Phil Minnes

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Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

Tesla struck a deal with Liberty Mutual to create a customized insurance package — and the move shows how the electric automaker is intent on disrupting the insurance industry.<p>The new plan is called InsureMyTesla and was designed specifically for Tesla vehicles. Its benefits include replacing …

Tesla

Analyst who predicted bitcoin's rise now sees it hitting $300,000-$400,000

Bitcoin will surge past $20,000 and continue its meteoric march into six figures, according to independent research analyst Ronnie Moas.<p>"Bitcoin is …

Bitcoin's wild volatility could soon start shaping other markets

On a normal day, bitcoin can shed or gain several thousand dollars of its value with double-digit percentage moves.<p>While experts debate bitcoin's role in a world still dominated by fiat currencies, the real risk is how the cryptocurrency starts to affect other markets, according to Jordan …

Cryptocurrency

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being.<p>If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to …

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

The Ancient Greeks had two different concepts of time — and the second could change how you organize your day

I like it when that happens. It introduces me to a new way of thinking, to a concept I hadn't considered in the same way.<p>The ancient Greek language has two different words for time. <i>Chronos</i> refers to the kind of time we measure by the ticking clock. It's the time we use as we try to meet deadlines, …

Wearable Tech

China may build a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale from 0 to 500 (with higher numbers indicating worse pollution), rates Nanjing's air quality as 132— a level considered unhealthy for the public, especially those with respiratory disease.<p>The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti believes that …

Skyscrapers

It could be legal to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana under bill to be tabled Thursday

When marijuana becomes a legal recreational drug in Canada, the Liberal government wants Canadians to be able to hold up to 30 grams without fear of …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

31 Insanely Cool Ideas to Upgrade Your Patio This Summer

Patio is also an important component part of your summer life. Just think how cool and cosy it is that play with your families or entertain guests in …

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

Lebron James

Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success

Forget all the other acronyms and theoretical business quadrants. All you need for startup success are these four S's.<p>Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or …

Your Extraordinary Life Plan Online Program

Create Your Extraordinary Life One Big Goal at a Time<p>A 6-Week Roadmap to Achieve Any Goal - and Create the Life You Want<p>This powerful, brand-new, …

Americans are finally meditating because corporations are telling them to

Yunha Kim built the meditation app Simple Habit after experiencing the grinding pressure of building and selling her first startup Locket (a smartphone lock-screen app) in 2015.<p>“I was so stressed at my previous startup that I started meditating five to eight times a day…and became a power user of …

Meditation

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

Emotional Intelligence, Generation Z, and the Next Big Leadership Challenge

For one thing, they're a lot less independent than you might think... which is fine if you're a boss, but does mean you'll have to adjust your leadership style accordingly.<p>Generation Z has been called "millennials on steroids." They've been called "the next big retail disrupter." They're the …

Emotional Intelligence

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

Why you should take advantage of the psychological practice Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google are teaching their employees

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.<p><b>So what</b> …

This Is What Will Happen To You When You Do Meditation

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Daily Meditation: Oneness Within

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a poem by 13th-century Christian mystic Hadewijch. “You Who Want” invites …

5 Ways Your Morning Routine Is Setting You Up for Failure

In the grand scheme of things, your morning routine might not seem that important. The process of waking up, cleaning up, getting dressed, eating, and traveling to work, when compared with the hours you spend actually working, is pretty insignificant.<p>Or is it?<p>You may not realize it, but your …

Mindfulness and Creativity

Do mindfulness meditation techniques make people more creative?<p>Meditation techniques are quite old. Almost every religion has developed processes to help people to calm their minds and to tune out distractions from the outside world. In the past 20 years, there has been a growing recognition that …

Mindfulness

11 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs Who Swear by Daily Meditation

These super-successful entrepreneurs meditate, and you should too.<p>There are heated debates in the entrepreneurial community about most things related to personal growth, development and productivity.<p>Some people say bulletproof coffee, others swear against it. Some say you can sleep just five hours, …

The World's Best Destinations For Travel Photography In 2016

I was recently asked to rank the top places in the world for travel photography. There is no right answer to this question of course. Photography as a way of conveying one’s view of the world will always be subjective—as will be the emotional response every viewer has to the same photograph. Travel …

New Zealand

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

The Benefits of Giving

Twice in my life I can recall going through serious bouts of depression. One was between the ages of 13 – 17. My father calls it The Dark Ages, or in …

Carnegie Mellon University

23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

Productivity on its own can be a tough challenge for anyone, even if you work from the same space every day.<p>And what if you’re jumping workspaces every week? Every day? Every couple hours? Digital nomads and remote workers have a very unique productivity puzzle to figure out.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and …