Tim C. Lee

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6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a large …

The dirtiest areas of your home revealed

<b>We swabbed common items in a typical family home to see where potentially harmful bacteria were lurking. We found faecal matter on the kettle, the</b> …

Great Performance Isn't Just About Intelligence or Skills, But Adopting The Right Mindset

In an age of disruption, we need to learn to adapt<p>In <i>Mindset</i>, psychologist Carol Dweck argues, based on decades of research, that how we see ourselves is a major factor in what we can achieve. Whether it is children in school or executives in a boardroom, the mindset people adopt has a significant …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation (Video)

It’s the eve of your departure — the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?

An entrepreneur who sees somebody's good idea get licensed once a week tells you exactly how to pursue your own good idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Stephen Key is an expert on licensing consumer-product ideas. His book about inventing,</i> One Simple Idea, <i>has been</i> …

How to Poop When You’re Traveling

Traveling really takes it out of you—except when it comes to poop. That can stay with you for days, making your vacay a lot less enjoyable. Here’s …

Wellness

Warren Buffett Got Rich Using Borrowed Money to Invest, So Why Does He Think You Shouldn't?

Buffett beat the market by using borrowed money to make bets on stocks. Why shouldn't you?<p>Warren Buffett doesn't think it's smart to use debt to buy …

Investing

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Hackers can use Cortana to open websites on Windows 10 even if your PC is locked

A pair of independent researchers yesterday uncovered a particularly worrisome security vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows 10. If your PC’s OS was installed with default settings this could affect you.<p>The simple “hack” involves activating Cortana via voice command to open websites on a PC that’s …

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

Books

12 Air Fryer Recipes that Turn Fast Food Favorites into Healthy Meals

Move over Instant Pot—there’s a new kitchen gadget taking the Internet by storm. Meet the Air Fryer: a device that helps you make deep-fried …

How a top dermatologist would spend $100 on beauty products

<i>People in the beauty industry get tons of goods to test out, so when someone spends their own money on something that they’ve run out of, you know</i> …

Nearly one-third of all Americans struggle to make ends meet

The research, which took place last year, asked respondents 10 questions that were answered on a scale of 0 to 100. About one-third of Americans had financial well-being scores of 50 or below, meaning they have a high probability of not being able to make ends meet. A similar number of Americans …

8 Cult Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Culture<p><i>Vogue</i>‘s Best Wedding Features So Far This Year<p>Living<p>5 Things To Know About The Gun Control Debate<p>Culture<p>I Tried The 22-Day Beyoncé Vegan …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

Hotel secrets revealed: How to make sure there are no bedbugs in your room

Summer means travel, and things can go a lot smoother if you know a few secrets. Anthony Melchiorri, host of Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” visits TODAY to reveal inside information on how to ensure your hotel room is secure and sanitary – and bedbug-free!

The Best Garment Bag for Crease-Free Travel

<b>LAT_56 is leading the revolution in innovative luggage with their Red-Eye Carry-On Garment Bag which boasts impressive wrinkle-free suit packing</b> …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Babies Sleep Better In Their Own Rooms After 4 Months, Study Finds

Babies get less sleep at night and sleep for shorter stretches when they sleep in their parents' room after 4 months old, a new study finds. Parents are also more likely to engage in unsafe sleep practices, such as bringing their child into their bed or leaving pillows, blankets or stuffed animals …

Pediatrics

Paint Your Bathroom This Color and Your Home Could Be Worth $5,000 More

Selling your home? Pick up a paint brush<p>The conventional wisdom says that houses sell better when they’re adorned with neutral colors like white, …

The shameful truth behind what happens to all your leftover hotel toiletries

Every day millions of bars of soap and half-used bottles of shampoo are discarded in hotel shower trays around the world; abandoned by guests who didn’t stay long enough to use them up.<p>Many of these toiletries are scooped up by chambermaids, thrown into bin bags and sent off to landfill sites, …

Don't fall for this fake attachment scam in Gmail

There are phishing scams, and then there are those that are so damn clever that… sorry, scratch that. Phishing scams are the worst, and those that run them deserve infuriatingly slow internet access for the rest of their damned lives.<p>This new one doing the rounds in Gmail inboxes is one that …

Identity Theft

The 1 Decision That Launched Warren Buffett's $76 Billion Empire | Inc.com

With an estimated net worth of $71.9 billion, octogenarian and Omahan Warren Buffett is one of the world's most successful financiers.<p>From an early age, Buffett seemed destined for greatness--by 16, he'd already amassed the equivalent of $53,000.<p>By the time he graduated from Columbia Business …

Public Speaking

Update every Apple device you have as soon as possible

If you’re reading this on an Apple device, stop. Go update it.<p>Today, Apple released updates to the operating systems behind all its most popular devices—including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Apple computers—and although the company often updates its operating systems with minor …

Apple Watch

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

12 Must-Watch Movies That Expire From Netflix in January 2017

Put your holiday time off to good use and watch these movies before they're gone.<p>With most big-ticket December films sticking around in theaters for another month (or expanding onto more screens across the country), movie-lovers are set to be spoiled at the start of 2017. Nonetheless, before the …

Entertainment

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

How To Know If You Should Be Eating More Than 3 Meals A Day For Weight Loss

Like a lot of people on Instagram, Justine McCabe is a fan of selfies—but hers have a special meaning behind them. The mother of two has taken a …

China’s richest man, Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin, has declared war on Disneyland

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, wants to make sure the Magic Kingdom doesn’t make any money in China.<p>In an interview with Chinese talk show host Chen Luyu that aired on Aug. 26, the billionaire behind real estate giant Dalian Wanda Group showed off his Beijing headquarters, and shared a vision …

China

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …

The Coolest Things to Do for $20 or Less in Every State

From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.<p>A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can …