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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Embrace Design Thinking to Create More Relevant Marketing

For strategic advantage and breakthrough innovation, build diverse teams that take an empathetic view of the customer experience.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple’s iPad, Nike’s Flyknit sneakers, Hint Water. Creative design delivered the breakthrough …

Design

The changing nature of typefaces

<b>This week the BBC and Twitter have both launched new typefaces to mixed reviews. So what is the thinking that goes into changing a typeface?</b><p>On Tuesday, many Twitter users were surprised to see the unannounced change in its typeface. It was considered dramatic by some, with many complaining that the …

How To Tell The Difference Between A Good And Bad Design

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via cea + (Creative Commons 2.0)<p><b>How can you</b> tell if a design is a good one? The key is the word …

The success habit I wish I knew 18 years ago

<i>How the top 2% think. Literally.</i><p>Most people live in a reactive state. They work on stuff until someone distracts them. Then they react to what the …

Time Management

A Harvard psychologist says these simple body-language tweaks can instantly boost your confidence

In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy further explores the benefits of mimicking the body language of powerful people. She argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.<p>She describes power poses as expansive and …

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams | Inc.com

• "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." --James Cameron<br>• "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry …

Motivation

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

Why Time Feels Like It’s Flying By (and How To Slow It Down)

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you …

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their grandparents were born. Now a major real estate ad company wants to persuade them that it’s high time to take a risk; that it’s time to walk away …

Real Estate

11 Cocktails That Will Change The Way You See Beer

Yes, you actually can make a mixed drink out of a lager or IPA.<p>Yes, you actually can make a mixed drink out of a lager or IPA.

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

TED Talks

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

9 Easy-to-Make Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Company's coming: Why not make the night easy by forgoing the bar in favor of a pitcher cocktail?<p>Here, nine large-batch recipes you can whip up in a flash.<p><b>Red Sangria</b><p>The original pitcher cocktail, made zippier with Lillet Rouge and Grand Marnier. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Ginger Shandies</b><p>This beer-on-ginger …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

67 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful | Inc.com

I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.<p>With that in mind, here’s a long list of some of the most …

12 Timeless Truths to Learn from Bruce Lee, Master of Self Mastery

<b>“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”.</b> <b>– Bruce Lee</b><p>Bruce Lee, an influential martial artist, teacher, actor, film director, …

Motivation

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

Self-improvement

This 90-Minute Morning Routine Will Make Your Workday More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no stranger to the 12-hour workday. You stay at the office until 9 or 10 p.m. -- or until you just can’t read another email – before you force yourself to go home for a hasty dinner, a little more work and a few …

How To Plan A Cross Country Road Trip

In This Guide<p>Introduction<br>• Where To Go?<br>• Trello<br>• Evernote<br>• Instagram<br>• Chimani<br>• Google Maps<br>• Next Steps<p>If you're planning a cross country road trip, you probably …

15 Life-Changing Books You Can Read in a Day

Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton, 77 pages. The title character of Wharton’s novella gets caught in a love triangle between<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Charles …

How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

Do you struggle to maintain energy throughout the day? Do you feel really groggy and awful waking up? If so, you're probably sleep deprived. But …

Different Solutions

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Why Managing Your Energy Is the Key to Maximum Productivity | Inc.com

To maximize productivity you must first manage your energy. That’s the message of Allison Green Schoop, associate strategy director at global design firm frog. In a new paper, Schoop reminds us that while a machine’s rate of output depends on sophisticated engineering and durable metal parts, a …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can - and can't - eat

So what can we safely eat these days? And what had we better avoid? Here, the experts give their "definitive" verdict...<p><b>Butter</b><p><b>What the line has been:</b> …

Nutrition

Your Morning Matters: 4 Reasons Waking Up Early Can Determine Your Success In Life

We all have one thing in common: every night we all go to bed and every day we all wake up. Each day we have the opportunity to start again, seize …

Bill Phillips Back To Fit 12-Week Trainer | Bodybuilding.com

Watch Trailer<p>Gain access to Back To Fit <b>PLUS</b> over 50 other expert-designed fitness plans.<br>Only $8.99/month!<p>Already a subscriber? Log In<p>Workout …

4 Common Productivity Tips That Are Actually the Worst

You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it—I’ve given and taken this advice myself.<p>But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” productivity advice doesn’t work. Here’s why—and what to do instead.<p><b>1. “Don’t Check Email First</b> …

Time Management