Leann Parker

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Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

The high cost of college is intimidating, but for many the cost of online courses is suspiciously cheap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Udemy, an online course company, has recently come under fire for peddling pirated content. In an ironic twist, one of these pirated …

Online Education

4 Steps in Discovering The Joys of One Shot RPGs

The new year is when most people try new things. Gyms are crowded by people looking to lose weight. Dinner tables are filled with healthier meals. …

Board Games

15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the cost of living rises, your current salary will seem to shrink, especially if you’re forced to go several years without a bump in pay. Businesses can go through economic slumps and if that’s the reason for your salary stagnation, …

Employment

10 Realistic Work-Life Balance Tips to Steal From Billionaires

Don't neglect the things you should be doing in your personal life. It may be the key to your success.<p>Did you know that 9 out of 10 startups fail? While that can be attributed to a number of reasons, having an equally failing life <i>outside</i> of work (marriage, work/life balance, and self-care) will put …

21 Foods that Fuel Olympians (& Olympics Watchers)

In the days leading up to tonight's opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we've heard a <i>lot</i> about the eating quirks and routines of some of the competitors.<p>The swimmer Ryan Lochte—remember him from 2012?...<p>—told <i>Bon Appétit</i> that there's room in his <b>7000-calorie-a-day diet</b> for avocado toast and …

12 Common Cooking Mistakes You Might Be Making

And how to fix them.

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

8 Steps To Push Past Your Limits When You Think You’ve Hit Them

We’re all excellent storytellers, especially when it comes to spinning a tale about why we failed. Here’s how to stop doing that.<p>Sometimes, when it comes to achievement, our biggest enemy is ourselves.<p>“We have an infinite capacity as human beings to tell ourselves stories, and the most important …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

Psychology

20 unprofessional work habits that make your boss and coworkers hate you

If you answered "yes," then sure, it could be that they're generally disagreeable people. Or it could be you.<p>You may not realize it, but you could be engaging in workplace habits that make you look unprofessional.<p>While many of these habits violate the basic rules of common decency and respect, …

The Science Behind Why You Don't Save (And What To Do About It)

Psychological obstacles prevent us from making the right choices.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard the news that nearly half of Americans can’t come up …

6 Nourishing Recipes To Calm Inflammation & Heal Your Gut

Your gastrointestinal system plays a big role in your overall health. After all, it's home to about 80 percent of your immune system, and gut health …

Wellness

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

Learning to handle stress like a pro – techniques to avoid Professional Burnout

Last Tuesday we videoed a Mental Health Essentials Masterclass. One of the attendees asked, “How can we take care of ourselves when we seem to cop so …

What Not To Wear On Vacation

Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.”<p>It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is to look too American, …

Clothing

The #1 Reason Why You Should Always Dress Up for a Flight

It's about more than just being glamorous.<p>Before the days of Uggs, sweatpants, ripped jeans and flip-flops, air travel was anything but casual. Flying used to be an occasion, and one that you most definitely would dress up for.<p>Although it's fair to say that the elegance once associated with flying …

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Male or Female, the Best Leaders Know How to Do This

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

Employment

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

England

The only fail-proof way to reach your financial goals is to save more

There is only one fix for the damage that low interest rates are doing to your finances.<p>You need to save more. That's only the fail-proof way to reach your financial goals. Forget about finding strategies or products that will rescue you, because there are none.<p>Interest rates vary a bit on savings …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

Opinions fly high during the political season, and as a result, you may find yourself in situations where you’ve been asked to provide yours. …

Psychology

The Most Important IRA Chart You'll Ever See

You may be surprised at what an IRA could do for your retirement.<p>There are plenty of IRA facts I could share with you that could help make the case …

Retirement

Top 8 Photography Tips for Beginners

Everyone loves a well-taken picture. Be it landscapes, abstract, fashion or any other object, images transcend a feeling that few things can achieve. …

Landscape Photography

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

Personal Finance