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How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts To Protect Yourself From Hackers

With the amount of time and number of social media accounts we have, the risk of getting hacked increases. Cyber criminals are always looking for …

Social Media Marketing

The really weird tricks I use to write and publish bestselling books

Recently I realized my whole process for publishing bestselling books is completely backwards. At a party in Medellin recently, a guy said “wow, …

The 100 Best Mysteries of All Time -

<b>The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time</b> is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers’ Association. Five years later, the …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

4 Reasons Why I'm Doubling Down on Instagram Stories and You Should Too

Instagram Stories is a game-changer for entrepreneurs. Here are a few reasons why.<p>When Instagram rolled out Instagram Stories, a Snapchat-esque feature that allows users to post photos and videos that are viewable for 24 hours, it sparked a lot of hype. Bloggers took the news and ran with it, …

Marketing

16 Easy Sauces Every Vegetarian Cook Should Know

I'm not quite sure when the veggie bowl trend sparked, but I rejoiced because with it came a renaissance of sauces. Think about it — before you could …

Vegetarian Food

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end of the road.<p>But all of a sudden an unexpected problem stops …

Success

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

14 Podcasts That Will Make Your Business More Successful

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders and everyone in between.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information …

Podcasting

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

Dessert

The best US beaches to visit in your lifetime

No matter where you are in the US, you don't have to travel far to find both surf and sand.<p>From coast to coast, America is home to plenty of beautiful beaches that all offer something different.<p>From the stunning rock formations that dot Washington's Shi Shi Beach, to the crystal clear quartz sand …

Beaches

Show, Don't Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

Writer's Block

Corkscrew thinking won the war. Here's how to use it in business

To mark Winston Churchill Day on 9 April, we celebrate the thinking that helped allied forces win the second world war<p>During the second world war Winston Churchill declared a need for corkscrew thinkers – people with the ability to break away from the traditional linear way of thinking.<p>Without …

Creativity

INFOGRAPHIC: The 20 Most Popular Books Throughout History

From Shakespeare to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ here are some of noteworthy blockbuster books from the past<p>Though it may seem like an impossible task, …

Fifty Shades of Grey

Video Is the Now, but Short-Form Video Is the Future

Video content is the now, but short-form video content is the future. New research reveals that when it comes to your video marketing, less is</b> …

Content Strategy

The 4 Ways to Discover Your Purpose in Life

How absolute confidence comes from knowing what you want in life.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David explains the four ways to discover your purpose in life and the three types of people he meets while giving his inspirational speeches. Which way is best suited for you to …

Entrepreneurship

What is Mastodon? The new social network vying to be the next Twitter

A new social network named Mastodon is seeking to replace Twitter in social media users' affections.<p>Named after the heavy metal band (rather than the prehistoric mammal), the site looks - and functions - a lot like Twitter. Users can set up a profile, post short updates that may or may not include …

Social Marketing

9 DIY back garden ideas you have to copy (no home improvement skills necessary)!

There is nothing better than relaxing outdoors in the back garden. It's the perfect place for kicking back and spending time with friends and family, …

Landscaping

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Healthy Eating

6 Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach

According to Ogilvy, the organic reach of content published by brands on Facebook is plummeting.<p>In an attempt to make feeds more relevant to their …

Social Media Marketing

6 Ways to Write a Bestseller (And Build Your Brand)

Nothing will build your brand quite like a successful book.<p>When you think about building your brand, what comes to mind? Flashy graphics? A gripping mission statement? Social media followers?<p>While all of those things are incredibly important, there’s one old-school, yet powerful brand-building …

Publishing

3 Ridiculously Easy Hacks to Get People to Sign Up to Your Email List

Just as you have signed up for many, many email lists, lots of people will signup for yours if you market it right.<p>Have you ever changed the oil in your car?<p>It’s a pretty basic skill that surprisingly few people actually know how to do. If you do, you’ll most likely have used a funnel before.<p>The …

Growth Hacking

Like Death by Guy de Maupassant review – a sexy, intoxicating read

Newly translated, this heady novel reveals the decadant, suffocating lives of le beau monde in belle époque France<p>Olivier Bertin is a celebrated painter, and for 12 years has been the lover of Anne, the Comtesse de Guilleroy. The last time Olivier had seen Anne’s daughter, Annette, she was six and …

Literature

How to Write Suspense Like Hitchcock

Shares 0<p>Alfred Hitchcock was dubbed the ‘Master of Suspense’ because his films, many adapted from novels, short stories and plays, were masterful at …

Storytelling

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Character Descriptions

The first time I tried to describe my characters, it was a total disaster.<p>I couldn’t understand why because I’m a very descriptive writer. Describing …

Writer's Block

Be So Prolific, They Can’t Ignore You

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. The world needs more creators, not consumers. We have come this far because a few bold …

Creativity

16 International Adventures You Can Go On for $100 Or Less

From swimming with sharks to riding camels.<p>Traveling isn’t cheap. But once you get to some places, adventure is. In fact, you might be surprised at …

Great Wall of China

Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Every Night of the Week

March is nearly over, Easter is just around the bend, and spring will be here any day, right? (Right?!?) Although the farmers' market—with its apple, …

Healthy Eating

6 Private Islands You Can Actually Rent With Friends

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

Travel

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

Exercise