Smiya Rehan

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5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days.<p>To make it even more difficult, it was a random …

34 Stats to Help You Plan Your Social Media Strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More

Back in October, I wrote a piece on Medium that covered the numbers behind some of today's top social media networks. From usage numbers to …

Marketing

The Real Formula to Success Is Something You’ve Always Been Taught

What if I told you that there is a formula that can predict your success in nearly all endeavors of your life? It can determine how much you earn, …

Motivation

A Zen Master Reveals the Ultimate Way to Deal With Negative Emotions

We all can agree that negative emotions can be tough to deal with. Sometimes it can be much easier to avoid them and keep them bottled up inside.<p>Yet, …

10 Mistakes Newbies Make with Paid Facebook Ads

According to research compiled by Hubspot, Facebook ad revenue grew from just under $2 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion, with ads on the popular social platform accounting for “more than 9% of total digital ad spending and 18.4% of global mobile digital advertising.”<p>The platform’s success is due, …

Marketing

7 Brands That Offer Nude Products for Women of Color

In theory, the color "nude" is a wardrobe staple. Whether in the form of a clothing or an accessories, it should seamlessly match the skin tone of its wearer, giving the illusion of bare skin. But more often than not, the color is commonly associated with hues of beige and peachy pink, catering to …

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

What Should You Put in Each Section of Your Facebook Page for Maximum Engagement?

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s a marketer’s dream solution.I spend a ton of money on Facebook fans. …

Marketing

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Free Wi-Fi is a windfall, especially if you’re working from the library or airport, or if you just want to save data on your phone or laptop. Still, …

How Do You Start a Blog?

How Do You Start a Blog?<p>Updated November 20, 2016<p>Maybe because I am a marketing consultant and I have started and written for many blogs, many times …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Behind the Business of Beauty Dupes

A new breed of beauty brands is taking a page from fast fashion, winning business by offering cheap and accessible 'dupes' of it-products.<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

15 Quotes That Bring You Inner Peace to Cope with Tough Times

Finding inner peace is the one of the most important goals for most people on Earth, even though it can be quite difficult.<p>However, we are all …

Meditation

What You Need To Know About Parkour

Warm up those joints!<p>If you read the title and wondered what the hell parkour was, or maybe you’ve heard of it but never really understood what it meant, you’re not alone. Parkour is a style of freerunning, with the aim of getting from point A to point B as efficiently as possible, by going over …

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Boxing Classes: What You Need To Know Before You Go

Boxing classes just keep trending—especially in the modeling world. Giselle Bundchen and Gigi Hadid are fans, as are Adriana Lima and other …

Emma Stone's Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

Burn fat and build muscle with these exercises from celebrity trainer Jason Walsh.<p>In <i>La La Land,</i> Emma Stone goes on a sing-and-dance journey through …

How to get the most out of Instagram

Instagram isn’t simply a social network for sharing images. Used properly, it’s a powerful tool for connecting with like-minded photographers and getting feedback about your images.<p>I’m passionate about photography, and finding communities I can engage with is really important when it comes to …

5 Reasons People Rain on Your Parade When You're Successful | Inc.com

You worked your keester off at your job. Finally, <i>finally</i>, you're reaching big accomplishments. And the success? It tastes oh, so sweet. Except, of course, that certain people around you have started to treat you like you kicked their puppy, told them Santa Claus isn't real, and sold your soul to …

Lord Voldemort

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

Dessert

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

New York City

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

Want to win at social media in 2017? The folks over at On Blast Blog did some research on tips, tricks, and best practices, and they’ve created a …

3 Ways to Create More Content (and Views) from Your Blogs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content Marketing is still one of the best ways to generate leads for B2B companies. Yet many entrepreneurs struggle with creating a successful content strategy.<p>In reality, you do not need to write hundreds of individual blogs. In fact, …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Workouts

We Sent Our Makeup Brushes To A Lab — & Immediately Regretted It

There are two types of makeup users in the world: those who meticulously wash their brushes every Sunday. And those who... don't.<p>And, look, we get …

Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt.

The funny thing about growing up is that it requires us to push ourselves outside our comfort zone—and it won’t always feel great.<p>We can’t truly …

Meditation

11 things you'll completely understand if you're uber organised

Your life motto is: 'A tidy room is a tidy mind'<p><b>If your to-do list is your life bible and colour-coding is your form of mediation, this could be</b> …

Before you start a company, answer these questions

A few months ago, a friend called me excitedly to share a startup idea. He was an investor’s dream entrepreneur: engineering undergrad with an MBA from MIT, worked at Google, and literally wrote a book on the core tech behind his startup. He launched a product, was getting a little attention, and …

Startups

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

U.S. Army

What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media?

Shares 166<p><i>Today’s guest post is from Natasha Haley from Social Elephant.</i><p>Social media gurus around the world have been trying to pinpoint the ideal …