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Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 9 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

Marketing

The 8 Best Entrepreneur Books to Buy in 2018

Read and learn how jumpstart your business<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>The best entrepreneur books are extremely popular for self-education. Working a …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How to Tell If Your Child's Flu Has Become Dangerous

It's a scary thought, but this is what you need to know to be prepared.<p>There's no question that this year's flu season is serious—and if you're a parent, you're understandably scared for your child. According to the latest report from the CDC, the total number of US pediatric deaths from the flu is …

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

5 Drugstore Anti-Aging Moisturizers That Work Better Than Botox

If younger-looking skin that’s free of fine lines and wrinkles is your goal, then you’ve probably been researching a bunch of different products and …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

20 Top Social Media Tools to Try in 2018

Now that 2018 is here and in full swing, you might be looking for new social media tools to add to your marketing stack.<p>According to Scott Brinker of …

17 Unbelievably Cool Things You Can Do With — And In — The Snow

Eat it, paint it, sculpt it...

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | Inc.com

At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.<p>The …

Innovation

10 Drugstore Foundations as Good as the Expensive Stuff

In a dream world we'd all have the skin of an Insta filter. But until that genetic code is cracked and bottled into a serum, there's foundation. Obviously, this leads to some problems. We could use Dior and Giorgio Armani all day, but that cost isn't always feasible if you'd rather invest the money …

7 Essentials for Any 2018 Digital Marketing Strategy | Inc.com

In today's tech landscape, a solid digital marketing strategy has become the CMO's new bread and butter; the only question now is how to best serve it up. Your business's success depends on the right type of strategy, and the right type of strategy can in turn lead to higher sales, new customers, …

Marketing

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything | Inc.com

If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an expert, no one cares what you think, and no one will …

Self-improvement

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Top digital marketing trends to adopt in 2018

With 2018 right around the corner you’re probably on a vacation or trying to finalise your business plan for next year.<p>It’s never too late to adjust …

11 Genius Fitness Gifts on Amazon — All Under $50

Fitness-related gifts don't have to cost a fortune — we have the examples to prove it. If you're on the hunt for some awe-inducing items, we found excellent options on Amazon. The massive online retailer offers a variety of gifts for active people. Whether you need new workout clothes, exercise …

Clothing

8 favorite tools for PR pros in the trenches

PR pros love their tools, but with so many to choose from, how can you tell which are truly effective?To get some advice, why not ask communicators …

A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

Inspire your kid to think outside of the box this holiday season<p>“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to …

10 Awesome Books to Read on Your Travels

It's no secret that window seats on airplanes are usually a hot commodity. But even if you're lucky enough to score a seat with a view, how many …

Buy These 20 Toys Now Because They Will Sell Out by the Holidays

Last year, by the time we realized that Hatchimals were the hottest thing to hit the market since Cronuts, we were too late. They were already all …

30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

Lego

It’s Officially Time for Our Husbands to Take on More of the Mental Load

We shouldn’t have to delegate household tasks to them. They should just do them. Women deserve spouses who help them with childcare and housework …

5 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand From Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What would you like people to say about you?<p>As Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) famously said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”<p>Your personal brand is the sum total of what you do, how you do it and why …