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6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

14 Lessons on Raising Money From a Serial Entrepreneur With 30 Years of Pitching Experience

Baidu's co-lead investor and serial tech entrepreneur on everything you need to know to nail a pitch.<p>Scott Walchek has raised over $130 million from every kind of capital source, including public markets, private investors, and the full gamut of VCs. He's started and successfully exited four tech …

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Travel

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Side Hustle (Unless You're Happy Living Paycheck to Paycheck)

You're employer doesn't love you. If you want a more interesting and financially secure life, you'll have to build it after work.<p>CEO of VUDU Marketing, Author of Screw the Zoo<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins is famous for saying, “If you do what you’ve …

Tony Robbins

3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have 12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>VP, Marketing & Creative Services, Simplus; Founder, Osmond Marketing<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Test Your Next Business Idea

Before you talk to potential investors, ask if your business has these three essential criteria.<p>An app to help hospital patients navigate treatment options. Spent coffee grounds repurposed as body scrubs. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Glucagon-injection kits for diabetics. Bluetooth-shoe …

Entrepreneurship

This Successful Entrepreneur Shares Why You Should Do The Thing You Dread Most First Thing Every Day

S'well founder and CEO Sarah Kauss says it frees you up to address more creative priorities.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies</i> …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I realize I didn't do anything special.<p>What I did, you can …

The Complete Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

How To Banish Dark Circles And Puffy Eyes for Good

These 15 expert-recommended products can help you get rid of those bags under your eyes fast.<p>No one wants excess baggage—especially on her face. But actually finding out how to get rid of bags under your eyes can seem like a behemoth challenge. Thanks to long nights out, your period, allergies, or …

8 Invaluable Business Lessons Learned From 8 Years Of Running My Own Business

If you've ever want to run your own business but have been too worried to take the leap, I was too. Here are eight of the most important things I've learned in my eight years running my own thing.<p>I started my business eight years ago. I told my wife that we'd make this a year by year thing fully …

Business Strategy

Here's What It Costs to Paint Kitchen Cabinets (and to Have Them Painted by Someone Else)

To DIY or not to DIY? That is the question. That is almost always the question. You can certainly paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. As long as …

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers

A comprehensive guide to planning, preparing, and tailoring your pitch to find new investors for a startup, land new customers, find a partner--in short, to turn your idea into a reality.<p>You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need …

Business Strategy

This Stretch Mark Cream Has Nearly 6,000 5-Star Reviews on Amazon

Amazon users have spoken (6,360 to be exact), and they are obsessed with The Unrefinded Shea Butter by Better Shea Butter. It's an organic beauty …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

The Tough Reality Every Entrepreneur Has to Confront (That Nobody Warns You About)

Every entrepreneur has a moment in their business where they may realize that it may not be what they really want.<p>There are lots of different reasons why people start businesses. Among the motivations for starting something new is the desire to do your own thing and be your own boss because of an …

Entrepreneurship

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Self-improvement
Business Strategy

Here Are the Best Body Peels for Dark Spots, Acne, and More Skin Issues

We’re all after silky, smooth, and even-toned skin, especially this time of year. We usually turn to our trusty body scrubs and exfoliators to slough off those rough, dry areas, but sometimes we need a bit more. That’s where body peels come in.<p>A body peel might <i>sound</i> a little intimidating, but …

Skin Care

This Is the Top Salad Recipe on Pinterest

Long gone are the days of the boring lunch salad. Sad iceberg lettuce with watery tomatoes and shredded carrots are an insult to the medium. You …

Traveling to Thailand? Here’s How to Fit In

With its powdery white-sand beaches, piquant cuisine, stunning cultural sites, and wealth of upscale accommodations, Thailand is no longer the travel purview of backpackers alone. Luxury seekers, too, have descended on this tropical nirvana, where the number of annual visitors tripled between 2000 …

Chiang Mai

Cheapest dates for summer flights

It’s time to get your summer vacation plans in gear. As you would any time of year, always compare airfares before you buy, but these dates will also help you find better deals.<p><b>Cheapest days to fly for summer</b><p>Use these dates as a guide. Fare hikes (and drops) can vary slightly depending on the …

The Best Antiaging Products Designed for Women of Color

Skin care experts weigh in.<p>All skin tones are susceptible to UV damage, confirms a recent study by <i>T</i><i>he Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology</i>. We enlisted dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm of Skin of Color and dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles of New York City dermatology practice Derma Di …

Never Run Out Of Money: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Pass on your stocks and never pay capital gains tax.<p>Create a perpetual stream of income for you and your heirs.<p>Name your child as beneficiary and …

How to ace every exam you ever take

Mocks are over and the Easter holidays are on the horizon, which means the number of parents fretting over their children’s revision schedules – and whether they’ll get the grades they need – is growing apace. For many, a place at Oxbridge is the desired reward for that hard work. It might seem …

Self-improvement

How To Make French Toast Even Better than the Diner

Start with some bread, a few eggs, and butter and voila! You've got French toast. Right? Well, maybe not so fast. French toast has few ingredients, …

Breakfast

The 10 best makeup and skincare products for darker skins

From concealers, foundations and facial masks to eyeliners and soaps, here are our favourites from 2016<p><b>Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, £35</b><p>This foundation does “glow” in a way that no other foundations have before. Using pearlised pigments, it creates a satiny sheen to the skin …

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Business, Politics, and Tech

Turn endless commutes and long waits in line into some of your most productive--and enjoyable--time by listening to these finely tuned podcasts on six need-to-know subjects.<p>Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro …

Self-improvement