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Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Physical Education

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Time Management

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step

How to get unstuck, procrastinate less, and focus more.<p>You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and …

Time Management

Zen Productivity: A Workshop to Help You Find Focus, Mindfulness & Organization

I’m really excited to start working live with all of you in a series of weekend workshops, and the first one is called Zen Productivity.<p>I decided to …

Mindfulness

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

A new Phaidon-published tome explores the storied history of horticulture in Japan<p>Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young …

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Virtual Reality

A story about a farmer and his two sons shows what separates average people from successful people

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: <i>The farm will go to the younger son.</i><p>The older son was furious! <i>"What are you talking about?!"</i> he fumed.<p>The father sat patiently, thinking.<p><i>"Okay,"</i> …

Account Suspended

Dirt Cheap Ebooks: Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks

Welcome to another installment of Dirt Cheap Ebooks: a regular feature in which Unbound Worlds highlights a fantasy or science-fiction novel …

'Her Body and Other Parties' is as weird and wonderful a story collection as you can hope for

Carmen Maria Machado's National Book Award-nominated debut collection, <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i>, is an eerie, exuberant original — a gripping …

Books

Nigeria's comic book explosion: Why Lagos is the new Gotham

Growing up in the capital city of Nigeria, Roye Okupe didn’t have many super-powered role models. Comic books were few and far between in Lagos, and …

5 Strategies That Will Make You a Better Learner

Almost every achievement is won through thoughtful long-term strategy and consistent, competent execution.<p><i>What tactics do you use to learn and retain new material? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Success

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

Self-improvement

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks

Procrastination derails everyone, especially in today's ADHD-oriented, multi-tasking world. These 4 strategies will quickly get you back on track.<p>You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of …

Time Management

How Blogging Boosts the Profitability of Your Ecommerce Website (and 8 Ways to Get Started) - Copyblogger

With the release of the Outfitter Pro Premium WordPress theme, Rafal Tomal and I have been talking a lot about ecommerce websites.<p>Naturally, Rafal …

Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead

So what are we learning from all this? Mainly, that that creative geniuses aren’t born creative geniuses.<p>Of course, there’s a role for natural talent but the very process of writing, painting, inventing and sculpting – <i>and doing so in volume</i> – helps you become better and more original in your …

The Time-Management Hack I Wish I Had Known When I Was 25

Doing everything about the fewest, most important priorities will put you on a path to success.<p>"Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given."<p>As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once …

Time Management

How To Break The Multitasking Habit That Science Says Is Damaging Your Brain

Many of you know the science behind why multitasking is not only a mental impossibility but even bad for you. It's still hard to break the habit of thinking you are better off for trying, so here are some practical tips to help you.<p>The scientific news over the last several years is that …

Time Management

5 Rookie Branding Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes But Shouldn't

Nearly everybody just trying to keep their startup solvent skimps on branding and all of them would be better off it they didn't.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my etiquette business 20 years ago, I hired a college student named Ed to design my …

Small Business

Woodworking Teacher Creates a Beautiful Japanese Sunrise Dovetail Joint That Perfectly Fits Together

Theo Cook, a master craftsman and woodworking teacher at Robinson House Studio in the UK, produced an incredible piece of wood art when he created a …

Woodworking

3 Steps for Explosive Online Marketing Growth

Online marketing is only as complicated as you make it.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many business owners are under the impression that online marketing is extremely complicated because some online marketing efforts fail miserably, while others are …

Marketing

5 Secrets to Writing Sales Emails That Prospects Will Reply To

Think it through from the POV of your prospects. Visualizing how much of it they are actually going to view tells your exactly where to focus your efforts. Fire off some boilerplate with just a name change? Game over.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are your …

Marketing

Magical Drawings Put Women in Conversation With Their Demons

Polly Nor targets her own volatile thoughts and mood swings by depicting a dark side of her psyche.<p>The devil and femininity have long been entangled. From Eve’s creation of original sin to <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i>, women portrayed as satan are represented as the downfall of the good man. But one artist …

Music Videos

The Strategic Use of Short Fiction

The new world of self-publishing options calls to mind the golden age of the pulp magazines. During that era, roughly 1920–1950, writers could earn …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

The best lifehacks to help you read more, eat more vegetables, and keep your sneakers like new

I was standing in the shower recently when I realized that baked oatmeal has changed my life. Historically, my weekday morning breakfast routine has vacillated between eating and spending too much ($5 egg-and-cheese bagels) and eating too little (leftover bits of cornflake dust). Then, this year, I …

Productivity

3 Psychology Hacks to Increase Brand Engagement

Ever wanted to know what gets people to engage with your brand? Take a deeper look into the human mind.<p>You may have a loyal fan base. People who absolutely love your brand. But most of the people who follow what you do are stragglers. People who may have bought something once or just joined your …

Marketing

7 Successful E-Commerce Companies That Made It Big With Content Marketing

Across industries and niches, these 7 companies grew on the back of content marketing<p>Every day, new competitors rise up as weaker companies run out of steam and fall off the map. Industries, especially e-commerce, are constantly churning, with new businesses opening up shop, and older, failed …

Marketing