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2 startup founders quietly created the new 'Oprah's Book Club' for millennials — and the publishing industry is obsessed

Launched by former NBC producers Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin in 2012, theSkimm is a daily sum-up of top headlines rewritten for a millennial audience.<p>The startup's motto is that it's "making it easier to be smarter."<p>TheSkimm has added several different features since launching the newsletter. …

Books

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Want to Improve Your Writing? Try This Simple (and Free) Tech Hack

Reading your writing before your publish is important. But this simple practice can also help.<p>Three years ago, when I was starting my blogging journey , I worried about many things.<p>What should I write about? Could I think of enough topics to meet my goal of publishing a post each week?<p>As if those …

The best time of day to do different types of tasks

If you're like most people, early afternoon isn't your most effective time to work — and there's a scientific reason for it.<p>This lull in productivity is actually dictated by your body's natural circadian clock, which syncs your biology and behavior to light signals in your environment. This …

Sleep

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with <i>Dilbert</i>’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. …

Self-awareness

Course Offer: Prepare For Your Project Management Certification With This Online Course

Get qualified.<p>If you've ever wanted get started in a career in project management, now is the time.<p>We've teamed up with StackCommerce to help you ace …

11 apps to help you organize your messy life

If adulting is becoming a little too hard, look no further than your smartphone to get your life together. With countless apps available, users can …

10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You a Badass at Money

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, shares 10 tricks to make you a money badass.<p>Money is one of …

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Meditation

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

Self-improvement

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.<p>Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

Learning

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

The key to raising happy kids? The latest trend says do as the Dutch do.

By Vicky Hallett<p><i>Vicky Hallett, a former Washington Post reporter, is a freelance writer in Florence, Italy.</i><p>What’s wrong with the American way of parenting?<p>Pretty much everything, according to an outpouring of child-rearing wisdom from our compatriots abroad. We’re a nation of helicoptering …

Parenting

Think you want to retire early? Ask yourself these 10 questions first

Achieving early retirement is a pretty awesome feat. My husband and I are on the verge of it later this year, at the ages of 41 and 38, respectively. …

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

eCommerce

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books

3 two-story houses (and their plans) that you need to see!

In a bid to really hone in on the perfect home for you and your family, you'll need to see what has already been built or designed and, more than …

Hung Up

WATCH: The secret to happiness, according to Deepak Chopra

The key to wellness is all about these daily habits, says the author and integrative medicine expert<p>Alexandra Clinton<p>April 2, 2017 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Is there a magic prescription for happiness? For author, doctor and pioneer of transformation Deepak Chopra, the answer rests within yourself.<p>Speaking with …

Happiness

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

Terrorism

15 Ways to Empower Others in 15 Minutes

<i>“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” – Lao …

#TheLIST: 14 New Books You Need To Read In April

This month's authors all have one very important thing in common.<p>A fashion industry icon, a violin prodigy, a Beat poet, an Iraq War veteran, a genocide survivor and a debut novelist on the precipice of adulthood: the authors in the following list may at first glance share little in common; …

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

Books

Every book Emma Roberts has recommended on Instagram

Prolific reader and Instagrammer Emma Roberts recently announced her new book club Belletrist, which she cofounded with Karah Preiss. The actress is …