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GE’s new Alexa lamp shines light on internet of things

We’ve heard for years that the internet of things™ would imbue everything in our lives with the power of the web, all accessible by voice. If you’ve been waiting for something that isn’t a computer or smartphone or smart home hub to ask for driving directions or movie times, here’s your dream …

Design and prototyping tool Marvel scores £4M Series A led by BGF Ventures

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of POP, design and prototyping platform Marvel is disclosing that it has raised £4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is BGF Ventures, with participation from previous backers including Index Ventures, Connect Ventures, Inreach Ventures, Andy …

Prototyping

How This CEO Overcame Her Shyness to Build a $200 Million Business

How one founder went from sad and reserved to confident and happy on her way to a $230 million acquisition.<p>As any regular Inc.com reader can tell you, starting up can be extremely rough on your mental health. Entrepreneurs have long quietly suffered from depression and anxiety, but it's only …

Startups

How Blogging Can Help Whip Your Finances into Shape

My money habits are pretty solid and that has much to do with the fact that I write about money for a living. I’m not alone. Plenty of other writers, …

Personal Finance

Masala Mushroom Bhuna: Indian Spicy Sauteed Mushrooms [Vegan]

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Recipes

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie

Here’s a dish that would look pretty on any Thanksgiving table and leave your guests licking their forks and spoons: my Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie. And …

The best films of 2016 that you haven’t seen

While you were sleeping, a lot of critically-lauded films detonated in tens of theatres and blew away those who were lucky enough to see them. These are the most offensively underrated films that were released this year. If you’ve already seen them, then congrats, you can smugly gloat to someone …

How it actually feels to write JavaScript in 2016

Hey, I need to create a page that displays the latest activity from the users, so I just need to get the data from the REST endpoint and display it …

Ten Things All Bad Managers Have In Common

Good managers come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are just stepping into their first leadership roles, and some of them have been managing teams forever. Some of them are soft-spoken and some are loud and boisterous. They all hire people they respect and treat them like adults.<p>They all lead …

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Project Management

Top 6 highest paying "Big Data'' skill sets in 2016

Top 6 Highest-Paying Big Data Skills to Upgrade to in 2016<p>The world of technology is dynamic by nature. So it should come as no surprise that the …

The simple strategy one man used to save enough money to retire at 30

In 2005, Peter Adeney — better known as Mr. Money Mustache— retired at 30 years old.<p>Leading up to retirement, Adeney and his wife, Simi, both software engineers, stashed two-thirds of their combined $134,000 take-home pay in savings. After just 10 years in the workforce, the couple had accrued …

I made 6 figures at my Facebook dream job — but couldn't afford life in the Bay Area

It was slowly becoming real. I’d received a message from a Facebook recruiter over LinkedIn in July 2010. In August, I had phone interviews and then an on-site interview. A week after the on-site, I received an offer letter.<p>Facebook, the company that touched the lives of more than 400 million …

Silicon Valley

Want To Double Your Salary? Of Course You Do—Try This

Research shows money (in the form of a paycheck) can buy happiness. Experts craft a game plan to double your salary.<p>The best things in life may be free, but a study out of Case Western Reserve University found that money does indeed buy happiness. Increasing income–to the tune of an annual salary …

Employment

This Is the One Stock I'm Buying Right Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Labor Day has passed, and that means everyone is coming back from summer vacation, reenrolling the kids in school and...turning their attention back to the stock market. In honor of that, I'm making public the one stock that I plan to buy in September: customer-service …

3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months

Building a new product is like flying a plane as it’s being built. Building it when nothing like it exists in the market is like flying blind.<p>Two years ago, LinkedIn noticed salespeople were using LinkedIn to source and connect with prospects and customers. During the early days of social media, …

50 Quotes With the Power to Motivate You to Do Anything

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's no denying the fact that entrepreneurs need a daily dose of motivation. One of the best ways to lift your spirit is by reading quotes that tug at heartstrings and stimulate our minds.<p>As …

Motivation

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

10 Realistic Work-Life Balance Tips to Steal From Billionaires

Don't neglect the things you should be doing in your personal life. It may be the key to your success.<p>Did you know that 9 out of 10 startups fail? While that can be attributed to a number of reasons, having an equally failing life <i>outside</i> of work (marriage, work/life balance, and self-care) will put …

worklife

7 Financial Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us are familiar with the typical habits of successful people -- wake up early, eat breakfast, build a network. But what about the financial habits behind successful entrepreneurs? What are they doing on a daily basis …

Entrepreneurship

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

This Woman Made The Most Extensive Map Of Hip-Hop's History

Jessi Brattengeier knows East Coast rap. Since she's from Houston, she has a pretty good handle on chopped and screwed, that drowsy, glutinous style …

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

eBay buys SalesPredict to better compete with Amazon

Machine learning is all the rage, and eBay is buying its way in via an acquisition of a startup named SalesPredict.<p>SalesPredict is a learning engine that uses your order history to suggest new items you might want to buy. It’s also well suited for marketing, helping businesses target only those who …

10 fruits and vegetables you should be eating more of this summer

Plus, being outdoors more often increases your risk of dehydration and can aggravate skin sensitivities — so it is even more important to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, which provide some critical nutrients that your body needs during this season.<p>Here are 10 delicious, healthy fruits and …

Watch the Inspiring 'Miss Sharon Jones!' Trailer

The trailer for <i>Miss Sharon Jones!</i>, the documentary that traces soul singer Sharon Jones' career and ongoing cancer battle over the course of a …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

12 Amazing Gardening Tricks Everyone With a Backyard Needs to Know

These tips will help whether you're a garden guru or a total novice.<p>Gardening is a fine art, and often, learning to get it right is a process of trial and error. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can pinch from professional gardeners to help you master this hobby with ease.<p>1. Coffee, …