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The pilots who make it rain

A rare group of pilots fly missions into storm clouds, encouraging the rain to fall with formidable flying skills and simple chemistry. Tao Tao Holmes reports.<p>When a cloud-seeding pilot flies inside a storm, it is not a matter of flying from point A to point B: you are trying to get something out …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

6 Secrets About the Human Brain That Will Make You a Better Marketer

Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and …

One of Apple's top designers says the car industry is 'at the bottom of a trough'

In a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, which also covers fashion, apps, and fountain pens, the 51-year-old Australian strongly criticised the state of modern cars, choosing them as his "pet peeve."<p>"There were moments when cars somehow encapsulated everything that was good about …

4 ways to make Evernote smarter and safer

Even if you’ve been regularly using Evernote to capture your notes and ideas, you’ve probably only scratched the surface of what it can do. Here are …

MasterCard and Nymi say they’ve completed the first heartbeat-authenticated mobile payment in the wild

The Canadian biometrics company Nymi, working with TD Bank Group and MasterCard, says it’s completed the first wearable credit card transaction authenticated by the user’s heartbeat.<p>Nymi’s dedicated payments authentication wristband executes a payment when held up to a point of sale terminal that …

5 Ways to Generate Business Through LinkedIn

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Let’s start with the data: More than half of marketers surveyed say Facebook is the most important social network they use, according to the 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report by San Diego-based Social Media Examiner. …

5 Business Myths About the Mobile Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes a lot to throw savvy businesspeople off balance, especially in the tech world. But even in the ever-changing landscape of our industry, the transformation caused by the mobile arena is a lot to take in. Mobile is not just a whole …

A 5-Minute Challenge That Can Change Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you desperate to get in touch with a new client, mentor, employee or investor you don’t know? Typically the process goes as follows:<p>Find someone you want to connect with.<br>• Use LinkedIn or Conspire to find three friends who know the …

7 Management Lessons From a 7-Time CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The way I manage companies has always deviated philosophically from standard textbook practices.<p>Yet, as CEO of my now-seventh company, I can cite many, many practical tips I wish first-time CEO Jack Sweeney -- circa 1993 -- had known in …

Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

Ahead of the Apple Watch making its way onto the wrists of consumers, Apple has published a new support page detailing the device’s heart rate monitor. As we know, the Apple Watch includes a heart rate reader to measure a person’s intensity during workouts.<p>With knowledge of this intensity data, the …

5 Words to Avoid Using to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they’re typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might get, …

10 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to achieve success, you need to adopt the habits that will drive you to the top. Successful people strongly believe in something and are driven to manifest it. Their path is so strong that it keeps them true to their ideas and …

How to Maximize Your Free Storage Space on Every Cloud Service

Between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and a half dozen other services, the sky's the limit on how much cloud storage you can get for free. Here are …

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15 Great Apps to Totally Organize Your Life

There isn't enough time in the day for most of us to accomplish everything we need to. And if you're struggling to get a handle on your current …

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Juggling too many remotes? Try this touch screen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favorite show on DVR?<p>The Ray Super Remote wants …

The 'Internet of Things' will be the world's most massive device market and save companies billions of dollars

The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments recognize the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet.<p>In this report from BI Intelligence, we examine what has driven growth in the Internet of Things and how various sectors of …

9 quotes about trading from the most important trader who ever lived

To pay attention to this kind of overstimulation is the height of madness, even for professional traders.<p>The most storied and important trader who ever lived, Jesse Livermore, would be tuning these daily buy-and-sell calls out were he still alive and operating, because while he was a trader he was …

Everything We Know About Apple’s Smart Home

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

The 10 Biggest Mistakes in Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales people, sales organizations and sales teams have to change the way they are handling customers today in this very competitive world. The old ways of selling are changing and require all sales people, sales managers and sales …

Speak in Front of Others Like a Pro

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders often face the task of speaking to large audiences. Over the years, though, I’ve witnessed even the most successful and confident entrepreneurs and managers cowering at the thought of public speaking.<p>When fear gets in the way of …