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Take the Food Network Tour of Santa Cruz County

Food Network has made a habit of visiting us. See all the places they've been locally.<p>The folks at Food Network have made a habit of featuring Santa …

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It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam...<p>As far as we know, MP3s might be the end-all musical medium. Comforting to know, yes (no more Discmans).<p>A former St. John’s Ambulance Station East Sussex, England has …

Architecture

The Anatomy of Sangria

A good way to start the weekend! The Anatomy of Sangria from Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a nice visual explanation of what goes into making sangria, …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors

About the only thing that remains constant in ebook publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I …

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17 Essential Tools To Better Manage Your Freelance Business

There’s no two ways about it: freelancing is a business. But it’s a business that can be started on a shoe string budget. Because freelancing is so …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments

I used to let fear of a failed side project keep me from trying new things outside of my normal workload. Or worse, I constantly had ideas for side …

Creativity

The Secret to Marketing to Busy People Who Don't Have Time to Read (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an age of information overload, it's easy for your marketing message to get lost in the noise. One of the best ways to get your content noticed is by telling compelling stories.<p>LookBookHQ, a content-marketing company, has examined the …

The Next Billion Smartphone Users Will Have An Awesome Mobile Computing Device

Lost amid the heated and increasingly dull iPhone versus Android rhetoric is the prospect of the world on the cusp of placing amazing personal computing technology—smartphones—into the hands of not just a billion people, but billions of people.<p>Most new smartphones these days are destined not for …

Five Weak Words that Make Your Writing Less Effective

<b>Bonus:</b> For more tips on becoming a stronger writer delivered directly to your inbox for free, click here.<p>I can’t stand frail, weak writing. And …

Santa Cruz County Jobless Rate Dips Below 8 Percent

Unemployment was 6.6 percent in the city of Santa Cruz last month.<p>Buoyed by job growth in the agriculture sector, as well as other industries, the …

How to make the most of running your business from home

When most people envisage business owners, they might assume someone running a successful enterprise will be a suited and booted executive sitting in …

Beyond the Resume: Two Web Services to Help Promote Your Work

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new job or a recent graduate embarking on your career, connecting with the right people and …

Employment

U.S. Companies Lobbying Furiously To Save Corporate Tax Loopholes: Study

Corporate America worked hard to build massive loopholes into the tax code for itself, and by golly it is working just as hard to keep them.<p>U.S. companies, along with their lobbyists and trade groups, are treating Washington, D.C., like a big, swampy strip club, showering it with cash in an effort …

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

The era of “regular” jobs is coming to an end. The Entrepreneurial Midset infographic from oDesk warns us of the changing mindset of workers. They …

How to Hit 'Restart' After Age 50

You may not know me, but you might be familiar with my jeans. Not to brag, but they’re the top-selling item on the Home Shopping Network, and I …

Ecommerce & Blogging Made Easy

86 responsesBlogging13 min read<p>The following guide will teach you how to easily create a blog on your own. You may not be aware of it, but I have …

Why startups should embrace intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship (entrepreneurship within a larger company) is taking off as companies look to innovate and experiment with new products. For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.<p>Is …