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Help! I think I married a narcissist.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Business Strategy

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes

Personal funeral and memorial tributes<p>We listen carefully to your stories for inspiration. Tell us about a favorite pastime or defining passion, and …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Charities, local businesses, big winners in annual Bridgestone Invitational, now in jeopardy

Manchester City and the ‘Disneyfication’ of football

Even diehard football fans would struggle to identify Yangel Herrera. Yet if Manchester City’s billionaire owners are correct, the Venezuelan …

NHL Announces Seattle Expansion Plans, Ownership Change for Carolina Hurricanes

With the hockey business booming, franchise news dominated discussions on the first day of the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting in Manalapan, Florida on Thursday.<p>Two days after Forbes’ Mike Ozanian wrote that NHL team values had increased by an average of 15 percent over the last year, commissioner …

Carolina Hurricanes

LeBron James' teammates call him 'the cheapest guy in the NBA' — but he just bought a $23 million mansion in Los Angeles

The king of basketball is heading to Los Angeles.<p>No, LeBron James won't be suiting up for the Lakers — not yet, anyway. The star athlete just spent $23 million on a brand new home in the swanky Brentwood neighborhood. The home is actually King James' second in LA, in addition to his house in Akron, …

Basketball

NFL, Verizon Extend Media Rights/Sponsorship Deal Another Five Years

The NFL and Verizon have signed a five-year deal that will see wireless communications outfit stream in-market and national NFL games via digital and …

NFL

Verizon, NFL agree to new 5-year deal worth nearly $2.5 billion

One of the NFL's biggest sponsors is coming back.<p>Verizon will pay approximately $2.5 billion in a five-year deal with the NFL, sources told ESPN. …

Verizon

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

People who suffer from anxiety are often plagued by repetitive thoughts, which can distract from the task at hand and affect mood and productivity. …

Mindfulness

4 Ways Blockchain Will Transform Digital Marketing And Advertising

When we think of blockchain, most of us probably think of finance, cryptocurrencies, and digital ledgers. That makes sense. After all, blockchain is the tech supporting Bitcoin—a currency attempting its own form of financial disruption. But what many don’t realize is that blockchain has tremendous …

Blockchain

Procter & Gamble just bought this venture-backed deodorant startup for $100 million cash

Native Deodorant, a San Francisco-based natural deodorant brand, just sold to Procter & Gamble for $100 million cash.<p>Native, which positioned itself as an online distributor of deodorant, had received just $500,000 from Azure Capital Partners. With more than a million customers since launching 2.5 …

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

How to know if you're the rarest personality type

This writer has discovered she has one of the rarest personality types around. What does it mean and why is it so unique?<p>In our deep-seated desire to learn more about ourselves, most of us have probably spent too much time taking personality quizzes.<p>I’m something called an INFJ, the rarest …

Want to boost your credit score? Break it down.

You probably know a higher credit score can make it easier for you to get a loan. But what really goes into your score—and how can you improve …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A …

Here's How Americans Are Defining Success -- and Why They're Getting It Wrong

There are different ways to measure financial success. Unfortunately, most of us are missing one key aspect of it.<p>We all want to do well financially, …

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

How to Pick Your First SEO Keywords

Chances are, you've heard a lot about search engine optimization. But do you really know how to use SEO to boost your ranking?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the best ways to grow a business is through search engine optimization (SEO), the process of making …

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

Want to Start an Instantly Profitable Business? This Simple Strategy Can Work for Anyone | Inc.com

<i>How do I build an online business that makes $500 per month? 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 Max Altschuler, CEO of Sales Hacker and Author of Hacking Sales, on Quora:</b><p>Starting a …

Small Business

I was already an organized person, and writing my to-do list at night has still changed everything

For years, I started my day the very same way: I'd sit down at my computer and jot down my lengthy to-do list. Everything was listed there—the projects I needed to complete, the emails I needed to answer, and those little reminders that have a way of mysteriously falling out of my brain.<p>I assumed …

Productivity

This is your brain on prayer and meditation

How does the ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behavior? Deeply, experts say.<p>As heartbreaking details continue to emerge from the tragic Parkland, Fla. school shooting, we may feel determined to do something, anything. Maybe it’s donating money to those affected, …

Mindfulness