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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer marries beautiful swimsuit model 15 years his junior【Photos】

<b>Piko Taro</b> shows that making a girl laugh apparently is the surest way to win her heart.<p>It’s been a very, very eventful 12 months for Japanese …

You're a future leader if you do these 4 things as a follower

Yet few understand that to be a good leader, you first need to be a great follower. As Aristotle said, "He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader."<p>Every military general started out as a private. And you can bet he was a pretty good private.<p>Being a good follower isn't about being of …

Leadership

13 habits of unsuccessful people

Bad habits die hard.<p>And while having one doesn't necessarily make you a failure, that doesn't mean you shouldn't work on dropping some of your worst vices.<p>Some bad habits could cause others to view you as unsuccessful, while others may be indicative of a larger problem in your career — and …

Die Hard

Do You Own Those 3 Recession-Proof Stocks?

I'm not part of the Black Swan squad telling the world that it's about to collapse on a weekly basis. In fact, I'm more like a positive guy who'd …

6 Mistakes Managers Make That Cause Good Employees To Quit

Even honest managers with good intentions can do things that unintentionally drive their best people searching for another place to work. Here's what to avoid.<p>Why do good people quit?<p>There are a lot of answers, but most speak to the huge impact that your supervisor has on how engaged you are at …

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

Wall Street

7 Things Successful Leaders Do to Stay Sharp

What makes a leader great? Here are 7 habits you can incorporate right now to become a more successful, happier leader.<p>Leaders tend to be creatures of habit --a valuable trait when running a business since consistency produces results. But, like everything, it requires balance.<p>Some of the most …

Create Professional Headshots with Only Two Lights

If the idea of creating multi-light portraits makes you feel the least bit intimidated, this tutorial is for you. Music photographer PJ Pantelis …

How to Pose Swimwear Models

Joey Wright teamed up with Fstoppers to create a full length tutorial on swimwear photography. This short excerpt from the tutorial focuses on posing.<p>…

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Money

Cosplayers, artists and anime characters celebrate Maid's Day in Japan【Photos】

From <b>thigh-revealing outfits</b> to <b>colourful pinafores</b>, there was a lot of <b>humour</b> and <b>sex appeal</b> on display this <b>Maid’s Day</b>.<p>Besides the national holidays and …

7 Complaints Employees Will Keep Saying to a Bad Leader

Listen to what employees tell you. If you keep hearing these complaints, it's time to change.<p>Leadership is an ongoing evolution in thought and process, not a mere title or role.<p>To be a great leader, you have to constantly adjust your ears and stay attuned to your employees, listening carefully to …

Employment

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

A salary guide for your 20s, 30s, and 40s

As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com , women's pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median data, at about $60,000.<p>After that, there may be small bumps in salary, but they rarely outpace inflation — so in real terms, you'll …

Can’t Afford Strobes for Outdoor Portraits? Here's a Simple $5 Solution from the Hardware Store (VIDEO)

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Passwords Are Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past

Passwords are inconvenient, forgettable and not particularly secure locks for our prized data. Technology can do better.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Between the time you sit down at your desk in the morning and the moment you shut down your computer in the evening, …

Information Systems

16 things you need to let go of if you want to be successful

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a …

Portrait Photography Tips You Can Use Today

As with any craft, there are fundamental techniques which should always be considered regardless of the job, model, or location. Even working …

7 ways you're hurting your chances at building wealth, according to 2 self-made millionaires

Osborn is the operating partner of Keller Williams Realty and managing partner at private equity group Align Capital. Morris is the CEO of the second-largest Keller Williams franchise, located in Beverly Hills, California.<p>In their book, they outline how to build sustainable wealth — not the kind …

Self-improvement

7 Amazing Japanese Foods to Try That You’ve Never Even Heard Of

While ramen and sushi have become ubiquitous with Japanese cuisine in most parts of the world, the 2677-year-old country has had a lot of time and …

One of the Biggest Problems Photographers Face, Finally Solved

Let me say this...This article addresses one of the biggest problems we all have.We’ve all been there: You’ve just framed up a killer shot, you know, …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Shoot Cosplay Portraits at Comic Con with Just One Light

Back in December my brother asked me if I would be interested in going to Comic Con in Indianapolis, IN, and I immediately said “absolutely!” He was …

GINZA SIX, Tokyo's newest tourist destination, set to open April 20

From modern art to classic Noh, with world-class shopping and dining to boot. <b>Let’s take a look!</b><p>Roppongi’s Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills have long …

Simplifying posing for beginners: How to build/tweak poses

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

The Modeling Industry: What Photographers Need to Know

I think it’s fair to say that most photographers will, at some point in their career, have to work with models at least once—whether you’re a still …

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will also increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, …

Playing with Shadows Using Natural Light in Boudoir Photography

Playing with shadows is not a new concept however in the boudoir community is has become a beautiful new trend. A recent group competition brought …