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Ten Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Miserable At Work

In Gallup’s latest report on workplace engagement, Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO wrote that “16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable in the workplace.”<p>If you are absolutely miserable at work, you are one of the lucky ones. Let me explain.<p>When you really, really hate something, …

Happiness

5 Early Signs Your Startup Will Succeed

Putting the right team is place puts you way ahead in the game.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve managed to get through the earliest phases of startup, and definitely don’t show signs of failing anytime soon, you still may wonder, “but are we on our …

Profit

5 Post-Processing Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make

Looking back at my early photography, I shake my head in embarrassment. I know I should be proud of the fact that I’ve come a long way since then, …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Whole House in a Day

Your home needs a good cleaning but you're unsure where to start. It is possible to clean your entire home in just one day, you just need to stay …

Cleaning

Confessions of an In-Demand Developer: How Too Many Job Offers Helped Me Craft My Own Coding Consultancy Company

This contributor looked south of the border, to Brazil, to find a solution to his and others' desperate search for talented senior developers.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young coder in my home country of Brazil in the 2000s, I never complained about …

Employment

How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications

What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. In salary negotiations, you already know that …

Career Development

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement
Employment

Be The Boss: 7 Habits That Separate Bosses From Workers

In the business world, there are two kinds of people — the boss and the worker.<p>The boss is the business owner, the worker is the business accessory. The boss sets goals and priorities, the worker executes. The boss gets rich, the worker gets a paycheck to pay the bills.The boss gets the excitement …

Entrepreneurship

The Workplace Where It Was Normal for Colleagues to Bite Each Other

How bad jobs can totally warp your sense of what’s acceptable.<p><i>Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as</i> …

The Workplace

Why do abusive bosses act nice after being mean

One day your boss is berating you in public, and the next day they are buttering you up. What gives? Their mercurial personality changes now have a …

Psychology

How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

Got a job you hate? You can still use it to get a job you love.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every job, from summers spent lifeguarding or sweeping up popcorn to your first real desk job, has led you to where you are today. Without building relationships at …

Employment

Saying You Have Values is Meaningless if You or Your Company are Not Actually Living Them

You may think you or your company's values are strong, but you won't know until those values are tested.<p>I have worked with companies that approach developing a list of core values as almost an afterthought, in large part because they've been living those values for years. In those instances, it's …

Leadership

Alert! You're Breading Chicken Totally Wrong

How many times have you thrown your hands up in the kitchen and wondered, <i>is there a faster way to do this</i>? I've spent many an hour pleading at the …

Recipes

The 45+ Best Cookie Recipes I've Baked | 101 Cookbooks

Great cookie recipes are like gold. Are there is a long list of great ones here! There are classics like chocolate chip cookies, shortbread, skillet …

Dessert

The $65,000 Whole-House Overhaul: An Eco-Minded Florida Cottage Transformed, Budget Secrets Included

A few weeks ago we got a rare email: before and after photographs of a complete gut renovation—with entire budget spreadsheets included, down to the …

Home Improvement

Four Rules For Marketing To Small And Midsize Businesses

In our business, we focus on helping enterprise-level companies sell and market to small and midsize businesses. SMBs are a large, varied and attractive segment for agencies as well as most other sectors that sell products or services to business customers. With this in mind, I thought I’d share …

Small Business

Drywall Installation Archives | Family Handyman

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling …

Woodworking

The 5 differences between amateurs and true professionals

The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it.<p>But, how can you put in your ‘reps’ if you’re not consistent enough?<p>And, why …

Motivation

How a 28-year-old went from running poker games and waitressing on roller skates to running her own 'InsurTech' startup

LONDON — Phoebe Hugh, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of insurance startup Brolly, has had an unusual career path, to say the least.<p>"I was running and dealing a Texas Hold 'Em poker game; I was an Indian head masseuse; I was a roller-skating waitress; and then I started a company around that," Hugh …

Startups

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Body Language

5 Full-Time Jobs You Can Do to Make Money Online or From Home

Here are five legit, full-time jobs that can be done remotely -- without sacrificing benefits like health insurance or paid time off.<p>13 min read<p>We might not be multi-platinum hip-hop recording artists, but some of us can relate to Drake when he said, “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.” As …

Employment

10 Plumbing Myths Busted

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you need to stop believing these 10 plumbing myths ASAP!<p>Much to the chagrin of Bart Simpson, the toilets do not flush …

Cleaning

How To Build Floating Shelves

Customize these amazing floating shelves to suit any room in your house!<p>Overall dimensions: 72″ long x 11″ deep (after scribing 1/8″ off the back) x …

Woodworking

A Step-by-Step Video Guide to Removing a Seized or Broken Bolt

Dealing with a stubborn bolt? Here's how to get it threaded out.<p>If you happen to find yourself struggling with a seized or broken bolt lodged in a piece of metal, don't worry, Hagerty put together a sweet video DIY guide using fairly simple tools to help you out.<p>If the bolt you're dealing with …

5 Things to Remember Now That You're the Boss

You've talked the talk, so make sure you walk the walk with these tips for new managers.<p>The moment your business needs more people to help you, suddenly, often overnight, you're a manager. You've built your business up as far as you can on your own, and now you need more faces in the workplace. …

The Small Business Guide To Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

Brand promotion doesn’t come easy, and the odds don’t favor small businesses. With neither the time nor the resources to compete with the heavyweights, they have to rely on their wits to get the word out. On the bright side, a number of free (or almost-free) digital marketing tools have made it …

Small Business

Become a Photoshop pro from your couch with this online course that's on sale

Spend a little time playing around with Photoshop, and you’ll quickly understand that you have very little idea of what you're doing. What separates …

This Is Exactly How Social Media Algorithms Work Today

Each social media network has a unique set of technical elements, intricate logic, and usage analytics that make up the algorithm that delivers …

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …