Maegan Marrero

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This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers

What if, rather than the jolting bleat of an alarm clock, you were awoken one morning by a friendly phone call from a total stranger?<p>In what sounds like either a serendipitous day-starter or a potentially terrifying connective tool, a new app called Wakie says it’s looking to reinvent the alarm …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

Brazil

How a Destination Wedding can actually be More Affordable

If you’ve dreamed of a destination wedding, but have always believed it would cost too much, we have some great news for you. When you think of a …

National Geographic Travel

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace

Right now, the NFL has a major problem with some players who have made poor choices in the nonsport areas of their life. So far this season, the league has suspended at least 20 players for actions including assault, substance abuse and use of performance-enhancing drugs. Increasingly, NFL managers …

Successful Content Marketers Do These 5 Things Differently

Co-Founder of E2M<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing plays a mission critical role in the growth story of a business.<p>With survey after survey reporting companies will spend more on content marketing than ever before, content marketers need to pull out all …

Marketing

Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps

SEO Manager at Salesforce<p>This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>One of the most difficult components of being an effective manager is not only learning to keep your employees organized and on task but to truly know how to motivate employees as well. Unfortunately, not all employees are …

Employee Engagement

You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

Professor of Management and Director of Center for Faithful Leadership at Hope College<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a recent convert to the lean startup movement. But after four years of operating a small startup incubator at a private liberal arts college I've …

Entrepreneurship

Ravens spend 'six figures' on Ray Rice jersey swap

The Baltimore Ravens were overwhelmed this weekend by fans looking to exchange Ray Rice jerseys.<p>The Ravens said earlier this month that fans could trade in official jerseys with Rice's name and number after the running back was cut from the team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL for spousal …

How Jamaican Billionaire Michael Lee Chin Inspires This Teen Entrepreneur

Sixteen Year Old Investor and Author of 'The Farm of Wisdom'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a teen entrepreneur I look to learn from those who have achieved massive amounts of success. Coming from a small Caribbean island with a population of only 4,000, I know that …

Self-improvement

How to Increase Your Impact While Reducing Your Effort

Career Stylist, Coach and Personal Branding Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I can’t help but shake my head when people say, “You have to work hard if you want to be successful.”<p>Really? The most successful people I know are doing something that most others are not …

Entrepreneurship

Audi to join the self-driving car club

Audi is joining the growing number of automakers who will make self-driving cars that can navigate heavy urban traffic.<p>Bloomberg News reports that Audi, the world's second-largest luxury vehicle maker, will unveil a system that drives the car in stop-and-go traffic at speeds up to 37 miles per …

Etsy bans sale of items bearing Redskins name and logo

Those planning on getting a Washington Redskins peasant dress or decorative wreath for that special football fan in their lives this fall will not be able to find it on Etsy.<p>The site that sells handmade and vintage items announced Tuesday that it will no longer sell items featuring the Redskins …

Brazil

Burger King Japan unveils all-black burger

You want fries with that ... squid ink? Yeah, you read that correctly.<p>Burger King Japan will now feature a brand new burger, all-black from bun to bun. The Kuro Burger has bread and cheese, both blackened by bamboo charcoal, and a special sauce made from squid ink.<p>Customers can order either the …

Brazil

Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Has Died

Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said.<p>Cathy opened his first postwar diner in an Atlanta suburb in 1946 and by 1967 he had founded and opened his first Chick-fil-A …

Chick-fil-A

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No more smokes at CVS

CVS Caremark has followed through with its long-promised cigarette ban, as the tobacco-free pharmacy chain officially changed its name to CVS Health.<p>"The sale of cigarettes and tobacco at CVS pharmacy stores ends today," said Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS, in a video statement on the …

The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally

While the name Hershey’s typically conjures notions of mouthwatering, milky-brown chocolate, the company’s newly-redesigned logo -- unveiled today -- is inspiring far less appetizing thoughts.<p>To create a “fresh and modern interpretation of the beloved Kisses icon,” the company replaced a photograph …

6 Viral-Marketing Lessons to Learn From the Ice Bucket Challenge

Executive Vice President of Marketing at Sage North America<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social feeds from across the country are chock-full of videos and photos of celebrities, inventors, CEOs, athletes and politicians all taking part in the most recent viral …

Marketing

The 7 Key Parts of an Effective Direct Mail Sales Piece

Author and Owner of Simpson Direct, Inc.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> The Direct Mail Solution<i>, direct marketing expert and entrepreneur Craig Simpson provides easy-to-follow solutions for creating direct mail campaigns that work! In this edited excerpt,</i> …

Marketing

UFC Heavyweight on Fighting, Mindset and Chasing Your Dream

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>He’s a beast. He gets to hit grown men in the face for a living, and gets paid well for it.<p>He once entered the top amateur boxing competition in the USA as a first time contender and won every bout by knockout.<p>Despite the fact that he’s probably the only …

Nutella Prices May Rise After Poor Weather In Turkey

Prices of hazelnuts have surged in recent weeks after cold late winter weather and bitter frosts caused a poor harvest in the nut's chief exporter Turkey.<p>The rise has been so sharp it risks driving up the prices of popular consumer products like chocolate spreads or nut-filled chocolate bars.<p>Half …

Black Sea

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Despite all the cheerleading for healthy eating, Americans still eat only about 1 serving of fruit per day, on average. And our veggie consumption, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls short, too.<p>So, with the back-to-school season underway and families …

6 Things That Change When You Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.</i><p>Many people get excited about entrepreneurship because the notion of "working for yourself" or "being your own boss" is appealing. While in principle this notion is sound, it implies …

Here Are Three Features That Could Make Apple TV A $10 Billion Business

When I saw a display table of Apple TV/$15 iTunes card bundles on sale for $97 a pop at Costco yesterday, my first thought was ‘good deal’.<p>My second thought (which quickly replaced the first one) was ‘does this mean the company is about to roll out a new Apple TV?’<p>They’re certainly due. It’s been a …

Your Most Valuable College Class: Personal Finance 101

When you head off to college, you're stepping out of your parents' bubble of influence, preparing for a career and starting to make some of your own …

Personal Finance

8 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Everyday

Whether you're running a company, heading up a startup or leading a team, your ability to analyze and critique your workday and approach is critical to success. Keeping tabs on your own development might help figure out areas for improvement, deepen your understanding of your industry and set a …

Motivation