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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Eat more mussels—the cheap, tasty miracle food of 2017

Recently, I picked up a few pounds of mussels at the grocery store on a whim. On Sunday night, my husband and I hovered over a large pot, peering down at the shiny shells in a broth of white wine, garlic, parsley, and butter. I made a salad with a simple vinaigrette and sliced a loaf of good bread. …

Aquaculture

Quick-and-Easy Skillet Lasagna

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a medium frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until it is soft and …

A Single Sock Could Be the Key to a Good Night’s Sleep During a Summer Heatwave

It’s a proven fact that a low body temperature is the key to a good night’s sleep. In fact, research has shown that we get the best sleep when a room …

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place sweet potatoes in a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir together orange juice concentrate and next 4 igredients in a small bowl. …

Can 3D Printed Homes Solve the Urban Housing Crisis?

One company is pioneering a method to 3D print homes out of concrete that will reduce their waste and energy consumption, as well as their cost, by …

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

7 Expert Ways to Tell If Someone Is Lying (Even If They Think They Aren't)

Ryan Lochte may not have thought he was lying. Could you tell whether he was truthful?<p>Nearly everyone is taught as a kid that lying is bad, but the truth is that society puts up with so much falsehood that many people become liars while thinking they are truthful. Little lies like embellishing your …

​How to Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives

Make your knives last longer with this method<p>Knife sharpening is one of those manly lost arts, like bare-knuckle boxing or spear-chucking. Except that unlike those two examples, you can—and should—sharpen knives at home. It'll save your knives. And it may even save you from a dull-knife-induced …

3-Ingredient Instant Pot Recipes That Fit Any Budget

The Instant Pot — the programmable electric pressure cooker — was one of the most popular gifts over the holidays, and continues to be a hot …

How to clean the inside of your oven window

I have a dirty secret to admit: Even when my oven's spotless, there are still drips of who-knows-what in-between the two glasses of the oven window. How did they get there? I don't know.<p>For the longest time I thought this particular area of my oven was impossible to clean. I was wrong! There's a …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

How to Use Awkward Silence to Get What You Want

I heard a story recently about a friend’sformer boss. When underlings would go into this person’s office to discuss something like a pay raise or …

The 5 Different Types Of Cheating, Explained

What really counts as infidelity?<p>All cheating is not created equal.<p>Ask 10 people what “counts” as cheating and you’d probably get 100 different answers. “Infidelity is a gray area because different individuals have their own boundaries and ideals for romantic relationships,” says Dana Weiser, …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Wish your Galaxy S9 were a Pixel? Here’s how to make it look like stock Android

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were recently released, but not everyone is a fan of the software powering each device. Samsung’s Experience UI — formerly …

How to Make Your Content Spread Like Wildfire With This Simple Strategy

With all the content that exists, it can be hard to stand out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like your content doesn't get the traction it deserves? You spend so much time crafting valuable content you know will help your audience, yet it doesn't reach …

Marketing

14 Android Hacks to Make Your Phone a Better Partner

Here are simple tips and tricks to improve your productivity with your smartphone.<p>Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times a day, so it's safe to say that our phones feel like an extension of ourselves. If we're going to be interacting with them as much as we are, instead of having …

Google Apps

Here's How to Check If Facebook 3rd-Party Apps Have Access to Your Personal Information

In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it's a good idea to do an audit on your data.<p>The personal information of as many as 50 million Facebook users may have been obtained by political research firm Cambridge Analytica, according to an expose by <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>Users of …

Apps

Whether You're Running a Business or Cooking a Steak, Doing Less Can Be Your Best Tactic, Says This Food Entrepreneur

Fight the temptation to do too much --- sometimes you need to sit back and listen to the sizzle.<p>Whether you're searing steak or running a marketing meeting, Elana Karp, head chef and culinary co-founder of meal kit company Plated, says it is important to learn how to listen.<p>In her conversation with …

Cooking

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

Entrepreneurship

Surprise--Money Doesn't Guarantee a Happy Retirement. Here's What Does

Think big-picture about what you need for life after work.<p>Retirement might sound wonderful, but all too often the reality is disappointing. Some 28 percent of recent retirees polled by Nationwide Retirement Institute last fall said that life was worse in retirement than it was when they were …

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Queen Elizabeth II

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

<i>Cookboomarked!</i> <i>is our new series where we review the latest cookbooks from the foodie influencers you follow. Check back often to find out which new releases are worth your hard-earned cash and the recipes you should try first from each.</i><p>I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. …

4 movies on Netflix that will help you understand American politics

If you're looking for reprieve from the constant barrage of political news, you may consider diving into a fictional version of events.<p>Some of the most pivotal moments in American political history — from social movements to war — are best retold in dramatic cinematic accounts.<p>Here are four movies …

U.S. Politics

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Employment

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …