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5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Obamas Want Daughters To Get Taste Of Life On Minimum Wage

By Roberta Rampton<p>WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.<p>The president scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, waited …

This Hilarious Ad Perfectly Captures the Awkwardness of Puberty

If you thought sitcoms were 22 minutes long, think again. This amazing ad for HelloFlo tells a full coming-of-age story (complete with beginning, …

LinkedIn for Business: The Ultimate Marketing Guide

Share<p>You may already know that LinkedIn has 546 million users. But what really matters for a business-oriented network like LinkedIn is that those …

You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amassing large social-media audiences is tricky in crowded online spaces, but sweepstakes and contests can be used as powerful enticements. Done correctly, promotions can quickly and easily generate large followings of the right audience …

Marketing

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are starting a business, you want to build a team of highly motivated, creative people who work well together. But there are also questions about which functions to fill positions for -- and when.<p>Much of the initial hiring effort …

Administrative Law

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

Management

Computers Are Getting Better Than Humans at Facial Recognition

Technology could chip away at freedom of expression—including our "right to lie."<p>Perceiving whether someone is sad, happy, or angry by the way he turns up his nose or knits his brow comes naturally to humans. Most of us are good at reading faces. Really good, it turns out.<p>So what happens when …

This necklace is also a panic button for bad dates

The Guardian Angel looks like a rather cumbersome silver pendant, but it doubles as a panic alarm for times when dates are going downhill.<p>By pressing …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …

Drones

Apple just got 'cheaper.' Will you buy?

Apple is the most valuable company in the world. Many consumers use (and love) its products. Yet for average investors, the stock has often been too expensive to touch.<p>You could buy a 16GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and standard cellular connections for $629 --- and that costs less than one share of Apple.<p>…

A Guy With No Engineering Experience Invented A Wheelchair That Can Go Anywhere, Even Through Water

Brad Soden makes go-anywhere, do-anything wheelchairs under the well-chosen company name of Tankchair, and we learned all about his business in this excellent write-up on Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Tankchairs sit on treads, enabling them to cross all kinds of terrain that would leave a conventional …

Engineering

3D-Printed Food Is Beginning to Look Beautiful

The heart of the 3D-printed food trend isn’t nutrition, but the shape and aesthetics of the manufactured meal.<p>Image: 3D Systems/ChefJet<p>Eating a piece of fruit that was printed by a machine is cool and novel and The Future, but it’s insanely impractical compared to simply eating a piece of fruit …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Active Investing vs. Passive Investing

For as much as I talk about passive investing, I never wrote a post discussing the differences between active investing and passive investing and the …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

What to Consider Before Selling Your Startup to Big Companies

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>I was lucky enough to be involved with two startups that were both sold to $1BN revenue businesses: iExplore was sold to TUI Travel, and MediaRecall was sold …

Amazon Will Have 10,000 Robots Filling Customer Orders By The End Of The Year

Amazon currently uses some 1,000 robots by Kiva Systems, a company it bought for $775 million in 2012, to fill its customers' orders. Now CNN reports that Amazon will have 10,000 robots doing the same by the end of this year.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the plan to double down on robotics during a …

Robotics

'Genericide': Brands destroyed by their own success

<b>Turning a product into a household name is the stuff of corporate dreams. Isn't it?</b><p>Not necessarily.<p>Think Hoover, Jacuzzi, Frisbee.<p>When was the last time you "vacuum-cleanered" the front room, took a dip in a "whirlpool bath", or played in the park with your "flying disc"?<p>It may seem like a fairly …

Intellectual Property

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

Education Technology