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How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

6 Rules for Living Frugally

Understand the difference between a want and a need.<p>We humans have a knack for complicating the simplest of ideas. Our lives are filled with …

Personal Finance

The Simple Pleasure of Everyday, 5-Ingredient Italian Bread

My grandfather Nonno Corrado's bread is simple: simple to make, simple to eat (with anything really.) It's five ingredients and hardly any work. And he taught it to me, so when I make it, I get to think about him.<p>A mischievous and headstrong kid, he grew up in a small town called Oliveto, in the …

How to Declutter Your Kitchen, According to Marie Kondo

Staying slim starts with an orderly kitchen.<p>Professional organizer Marie Kondo has seemingly taken over the world—or at least the closet of someone …

Laundry Rooms

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

Furniture

30 spring cleaning tricks you'll wish you'd known all along

Bradford

Solar Can Increase Your Home's Value: Here's How

If you own your home, you’ve probably heard that going solar can help you reduce your electric bill, delivering major savings over the 20+ years that …

Solar Power

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Vintage tips to green clean your home

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.<p>Created in partnership with Good Energy, we've used top tips …

Lifehacks

25 of the Biggest (And Grossest) Cleaning Mistakes You're Making

You've got the tools, but it's all about how you use them.<p>You've got the tools, but it's all about how you use them.

Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …

The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

How To Increase Your Retirement Savings Without Saving More

We’ll drive an extra mile to save five cents a gallon on gas. We clip coupons to save a few bucks at the grocery store. We riot when Netflix even thinks about raising its monthly fee by a dollar. And then we invest our future in a mutual fund without a clue how much it costs.<p>Why? Because we don’t …

Retirement

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Cooking

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Profit

7 Ways to Declutter Any Room Using Feng Shui

By this point, you've likely heard of Marie Kondo's magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space?<p>Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of …

Minimalism

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home? Mortgage site HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to fourth-quarter 2015 data.<p>Thanks to lower mortgage rates and home prices, houses were more affordable in nearly …

Real Estate

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy.<p>To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread "What is the secret to insane productivity?" as well as some other research, and picked out our favorite techniques.<p>Quora user …

Time Management

25 Things To Get Rid Of In 2016

The real cleansing starts now.<p>Less stuff means more happiness, according to LifeEdited founder Graham Hill. And apparently, interior designers agree.<p>We reached out to a handful of home experts, including Sara Story, Robert Couturier, Jeremiah Goodman, Nick Olsen, and David Rockwell, among others, …

Minimalism

Are You Saying This One Word That Hurts Your Love?

Candlelight dinners and material gifts may feel great in the moment but they are not the things that truly sustain healthy relationships. Many …

University of Pennsylvania

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

Winter fitness: try EMOM, a full body blast in just 20 minutes

Christmas is a time for mince pies and indulgence, right? But what about your health? There’s one workout that is perfect for the festive season because it works the entire body without requiring excessive amounts of time or thought.<p>The fitness experts call it EMOM, standing for every minute, on …

5 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know

For the best outcomes in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, early diagnosis and intervention are absolutely critical for improving a child's odds of developing important cognitive skills and functioning at a high level later in life.<p>"It's clear that the earlier you start, the better the long-term …

Autism

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …

Meditation