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3 Signs It's Time to Close Your Business and Start Something New

Sometimes, cutting your losses and moving on is your fastest path to success.<p>One of the most agonizing choices an entrepreneur inevitably faces is whether or not to close their business. But rather than make this choice on <i>their</i> terms, most business owners wait until liquidity issues doom their …

Business Strategy

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

Despite our best intentions, conversations can frequently veer into difficult territory, producing frustration, resentment, and wasted time and effort. Take David, one of my coaching clients. Recently appointed to a business school leadership role, he was eager to advance his strategic agenda. …

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to mental-health problems …

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Looking for a few dependable income stocks to own during your golden years? Here's why you should consider American Water Works, Colgate-Palmolive, …

Do This 1 Thing to Immediately Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful

Have you ever wanted something so much it hurt? Healthy detachment will take away the pain and get you what you want.<p>Desperately wanting, or needing a specific outcome in any given circumstance--to the point of stressing out about it--is harmful to your health and happiness. Literally. Stress …

14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline (Infographic)

These simple tricks will help you avoid temptation and reach your goals.<p>Trying to kick a bad habit? Eat healthier? Go to the gym every day? It’s important to achieve your goals and become your best self, but no one said it'd be easy. It takes a lot of self-discipline.<p>Self-discipline is vital to …

Will Power

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

Public Speaking

Inside a Texture-Rich Apartment in L.A.'s Coolest Neighborhood

Just taking a virtual tour of this Echo Park minimalist home left us feeling reinvigorated and inspired to live with more intention and authenticity. …

Landscape on a Budget: The $250 Instant Rose Garden

A rose garden was not part of the plan when we remodeled our house. And certainly not an <i>instant</i> rose garden. I did not wake up one morning and think, …

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

17 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Self-improvement

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Emotional Intelligence

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets

Is your mindset as powerful as the best performers on the planet?<p>Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset …

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element …

Storage Ideas

The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

Alternative Medicine

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Your brain needs food too.<p>Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet …

Simple steps for home composting success

I am considering starting a compost pile this year and looking for some advice; some of the articles I've read suggest steps more complicated than I am willing to implement. My time is limited, so I want to do something simple that works reasonably well.<p><i>— Courtney Jacobsen, Wheeling</i><p>Composting at …

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Dividend Stocks With Yields That Grow Like Weeds

When it comes to dividend stocks, there are many ways to evaluate them, because there are many types of investors looking for many different …

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult

Learn how to bounce back after life throws a knock-out punch<p>Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

41 Significant Value-Adding Home Renovation Ideas – Most You Can Do Yourself

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it for your own living, most homes could benefit from a bit of home renovation. …

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

Emotional Intelligence