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13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. …

Time Management

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

Employment

15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

UI Design

27 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Chrome Could Do

Give your internet experience a jolt of fresh energy with these easily overlooked features, options, and shortcuts for Google’s browser.<p>These days, a browser is more than just a basic navigator for the web. It’s effectively a second desktop—a gateway to countless apps, sites, and services. And …

Google

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

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

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Project Management

How to find your purpose in life: 12 powerful exercises to help you discover purpose and passion

Shares 130<p>Happy blogiversary! <b>Twelve years ago today, I launched a humble little blog about personal finance — this blog, Get Rich Slowly.</b> It was …

Time Management

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Motivation

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

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Online Education

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<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>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Typography

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

What Designing Over 10,000 UI Screens Taught This Veteran Creative

Image via Shutterstock<br>Design isn’t something you can pick up from reading a textbook. It takes more than one try to build a masterpiece that you’ll …

UI Design

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

4 Simple Ways to Prevent Lower Back Pain from Ruining Your Life

Follow this five-minute circuit to make your next cross-country flight a little more tolerable.<p>Roughly 80 percent of American adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. This is not just a private, <i>ugh-this-sucks</i> type of inconvenience, either—this country loses an estimated 149 …

New York City

Why I Had to Lose Everything to Finally Become Successful

Not everyone defines success the same way--and that's a good thing.<p>On January 15, 2010, I lost $3 million. At the time, it was the worst day of my life. Now, its become one of the best days of my life--a transformation I wouldn't trade for anything.<p>Don't get me wrong: It was so awful that I called …

Motivation

A startup founder who was rejected 148 times before raising almost $30 million made 2 small changes to get investors excited

A different type of entrepreneur might have given up.<p>And after 148 rejections from investors, no one would have faulted her for throwing in the towel.<p>But if there's one thing Kathryn Minshew values, it's perseverance— when one approach doesn't work, she's ready to try another.<p>Minshew is the …

Startups

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

Researchers are sounding the alarm after an analysis showed that buying a new smartphone consumes as much energy as using an existing phone for an entire decade.<p>Before you upgrade your next iPhone, you may want to consider a $29 battery instead. Not only will the choice save you money, it could …

Mobile

Renowned Design Mentor’s Personal Résumé Template Is Now Free-To-Download

Image via The Futur<br>Chris Do, Executive Creative Director at Blind and renowned design mentor at The Futur, has made the template of his personal …

Employment

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

21 job-interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Employment

Don’t love what you do? *This* career path provides for the most happiness, a new study claims

Your career impacts your well-being in a number of scientifically supported ways. For starters, a job that you like is worth more than a pay increase …

Employment

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

Shutterstock<p><b>Bernard Roth is a professor of engineering at Stanford and the author of "The Achievement Habit."</b>• <b><br>In the book, he explains how design</b> …

Design

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

Infographics

Melinda Gates recommends 3 books that changed the way she thinks about the world

On a live episode of The Ezra Klein Show, Melinda Gates shared the books she thinks everyone should read.<p>Melinda Gates loves an intellectual debate — as long as the arguments don’t feel personal. In fact, the philanthropist and former Microsoft product manager says the combative environment of …

The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Cold-Email People (If You Must)

People don’t love being contacted out of the blue. So you need an opening line that puts your recipient front and center. Here are five ways to craft one.<p>I get about 10 cold emails a day. Most are from PR firms who know I’m a <i>Fast Company</i> contributor and want me to write about their clients. If the …

Networking

A psychotherapist shares 7 things you should do every night if you want to be more successful

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success