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Time for a change?

Retirement presents a chance to change your lifestyle, including where you live. To help you with that choice, Forbes presents our annual list of the 25 top U.S. retirement cities and towns. To make our 2017 picks, we considered housing and other costs of living; state taxes; crime rates; weather …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

19 Awesome Things For Your Yard That'll Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Be the envy of every nosy neighbor.

Which LED floodlight should you hang overhead?

Plenty of homes keep things lit using overhead floodlights in recessed lighting setups. BR30-shaped bulbs like those are ideal for overhead lighting because they cast all of their light downwards, thanks to the "bulging reflectors" that make up the "BR" of BR30.<p>If you're looking to upgrade bulbs …

Home Automation

How to plan a better tomato crop this season

Tomatoes are the divas of the vegetable patch — luscious, celebrated and notoriously hard to please. If it’s too chilly, they’ll sulk. If it’s too hot, they’ll throw a tantrum, scattering their blossoms and refusing to perform.<p>Gardeners everywhere know that planting tomatoes prematurely in spring …

Gardening

10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More Efficient

When you don't have the resources to build custom solutions, you can rely on these affordable (or free) fixes.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many startups, achieving meaningful growth -- the kind that gets the attention of investors and potential buyers …

Small Business

Want to Start Your Own Business? 15 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Even if if you haven't started a company. (At least not yet.)<p>In many ways, entrepreneurs are just like everyone else: they come from all types of backgrounds, a variety of demographics, they possess different levels of education and experience and skill....<p>Yet when you look closely you'll see that …

Entrepreneurship

Shhh! 5 Real Estate Tax Secrets the Rich Don't Want You to Know

Do you ever feel like the rich just keep getting richer? Well, allow us to let you in on a little secret: Part of the reason they keep on raking in …

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8 things you must remember when doing business in China

China is sometimes seen as a very mysterious country. It’s proved to be a remarkable economic success for the past 30 years, growing into the world’s second largest economy after the US and the biggest trading partner for most Asian economies.<p>No doubt, that China is a huge, expanding and a very …

Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care

Technology is changing every industry in significant ways. To help frame how, I’m starting a new series discussing top trends in various markets. First up: health care.<p>No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart …

Digital Health

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Business in 2017: A Complete Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs

Learn everything you need to know about starting a business in 2017, from registering with the government to spreading the word to financing your …

10 Software Products Helping Small Businesses Achieve 10x Growth in 2017

You know that myriad of little tasks that eat time? Automate them. Here are the tools to help you do that.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business takes a great deal of time. Even once entrepreneurs can begin building a staff, they need to be …

Small Business

Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan recalls her boss at a company in Paris. “She would fly off the handle at the smallest things, screaming, ‘Vous êtes nul!’ — ‘You are nothing!’ ” Susan would retreat to the bathroom to cry. “I was …

Parenting

The 10 Minute Rule For Keeping Audience Attention

For the past four years I’ve been lecturing on digital marketing at a university in Strasbourg (long term readers may remember me writing about it …

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter | Nick Cohen

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

Donald Trump

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Personal Finance

The 13 cheapest countries to live in the world for expats

In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.<p>One of the sub-indexes was the …

Understanding demonetisation: Why there’s a war on cash (and you are in the middle of it)

We can’t understand demonetisation and its aftermath if we don’t locate it within the global offensive against cash.<p><i>This is the first part of a</i> …

Hardscaping 101: Pony Walls

A pony wall is a half-height wall in a garden. The term dates to the days when it was necessary to build a barrier high enough to keep livestock from …

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

Entrepreneurship

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Add these seven routines to your night to set yourself up for success.<p>How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think …

Success

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year my …

Business Strategy

Is that chest pain serious? New blood test could tell

Every day, a slew of previously healthy people experience chest pains and go to the emergency room. But a whole range of events can then follow; some of these people may be having a heart attack and may die later that day, while others will be sent home with medications and live decades longer.<p>Now, …

10 Morning routines of the world's top successful entrepreneurs

Share112<p>Tweet<p>Share142<p>+14<p>Shares 258<p>How does your morning routine compare to some of the world’s biggest business hot shots? There’s no …

Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much

Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth, are ignoring reason and dictating growth targets so insurmountable that their employees are turning to unethical and perhaps illegal means to achieve their …

Management

How Branding 'The Small Business Way' Got My Company Out Of Debt

Is it just me or are failure and debt a prerequisite to being a successful small business owner?<p>In 2011 I started a company with my graphic design husband with little knowledge of the industry: he was the creative, and I, “the business.” In retrospect our fearlessness was largely out of ignorance …

Small Business