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Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

Writing

Letting Go of Distractions

Today I deleted several apps from my phone: Twitter, Reddit, Feedly, Snapchat, the N.Y. Times app, and more.<p>I’m letting go of distractions, or at …

5 Small Financial Mistakes that Can Lead to a Major Cash Crisis

Save yourself thousands of dollars and thousands of hours by avoiding the money mistakes I made.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a few mini money mistakes here and there isn’t uncommon for budding entrepreneurs. I made a habit of this during my first few years of …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Mark Cuban's 3 fundamental rules for running a business

Throughout his career, he's made over 120 investments, from large companies like Landmark Theatres to startups on "Shark Tank."<p>For all of the businesses he's been a part of, he's developed a set of "rules that have been almost infallible," he writes in his 2013 book "How to Win at the Sport of …

The 1 Personality Type That Employers Are Craving Like Crazy | Inc.com

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Do you care about your job? No, you know, really care.<p>Do you care so much that you will defend your company's product at dinner parties when someone mentions that it snapped in two on first …

Employment

Does Cuffing Season Really Exist?

In a recent group text, I asked my friends whether or not they were familiar with the term <i>cuffing season</i>. I had stumbled across the word while reading an article on the subway and had no idea what it meant, so I immediately worried I was growing old and out of touch. “Cuffing . . . sounds like …

Where to Meet Men: Best Places to Meet a Guy in Real Life

If you've endured a few too many bad blind dates, or just a bad bout of swipe-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, you may decide that it's time to go back to the good old-fashioned way of meeting people. You know...<i>without the internet</i>.<p>Yes, it's easier to meet someone in the privacy of your own home …

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

12 Cult Beauty Products That Live Up to the Hype

When it comes to beauty routines, we all have our own tried-and-true products that we can’t live without. However, there’s a select set of …

Jennifer Lopez's Trick for Taking Perfect Selfies Is Kind of Brilliant

We're always game for hearing how celebrities look glowing and gorgeous in their selfies, especially ones taken by the always-luminous Jennifer …

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

Guide to Small Business Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know you want to start a business and give yourself the best shot at success, but perhaps you’re still considering the kind of business you want to pursue. After all, you probably have a number of small-business ideas.<p>One thing is for …

8 Detox Ingredients You Should Add To Your Drinking Water

The purpose of a detox is to remove toxic substances from the body, mainly from the liver. A proper detox can aid in various ways, from weight loss …

Alternative Medicine

How Facebook Helped A Solo Entrepreneur Create Two Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Justin Goff, 31, has created two million-dollar businesses with no employees other than the owners—an eBook company and an online health supplements store. The secret of this entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio has been mastering Facebook marketing.<p>His skill at scaling revenues at these ultra-lean …

Customer Service

How 'helicopter parenting' is ruining America's children

College freshmen will soon head home for the holidays, ready to fill in their parents on all the fresh experiences in their new lives. Or not. For today's younger generation, there may be nothing to tell the folks, who are already in touch with their kids all day, every day. Julie Lythcott-Haims …

Why I No Longer Keep an Open Mind

I'm assuming if you are reading this, you have a front door in your home; perhaps some windows as well? Do you leave your front door wide open? If not; why not? What about your windows? I'll bet you have screens on your windows. Probably to keep out things that you don't want to get in. I'm …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

Avoid These 8 Excuses -- They're Success Repellent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you desire success, you really have to want it.<p>Take a step back for a minute and think of a few successful people you know. How did they put themselves in that position? They surely didn’t get lucky. They simply wanted it -- they …

I Don't Want to Be Rich (and I Don't Think You Do Either)

Okay. Confession time.<p>I don't want to be rich.<p>I have no interest in it, and here's the thing... I don't think most of you want to be rich either.<p>I think that if you really wanted to be rich you'd be doing a lot of things differently. You might have gotten a different kind of education (not that …

3 Ways to Go from Single...to Married!

<i>"Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with."</i><p>Carrie Bradshaw (from <i>Sex and the City</i>)<p>If you're a bright, attractive and eligible single person, especially in your …

The 19 best snacks to eat at your desk

High-fat, high-sugar meals and snacks make us sleepy and have low energy, says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy-lifestyle expert and registered dietitian. But thanks to things like boredom, lack of time, and sleep deprivation, people tend to make bad eating decisions during the workday.<p>Luckily, there are …

This 63-Year-Old Mom Quit Her Job As A Social Worker To Become A Fitness Trainer

Five kids how?

A Below Average Credit Score Might Indicate a Below Average Relationship, Says Science

“People with higher credit scores tend to be more responsible to begin with,” says Arlene Goldman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and sex therapist with a private practice in Philadelphia and coauthor of <i>The Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy</i>. “When deciding to marry or divorce someone, they may be more …

Is Dried Fruit Just a Giant Sugar Bomb?

<b>Nope. It’s healthy, say 4/5 experts.</b><p>Call your grandma, because prunes—and other shriveled dried fruits—really <i>are</i> awesome, say four out of five of our …

The night divorce: Why more and more couples are sleeping apart

Amy Miller and her husband, Erik, were incompatible at night. There was her powerful snoring and a nocturnal TV-watching habit not welcomed by Erik, who had to rise at 5:30 every morning. And then there was the light.<p>"If he rouses in the middle of the night, he likes to check his phone and read the …

The Rules: A Man's Guide to Dating

Here's what it takes to impress the opposite sex.<p>It all seemed so promising. You locked eyes. You made plans. And the world was your oyster. Then suddenly, everything changed. You refused to dance. Insisted on the all-you-can-eat salad bar. Now she no longer answers your calls. If you've found …

Relationships

Stop Giving Money to Others. Invest in Yourself.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Financial success is an abstract concept that can mean different things to different people. Investors are used to thinking of financial success as a diverse portfolio of stocks, commodities, real estate and angel investments in …

You’re the Worst Is the Best TV Show You’re Not Watching

Every week, I watch a 30-minute rom-com that shocks me, delights me, makes me laugh out loud, and subtly warms my heart. It’s called <i>You’re the Worst</i>, and it’s on FXX (yes, with two X’s).It’s in its second season, and it’s one of the best shows on television according not only to, well, me, but also …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

Motivation