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Every Tourist in New Orleans Makes These 11 Mistakes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: New Orleans is unlike anywhere else on this planet. The city essentially forces you — in the best way …

Travel

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

Privacy

13 Places in Paris You Need to See Before They Get Too Expensive

A wave of gentrification has been sweeping through Paris for some time, especially the 10th, 11th and 20th districts, bringing the charm of a once …

The best NYC restaurants hidden in weird places

If the rise in speakeasy bars’ concepts and Instagrammable eateries tells us anything about today’s dining culture, it’s that the off-the-plate …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Why I'm Tracking Every Single Purchase I Make in 2017

I'm going to write about the "B" word today. No, not <i>that</i>"B" word -- I'm talking about budgeting.<p>The word alone can give people fits.You might feel you don't need to budget because you already know where you're money's going (you don't).You may simply be afraid to find out where all your money goes …

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

How To Be Like Trump And Avoid Taxes In Retirement

There’s been a lot of talk in the news about how Donald Trump may have paid zero taxes over as long as an 18 year period, something he has called “smart.” This is due to a provision that would have allowed him to use business losses in one year to offset income in other years. While most of us …

India ride-hailing firm Ola sideswiped as Uber, Didi team up in China

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Didi Chuxing’s acquisition of Uber’s China business last week reshapes the landscape in Asia’s growing ride-hailing sector, and leaves India’s Ola more vulnerable to attack by Uber in its $12 billion home market.<p>Four months ago, Ola executives met with Didi hoping the Chinese …

India

How Goldman Grooms Its 10,000 Small Businesses for Growth

For Roy Castro, the path to becoming an ice-cream distributor was hardly as sweet as it sounds.<p>After getting out of prison following a drug charge in …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Small Business

2015 CNN Hero of the Year Maggie Doyne helps women, children in Nepal

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Maggie Doyne, a New Jersey woman who used her babysitting savings to change the lives of hundreds of Nepalese women and children, was named the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year in November at a star-studded awards ceremony in New York.<p>A decade ago Doyne's backpacking trip to Nepal …

Homelessness

Here are the countries with the most generous billionaires

India's ultra-high net worth people give away the most money for philanthropic reasons.<p>But as a percentage of net worth, the United Kingdom's filthy rich give away the highest, followed by America's.<p>These findings were published this week in the 2015 Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report, …

A Restaurant to Try This Weekend in New York City: Fritzl's Lunch Box

February 13<p><b>Sietsema Recommends: Fritzl's Lunch Box</b><p>Bushwick is rife with boho bars and restaurants that can provide you with a memorable meal in a slightly unusual vein, whether it’s fried chicken sliders on a stick, grilled cauliflower and blood oranges in an anchovy vinaigrette, or a brunchtime …

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent cities.</b><p><b>Zanzibar, Tanzania</b><p>Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers …

You can now install popular automatic screen brightness app Flux on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 9, it is now possible to install screen brightness app Flux (or f.lux). Flux adjusts screen brightness and color depending on the time of day automatically, so you aren’t blasted with bright light at bedtime or early in the morning. Due to App Store restrictions, Flux has been only …

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Religious intolerance may harm India's economy - business leaders

<i>This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.</i><p>By Rishi Iyengar @Iyengarish<p>The chorus of voices …

Facebook Tests A Dedicated Shopping Feed

Facebook’s where people spend their time on mobile, and now it’s working on several new features to give shopping sites a cut of the attention. The most eye-catching is a test of a Shopping feed that aggregates posts and photos about products on sale from different retailers. It’s also beefing up …

eCommerce

How the Bloomberg Terminal Made History—And Stays Ever Relevant

The Computer History Museum is making room for an innovative gadget that arrived in 1982 and has never stopped evolving.<p>By definition, any computing platform invented in the first half of the 1980s that has survived until 2015–and is an enormous business–has accomplished something remarkable. …

Stock Markets

25 New York hacks to make your life easier

<i>By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris</i><p>Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this …

LinkedIn Sets Aside $13 Million To Settle Spam Lawsuit

According to the suit, the company repeatedly sent out unwanted emails as part of its "Add Connections" service.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner admitted in May that the social networking site was guilty of “sending too much email” to some users. “That needs to be corrected and improved, and it will be,” …

The 5 most popular men's hairstyles right now, according to Pinterest

Fall is here and you need a new look — time to make an appointment with your barber.<p>But first you need some inspiration. For that, we asked image-sharing platform Pinterest to comb its user data and send us the most popular men's hairstyles right now. Check them out below.<p>The traditional side-part …

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

Less than six months after announcing a $40 million Series B investment, alternative lending startup Fundbox has closed on another $50 million in funding to provide small businesses with the immediate cash they need to stay afloat.<p>Spark Capital Growth led the round, which brings Fundbox’s venture …

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

2 ways Chobani's founder turned it around after he was almost ousted

Rumors swirled that Ulukaya would lose his job after the Greek yogurt brand faced a series of unprecedented woes, reports Craig Giamonna at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>After Chobani became popular with shoppers, competitors like Dannon and General Mills flooded the market. The brand's operations …