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How This Single Pricing Strategy Can Instantly Improve Your Bottom Line

Ecommerce has taken advantage of a well-known pricing strategy to drive higher margins.<p>There was a time when pricing was almost a consequence of other decisions made by a company. Companies used to figure out their cost and tack on a few pennies. Today, companies reverse engineer their solutions …

Profit

22 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you'll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can …

Frequent-flyer Programs

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Diesel Emissions

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

6 styles of project leadership and how to use them effectively

No two projects, or project teams, are exactly the same. Here's how managers can develop multiple leadership styles to meet different goals and …

Project Management

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now | Inc.com

When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things you probably shouldn't say.<p>You're probably aware of the more obvious …

Leadership

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

Amazon has a $30 spy pen that covertly records 1080p video

If you’ve been looking for something to help you do some covert recording, it doesn’t get much more covert than this. Amazon has a nifty little …

Tech Trends

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi

5 Free iOS Travel Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>Here’s five neat little apps that will help you score the cheapest plane tickets possible so that you can book your trip and not drain your bank</b> …

Apps

Don't Have a Degree in Advertising? Here's How Anyone Can Write Copy That Sells.

These six tips will help you write professional copy, even if you're a complete novice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do certain brands consistently churn out killer copy? Copy so good it not only sells products, but entertains, empathizes and makes customers …

Marketing

How Fast Should You Walk to Burn Fat?

Whether you are walking for fitness or weight loss, you should walk fast enough to achieve a fat-burning walking pace. Walking at a brisk pace is a …

CDC

Does your Wallet do Magic Tricks?

I remember owning a pencil-box in my childhood that did this magic trick. It had no hinge, but these three straps that ran from the base to the lid. …

Crowd Funding

Superbosses

Superbosses: How Great Leaders Build Top Performers<p><b>Nano Tools for Leaders®</b> are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in …

Wharton School

Anker’s pocket-sized portable home theater has never been cheaper than it is on Amazon today

Imagine having a full-fledged home theater you could take with you anywhere. Imagine it packed a pico projector and high-quality audio into a device …

Tech Trends

Look inside an iconic Austin home before it’s listed

M.J. Neal Ramp House asks $1.295M<p>Arguably one of the most architecturally significant homes in Austin, the Ramp House has quietly hit the market. A well-known fixture in the Bouldin neighborhood, the home was designed and built by award-winning local firm MJ Neal Architects, which specializes in …

Architecture

How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

Information Systems

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Leadership

Here's what comfort food looks like in 26 countries around the world

While we rely on food to sustain us physically, we also depend on it for its comforting properties; sometimes a dish just knows how to convey so much more than words ever could.<p>From greasy fish and chips in Great Britain to the lasagna-like moussaka in Greece, here are 26 comfort foods from around …

Cooking

5 Ways Truly Great Bosses Keep Their Employees From Burning Out

These tips will keep your team running at its best.<p><i>As an employer, how do I deal with employee burnout? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Misha Yurchenko, tech recruiter, on …

Work-life Balance

Leaders: How Well Do You Listen? These 5 Small Changes Will Build Trust and Engagement

First, understand what you need to improve. Then take action to become a much better listener.<p>I've moderated a number of employee focus groups lately and I keep hearing the same complaint from employees: Leaders are poor listeners.<p>Even when leaders are pretty good at sharing information, employees …

Self-help

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

The Science of Creativity: How to Train Your Brain to Generate New Ideas

Why are ideas so elusive? Hiding just beyond our reach. A glimmer in the periphery of our vision, unable to be captured.I can’t tell you how many …

You need to do this personal Facebook audit

Facebook is under fire for how carefully it treats your personal data, but you don’t need to wait for regulators to wade in before doing an audit on …

3 reasons it's smart to take Social Security benefits at 62

Filing for benefits at 62 will cause your monthly payments to go down -- but that's a worthwhile sacrifice in these three scenarios.<p>For years, 62 has been the most popular age for seniors to file for Social Security, even though doing so causes benefits to get slashed. While your benefits …

Retirement

The television trick to learning a new language

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.<p>The girls became so proficient in Spanish that they started speaking it at home to …

TV

There are 4 styles of parenting, but one raises more successful kids than the rest, according to a psychotherapist

Raising kids in today's world is no easy task. From warnings about too much screen time and too many food additives, to the pressure to help your child succeed in school and on the sports field, parenting has become more challenging than ever.<p>Parents are employing specific strategies and coping …

Parenting

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Productivity

This Self-Sabotaging Behavior Slows Your Growth. Do These 5 Things Instead

Five tactics to tackle procrastination from a New York Times bestselling author and success coach.<p>We all have our procrastination horror stories. Mine almost kept me from graduating college.<p>It was my senior year. For my marketing final, my group had to come up with a new branding strategy for …

Procrastination