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Solar installations overtaking all other conventional energy sources in the U.S.

It looks like 2016 may be solar energy’s time in the sun.<p>Not only did the U.S. have more new solar capacity additions — mainly installations of solar …

Solar Power

This investment firm could revolutionize solar energy

A common perception of the impact investing industry - that is, investing for a cause - is that you have to make sacrifices, like giving up a solid …

Solar Power

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

What 5 Amazing Athletes Eat for Breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the …

Breakfast

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

No fizzy drinks, no juice: Here's what to drink to be healthy

We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but the latest research proves just how terrible they are. News that sugary sodas cause 8,000 diabetes cases each year follows a government report last week calling for consumers to minimize their intake of squash and fizzy drinks. Even sugar …

These Credit Cards Have the Best Perks

Take advantage of lesser-known credit cards, and you'll feel like a VIP.<p>The full value of a credit card in your pocket can go far beyond the usual …

Personal Finance

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

Self-improvement

8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

Female Entrepreneur : Karen Quinones

I first met Karen Quinones when she walked into a luxury fashion showroom in Paris. We were working on a selection of women's wear for her boutique and I kind of fell in love. She is the kind of person that lights up a room and has the natural ability to command attention in an elegantly, …

Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

"Imagine a football stadium filled to its brim. That's how much food goes wasted every single day in America."<p>Komal Ahmad, CEO of Feeding Forward

Why Your Gut Microbiome Could Hold the Key to Solving the Obesity Epidemic

Until only a few years ago, medical science taught doctors that the three to five pounds of bacteria that are housed in our digestive system played a limited role in our well-being.<p>As the former dean of Harvard medical school, Sydney Burwell once said, "Half of what you are taught in medical school …

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to …

Small Business

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Think Twice Before You Open A New IRA

It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season. The deadline to put away savings in a 2014 Individual Retirement Account is the same day your 2014 tax return is due, April 15th, 2015. Have you funded a 2014 IRA? A 2015 IRA? (That’s getting ahead of things–the deadline is April 15, 2016, but …

Ultimate Guide To Paris's Trendy Canal Saint-Martin

Located in northeastern Paris, the Canal Saint-Martin is a picturesque district with a 19th-century waterway and iron footbridges. In recent years, the area has transformed from a hidden treasure to a trendy hot spot filled with some of the city's best restaurants and shops. From an eatery with the …

Broad Coalition Coalesces For Clean Energy Jobs In Illinois

Labor, business, and environmental leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs.<p>Members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, including Environmental Defense …

A Walk on New Zealand’s Wild Side: Hiking the Routeburn Track

For the ultimate adventure, escape into the supersize spectacle of one of the country’s nine Great Walks<p>“HIKING IS JUST walking,” a friend assured me before I flew almost halfway around the globe with my husband, David, to embark on a three-day trek along the 20-mile Routeburn Track on New …

New Zealand

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

San Francisco

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

Go ahead and hit snooze—you'll still have time to make your hair look great.<p>If you find that you wake up every day with a mile-long to-do list, chances are your hairdos are suffering—but there's no need to sacrifice amazing style just because you’re crunched for time. We rounded up six of the …

Hairstyling

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Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight? Here Are 7 Reasons Why

These common mistakes may be to blame for your frustration.<p>Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn …

Fitness

10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit

Tax time is upon us again, with IRS Forms 1099 coming soon. It means filing time for 2014 returns is just around the corner. You may be searching high and low for tax deductions, but it’s too late to date checks December 31, 2014! Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

Free museum days in the Bay Area

On a budget but still want a healthy dose of culture? Here's when Bay Area museums open their doors for free.

San Francisco

23 Gorgeous Aerial Photographs to Help Put Things in Perspective

It's easy to lose perspective in our day-to-day. To get stuck in the minutia and forget that we're part of something much bigger called the Earth, which is part of something much bigger called the solar system, which is part of something MUCH bigger called the Milky Way galaxy... you get the …