Katie Shepherd

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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

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Inspire your PR and marketing efforts with these smart quotations

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> PR Daily <i>in May of 2017.</i><p>Rudyard Kipling wrote, “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”<p>They …

To Drive Massive Online Traffic, Start With What Your Audience Loves

If your goal is drive long-term, sustainable traffic, win their hearts before trying to win their dollars.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With content overload at an all time high, competing with heavy-hitting media sites seems impossible. They’ve staked their …

Social Media

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Leadership

7 Science-Backed Hacks for Nailing Your Next Job Interview

You've prepared a killer resume, written out your talking points, and even planned the perfect outfit. But experts say the key to really nailing a job interview is getting yourself in the right frame of mind both before and during the meeting. Just ask Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor of …

9 Powerful Time-Saving Tips to Help Grow Your Brand on Instagram

With over 600 million users across the globe, Instagram is quickly becoming a focal point for businesses of all sizes who use social media.<p>600 …

How to Find Your Ideal Customers on Social Media (Part 2)

Sarah Mateljan, Co-Founder and CEO of CourseGenius, discusses how to use paid advertising on social media to acquire new customers.<p>Over 65% of people in the US are active social media users, and the stats are similar for other industrial nations. It's likely your customers are already on social …

Marketing

The Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness Meditation That Anyone Can Do

Over the past few years, we’ve seen countless studies showing how beneficial mindfulness meditation can be. It has been shown to change our brain, …

Why Social Media Is Important For Your Small Business

Recommended for You<p>By now, a majority of small business owners know that social media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn—are …

5 Important Content Marketing Lessons

Content marketing… Have you mastered it yet? Because the way we reach audiences is constantly changing, chances are we can all learn a thing or two …

6 Brilliant Ways to Be More Successful Academically

If you adopt these 6 brilliant ways to improve study habits, you might be more successful academically.

10 flaws that undermine your organization's Facebook page

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in July 2016.</i> <br>Not all Facebook pages are created equal.<p>Facebook offers great opportunities to …

Learn from the Pros | 10 of the Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Read

What these writers have learned in years, you’ll learn in minutes.<p><b>Medium is truly a godsend</b> — especially for those who just started writing on Medium …

A Simple Formula for Mastering SEO the Easy Way

Great content and backlinks get you to the front of the line.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to understand all the different facets and nuances of SEO is just about as difficult as trying to decipher an ancient language. There are hundreds of different …

Marketing

How Meditation Helps You Handle Stress Better

Stress is a modern mental bogeyman, keeping nearly half of Americans up at night, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological …

Mindfulness

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

FBI Negotiator Chris Voss: Win a Negotiation with One Magic Question

<b>Chris Voss:</b> The secret to gaining the upper hand in negotiations is giving the other side the illusion of control. And the illusion of control is …

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

This 3-Week Early-Bird Challenge Will Finally Make You a Morning Person

Waking up early is painful. It sucks. And it's hard. All the professional snoozers out there know the dreadful process and how attempting to become a morning person is close to impossible. But the fact is, it takes discipline and some getting used to. That's why we created the three-week early-bird …

Productivity

How to Tell Your Boss 'No' When Asked to Run a Personal Errand

If the boss thinks you're there to coordinate with the dog walker, you need to figure out for yourself why you're there.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“That isn’t in my job description” can be job-killing words, especially when you've just started a new …

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Why Real Leaders Have Strong Egos (And That’s A Good Thing)

Understanding and developing your own ego doesn’t make you a narcissist, one writer argues. In fact, it’s a prerequisite to leadership.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>Ego tends to get a bad rap in leadership circles, and it’s …

Leadership

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

6 Books to Change Your Life for the Better

Great books with a powerful message that will improve your business and your life.<p>Reading will set you free. Reading will challenge your intellect. Reading will inspire you, stimulate you and keep you growing. Reading can be the secret to your success, and the wise north star guiding you to …

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100 Must-Read Mystery & Crime Novels Around the World

This installment of the 100 Must-Read list is sponsored by the <b>Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series</b> by Warren Adler.<p>The Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series …

3 New Summer Reads to Take You Back to School RN

Okay, we know the last thing you want to think about right now is going back to school, but here’s a college reading list we think you’ll even enjoy in the middle of summer. This week’s book club is a crash course in some college favorites — take electives in literature and marine biology, have a …

3 Fiction Podcasts to Satisfy Your Love of Stories

If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely wished that you could just curl up with a stack of books and not ever have to do anything else but live …

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted …

Productivity

17 Clever Psychological Tricks You Can Use In Your Daily Life

Actions speak louder than words, yet we don’t understand them completely. Now while it isn’t possible to decode someone’s mind exactly, attempts can …

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …