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Scientists Have Discovered Brain Networks Linked to Intelligence For The First Time

And we may even be able to manipulate them.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have identified clusters of genes in the brain that are believed to be …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

Scientists dove deeper into the mystery of sleep this year.<p>Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 -- and it's probably not what you would expect.<p>"Sleep. That's right, sleep!" Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. "How much and how well we sleep in the coming …

Sleep

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

The three must-haves angel investors look for

In 2011, angel investors Rehan Yar Khan and Anupam Mittal came across an “interesting” investment opportunity: An online marketplace for cabs and car …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

6 Ways to Improve Your Time Management

Close<p>InfoBarrel > Lifestyle > Productivity<p>InfoBarrel<p>Do you struggle to fit everything into the day? Improve your time management with these 6 easy …

How Apple Used iPhone 5S To Sabotage Every 2015 Android Smartphone

On September 10 2013 Apple launched the iPhone 5S. The company also discussed the A7 chip it had designed for the new smartphone, heralding the start of 64-bit mobile computing on iOS. Rival smartphone manufacturers were bounced into rushing out statements that committed them to their own 64-bit …

9 Best Practices for Promoting Your Business on Social Media

The CEO of social media marketing company Moment.Me shares some wisdom.<p>Social media can be tough to tackle for any business, but especially for smaller ones that can't afford to hire a social media specialist.<p>Simply broadcasting advertisements on Twitter and Facebook is not going to attract or …

Mind Your Email Marketing "ABCs" To Move Forward In 2015

Columnist Daniel Faggella shares his method for creating effective email campaigns through strategic use of brand promotion and customer segmentation.

Marketing

Tutorial: Create a Power View report with Azure Marketplace data

Applies To: Excel 2013 More... Less<p>In this Power View tutorial, you download free data from Microsoft Azure Marketplace, add more data, and create …

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

Folk-Rock

What The Hell Is Umami, Anyway?

Most of us were taught as children that there are four kinds of tastes: sweet (which we love), sour, salty and bitter. But there has been a gaping hole in all of our educations. One of the most important and most glorious flavors we experience daily -- the one that makes brothy soups so …

The Best Data Visualizations of 2014

It's always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. I mean, it's a challenge to pick and rank your favorite anything really. So much …

10 Quotes From Entrepreneurial Icons That Will Inspire You to Crush 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 right around the corner, that means new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones await. Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether that involves …

Entrepreneurship

Why Elon Musk's Batteries Scare the Hell Out of the Electric Company - Bloomberg

<b>Climate: Now or Never</b><p>Here’s why something as basic as a battery both thrills and terrifies the U.S. utility industry.<p>At a sagebrush-strewn industrial …

Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

Changes and advancements in the digital marketing field are accelerating, and it can be hard for the casual observer to keep up. So, as we near the end of 2014, let’s review the marketing trends we’ve seen this year, as well as what we can expect in 2015.<p>If you’re interested in last year’s trends …

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If every entrepreneur thought of himself as a startup founder, there would be a lot more successful startups and a lot fewer failed entrepreneurs.<p>The problem is they don’t.<p>For some reason I can’t understand, many would-be entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

13 Cooking Hacks You Need To Survive This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the greatest holiday of the year, but it is also one of the most stressful. Between the turkey, sides, apps and pies, there's a lot of cooking that has to happen. All at once. So that everything is done at the same time. Still warm. It's a delicate dance that only the most skilled …

World Market: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Forget duty-free shopping: Our editors pick the season's most memorable gifts from around the globe.

6 Things You Need to Know to Take Your Thanksgiving Turkey Over the Top

Over the years, I've cooked a lot of turkey. In France, where I stuffed butter and truffles under the skin. In Montreal, where I marinated it with maple syrup and Canadian whiskey. Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and this year I'll be cooking my bird as I usually do these days--outdoors in my …

BBQ

5 Edible Holiday Gifts To Start Making NOW

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Hot and Sweet Mustard | <i>Photo: Hirsheimer and Hamilton</i><p>Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays? If so, you know that a lot of these gifts, especially the ones in jars, cans, and bottles, take a few weeks to make, infuse, and …

Spices

“I am lonely, will anyone speak to me”: Inside the saddest thread on the internet, ten years later

<b>(Stokkete via Shutterstock)</b><p>In 2004, this thread became a viral sensation. It still exists–and it reveals how much the internet has changed<p>Tori Telfer<p>November 19, 2014 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This October, a guest user logged onto moviecodec.com — a technical Q&A forum for media file playback and conversion — …

The Value of Naiveté: Three Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Last week, my organization, Root Capital, celebrated our 15th birthday with friends from around the world. Included in the crowd was Jonathan Rosenthal, a steadfast supporter and trusted advisor, and a pioneer within the sustainability movement. Jonathan is the co-founder and former executive …

Is Your Enterprise 'Sentient?' Building A Smarter, More Agile Business

For me, the big data and analytic revolution is as much about psychology, culture and workforce dynamics, as it is about big data technology itself. I’ll be discussing a range of topics in posts to come, but many will relate to a new concept I’ve been calling “the Sentient Enterprise.”<p>The Sentient …

Lead Like Benioff: 5 Surprising Strategies for Out-Of-The-Ballpark Success

Market domination and Wall Street success are the metrics a company’s investors will honor, but I was surprised to learn about the highest motivations that drive renowned Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. They are not what most observers may have suspected, but clearly they’re producing remarkable …