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January 06, 2020
Female-owned businesses are the US economy’s quiet success story.
A report earlier this year found that 42% of all firms are female-owned and women started 1,817 businesses a day (yes, you read that right) in the past year.
 
Unlimited vacation isn’t as crazy as it sounds – and it can save you money.
Because 2019 was a year of very tight unemployment, many small businesses offered unlimited vacation to find and keep employees. They are a potential great benefit and not as costly or as risky as they seem.
 
“Slutty Vegan” became a hit in Atlanta – a city known for its barbeque.
Pinky Cole, a food truck owner opened her first brick-and-mortar vegan eatery called Slutty Vegan and saw more than 1,200 people line up outside its doors on the very first day. She plans on opening more locations in 2020.
 
Older people are the dynamic demographic running America’s small businesses.
America’s small businesses are still dominated by people in their 50s and 60s. According to a survey, 57%of small business owners were born between 1946 and 1964.
 
SOURCE: theguardian.com, 12/22/19
August 13, 2019

Research has created a road map for all runners – and artists, chess players, rock climbers, etc. – who seek the exhilaration you feel when completely absorbed in the pursuit of something difficult. So exactly how do you reach “the zone”?

August 13, 2019
  • The Grotto, Ontario: The Grotto is inside the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, nearly four hours northwest of downtown Toronto. Its stunning turquoise waters are a favorite among hikers and climbers.
  • Sliding Rock, North Carolina: This 50-foot rock slide ends in a 7-foot plunge pool, and pretty much looks like the most fun summer activity ever. Located just down the road from downtown Asheville.
August 13, 2019

Everyone loves a lemonade on a hot summer day, but 11-year old Seth had an even better idea. He decided to set up a stand advertising "ICE COLD BEER."

This quickly caught the attention of his neighborhood in Utah. So much so, that the Brigham City Police Department received three reports about the business operation. But when officers arrived on the scene, all they found was a savvy salesman.

The young...

August 13, 2019

How do you choose a wine? Whether it tastes good and how much it costs are the basic criteria of any wine purchase. Beyond that, how do you whittle down the choices?

How about a wine made by Abdullah Richi, a Syrian refugee dreaming of restoring his country’s wine traditions? Richi trucks indigenous Syrian grapes grown in conflict-ridden areas of his homeland across the border to his Dar Richi winery in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and dreams of someday reviving Syria’s wine...

August 13, 2019

Shipworms have long been a menace to humankind, sinking ships, undermining piers and even eating their way through Dutch dikes in the mid-1700s. Now, researchers have found the first shipworm that eschews wood for a very different diet: rock. The new shipworm – a thick, white, wormlike creature that can grow to be more than a meter long – lives in freshwater.

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