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Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

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Don't Spit In the Potted Plant, And Other Job Interview Tips

I had a guy come in for a job interview and ask me for a cup of water. I got him some water from the nearest coffee station and brought it to him in a styrofoam cup.<p>He took the cup, took a swig, swished it around in his mouth and spit the water into the potted plant next to my desk. I was …

Traveling for Business? Consider Packing These Healthy Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Planning to take a business trip in the months ahead? Odds are the answer is yes. In fact – according to the Global Business Travel Association – business travel spending is expected to rise by more than 7 percent this year alone.<p>As more …

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How to avoid being “too hot hire”

Concerned employers might hold your appearance against you? This interviewing strategy could prove invaluable<p>April M. Short<p>October 12, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It may be hard to summon up much sympathy for the beautiful woman. She tends to have better self …

Behind the 78 cent wage gap

Women make 78 cents for every dollar made by men. But the wage gap isn't that simple.<p>The stat we're all so familiar with "is an aggregate of all men and women in the workplace," said Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. It doesn't take into account …

Montreal

<b>Quebec's</b> largest city moves in cycles of cool. One was between Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics (where Nadia scored her perfect 10). It’s in full stride again with musicians from Mile End and chefs from spruced-up Old Montreal at the top of their game. Take it all in, then use the mountain the city …

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14 Classic Business Books You Can Download For Under $5

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.<p>For less than $5, you can gather timeless wisdom from classics like Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," build your economic background with …

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5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much like starting a business, writing a book is a huge gamble. The chances of getting an agent or signing a book deal with a major publisher are minuscule. As an entrepreneur, I learned a long time ago that gambling is a dangerous way to …

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This Guy Almost Became CEO Of Apple, Google, And Yahoo — Here's What It Feels Like To Miss Out On Big Opportunities

Before Costello was the CEO of Enlighted, a connected lighting network startup that's raised $55 million so far, he was a much bigger figure in tech.<p>He was the CEO of Cadence Design Systems, a design and engineering software company, for nearly a decade in the '90s, until 1997. Cadence currently …

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Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

Daily Meditation: A Moment Of Peace

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by Indian spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. The brief poem, more like …

Whales under threat as US approves seismic oil prospecting in Atlantic

The Obama administration is reopening the eastern seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.<p>Friday's announcement was the first real step towards what could be a transformation in …

Our favourite images of the week

From the coffee culture in Bosnia-Hercegovina to the train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley, these are some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

How to Meditate

Flickr – randomidea<p>Alexis Brooks <b><br>Higher Journeys</b><p>Upon first glance you may be thinking that this is a step by step guide on how to meditate. This is …

6 Words to Drop From Your Vocabulary

Stop saying these seemingly innocuous words and you'll have better success in business and life.<p>Words are powerful things. Consider the various ways they can influence your personal or company brand: A blog people actually want to read, content marketing that lures thousands of new users to your …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

21 Super Inspiring Quotes for Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Sheryl Sandberg to Sam Walton to Oprah, the thoughts of these great achievers will lift your mood--and elevate your game.<p>No one ever said that leading a business is easy--it's not. In fact, it can be frightening, exasperating, challenging, harrowing, and exhausting. When you feel …

Is There a Gender Gap in Confidence?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you suffer from a crisis of confidence? Your answer to that question may depend on whether you're a man or woman. Despite the fact that women represent more than 50 percent of U.S. college graduates, a new book by journalists Katty Kay …

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It's Up to Us to Make Our Own Fate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses -- one foot is on the horse called “fate,” the other on the horse called “free will.” And the question you have to ask every day is -- which</i> …

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Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

The Only Way to Get Really, Really Rich

No matter how you define rich, this is the only way to get there.<p>Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity.<p>It's a simple …

2 Remarkable Books That Will Change Your Life--And Your Business

Not every business book is created equal.<p>Great business books challenge assumptions, encourage new worldviews, and help make us not just better businesspeople but better people. Here are two that have had a tremendous impact in my life, both personally and professionally.<p>Bigger Is Better. Always. …

5 Great Call-to-Action Film Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great films tell stories and inspire us to become better people. There’s nothing more powerful than an inspiring movie that leaves you wanting to be your best and try a little harder tomorrow. While there are some truly motivating quotes …

Entrepreneurship

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

Google Hangout: Secrets to Becoming a Sales Powerhouse

Do I really need to be an extrovert to be a good salesperson? How do I start cold calling? What can I do to close the big sale?<p>Starting a business from scratch isn't easy. Finding customers and growing into a sales powerhouse can be, well, a long and difficult road.<p>That's why we've invited …

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