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Is the ‘8-Hour Diet’ the answer to weight loss?

What time did you eat your dinner last night? Chances are it was at 7 or even 8 p.m. And what about your breakfast? If your days are long it is …

The Sealander Is a Lightweight Camper That Turns Into a Boat

Ever look at a tow-behind trailer and think <i>damn</i> I wish I could drive this bad boy into the water and just, you know, <i>cruise?</i> Well, the German …

James Bond

Intuit bets on machine learning to make expense management for the self-employed suck less

Intuit, the company behind Mint, QuickBooks and TurboTax, traditionally focused on serving individuals and small businesses. But over the course of the last few years, it noticed that there is a large and growing group of freelancers, whose tax situation is often complicated and who have to …

Should You Own Your Home Free and Clear?

Should You Own Your Home "Free and Clear"?<p>Almost 30 Percent of Americans Are Mortgage-Free<p>Updated April 21, 2018<p>It wasn’t long ago when one of the …

These Are the 10 Best Companies for Working From Home

These are the top 10.<p>If one of your resolutions in 2017 is to look for a new job or rethink your career path, you might want to research the …

PayPal launches a small biz toolset, ‘Business in a Box,’ with WooCommerce & Xero

PayPal today launched a new service, called Business in Box, aimed at bringing more U.S. small business owners to its payments platform. The service, which was developed in partnership with WooCommerce and Xero, offers merchants a suite of tools for running their online businesses, including an …

How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner - And Don't Forget Taxes!

How to Pay Yourself from Your Business<p>Salary or Dividends or Distribution? What About Taxes?<p>Updated July 24, 2017<p>How Business Owners Pay Themselves - …

Yes, black people do tip — even when we shouldn’t have to

If you’re dining out while black, you can’t leave less than 20 percent, no matter how terrible the service is<p>The slim white guy thrice my height with stick legs, baby shoulders and huge pale hands passed me a check.<p>“I hope you enjoyed everything!” he said with a half smirk. “I’ll be right back to …

How to Quickly Create Expert Content for Your Online Business

Great content doesn't have to take forever.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows content is king -- it's what draws customers in and keeps them invested in your brand or company.<p>You know that your audience can tell the difference between quality content and …

How to Get Started as a Paid Consultant to Companies

When people realize how much you know they'll want to hire you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the speaking industry, entrepreneurs tend to focus on speaking at events and conferences. It’s the traditional path that is known and understood. Being a paid …

A cruise that costs $59? Yes, and you'll need to bring your passport

More than 25 million travelers worldwide are expected to take a cruise this year, according to Cruise Lines International Assn., and not all of them will be experienced sailors.<p>First-timers may want to consider a short and inexpensive cruise to get started. Here are six West Coast sailings good for …

AA 591: Are We at a Tipping Point for Air Travel?

If you haven’t yet seen the online buzz about yesterday’s American Airlines flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas, I’m sure you will shortly. I’m …

The 51 Most Beautiful Places On Earth

As shared by the BuzzFeed Community.<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

How to Cheat at Optimizing Your Site for Google Mobile-First Index and Get Away with It

Google Mobile-First Index<p>Google towards the end of 2016, started testing its mobile-first index. Today, most people are spending more time on mobile …

Is There a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World?

Consciousness is something that we know very little about but is often defined as being a person’s awareness of something. But, some scientists even …

3 Things All Great Leaders Know | Inc.com

<i>This article is the third of a 3-part series where I explore scale, transparency and uncertainty. These are 3 key determinants necessary to achieve a mindset that allows for more innovative flow.</i><p>How comfortable are you with ambiguous environments? If you are like most of us, then... not so much. At …

Management

I'm an entrepreneur who's hired over 50 freelancers — here are the 6 traits I look for

You post a job, then hope the right person applies. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't.<p>After having the process blow up in my face one too many times, I knew I needed a better process for hiring. It was just costing me too much time and money.<p>Thanks to this six-step process I'm about …

Employment

Researchers Unearthed a New Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Someone call Nicolas Cage.<p>Researchers have unearthed a previously unknown piece of American lore: a parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, the <i>New York Times</i> reported.<p>According to two Harvard scholars, the newly-discovered document "really shifts our understanding in how the nationalist …

What's in a Name? For a Business . . . Oh, Everything.

A naming expert lists 10 things you need to consider before rolling out your company's new moniker.<p>8 min read<p>Among the numerous companies I've founded and the thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners I've met from around the world, I've discovered this one thing we have in common: We …

Philippines: Troops killed militant blamed for beheadings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops battling militants in a central province killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who had been blamed for the …

All Successful Startups Rely on This to Get the Word Out

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

'Iron Fist' comics creator 'furious' over cultural appropriation complaints

Marvel's <i>Iron Fist</i> has been getting a lot of attention lately, but probably not the kind that Netflix would want.<p>The superhero series has attracted …

The Importance of Landing Page Optimization for Small Businesses

What is Landing Page Optimization? Landing page Optimization (LPO) isThe post The Importance of Landing Page Optimization for Small Businesses …

How To Start a Marijuana/Cannabis Business In Oregon

What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in Oregon?<p>On July 1, 2015, Measure 91 legalized the possession and cultivation of marijuana by …

Stop Trying to Close and Do This Instead

Play the long game, be patient and succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you clicked on this article and I immediately tried to sell my app/product/service, the vast majority would close this page, and rightfully leave with a bad taste in their mouths. Yet every …

This Secret Trick Will Save You From Getting Lost In Central Park Forever

At 843 acres, New York City’s Central Park is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. It’s so big, it’s not uncommon for people to get …

Persuasive Strategy into Your Small Business Web Design

Web design is one of the most effective marketing tools for a small online business. Answer these design questions to power your site goals.<p>Web …

Tesla implements advertising plan suggested by fifth-grader

Tesla doesn’t advertise. But, on the advice of a Michigan fifth-grader, that could soon change.<p>The endearing pre-teen, Bria, caught the attention of the Tesla CEO Elon Musk after her father re-posted her letter, a class assignment, to Twitter.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at …