Amanda Mason

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Eccentric Habits of 8 Geniuses That Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a fascinating link between geniuses and eccentric behavior. Einstein picked cigarette butts off the street and used the tobacco for his pipe; Benjamin Franklin sat naked in front of a window every morning and let the air circulate …

15 hilarious parenting comics that are almost too real.

Brian Gordon is a cartoonist. He's also a dad, which means he's got plenty of inspiration for the parenting comics he creates for his website, Fowl …

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.<p>Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits …

9 Speaking Habits That Make You Sound Smarter

In today's competitive business world, it's not enough to be smart. You must be able to sway others to agree with you.<p>There are four kinds of speakers in the business world:<p>The <i>incoherent</i>, who meander, use tons of jargon, and talk of things interesting mostly to themselves.<br>• The <i>coherent</i>, who can …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything

Start too early on the details and you'll miss the context of the whole.<p><i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your …

50 Rules for Being a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a great leader isn’t something that happens overnight, but it can be achieved through discipline, hard work and a commitment to improvement through experience. Great leaders aren’t born, as some people suggest; instead, they are …

10 Ways to Get Better at Small Talk

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5 Things Successful Networkers Always Do

Lots of people network, but few do it really well. Here Inc. columnists share the regular habits of the best networkers<p>A lot of time and energy is put into networking these days. For all the digital connections made on LinkedIn, there are still tons of people gathering at meet-ups and network …

Male Engineering Student Perfectly Explains Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

Ability? Absolutely. Opportunity? Nope.<p>When Jared Mauldin saw how his female peers were treated, he realized men and women in STEM are definitely not equal.<p>The senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University sent a letter to the editor of his school’s student newspaper, The …

Ghost roads: The forgotten byways of D.C.

Wasting away in the forgotten corners of D.C.’s network of streets are ghost roads — bygone byways that were abandoned, left unfinished or doomed by …

8 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People

Science has proved that willpower is highest in the morning and depletes as the day passes.<p><i>What are some examples of the morning routines and habits of successful people? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>Answer by Alok Sharma, intern at IIRS-ISRO, on Quora<p>The day begins …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach …

This is the new generation gap at work

Do you email? Or do you Slack?<p>In an era where there’s no shortage of ways to get in touch, the question of how you communicate with your colleagues …

Schools are now teaching kids — and their parents — how to deal with stress

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the grade of Shafer Bergman, a student at McLean School. Shafer is in sixth grade. The story has been updated.<p>By Rachel Pomerance Berl<p>On a recent Tuesday morning at Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest Washington, Sofia Parodi took …

NSA director plans reorganization to better battle hackers

As the United States faces growing threats from foreign hackers, Adm. Michael S. Rogers told a Senate committee Thursday that he is preparing to lead …

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Small Defense Firms, the Pentagon Can Help You Fight Off Hacks — Just Ask

A GAO report says the Pentagon's program to protect small contractors against data theft has been underused.<p>Hackers pummel small companies because …

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10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are not an …

How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Andrew Smith

Bored students is the least of it – the bullet point-ization of information is making us stupid and irresponsible<p>I still remember the best lecture I ever attended. It was part of a joint series offered by the English and philosophy departments in my first term at university and, given that the …

How to Parent Like a German

The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to …

9 Healthy Hacks for Super Busy Parents

Outside of the holidays, and maybe Halloween, fall is the time when many families’ best laid plans to eat healthy go a little off the rails. After …

Chinese Strategy and Military Modernization: A Comparative Analysis

China’s emergence as a global economic superpower and as a major regional military power in Asia and the Pacific, has had a major impact on its …

Government shutdowns poison the well with startups

In April, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asked the young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley to consider focusing their time and …

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

15 Baltimore Bars That Are Worth an Overnight Stay

Food & Drink<p>By Laura Hayes Published On 02/11/2015<p>@BTMenu<p>By Laura Hayes @BTMenu Published On 02/11/2015<p>There’s a reason Baltimore is called "Charm …

17 Reasons Every American Should Visit Baltimore

Lifestyle<p>By Jess Mayhugh Published On 06/12/2015<p>@jessmayhugh<p>By Jess Mayhugh @jessmayhugh Published On 06/12/2015<p>This has been a particularly tough …

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