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6 web design trends taking over the Internet

We’re already halfway through 2015, and in the last few months we’ve seen many trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.<p>The days of cluttered pages overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being …

Slowly But Surely, More Entrepreneurs Are Coming Out About Depression, Seeking Support Online

When you’re in a hopeless, depressive funk, these four simple words can be crippling: “How are you doing?” Like little daggers, they set off pangs of dread for Rand Fishkin whenever anyone put them to him during his “long, ugly year of depression.”<p>The 35-year-old online marketing expert is one of a …

Depression

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

How to Make a Great First Impression

Six strategies for making a better first impression:<p><b>1. Stop acting and be your best self:</b><p>"Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal development. However, you can plus that by being your best self. During your next networking or social situation, just show up with the intention of being …

Self-improvement

15 qualities that will impress your boss

Get a head start by making sure you are radiating these attributes in the workplace.<p>It's common to have waves of productivity or days, weeks, and years where we give more of ourselves, but consistency is key. Aim for even output so you don't burn out, and keep your temper directed but …

Work-life Balance

The best tech toys to take on real-life adventures

<i>This is part two of our holiday gift guide for your Quartziest friends and relatives. Collect all the installments here.</i><p>Infinite Netflix, continuous email access, an ever-refreshing Facebook feed. Sometimes it feels like we spend more of our waking hours plugged into technology than in the physical …

The Paisly Bag – Handcrafted, Luxury Leather Bag

Editor's Rating<p>4.9?<p>Discovered on 2015-07-20<p>Do you need a bag that has style, comfort, functionality, elegant design, and quality? With its slim and …

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

Silicon Valley

Tips, tools and tactics: How to build up a community for your startup

“Our product wouldn’t exist without a community,” Bram Kanstein, a community manager at Product Hunt, told me recently in an interview.<p>Many would say …

Attention Bargain Hunters: Peso Is Changing The Future of Fashion E-Commerce

Since quitting my job and moving to New York City two years ago, I'm constantly inspired by the ambitious and go-getter mentality of this concrete jungle. So inspired, that I created a docu series called, "Maker's Lane," to share the courageous stories of creative entrepreneurs I admired. Since …

5 Secrets to Running a Successful Ecommerce Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many entrepreneurs whose greatest desire is to build a business that allows them to live a lifestyle of their choosing, and have it run more or less on autopilot. Ecommerce tends to be fairly complementary to those …

eCommerce

This software startup could spice up your e-commerce results

The eccentric copywriting style of the J. Peterman print catalog inspired a running gag on “Seinfeld.” The joke worked because it rang so true: how a …

The startup that wants to take Android away from Google just poached key executives from Amazon and Qualcomm

In fact, McMaster says that in about five years, his platform will likely be capable of taking more than a quarter of Android's global market share.<p>But in order to do that, the company has to scale — and it's made two key hires to do just that.<p>Cyanogen announced on Wednesday that Stephen Lawler and …

Qualcomm

5 Things All Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way (But You Don't Have To)

As an entrepreneur, you’ll often head into uncharted territory. That is after all what keeps you going—making something from nothing, and the …

This startup lets you order and try on clothes from top retailers without spending any money

Try.com allows users to try on clothes from several major retailers, including Zara and Bloomingdale's, for free.<p>Customers only have to pay for the items if they decide to keep them.<p>The service sends up to five items at a time for free, though users can earn more "tries" by inviting …

Wall Street

6 Great Tools to Kickstart Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This past September we founded a social-good tech startup, Stand4. It’s a simple concept centered around creating new ways for you to make your mark on the world. And it's thriving: Over the past few months we’ve grown our team to …

Product Hunt

What Comes After Smart Products

Companies today are on a journey from digitization 1.0 to digitization 2.0. This means advancing from simply overlaying digital functionality on existing offerings to learning the customer context via connected products and services and adapting them to meet customer needs.<p>With digitization 1.0, …

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Apps

The secret to being creative

Creativity is not just for artists, musicians, writers, and designers. We are all creative, but the folks who are known for it have spent time cultivating it, failing at it, and working at it.<p>It’s easy to look at any famous creative person and think they’re naturally creative. It’s easy to assume …

How I grew a startup the hard way

When I founded Datto in 2007, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I had a simple product idea, and I wanted to take a chance, even knowing that most startups fail. I wanted to deliver insurance against downtime to small businesses that couldn’t afford traditional enterprise backup …

Startups

How to travel and build an online business

In the past 12 months, I’ve traveled to over 20+ countries in Europe, Asia, North, Central, and South America, and I did it while running a business online.<p>There seems to be a trend of online entrepreneurs who are advocating this travelpreneur movement of being able to run your business online, …

What’s wrong with the lean startup methodology?

For the uninitiated, the Lean Startup methodology is a practice for developing products and businesses based on ‘validated learning’, getting customer feedback quickly and often. The process was proposed by Eric Ries in 2011. The objective is to eliminate uncertainty in the product development …

How To Build A Startup Around Content

There are many ways to build a business but there isn’t one sure-fire way. Joe Pulizzi, the founder of Content Marketing Institute, which provides education and training around content marketing, believes one of the least risky ways is content marketing. He’s launched a new platform on the Content …

Marketing

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Nutrition

The hacker’s guide to investors (Infographic)

If you’re fundraising for your startup, read Paul Graham’s essay. Alternatively, for the busy readers, you can view the summary of his essay in the …

What Food Cravings Are Telling You About Your Nutrition

How to dress like you work at a startup

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Startups aren't just different in the ways they run their businesses. Take employee dress codes: They're hardly what you'll find at …

Clothing