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So You Want To Be A Writer Huh?

Do you want to know a secret? If you want to improve as a Writer… You need to hone your craft every single day.<b>Writing Is A Hard Skill To …

How to Design Highly Effective Products Using This 1 Technique

Stop asking what a better product looks like and start thinking about the people who are going to use it.<p>If you're asking how to design a better chair, you're asking a product-focused question. If instead you ask, <i>How can I help someone who is tired of standing up?</i> you're asking a human-centered …

Washing Machines

2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to a tyrannical leader filled with “false and braggart words”

Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.<p>In the <i>Republic</i><i>,</i> written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

Political Science

Apple may be getting back into the mobile ad game

Apple may be getting back into the mobile advertising business.<p>The iPhone maker has held talks with Snap, Pinterest, and other companies about them joining an Apple-designed ad network, The Wall Street Journal reported. The network would place ads in the companies' apps, and Apple would share ad …

Building a Better Brand Through Data-Driven Social Visuals

Did you know that immunization could help prevent 36 million deaths and also stop 24 million people from slipping into extreme poverty? Powerful …

WATCH: Trick shot artist enlists Tiger Woods for incredible shot

Tiger Woods threw his annual Tiger Jam fundraising event last week in Las Vegas, featuring star athletes like Larry Fitzgerald and Reggie Bush, as …

How to listen to what Amazon's Alexa has recorded in your home

If you're worried about what exactly Amazon's Echo-connected speaker has been recording in your home, there's an easy way to find out.<p>Amazon makes all recent recordings available for listening in the companion Alexa app for iOS and Android.<p>Amazon has said consistently that the Echo speakers only …

Smart Homes

Want More People to Pay Attention to Your Content? Neuroscience Says Do This

Neuroscience says we're built to like feedback, novelty, and control in our media.<p>You have a message. A fantastic one. But as global business gets more and more competitive, if you don't approach your content the right way, you'll be about as effective in getting that message out as a butter knife …

Branding

3 Ways to Use Experiential Marketing to Deepen the Impact of Social Media

In a world where people check their smartphones 85 times per day, usually for less than one minute at a time, consumer engagement can seem elusive, …

Five Free Project Management Softwares To Better Handle The Job

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you’ve ever wondered if you have the time, budget, and people to get a job done, you have managed a project. The same applies if you’ve …

Project Management

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

How to reach 10,000 steps a day, even when you work long hours

If you’re into health and well-being, you’ve no doubt come across the argument for the positive benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day. With the …

3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you clearly demonstrate value when faced with a time crunch?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After filming two seasons of <i>Entrepreneur</i> <i>Elevator Pitch</i>, I've come to realize that there are three key elements to delivering the perfect pitch.<p>Our show is unique …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

personaldevelopment

The subtle art of forming valuable, life-long friendships

The late George Carlin is probably one of my favorite comedians.<p>I always found him to be raw and honest, and like most great comedians, there was a sense that he wasn’t there to just make you laugh. He had a subtle truth to share and that truth was best delivered as a joke.<p>In this way, towards the …

Time I

The American Renaissance Is Already Happening

People who read this column know my political ideology: I’m a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try to reduce government to expand freedom, Whigs seek to use limited but energetic government to enhance social mobility.<p>Back in the …

10 Mental Habits to Help You Solve the Toughest Problems

What all profound thinkers need to know.<p>You know who they are--the people who can view any situation and somehow pick it apart in ways that make you see solutions in a whole new way.<p>They're the people you call for advice. They're the people that seemingly have a deeper understanding of work, and …

Self-improvement

Study: You're breathing wrong

Simple 1:2 breathing is where it's at, according to a major university study.<br>Read More

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive.<p>Become a better human being (internal)<br>• Become a better looking human being (external)<p>Here are a …

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age

The comedian Chris Rock once said, “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Populist revolts throughout the world may not count as street riots, but they do reflect disenchantment with not just our government but also liberal democracy itself.<p>In the past …

Income Inequality

1998 Giuliani debunked 2018 Giuliani on presidents evading subpoenas

Back then, President Trump's lawyer said a president called to testify has "no choice" but to comply.<p>Rudy Giuliani claimed over the weekend that the …

Ikea ‘Bullied’ a Potted Plant While Encouraging Another, Then Showed Schoolkids the Impact

How powerful is positive reinforcement? For humans, it’s undoubtedly vital in terms of helping us grow and succeed from a young age.<p>But what about …

Advertising Industry

5 Ways to Improve Digital Collaboration in the Workplace

Digital collaboration is having a moment.<p>Between the rapid expansion of global businesses, the rise of the mighty remote worker and the uber-relevant …

Is This Ad ‘Relevant to the Trump Voter?’ Advertisers Are Asking

The commercial for HP features a large family enjoying Christmas dinner together — that is, until the words “global warming” are uttered. A heated exchange between two sisters follows, culminating in one shouting at the other to leave her house.<p>A younger member of the family excuses herself from …

Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school

For years, scientists have documented the downsides of growing up poor.<p>Studies have shown kids from low-income families are generally less ready to start school. They score lower on vocabulary tests and have more trouble concentrating in class. What's more, being chronically hungry, unsafe, or …

14 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Freelancers

Here are some ways you can set yourself apart in the highly saturated freelance market.<p>7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The gig economy is bigger than ever, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With more professionals in virtually every industry going the …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

Unlock the hidden secrets in numbers with this Data Mastery training for just $39

Knowledge is everywhere, but in some cases, you’ve got to do some pretty serious work on your own to find it. Data science is one of those arenas. Culling through mountains of raw data can turn finding information into the proverbial needle in a haystack.<p>Don’t be fooled…the answers you seek about …

Should the Fed Create ‘FedCoin’ to Rival Bitcoin? A Former Top Official Says ‘Maybe’

Many enthusiasts of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are motivated by deep skepticism of the central banks that control the world’s money supply.<p>But what if central banks themselves entered the game? What would happen if the Federal Reserve, or the European Central Bank or the Bank of Japan used …

Central Banks

5 Things That Are Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals (and How to Beat Them)

It isn't what you are doing but how you are doing it that makes all the difference.<p>You dream of financial success and you want to make it real. You write the action checklists, schedule your time and move toward what you want but your results are mixed. Cash flow is always in flux and you keep …

Self-improvement