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What are the best podcasts right now? Here’s our 2017 guide.

Recode’s Kara Swisher, The Verge’s Lauren Goode and 60db’s Liz Gannes share their picks — and then our listeners weigh in.<p>On the latest episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode reprised one of our most popular episodes from last year, a guide to the best podcasts you should …

How a Nashville Email Marketing Company Bootstrapped to $20 Million in Revenue in a Crowded Industry

While working at his third job out of college, Clint Smith witnessed firsthand how startups dependent on investor funding can suffer when financial markets take a turn for the worse. The company eventually pulled through its rough spot, but the formative experience would stick with Smith when he …

Profit

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots …

Here's Why Bosses at Google Are Not Allowed to Hire, Fire, or Promote Employees

Former Google exec Kim Scott provides a rare look behind the scenes.<p>Being a manager at Google is a bit different from being a manager anywhere else. That's because the company makes nearly all decisions by consensus, explains Kim Scott, the bestselling author of <i>Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss</i> …

12 wildlife holidays that should be on your bucket list

Few experiences stir the soul as much as a close encounter in the wild with one of the world’s great predators. Whether it be grizzly bears fishing for salmon in the rivers of British Columbia, jaguars stalking their prey across Brazil’s Pantanal wetland, or tigers in the Kipling country of …

Exactly What To Say In These Four Common Salary Conversations

Talking about money can be tense, but here’s how to prepare–no matter what turn your negotiation takes.<p>Ask any job seeker or employee about salary negotiations and one of the most popular responses is, “I would negotiate but I don’t know what to say.” Having the right words to say, or write, during …

Employment

The Beginner's Guide to Meal Planning: What to Know, How to Succeed, and What to Skip

To the uninitiated, meal planning can feel like an elusive practice or an overwhelming task, but that's usually because we think about meal planning …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Ultimate Irish Beef Stew Recipe - Great British Chefs

John Relihan serves up the ultimate Irish beef stew recipe, a fantastic winter warmer. Serve with buttery mashed potato, champ, or hunks of bread.

The Food Lab: The Reverse Sear Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I've been using and writing about the reverse sear—the technique of slow-cooking a steak or roast before finishing it off with a hot sear—for well over a decade now, but I've never written a definitive …

BBQ

Shaving Face: What Is Dermaplaning?

It’s igniting debate among make-up artists, dermatologists and beauty editors alike. It’s flooding social media (one vlog by Instagram superstar Huda …

12 trips to 2017’s new frontiers

Click <b>HERE</b> for the full <b>Top 50 Trips 2017</b> list<p>1: Take the road not travelled in Guyana<p><i>Kaieteur Falls (Dreamstime)</i><p><b>Guyana</b> is among the least-visited …

Did You Know That You Can Ride Without Traffic Your Bike From Paris To London?

Yeap, you read right: Paris to London on a bicycle.<p><b>The Greenway.</b><p>Yep, you read right: Paris to London on a bicycle. Even though England is an island and there is a sea between the two countries, a specially designed itinerary is in place for the brave, willing, and ready, to undertake the voyage.<p>The …

Roads

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise …

Cinque Terre, Italy: More than a Bucket List Destination

By far one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen, the Cinque Terre – meaning <i>Five Lands</i> – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quaint, …

Why CRM Doesn't Reduce Sales Costs

Despite billions of dollars spent on fancy CRM systems, there's little evidence CRM is helping salespeople to sell.<p>In a recent post, I pointed out that Salesforce.com spends the same percentage of revenue on sales and marketing as it did a decade ago. Since CRM is sold, in part, as a way to make …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Travel video of the week: Sri Lanka

Danny Schaefer, a filmmaker from Germany, created this captivating video documenting his two-week trip to Sri Lanka.<p>“I love movies with their own …

How to Secure Your Home Before Leaving for the Holidays Photos

It’s an unfortunate truth that the holiday season often brings with it a slew of home break-ins and burglaries. Pricey gifts, package deliveries, and traveler-vacated houses make for a seemingly perfect formula for crimes of opportunity. With the rise of ever-more sophisticated home technology, …

Home Automation

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

Leslie Knope

We took a real resume from a laid-off tech worker and turned it into something fantastic

When he shared his resume with us, it looked like it came from another era.<p>We wondered, what should he be doing differently?<p>So we contacted Volen Vulkov, co-founder of Enhancv, a startup that automatically analyzes your resume mistakes and helps you redesign a new one. (These are the folks that …

Tutorials: Don't Write Test Cases Page

Test-Driven Development is Stupid<p>"<i>Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like try[ing] to lose weight by weighing</i> …

Software Development