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This Easy Hair Hack Will Take Your Ponytail to the Next Level

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/4122b8fd3cda20f22f1a6cc1d6b376e5/5B5EFA0F/t50.2886-16/18672103_1953957998167068_2794080400203317248_n.mp4<p>Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are …

Hair

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

The 6 Essential Local Small Business Associations You Should Belong To

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably used to going it alone. You live and breathe your small business: you’re responsible for every big success, and you decide how to try overcoming each obstacle you face.<p>That doesn’t mean other people can’t help you, though. Local associations are an …

Small Business

24 Exceptional Women-Hosted Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017

Many of the most informative podcasts for entrepreneurs have a female perspective.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this week, I shared my top picks for Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017. The article received a phenomenal response from readers, gaining …

Entrepreneurship

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

5 Powerful Books That Changed the Direction of My Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quiz time: Can you name Newton's first law of motion?<p>No? (Don't feel bad, I had to look it up, too.)<p>Newton declared, "Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to …

Self-improvement

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

19 cocktails you've probably never heard of but should start drinking immediately

It's cold outside. You're at some party. And you pour yourself a glass of cheap-o wine or beer.<p>Just like last year. And the year before that.<p>Regular old wines and beers are fine for a Thursday night in March, but this is the holiday season. Time to spice things up a bit and try something a bit more …

Income Tax

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

Thanks to a new wave of offbeat, downright chuggable bottles from upstart winemakers and importers, there's never been a better time for the average food lover to buy, drink, and even collect wine—no occasion needed.<p>The first rule? There are no rules. No vintage charts, no snooty swirling, no …

I'm Going to Tell You About the Most Successful Person I Know

Lets call him "Pat". That's not his name, but close. I don't want to embarrass him, although I am 99.99% sure he won't be embarrassed even if I mention him.<p>I met him in 1999. He was the number two guy at the largest investment bank in the world. He wanted to invest in my next company. Here's what …

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

If you're sick of buying furniture from Ikea and selling it on Craigslist, this startup wants to help

Bobbitt arrived in the Bay Area only to repeat the process in reverse.<p>"I went to Ikea and pretty much bought the same room I had just sold in Dallas, and in the process lost several thousand dollars," Bobbitt said.<p>Bobbitt was so frustrated by the experience that he teamed up with his three …

Selling

TRUMP: I felt bad for my debate rivals because they had to constantly talk about me

"I thought I was on too much. I felt badly for everybody else because every question had to do with me," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."<p>For three hours Wednesday night, the debate moderators peppered the various candidates with questions about Trump and various insults he had directed their …

Donald Trump

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain

Your brain is the most important yet least understood organ in your whole body.<p>Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

2016's Top Ranked Western Ski Resorts

Looking for a new place to ski? Try one of these resorts. Readers ranked them as the best ski resorts in the West.<p>Author:<p>SkiMag.com Editors<p>Publish …

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

'Smart' drugs are getting a lot smarter

In a meta-analysis recently published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers from the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School concluded that a drug called modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people …

The Brain

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18 Business Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

You can learn these precepts the way most people do--by getting them wrong and setting yourself back. But it doesn't have to be that way. And the more quickly you pick them up, the more successful you can be.<p>Much of the knowledge we gain in business and in life we learn the hard way. But if you can …

China's Ingenious Online Dating Scams Put Ours To Shame

A new study of the largest online dating site in China reveals hundreds of thousands of con artists.<p>Ask a single American city-dweller about deception in the world of online dating and you'll hear a litany of familiar, if not particularly serious, complaints: exaggerated heights, photos so …

59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle products, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who used a similar sodium carbonate mixture as soap.<p>It's one of the cheapest things you can buy …

Cleaning

San Francisco Tops List As 'Worst City For Saving Money'

People are not only leaving their hearts in San Francisco, but apparently all of their money, too.<p>As someone who lived in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, I can certainly understand why someone would want to consider moving out of California if they're interested in a less expensive …

San Francisco

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

7 Better Ways to Answer "What Do You Do?"

The question “What do you do?” has basically become synonymous with “Who are you?” There’s a reason it almost always follows “What’s your name?” in …

19 Resolutions That Are SO Much Better Than Going On A Diet

Diets are the worst. But healthy living is awesome!

The Secret to Business Success That Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Marketing is vital, but it won't accomplish much without a system for keeping your products and services relevant. This expert can show you how.<p>We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing …

Innovation