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The 4 lessons I learned from having lunch with oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens

Boone Pickens is an iconic oil tycoon who rose to fame during the 1980's while pursuing takeovers of several companies.<p>He is currently the Chairman of BP Capital. More importantly, he is one of the biggest donors to a single college or university, which happens to be my Alma Mater, Oklahoma State …

Oil

20 Groovy Life Lessons I've learned Before 30

So I’m going to turn 30 this year. Yep. The big Three ‘O’. And this is a post compiling what I’ve learnt and how they can inspire you.<p>My …

Outsourcing

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To New Year's Resolutions

These are your unoriginal regurgitated New Year's resolutions. And they are getting pretty tiresome, especially considering the vast majority of you never fulfill them, choosing instead to wallow in the banality of your own existence, and roll them over again next year.<p><i>"Hey fat ass, I already know</i> …

Times Square

6 Rules for the Best Christmas Day

The holiday is where spirit and commerce intersect. You can truly have it all<p>By Hugh O'Neill, Photography By Thinkstock<p>Jesus and Santa stand for the two great male drives. Jesus is about spirit, and Santa wants us to check out high-end electronics. A world without spirit is, well ... just full of …

The U.S. and Cuba just restored diplomatic relations. Here are 9 must-know numbers

The U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday a historic breakthrough in which full, diplomatic relations have been restored. The U.S. will open an embassy …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

So while you need upper- and lower-body strength to perform all of the moves, you won't be able to make it through this challenge if your core can't keep pace.<p>Here's how it works. Grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and perform 20 reps each of the following exercises without resting: pushup, goblet …

How to Drive in the Winter

2. Replenish your fluids.<p>You know water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but cold weather affects other liquids, too. Don’t forget to swap your oil and windshield fluid with winter-specific formulas. Also, keep your gas tank half full at all times. Nearly empty tanks can build up condensation in …

Longtime Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries Resigns After Disappointing Sales

From bare-chested models to the scent of cologne emanating from its stores, Abercrombie & Fitch has left a mark on modern retail. Yet after raising …

Advertising Industry

This Is What Chicken McNuggets Are Made Of, According To McDonald's

It's something you've probably wondered far too often when chowing down on McDonald's Chicken Nuggets -- what are these actually made of? Is there even chicken in here?<p>According to McDonald's, the answer is <i>still</i> yes, as stated in yet another video in the fast-food chain's transparency campaign. In …

Legal Tech Startups Have A Short History And A Bright Future

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Basha Rubin is co-founder and CEO of Priori Legal.</i><p>Legal technology is booming, with companies attempting to disrupt the legal space at every level and from every angle. And with good reason. Some estimates value the market size at as much as $400 billion. While legal still hasn’t …

The Hemingway House in Key West

A few facts about The Hemingway House at 907 Whitehead Street: It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Key West. Originally built in the 1870s in the French Colonial Style by Asa Tift, a prominent Key West citizen, the house was given to Ernest Hemingway in 1931. His wife, Pauline, had …

Key West

10 subliminal retail tricks you’re probably falling for

<i>This post is published in partnership with Money. The original can be found at Money.com</i><p>By Susie Poppick, MONEY<p>Today’s marketing strategies aren’t …

5 Famous Stolen Pieces of Art (and Where to See Them)

By Tommy Burson for ShermansTravel<p>We all love a good art heist, don't we? They've been romanticized in films like <i>Monuments Men</i>, <i>The Thomas Crown Affair</i> and, of course, the unforgettable, but not-so-great 2004 flick <i>Art Theft</i>. People have been stealing art for centuries. Some pieces have been …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Iceland's Floating Northern Lights Tour Is The Definition Of Epic

We knew Iceland was both magical and relaxing, but this takes the country's natural wonders to a whole. new. level.<p>On a trip with Reykjavik-based Floating Tours, visitors embark on a journey to view the majestic Northern Lights... while floating in a secret lagoon. With an underwater music show. …

Yik Yak’s New Funding Round Confirmed As Sequoia Leads $61M Investment

There’s been speculation that Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is raising again, and today an SEC filing confirmed that the one-year-old app, which is popular among U.S. colleges, has closed a $61 million Series B round.<p>Yik Yak representatives confirmed that Sequoia Capital led the round, which …

Ad of the Day: Airbnb Created a Beautifully Intricate Tour of the World in Miniature

In an age of boundless CGI, the best creatives are increasingly asking themselves one question: How can we bring this to life in the real …

Miniature

Watch 'Better Call Saul' Teaser Featuring Eternally Grouchy Mike

Hilarious clip finds Saul/Jimmy confronting his future criminal fixer at a parking garage<p>AMC has shared a funny clip from <i>Breaking Bad</i> spin-off <i>Better</i> …

The Meaning of 35 Brand Names, From Etsy to Reddit

Inspirations for company names can be as varied as the founders themselves. The infographic below, by The Translation Company Group, collects the …

Advertising Industry

How to Deal With Self-Doubt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I woke up feeling a little strange this morning. It’s not the first time, but it’s usually associated with having a little too much fun the night before. Sadly, that was not the case. So I did what I usually do – ignored it and hoped it …

Self-confidence