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11 everyday skills that will make you more successful over time

Some say it's luck. Others say it's hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both, as well as a few other ingredients.<p>Defining success can be tricky because it's so subjective.<p>Some people want to make a million dollars a year. Others want to make a good living and have three …

Self-improvement

How Big Brands Get Social Wrong and Small Companies Get It Right

A new Sprout Social report shows what large brands can learn from small startups.<p>We all use the word "disruption" to describe what happens the business world, but we don't always stop to think about what it really means: A small startup with a good idea enters an established industry and winds up …

Small Business

Sometimes the Best Ideas Come from Outside Your Industry

It’s a strange thought, but the solution to your business’s innovation problem may be walking around in the head of someone who applies theatrical makeup for a living.<p>Or plays robot soccer. Or installs heavy machinery in mines. Or does something else that’s apparently unrelated to the problem …

15 Psychological Studies That Will Boost Your Social Media Marketing

How does your audience decide what it wants to click, share, favorite, and purchase?<p>Understanding a bit of behavioral psychology can go a long ways …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Online Education

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup. The challenge is to find …

Leadership

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the …

Email

Authors now have a choice in how they publish and get their books into the hands of readers. This article covers the pros and cons of traditional …

Writing

Writing Books: Fiction, Creative Writing & Getting Published

Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition 2018 includes everything you expect in a regular edition of Writer’s Market, PLUS a one-year subscription to …

25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading.

Books

5 Cases of Excessive Commas

<b>Charlieon January 04, 2014 4:42 pm</b><p>I dont understand why there is a comma in sentences like this one:<p>“All progress is initiated by challenging current …

10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World

What’s even better than drinking while reading? Eating while reading, of course (hint: you can have a drink, too). With the news that Biblio, a …

150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively - MacGregor Literary

Today we have a guest blog, from Claire Morgan at OEDB…<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or a professional writer: there’s always something new …

Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for Kids

Teaching your child how to organize and manage his or her time is one of the most valuable skills you can teach. Not only will it help prepare them …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

<i>Update: Download the free guide 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project for updated 2015 due dates, additional grants, scholarships and</i> …

Rumor: Canon Reportedly Launching 24mm f/2.8, 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6, and 400mm f/4 at Photokina

It seems Canon has a lot more up its sleeve for Photokina than just the rumored 7D replacement. In fact, if recent rumors prove true, you’ve got …

A Timelapse of Paris That Will Blow Your Mind

Once in a very great while, we photographers come across a work that is truly magnificent, one that both inspires and leaves us a little bit amazed. …

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Coasters with contrasting stitching pop when placed on a smaller-check gray gingham tablecloth, turned into oilcloth with iron-on vinyl.<p><i>Be the first to receive our newest projects, DIY tips, and templates by signing up for our newsletter.</i>

Sewing

99-Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress Every Day for Children in Africa

99-year-old Lillian Weber has a generous heart and sewing hands that just won't stop. The Iowa-based woman spends hours every single day making a dress for small children who receive the clothing through the Christian nonprofit group Little Dresses for Africa.<p>For the past two years, Weber has made …

Sewing

Helping Children Learn to Write + 8 Activities to Get Them Writing

I love seeing Immy turn to writing again and again as a means of communicating. As her confidence as a beginning writer grows so do the number of …

Our Homeschool Routine

Our homeschool year will start early September. Celeste will be starting fifth grade and it will be my 9th year homeschooling.<p>Over the years, our …

Writing Prompts

A Classic Essay on Observation: Look at Your Fish!

<i>Samuel H. Scudder (1837-1911) was an American entomologist who studied under the noted zoologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873) at Harvard's</i> …

A Quick Introduction to Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a type of education where children learn outside of a school setting under the supervision of their parents. The family determines …