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13 Surprising Ways Your Name Affects Your Success

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>We took a look at the research and have highlighted some of the surprising findings below:<p><b>If your name is easy to pronounce, people will favor you more.</b><p>In a New York …

17 Tricks Stores Use To Make You Spend More Money

You may not have been planning on it, but the store certainly was. From supermarkets to clothing boutiques, shopping hubs are carefully engineered to get you to spend the most money possible.<p>Want to beat retailers at their own game? Then you'd better learn how they think.

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

Do Parking Meters Dream Of Digital Thermostats? An NYC UX Failure

Great creative solutions can improve even (or especially) the most quotidian parts of our lives–parking, for example. Guest contributor Andrew Essex, CEO of Droga5, addresses the MuniMeter, a ubiquitous symbol of inattention to user experience and a lost creative opportunity.<p>They started springing …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

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Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

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Is Colombia The Indonesia Of Latin America?

by Heather West<p>For several years now global investors have looked to the Southeast Asian archipelago of Indonesia as one of the great growth opportunities in Asia-Pacific, with its natural resources, its fast-growing economy and 250 million people to pay for Western soft drinks, laundry detergent …

How did the global poverty rate halve in 20 years?

POVERTY is easy to spot but hard to define. America sets its poverty line at $11,490 of income per year for a one-person household, or just over $30 …

The story of Google Maps

Since 2005, Google has mapped 28 million miles of road in 194 countries. And it won't rest until the whole planet is on its servers. Tom Chivers reports on the mammoth operation and asks: is it ruining the way we travel?<p>Are you planning a holiday to North Korea? Probably not. But if you are, your …

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5 Things Founders Don't Talk About

Last week I had a dozen business founders over for beer and pizza to catch up and talk shop. It’s one of my favorite things to do, because I think when you get a group of fellow founders in a room together, there’s instant fraternity among them. People let their guards down. When surrounded by …