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Eight tools to help manage every step of the email marketing process

<b>Email marketing can be overwhelming, especially if you are new. Lots of tweaking, designing and testing. These eight tools will help you manage email</b> …

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

10 Free Google Tools All Content Marketers Should Use

<i>Do you consider yourself a content marketing professional?</i> Regardless of how much experience you have, regardless of the results that you’ve achieved …

4 success tips from a fintech entrepreneur

While WB21 — the company behind Michael Gastauer's success — is fascinating, I was more interested in discovering the business habits that he used to help him turn WB21 into what it is today.<p>Through my work at Taco, I got the opportunity to meet him for breakfast and find out the key to his success …

This school replaced detention with meditation and the results are fascinating

We all know a thing or two about detention. Whether you’ve experienced it directly or indirectly, you understand that detention isn’t usually …

6 Ways to Boost Sales With AdWords Expanded Text Ads

Soon, you'll have 50 percent more ad text. Use it wisely.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Expanded text ads (ETAs) are here and marketers everywhere are jumping in to take advantage. You should too. If you’re unfamiliar with ETAs, they offer almost 50 percent more ad …

The Hitchhikers Guide to GitHub: 13 Java Projects You Should Try

<b>We’ve gathered some practical and simply cool Java repositories on GitHub</b><p>There are a lot of repositories on GitHub. Some you’ll want to fork, some …

In a country where casual relationships are still frowned on, young Indians are defying parents and society by using smartphone apps to meet partners<p>Yusuf Khan has a four-sentence formula for finding love. When he has a few minutes to himself, the recent graduate from Mumbai, India’s financial …

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Are Successful People Gifted or Do They Just Work Hard?

American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. We test our kids to determine if they're gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. We search for prodigies and follow them as celebrities. We search our successful entrepreneurial …

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

How Amazon’s Alexa is bringing intelligent assistance into the mainstream

To paraphrase William Gibson, “The future is already here and, thanks to intelligent assistants (IA), it is more evenly distributed than ever before.”<p>Based on our spoken input, mobile personal assistants (like Siri and Google Now) answer questions, navigate routes, and organize meetings. Close …

Getting real with Deep Learning

Demystifying the current state of AI and machine learning<p>It was nearly 30 years ago that I first got infatuated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and …

Machine Learning

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

14 Persuasive Words and Phrases Every Sales Rep Should Use to Drive New Business and Renewals

Subtle cues can suggest authenticity or reveal deceit. The language we use in communicating with customers and prospects impacts our ability to excite them about the topic at hand and close the sale. What we say -- and how we say it -- matters.<p>Different words trigger predictable behaviors in …

Is Multi-Millionfold Speedup Proof That Google Is Really Quantum Computing?

Controversial machine is 100,000,000x faster at certain problems<p>This week, Google announced a breakthrough that could prove its quantum computer is actually using quantum mechanics. When researchers gave the D-Wave 2X a carefully crafted test problem, the 1,000-qubit computer solved it 100,000,000 …

angular-sortable-view | A fully declarative (multi)sortable for AngularJS

angular-sortable-view v0.0.15<p>Fully declarative (multi)sortable for AngularJS<p>Demo: http://kamilkp.github.io/angular-sortable-view/<p>You can find the …

10 Content Marketing Checklists Proven to Skyrocket Your Monthly Traffic

While content marketing is in fact an amazing tool that you can use to get hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors to your website; not everyone …

A new process to quantify content marketing success

“MEASUREMENT” is the number one challenge for almost any marketer today. Do we try to attach the results of our efforts to awareness? Traffic? Sales? …

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6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness) | Inc.com

I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the frenetic work that continually beckons to be done.<p>Instead, I answered, "I would slow …

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23 Marketing Tactics That Cost Time, Not Money

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Here is the common situation of many startups. They have no money, but they have to do marketing.<p>What’s to be done? Instead of focusing on costly marketing methods, such startups must focus on low-budget marketing hacks.<p>The beauty of growth hacking is …

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Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

Ninety percent of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year. That’s a big problem for the musical instrument industry, but also a big opportunity for one of the top guitar makers — Fender. If Fender can use digital tools like a new tuner app it’s building to keep musicians engaged, it …

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift May Have Been Acquired by Apple

Based on a few whispers and some research, <i>MacRumors</i> believes that Swiss real-time motion capture firm Faceshift may have been acquired by Apple in recent weeks. Faceshift has been working with game and animation studios, as well as smaller companies, on technology to quickly and accurately capture …

August jobs report sends mixed signals to Fed on interest rate hike

Anyone looking for a sign that Federal Reserve policymakers might raise a key interest rate later this month didn't get much of a hint from Friday's mixed report on the labor market.<p>Employers added a modest 173,000 net new jobs in August, the Labor Department said Friday. That was the worst job …