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This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

7 Productivity Habits That Will Make You A More Helpful Person

As a young professional, I thought one of the keys to success was to just hustle and work harder than everybody else. In a way, I was right, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that those who work smarter and are helpful to the people around them are thriving the most.<p>A lot of people confuse being …

Productivity

With this simple strategy, 'You can't avoid becoming a millionaire'

Michael Taylor used to sell bonds for Goldman Sachs. Now he's focused his efforts on making young people understand the importance of investing early.<p>"We don't teach compound interest math in school," Taylor said. In his new book, <i>The Financial Rules for New College Graduates</i>, along with a YouTube …

Retirement

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Documentary On The History Of Apple And Microsoft Show It Was All About Copying, Not Patents

We recently posted about an absolutely ridiculous NY Times op-ed piece in which Pat Choate argued both that patent laws have been getting weaker, and …

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

Want to be More Creative? Start Keeping More Boring Hours

Stop burning the midnight oil, rock star. You’re better off and maybe more creative keeping unglamorous, eight-hours-of-sleep hours.<p>Edna St. Vincent Millay, who wrote that her “candle burns at both ends,” epitomized the image of the insomniac artist: a person so consumed with the creative act that …

Innovate or Die: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve

September 13, 2013<p>Share<p><b>By HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes</b> <i><br>This post was originally published by</i> <i>HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes on the LinkedIn Influencer blog.</i></i> …

4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your company's next great idea could come from anyone -- an employee, a customer, a vendor, or even a stranger. Everyone involved in your small business helps you drive innovation. They also create chaos. But, with so much input, how do …

Customers

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

It’s a cliché for a reason: Innovate or die. In this information economy, companies that stay on top are those that come up with the most creative approaches the fastest.<p>Iconic entrepreneur Steve Jobs is likely winking from on high. For the ninth year in a row, Apple topped Boston Consulting …

Innovation

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people think creativity is divinely-inspired, unpredictable and bestowed on only a lucky few. There are a lot of popular myths about business creativity, yet none of them have much scientific evidence. A new study based on the latest …

Creativity

Encouraging innovation

Innovation happens when people are given the freedom to ask questions and the resources and power to find the answers.

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. <b>The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets</b>, which seems …

5 Best Real-Time Web Analytics Tools (2018)

When you own a website, there’s a lot you can <b>learn about your visitors and their behavior on your site</b> through web analytics. For that very purpose, …

Negative Space in Design: Tips and Best Practices

We often think that silence, emptiness or colorlessness is bad for us. We take them for granted without thinking that they are the solid foundation …

18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it might also be worth a thousand dollars if your school gets hit with a copyright violation claim. This …

Silicon Valley Company Head’s Top 200 Design Freebies In One Spreadsheet

Screenshot via Lstore Graphics<br>Just like how everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, you probably have a bottomless trove of your best …

Adobe Has Created Five Fonts From the Lost Lettering of Original Bauhaus Designers

Last year, to kick off its “Hidden Treasures” campaign, Adobe partnered with an award-winning Photoshop brush maker and Oslo’s Munch Museum to …

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What Is a Visual Language and Why Does Your Brand Need One?

Basic brand guidelines are no longer enough. Today, companies that invest in a visual language can boost their engagement, quality, and conversions.<p>Companies of all sizes need a strong brand presence to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. This often includes a set color palette, …

Crayola makeup for the kid in every adult

3 weeks ago<p>We all remember having those crayola crayons as a child. There were tons of colors to suit your every coloring need! Crayola was and is …

Free Tools to Clean and Beautify Code

You're reading Free Tools to Clean and Beautify Code, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex …

Design

5 Design & Development Skills to Learn This Summer

Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is …

5 Web Design Trends You Need to Adopt Now!

Business owners often look to the future and make any decision. If you are one, you should do the same. Here are some future web design trends to …

Packaging Mockup Collection

Get an extended collection of high-quality packaging mockups – 30% discount!This amazing collection by the skilled team of Mockup Cloud will truly …

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Employment

TOM LEE: Bitcoin's bloodbath was totally normal and opened up 'the biggest buying opportunity in 2018'

Tom Lee doesn't get all the fuss about bitcoin's recent skid, which some experts characterized as a "bloodbath."<p>Sure, the wildly popular cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 34% in just two days, hitting an intraday low near the $9,185 level, but Lee says that sort of whipsawing price action is …

Cryptocurrency