Chris Egbo

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My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Siblings

Google Is Retiring DoubleClick and Rebranding Its Entire Digital Advertising Suite

Google is rebranding its line of advertising products, retiring mainstays like DoubleClick while streamlining a new suite of services for media …

AdTech

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How People Pleasing Contributes to Bullying and How to Stop It

Most parents want their kids to get along well with others, to work together and to compromise. But there are times when this desire for peaceful …

How the right systems can help simplify your path to GDPR compliance

<b>Tackling GDPR compliance goes way beyond changes to database security. To help simplify compliance, organizations must consider data being handled in</b> …

5 Fat-Burning Outdoor Workouts That Aren’t Running

Summer is on its way, which really only means one thing: Soon you're going to be able to exercise outside again.<p>Before you know it, you'll be able to …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

This is what happens to your body if you don't have sex for a while

Sex. Are you getting enough?<p>New research has shown that those who have it regularly are actually better off for it - health-wise.<p>But what happens to …

14 Ways for Creatives to Make Money on the Side

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creative and artistic types have skills that can not only lead to a robust salary, but a considerable side hustle. While there are more defined (hence narrow) career paths for STEM graduates, such as engineering, than let’s say for a …

How to Deal With Negative People Who Just Aren't Going Away

Maybe it's a relative or a colleague but real life includes people who scorn your optimism because they don't have dreams of their own.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Negative people love bringing others down. It can sometimes seem like that’s the only thing …

Self-help

Top 10 common habits of high achievers

I have spent the past fifteen years paying attention to the habits, mindset, rituals, processes and decision-making of high achievers who became very …

Self-improvement

Want a High-Performing Team? Create an Atmosphere of 'Relaxed Intensity'--Here's How

The term 'relaxed intensity' may seem contradictory, but it sure as heck isn't counterproductive.<p>We're all looking for an edge to boost team performance or experience-based secrets to success. One thing's for sure, any formula for success requires an intense commitment.<p>But this is trickier than it …

Employment

Self-Selected Teams: How to Make Your People More Productive and Happy

A team that plays together stays together<p>“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan<p>Hiring the right …

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Self-confidence

5 side hustles you can do sitting on your sofa

Netflix is paying people to binge watch their shows, and other ways to make easy money<p>Couch potato? Try cash potato.<p>Netflix announced this month that …

Personal Finance

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Sleeping 'like a Victorian' could help cure your insomnia, claims expert

Dr Michael Mosley claims that copying 19th century nighttime habits has helped relieve his sleep problems.<p>Anyone who has suffered with sleep issues …

Sleep

The first hi-res picture of the OnePlus 6 has leaked, and the Galaxy S9 could be in trouble

There was a time, back in the halycon days of HTC and Sony, when the launch of a new flagship Galaxy device was the end of the story. Samsung’s new …

A startup founder who was rejected 148 times before raising almost $30 million made 2 small changes to get investors excited

A different type of entrepreneur might have given up.<p>And after 148 rejections from investors, no one would have faulted her for throwing in the towel.<p>But if there's one thing Kathryn Minshew values, it's perseverance— when one approach doesn't work, she's ready to try another.<p>Minshew is the …

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

Management

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Here's Why Cockroaches Can Survive Just About Anything

The genome of the American cockroach has been sequenced for the first time, revealing why these creepy-crawlies are such tenacious survivors.<p>The …

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus touchscreen issue causing havoc on some handsets (Updated)

<i>Update (03/23):</i> Samsung has officially acknowledged the touchscreen ‘dead zone’ issue some users are experiencing with their Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices. Below is the full statement (via <i>Engadget</i>):<p>At Samsung, customer satisfaction is core to our business and we aim to deliver the best possible …

Samsung Galaxy S9

Fears for ERUPTION as gigantic 'fountain of magma' plume discovered underneath Yellowstone supervolcano

A gigantic 'fountain of magma' has been discovered under the Yellowstone supervolcano, sparking fears that a deadly eruption could be imminent.<p>Magma …

Geology

9 Incredibly Common Ways People Screw up an Interview

Heed this advice from staffing experts who see candidates accidentally making a bad impression and not even knowing it.<p>Your résumé has done its job and you've landed an interview. It's great progress toward finding your next big opportunity, but how you present yourself in person is what really …

Employment

Why this is the perfect thank you email to send after a job interview

'I wanted to take a moment to thank you again...'<p>You’ve got up at the crack of dawn to prep, sweated in a coffee shop around the corner for an hour, …

Asking This 1 Question Too Soon in a Job Interview Makes Hiring Managers Cringe

You reveal your true motives when you ask this too early in the interview process.<p>The interview is going great. You're relaxed and confident. The hiring manager has been smiling and laughing at your jokes. You feel in the zone. This is the place for you. Eventually, the hiring manager says, "Do you …

Employment

North Korea reportedly 'laundered' coal through Russia in an apparent breach of sanctions

North Korea reportedly "laundered" coal through Russia on its way to South Korea and Japan, according to a report from The Washington Post.<p>The Post reports at least four ships delivered North Korean coal to a port in Kholmsk, Russia, during August and September 2017. They were quickly followed by …

Six Sigma Certification: How to get your resume noticed

<b>Project Management is the golden ticket</b> in many industries, so at AAPicks we love getting wind of <b>great offers</b> on training programs. Today’s deal particularly <b>caught our eye</b>.<p><b>The Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications bundle</b> gives you <b>37 hours of accredited training</b> in the globally …

How to build a second income stream on the cheap

“<i>Never depend on single income,</i>” Warren Buffett once said. It’s seriously good advice. Not only does having a <i>second</i> stream cushion any blows that may …