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16 business books that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Sure, 300 pages about entrepreneurship, money, leadership, management, or success can be tough to get through. But the very best business books can change your life.<p>These are the books that offer valuable insights, inspire you, and give you new perspectives. They influence your life and career, and …

Self-improvement

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

Weird Things You Can Do In Excel - Excel TV

Excel is a data analysis and visualization tool. But is this all there is to Excel? We will let our in-house experts, accompanied by Excel MVP Mynda …

4 unconventional tips on starting a business from Peter Thiel

Certainly, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and now a prominent venture capitalist. He was the first outsider to invest in Facebook, and he manages Founders Fund's $2 billion in assets.<p>We read Thiel's bestselling book, "Zero to One," and …

Peter Thiel

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias

This new therapy could also lead to better treatments for people with social anxiety and PTSD.<p>There’s plenty of psychological research to back up the idea that facing a phobia can be the best way to get over it. But all the evidence in the world doesn’t necessarily make it easier to cozy up to, …

The Brain

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

Harvard Business School

9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

11 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

You travel to see the world, not to wait in three-hour lines to make it to the top of an overpriced observatory deck. That said, certain proverbial “tourist traps” are totally worth the time, money and proximity to sweaty, disgruntled teen tours. Here are 11 of them.<p>THE GRAND CANYON (ARIZONA)<p>Here’s …

San Francisco

The most dangerous places in national parks

Now that spring is here, the days are longer, the sun is shining and you’re itching to get out of the house. But beaches are not open yet, so why not visit one of America’s 58 national parks? They have always been the perfect cheap getaway for families and adventurers.<p>While people still camp, hike, …

The Food Lover's Drive-Through Guide To Louisiana

Ain't no place to satisfy your hunger (for great food and adventure alike) like the good ol' Bayou State. Come and experience a taste of Louisiana!

Beginner-Friendly Meditation Retreats in Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Settings

Meditation is taking hold of mainstream culture, whether it’s showing up in the form of new mindfulness apps or stylish studios like MNDFL in New York City or Unplug in Los Angeles. For those who are just starting to explore meditation or looking to focus their existing practice, longer, dedicated …

10 Coolest Vacation Spots to Travel Solo

New Year’s Resolution check-in time: How many of us resolved to travel more often as part of our 2016 plans? And how many of us still have their overnight bags collecting dust on their closet floors? “Travel more” is one of the most popular resolutions to make and one of the easiest to let fall by …

Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

<i>Baltimore</i><p>Over the course of 103 years, Recreation Pier has been, at times, a shipping facility, community center, and television set — as well as an …

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Social Media

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

Kids

10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That daytime job of yours may be terrific. But there’s one thing that is far more rewarding and meaningful than good pay and benefits: being your own boss.<p>Still, think carefully before choosing to go down the entrepreneurial path; it …

Small Business

Best Beaches on Earth

<b>Best for Seclusion:</b> Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, …

Watch This Makeup Artist Flawlessly Transform Her Face into Famous Paintings

Her face is her canvas.<p>If you ever find yourself in need of proof that makeup is its own spectacular art form, look no further than Lexie Lazear's gorgeous Instagram. Every look the makeup artist and wig designer posts is as stunning, magical, and colorful as the last — but recently, Lazear has …

The World's Eeriest Underwater Cities You Can Actually Visit

<i>By: Elspeth Velten</i><p><i>Credit: michaelangeloop/Shutterstock</i><p>From Olympic venues, subway stations, and Old West towns to creepy amusement parks, Chernobyl, and the eeriest spots in the Midwest, we've toured A LOT of abandoned places (well, at least virtually). But one place we haven't ventured -- under …

Northern Italy

Here's How To Take Travel Photos That Actually Look Professional

Your photos > everyone else's.<p>Where should you stand to get the best angle? Flash or no flash? How do you actually snap a beach photo without it looking like one big sky-and-water cliché?<p>I checked in with travel photographer and teacher Laurence Norah, who runs the photography blog Finding the …

Barbie Has a New Body Cover Story

Photographs by <b>Kenji Aoki</b> for TIME<p><b>Inside the biggest change in barbie’s 57-year history–and what it says about American beauty ideals</b><p>Part 1 <br>Barbie’s …