Sarah Mulles

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Fixing the ROI Problem With Influencer Marketing

The company that may have plugged the biggest hole in influencer marketing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influencer marketing has been a buzzword in public relations, sales and marketing for some time now. Its durability is a testament to its potential power to drive …

Marketing

Seven ways to keep the CIA out of your home

The "Vault 7" documents published by WikiLeaks show us how the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has great potential, yet is also susceptible to remote …

Internet of Things

The one thing you need to do to work out better

The one thing you need to do to work out better<p>Simply quantifying how many times you worked out in the past week, month or year can give you an extra …

Productivity

The Rules for Mastering SXSW Are the Same for Mastering Life (and Every Other Conference)

Be normal, interesting and don't make life harder than it needs to be.<p><i>Entrepreneur is on the ground at</i> <i>SXSW</i><i>. Watch our coverage for highlights throughout the festival.</i><p>SXSW is finally here. The annual festival of music, tech and movies starts this weekend. That means that those who are going won’t …

Note-Taking

Which Came First: The Time Estimate or the Time-Suck?

Forecasting the amount of time to allow for a project can be an exercise in futility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the first thing you do when you start work on a project? Some version of "create a time estimate" probably is high on your kickoff list, but that …

High Level

5 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

The success of any business or social enterprise is dependent on leadership. The vision and direction of the CEO are vital. A lack of leadership, …

Employee Engagement

5 Sneaky Ways to Steal Time to Write

Do you struggle to find time to write? Here’s how I steal time regularly and use the time I have effectively.Do you collect ideas? Me too. I have a …

Creative Writing

5 Things You Don’t Need To Do Before a Job Interview, Contrary to Popular Advice

When you're gearing up for a job interview, you'll probably find a million resources telling you how to prepare, what to do and what not to do. But …

Employment

Depression may be biggest cause of lost productivity with sinus problems | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - - Pain and other symptoms of chronic sinus problems might cause sufferers to miss work or school but depression is their biggest source of lost productivity, a small study suggests.<p>A woman holds the antidepressant drug Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, in Leicester, central …

Sinusitis

Bullet Journaling Is The Thing You Didn’t Know You Needed

Being busy has turned into a competition for many adults. Somehow, we have entered a place where squeezing in more things to do than we actually have …

Productivity

7 Apps and Programs That Will Reduce Office Stress

Use these tools to be happier, more productive and better rested.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think your workplace is stressful? You're not alone. A newly-published American Psychological Association (APA) study shows American stress levels are the highest they've …

Project Management

How to use Gmail templates to answer emails faster

What's more of a time-suck than spending all day writing email?<p>You could probably name a few things like vacuuming, getting lost in subreddits, and …

Drama-Free Ways to Work Stuff Out With Roommates

We all hope that our home situations and our relationships with our roommates will be perfect all the time, but the truth is, we're human and …

Time Management

The Work Break You Should Actually Take For a Happier, Healthier You

Let’s face it… how many of us actually take proper 30-minute lunch breaks? One moment you’re thinking “just one more email” and the next thing you know it’s 6pm. The fact of the matter is, taking a lunch break is super important for your productivity (and sanity!). Making time to come up for air …

Chemicals

7 Crucial Morning Rituals, According to a Mindfulness Expert

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Meditation

How to Stay Focused and Eliminate Distraction

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three …

The Brain

How to Make Over Your Sunday to Set Yourself Up for Success

The secret to a productive, well-spent week starts on Sunday. It's no secret that the most successful people all have Sunday rituals they swear …

How to Create Productive Workspaces for Your Company

A company's productivity is closely linked to its environment and team members, with workplace design playing a powerful role in uniting the two.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, the physical design of the typical workplace has undergone significant …

Ergonomics

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Humanity

How to change your habits

Charles Duhigg in his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business explains the habit loop.<p>The habit loop consists of Cue , …

Trends

What Your Mindless Daily Habits Secretly Say About You

Your selfies say more than “I’m having a great hair day”<p>You make hundreds of choices each day. What to eat. What to wear. Whether to hit snooze. …

Psychology

How Ditching Your Daily Coffee Habit Can Help You Get Creative

For many of us, making a morning coffee run is as much a part of the daily routine as brushing our teeth or putting up with a long commute to work. That sweet, sweet caffeine jolt is the ultimate band-aid for a sleepless night, and there’s practically a whole <i>culture</i> around the delicious drink …

TD Bank

Science Says These Are the Best Times to Learn and Create for Optimal Success | Inc.com

Producing high-quality work day after day is no small feat.<p>When you use your brain on perpetual overdrive, you're bound to hit productivity slumps where it feels like you're fresh out of new ideas.<p>While there's no shortage of tricks and tips to hack your way to more innovative thinking, timing is …

Sleep

Structuring the workday: the new '9 to 5'

We are born, we work, we die - and sometimes forget to live in between. Companies are now finding novel ways of structuring the workday that give …

Kitesurfing

A top psychologist says will power is overrated — here's how you really build good habits

According to NYU psychologist Adam Alter, the real way to build good habits is to focus less on making good choices, and more on building an environment that limits decision-making altogether.<p>"There are very few examples of humans doing a good job exerting self-control for very long periods of …

Will Power

17 Simple And Lazy Cleaning Hacks That Really Work

Cut a rug, make a list, get ~totes~ organized, and more tips for the lazy or short on time.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

9 Things Good Leaders Never Do When Running a Meeting | Inc.com

Successful leaders know that meetings, while important, are also incredibly expensive.<p>The next time you're in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.<p>Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person could be achieving instead of sitting and listening to Stewart …

Management

10 Things Confident People Don’t Do

In “The Empire Strikes Back,” when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. Luke mutters, “I don’t believe it.” Yoda replies, “That is why you fail.”<p>As usual, Yoda was right—and science backs him up. Numerous studies have …

Self-improvement

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>In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong”, the researchers behind …

Self-improvement

The Secret To Reclaiming Your Time -- And Your Life

Here are the highlights from my recent interview with Cali Williams Yost, CEO and founder of Flex+Strategy Group and Work+Life Fit and the author of <i>Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day</i>.<p><b>William Arruda:</b> Everyone says, “Boy, I wish I had some work-life balance.” And I know you don’t …

Academic Research