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Worse than '97-98?! New El Niño growing into monster

See what happened during the last major El Niño event in Bay Area<p>New computer models suggest that the current El Niño formation brewing in the Pacific could become the strongest in recorded history.<p>The broad swath of warmer-than-usual seawater is spreading and deepening. The two largest …

Why it’s time to shut down our poisonous college fraternities

The video of University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing racist chants is yet another example of how the Greek system fosters deadly inequalities<p>The University of Oklahoma announced this week that it has severed all ties and affiliations with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, …

Fraternities

Hillary Clinton leaves some questions unanswered

Here are 7 key ones.<p>Hillary Clinton finally took questions Tuesday about the email imbroglio complicating her efforts to launch a presidential bid, but the story has grown so complex that a single, 20-minute news conference did not address all the issues swirling around her decision to use a …

U.S. Dept. of State

Human remains found after Florida crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thick fog forced authorities to suspend the air search Wednesday for seven Marines and four Army aircrew, feared dead after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed into waters off the Florida Panhandle.<p>The helicopter was first reported missing at about 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday. Hours …

Military

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Body Language

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Summer’s in full swing and it seems like every week holds a holiday or employee vacation. All of that disruption can wreak havoc on your team’s productivity and leave projects lingering. But you don’t have to hit the snooze button until …

Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a to-do list is often cited by productivity experts as they key to getting more done in the day. Writing down tasks should, in theory, prevent them from falling through the cracks. Yet data collected by a productivity startup, …

The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment.--Dr. B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford Persuasive Lab<p>Most of us would like to think that our habits follow our intentions.<p>The truth is that one of …

4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I think about what keeps me up at night the most, it would definitely be worrying about money. Even when I am making money, I still am concerned about the most effective ways to reinvest in my business and be sure that I'm …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily as You Roll Out of Bed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The morning is a powerful time to frame your mindset for the day ahead.<p>One of the best lifestyle practices you can get into as an entrepreneur is to start the day with some bold and optimistic questions to set the tone for how you’re …

Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>American teens may know the mall like the back of their hand, but their knowledge of financial topics such as saving, spending and investing is average at best.<p>The first large-scale international study on financial literacy among 15-year-olds came out on …

Good Leaders Persuade. They Don't Manipulate.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From the moment we were born, we have been weaned and schooled in the art and science of manipulation. So much so, in fact, that we hardly recognize it anymore, both as targets and purveyors of manipulative influence.<p>It doesn’t take a …

The 3 Percent Solution for Personal Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you are near retirement or a trust fund baby, the income potential of your career is your greatest asset. The house, cars and investment accounts are golden eggs that wouldn’t exist without the golden goose, your career. Unlike …

Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I still remember my first time.<p>I was in college, and when it happened, all of the giddy rumors that led to my passionate curiosity and anticipation were not a let down. I even remember where I was when it happened -- hunched over a …

9 Steps to Building and Coaching a Killer Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being self-employed doesn’t mean that I don’t work with other people. In fact, I’ve had to create numerous teams throughout my career to help me achieve my goals.<p>These days, my team gets together every morning on Skype because we all live …

YouTube Really Is the New Silver Screen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>YouTube stars – those crazy kids with millions of subscribers – are increasingly transitioning from online celebrity to real world fame, from appearing in subway ads, to getting movie deals to designing their own clothing lines.<p>Their …

5 Strategies for Driving Sales With Thought Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve spent any time marketing in a new (or young) market, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term thought leadership. In fact, some of the largest companies in the world spend a good proportion of their marketing programs <i>defending</i> their …

2 Principles That Will Change the Life of Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my entrepreneurial endeavors in network marketing. Within that circle of entrepreneurial professionals I learned and grasped two powerful principles that really changed my business mindset forever. Those already practicing these …

Rap Genius Raises $40 Million and Changes Name to 'Genius.' But That's Not the Whole Story.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>On May 23 of this year, things were finally coming together for Rap Genius. Launched in 2009 by three Yale alums -- Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory -- and refined during a stint with the well-known startup incubator Y Combinator, the …

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may be tempted to think that when you reach a certain level, whether that’s in wealth, enlightenment or power, that your problems go away. If only you could get through this round of venture capital. If only you were wealthy enough to …