Amanda Wright

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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, …

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

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April 07, 2017 | 12:53 PM<p>FERC says PennEast pipeline would have ‘less than significant’ environmental impact<p>Jon Hurdle<p>Kimberly Paynter / WHYY<p>Natural gas pipeline construction site in Northeast Pennsylvania. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved construction of the PennEast Pipeline …

Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas' Best Skin Tips

It's very cliché to start a story about a celebrity facialist with a list of their celebrity clients. But Joanna Vargas boasts a list that is so good …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

The Dark and Extreme Cold Killed Off the Dinosaurs

Computer models show that global temperature drops after an asteroid struck 66 million years ago lasted longer than previously thought.<p>The chill that …

Will the 'God particle' destroy the universe? (Opinion) - CNN.com

A proton-proton collision produced in the Large Hadron Collider shows characteristics in line with the decay of a Higgs boson particle.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God …

To Close a Deal, Find a Champion

In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman who guides souls across the river Styx to the underworld. Those who do not employ his services are forced to wander the shores—lost for a hundred years.<p>Dealmakers who try to “go it alone” can expect to suffer a similar fate. Closing a major deal with a</i> …

5 Essential Skills You Need To Be A Successful Sales Manager

Sales managers are the key drivers of success in sales organizations. I would rather have a great sales manger and five mediocre sales reps than a mediocre sales manager and five star sales people.<p>There have been major strides in helping sales people become stronger with sales enablement programs, …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Have the Courage to Follow Your Vision

You're the captain of your own ship, so at the end of the day, you must trust yourself to do what's right.<p>Sumi Krishnan is the CEO of K4 Solutions, Inc., a $20 million dollar consulting firm located in Greater Washington DC. Her firm works with clients including the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of State …

Entrepreneurship

7 Life Lessons Millionaires Would Tell Their Younger Selves

Everyone has regrets--even millionaires and billionaires.<p>Making mistakes is how we learn, but you can look back on your younger (much dumber) self and roll your eyes with embarrassment. If only you knew then what you know now. It's even more disturbing to think that in the future (maybe just five …

Investing

Why Business Leaders Must Set a Personal Mission

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are bombarded with how-to advice on crafting a great mission statement for their companies. But if I wanted to relieve the pain and suffering that so many entrepreneurs experience while building great companies, …

Entrepreneurship

How a Lead Becomes a Customer

Your leads have plenty of options, so how do you make them a customer? Here's how to stay top of mind.<p>Only 25 percent of Internet searchers ever click past the first page of results. So if potential customers happen to stumble onto your site, you're already doing something right. The key is not to …

Online Life

$3 Per Gallon Gas, Here We Come

After peaking around $3.70 per gallon in June, gas prices dropped steadily for two months—and they're expected to keep declining for months to …

Oil

7 Tips for Making a Success of That Crucial First Meeting With a Prospect

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining a face-to-face meeting with a prospective buyer is hard to secure, painful to schedule and expensive to attend. And yet, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled into online presentation tools like …

Apple Watch

D.C.’s Elevated Park Might Be Better Than The High Line

A shortlist of designs for D.C.’s answer to the High Line is under consideration now. Waterfalls and trampolines, yes please!<p>Washington, D.C. plans to transform its abandoned rail infrastructure into a vibrant recreational destination, following the lead of so many other metropolises. A new batch …

11 Commandments of Outstanding Client Service

Building deep client relationships is challenging. Follow these 11 commandments of client service and you'll build enduring and trusting relationships with them every time.<p>If you're looking to run a successful business that takes great care of its clients, there are 11 commandments of client …

Selling

Elon Musk: SpaceX Wants To Build A City On Mars

"The reason I haven't taken SpaceX public is the goals of SpaceX are very long-term, which is to establish a city on Mars," Musk said at a press briefing on September 8.<p>It wasn't the first time Musk has talked about sending people to Mars, but it was the first time he mentioned a Martian …

There's A New Case For The iPhone 6 That Can Heal Itself From Scratches

This may not be the case for Innerexile's newest accessory, however. The company will begin selling a new case for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on Sept. 19 that can heal itself from light scratches, according to Engadget.<p>This is similar to the technology LG uses for its G Flex smartphone, which can also …