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Understanding Electrical Wire Labeling

Wiring sold for electrical projects often carries labeling to help you choose the right product for your needs. Letters, numbers, and wording on …

7 Traits That Will Help You Build Great Teams that Deliver Amazing Results

Leaders is not complicated, but it does require us to be proactive and develop the right skills.<p>What is it that makes a great leader? What characteristics and qualities help to inspire, motivate and drive teams and companies to success.<br>Having worked in senior leadership roles for over 25 years, …

Leadership

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Parenting

3 steps to teach your brain to manage stress and crush it at work

Some jobs are more stressful than others, but almost all of us, at some point, have had to cope with the familiar symptoms: a churning stomach, …

147 Entrepreneurs Told Me Their Keys to Success. Here Are the Top 3

Anybody can succeed when they embody these principles.<p>Smart entrepreneurs are always on the hunt for ways to grow their businesses. That's one of the reasons why they'll try to pick the brains of successful business owners. They want to learn the success secrets, or the one or two magic tactics …

Entrepreneurship

10 Horrible Habits That Destroy Your Happiness

Appreciating what we have and building on it is work. Feeling sorry for ourselves and staying stuck is no effort at all.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day we make choices in life that affect how we feel and …

Happiness

19 Summer Educational Activities Kids Will Love

When it comes time for summer break there is no reason for kids to stop learning. Even if they are not in school there are many great educational …

25 free activities to do outdoors with kids

<b>Kids can turn into pretty expensive hobbies.</b><p>People seem to schedule their children’s time minute by minute; from football classes to gymnastics …

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

hardworking

Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my …

Financial Services

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and managed a …

Happy people do these 11 special things (according to psychologists)

When you think about it, it’s our habits that define us. Our habits can either make us happier and more successful or they can thwart us from …

What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News

We all want to deliver bad news well. And if you follow these tips, you'll have a good chance of hitting the mark.<p>One of the greatest challenges as a manager is delivering bad news. For many managers - especially first time, or novice managers - the experience of delivering bad news, during a …

Public Speaking

10 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, "everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says Steve Siebold, a self-made millionaire.<p>But not everyone seizes the opportunity.<p>To find out if you're doing all that it takes to set yourself up for a rich future, we've rounded up 10 signs that you're <i>not</i> on the …

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>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<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 …

Self-help

Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities

Being around this type of negative energy will only drag you down.<p>Since Spring has finally sprung, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. And what better place to start than with the people in your life?<p>This has been something I try to do each year. While it's not always easy, it's necessary for …

Self-help

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These …

Self-improvement

Ten Easy Ways To Be Better At Your Job

Many of us were raised to think about a job as nothing more than a way to make money. We don’t often think of a job as a way to grow personally and professionally, but every job gives us that opportunity.<p>Even the worst job you’ve ever had taught you something valuable!<p>Going to work is like going to …

Employment

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

How to Dramatically Increase Your Chances of Success Today: Quit Social Media

Nope, these experts argue, your online presence isn't helping your career -- it's hurting it.<p>If the regular patterns of Inc.com readership are anything to go by, chances are excellent that you found this post via a share on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.<p>After all, not only are these sites often …

Social Media

3 Little-Known Hacks That Have a Huge Impact on Your Productivity

Want to be more productive? Then you need to know these secrets.<p>Ask yourself one question: If you could only work for an hour today, what would you do?<p>In other words, which tasks would be at the top of your priority list and which wouldn't make the cut? This is a question that I ask myself every …

Time Management

25 Simple Things These Executives Do Every Day--No Matter What

Having the right daily habits is a big part of getting to the top.<p>The recipe for success isn't rocket science. Study the practices of high achievers and you'll typically find people who work hard, persevere, and demonstrate a willingness to take risks and learn from failure. But doing the right …

Leadership

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing

Here's a hint: It's all about a lack of (a certain type of) control.<p>Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as …

Psychology

9 Revolutionary Companies to Watch

Nine little-known companies are working hard to bring game-changing tech to market.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year is off and running with some extraordinary companies starting to make a name for themselves.<p>I attend countless conferences and meetups. …

Customer Experience

17 ways to become a more interesting person

You don't have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people's attention — you can just be you.<p>It's a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from the person next to you.<p>Over on Quora, dozens of people have answered the question, "How do I become a …

7 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet

You’ve got Meatless Monday down to a science. You’re rocking some seriously gourmet quinoa for breakfast recipes on the regular. Basically, you’re killing it in the kitchen. But sometimes, healthy additions to your diet don’t have to be super complicated or complex. Heart disease is the leading …

The Best Way to Start Your Day for Maximum Creative Energy

Avoid the temptation to do those pesky, urgent yet quick things first. It would kill your creativity. Instead, do this.<p>It happened to me again, just this morning. Following my system for generating creative ideas, I got out of bed and walked two miles at a brisk pace and steep incline on the …

Creativity

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 …