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10 DIY Tips To Organize Your Office For Increased Productivity

The office setup plays a significant role in overall productivity levels at the workplace. Keeping your desk and immediate surroundings clean and …

3 Common – and Dangerous – Myths About Business Plans

Business plans aren’t only for entrepreneurs. Any new venture requires thorough planning before you launch it if you want a reasonable chance of …

Small Business

Beware of These 6 Assumptions in Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easier to dream than to do, and by necessity, entrepreneurs are some of the the most daring dreamers around.<p>However, they also have to be the "doers" to make those dreams reality. And to get there, each entrepreneur has to figure out …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Worst Tips I Got When I Started My Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my company, Headbands of Hope, as a college student. Having zero business experience, I leaned on outside advice to get started and all my questions answered. During this time, I received some of the best advice that I’ve …

Entrepreneurship

A New Way to Make Hand-Stamped Tote Bags in Under 30 Minutes

We’re no stranger to canvas totes or the possibilities they provide for an awesome style DIY. So when our friends at Michaels wanted to team up with us for a DIY Tote Bag station at this year’s Re:Make, our reply went something like, <i>“Oh, we got this.”</i><p>As our current obsession with stamping and …

Crafting

How to Write Brilliant Blog Posts: 5 Tips from Psychology

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology.</i><p>Are you ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, …

Blogging

The Four Best Productivity Tricks I Learned At Google

A two-year tenure at Google gave a team of people the productivity skills to start their own venture.<p>When Google acquired the online photo editor Picnik in 2010, CMO Lisa Conquergood and the rest of the Picnik team went, too. They worked on the site until Google narrowed its focus and closed Picnik …

Employment

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I'm flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.<p>This is normal for me.<p>Sometimes, people ask, "Tyler, wouldn't you …

Happiness

What Does The Coffee You Drink Say About Your Personality?

Drinking coffee is good for you. Not only can a few cups a day lower your risk of a heart attack, even smelling coffee can make you less stressed out. And the type of coffee you drink? Well, that can actually say a lot about you.<p>Thanks to the folks at the Coffee Tasting Club, we have a (somewhat …

Coffee

Lightning Quick Photo Edit: See a Landscape Photo Transformed in Just 5 Minutes

If you think editing a beautiful landscape image in Camera RAW and Photoshop ought to take 30 minutes or an hour or longer, landscape photographer …

4 body language moves that will change your life for the better

The answer to these problems may be as simple as changing body habits or adjusting your body language.<p>I like to call them body language boosts. It turns out that what the body does and how the brain responds are very closely connected.<p>As more and more studies prove, there are some easy ways to …

Wellness

How to Build a 6-Figure Business While Traveling Around the World

It's not everyday you meet someone with the luxury of running a multiple 6-figure online business, while being able to explore the world at the same time.<p>This is why I'm excited to be sharing this interview with Natalie Sisson, who is a best-selling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur -- a title …

Entrepreneurship

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

DIY: Wine Bottle Citronella Candles | Hello Glow

Summer nights should be magical and free of pesky, buzzing mosquitos, but if you’re anywhere east of the Rockies this probably isn’t your fate. Along …

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

But your personal productivity helps determine your company's productivity, so it's crucial that you stay efficient.<p>To help you out, we scoured the web for the most practical and insightful advice on getting things done. Read on for tips on prioritizing tasks, managing digital distractions, making …

Time Management

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make--and How To Avoid Them | Inc.com

For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses.<p>I’ve worked for and consulted with a handful of tech startups, and through both acting as a key decision maker and watching a …

Small Business

4 More Subtle Signs for Seeing a Therapist (and Finding a Good One)

In an earlier post we shared three signs it might be time to see a therapist. Today, we’re sharing four more signs. Because you don’t have to be in …

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions that, in addition to entertaining us on long drives, also entertain …

National Parks

Google unveils simpler portal for users to delete data it has about them

Unending scrutiny from regulators is keeping pressure on<p>Googleto get better about explaining how it tracks users and how they can tinker with privacy settings.<p>On Monday, Google unveiled a website at privacy.google.com that answers questions more clearly than ever.<p>In case you didn't know, Google …

Makoko Floating School, beacon of hope for the Lagos 'waterworld' – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 48

When Jessica Collins and photographer Iwan Baan visited Lagos in 2013 to document a radical new school, the Makoko slum was facing demolition. Now the building’s global recognition is helping to give the community fresh hope<p>Driving into Lagos along the Third Mainland Bridge, the city greets us with …

Urbanism

Simple Tips To Improve Your Travel Photography – Photographing Local Parks

5 Simple Money-Saving Tips for Senior Travelers

You already know travel keeps you active, connected, and curious. Experts routinely cite travel as being especially important for seniors' physical and mental health; in fact, the World Health Organization once called it "vital."<p>So in your golden years, you finally have the time and resources to …

World Health Organization

Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

United Kingdom

Gardening 101: How to Care for an Orchid

A lot of people bemoan their incompetence at growing orchids. I have the opposite problem–an inability to kill my scraggly supermarket-variety …

The 6 Most Valuable Grocery Items You Can Buy

138 ways to use these everyday items<p>When it comes to utility, not all grocery items are created equal.<p>If value can be defined by versatility then, …

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