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The best tour companies for solo travel

And for good reason— it allows you much more freedom and a greater opportunity to connect with locals.<p>According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions study, which surveyed over 13,000 travelers from 25 different countries, 24% of travelers traveled alone on their most recent leisure trip. …

9 science-backed tactics for winning a negotiation

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13 Tips to Create the Perfect Partnership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating the perfect partnership takes understanding, significant effort and above all a sincere desire to make it work.<p>I’m proud to say that I’ve been married for a quarter of a century. A few of my business partnerships have lasted …

How Retailers Like Apple Mess With Our Senses to Boost Sales (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The best ads and sales tactics -- the ones that move us to get up, go out and buy something -- are a feast for the senses. And that’s no accident. It’s a ploy, in every sense.<p>Retailers, and the marketers who promote them, are master …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

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Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

21 Conversation Starters Professionals Can Use To Break The Ice

"Maybe you're shy, private, or reserved — or you feel you have nothing in common with the other person. Perhaps you lack the knowledge or confidence to initiate a conversation, or you just don't enjoy meeting new people," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! …

18 Quotes to Boost Your Productivity Right Now | Inc.com

We all need a boost sometimes.<p>These quotes provide a little extra push to help you get through the day. Apply them, and you'll be surprised how your work changes for the better.<p>1. "In trying to find who you are, be less destructive and more constructive. Look at art or whatever your passion is and …

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How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

3D Printing Takes Hold in Egypt

Egypt has been through some tough times lately. After the revolution brought to an abrupt end almost 30 years of reign by then President Mubarack, …

GE and Stratasys to Crowdsource and 3D Print Your Innovations at FirstBuild Microfactory

And the whole world comes together at FirstBuild to make your next dreamy kitchen gadget…with Stratasys 3D printers and crowdsourced brainpower. …

A Look at Materials for Additive Manufacturing (a.k.a. 3D Printing)

If you are a fresh industrial design student, you'll most likely have your first try at 3D printing this semester or this year. And while a lot of …

Redefining the Business of Software

Presentation given at the Business of Software Conference, Boston, MA September 2014. Michael Skok discussed what it takes to go from zero to IPO with Demandware as a case example. Co-presenting with Scott Dussault, former CFO of Demandware, they discuss getting DWRE Repeatable, Sustainable, …

shift 2020 - How 3D Printing Will Impact Our Future

Slides from my presentation at 3D Printshow in London on September 5, 2014 #shift2020 #3dprint #3dprintshow

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A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Build Your Own Full-Scale Rooftop Farming Operation, With This Easy Kit

Urban Farmers’ modular system, complete with greenhouses and retrofitted shipping containers, can create a commercial-sized aquaponics farm anywhere there’s a bit of flat roof space.<p>“We sell farms, not tomatoes.” So say the founders of a Switzerland-based company that specializes in urban farms. If …

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This Vest Isn't For Style, It's To Restart Your Heart

This smartly designed vest could help at-risk patients avoid a heart attack.<p>If you’re unlucky enough to have a heart attack, you may be prescribed a portable defibrillator. The device, which patients wear with a harness around their chest, senses for irregular rhythms and delivers a quick shock if …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

A 3D-printed car is coming that stretches the boundaries of design

Local Motors has been building cars with the help of community-submitted part designs for years now, but this September, it has far more ambitious plans: creating a working, 3D-printed electric vehicle, also based on a design by someone from its community. The contest ran during May, and a winner — …

This machine creates flexible 3D structures out of wool and paper

As 3D printing inches its way ever closer to the mainstream, industrial designer Oluwaseyi Sosanya has come up with a unique alternative: a machine that can weave fabric into three dimensional shapes. A graduate student from the Royal College of Art, Sosanya's concept weaves together layers of …

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

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Normal Makes Headphones 3D Printed To Your Ear

Hello, world. Meet Normal, the customized, high-end earphone manufacturer that’s looking to bring 3D printing to the mass market. From its offices and manufacturing facility in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Normal is looking to sell $199 customized ear buds made to the shape of an individual’s …