Ashley Jefferson

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How This Woman Went From Homelessness to Running a Multimillion-Dollar Venture Fund

A year ago, Arlan Hamilton was bouncing from couch to couch chasing a dream. Now, she's leading a $5 million venture fund focused on finding the most promising female, minority, and LGBT entrepreneurs.<p>After another long day of chasing down potential investors, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton was …

Venture Capital

Unconscious racism is pervasive, starts early and can be deadly – Princess Ojiaku

Last spring in Madison, Wisconsin, I skipped my academic duties as a neuroscience graduate student to attend a protest demanding justice for Tony …

5 simple etiquette habits that help the rich get ahead, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Manners matter.<p>"You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people," writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." "Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social settings."<p>Corley would …

Self-improvement

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

J. K. Rowling

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

Following The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

Geniuses are different for a reason. They think and act differently and create some of the most amazing, life changing inventions.<p>Come with me as we …

Creativity

5 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success | Inc.com

You don't become a success alone, you've got friends who support you and family who listen to your business trials and tribulations. You might even have both friends and family who work side by side with you. And they run the gamut don't they?<p>They're all types of different people you need in your …

Human Resources

The 15 most influential thinkers in business

You can credit Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, for example, for sowing the seeds that became Silicon Valley's obsession with "disruption." And there are INSEAD professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, whose book "Blue Ocean Strategy" has sold 3.5 million copies and been …

Innovation

15 Things That Will Help Any Girl Fall in Love With Life

I am a single girl in my 20s, but I am constantly falling in love. I am falling in love with the sunset seen from my balcony, with a glass of Merlot, with the space I have in the bed when I stretch out in the morning, and with the ease of booking a plane ticket on a whim without asking anybody. I …

Relationships

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness

31 Motivational Quotes From Dr. Wayne Dyer

The world lost a brilliant, inspiring, and visionary teacher, speaker, and author yesterday, but heaven gained a new angel.<p>Dr. Wayne Dyer made it clear that in his own beliefs, leaving this place called earth for a new destination was a "transition." His family posted in social media that: "Wayne …

Motivation

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

The One Thing Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Doing

<i>Healthy eating advice straight from the pros.</i><p><b>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF Main Photo by Romulo A Yanes</b><p>From food bloggers to television shows to Pinterest boards, there's an overwhelming amount of nutrition information, everywhere you turn. How's a normal person supposed to identify the difference …

Nutrition

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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CEOs

5 Secure Apps for Running a Small Business

88 percent of cloud of mobile applications are unsanctioned or not monitored by IT. Are you making sure your data is secure?<p>No matter the type of business that you own, security should always be at the top of your mind. At the same time, you also have to rely on affordable mobile apps to keep your …

Apps
Personal Finance

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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Mindfulness

The year-long open marriage experiment: What this woman learned could save your sex life

Robin Rinaldi wanted more passion in her life, so she got an apartment apart from her husband and began exploring<p>Robin Rinaldi's marriage was not a sexless one. "When I polled my married friends," she writes, "I realized how exceptional was the fact that after sixteen years we still had regular sex …

Relationships

The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …