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13 Useful Productivity Apps for 2016

The start of a new year often prompts us to get things done. If you need some help with your productivity, there are some useful ...

Study: What Separates Successful Entrepreneurs From Those Who Fail

Many people starting a brand new business wonder if they’ve got the right stuff to succeed. Recent research by Xero, a provider of cloud-based accounting software used widely by the self-employed, suggests that the habits, practices and experiences that pave the way to entrepreneurial staying power …

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

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The Number One Startup Capital Source May Surprise You (Hint: It's Not Venture Capital)

Professional investors do not fund great ideas. Instead, they fund proven businesses. The reality is that most venture capitalists are not very venturesome. Thus, it is incumbent on entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses before seeking venture funding.<p><b>Entrepreneurs Are Never …

Entrepreneurship

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Success

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

These Types of Emails Make the Best Pitches

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

8 Online Reputation Management Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

There’s never been a more critical time in history to proactively manage the reputation of your brand. Endless amounts of information is at the fingertips of consumers, the economy has never been more transparent, and its never been easier for consumers to share their experiences with brands and …

The 20 Best Pairs of Denim Jeans You Can Buy in 2017

In 1853, Levi Strauss was repairing pants in Gold Rush-era San Francisco and found that reinforcing points of strain (such as pockets) with rivets …

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Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Gene Wars: Targeted Mutations Will Spawn Unique Dangers, And Soon

In 2012, scientists discovered a cheap and easy way of editing genes that determine the biological features of all living things, including humans. The method is called Crispr-Cas9, and it exploits the defenses that bacteria have evolved against viral invaders to add or subtract material from an …

'Schizophrenia gene' discovery sheds light on possible cause

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, and they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness.<p>After conducting studies in both humans and mice, the researchers said this new schizophrenia risk gene, called C4, …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

The 8 Different Kinds of Intelligence

If you think your IQ reveals the extent of your mental capabilities, you're selling yourself short, says this Harvard psychologist.<p>How smart are you?<p>Your answer to that question probably depends pretty heavily on your grades in school or, if you've ever taken one, the results of an IQ test. But are …

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Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

The 10 best new web design tools in January

In need of a little web design inspiration? Or maybe you need help with how to start a blog? As the complexity of building a website continues to …

Hong Kong's Startup Scene Grows Up

When I arrived in Hong Kong in the summer of 2013 to open the first international office for my digital marketing agency, there was a small handful of startups in the city. Only a few were serious, while many were small websites or apps without a market outside Hong Kong’s relatively small market …

Tackle Your Most Difficult Tasks With Meditative "Pause Training"

The discomfort of taking on difficult tasks can push you to seek out distractions, focus on busywork, and procrastinate. This meditation-like …

Videos reveal the amazing lives of leafcutter ants, nature's underground farmers

Leafcutter ants march in two rows along the rainforest floor, carrying pieces of leaves back to their nest. It's a striking operation above ground, but the story doesn't stop there.<p>Underground, the ants tend small fungal gardens and perform specialized tasks with shrewd efficiency, according to a …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

How I Finally Organized My Messy Inbox with Sortd

I’ve tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organize email the …

Productivity

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs, 2015

“A word of warning about choosing to start a startup: It sucks! One of the most consistent pieces of feedback we get from YC founders is it’s harder than they could have ever imagined.”<p>That’s how Y Combinator President Sam Altman tells it in his Startup Playbook. No matter how prepared you think …

Entrepreneurship

The One Million Dollar Rule Startups Should Never Break

Why this founder insists on "minimum viable product"--and you should, too<p>Geoff Wilson is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur--a seasoned technical founder with multiple successes. That didn't save him from losing a million dollars on a great idea. Here's how it happened.<p>While he was growing 352, his …

A lesson from Famo.us’ fall: Lean or fat, you can still fail

Famo.us raised $25 million last year, bringing its total funding to over $30 million. Fifteen months after its most recent raise, the company “laid off a big chunk of the team, including its VP of Engineering, Head of Open Source, and a dozen engineers” and switched directions for the third time. …

So you want to build an App..

<i>I’m contacted a few times a month by people who want to build (usually mobile) apps. Or more properly, want someone to build apps for them. While I</i> …

Move Sooner and Faster Than You Think You Can

<i>Part 6 in The Lean Startup Series</i> The day before we started our first Lean LaunchPad program with the CSIRO, Bill McKeague and I talked strategy over …

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