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HBCU Money’s 2018 African American Owned Bank Directory

(Founders of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Durham, North Carolina)<p>All banks are listed by state. In order to be listed in our directory the bank must …

African-American News

6 Ways to Start a Business Even If You Have Debt

If you're one of the millions of Americans who carry debt, consider these six alternative funding solutions to start a business.<p>It's a fact of life in our modern economic climate: Americans are in debt. In fact, according to recent reports from the Federal Reserve, at $1.021 trillion, Americans now …

Small Business

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

How to Make Slime

The gooey craft most resembles Gak, but those not familiar with that popular 90s toy might compare it to a more slippery Silly Putty. And it couldn’t …

Selling

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

FaceTime

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Eastern Europe

A Professional Podcast Host Shares 7 Secrets to an Irresistible Show | Inc.com

Secret #1: Show up consistently.<p>"When people start listening to you show regularly you become part of their routine," he says. "If you publish a weekly show, they expect you to be there every week. If you don't show up enough times, they will move on to someone else who will be there for …

Webinars

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

Here's the exact email you can use to get a meeting with anyone, no matter how successful or intimidating

In reality, however, it can be hard to get busy, successful people on the phone, much less sitting across from you in a cafe.<p>In a post on his website, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, GrowthLab CEO Ramit Sethi says that your initial email is crucial to getting a meeting — and he'll tell you exactly …

Success

I tracked my career satisfaction for 12 years — these 6 factors matter most

Annual performance reviews have always reminded me of doctor visits.<p>Manager: "Hi, Mike. Good to see you. How would you say you've been doing this past year?"<p>Me: (Unable to remember much prior to today's lunch, let alone nine months ago)<br>"Pretty good, I guess."<p>Manager: (Nods reflectively) "Uh-huh. …

Blood Pressure

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

Working with Models: A Beginner’s Guide

Running a shoot from start to finish can be pretty demanding—working with creative staff, managing your camera, adjusting settings, directing, and …

National Parks

73 Engagement Photo Ideas to Steal From Couples Who Totally Nailed It

From playful and fun to the dramatic and romantic, these engagement photo ideas will sweep you off your feet.

This ingenious slave literally mailed himself to freedom

Henry ‘Box’ Brown was precious cargo indeed<p>On March 30, 1849, a group of white men in Philadelphia breathlessly opened a wooden crate, carefully …

Immigration ban? We were there exactly 100 years ago today

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has dismissed as "ridiculous" a federal judge's decision to halt his controversial executive order denying certain refugees and immigrants entry into the United States.<p>Many Americans are up in arms. But in fact, keeping out desperate souls seeking entry into America …

World History

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Personal Finance

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

I’m a Full-Time Photographer Because of Instagram: Here’s How I Did It

My name is Sam Vox. I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I became a full-time photographer because of my Instagram account. In this post, …

This Excel trick will save you time and impress your boss

Here's a really easy setup for displaying data in Excel. The key is to create dynamic named ranges. Watch the video to see how to do it in just a few easy steps.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Data Visualization

The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

There’s no rule that says you <i>have</i> to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to …

Programming

Get The Lytro Illum Camera For $299.99 And Save 76%

There is still time to get your hands on our great deal on the Lytro Illum Camera in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, we have it available for an …

Mobile Photography

How much everyone working on a blockbuster movie gets paid — from $148 to $12 million

From the lucrative contract of a lead actor to the meager payout for an uncredited extra, the salaries on the set of a blockbuster film range drastically.<p>Vanity Fair created a video credit roll for a hypothetical blockbuster movie with a $200 million budget to illustrate the wide variety of jobs …

Salaries & Wages

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place on the Thanksgiving menu (there's plenty of …

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Photography Equipment

As a photographer who has spent the last couple of years around plenty of other sponsored photographers and one who has a couple of sponsors of his …

Obama wants you to read this book on making smarter decisions

The book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," by Daniel Kahneman, features insights into the pitfalls of human rationality that might just transform how you think about intelligence.<p>Obama's recommendation comes alongside nine other books on the president's list of required reading in the November issue of …

Critical Thinking

The 5 Behaviors That Derail Executive Careers

Some marketers make it to the top of the firm and some don’t. Why? What causes some careers to derail before they reach the pinnacle? It’s a question that young people ask and mature people ponder even after having working for 30 years. To better understand what derails executives in their march to …

Leadership