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21 traits of billionaires that you can start developing today

Well, besides the size of their bank accounts, many of them exhibit special traits and personality quirks that have helped them achieve unlimited success — and impressive fortunes.<p>Click through to find out if you have any of these 21 traits that billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett and …

Sergey Brin

The 23 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into …

European Travel

The 25 hottest San Francisco startups to watch in 2016

Business Insider talked to industry insiders, venture capitalists, and startup founders and looked at some fundraising data from PitchBook and CB Insights to derive this list of startups to watch in 2016.<p>To limit the list, we looked at companies founded in the last five years and narrowed it down …

Elon Musk hints that his next project could be an electric plane

Perhaps the most highly revered Silicon Valley engineer, Musk said he has been thinking about an electric jet with vertical takeoff and landing<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal, has hinted that his next project could be building a vertical takeoff electric plane.<p>Making a surprise …

10 Tools That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Automate Their Business

Being an entrepreneur is challenging enough without the extra menial day-to-day tasks.<p>The good news is, nowadays entrepreneurs can automate a lot of their responsibilities, giving you more time to dedicate to growing your company. You'll be able to focus on the things that matter most. A number of …

The 10 richest people in Asia

With a fortune of $29.2 billion, real estate mogul Wang Jianlin is the richest person in Asia, followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma at $26.5 billion. India's wealthiest man, industrial magnate Mukesh Ambani, rounds out the top three with a net worth of $24.8 billion.<p>This comes from new data provided …

Li Ka-shing

This Video of a CrossFitter's Epic Dance to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" Is the Best Thing You Will See All Day

Put your hands up and just casually lift 264 pounds like NBD.<p>If anyone ever asks the man in this video, "Do you even lift, bro?" he will be able to answer, without hesitation, "Hell YASSSS."<p>Australian CrossFit athlete and Beyhive member Khan Porter posted this video to his Instagram and Facebook …

Channing Tatum

How big your retirement fund should be at every age, according to one guide

Many people are overwhelmed by the responsibility of having to amass enough cash for retirement.<p>Only about half of workers participate in a workplace retirement savings plan, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And once they have a retirement account, few people ever do the math on how …

Startups.co Acquires Zana, A Site For Educating Entrepreneurs

Startups.co has been busy buying services like like Zirtual and Clarity.fm to build a network of connected products for entrepreneurs. Next up: Zana, a site that says it’s “democratizing entrepreneurship.”<p>The acquisition was reported last week by Columbus Business First. Startups.co CEO Wil …

12 Airline Employees Confess Fascinating Secrets of Air Travel

Some are scary, some are interesting, and some are downright bizarre.<p>Over at Reddit, someone asked airline employees to share secrets about the magical world of air travel. And, hoo boy! There are some doozies.<p>Without further ado, I present you some of the most fascinating items they spilled:<p>1. …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

Dumbest things to do with money

rorobito/flickr<p>Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to …

Personal Finance

If you’re being chased in a dream, does your body produce adrenaline?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>If you’re dreaming that a fierce beast is chasing you, thus potentially triggering the fight or flight reaction, does your body produce adrenaline even if you’re asleep?<p><i>Angela</i> …

The Week in Luxury Cars: Honda's Clarity, Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray, James Bond's Aston Martin, and More

Forbes contributors spotlighted several new auto models this the past week, but none received more attention than Honda’s new “Clarity.”<p>Joann Muller asserted that the most notable aspect of the hydrogen-powered vehicle—which officially debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last Wednesday—is not the …

Aston Martin

Clever Illustrations Playfully Reveal the "True" Meanings of Idioms

Idioms are a clever way to convey emotions and make comparisons, but what if you aren't sure of what they're supposed to mean? Keren Rosen imagines the literal, true definitions of idioms in a playful ongoing project. The simple, cartoonish images break down the meaning of each word and illustrate …

Skating

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

Photo: Daniel Brittain, Explorer for The Outbound<p>When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. We've got 21 unforgettable adventures that are the perfect way to do just that. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing …

Here's the real reason billion-dollar startups are called unicorns

Dow Jones counts 77 of them in the U.S. alone and 106 worldwide, including Uber ($50 billion), Palantir ($20 billion), Snapchat ($16 billion) and SpaceX ($12 billion).<p>Whether or not the stunning growth of this group (increasing from 34 in 2013) constitutes a bubble is open for debate.<p>What isn't is …

Venture Capital

Profit At Investment Company Led By "China's Warren Buffett" Nearly Doubles

Fosun International, the China investment firm led by billionaire Guo Guangchang, said Friday net profit in the first six months of the year soared by 97% to 3.6 billion yuan, or $563 mlllion, on the strength of investment gains.<p>Fosun has emerged in recent years as one of China’s most active …

China

Accumulate Oil Stocks; It's a Generational Opportunity

In oil and oil stocks, the evidence continues to mount that the tide is turning and that the prices we are seeing in both oil and oil stocks will …

If the stock market hits this level, then get nervous

The stock market has been ugly lately.<p>There are those who say this is only the beginning. Get ready for a deeper crash. Then there are those who argue this is just a healthy blip and that stocks will keep going up. Goldman Sachs (GS), for example, still predicts the market will end the year higher …

Stock Markets

The Growing Unreality Of The Uber Wealthy Tech Overlords

Yesterday brought the news that the lawsuit brought against ride-sharing company Uber by some California drivers who did work for the company would proceed as a class action. That could mean the estimated 160,000 people in the state who drive for the company could, if they win, be eligible for …

New York Times

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Tech startups want to change the way you drive

A computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering …

Electric Vehicles

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

AmazonFresh

The founders of two Facebook-acquired startups are leaving the company

Within a day of each other, two founders of startups acquired by Facebook said they are departing the company.<p>Shortly after Facebook announced yesterday (Aug. 27) that 1 billion people had used the social network in a single day, Josh Miller, founder and CEO of Branch, made his own announcement …

Tech Industry

What Western startups can learn from India

It's a muggy Monday morning in Mumbai, and Satyen Kothari, the co-founder and managing director of online payments company Citrus Pay, has just finished a conference call. His office is spare—just a stool, a chaise longue, and a desk made of industrial steel and a slab of reclaimed wood. All the …

15 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

India