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11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying …

Self-improvement

Expectation vs Reality When Buying a New Camera

Here’s a brilliant 45-second commercial that shows what expectation versus reality is like when buying a fancy new camera. People often have lofty …

Photography

Facebook vs. YouTube: Who’s winning the video marketing battle?

Over the past few months, the Internet has been abuzz with chatter about Facebook overtaking YouTube as the go-to destination for video on the web. Facebook surpassed YouTube in total number of video views on desktop in the U.S. last August. It has also been ramping up its video functionality, with …

What life on the farm can teach you about building your own startup, from a founder who raised $68 million

Frei grew up in a wheat and beef cattle farm in Idaho.<p>One day, Frei's father made him drive a pickup home five miles away, while his father drove the tractor behind him. Frei's younger sister sat in the passenger seat next to him. Frei could barely reach the pedal, but he drove the pickup through …

New Orleans Could Impose French Quarter Security Tax

Following a rash of crime in the French Quarter — the city’s historic jewel and prime tourism destination — city leaders are pushing ahead with a …

Tourism

Kim Kardashian's 3 rules for succeeding in business

The 34-year-old is an executive producer on her family's hit, long-running reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which was recently renewed at E! for a reported $100 million for the next four years.<p>Kim also has a super successful video game app, product endorsement deals, a selfie book, …

Yahoo Sues Former Employee Over Alleged Leaks to Author

The suit accuses a former senior director of leaking internal meeting transcripts to Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson.<p>Yahoo has sued a former employee, accusing her of leaking confidential information to a journalist that wound up being used in a book about the company and its CEO Marissa …

Employment

Photographers: Every Email Could Be the Start or End of a Client Relationship

This is a short article that’s a reminder that every interaction you have is part of a relationship with someone — potentially a client.<p>Recently I …

Copywriting

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

15 Male Trendsetters To Follow On Instagram

The picture-based social network has become an ingenious platform for showcasing the latest and greatest in fashion, even among men, who — let's face it — probably aren't poring over glossy magazines for style inspiration.<p>From models to personal stylists to execs at the leading men's lifestyle …

These are the world's most expensive countries to visit

However, it's even harder if you don't do your due diligence.<p>In the recently published 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the World Economic Forum ranks 141 countries based on how cheap/expensive it is to travel there. This takes into account things like average cost of a flights to …

Samsung's Smartphone Quest To Escape Apple's Shadow

The last few years have seen the same story repeated between two major smartphone manufacturers. The idea is this: Apple pushes ahead with innovation and ideas that can change the world and sells a ridiculous number of handsets, as Samsung is left to look at the ideas from the competition and build …

Google+ has quietly turned off its shared circles feature

Google+ has removed the shared circles button that has allowed users to share groups of users and helped people discover content on the social network.<p>The feature lets you create and share groups, or circles, of users, that others can explore to find users to add to their own circles. It’s still …

What No One Tells You About Working in Fashion

<i>Instagram/JordanLambertM</i><p>Throughout my high school years, I was always captivated by the fashion industry. Though I lived in the South in a town of 50,000, I poured over the pages of <i>Elle</i> and <i>Vogue</i>, hoping that one day I could be as chic as Kate Moss (Don't look at me like that -- we've all been …

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, prolific sci-fi behemoth and tech blogger Cory Doctorow tries to guess what the future will hold. He begins with a disclaimer: “Science-fiction writers …

How Much Peanut Butter Is Too Much Peanut Butter?

Is a peanut butter snack good for you, or not so much?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does. These</i> …

Healthy Eating

The only way to see this incredible museum in Mexico is by scuba diving

The Museo Subacuático de Arte, located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Riviera Maya, is the world's largest underwater museum.<p>Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, MUSA offers incredible displays hidden 28 feet below the ocean's surface. That means that the only way it can be …

Why Americans should care about the UK election

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The most unpredictable and consequential election this year isn't playing out in the town meetings of New Hampshire or the fields of Iowa. It's happening an ocean away, in the United Kingdom.<p>Politicians always say that the election they are fighting is the most important for a …

Great Britain

Is Instagram Making Girls Look Like Drag Queens?

According to makeup artist Wayne Goss, the answer is <i>yes</i>.<p>I have been subscribed to gossmakeupartist, or Wayne Goss, for years on YouTube. While you see many successful makeup and beauty gurus online, not all are professionally trained makeup artists. Wayne Goss is, and I consider him to be my …

What happens when you crash Rihanna's Met Ball afterparty

For ordinary mortals who weren't invited to the Met Gala and can only participate by way of Rihanna pizza memes and stalking the #metball hashtag, there's only one way to experience the magic of Anna Wintour's annual blow-out: crashing the afterparty. Which is exactly what DKNY campaign boys John …

12 Things You Should Never Do in LA

It's no secret that Los Angeles is one of most sprawling cities in the world, making it impossible to see all, or even most, of it in one trip. It's downright overwhelming when you think about how to pack Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beach cities, and everything in between into one trip. Many …

Getty Teams Up with Instagram to Offer $30,000 to Mobile Photographers

Smartphone photography is becoming one of the main ways people share visual stories with the world, and Getty Images wants to help bankroll powerful …

Photography

Eating Older Animals Could Be a Huge Help to Our Planet and Our Souls

Meat is about marketing. The cuts of meat served in chain restaurants, and therefore the majority of the country, are based on the high value that our society puts on two contemptible words: tender and lean.<p>In other contexts, I have no problem with these words. But the living conditions that make …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Fondazione Prada, Milan: Complete with a bar designed by Wes Anderson, the arts complex is a beauty to behold

With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the values of the fashion empire—albeit through art. …

Art

These Recipes Will Maximize Your Energy

Chef Seamus Mullen gives us a day worth of meals for your most energetic day yet.<p>Rules of Thumb<p>1. Smaller, more frequent meals are more conducive to creating physical and mental energy than three squares. Midmorning and afternoon snacks (nuts and dried fruit, grass-fed beef jerky) keep blood sugar …

Depressing Study Finds That Almost Half of Tinder Users Are Already in Relationships

Ugh, what is wrong with the world?<p>So, we already knew that Tinder has, among all of its awesome people looking for love, its fair share of total losers seeking to cheat on their SO, but we naively though that the adulterous ones were few and far between. Unfortunately, we were wrong. A new online …

Canadian Couple Return To Their Airbnb Rental To Find Home Trashed After 'Drug-Induced Orgy'

A Canadian family is dealing with a rental nightmare after advertising their home on the popular listing site Airbnb.<p>Mark and Star King rented their two-story home in Calgary to four adults who told the couple they were in town for a wedding, according to reports from CBC News. The pair returned to …

Here's Microsoft's Hidden Secret Message About Windows 10

Microsoft staffers arrived at last week’s Build developer’s conference wearing mysterious blue t-shirts emblazoned with the company’s four-paned …

Windows 10

Albert Einstein’s Handwriting Is Now A Font

Even the dumbest articles look smarter when they’re printed in the handwriting of the 21st century’s most iconic genius.<p>E=MC^2. It’s not just a fascinating equation, it was written in a fascinating hand. The handwriting of Albert Einstein, the legendary German theoretical physicist, was unique: a …

Typography