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20 French Phrases You Should Be Using

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

Language

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup. The challenge is to find …

Leadership

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.<p>Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, …

Employee Engagement

A Prioritization Mind: How to Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress

<b>The prioritization mind can spend time and energy on strategic thinking and focus on result-driven activities.</b><p>At today’s always on, always connected …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

This Is How Obamacare Gets Rid Of Employer-Based Health Care

The latest Jonathan Gruber video is less inflammatory, but speaks to a fundamental question about Obamacare: Should Americans get health insurance from their employers?<p>Gruber — an MIT economist who was one of the "architects" of the Affordable Care Act — came under fire last week after a series of …

Health Care

Check Out The Amazing Photo Tool From Google That You Should Start Using Right Now

That's where Google Stories comes in. Google will automatically choose your best photos from a trip or event and arrange them in a fun timeline that you can edit and add captions to. You can then share it through Google+.<p>Weaving together your photos, videos, and places you visited, it essentially …

Google Drive

10 Little-Known Units of Time

When someone says they’ll “just be a moment,” they’re probably unaware that that actually means they’ll be precisely 90 seconds. In medieval …

Literature

Fit Fundamentals

While bike fitters often squabble over the details, they largely agree upon some basic principles of good fit. Here are seven keys to sitting right on your bike.<p><b>1</b> Throughout your pedal stroke, retain some bend in each knee. Straightening or overextending your legs can put undue stress on other …

Cycling

The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness

In my previous group of blogs, I addressed the idea that we are leading in an increasingly volatile and chaotic business world ("The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process"). The resulting chaos means it's never been more difficult to lead. It's also never …

David Allen

7 Not-So-Usual Ways to Make Extra Money

When it comes to earning extra cash you have to think beyond a second job.<p>Seasonal jobs may be aplenty this time of year, but for cash strapped consumers there are a ton of other ways to beef up your bank account, if a part-time gig is not an option. “People have to think outside the box when it …

The 4 Most Common Negotiation Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Cue University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor George Siedel. He's taught negotiation classes around the world, and he recently heard from students saying they used his tactics to secure both of the deals above, he tells us.<p>Siedel is currently teaching 50,000 students in his Coursera …

University of Michigan

Hospitals' dirty little secret: Caregivers sharing clinical data via personal phones

SAN FRANCISCO — Hospital caregivers typically bring their own mobile devices to work and use them to share clinical and care coordination information other members of their multidisciplinary care team. It’s a practice that screams “HIPAA violation.”<p>Much of this information is transmitted via text …

The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

By extending your work periods and decreasing your rest, you'll pound out an incredible amount of reps in a short amount of time. This surges your production of growth hormone, while promoting fat loss and maintaining muscle strength, he says.<p>And you only need 15 minutes of tough and fast exercise …

30 Amazing Links to Great Photography and Cool Tutorials Every Photographer Will Love

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching points far and wide online …

10 Paradoxes That Will Boggle Your Mind

A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for …

Bob Odenkirk

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coffee

We would tell you to brew a pot in honor of National Coffee Day today (Sept. 29), but you're probably on your third cup already. So here are 10 more things you can do with the greatest caffeinated beverage.<p><b>Deodorize Your Fridge/Freezer</b><p>Something in the fridge gone bad? Once you throw out the …

Coffee

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos11 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

8 Ways Your Penis Speaks for Your Health

Trouble down below may indicate health issues elsewhere. Listen up: Your privates may be trying to tell you something<p>Here's a fun party game: give everyone a pen and paper and have them scribble down as many slang terms for "penis" as they can think of in one minute. When the time's up, you'll hear …

E.coli

Looksee's Quasi-anonymous Social Photo Experience is Quite Satisfying

Social networking photo apps typically bring together people who know each other to view, comment on, and like each other’s creations, but some variations on the theme emphasize artistic collaboration among strangers.<p>Looksee, from Quebec Drive, takes an altogether different and hybrid approach. The …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

Back to Basics: Your Weekly Review

No matter how organized you are, how together your system is, how careful you are about processing your inbox, making a task list, and working your …

Productivity

Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese”

<b>Mary Oliver</b> (b. September 10, 1935) is among the most beloved and most prolific poets of the past century — a devoted craftswoman of exquisite poems and a sage of the secrets of the craft itself.<p>In this recording from a 2001 event held by the Lannan Foundation — the same reading that gave us Oliver …

5 Things I Fix Every Day Of My Life

A pro wrench shares her hard-won advice on repairing, or avoiding, a bike's most common breakdowns<p>In four measly years of wrenching in New York City, I've fixed thousands of bikes: high-end road and touring bikes, commuters' personal taxis, delivery bikes in all types of conditions, culturally …

New York City

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit

What's the price of safety? $9,340! Whether you're bugging out, sheltering in place, or just stocking up your bunker, these tools will help you ride out any emergency in style.<p>1. Pack the bomb-proof North Face Base Camp XL duffel with food, cash, batteries, and warm clothes, and stash it in your …

IPad Air

Hot List: Must-Get Travel Tech

I know few people who speak passionately about their luggage. More important to frequent fliers is what’s <i>in</i> the carry-on. And these days, it’s all technology. Our laptops, smartphones, and tablets have become essential travel companions—so much so that they require their own on-the-go accessories …

The 10 Coolest Instagram Accounts Every Guy Should Follow

197<p>SHARES<p>If you add a few of these accounts to your Instagram feed, you'll be happy you did... Each and every one is consistently enjoyable and …