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Don't Have a Degree in Advertising? Here's How Anyone Can Write Copy That Sells.

These six tips will help you write professional copy, even if you're a complete novice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do certain brands consistently churn out killer copy? Copy so good it not only sells products, but entertains, empathizes and makes customers …

Marketing

How to Skyrocket Your Audience When You Don’t Have One

Proven ways to rapidly grow your platform within three months.There are always times that you spend hours on an article and when you finally release …

Marketing

A How-to Guide to Writing Emails That Make You Sound Smart

Don't let poorly written emails get in your way.<p><b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence.</b>• <b><br>Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.</b><p>As the executive …

Linguistics

This PR Guru Says When It Comes to Social Media, Stop Doing These 5 Things Right Now

Jessica Abo sits down with the founder of MB Social to get tips on you can help your brand break through all of the noise online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mimi Banks decided to open her own boutique, full-service social media agency after spending years working in …

Public Relations

50 writing productivity ideas

Writing for a living is a grind.<p>Every day you must summon the will to scratch out words in a pleasing, productive manner. Writers are locked in an …

Productivity

In detecting star collision for first time, astronomers see a new era

Scientists announced today they've detected the collision of two neutron stars 130 million years ago. It's the first time one of the massive mergers …

LIGO

Say Goodbye To Your Smartphone: The Wearables Future Has Arrived

Q3 2017 was characterized by several new breakthrough product announcements in the wearables category.<p>Many of the “fallen angels” of wearable …

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention<p>I. The Question<p>A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an electronic-materials wrangler, and a journalist walk into a room. The …

Innovation
Artificial Intelligence

Sony Not Giving Up on Virtual Reality Like Everyone Else; Says "Best is Yet to Come" for PSVR

Sony Staying The Course With PSVR<p>The warning signs are there. Lack of games, HTC looking for Vive buyers, price drops, Xbox basically ignoring it all …

- Smartphone Love Affair

Mar 31 2017<p>Here’s a link to a CNN piece on our research on phubbing (phone snubbing). An update to my book on smartphone addiction (Too<p>Nov 24 …

Someone Turned a Switch Into This Tiny, Cardboard Arcade Cabinet

An Army soldier whiling away his time during a deployment decided it would be fun to turn his Nintendo Switch into this tiny cardboard arcade cabinet.<p>…

This Floating Tent Is Every Camper’s Dream (Or Nightmare) Come True

You never know you need a floating tent until you see one. Ohio-based company SmithFly has introduced an inflatable shelter that allows campers to be …

An Optical Illusion Tile System Designed by Casa Ceramica | Colossal

<p>British tile company Casa Ceramica have designed a novel optical illusion flooring system that uses real tiles to create a vertigo-inducing warped …

Alice In Wonderland

Man edits himself into childhood memories in heartwarming photo series

<b>Conor Nickerson is a photographer from Montreal who has recently created an amazing photo series in which he edits his adult-self into his childhood</b> …

We Do Not Recommend Making a Sword With Thermite, But Hey

Thermite, a mixture of powdered iron oxides and aluminum, can be burned to produce temperatures it would be hard to argue are truly safe outside of a …

Tile company installs confusing optical illusion floor

Looking at this makes us feel a bit funny.<p>Even now we know the floor is flat, we can’t stop feeling like it’d be unsteady to walk on. We’d probably …

What the Future of Artificial Intelligence Demands

Medium Premium Preview<p>What the Future of Artificial Intelligence Demands<p>Smartening up our global auto fleets would required the equivalent of …

Artificial Intelligence
Marketing

A game about AI making paperclips is the most addictive you’ll play today

There’s a well-known thought experiment in the world of artificial intelligence that poses a simple, but potentially very scary, question: what if we asked a super-intelligent AI to make paperclips?<p>This may not sound terrifying at first, but as Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom (who first described …

Artificial Intelligence

These Are The People Behind Million-Dollar Sales Of Companies That Sell On Amazon

Amazon is no longer a company of garage-sale merchants. Businesses on Amazon are bought and sold for millions of dollars, and these are the companies that broker those deals.<p>Amazon is no longer a website you use to get rid of a few old college textbooks. Many of the mom-and-pop businesses that rely …

eCommerce

10 Secrets to Going Viral on Social Media

Focus on creating content that is timely and that generates engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your audience is on social media. According to a recent PEW study, nearly 70 percent of people living in the United States use at least one social media network. Over …

Marketing
Donald Trump

5 Creative Ways to Use Snapchat for Writers

Are you a writer that’s trying to make full use of Snapchat, but have no idea how to get that done? Snapchat is a great tool that has a lot of …

InterAct

Using Facebook’s Ads Framework as a Standard for Social Selling

Whether you’re fan of Facebook or not, you’ll probably agree with one thing: Facebook leads the way when it comes to social media advertising.<p>With …

Marketing

NaNo Prep: How the Ancient Art of People-Watching Will Make You a Character Pro!

<i>We’ve officially entered NaNo Prep season, and this week we’ve asked some participants for their thoughts about building strong characters. Today, participant Tessa Fang shares some tips on how to use real-life people as inspiration for realistic characters:</i><p>In these crucial months leading up to NaNoWriMo, I have found that it is extremely helpful to prepare your novel. That way, during the 30-day sprint to the finish there aren’t as many hurdles to jump over.<p>So what is my favorite way to …

7 Comedy Writing Techniques & How Clichés Are Used in Writing Humor

Explore the fundamentals of humor writing with these tips taken from <i>Comedy Writing Secrets</i> by Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz. You’ll learn the …

Creative Writing

How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

Writing

A Life Coach Says Successful Leaders Never Do This in the Morning

>I’m not much of a morning person. I love sleep, and if I could, I would stay in bed until 9 a.m. every day. That being said, I’m really trying to …

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. …

Gear & Gadgets