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You're Not Paying Attention to New York's Most Exciting New Rap Scene

Bobby Shmurda's imprisonment left a hole, but his influence is being felt more than ever in the music of new artists like Sheff G and Blixky Boys.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p>New York has been clamouring for a new rap scene. Three years ago, Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 crew lit up …

Why Powerful People Only Make Important Decisions in the Morning (and You Should Too)

Science has found the perfect time of day for decision making. Do you know when it is?<p>Picture the last time you had an important decision to make. When did you make it? At night? In the morning? Midday?<p>Is there a best time to make important decisions?<p>What if you are a night owl? A morning person? …

Study Skills

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In

A startup isn't a smaller version of a big company, it's a search for a sustainable business model.<p>All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those …

Business Strategy

10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer Data

When your customers disclose their personal and financial information to you, they’re taking a leap of faith that you won’t lose, abuse or otherwise mess with it -- accidentally or not. Your customers don’t want you to spam them every two minutes, hawk their info to third parties or, worse, expose …

Customers

10 Conversational Habits You Need to Get Rid of

They could make or break an important deal.<p>I've been writing a lot lately about how to improve communication skills, especially if you're in a leadership role.<p>The irony of it all is that it's a skill not enough leaders have. I know this because it still tops the list for clients requesting …

Communication Skills

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

I've read 12 books about money over the past year — and 3 key pieces of advice appear nearly everywhere

Over the past year, I've read one money-related book a month, from Benjamin Franklin's 1758 classic, "The Way to Wealth" to the more recent bestseller, Ramit Sethi's "I Will Teach You to Be Rich."<p>While each is fundamentally different in style — and varying in content — three pearls of wisdom about …

Men’s Dress Code Guide | 7 Levels Of Dress Code Etiquette | Black Tie | Business Casual | Ultra-Casual Menswear Chart

How do you build a wardrobe?Have you walked into a store and been overwhelmed at the options that are available?Or maybe you look in your closet and …

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

A Gentlemen's Guide To Buying Bed Linen & Sheets With Style

Here’s the scenario: you’ve wined and dined a delightful dame all the way back to your pad and things are heating up. You move to the bedroom and an …

Home Decorating

How to Hack Your Flow: Live Life at the Limits and Boost Productivity | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Steven Kotler, author of</i> The Rise of Superman.<p>Researchers define flow as an “optimal state of consciousness,” a …

How to Create a Life Plan in 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his ethos — his independence, his work ethic, and his …

How to Build Your Net Worth | The Art of Manliness

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead with your finances? That no matter how hard you work or how much extra money you earn, you’re still in the …

Personal Finance

From Showman To Shaman: How An Assassination Attempt Changed Bob Marley’s Life And Music

The turning point in the whole political thing was the assassination attempt. When he survived that, he was transformed from a showman into a shaman, and anybody who can escape a practical point blank assassination attempt becomes mythic in the eyes of his people.<p>The assassination attempt of Bob …

10 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Must Listen to in 2016

Want to stay up on the latest and greatest in the world of entrepreneurship? These 10 podcasts have you covered.<p>As a busy entrepreneur, your time is limited and valuable, so you need to be selective in how you spend it. However, success doesn't come from ignorance--you need to make time to learn …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates shares this habit with successful leaders

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>In a recent Forbes interview, Bill Gates’ dad reveals what the Microsoft billionaire …

Bill Gates

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

LCM 2016: Tinie Tempah

Raising the Bar on, uh, Home Bars: The Bottles You Really Need

Let's move this party to the living room: Here's how to stock your home bar with the best bottles of sipping neat and mixing.<p>Sure, we love a good cocktail bar. But we've got to be honest: Sometimes, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day of work, pulling on pajamas, and knocking …

Whiskey

50 Examples Of Beautiful Scandinavian Interior Design

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20 entrepreneurs share the advice that made them successful

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Regardless of how we define it, success can feel like a fleeting and often elusive …

How To Buy Your First Dress Watch

<b>A gentleman has an arsenal of watches to complement his wardrobe, and when the occasion calls for him to look his best, a men’s dress watch is the</b> …

Get yourself to Johannesburg, new cool capital of the southern hemisphere

Sydney. Buenos Aires. Rio. Cape Town. There are plenty of cool cities south of the equator that are ripe for your travel consideration - but, right …

South Africa