getting worse, or needing to take my pills just to use the bathroom …

South Africa's entrepreneurs tackle youth unemployment crisis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1029000/1029647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677645_0985b7044e5ae500fc1b747c40957610<p><b>South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, and while the government tries its own solutions, entrepreneurs are</b> …

iCow Ranked No. 1 Mobile App For African Agriculture

iCow, a mobile app that sends text messages to African farmers on animal husbandry and best practices, was ranked Africa’s best mobile agricultural …

Meet 7 startups that are innovating for the developing world

Every day, we are awash with news of the latest gadgets, product launches and strategic moves of Internet giants. In this climate, it’s easy to lose sight of the important role technology can play in improving the lives of people around the world.<p>Twenty-three startups recently received awards for …

Google launches Helpouts services

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has launched Helpouts, a marketplace of live video-based help services it has been testing for months.<p>The search giant has signed on more than 1,000 service providers offering tips on computer repair, yoga lessons, health care, baking and music instruction, among other …

The 20 Most Hilarious Football Memes

Link to Media<p>What's in a meme?<p>Well, outside of Rickrolling, Keyboard Cats and Dramatic Chipmunks, there's an awful lot of football-based mockery going on.<p>There are thousands of brilliant football memes out there, but we've tried to round up our favourite 20 for your consideration. Take a look …

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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.<p>For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on …

Halloween Means Treats for Investors

Historically, the stock market delivers stellar returns from November through April.<p>Forget Washington’s paralysis. Stop worrying that the market is …

8 Secrets of Undesired Singlehood

Clearly, some people are single because they choose to be. They are simply not interested in being in a serious relationship at this time in their life. Others are single due to the circumstances of their lives. They may have just gotten out of a meaningful relationship or have dated relentlessly …

Change Warriors: They Master Four Solutions

Many management gurus, academics and CEOs are writing on <i>change</i>, yet there is a difference between the theoretical and academic, and <i>actual</i> change. If you are entrusted to make the change happen, run a division, have a strategic HR role or are in the C-suite, think about what it takes to get to the …

Buffett's top 'picks': Wedding licenses, investor 'bible'

Oracle of Omaha dispenses investing, wisdom advice to college students in Washington, D.C.<p>Warren Buffett, 83-year-old billionaire, met a roomful of twenty-something Georgetown University students Thursday,and gave them simple investment advice: You can get wealthy with just a few good investment …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient's death, the numbers come out worse.<p>In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous "To Err Is Human" report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up …

5 Mobile Apps That Cut Your Restaurant Bill in Half

View Gallery<p>5 photos<p>According to a study conducted by eMarketer, an estimated 73.3 million people in the United States own a smartphone. A separate …

Marriage Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

<b>By Victor M. Parachin for YourTango.com</b><p>Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship."<p>Kevin responded, "I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I …

7 Funds to Own Forever

A strategy of buying and holding index ETFs may not be exciting but it should deliver solid long-term returns.<p>You've heard it all before: You can't …

8 Ways to Boost Your Neighborhood and Your Home's Value

Neighborhoods are dynamic environments and go through ebbs and flows like most other things in the world. The recession and mass foreclosures of the …

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Preparing Your Investment Portfolio for Volatile Markets

Not to be overly pessimistic, but when Wall Street starts setting records it’s time to start hatching an Investment Plan B. Stocks can continue to …

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …

How to Profit Off Today’s Rising Interest Rates

Current interest rates are slowly rising back to historical norms after years of near-zero levels. As they rise, consider how changing interest rates …