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What's Cryptocurrency And Why Should I Care? A Guide For N00bs

Cryptocurrency

7 Mistakes To Avoid When You're Self-Employed

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Why are we still so embarrassed of buying contraception?

I would never be ashamed of admitting to having had sex.<p>People know I’m not a virgin. I don’t think sex is a terrible thing that no one should ever …

Writing the future: six tips for copywriters

It’s not often you find yourself in a room packed to the rafters with copywriters. So Lucy and I were pleased to find ourselves among the word nerds …

23 Free Blogging Tools That Will Make You a Better Blogger

Whether you blog to share your experiences or to promote your business, blogging is the best way to connect with the outer world.<p>The work does not …

Infographics

Contena: Get The Best Freelance Writing Jobs In Less Time

On average, it takes me six hours a week searching job ads and researching new publications to pitch. That's valuable time that could have been spent …

Employment

25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Last year I highlighted 25 of the best bookish podcasts on iTunes and there were a few comments from people who were just a <i>tad</i> bit overwhelmed by all …

Books

How I make $400 a month in Passive Income by Self-Publishing

I’m the author of Behind the Ivy Curtain: A Data Driven Guide to Elite College Admissions :<p>First, a bit of background. I went to Yale and learned …

This Checklist Will Turn a Great Idea Into a Successful Business

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

How To Write The Perfect Romance

Romance writers are often reluctant to talk about formula, for fear of cheapening the genre or making something creative sound mechanical. There is, …

The secret life of a startup employee: it’s like being a firefighter led by an arsonist

If you’re lucky, new ventures can be fun, and do great things. But most are rudderless, stuffed with clueless children – and founded by capricious narcissists<p>A lot has been written about startups. It usually involves devoted employees working long hours to deliver explosive growth via ping-pong …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require …

Self-improvement

For The Record

Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in …

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Make Reducing Workplace Stress a Priority

Daphne Mallory Foundation<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Understanding the new demands placed on workers and how to manage a stressed workforce is challenging. Gender differences compound the problem. According to a new study by Erin Reid, a professor at Boston …

Emotional Intelligence

SELF Journal

The Daily Structure That Makes Your Success Inevitable<p>We hear you! You’re ready to achieve transformational goals and get the most out of your life. …

Motivation

The Death of Content Marketing: Why Brands Must Become Cultural Currency

Before there was social media—before there was mobile and the video revolution, there was blogging. Once heralded as a revolution in communications …

5 Commonly-Missed SEO Opportunities that Will Give You an Edge on Your Competitors

Don't miss these SEO opportunities; your competitors probably will.<p>Some marketing and PR strategies are purely proactive; they exist outside of any inciting event, and serve as the first link in a chain of reactions, such as a new ad campaign with a novel concept. Others are purely reactive; they …

4 Tips to Help You Write With Clarity and Substance

Prose that's effortless to read takes great effort to write.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly …

Connor Parker: Why I joined the Labour party – and it has nothing to do with Corbyn

Did I join the Labour party in order to dismantle the establishment and start a social revolution? No. I joined because I want to see change for young people<p>A few weeks ago I met Jeremy Corbyn. In order to have the opportunity to meet the leader of the opposition I had to get up at six in the …

David Cameron’s 2016 crib sheet: ‘Remember, you are not a diehard Leicester fan’

A 2014 briefing gave the prime minister the facts for everything from the price of milk to who was at No 1. So what might his current cheat sheet look like?<p>One of the revelations to emerge from the memoir of former Lib Dem minister David Laws is that in June 2014 he spotted the 10-page “economic …