Allison Blake

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Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

MBA

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Linguistics

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

The Breathing Techniques for Anxiety That Drew Barrymore and Rachel McAdams Use

In this fast-paced world, anxiety can strike at any moment—even when nothing is causing us direct stress. It’s important to remember that you’re not …

*This* is what wellness pros pack to turn their hotel rooms into self-care sanctuaries

As self care becomes more essential, so does the need to create surroundings that are conducive to that endeavor. At home, that could mean turmeric …

Jet Lag

6 Brands Giving Fine Jewelry the Affordable, Direct-to-Consumer Treatment

Fine jewelry is the latest industry to be disrupted by the Warby Parker/Everlane/Glossier business model.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>It may be gift-giving …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Richard Branson Reveals His Most Valuable Tip For Anyone Who Pitches An Idea

If your pitch cannot pass the ‘Richard Test,’ billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson isn’t interested in your idea.<p>The Richard Test has two components. First, the pitch must be free of jargon. Second, the pitch must be short enough to fit on a drink coaster. “If your pitch can’t fit on a beer …

Virgin Australia

Why I did nothing when a stranger put his hand up my skirt

The other day I was driving on a busy freeway when I noticed a car near me trying to get my attention. We were driving fast and this driver seemed …

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

Startups

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of …

Small Business

The secret behind Italy’s rarest pasta

It's so difficult and time-consuming to prepare, that for 300 years only the women of a single Sardinian family knew how to make it.<p>Away from its famed cerulean seas, Sardinia’s craggy interior is a twisting maze of deep chasms and impenetrable massifs that shelter some of Europe’s most ancient …

Italy

You Will Regret These Choices In 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the number of regrets you will have in the next ten years.<p>The most common regrets you have probably read about are: missed opportunities, not spending time …

Motivation

Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos

This wonderful technique of matching exposures will allow you to blend even the most challenging exposures, including interiors, golden hour …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …

Entrepreneurship

The 20 Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety

The 20-Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety<p>Ben Jones<p>Fitness Coordinator Read full profile<p>Anxiety. I call it a brick wall.<p>I want to enjoy time …

10 Things the Artist and the Entrepreneur Have in Common

Trish Duggan, one of 1,500 billionaires on this planet, shares her wisdom and knowledge about artists and entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trish Duggan is an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and a billionaire. I recently had the opportunity to talk with …

Entrepreneurship

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year my company scaled …

Business Strategy

How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to succumb to enthusiastic hyperbole; one HR …

How This Firm Connects Women-Led Startups To The Capital They Need

When it comes to investing, women have more money than ever before, so why are women entrepreneurs still struggling to raise capital?<p>Plum Alley Investments, a private membership company led by finance veterans, Deborah Jackson and Andrea Turner Moffitt, is working to increase the amount of capital …

What to Say to the Women in Your Life Today

Millions of Americans voted for a misogynist. Now what?<p>Today, American women woke up in a country where the so-close possibility of a female president has been foreclosed upon (at least for now). We woke up in a country soon to be run by a man who has boasted about committing sexual assault, who …

The misogyny apocalypse: Turns out being white and male counts for more than intelligence, grace or decency | Salon.com

But then I look back at that picture of the Trumps voting and think something else is going on.<p>It's not that men are looming over their wives, telling them to vote for the misogynist pig or else. It's more complicated than that.<p>It's more that the truth about Trump, and why men support him, is too …

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

Opportunity at the Intersection: Arts and Entrepreneurship - Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Today, technology entrepreneurship and the arts are often characterized as clashing forces in society. As tech startups proliferate in a city, we …

How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Self-improvement

10 Entrepreneurs Who Started a Wildly Successful Business After 40

Whether it’s Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg, America loves the story of the scrappy, young founder. Lost in that narrative is the fact that many …

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