Jessica Prado Hanson

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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Entrepreneurship

5 Traits of People With High Emotional Intelligence

This is the secret sauce for accelerating and amplifying your success.<p>One of the biggest realizations I've had in my career is also one of the purest: the simple fact that people are drawn to likable people. It's human nature. People want to do business with people they like.<p>Yet when you look …

7 Creative Effects You Can Achieve With Slow Shutter Speed

Photographing in the manual mode allows you complete control over the photographic process and all the camera settings. Shutter speed, in particular, …

There are so few women running startups because investors keep asking them these questions

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well documented. US tech companies are so dominated by men in large part because the vast majority of investment venture capital —nearly 98%— flows to firms founded by men.<p>Women are the majority owners of 38% of all US business, so it’s not a question of a …

Venture Capital

12 Habits of Genuine People

Genuine people know who they are. They are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has …

Emotional Intelligence

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

How to Make a Long Exposure High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photo

Your eye has a greater dynamic range than any consumer camera. When you look out at almost any scene, you can make out large amounts of both …

Landscape Photography

Hate Shake? Then Find a Ledge

While I always remind myself that nothing beats a tripod… sometimes I find myself out and about without one. Sure, I’m a big fan of the Platypod Pro, …

Cameras

The DNA Of A Great Entrepreneur

How do you recognize a great entrepreneur? It comes down to a handful of key personal characteristics.<p>Recently, I took a look back through fifteen years of our investments. A half-dozen stand out as companies that made a huge difference for our fund and our investors, as well as their management …

3 Unknown Morning Rituals of the World's Most Successful People

What are your morning rituals that may not fit into a popular top 10 list?<p>There are a plethora of top 10 tips on how to get your day off to a successful start, such as waking early, getting in your morning workout, eating a healthy breakfast, and planning and strategizing for the day. What about …

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

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A baking blog with dessert and savory recipes

Bakers Royale is a baking blog with hundreds of dessert recipes and savory bites for all your breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack cravings.

Breakfast

Food Photography Tips for Bloggers: Part 2

Here’s the next installment on my Few Thoughts on Food Photography series. There were a lot of questions about equipment and set up in the comments, …

Food Photography

A financial planner says there's something everyone should do before trying to get rich

That's why we like insight into how rich people get to where they are, from the actions they take to the habits they foster to the strategies regular people use to become millionaires.<p>However, says certified financial planner Jeff Rose, founder of Alliance Wealth Management, there's something …

Personal Finance

A former Googler who is now CEO of her own startup shares the best piece of advice she ever received

"Well, it wasn't explicit advice — it was kind of an observation that someone made to me," the 25-year-old CEO and cofounder of WayUp tells Business Insider. "I remember sitting with a friend's parent, who was speaking out loud about the fact that people worry so much about who they will date or …

Startups

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

Self-improvement

5 Ways You're Making Yourself Dumber

Intelligence isn't fixed. That can work against you if you frequently do these things.<p>Intelligence, a giant pile of science shows, isn't fixed. There are a whole host of things both large and small you can do to make yourself smarter.<p>That's the good news. What's the bad?<p>If your IQ score isn't the …

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Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>This red velvet cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting is simple to throw together and decadently delicious.</i><p>I’m feeling a little bad for red …

94 Things to Eat, Drink, Do, and Wear for Each Day of Summer — The Delicious Life

There are 94 days of summer this year. Because I’m a weird, obsessive compulsive freak about lists, here’s a list of summery things to eat, drink, …

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The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy?<p>This question is not as easy as it might seem.<p>According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. <b>It's easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy.</b><p>Why do we have a hard time enjoying …

Happiness

How One Woman Makes Almost $1 Million A Year On Etsy

Alicia Shaffer’s business, ThreeBirdNest, makes $80,000 a month selling handmade legwarmers, scarves, and headbands on Etsy. Here’s how.<p>Knitting socks, scarves, and headbands doesn’t have much in common with performing orthopedic surgery or governing a country. But this crafty hobby earns …

How To Successfully Start Your Own Online Business

Jess Levin of Carats & Cake shares how to make it as a female entrepreneur in the digital age.<p>In the digital age of blogging, online services and budding e-commerce sites, there's an endless sea of opportunity waiting to be discovered on the internet for the next generation of entrepreneurs. When …