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How to make croissants (a step-by-step guide with .gifs) - Izy Hossack

Croissants are just one of those things where you will never fully appreciate one when you eat it, until you’ve put in the hours making them yourself.<p>…

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

5 Big-Picture Practices for Streamlining Your Communications

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows that time equals money. That, however, doesn’t stop businesses from engaging in endless cycles of communication, keeping employees busy with lots of back-and-forth emails and memos.<p>This nonstop discussion means that time …

Productivity

You'll Never Control Expenses If Your Team Doesn't Know What Anything Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that we’re a couple of weeks into the new year, you may have received the financial results from last year.<p>You’ve probably tallied up costs on a line-by-line basis, grouping related costs together, and in the process you’ve likely, …

Personal Finance

Big Data Is No Longer Confined to the Big Business Playbook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Only 18 percent of small businesses and just more than half (57 percent) of mid-size companies use business intelligence and analytics solutions, according to market research firm The SMB Group.<p>What about the others?<p>Many smaller …

Big Data

Consistency Is the Key to Breaking Bad Habits and Forming Good Ones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether professionally or personally, our habits can come to define us. Our good habits can lead us to make progress and become successful, while our bad habits can cause us to fail. Habits are powerful, and they are difficult to make or …

Breaking Bad

Do Not Disturb: This Indicator Light Tells Co-Workers When You Can and Can't Talk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Classic open-office employee conundrum: You’re at your desk, but you’re in a rut. Finally, the muse strikes. You hit your stride. You’re cranking out your work like nobody’s business. Then, out of the blue, a co-worker meanders over and …

Productivity

Best of CES 2015 Awards, Disruptive Tech: Energous WattUp

We like our wireless routers here at Engadget, but a wireless router that can charge your devices too? And one that can do so, well, wirelessly? If that sounds like a pipe dream, well, it isn't. Energous' WattUp solution promises to do exactly that. No longer would you have to plug in your laptop …