Ben Bauer

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Make Marketing Simpler With These 5 Tech-Savvy Tools

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Simplifying and automating some of everyday processes allows a business to effectively scale the productivity of its marketing, while retaining the quality of its work.<p>To facilitate productivity as a marketer, identify which parts of the …

Marketing

Netflix gets specific about its battle with Comcast and opposition to the TWC merger

In the months since announcing a "mutually beneficial" interconnection agreement, Netflix and Comcast have seen eye to eye on very little. Throw in Comcast's attempt to swallow up Time Warner Cable and grow even larger, and you have a battleground for the two to air their disagreements. Netflix put …

FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

FireChat has been on a rollercoaster ride since developer Open Garden released it for iOS(s aapl) last month, peaking at well over 100,000 iTunes …

You Need a Real Vacation (And So Do Your Employees)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Vacations are important. Done right, they can lead to fresh perspectives, creative insights and reduced stress levels. There's a strong case to be made that taking the time to unplug is not only beneficial for our mental and physical …

Employment

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fools' Day

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Obama Launches 'Cosmos': 'The Next Great Discovery Could Be Yours'

More than three decades after "Cosmos" first came to television, President Barack Obama kicked off the 21st-century version of the science show with a tribute to astronomer Carl Sagan and his successors.<p>"America has always been a nation of fearless explorers, who dream bigger and reach farther than …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>With …

Watch Chemistry Explain Why You Love Sriracha

Why is Sriracha one of the world's most cultishly beloved condiments? This video by YouTube channel Reactions breaks down the chemical components behind the sauce's familiar heat: Namely, <b>capsaicinoid</b> compounds inside the chilis elicit a "spicy hot" sensation similar to that of burning tissue, which</b> …

The S Corp Deadline Is Approaching: What to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How you approach your taxes can make a big difference to your bottom line. The S Corporation filing is one of the easiest tax forms to complete. For certain situations, and understanding it fully can help you save money on taxes, while …

Retirement

Have a Blog? LinkedIn Wants Your Copy.

If you're a regular on LinkedIn then you've almost certainly noticed how the site curates news from around the web and publishes blog posts by its select group of "Influencers." All that content is just the tip of the iceberg, LinkedIn says. Today, the site is opening up its publishing platform to …

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a tight ship can pay off in unforeseen ways -- creativity and innovation mounts within an organization when resources are limited, and research suggests that companies with frugal CEOs are less prone to accounting errors and fraud.<p>…

San Francisco

Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

How cool would it be to do business in outer space some day? Making a buck on the moon, and even on Mars, too, might not be as far off as you’d think. Not now that NASA is taking some serious steps toward creating water, hydrogen and oxygen -- all essential elements for supporting human life -- on …

Space Travel

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think just hatching a Twitter account will catapult your company to the top of everyone's mind? Or your sporadic Facebook posts will bring your brand's reputation to the next level? Try again.<p>The web is littered with good companies that …

Social Media

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

The roughly 1.3 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in North America generate a gobstopping $5.5 trillion in annual revenue. And according to a new study conducted by LinkedIn, social media is increasingly becoming the vital axis upon which this community turns.<p>LinkedIn partnered with market …

Social Media

Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s tough raising outside capital for your startup. Often entrepreneurs who have gone down this route compare it to having a full-time job. But it doesn't have to be this way. The trick is timing.<p>Because running a startup leaves limited …

Apps

How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's really hard to get people that have no knowledge about your product or service to come to your website. Really hard. You're building something, you need it to get out there and gain traction in the market fast, and you can't wait …

Marketing

5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know for 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Is SEO dead?" It's a common question within the online marketing world today.<p>If you're an entrepreneur relying on a strong online presence to connect with customers, you're right to pay attention. It's undeniable that the SEO landscape …

Marketing

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)

Businesses must spend money to grow, but ponying up your hard-earned cash without a plan probably won't do your startup any good. To really grow your business this year, you'll need a smart, organized and strategic investment plan.<p>Many small-businesses have indicated that they are going to spend …

Infographics

Killer Productivity 'Hacks' From Entrepreneurs Like Richard Branson (Infographic)

We all wish we had more hours in the day. The most successful entrepreneurs have developed their own ways for getting the most out of the business day -- which can sometimes extend to 4:00 a.m., at least for 85 Broads Business Leader Sallie Krawcheck.<p>LinkedIn has collected some of the best …

Entrepreneurship

How ViviTouch And Their 'HD Feel' Technology Is Enhancing Audio, Gaming, And Even Adult Toys

Have you ever experienced sound as an actual tactile sensation? Or truly <i>felt</i> the difference between firing an M14A4 and a SCAR-L in <i>Battlefield 4</i>? That’s the promise of ViviTouch technology: translating sounds and sensations into a versatile language of tactile feedback that goes way beyond the …

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Success

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking.<p>Hammond was sentenced on …