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Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Diets

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

The Smartest Laundry Tool You're Not Currently Using

When I first moved to Chicago, the cold, winter shock of a shared basement laundry room was there to greet me. I had to go outside and up and down …

Laundry Rooms

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

Blippar is using AR to help customers find their way indoors

Remember the scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruz walks through the mall and thousands of holographic ads pop up around him? That reality may not be as far off as we thought.<p>Blippar, the augmented reality startup that launched back in 2011, is today announcing the launch of a new product that …

Augmented Reality

CRM Sales Are Through the Roof. So, Why Aren't Your Sellers Using It? One Big Reason.

The problem with CRM systems is that they aren't built on methodology. They're just a system of record.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales of software solutions are booming, and nowhere is that clearer than in the world of customer relationship management (CRM). Once …

Selling

The Sharing Economy Spells Doom - Or Boom - For The Senior Housing Industry

Demography is destiny. Or at least that is the investment thesis for the senior housing industry. The fast expansion of the assisted living sector, in particular, is based on the overwhelming reality that for the next several decades the number of older adults will see explosive growth across the …

Assisted Living

9 Business Expenses You Can Reduce or Eliminate to Save Thousands

The money you don't waste is the easiest profit you can ever earn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses are supposed to make money. So why do small-business owners waste money on things they don’t need?<p>According to Business Insider, cash-flow problems account for …

Small Business

Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Employment

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Use These Sites to Find Gigs

The 10 Best Sites to Find Gig Jobs<p>Updated July 06, 2018<p>More and more employees are turning to gig work, either in addition to a full-time job or as …

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced

Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp …

Why Do It All Yourself?

Documenting Your Success<p>Ever since we launched <b>Radical U</b> earlier this year, people have been asking me why. Simple. Over the decades of working with small businesses, it's become obvious to me that the thing that separates successful companies from failing ones is the presence of a process to how …

Employment

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

Your Salespeople Aren't Using Your CRM -- But What If It Did The Work For Them?

As entrepreneurs build companies, they find themselves running into the leadership paradox: They need to lead their growing teams, but they often have no idea how to do so. To help them learn from those who’ve been there, I’m profiling business owners in June who have found ways to grow their …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Five Free Project Management Softwares To Better Handle The Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you’ve ever wondered if you have the time, budget, and people to get a job done, you have managed a project. The same applies if you’ve ever …

Project Management

3 Questions That Kill Innovation -- and What to Ask Instead

The questions you ask can derail your progress, or empower your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Questions are powerful tools -- as essential to investors and venture capitalists researching opportunities as they are to entrepreneurs seeking the best ways to …

Innovation

5 Technologies every Entrepreneur Should Invest In

For the entire business realm, technology has become a rather indispensable part. When compared to the age-old commercial system, online marketing …

The 10 Professions Where You Will Find More Psychopaths

Psychopaths are known to thrive in chaotic environments.<p>Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They're not the "Jack the Ripper" caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify.<p>In the Diagnostic and Statistical …

The best sites for finding a new job in every industry

You're probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you're deep in the job search trenches, you might even be getting "customized" alerts from every single one of them.<p>But how many of the job postings cluttering your inbox are opportunities you actually want? Or are a good fit …

Employment

The Simple Tool You Can Use to Keep People Accountable

You can get an immediate jump in productivity.<p>Accountability is a topic that lots of CEOs and leader talk about. Specifically, most of their concern is that they don't feel like their people hold themselves accountable to the things they need to do in driving higher levels of performance throughout …

Tame wants to bring order to conference and event planning chaos

Tame, a self-proclaimed “design-driven” tech startup from Copenhagen in Denmark, is on a mission to “solve the chaos of event planning.” The company’s founders, who claim to have previously organised more than 30 large conferences and events, think they have spotted a gap in the market for an …

Project Management

4 Important Social Skills You Need to Succeed at Work

Being social and making friends at work is vital for your success.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Social skills are soft skills that you need in order to become successful in your career. Good news is that social skills can be learned and improved with practice. Thus, if you …

Self-improvement

Coaching Over Managing: Motivate Your Team

A manager points out mistakes, but a coach shows how to prevent those mistakes in the future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be an effective leader, you need to understand the difference between coaching and managing your team. A coach takes on a much more dynamic …

Leadership

10 Productivity Tools Every Business Owner Needs

geralt / PixabayBeing a business owner demands a diversity of different responsibilities. You’ll wear an HR hat when hiring and managing employees. …

Productivity

Our favorite cord-cutting gear and services to ease the transition from cable

I’ve been without cable since 2013, and I’ve never looked back. Initially, it was to save money, but now I’ve gotten so used to streaming services that I don’t think I’d ever return to paying the cable man. In this guide, I’ll discuss some of our favorite streaming boxes, popular apps, along with …

Cord-Cutting

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

These 5 Simple Tweaks Will Make Your Office More Productive

Rethink everything from how you schedule conference rooms to temperature control.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the rise of mobility tools like Slack, Google Hangouts and the newly announced Workplace by Facebook, fewer and fewer workers rely on an office to …

Time Management