• QUOTES
    Gay high school students have inspirational yearbook quotes about coming out deleted in final copy

    Two openly gay students had their pro-LGBT quotes about coming out removed from their school yearbook. Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, pupils at Kearney High in Missouri, had left inspirational, positive comments underneath their yearbook photographs, only to find they had been deleted in case other students found them offensive. Mr Slivinski had written: “Of course I […]

  • STARTUPS
    Declines in Traffic to Your Retail Store May be Slowing – Finally!

    U.S. brick-and-mortar stores including small businesses are showing signs of life again. In the retail month of July 2017, in-store analytics company RetailNext found stores’ traffic decline was the lowest since January 2016. Sales also experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline, which is a positive sign for the retail industry as a whole. RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether. The Role of Risk in Entrepreneurship and Business When most people think […]

  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine review – some of his best songs in years

    In the A–Z of Paul Kelly’s career – something he spent some 550 pages discussing in his excellent “mongrel memoir” How to Make Gravy, which obliquely discussed in alphabetical order the inspirations, motivations and memories lurking behind more than 100 of his songs – attention always turns back to his third album, Post, the one […]

  • STARTUPS
    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Robin Hood effects’ on motivation in math

    Source: Universitaet Tübingen Summary:Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a “Robin Hood effect” which reduces the “motivational gap” between students from different family backgrounds […]

  • STARTUPS
    How to Invest in Startups Using a Gold IRA

    Did you know you could use a gold IRA to fund a startup venture? It requires taking some legal steps and placing the funds into a corporate account but is one way to provide a financial seedbed as the business grows and matures. And if you follow the rules, you can invest without incurring any […]

  • SUCCESS
    Experience in the squad sets up this Indian team for overseas success

    Jadeja currently has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points. There is a bit of déjà vu about this Sri Lankan tour. The hosts are still a bruised and battered, terribly weak ened outfit and there is a discerna ble gulf in quality from the visiting side, never mind the fight-back from Dimuth Karunaratne […]