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25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

5 Components of Bootstrapping a Business

Two bootstrapping experts share their secrets on how to build a seven-figure business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love the idea of bootstrapping a business, and it’s how I have grown my companies throughout the years. It forces you to get in the trenches and work …

How I Create 10x Content Using Graphic Guides

It's not enough to just do what everyone else does. Differentiate yourself with 10x content.<p>Content and graphics have always worked side by side. Think back to the picture books you used to read as a kid. Without the pictures, the story wouldn't have been as great, right?<p>The same goes for your …

Beth Chatto’s Garden: Shade-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest

Beth Chatto, the legendary plantswoman and nursery owner, invented the mantra “right plant, right place”–that is, choosing plants that are perfectly …

Richard Branson Knows What to Look for in Leaders: Here's What It Is

His answer might surprise you.<p>As I sat across the table watching the man talk, I could physically see his mouth moving, but my mind wouldn't allow me to listen anymore. I had heard all I needed to hear after 20 minutes of what felt like an echo of "I's" and the importance of the almighty dollar. …

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

The Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting kicks off on Saturday May 6.<p>Ahead of the event, we decided to look back at some nuggets of wisdom on investing from Warren Buffett himself.<p>Back in 2010, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit …

It Takes 23 Minutes to Recover From a Distraction at Work. Here's How to Minimize Calls, Emails, and Alerts

Preserve and protect your focused time and attention with these tried-and-true tips.<p>Healthy boundaries help you focus on what matters most. They serve as the framework to focus your efforts, harness your energy, and recharge your batteries.They help you honor your decisions, and make it easier to …

Bill Belichick reveals his three most important traits for a successful NFL player

Surprisingly, he did not mention the three-cone drill<p>Bill Belichick has been the head coach of the New England Patriots for 17 years. During that …

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Show your employees you really care about each and every one of them. Success will follow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Betterment Review 2018: An Epic Featuring Returns, TLH+ & Sexy Graphs

Betterment<p>Review Rating:<p>(5.0 stars)<p>Betterment is a low cost automated investing service with a goal of making investing easy and accessible. They …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

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How to Bulk Edit Your Twitter Lists Quickly

Twitter’s lists feature is a great way to generate customised timelines depending on what you want to read, from lists for specific work purposes …

23 Seldom-Used Ideas for How to Use Twitter Lists

If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to <b>use Twitter …

How to Use Twitter Lists: A Professional’s Guide

Social media still fights an unfortunate reputation as a distraction…a procrastinator’s dream. Baby animals, YouTube videos and memes reign supreme. …

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20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to the next level.<p>To keep up with all of these tips and tools …

Organized by states and provinces, readers share their favorite campgrounds for truck campers. Check out these top campground picks!

Readers share their favorite campgrounds for truck campers. Check out these top campground picks!<p>This week for our question of the week, readers sent …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

10 Conversational Habits You Need to Get Rid of

They could make or break an important deal.<p>I've been writing a lot lately about how to improve communication skills, especially if you're in a leadership role.<p>The irony of it all is that it's a skill not enough leaders have. I know this because it still tops the list for clients requesting …

AutoVoice Integration Finally makes its way to Google Home, Here's how to Use It

AutoVoice Integration Finally makes its way to Google Home, Here’s how to Use It<p>After a month in Google’s approval limbo, AutoVoice has finally been …

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

<b>Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams!</b><p>While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, …

4 Tips to Help Get Mortgage Brokers Using Social Media

The idea of loan officers using social media seems like something that would be for just personal use. We could never really see ourselves following …

How a Tiny Company With No Marketing Built the No. 1 Product on Amazon

It's a lesson in how to sell $14.8 million worth of product in a single day with no advertising.<p>Last July, Amazon touted the success of its second annual Prime Day promotion in a press release, rattling off how much stuff people bought in different categories:<p><i>90,000 televisions</i><i>2 million toys</i><i>1</i> …

This old-school ‘technology’ will make you way more productive

Krista Ray, a 22-year-old theater producer based in New York City, used to keep all of her to-do lists and schedules in one place: Google calendar. …

Why Having Less Will Make You Healthier

Armed with good intentions at the start of the year, I've embarked on a decluttering journey. My children's outgrown clothes and various …

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9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar ideas. …