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What Do 'A.M.' And 'P.M.' Stand For Anyway?

Many people don't know what the abbreviations stand for -- or how we should refer to noon and midnight.<p>Americans use many abbreviations in everyday speech and writing. Shorthands like “yd” for yard and “a/c” for air conditioning are pretty straightforward, but there are some misconceptions about …

Language

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

What are the lives of the planet's wealthiest people really like?<p>Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to find out.<p>She knew she'd have a hard time gaining access to the world of the über wealthy, so she did something unusual: She took courses to become a wealth manager.<p>In the …

Social Sciences

What Is a USB Bitcoin Miner? | Investopedia

Bitcoins can be earned by purchasing them using dollars or other currencies, by selling goods or services and receiving payments via bitcoins, or by …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say

Prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may never stabilize, and digital tokens risk simply ending up being a bubble.<p>Using mathematical modeling …

5 Ways to Scale Your Business Using Landing Page Software

Your landing page is where potential customers either give up on your site or dive deeper. Leave nothing to chance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The online marketing space is filled with techno babble. From squeeze pages to sales funnels to conversion optimizations …

Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken

Bitcoin miners who've decided to stay in the game amid plunging prices may soon find that the well has run dry.<p>A 70 percent price drop since the …

Cryptocurrency

Ditch The Client If Your Contract Lacks These 7 Important Clauses

Getting paid is the biggest issue that freelancers face when they create products or provide services for clients. After all, it can be expensive to go after a non-paying client, and many freelancers are living on an already tight budget. And sometimes freelancers, hungry for business, do not study …

Employment

Here are 15 of the most surprising work-from-home jobs hiring now

These beer editors, dictionary authors and eye doctors can WFH – plus five remote gigs that don’t require previous experience.<p>You’ll feel right at …

Employment

How to Come Up With a Brilliant Business Idea | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A …

Entrepreneurship

9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

Business Strategy

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

Self-improvement

4 Money-Making Habits That Propelled Sara Blakely, Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins to Phenomenal Success

Success is proportionate to your focus on solving people's problems.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global elites play a different game. Wealth is not created by wishing, manifesting and burning sage. Concrete plans, committed desire and wondrous persistence are the …

A 36-Year-Old Made $62 Million With Instant Web Flea Market

Yusuke Mitsumoto had a hunch: what if you paid people instantly for their used goods over the internet, with no guarantee that they would hand them …

How to make millions on Instagram

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for product marketing and …

Comma Queen: Affect vs. Effect

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

African-American News

See the Trippy Look of the Long-Buried Original Star Trek Pilot

From left: Susan Oliver as Vina, Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike and Meg Wyllie as The Keeper in "The Cage."<br>CBS/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Though</i> …

Amazing Coffee Shops Around the World

The planet's best places for a pick-me-up.<p>Traveling means jet lag and jet lag means coffee (at least for many of us caffeine addicts). Luckily, you …

Alibaba Q2 earnings top expectations as revenues rise 59% on surge from mobile commerce

In the face of a weak Chinese economy and various regulatory concerns, Alibaba posted strong second quarter earnings that should ease investors’ fears for while.<p>The company said revenue for the second quarter was $4.8 billion, up 59 percent from the same period a year ago and beating the $4.54 …

Alibaba Group

Barcelona steps up crackdown and fines on Airbnb

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Authorities in Barcelona have stepped up a crackdown on homes illegally rented out to tourists via homesharing websites such as Airbnb, ordering hundreds to be removed from listings and hitting firms with a fine, while threatening more in the future.<p>Barcelona is not the only European …

European Union

Founders: Big tech won’t buy your startup, but big brands might

A few years ago, entrepreneurs had the same aspiring party line for investors and partners, “<i>… and we’ll be acquired by [insert big tech giant here] within 18-24 months</i>.” While Google and Yahoo did enjoy a nice startup-shopping spree back in 2013-2014, there’s been a fundamental shift in the …

Startups

The driver in China's first Tesla Autopilot crash claims sales staff told him the car was self-driving

Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in autopilot mode, a system that takes control of steering and braking in certain conditions.<p>The company, which is investigating the crash in China's capital last week, also said it was the driver's responsibility to maintain control of the …

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

August is shaping up to be a hell of a month for Netflix subscribers, which is a pretty noticeable contrast to the preceding few. We’re not saying …

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

Self-healing concrete and sweaty roofs: is this the future of buildings?

Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies that hold …

Springsteen, Grohl, Elton John Ponder Tower Records Business Lessons As Movie Makes DVD

It is time to remember Tower Records one last time. Elton John once bought all his music-listening there and still describes its closure as “one of the greatest tragedies of my life.” Bruce Springsteen loved it; he says that in a record store, everyone is your friend for 20 minutes. Dave Grohl says …

George Harrison

Designer Sophia Webster Reveals the 5 Secrets to Her $14 Million Success

The people in this picture likely didn’t get much sleep for celebrating last night. Sophia Webster, perched on the stool holding her “Boss Lady” shoes, is the girl who just walked off with the 2016 British Fashion Council/<i>Vogue</i> Designer Fashion Fund award. Here she is, surrounded by her team at the …

Footwear

Ten Years Later, Amazon Web Services Defies Skeptics

When Amazon.com launched its first Web service 10 years ago today, offering storage in the cloud, people thought it was yet another crazy, profit-nuking idea from Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.<p>Why on Earth, investors and analysts griped, was a company still struggling with a marginally profitable …

Cloud Computing