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Health Miseries Follow Tar Sands : Compass

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) knows the consequences from the Keystone XL pipeline go far beyond the pages of the State Department's hotly contested …

3 Strategies to Keep Your Website Relevant to Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just after Google announced that its new search algorithm, Hummingbird, had taken flight, SEO professionals began trying to figure out what it meant for them and their clients. Hummingbird marks the biggest overhaul of the algorithm since …

Food Charities That Really Make a Difference

Twice I lived on a food stamp budget. Twice I learned that it is impossible to get both the needed calories and nutrition the human body requires on such a budget.<p>I became known as The Food Stamp Chef and as a result I still get a mail from people daily seeking help with the problems accessing …

Homelessness

The Time Is Here For Online Gaming

It’s no secret the Internet has changed the way we do many things and those shifts have rippled through several business models forcing companies to adapt or be left behind. Some of the more common examples include:<p>Apple’s iTunes and downloadable music has had a widespread impact on the music …

4 Priorities for the Head Marketer at a Startup | Inc.com

In my last column, I outlined some of the fundamental steps marketers can take when setting a baseline for success at a new startup.<p>But in addition to those ground-floor tenants of new business success--building your brand, becoming an expert, leveraging word of mouth--you can’t forget to build …

Marketing

Why You Really Need To Quiet Your Mind (And How To Do It)

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace–but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.<p>Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only …

The Key to Making Better Decisions? Self-Editing | Inc.com

I have a confession to make: I have a love-hate relationship with this column. It goes without saying that I <i>love</i> working with the fine folks at <i>Inc.</i>, and to have a platform to write regularly on my favorite topics (leadership and growth) is both a delight and a privilege for which I'm extremely …

Mark Twain

10 Inspiring WordPress Sites with Innovative Design - Jeffbullas's Blog

WordPress has emerged as the bloggers platform of choice if you want to get serious about playing in a digital world.<p>It stands out as the most …

Opinion

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GOP’s staggering chutzpah: Why they’re attacking Medicare cuts now

Republicans voted many times to cut overpayments to Medicare carriers. But — voilà — now they suddenly love them<p>After spending weeks subjecting the public to unfounded and widely debunked claims that Obamacare contains a hidden "bailout" for private insurers, Republicans have undertaken a complete …

Dems revive War on Women message

The war on women is back — bigger, broader and more central to White House and Democratic messaging than ever before.<p>Drawing on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection strategy — and the even larger margins among women that propelled Terry McAuliffe to victory in last year’s Virginia governor’s …

Obama To Propose $302 Billion Highway Repair Program

President Obama will propose a four-year, $302 billion transportation program on Wednesday to repair and rebuild roads, bridges and transit systems, …

Three Reasons Taco Bell Breakfast Will Totally Dominate

The fast food breakfast market is difficult to break into. In 2012, Wendy's attempted to launch breakfast and failed.<p>But Taco Bell's new menu, which includes a Waffle Taco and Breakfast Crunchwrap, will be likely be a smashing success, brand-building expert Denise Lee Yohn writes on her blog.<p>She …

The ONE Thing You Must Do In Each U.S. State

"If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?"<p>We asked this question to ourselves, to our trusted friends, and to a whole bunch of HuffPost editors. We thought our comrades' answers would help us create the ultimate American travel guide.<p>But their …

The Secret Sauce of Successful Entrepreneurs? It's All in Their Head.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The boom and bust nature of Silicon Valley startups often results in entrepreneurs being viewed simplistically as "successes" or "failures" based on the outcome of their startups. However, the real key to success is ones mindset, which …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

Mobile

How to Avoid a Social Media Disaster | Inc.com

Social media disasters have become the new material for bon mots at business gatherings. And the raw material is rampant.<p>For example, JP Morgan--you know, the people that helped bring the global economy to its knees--invited questions to its executives via Twitter. Two-thirds of the 8,000 comments …

Public Relations

How to Make Your Brainstorming Sessions Instantly More Effective | Inc.com

You don’t hire jerks and show boaters, so that means your team is probably composed largely of nice people. That’s good news for your sanity and productivity at the office, but according to a trio of leading experts on innovation it may pose a challenge when it comes to generating new ideas.<p>Why? …

Brainstorming

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic below to compare …

CONSUMER REPORTS: Tesla Model S Is The Best Car You Can Buy

Elon Musk's upstart automaker has been on a roll today: Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas raised his price target to $320, from $153, sending the stock skyrocketing.<p>And now, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S the best overall car of 2014, it announced this afternoon. Here's why:<p>Sure, you can …

Ikea’s Amazing RGB Billboard Is One of the Coolest Ads It’s Ever Made

Outdoor ad geeks, here's your latest bit of brilliance, courtesy of Ikea.<p>German ad agency Thjnk and production studio I Made This teamed up to create …

The (Not So Difficult) Trick To Get Your Emails Read

To stand out in a flooded inbox, you need to begin with the end.<p>We spend hours sorting through the 150 billion or so emails that ricochet around the Internet every day. So which ones get the click?<p>Popular email clients like Gmail show the first 50 or so characters of the body copy in the inbox …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Employment

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …