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Public Relations

A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days

It's on a lot of people's bucket lists, along with "go to space” or “walk through Central Park naked.” Okay, maybe that’s just <i>my</i> bucket list.<p>But my guess is, somewhere on your list too is the desire to write a book. I also know that the very thought of writing a book generally feels like a …

It's Not Rocket Science: 4 Secrets Behind Good PR for Startups

Owner of Quotable PR & Content<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of marketing is not that hard for people to grasp. But just ask someone what "public relations" (PR) means and you’ll often be met with stammering or shrugging, or some combination of the …

Public Relations

No, Champagne Won't Improve Your Memory (But These 7 Things Will)

PSA!<p>We all love a good excuse to drink Champagne, but unfortunately, sharpening your memory isn't it.<p>A 2013 study out of the United Kingdom resurfaced on social media this week, with headlines claiming that drinking up to three glasses of Champagne may protect you from memory loss associated with …

Try These Two Powerful Tools for Finding Genealogy Records Online

When we showed one listener these tips for finding genealogy records online, she wrote back immediately: “I will be utilizing that research technique …

Genealogy

Authorities: Vegas cryotherapy spa had no license

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas spa where an employee was found frozen and dead inside a liquid nitrogen chamber used for cryotherapy treatments wasn't licensed by the city, county or state to perform cosmetic or other procedures, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The disclosures followed the death of …

Las Vegas

The simple reason 'Back To The Future's' screenwriter chose October 21, 2015 to be the day Marty McFly travels in time

It's the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in their time machine, the DeLorean, in Stephen Spielberg's "Back To The Future: Part II."<p>The date was carefully chosen for one simple reason: It was a day, theoretically, the Chicago Cubs could win the World Series.<p>In the movie, Marty …

Robots

How to Write Something That People Will Actually Read

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>"As for how to write well,” writes Paul Graham, “here’s the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary.”<p>It’s all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow …

The real reason most Americans don't save enough money for retirement

Aesop would have had a straightforward explanation for why some people just can't manage to save up for retirement: Some people are born ants—industrious and in possession of great willpower—while others are grasshoppers, living only for today.<p>Millennia later, sorting workers into …

Retirement

5 Retirement Expenses That May Catch You By Surprise

<i>By Paula Pant.</i><p>You might assume that your retirement expenses will be lower than your current cost-of-living. But - we're sorry to say - that idea might not be correct.<p>It's true that after retirement, you'll shed some of your current expenses. You won't need to pay for commuting costs, which means …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an …

Time Management

Why Cruise Lines Are Building So Many New Ships

The next five years will see a building bonanza in cruising, with both major lines and niche players adding new vessels to their fleets.<p>A total of 55 …

These 9 Trends Prove That the Way We Travel Is Changing

Photo by Ed Gregory<p>Travelers really want to eat; but they also want to hike.<p>Last month, I attended Virtuoso Travel Week, a gathering of high-end …

The simple reason you’ll probably never retire comfortably

America: At the rate you’re going, you may never get to ditch your 9-to-5 job.<p>In the past year alone, 15% of Americans dipped into their retirement …

Geolocation & marketing: how mobile is changing everything

2.6 billion people have smartphones today. That’ll be a staggering 6.1 billion by 2020, just five short years from today.<p>But we literally have almost no understanding of how radically this will change almost everything about how a brand or company will interact with its customers. That’s something …

Marketing

Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic

A tall rectangular building juts out of a mountainside on a Norwegian island just 800 miles from the North Pole. Narrow and sharply edged, the facility cuts an intimidating figure against the barren Arctic background. But the gray building holds the key to the earth's biodiversity.<p>The Svalbard …

Middle East
Retirement