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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

French Student Makes A Big Profit Selling Tins Of Air From His Village

"Air de Montcuq" is the brainchild of 22-year-old student Antoine Deblay, who first had the idea to sell his hometown's air over the summer. He put his idea up on the French crowdfunding site, where he was surprised to raise more than 800 euros ($1,000) in just a few weeks — enough to set up a …

Selling

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Goldman Sachs

The 25 Richest People On The Planet

This week, Bloomberg Markets Magazine is carrying a thorough update of the team's blood, sweat, and tears — a ranking of the 100 wealthiest people on the planet and what they're worth.<p>Since last December, the top 100 billionaires' net worth has soared from $200 billion to $2.1 trillion. Their …

Fifth of wine sold worldwide is 'fake'

A fifth of global wine sales involve forgeries, it has been claimed, a day after a Frenchman was jailed for selling fake Grand Crus labels to an unsuspecting Bordeaux collector<p>Counterfeit wine accounts for some 20 per cent of international sales, according to unofficial wine industry estimates …

Selling

Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Back in April, we described Rob Rhinehart's experiment concocting something that could give him all the nutrition and none of the hassle of food.<p>Rhinehart, you see, is a 25-year-old electrical engineer in San Francisco who'd grown exceedingly frustrated with the time and effort of purchasing, …

Drink up, stock up: A global wine shortage is looming, report says

The end may be near. This poor old world has survived wars, economic disasters and the breakup of both The Beatles and the Jonas Brothers, but could we ever survive a global wine shortage?<p>And it's coming. BBC reports that the world is facing a catastrophic wine shortage in the very near future. And …

A global wine shortage could soon be upon us

It isn’t only France that’s suffering from a growing dearth of wine—it’s the entire world, says a report released on Monday (Oct. 28) by Morgan Stanley Research.<p>And the shortage is only getting worse.<p>Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include …

Morgan Stanley

Ron Conway to entrepreneurs: Focus on your product

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur and make it big? Legendary angel investor Ron Conway shed some light on this issue during a quick fireside chat at Y Combinator’s Startup School event.<p>Conway spoke about his experience with notable companies like Twitter, Google, Pinterest, …

Super-large-scale solar installations are surging in the US

Don’t write Big Solar off yet. With the plunge in photovoltaic panel prices, US utilities that once enthusiastically signed deals for massive solar power plants to be built in the desert began to favor small installations deployed near cities that don’t require the construction of …

Renewable Energy

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

Here Are The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Millennials, Gen X, And Boomers

If being an effective manager is understanding who you're managing, much of that knowledge comes down to understanding the generation that identifies your workers.<p>A new study published by EY, formerly Ernst & Young, includes insights from more than 1,200 professionals across generations and …