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4 important lessons to help you be more productive

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this? The word "productivity" seems new and sleek …

Why The Hell Are We So Scared Of Spending Time Alone?

To begin with, let's talk about the phrase, 'Spending time alone'. The word 'alone' gives it such a negative connotation and convinces you that …

Can you write your way to happiness?

‘This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it claims will “encourage you to be more honest with how you’re feeling”. Aimed at a male audience, it has a testosterone-fuelled tagline: “Become a stronger version of the …

Psychology

How to Become An Influencer By Accident (With Smart Automation)

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, socially awkward, or like to be the life of the party, you can become an influencer without physically …

Public Relations

The 6 Sweetest Facebook Advertising Features Right Now

With new platform updates being rolled out seemingly everyday, a common question among online marketers is, “So what’s the one thing that’s totally …

Marketing

Which Brands and Social Networks Do Teens Think Are Cool?

US teenagers age 13-17 say YouTube and Netflix are the coolest brands, according to recent research from Think With Google.<p>The report was based on …

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Leverage Social Media To Grow

From Tom and Myspace in 2003 to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in 2004, social media has become part of the fabric of society. Almost a decade and a half later, the list of social media networks continues to grow, making it harder to compete through the noise. According to Statista, only 24 percent …

Small Business

3 Reasons Why You Should Engage With Micro-Influencers

Forget Selena Gomez. Instead, consider 'micro-influencers,' who tend to be friendly and eager to work with brands that align with their online communities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influencer marketing is not a new thing; it’s been a useful tool in advertising …

5 Fundamental Principles to Create Stunning Facebook Ads

Did you know that red is so attention-grabbing because of the implications it had to our hunter-gather ancestors?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook is the unrivaled king of social media advertising. How could it not be? In terms of features, insights and …

6 Ways to Elevate Your Brand on Social Media | Inc.com

<i>By Kelly Ehlers, president of Ideas That Evoke.</i><p>Today's digital workplace is equipped with more resources than ever to help brands understand their end consumer, and yet, in spite of research studies and SWOT analyses, brands are still losing touch with the consumer sentiment that could potentially …

Public Relations

The Best Technology Tools for Content Marketing

These are the tools that I use to address three critical content marketing areas -- strategy, creation and distribution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of content creation is growing exponentially year over year and content marketers now face more competition …

From me, with love: the lost art of letter writing

Three years ago, novelist Jon McGregor invited strangers to send him a letter in the post. Scribbled notes and love letters are still landing on the doormat...<p>• Tell us about the letter that changed your life<p>Our first letter was from Magnus Mills. It came in a plain brown envelope, and was …

North London

9 content marketing tips for sales people

B2B sales professionals are almost never selling to just one person any longer. Multiple stakeholders are commonplace even for companies that mainly service smaller organizations, which makes it more important than ever for salespeople to recruit advocates to assist them with their goal. …

Marketing

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

7 Habits of a Happy Brain

You can rewire your brain to enjoy more serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphin<p>Make this part of each day and you'll like the results:<p><b>Remember that</b> …

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

Watch the fastest-ever electric skateboard run

There's no doubt that electric skateboards can get you around town in a hurry, but they don't hold a candle to this. Mischo Erban recently set a Guinness world record for the fastest speed on an e-skateboard, hitting 59.55MPH on NGV's four-motor NEXTboard as he blazed down a Slovenian runway. Was …

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

Motivation

New Facebook Study: Marketers Must Make Smartphone Shopping Easier

Against tall odds, smartphones are finally becoming the go-to device for consumers to research, shop for and buy products and services.<p>But according to new research to be released Feb. 4 by Facebook, consumers still don’t really like the whole experience. Although some 45 percent of shopping …

eCommerce

5 wildlife adventures everyone should have before they die

There are few experiences that compare to witnessing animals in their natural environment.<p>In a world where landscapes are continually altered, it is often calming, and quite breathtaking, to view animals completely in harmony with their habitats.<p>Though they often require some significant travel, …

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

Self-improvement

Fintechs — a 'shoal of piranhas' — have forced banks to switch from 'compete to collaborate'

Think about TransferWise, one of the few British tech unicorns (private companies worth over $1 billion), and PayPal when it comes to payments and peer-to-peer matching services. Or how about the blockchain — the technology that underpins bitcoin. Or online-only banks?<p>All in all, the way we bank …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

Online Education

2016 Predictions: The Marketing Channels You Can’t Miss

As marketers everywhere enter 2016, it makes sense that we’re all looking forward to this year’s hottest, must-watch marketing channels. These are …

13 Social Media Predictions for 2016

Every year, in the ever-accelerating ecosystem of social media and sports, is the year of ‘something.’ It was all about engagement, then visuals, …

Social Media Marketing: How to Optimize Social Profiles for Search

Social Media Marketing: How to Optimize Social Profiles for Search<p>Your social network is one of the best ways to increase brand awareness and sales. …

What to expect from consumers in 2016

Marketing as usual is not going to be an option in 2016. Consumers are becoming less forgiving of brands that disappoint them and they are willing to …

7 Tips to Boost Your Business's Social Media Strategy

Over 46 percent of the Earth's population uses the Internet. Today, a lion's share of that Internet usage is done through social media networks. As …

Public Relations

What Your 2016 Content Marketing Strategy Should Look Like

Seventy-six percent of B2C marketers report using content marketing, yet only 37% say their strategy is actually effective. Blindly pursuing content marketing and hoping it works isn’t a useful strategy. In the early days of social media, a single tweet could be heard around the world. Brands just …

Marketing