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You Can Fly to Europe for $69, So You Have No Excuse Not to Travel This Year

You may remember a while back when we shared the news that $69 flights to Europe were going to be a thing come 2017.<p>Good news: We've got an update, …

New York City

Legit ways to save money on your TV, phone and internet bills

The CRTC wants Canadians to know that if they don't like their cable TV deal, they should shop around. The broadcast regulator is even offering an …

How To Lose Belly Fat - Hint, No Cardio, Situps, or Diet - Lose 4 Inches of Belly Fat in 26 Days

You want something new and exciting... and that's what I have for you. Here's how to lose belly fat (specifically - lose 4 inches of belly fat in 26 …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

Yoga

10 Timeless Steps to Better Writing From David Ogilvy, the Father of Advertising | Inc.com

It's been said that the ability to write well helps a person to achieve focus, which leads to better, clearer thinking.<p>But how can you learn to write better?<p>Enter the timeless advice of David Ogilvy.<p>Despite never graduating from college, Ogilvy had a gift for the written word. At one point as a …

Creative Writing

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

Amazon’s 10 best deals of the day for December 25

Merry Christmas, readers! Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment, if we can. Your family’s great. You love your family. But some of the presents …

Quentin Tarantino talks Hateful Eight, 70mm filmmaking with Paul Thomas Anderson

On Christmas Eve, the day before <i>The Hateful Eight</i> opened in its 70mm roadshow limited release, Quentin Tarantino sat down in his home screening room …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

The Best Indie Movies On Netflix Right Now

If your teenage dreams included staying up to watch Sundance, and if your favorite “popular” movies come from Fox Searchlight, you’re going to love this list. You know you don’t need a $100 million budget to make an excellent film, and the acting chops in indie movies are second-to-none. The range …

The 8-Minute Fat-Burning Routine That’s Also Really Fun

<i>Hate the treadmill? This 8-minute workout from Self may have you changing your tune.</i><p>Ever heard of the 10-20-30 workout? The training protocol refers to a specific interval format: run, bike, row, etc. at a gentle pace for 30 seconds (low), accelerate for 20 seconds (medium), then push it for an …

7 Timeless Lessons About Getting Rich From a Book Your Grandparents Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two major books were published in 1926 that rocked our world: <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> and <i>The Richest Man in Babylon</i>.<p>Although "stuffed with fluff," Pooh Bear might have had a larger impact on American pop culture, but it’s <i>The Richest Man in Babylon</i> …

Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to make $1,000 per hour?<p>No, you don’t need to go to law school or become a doctor. In fact, you can start making $1,000 an hour or more right now.<p>This is not an article about some new multilevel marketing company or …

How to make more money while working less

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive with or without them.<p><i>Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management</i><p>In an episode of my podcast, The Mentee, I spoke with Keefe Duterte, who …

5 Books That Will Make You So Much Better at Marketing Yourself or Your Brand | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Over the years, I’ve gone through bookshelves’ worth of marketing and PR books. After a few dozen, some of the books’ messages begin to blend together, but there are five I’ve read that …

Marketing

The Most Ignored Branding Tool on the Planet | Inc.com

How many emails do you send each day? And how many of them get forwarded to other parties? Probably too many to count.<p>Email has become one of our most frequently used communication tools, but there's more to it than meets the eye--email is an opportunity to market your brand. There is an …

Graphic Design

15 Minute Workout: No Weights Gym Workout Moves

Between work, grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, dinner plans, making it to the airport in time to catch a flight...there's hardly any easy time to spend an hour in the gym. When you finally DO get there, you just missed the last empty bike in spin class, or maybe that awesome yoga studio …

Apple invented a way to overcome one of the iPhone's biggest design hurdles

That's because that's where the phone's antenna resides — if Apple didn't coat that space with plastic, radio waves wouldn't be able to get through your iPhone's metal exterior to receive and send signals.<p>But it looks like Apple is experimenting with a way to change that in order to improve the …

F-U-N-D-E-D: New rules mean you, too, can be a startup owner

Beginning Friday, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can give the public the chance to be startup owners, not just donors.<p>"Unless you're a rich person, you can't participate in the next Facebook or Apple or Tesla. Friday opens that up."<p>Ron Miller, CEO of StartEngine

Startups

This Essential, Step-by-Step Customer Acquisition Strategy Will Actually Get You Customers Via Social Media

One of the biggest reasons we all do social media marketing is to find new customers for our products or services. Maybe it is the biggest reason. It …

Marketing

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

More Proof New York Is Becoming A Gilded City

New York City is booming.<p>A new analysis of data by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that the economy in the country’s largest city is thriving.<p>On the other hand, New York State is growing moderately and nearby New Jersey is relatively stagnant.<p><i>This chart shows an index that tracks the</i> …

Real Estate

If you want to build a buy-to-let empire, make sure you invest wisely

Vanessa Warwick and Nick Tadd desperately needed a new way of life. The married couple had grown tired of their day jobs and, as they hit their 40s, …

5 Weird Habits of successful people

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