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New Book Claims To Have Solved Mystery Of Bruce Lee’s Death, Says He Died Of Heat Stroke

Martial Arts icon Bruce Lee died unexpectedly at the age of 32 in 1973 and his death has been a mystery sparking many theories. In a new book, …

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

3 Key Concepts That Will Make You A Better Person And Entrepreneur

Always make your future bigger than your past<p>Dan Sullivan is the founder of Strategic Coach, which is arguably the #1 coaching program for entrepreneurs in the world. He wrote a really great book called, THE LAWS OF LIFETIME GROWTH.<p>In this article, I'm going to focus on three of those laws. But …

How Blockchain Will Help Small Businesses Challenge Even the Largest Rivals

Blockchain will democratize data.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses that embrace modern digital technologies see significantly higher growth margins than those that are slow to adopt them. But while large companies like Microsoft and IBM are already applying …

Here's why you should always check your hotel room for bedbugs, and how to do it

• <b>When you're traveling, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told INSIDER you should check for bedbugs everywhere you stay.</b>• <b><br>That's because</b> …

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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

3 Ways to Make Reporters Notice Your Business Today

Securing earned media coverage can help your startup by boosting its visibility to potential clients or customers.<p>A clear and strategic media outreach plan within your marketing plan is important for a number of reasons: It helps you identify your story, be consistent in telling that story, and …

Inside the Process of How Kevin Durant Wins Championships off the Court

The majority of the companies The Durant Company has invested in have either been in Series A or Angel Round<p>Kevin Durant is not only one of the best on the basketball court, he is also among the brightest athletes off the court when it comes to putting together a diverse portfolio of investments …

3 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Know

If you're looking to jumpstart your business, you want a senior leadership team that can hit the ground running.<p><i>By Michael Kurland, CEO of Branded Group.</i><p>My company recently celebrated its four-year anniversary. It’s hard to believe how quickly the time has passed and the exponential changes my team …

The 5 Rules of Effective Collaboration

Collaboration can transform businesses and industries, but there's an art to getting the most out of your people.<p>Collaboration is king. We know that it gets us to better ideas and outcomes; not to mention it makes the process of work more meaningful and enjoyable on the whole. But it's a tricky …

The Catch-22s of Business

<i>By Jacob Drucker, co-founder and CEO of Supply Clinic.</i><p>"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had …

Entrepreneurship

How Do You Turn a Commodity Into a Brand? Start by Doing What No Other Company Will Do

Especially when your product is as commonplace and ubiquitous as pet bowls.<p>Chances are you use any old bowl to feed your pets. Maybe you picked one up at a pet store. Or maybe you picked one up at a department store. Either way, you probably gave it no thought.<p>But David MacNeil not only gave pet …

How to Refocus Your Strategy and Reenergize Your Team

The beauty of these questions is that you can propose them to your clients, to your employees and even to yourself.<p>A person's passion is the sincerest definition of who they are. Passion can manifest itself in a hobby, an aspiration, or if you're really lucky, a career. Take two people, Joe and …

The 4 Most Important Questions to Ask In Every Business Situation

Success can be maximized by simply knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them.<p>To perform well, you must be prepared. That's why I have a handful of go-to questions for common entrepreneurial situations.<p>Whether I'm interviewing a candidate or pondering company growth, trying to land a …

6 Steps to Take After Your Business Goes Awry

Has your business gone off the tracks? It's time to breath, assess, and reboot. These six steps will provide a map to that process.<p>Has your business gone off the tracks? Whether it be a startup, small business, or an individual venture- it can happen to anyone. First things first, don't beat …

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Warren Buffett Says You Should Ask This 1 Question to Become the Best Version of Yourself

The Oracle of Omaha offers some practical self-help advice.<p>Warren Buffett is well known for his finely honed ability to spot immensely profitable investment opportunities.<p>Besides his sage advice for investing in companies, though, Buffett has been known to share some of his time tested advice for …

Need a Vacation? Here Are 3 Simple Steps to Make Your Next Trip Tax Deductible

We all love vacations and tax deductions. Just follow these three simple rules to combine them.<p>Don't get me wrong. I love vacations. I just don't find the time to take as many of them as I would like.<p>But if you travel for business and enjoy vacations, you might be in luck. You may be able to …

8 of Our Best New Recipes for Bread Bakers

This is the year I became a bread baker. And while it still feels foreign to say that, it's true. I'm still learning the ropes, but with the help of …

New Orleans Beignets

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let …

Amazon officially owns Whole Foods; here are the products that are getting marked down

Amazon has officially sealed the deal with Whole Foods, and the promised price cuts are already hitting grocery stores.<p>Bananas for 49 cents a pound, …

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Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.<p>Officers told Fox San …

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

The House Tax Cut: Who Gets What

Two-thirds of the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts proposed by House Republicans would go to business, one-third to individuals. Hedge funds would keep a …

Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion, and sauté 5 minutes. Add …

Hackers placed secret cryptocurrency miner on Politifact

It's been about a month since users discovered that popular torrent site The Pirate Bay had a hidden in-browser cryptocurrency miner on its pages …

Nearly one-third of all Americans struggle to make ends meet

The research, which took place last year, asked respondents 10 questions that were answered on a scale of 0 to 100. About one-third of Americans had financial well-being scores of 50 or below, meaning they have a high probability of not being able to make ends meet. A similar number of Americans …

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

Beehive Cake

To make the honey almond praline: Melt the butter, add sugar and honey, cook until bubbly and ingredients marry. Remove from the heat and stir in the …

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