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iPhone owners tend to be more superficial than Android users

It turns out that your phone could be an indication of your character. A new study from the University of Lincoln and the University of Lancaster in the UK suggests that iPhone owners are more dishonest than Android users.<p>To reach this conclusion, the researchers interviewed 530 people throughout …

7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How many times does it take, really?<p>How many times does it take to learn the same lesson?<p>Life is not a checklist. It is a practice. The thing with knowledge is that it can decay if left ignored--and that goes for anything. Just because you did it once does not mean it won't happen again. Or just …

Self-improvement

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their …

Time Management

How Most People Waste Their Time Off (and What You Should Do Instead)

The psychology of making your next three-day weekend actually feel refreshing.<p>So how was your Labor Day break? Did the time off refresh you? Did you use your long weekend to the fullest? Are you fired up and ready to come back to work?<p>Too often when we return from vacation, our answers to these …

Happiness

The 5 Productivity Habits I Gave Up Because They Waste My Time

I don't care what the gurus say; many so-called "productivity habits" are a huge waste of time.<p>I've written my fair share of articles about productivity, time management and becoming more effective. Even so, there are at least five "productivity habits" that I've scrapped because they were huge …

Productivity

A Lightning Strike Just Killed 300 Reindeer in Norway

RIP.<p>More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by a lighting strike in a Norwegian national park, and experts say they’ve never seen anything like …

Weather

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

5 Harsh Truths About the Internet Marketing World

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everywhere you look, you are inundated with advertising for various products and services from Internet marketers. You can't scroll through Facebook without seeing an ad for some webinar that promises the secret system to make …

Marketing

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12 TED Talks That Will Make You Sound Smarter

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Linguistics

7 Characteristics Of a Good Entrepreneur - OLBlog

While there are a multitude of features that you will have to do well in business, here’s my seven that stand out the most and which are essential to …

Stop doing these 15 things when pitching your startup

Not a day goes by where I don’t wake up to emails begging me for money. Everyone has the next big idea, and they are constantly pitching me this or that. I imagine most investors’ email inboxes look similar.<p>Out of every thousand pitches I receive, there may be one that gets my attention enough to …

Biofuels 'worse than petrol' for the environment, new study finds

“Green” biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment that petrol, a landmark new study has found.<p>The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, from …

8 Science-Backed Techniques That Will Make You More Likeable

We all want to be liked. After all, likeable people have more friends, are more respected by their employees and co-workers and close more deals.<p>While you can't force or trick someone into liking you, you can make yourself more emotionally appealing to people. As Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of</i> …

10 Stupid Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making & It Can Kill Startups - OLBlog

For 14 years developing my own business I admitted a stupid business mistakes. I have also helped many people start their own business and I have …