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Venomous Slow Loris May Have Evolved To Mimic Cobras

Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.<p>What’s slow, fuzzy, and deadly like a cobra? The slow loris, of course! Researchers are arguing that these endangered Asian primates evolved to mimic venomous snakes.<p>An article published in the <i>Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases</i> …

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share

The inspiration you need is often found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Motivational quotes are extremely popular. Millions of people gain inspiration from people who have been there and done that incredibly well.<p>Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are 350 …

Motivation

Try This Simple Trick to Double Your Sales

All it takes to write a compelling sales message is this absurdly easy mental trick.<p>The first step in selling anything is getting people interested in what you've got to sell. Unfortunately, many companies have sales messages that are either confusing or boring (or both). Potential customers tune …

Writing

How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business

Avoid the social media time-suck: Choose the channels that align with your audience to become a social media success story.<p>Social media can be a lot like social life: fun, demanding, confusing, awkward ... and rewarding. As a rule, though--once we're out of high school--social doesn't dominate our …

Marketing

3 Things to Do With: TOMATOES

Pop Rocks Firecracker Truffles

Pop Rocks Truffles.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 4, 2014 50<p>Happy 4th of July!<p>I have the easiest last minute treat for you… as long as you have a million pop …

Dessert

Android in 2015: Bringing 'pure Google' to every screen

In the next year, Google wants to bring a single, consistent user experience to every screen you own — and Android is a central part of that plan<p>This …

12 (Mostly Free) Web Tools for Entrepreneurs

Of the infiniteresources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than <i>free</i>. So in light of Independence Day and the sense of freedom it exudes, below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:<p>1. <b>1M/1M</b> offers access to the extensive startup network and collective …

The Rise of Instagram Marketing Agencies

As the platform's popularity soars, small businesses are turning to specialized agencies to help them get noticed.<p>When Instagram launched in fall 2010, small businesses weren’t buying it. But by the time the app expanded to Android a year and a half later, they had to admit it was special. For one …

Public Relations

20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day

Where success is concerned, sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.<p>All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more …

Joe Satriani

R.I.P. Social Media Publishing

Or what we can do about the decline of organic reach on Facebook<p>Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that …

Etsy is proof that our economy is experiencing a biological event

We are experiencing the rise of the fourth economy in our history, in which a sense of purpose is recognised as a critical human need and driver of innovation<p>In biology, mutations happen naturally in animals. A given animal exhibits traits that are different from their brothers and sisters. At a …

17 Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

There are 23 million small businesses in America, and 543,000 more are started every month. So if you've got a business idea and you want to stand …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use

Want to avoid giving the impression you lack confidence and authority? Avoid these words.<p>Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for …

Mark Zuckerberg

Top 10 Ways to Get People to Read and Respond to Your Emails

Email is the most frequently used communication tool in business today. It’s easy, fast and you can communicate with others while on the go. Less intrusive than a phone call or a text message, it allows for convenient communication and quick turnaround.<p>Most of us receive hundreds of emails a day …

Here's One Trick For Getting Busy People To Open Your Emails

You'll need to write the perfect subject line.<p>"There is no doubt that the email subject line is the first impression to be taken into account, and whether a person will proceed to open the email or not depends a lot upon subject line," writes Madhu Gulati, president of marketing agency ShowMeLeads, …

Marketing

Desert Legions: The Romans in Africa

To read this article in full you need to be either a print + digital subscriber, or else have purchased access to the online archive.<p>If you are …

Theology

10 Trigger Words to Ban From Your Emails

Not only are these words a sign of weak communication; they're also likely to turn off your recipients.<p>My day job is to write about technology and test gadgets. However, there are days when I think I'm really just processing email. Despite my best efforts to reduce incoming spam, categorize and …

Writing
Entrepreneurship
Time Management

This Is What Happens When a Startup Fails

Chris Poole, the boy genius behind 4chan, announced he's closing his company, Canvas. In a candid interview, he gives rare insight into how you can confront failure without losing your dignity.<p>Three weeks ago, the Canvas team had returned from winter holidays, hunkering back into work at the …

Andreessen Horowitz

Busting The Corporate Myth: Entrepreneurs Can Be Thought Leaders, Too

Thought leaders are revered for their ability to inspire creative, game changing thinking in others; think Jack Welch, Tony Robbins, and Seth Godin, all of them in a position that every corporate CEO – and senior executive for that matter – aspires to.<p>But if you thought this leadership of thought …

Please, No More Advice On Building My Personal Brand

If I see another blog on how to build my personal brand, or list of the seven must-do’s for assembling a killer LinkedIn profile, I may very well hemorrhage. But sure as the day is long, more of these posts will come. And they will invariably come from people whose own brand is shrouded in …

Renting Is the New Buying. Are You Ready to Adapt?

Nielsen's latest research shows that the sharing economy just keeps getting bigger. Here's what that means for your business.<p>Would you pay to stay in a stranger's house? Or take a ride from some average Joe using his car as a taxi for some extra cash?<p>Two activities that used to be called flat-out …

Home Depot

The 13 Best New Startup Logos Of The Year

A great logo portrays what the company does in a way that's simple and artistic. These startups nailed it.<p>A logo can make or break it for a startup. It's the first thing that catches your eye in the App Store, on Twitter, and on a website.<p>When you're just getting off the ground, you need a logo …

Blue Apron

4 Keys to Building a Great Startup Team

In many cases, a startup is only as good as the people behind it. The success of a business can heavily depend on whether the people involved are …

6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

Self-improvement

If You Really Want To Master A New Skill, You Should Go Right To Bed After Learning It

While the study was done in mice, it might offer some insight about the long-observed connection between sleep and memory in humans.<p>People's memories and learning abilities suffer when sleep-deprived — contrary to the hopes of college students pulling all-nighters everywhere. But this is the first …

Neuroscience