Manish Ahuja <CogentDesi>

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Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls …

Swimming

An investor who helps manage money for the super-rich has a simple tip for building wealth, and you can start doing it today

It's just two words: compound interest.<p>Understanding the power of this concept, and more crucially, putting it to work by saving, is crucial to building wealth over time, according to Katie Nixon, the chief investment officer at Northern Trust Wealth Management, which has $287 billion in assets …

Personal Finance

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Credit Score: Here are five major factors that can influence your loan approval

A credit score is a 3-digit rating (ranging between 300 and 900) that lenders use to determine whether an individual is eligible for a loan or a …

20% TDS on taxable long-term capital gains of an NRI is selling house

<b>I moved to Australia on a Permanent Resident status on 3 July 2016. I had come to India for nearly a month in November 2016 for some work. Before 3</b> …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Going it alone: top trips for solo travel

The notion of travelling solo can be a daunting one for the first-timer, raising a number of unsettling questions: will I be safe? What route should I follow? Who will take photos of me staring off into the distance atop scenic vantage points?<p>A major factor in mastering the art of solo travel is …

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?

Last year, the rather ironic rumor that Mark Zuckerberg covers his laptop camera and mic made the rounds. As Antonio Garcia Martinez points out in <i>Chaos Monkeys</i>, a provocative new book on the Facebook founder, “it’s not the rats who first abandon a sinking ship. It’s the crew members who know how to …

How SoftBank reordered the Indian internet ecosystem

This year the global technology world took note of the world’s largest pool of private capital — the gargantuan SoftBank Vision Fund. The tech …

Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off

Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that Amazon makes is <i>really popular</i> and a bunch of server farms Amazon runs generate more than $10 billion in revenue …

7 Reasons We've Fallen Out of Love with Apple | Inc.com

There's no two ways about it. When it comes to our collective decades-long love affair with Apple, the bloom is off the rose and the water in the vase is beginning to smell. To illustrate the point, here's a smattering of the bad press Apple received in 2017:<p>What gives? Where's the love gone? I …

Windows 10

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

Emotional Intelligence

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your goal.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a legend to the comedic world and is also part of one of the most successful shows in history. …

Procrastination

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

8 Frugal Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

While becoming a millionaire rarely occurs overnight, it's still an achievable dream if you work hard and use these habits.<p>There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, "That's about 5 percent of the …

Try This 24-Hour Schedule to Feel Happier and More Productive

Wellness is a thing most people only think about when they’re suddenly <i>unwell</i>. I bet you’ve experienced more than one morning when you couldn’t get …

The founder of Instagram makes a 5-minute deal whenever he catches himself procrastinating

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom five minutes is actually all the time …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

So, You've Created a Website: Now, What?

Even if your content is amazing, and your offers competitive, you still have to promote your brand. Here are eight ways how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s almost 2018, and all the years (so far) that we've enjoyed web-based technology have produced an abundance of …

The Simple Question That Will Always Motivate You

Founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, tells you the secret to staying motivated in your career.

Have you heard of ‘unicorn hunting’? It’s the latest trend among adventurous couples

We’re sure you’re familiar with polygamous relationships – an arrangement where a couple can have intimate encounters with more than one person, but …

The 17 best icebreakers to use at a holiday party where you don't know anyone

Maybe you're interested in making a new professional contact, or perhaps you simply want to make a good impression on a friend of a friend.<p>Whatever the reason, busting out the clichés upon the first introduction is never a good idea.<p>To mix the conversation up a bit, try using one of these 17 …

Comedy Central

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

10 Dinners to Cook Once and Eat All Week

The best meals of winter — the soups and stews and braises — are not only winning dishes because of how comforting they are, but also because they …

12 Content Marketing Trends You Should Be Following

Make sure your content investments deliver adequate returns for your business by following the right content marketing trends.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've reached a tipping point in content marketing where there is so much content published on a daily basis …

Using Airbnb isn’t fun anymore

I remember the first time I ever used Airbnb. It was a studio in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, with a slice of the Sacre Coeur visible from the window. I’d rented it for a month from a woman roughly my age, and it was her first time being a host. As she handed over the keys, I could sense we …

Hospitality

I'm a 'sugar daddy' who has been dating the same 'sugar baby' for 3 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about our relationship

<i>After Business Insider published a story about how some college students are becoming "sugar babies" to help pay for college, we heard from several "sugar daddies" who said there was more to it. One reader wrote to us about his "sugar dating" experience.</i><p><i>This reader works in tech in Silicon Valley,</i> …