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Research Shows This 1 Mindset Is Why Some People Are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why.<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the better …

10 Powerful Habits for Building a Personal Brand (and Marketing Yourself)

Building and promoting your own personal brand is as important for you as it is for any company. Maybe more.<p>We all know the power of brands. Who anywhere in the world isn't familiar with McDonald's fabled golden arches, Coca-Cola's distinctive red-and-white logo, or the green Starbucks mermaid?<p>But …

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

New Retro – Graphics & Logo in Retro Style

Book recommendation: New Retro – Graphics & Logo in Retro Style, a new publication from viction:ary.<p>This new compendium from viction:ary focuses on …

Graphic Design

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Bohemian Home Décor Ideas To Die For

Beautiful patterns on handmade rugs, carefully carved furniture and amazing art is what make your home incredibly <b>bohemian</b>. A bohemian <i>home décor</i> is …

The 'Once-Upon-A-Time' Strategy: Retailers Bet On Storytelling To Bypass Digital Clutter

“Next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling,” said artist and writer Khalil Gibran.<p>We are wired to crave stories — and perhaps now more than ever amid unprecedented information overload.<p>As marketers beam a constant stream of messages to ever-connected consumers, …

The Most Romantic Things to Do on the Gold Coast

With its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, dynamic nightlife and hidden Hinterland gems, there's no better place to reconnect and bond with your …

Twilio CEO ditched PowerPoint for long-form memos, thanks to lessons learned from Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s PowerPoint hate rubbed off on Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson.<p>As one of the first product managers at Amazon Web Services, the company’s unique …

Jeff Bezos

How Sweden diverts 99 percent of its waste from the landfill

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The …

What is the Concept of Zen?

The first mistake that most people make when they begin talking about Zen is their attempt to give it a firm definition, either as a practice, hobby, …

How to Become a Great Storyteller Even if You Hate Public Speaking

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2016

These revolutionary firms are ranked based on an "innovation premium"—the additional value investors place on the company above its enterprise value.<br>For the full list of The World's Most Innovative Companies, click here.

Investing

What Happened When I Broke the Rules of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I left my high-paying job at a successful private equity firm in San Francisco, I broke "the rules." For the first time in my life, I felt free but also very afraid. It’s every financial professional’s dream to become a partner at a …

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

By Neny Herni Saturday, August 13, 2016 Benefit houseplants<p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent …

15 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Energy In Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

Rose Quartz

Why Authentic Storytelling Exposes the Best and Worst of Brands

One of the best things we can do as consumers is reward brands who are transparent with their stories of impact and stop supporting those who remain …

Smarter Faster Better: How to Apply the Science of Productivity to Your Own Habits

Productivity isn’t just about getting things done. At its core, it’s about being resourceful with your time. In a recent interview with author …

Public Speaking Pointer: Spoken Beats Written

A series of short, insightful tips to help you be a better public speaker and communicator<p>What's the best way to persuade others? How should a business leader communicate with others to make things happen?<p>Written words are the children of absent fathers: their dads aren't around to help them …

4 Tips for Buying the Best Shrimp

So how do you source the best shrimp when the primary clues at your supermarket are "small, medium, and large?" Here are four things you need to know about buying shrimp.<p><i>Photo by Richard Dallett.</i><p>"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."<p>--<i>A Tale of Two Cities</i> by Charles Dickens …

Gulf Coast

15 Creative Room Dividers for the Space-Savvy and Trendy Bedroom

Long gone are the days when walls were the only way to create a partition between two rooms, and with the world gleefully embracing open plan living, …

3 Books to Get You Writing

I write a lot. At work I could be writing any number of things from radio scripts to ad copy to emails. I like to write in my personal life too, as …

7 Great Web Design Tools That Are More Than Worth Your Time

Web design walks a thin line between art and craft. While the aesthetic side of a website is important to maintaining your artistic integrity, …

The Art Of Being Happy On Your Own (That Everyone Should Master)

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur, bootstrapping a business, then you understand the importance of every dollar.<p>While executing your core competency is a crucial factor to your business’ success, another important step is effectively marketing …

This Elevated Chinese Bus Is the Future of Public Transportation

The innovative bus designed to cruise above traffic launched its first-ever trial run<p>In May, an online video showing the model of a massive futuristic bus passing above lines of car traffic, all while transporting passengers, generated a lot of buzz. The technology was exciting, but many viewers …

Transportation

16 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Presentation Skills From 16 Powerful TED Talks

Want to deliver better presentations? Learning by example -- especially from outstanding TED Talks -- can sometimes be the best way to learn.<p>You may not be delivering a TED Talk, but still. You want to captivate your audience. You <i>need</i> to captivate your audience. (Here's looking at you, Colonel …