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11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

A professor with 30 years of experience says there's no point in holding the plank for longer than 10 seconds — and says you shouldn't do sit-ups first thing in the morning

The plank is widely considered to be a powerful movement for strengthening the core. There are entire workouts, like the plank challenge, based around holding the exercise for longer each time you do it.<p>But getting the most out of the plank, which involves supporting your weight on your hands, …

Workouts

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit<p>We all want to start a fitness regime, but with our busy lives it becomes difficult, we feel it is a time …

Workouts

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

10 Secret Ingredients to Make Your Plants Grow Faster

Healthy plants don't happen by accident. To grow strong and verdant, plants need sun and water as well as soil that has sufficient nutrients... and …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

15 Minutes to Better Posture

The Routine<p>The five easy exercises that follow—from Calgary, Alberta, yoga instructor Susi Hately (functionalsynergy.com)—can release tension, build …

Yoga

Why I Give Away My Knowledge for Free -- and How That Helps Me Drive Sales

Sharing what he knows, this contributor has found, helps people connect with him, making them more likely to become paying customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By any conceivable measure, the performance of my YouTube channel is abysmal. My videos average 700 …

Marketing

Start Brushing With Turmeric Toothpaste and Watch What Happens to Plaque and Gum Disease

U.S. citizens are spending more than 1 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products.<p>They are doing this without being aware of …

Never Run Out of Content to Share: 70+ Places to Curate Great Content

For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources.<p>But where do you start with curation?<p>There …

Marketing

13 Best Productivity Books To Take You From Slacker To Master

You have dreams. Maybe you’ve turned them into concrete goals. Maybe you’ve even broken those goals down into actionable steps. You do your best to …

Time Management

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

This column is by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy <i><br>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you</i> …

Killer features to look for in a project management tool

Project management is all about perseverance. On one side you are fighting with the demons of project requirement, on the other hand you have to …

Project Management

Five Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About DevOps

I know there are many entrepreneurs out there who aren’t funded to the gills. They’re no strangers to making every penny count toward realizing their vision. And if you can relate to this in any way, you’re probably like me— forever working to find ways to maximize efficiency and to deliver more …

Tech Industry

7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Why You Should Add Landing Pages to Your WordPress Site

Are you driving traffic to your WordPress website?<p>Are you creating content, paying for ads or invested in social media?<p>All of these strategies cost …

Web Design

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

Time Management

WordPress Plugins You Need Now for Maximum Engagement

To be relevant in today’s digital market, you have to be able to juggle relevancy and providing valuable information to your customers. Understanding …

7 Surprising Reasons Why You Fail To Be Productive

Another day soars by and you’re finding it hard to relax.Your to-do list never shrinks and you’re constantly finding new things to add to it. You …

Time Management

3 Meditation Apps That Will Clear Your Mind In As Little As Two Minutes

To say I’m a worry wart would be a <i>serious</i> understatement. I’m constantly telling myself to breathe (I even have it tattooed as a reminder) or to take …

One simple practice that will dramatically increase your emotional intelligence

This is often a good thing. Think about it: Good reflexes can help you avoid a car accident or jump to a friend's aid without hesitation.<p>But we get into trouble when we let emotions rule those reactions. For example, how do you typically respond when:<p>You read an email that implies you dropped the …

Self-help

Kevin Harrington's Million Dollar Per Week Time Management Advice

How do self-made multimillionaires think about time?<p>If you’re like most people who want to improve their time management, you’re always on the lookout for a list of tips, tools and systems that will increase your productivity and add hours to your week. But if you’re like me, you’ve found the vast …

Success

How to Control Depth of Field

Have you ever snapped a portrait then realized the background is too busy? What if you really like the colors, but just need it to be a bit blurrier …

6 Essential Lessons in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers are perhaps amongst the superstars of the photographic world. Their images draw you in, detail the beauty of the natural …