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5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

Managing Partner at LFPR<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have something to say about a topic you are well versed in? If so, you could become an influential thought leader in your field of expertise.<p>Thought leaders are CEOs, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and other …

Public Relations

5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

Entrepreneur, TV host and small business expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur doesn’t absolve you from having to write. Most small-business owners have a lot of writing to do. Whether it’s composing great content for social media, blog posts, …

Creative Writing

10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea

Research shows that 81 percent of people say they have at least one book in them, according to the New York Times. As an entrepreneur, a book is a great way to establish your authority in your industry.<p>It’s estimated that Amazon has earned $5.25 billion from eBooks so far this year, according to …

Full Week Hardcore Workout Plan

Firstly let me start off bytelling you this. If you want to workout, get big, stronger, or just morehealthy understand this: It is a long road to …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.

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The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Leo Laporte

TD Bank’s Automated Thanking Machine touched people’s lives

TD Canada had an idea. It wanted to demonstrated the power of gratitude and thank its loyal customers in the most unforgettable way ever. And so they …

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness

The humble push-up. Used by militaries all over the world to get their soldiers in fighting condition and middle school P.E. teachers to punish punk …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …

Motivation

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

Quantified Care will offer mobile health devices and advice for doctors and patients.<p>To give someone a decent medical exam these days, all you need is a smartphone and a few hundred dollars. The standard equipment–electrocardiogram, otoscope, blood pressure monitor, and so on–is all available as …

Medical Technology

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

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6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are 6 exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody …

Happiness

How To Get The Best Deal On A New Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

While the Internet has certainly made the task of buying a new car or truck easier, the process is still pockmarked with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest shoppers. As we’re smack in the middle of the summer car-buying season, it’s a good time to review our time-tested 10-step program for …

Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research

You don’t research a novel, you research a world, and you better get it right, because today’s readers demand that even fiction writers be reliable …

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The old saying, it takes money to make money, is especially true when it comes to technology startups. But I’d follow that up with a saying of my own: Taking money is a pain in the butt. Fundraising is simply …

Venture Capital

Whatever You Do, Do NOT Screw Up an Intro

Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Alley<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I am a firm believer that the right intro can change your life. At AlleyNYC, one of my biggest value-adds is introducing the right people. However, one of my greatest pet peeves is when people …

Entrepreneurship

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

Author, Communication Strategist, Vocal Coach/Teacher, Executive Speech Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always …

Public Speaking

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8 Hot Startups That Want to Hire You

With ping pong tables and in-office kegs becoming increasingly synonymous with startup life, it's no wonder that recent graduates and seasoned job …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

PlayStation 4’s best 4 games for now; 4 for later

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is, so far, the leader in the gaming industry, thanks in large part to its outstanding design, affordable price tag, and appeal …

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

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5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

President of Peter S. Cohan & Associates<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your startup survives on very precarious ground. The resources it needs to survive and grow are in much shorter supply than your ambitions.<p>And if you’re a visionary entrepreneur, there’s a real …

Product Management

Mathematicians Create App To Beat Jet Lag

The solution is simpler than previously thought<p>How can you get over jet lag? There are hundreds of suggestions, but few of them have been rigorously tested. So some mathematicians from the University of Michigan created an app that can help you, which relies on new mathematical models and the …

Tips For a Weekend Road Trip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More.</i><p>Have you ever found yourself on a Wednesday afternoon at work wishing you could be camped out in …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

Personal Finance

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America's Anchors

They faked it until they made it. Now they may truly be the most trusted names in news<p>I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little …

Comedy