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50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

An Interview With User Experience Strategy Expert Jaime Levy

Considered as UX strategy’s first lady, Jaime Levy wrote one of the most influential books in the sector, entitled ‘UX Strategy: How to Devise …

UX Design

This duvet can keep the bed warm and cool at the same time

Meet the self-making duvet that allows you to customize the temperature on both sides of the bed. Smartduvet is an app-controlled duvet that inflates …

For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Watching Fernando Albertorio stroll down a crowded sidewalk in downtown Washington during a recent lunch hour, casually sidestepping pedestrians running errands and crowding around food trucks, you’d have no idea he is legally blind.<p>Albertorio easily blends into the flow of human traffic swirling …

Numb

The Joy of Not Wearing a Bra

Late one morning, in a house in Peru’s Sacred Valley, my friend Louisa asked me why I wore a bra. We were standing in our rented kitchen, boiling water for tea. I had on, below my T-shirt, a specialty underwire brassiere with the adjustable straps drawn tight and two full DDD cups. She was in a …

Clothing

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year.<p>In his …

Creative Writing

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>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<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 …

Business Strategy

Want to Raise a Badass Daughter? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things | Inc.com

Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number of self-made billionaires now, and some incredible women entrepreneurs. What sets Blakely …

Bill Gates

7 In-Demand Careers in Design and Planning

Designers and planners influence practically everything we touch. They design the computer you use, the room you’re sitting in and the car you drive. …

Employment

How to Change Your Career from Marketing to UX Design

There are a few good reasons why you might want to change your career from marketing to UX design. First, there’s the pay—sources like …

UX Design

How much do UX designers earn around the world?

Ever wondered how much other UX designers with similar skills to you are earning elsewhere? As a location-independent designer with a lot of control over my own salary, I was extremely interested in knowing the answer to that question. It seems I’m not alone.<p><b>Methodology</b><p>Last time I looked into UX …

4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Creative Thinking | Inc.com

Let's start with a confession. As a man of a certain age I've occasionally started to need to visit the bathroom in the middle of the night. The inevitable march of age takes no prisoners. But what's possibly a bigger confession is that I often find myself reading and answering an email or two …

Creativity

Here Are the Jobs Most Likely to Be Replaced by Robots, and Those That Are Safe

A new study looks at which occupations and which regions could be most impacted.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>The question of the role of robotics and automation in our everyday lives is one that looms large over conversations about what the workplaces and …

Employment

1 Creativity Lesson From the Nobel Prize-Winning Author Who Wrote His Novel in Just 4 Weeks | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you're after that one, dazzlingly brilliant idea that will take the world by storm.Truly great ideas are, however, notoriously difficult to come by. They're generated within the deepest recesses of your subconscious mind, far beyond the reach of conscious thought.<p>How are …

Creativity

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Supercharge your Echo device with these essential Alexa skills<p>The Echo Dot was Amazon's best-selling item during last weekend's post-Thanksgiving sales bonanza. Which means if you didn't buy one yourself you're probably getting one as a gift. If you're one of the millions of …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

Personal Finance

9 easy ways to explain what you actually do as a social media professional

Quick quiz for social media marketers:<p>Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get <i>paid</i> to go on Facebook?”<p>Probably quite a few of us, right? People <i>get</i> social media. But it seems many are still bewildered by social media marketing.<p>So how can you explain the value of what you do, to those …

The Dream Job Is a Myth. Focus Instead on Living Your Best Life.

You find your true calling by explore opportunities for happiness and growth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're told to follow our dreams, pursue our passions and be extraordinary. But what if we haven't yet figured out what we're meant to do?<p>We millennials were told …

Happiness

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

Mindfulness

If you want to retire early, follow these 6 savings life hacks from people who actually did

Saving your money is key to retiring early, but it's not the only thing that will get you there.<p>In fact, for many people seeking financial independence — and those who have achieved it — it's often a mindset shift that does the trick.<p>Below, we highlight some of the best advice early retirees have …

Personal Finance

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Everyone is a designer. Get over it.

Photo by Alice Achterhof via UnsplashRecently, Jared Spool caught my attention with an article about how Netflix’s performance engineers are <i>actually</i> …

UX Design

Water guns at the ready: Thailand celebrates Songkran with world's biggest water fight

Songkran, Thailand’s New Year celebration, is a beloved nation-wide celebration where water-slinging debauchery goes hand-in-hand with ancient Buddhist traditions – and it’s running from 13 to 15 April.<p>Centuries before the tourism industry made Songkran synonymous with water guns, it was, and still …

Thailand

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and it turns out the fat in …

Nutrition

A Therapist Explains How To *Really* Listen To Another Human Being

Let’s face it: Most people aren’t good listeners. In fact, most people — including your best friend who truly loves you to the moon and back — are <i>terrible</i> listeners. But it’s not their fault. No one (well, very few people) are out here trying to ignore your important thoughts and problems. They …

Self-help

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

Make these 5 essential investing moves when you’re in your 20s to 30s

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you believe recent reports from the web, you probably think millennials are financial …

Retirement

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help