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A couple who walked away from a 6-figure income to travel the world explains why they're happier earning a fraction as much

"We felt like we got a taste of the tropics, living the dream," Swift remembers. "We did a day trip and took these ATVs out and went through the jungle and the local villages. and it was so different from home that it kind of triggered something."<p>That something came to a head about a month later. …

Personal Finance

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

2015 was a big year for the popularity of space. So perhaps you'll forgive NASA if the space agency wants to capitalize on that momentum with some stellar new artwork.<p>Today, Seattle design firm Invisible Creature — which has done work for clients like Nike, <i>Seattle Weekly</i>, Target, and many more — …

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12 Stunning Portraits of Nature: The Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 | Artinfo

Related<p>Events<p>Wildlife Photographer of the Year<p>Venues<p>A red fox preying on its fierce rival, the northern Arctic fox, in the subarctic tundra landscape …

10 Content Marketing Checklists Proven to Skyrocket Your Monthly Traffic

While content marketing is in fact an amazing tool that you can use to get hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors to your website; not everyone …

Marketing

There's an elite club that you can only join if you've traveled to over 100 countries

This international society of jet setters may only have one entry requirement, but it's a tough one: TCC members must have visited at least 100 countries.<p>According to the US Department of State, there are 195 sovereign nations on earth — that's quite a few stamps for your passport.<p>However, the TCC …

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Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Wearable Tech

How to Implement a Killer Online-Marketing Strategy for $15 a Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I meet with different business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing executives, I am consistently asked a similar question.<p>“Jason, how can I can generate the most leads at the lowest price point?”<p>There is nothing more frustrating for …

Marketing

See a Stunning NYC Apartment Hidden Inside a Water Tower

We've heard of water towers as art pieces, a hotel with a water tower-turned-bar, and even a speakeasy hidden inside a water tower. But <i>New York</i> magazine's latest <i>Design Hunting</i> issue goes inside something even better: a penthouse apartment built into the <b>water tower of an Upper East Side building</b>. …

The Most Effective Strategies for Attracting Customers | Inc.com

The age of low-value, high-noise marketing has ended. With 198 million people blocking ads outright, consumers have demonstrated they’re fed up with bullhorn marketing.<p>Is there still a holistic marketing strategy that incorporates an effective blend of inbound and outbound tactics? Fractl and Moz …

Marketing

Startup financing options - equity vs debt vs convertibles

Entrepreneurs are not always aware of the various financing structures that may be available to them when raising new capital to finance their growth. Even if they are, they are not always sure what fair terms look like when receiving term sheets from investors.<p>This article explores the plusses and …

Six Services Every Scaling Small Business Should Outsource

Are you spending too much time managing operational logistics instead of being front and center in growing your business? You’re not alone. Less than …

Small Business
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10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Travel<p>10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall (PHOTOS)<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>September 23 2016 04:00 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Summer may be the most popular …

27 Reasons People Aren't Reading Your Blog Posts

Do you ever look at prolific blogs and get frustrated by how easy they make it seem?<p>Thousands of people read, comment and share each new post on the …

Online Marketing News: Facebook Gets An Assistant, Tweets Show In Search, Native Beats The Rest

<b>The Big Content Spend: How & Where Are Brands Placing Their Content Budgets [Infographic] –</b> In this infographic, we’re taking a look at just how big …

Internet Marketing

All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

1/7<p>Coates Design Architects Ecopak Prefab Container House<p>Seattle Architect Matthew Coates, President of Coates Design Architects, has teamed up with …

Shipping Containers

Where the Boom in Women-Led Startups Is Really Coming From | Inc.com

Women are starting companies at a faster rate than men, as they have been for years. But you know who's really rocking it? Women of color.<p>At least that's what preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in its Survey of Business Owners, shows. In 2012, women owned about 9.9 million U.S. …

Women of Color

10 ways to drive traffic to your website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Filmmakers create movies in hopes people will see them. Just like you spent time building a beautiful and informative website to showcase your products …

Marketing

Boldr Voyage smartwatch looks like a normal watch, has a 6-month battery

The smartwatch's biggest turnoff is that it looks like a smartwatch. It's clear as day to everyone you have a tiny computer strapped to your …

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching and leading a successful small business requires much more than a great idea. Effective and highly successful businesses have highly effective and successful leaders at the helm. And, let’s face it, not every entrepreneur is a …

Leadership

Articles about 10 indoor outdoor dining rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>Adventure beckons at these modern outdoor saunas that are …

Outdoor Spaces

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Corporate culture the ‘secret sauce’ of success

<b>Beyond Measure</b><i><br>By Margaret Heffernan<br>(TED Books, 107 pages, $21.99)</i><p>We're told that nothing in business is beyond measure. You can't manage what you can't measure, and it's possible to devise metrics to drive efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of your operations. But Margaret Heffernan, an …

15 Life Lessons I'd Tell My Younger Stuck, Struggling, Entrepreneur Self

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“So you want to be an entrepreneur?” my mom and dad asked, questioning me at the dinner table. A little worried for my sanity and both entrepreneurs themselves, they warned me of the extremely hard work ahead of me.<p>I had just left my …

Entrepreneurship

Finally, the definitive bucket list: The Temples of Angkor, Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu lead the places you MUST see, say Lonely Planet's adventure experts

• <b>Travel website Lonely Planet has revealed the places that every traveller should visit</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled by travel experts and writers who rated</b> …

Selling or Staying -- Where to Spend Home Improvement Dollars

It's not hard to find articles about which home improvement projects will yield the highest payback in a sale. I checked on a few, and they all have pretty similar selections for high-payback remodels. I also found a couple of articles about what NOT to spend your money on. If the plan is to sell …

Home Improvement

5 Real-Estate Investments for Higher Returns

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The stock market is high. Bond yields are low. You own a home and have plenty of savings. So where should you invest any …

Top 3 problems 50 entrepreneurs face when scaling their startups

“It’s like a man riding a lion. People think, ‘This guy’s brave.’ And he’s thinking, ‘How the hell did I get on a lion, and how do I keep from …

Entrepreneurship

How to Effectively Brand Yourself -- Regardless of Your Budget

A brand isn't something only large, well-known companies have. It is a necessity for any person or business -- from freelancers to international e-commerce sites -- to establish themselves as an authority in their industry.<p>A brand is not just a logo; it's a reputation. It's a way to attract and …

Marketing