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15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need …

Procrastination

5 Ways to Make Your Employees Happier and More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More millennials work for small businesses with less than 100 employees than any other company size, according to research from PayScale.com. Five years ago this may have been less consequential, but this year marked the tipping point …

Small Business

The #1 Reason Why Small Businesses Must Utilize Social Media

Despite the overwhelming move toward social marketing and social businesses, there are still many small businesses that fail to understand the …

Public Relations

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

Information Systems

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

4 Surprising Mental Hacks to Nail Your Next Interview

It’s the morning of your big interview and you’re a nervous wreck. Your palms are sweating, you can’t find your resume and you've become convinced …

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I'm not talking more customers, nor more …

Profit

Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sleeping on the job may still be frowned upon as a sign of laziness, but in recent years, many progressive companies have begun to encourage employees to take mid-day naps to recharge.<p>Marketing-software company, HubSpot has a nap room …

Sleep

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews Right Now

In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable's …

Apps

How A Genius Thinks

The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said that, “talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Lots of people of people are smart, but true genius has always had an element of mystery to it.<p>Nobody really knows where genius comes from. While surely there is …

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read When They're Discouraged

Speaker, Marketing Strategist, Professor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business has its ups and downs. You lose an account, receive negative feedback about a project you’d worked hard on or have a crucial employee quit at just the wrong moment. It can be …

Books

Sunday World

This Is What The World Exports And Imports

Here are two awesome maps from a recent Standard Chartered report on the state of global trade.<p>The top map shows the big exports from every country. The bottom is the country's imports.<p>Each region is depicted by a few categories, and the number next to each category represents how big that category …

Exports

The Introvert's Survival Guide to Networking | Inc.com

I am an introvert. My consulting business blooms or withers largely on the basis of my networking prowess. Fifteen years ago, this painful dichotomy kept me up at night.<p>I signed up for a networking event in Washington, D.C., and the anticipation proved nearly as damaging as the networking itself: …

Networking

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

Books

PAOK vs. Olympiacos Delayed After Incredible Ring of Fire

Another not-so-illustrious chapter has been added to the already fierce rivalry between Greek powerhouses PAOK and Olympiacos.<p>Before the second leg of the Greek Cup clash between Greece's two most popular sides, PAOK supporters lit thousands of flares to create an amazing scene at Toumba Stadium in …

Athens