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Entries by from 05/2013

Visualizing the Spread of Tech Startups Outside of Silicon Valley

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology

Venture capital funding in California's cradle of innovation has dropped for the second quarter in a row, according to data from the latest Venture Capital Activity Report for Q4 2012, but entrepreneurialism keeps blossoming across the United States.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Student Loans

| Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Understanding the importance of higher levels of education can become a frustrating task when coupled with trying to understand the options available to pay for that said importance.

13 Million Facebook Users Have NEVER Touched Their Privacy Settings [INFOGRAPHIC]

| Posted 05.02.2013 | Technology

In the wake of this most recent feature rollout from the Facebook team, Consumer Reports Internet Privacy and Security Survey and the latest visual from Marketo are reporting that close to 13 million Facebook users have never touched their privacy settings.

Global Company Car Benefits -- An Essential Component of Key Talent Reward Programs

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

After analyzing data from 89 markets worldwide, a new report by Mercer lists company car benefits as a key component in key talent retention programs, with brands such as Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Honda topping the list of cars offered to the most valued employees.

San Francisco, Seattle and Portland Top Chart of Leading Cities for Female Entrepreneurs

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Small Business

Amongst 48 of the most populated cities in America, San Francisco ranks as the #1 city for female entrepreneurs based on education levels, unemployment rates, income, population and the percentage of businesses owned by women in each city.

IRS Refunds, Easy Spending Money for Most Americans

| Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology

The end of tax season is the biggest financial event of the year, claim 75% of Americans, as they anticipate a refund of their hard-earned money after filing their taxes. However, only 37% of tax payers choose to invest their savings or use it to repair their finances.

Salaried Employees Will Earn 2 Percent Less Per Paycheck in 2013

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

Americans saw a payroll tax increase on January 1, 2013, due to the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, a temporary tax break voted into law in the hopes of stimulating the economy.

LOOK: Amazing Pencil Shaving Portraits

| Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts


Where to Get Reliable Advice Online for Just About Anything

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

The problem with this "it's-all-online" attitude is that it can be hard to determine if the advice and facts posted online are relevant or even accurate.

How Are Brits Planning to Spend Their Last Night of Freedom Before Saying "I Do"

| Posted 05.30.2013 | UK

There's no better way for couples heading to the altar to prepare for the challenges of married life than to attend the obligatory last hurrah, and with one third of Brits participating in weddings this year, chances are we will witness an onslaught of bachelor parties in 2013.