Vassilisa Agata

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It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being …

Why hipster culture is the new globalisation – and it’s taking over the world

I’m sitting in a craft beer microbrewery-slash-bar-slash-warehouse. You know the scene – stainless steel bar, exposed light fittings, trendily grungy …

Beaten up for being gay

<b>Fifty years ago, gay sex between men in private was decriminalised in England and Wales. Despite this, hate crimes against gay people have persisted, and the number of attacks recorded by police has been rising. There were 7,194 in England and Wales in the year to April 2016. Campaigners say this</b> …

7 Steps to Becoming a Professional Copywriter

Those first few rejection emails will hit you like a sucker punch. If you can take 'em, you just might have a promising career in store.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I spend very little time writing copy myself these days because I’m too busy running an agency. I had …

Failure happens to everyone—but to grow, you must learn how to turn it into humility

Failure is like the original sin in the biblical narrative: everyone has it. Regardless of class, caste, race, or gender, we are all born to fail, we practice failure for as long as we live, and pass it on to others. Just like sin, failure can be disgraceful, shameful, and embarrassing to admit. …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

3 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's not the big things that take out most leaders and creative pros, it's the little ones. Over time, they forget to do the small things that position them to bring their best effort to the table every day. While everything might look fine to those around them, the decay has already begun and they …

“Very few decisions have to be final”: What I wish I’d known at age 21

When I was 21, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I was headed to law school, so I assumed I would be a lawyer for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that life is long enough to allow for reinvention, do-overs, and big errors—that very few decisions ever have to be final, or …

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

10 Things Highly Productive People Do on the Weekend

How to use your weekend to create a better week ahead.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends …

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics<p>Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the …

Social Media

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

What Street Food Looks Like in 30 Countries Around the World

And why it's so important for the liveliness of our cities<p>“It really is a type of haute cuisine,” says Krishnendu Ray, associate professor and …

Food Trucks

Gendered verbs charted over 100,000 stories

Data scientist David Robinson tracked the proximity of verbs to gender across 100,000 stories. She screams, cries and rejects. He kidnaps, rescues …

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that …

Medicine

Is the Gig Economy Working?

Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?<p>Not long ago, I moved apartments, and beneath the weight of work and lethargy a number of small, nagging tasks remained undone. Some art work had to be hung from wall moldings, using wire. In the bedroom, a round mirror needed …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions of learners around the world through the event's wildly popular online videos.<p>But those …

War

What Ruby Tandoh Wants to Tell You About Eating Well

One summer six years ago, when she was 18, Ruby Tandoh was unwell. She checked herself into a mental health ward following three years of anorexia and bulimia, culminating in a suicide attempt. Though Tandoh was in and out of the hospital within the span of a day, she would spend the next few years …

Mental Health

‘I don’t think we’ll ever have sex again’: our happy, cuddly, celibate marriage

Brian and Alison have been together for 25 years and haven’t had sex for the past 20. Here, they explain why<p>No one talks about having a sexless marriage. The closest I get is hearing other men joking about their wives not being interested in sex any more, but we were never really interested in sex, …

Find Your Passion Today With These 14 Questions

If you don't even know where to start looking for your dream job, take a step back and ask yourself these revealing questions.<p>Perhaps because I work at The Muse, my friends will open up to me about their careers after a beer or two. As you can imagine, they have lots of questions and concerns, but …

9 Things Ultra Productive People Do Every Day

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. These 9 hacks will increase your productivity today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The article was originally published on Dec. 13, 2016.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same …

Time Management

What it Takes to Travel the World Full Time, According to Two Nomadic Photographers

These tricks of the trade can help make your dream possible.<p>Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see …

Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile corporate …

Creative Writing

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

10 Effective Communication Habits of the Most Successful People

It's not rocket science, but like all good habits, it takes hard work to communicate at this level.<p>Being able to communicate effectively, I believe, is one of the best life skills you can develop. Think about it, colleagues who can masterfully communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, concerns …

7 Science-Backed Habits to Keep You Motivated Every Single Day

How to be your own best cheerleader at all times.<p>Coffee might be your saving grace to get through the workday, but caffeine on its own won't cut it in the long-run.<p>To stay passionate and excited about work, you're going to need to harness your inner motivation. It's stronger than a shot of …

You Can Start Your Own Country, Thanks to Web 3.0

After Donald Trump’s election victory and watershed moment, many are excited about the possibility of change. This is true after every election — yet …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can become a better leader.<p>It doesn't matter if you are running a business, managing a team, or teaching a class--leadership skills are important. Some people seem to be born knowing what to do to inspire and lead people, but for most of us it …

Confused about life? Look into the night sky | Carlo Rovelli

It is by peering into the universe – not ourselves – that we understand the meaning of life<p>We are obsessed with ourselves. We study <i>our</i> history, <i>our</i> psychology, <i>our</i> philosophy, <i>our</i> gods. Much of our knowledge revolves around humankind itself, as if we were the most important thing in the universe. But …