Claire Gummer

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This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Ask it to yourself. Then, ask someone who will tell you the truth.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>When Daniel Goleman published <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on …

Emotional Intelligence

22 TIPS FOR LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

When I arrived in Buenos Aires in the beginning of 2010, I could barely order food in a local restaurant. Two years later, I calmly explained the …

Language Learning

50 Angel Investors Based On Investment Volume And Successful Exits

Who are the leading angel investors startup entrepreneurs should be pitching right now? How do you connect with them?<p>Effective fundraising for startups isn’t about how many people and firms you can blast your opportunity out to. It’s about getting in front of the right investors, with a strong …

Venture Capital

How Orangetheory grew to dominate the boutique fitness industry

With 999 locations worldwide, the growing Orangetheory fitness franchise puts a unique tech spin on high-intensity interval training. I checked it out.<p>“Don’t worry,” says the guy in Nike shorts next to me, with a friendly nod of both empathy and encouragement. “It looks way harder than it is.”<p>I’m …

9 Companies That Want You to Travel — and Will Pay You to Do It

These companies really help you customize your work-life balance.<p>Believe it or not, there are some companies that will actually help their employees …

Employment

The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

Rarely do our feelings hang neatly on fancy, perfectly spaced hangers. Instead — like our closets — we often hold a jumble of both new and outdated …

Self-help

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

Why one family spurned a gorgeous Georgian to remodel a 'hideous' Thirties semi

Georgian houses often pass on the history bug to their owners. Not in the case of Ed and Sarah Burgess.<p>In 2012, after 10 happy years enjoying the …

The 19 most overlooked places for a summer holiday in Europe

Globetrotters are always looking for new, under-the-radar travel destinations that provide a chance to escape the crowds and sea of selfie …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

8 startups named finalists in Global AR app contest

Eight finalists have been named in the Global AR Online Pitch Event, a contest aimed at identifying stellar augmented reality startups. The winning contestant will likely receive an investment from a group of 30 venture capitalists and investors sponsoring the contest.<p>A total of 241 companies …

How to Meal-Prep for the Week in Less Than an Hour

<i>Nicole Loher is a triathlete, Adidas ambassador, and all-around fitness guru, all while balancing a badass day job in the fashion industry (and</i> …

People Who Wake Up Early to Work Out Reveal What Gets Them Out of Bed

These 9 tips from Reddit will have you bounding out of bed in no time.<p>There's nothing better than getting your exercise in before you even get to work. But let's face it: there's nothing <i>worse</i> than having your alarm go off before the sun has even come up.<p>If you need some extra help dragging yourself …

Workouts

I've Raised Over $20 Million for My Businesses. Here's How to Get the Attention of Venture Capitalists.

Think big and pitch with passion.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel breaks down a few tips on how to successfully secure investments from venture capitalists. First off, go in with the approach of raising just a little …

Venture Capital

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

These investors say venture capital is broken — and they've started an 'Unusual' new fund to fix it

Both John Vrionis and Jyoti Bansal have benefitted from the venture-capital business, the former as a longtime investor and the latter as a successful startup founder.<p>But if you ask them about the industry, they'll tell you that it's broken, or at least a particular part of it is. The industry has …

Venture Capital

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the world

Technology companies continue to be some of the most valuable private companies in the world, according to PitchBook's most recent list of the highest valuations of VC-backed companies.<p>Uber tops the list as of May 2018, but it's followed closely by its Chinese competitor, DiDi. In fact, there are a …

Sending a Pitch Deck to Investors? Make Sure It Has These 12 Things

Don't send your deck with lots of tracking tools attached--let investors view it at their leisure.<p>I know you have your document-sending tool to send your fundraising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read, and how much time they spend on each page. I know that you can use …

The best gyms around the world for design buffs in 2018

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A Guide To All The Trendy Houseplants You're Seeing All Over Instagram

From the classic fiddle leaf to the unkillable snake plant.

Get ready to book your fitness classes directly via Instagram

Last month, when the boutique-fitness booking platform Mindbody went down for a few hours, many workout warriors realized for the first time time …

Martin Lewis: 3 tips to succeed if you want to start your own business, from an accidental entrepreneur

<b>I consider myself an accidental entrepreneur. A true entrepreneur is someone whose aim is to set up a business or even multiple businesses to make</b> …

Follow these 3 steps to take action on your dreams

<i>Following big dreams isn’t easy—and figuring out where to start can be the hardest part. Believe it or not, even mindfulness superstar Gabrielle</i> …

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

It’s probably no surprise that the human mind has a tendency to wander. Scientific research has discovered that this trait is almost ubiquitous among …

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Spring Reading List: 45 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Spring is set to thaw us out pretty soon, but while you shiver by the fire, why not grab a book? We have a list of the hottest things to read before they'll next be adapted for the big screen. There are the movies coming out soon you maybe didn't know were based on books, like <b>Red Sparrow</b>, plus the …

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel