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7 Tips, Tricks and Reminders For Becoming a Better Writer

The fastest way to become the person you want to be — is to write about the person you really are.<p>Prior to giving a briefing in Vietnam in front of a …

Mark Twain

How to tell if you're a 'conversational narcissist'

The one thing you should never say to a grieving person — or anyone going through a rough time.<p>We love to talk about ourselves. It’s what journalist and author Celeste Headlee calls “conversational narcissism.” Not only can it ruin conversations, she warns, it can also destroy …

Self-help

4 Tips to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone and Living Your Dream Life

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a new outcome.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield says we as people and entrepreneurs often feel stuck in our lives and our work. However, we …

Entrepreneurship

27 Things You Never Knew About Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's 'Good Will Hunting'

"Good Will Hunting" is turning 20 -- how do you like them apples?<p>Released on December 5, 1997, the drama about a tormented young genius from blue-collar Southie famously transformed relative unknowns Matt Damon and Ben Affleck into Oscar-winning Cinderellas. It finally made Robin Williams an …

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build!

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment — You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about …

Mark Cuban says quitting this one common bad habit made him more successful

Billionaire Mark Cuban, 59, is now an accomplished leader: He's the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, an investor on ABC's "Shark Tank" and a …

I'm a 'sugar daddy' who has been dating the same 'sugar baby' for 3 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about our relationship

<i>After Business Insider published a story about how some college students are becoming "sugar babies" to help pay for college, we heard from several "sugar daddies" who said there was more to it. One reader wrote to us about his "sugar dating" experience.</i><p><i>This reader works in tech in Silicon Valley,</i> …

A personal trainer reveals the 'most effective method of intermittent fasting' — here's how to get started

Intermittent fasting is changing the way people eat. But there are so many different ways to fast these days, is one method better than all the rest? Personal trainer and health coach, Max Lowery says, cutting your eating down to just 2 meals a day is the best way to tackle fasting head-on. He also …

Tim Ferriss's Approach to Accomplishing Your Most Important Priority Is Brilliant (and It Takes Only 1 Hour a Day)

The most successful people spend their first hour of their day doing this.<p>Tim Ferriss has made a career of distilling snackable bits of advice from his own personal productivity experiments. He's also become expert at observing these same hacks from any number of ü​ber-successful people in his …

Time Management

Want to Create a New Habit? Start With These 3 Simple Guidelines

How you approach a new habit can dictate your success.<p>They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks--but can you? Much of our work is made up of habits. In fact, one study found that habits account for 40 percent of our daily behavior. Some of these are good ones that keep you productive and …

Communication Skills

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might …

This Roast Chicken Recipe got Prince Harry to Propose

We get it—Prince Harry probably took into account Meghan Markle’s other impressive qualities before proposing, but her skills in the kitchen couldn’t have hurt.<p>In Harry and Markle’s first joint interview with BBC News, the couple revealed the engagement went down during a quiet night at home while …

Cooking

The Power of RAW on iPhone, Part 1: Shooting RAW

I take a lot of photos. Usually I pack either a Sony A7R2 or a Leica M—two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses.<p>But lately, I’ve been …

Why Far Cry 5's America Could Be The Series’ Weirdest And Scariest Setting Yet

Far Cry 5's American setting and religious cult themes have been heavily publicized since its reveal in May. Set in a fictional part of Montana, USA called Hope County, the open-world game will explore how problematic groups and charismatic leaders can make people believe whatever they want. Below, …

Here Is Everything You Can Expect From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

It’s the biggest fashion event of the year, and finally, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is airing on TV on Nov. 28 — here’s what to expect from …

Fashion Modeling

Developing Extraordinary Resilience

We’re all beset with difficulties, obstacles, pain, tiredness, and a thousand other setbacks, small and large.<p>What determines whether we take these …

Self-improvement

Tesla Semi truck stands to shake up the trucking industry

If your semi-trailer breaks down in Death Valley while hauling a load of produce, that's potentially a very expensive problem.

Trucking

People With Loads of Facebook Friends Share an Interesting Trait, Says Study

They treat friends as possessions.<p>If you don't have a lot of friends on social media, it may mean that you are just a little less concerned with …

The eight-day guide to a better digital life

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries a programme called the Data Detox.<p>I was dubious at first when I read about the Data Detox. It sounds like a guide to logging off, …

Social Media

This breathtaking new street art is made entirely out of trash

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, known by the moniker Bordalo II, is showing off some bold new street art in an abandoned Lisbon warehouse. …

Account Suspended

These are the 3 habits you need to learn anything

Habits are learned through rewarded practice. Some habits are completely unconscious, for example: checking your phone when you experience a moment …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology