Heather Bevins

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Who can forget that game of Twister played in a skirt? Or the failed "trust fall" where the boss ends up on the ground?<p>Office team-building exercises often create lasting memories — just not necessarily ones you want to remember.<p>Several years ago Ben Johnson worked at a health foods store in Iowa. …

Samsung’s dismal earnings are an omen for the entire smartphone industry

When the world’s biggest smartphone maker posts ugly financial results, you can be sure that the whole industry is feeling some pain. Samsung Electronics said today that its second-quarter earnings would fall $1.4 billion short of analysts’ expectations, citing low demand for its devices in an …

Verizon

3 Tips for Excelling at Work You Aren't That Good At

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have what I call a sweet spot, those areas where we excel in business. When we’re naturally good in certain spaces, we gravitate that way. The quality level of our work tends to be higher and we get those tasks done more …

Business Development

Samsung factory robbed, $36 million in electronics stolen

On Monday, a Samsung factory located in the city of Campinas, in São Paulo, Brazil, was robbed and held at gunpoint. According to ZDNet, around 20 men disguised as factory workers snuck in during the night shift. A little after midnight, the criminals held a few Samsung employees hostage and began …

Samsung

iPhone 6 Front Panel Subjected to Scratch Test, Significant Bending

Earlier today, we shared a video of what appeared to be the front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 subjected to a limited bending stress test, but YouTube user Marques Brownlee has now acquired the same front panel and subjected it to additional stress tests, including more significant bending and …

Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?

How to make hard choices | Ruth Chang

Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don't define you

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment

A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?” But because you may not entirely understand the math — and because …

There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been asked many times to lay out my magic formula for building a successful small or medium-sized business. I usually respond by saying there's no magic, only hard work and experience.<p>While this is certainly true, the success of a …

Small Business

Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every person who ever clocked in at work has had this thought: “If this were <i>my</i> business, I would run things differently.”<p>But what happens when you actually have the chance to buy the business you work for? I found out in 2006 when I …

Business Development

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

National Parks

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

Creativity

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Bank of England made rescue plan for banks at height of eurozone crisis

At the height of the eurozone crisis the Bank of England warned the Treasury that it needed a comprehensive contingency plan to prop up Britain's banks, documents published by the central bank have revealed.<p>Bank policymakers were so concerned about the potential impact of the turmoil in the …