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How SXSW shined a light into the darkest corners of the Internet

Trying to sign in to the website to watch <i>Deep Web</i> feels like trying to gain access to White House files, with multiple passwords and resets needed …

21 Tricks Non-Morning People Should Know About Early Exercising

Yes, you can.

10 investing mistakes not to make in 2016

<b>1. We have no idea what we’re doing…</b><p>Over the last four decades, the 401(k) plan has replaced the pension as the main form of retirement plan. About …

Retirement

What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book No B.S. Ruthless Management of People & Profits, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy</i> <i>presents a straightforward assessment of the real relationship between employers and their employees, and dares you to take</i> …

Employment

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …

Smart Homes

What If Money Was No Object?: Thoughts on the Art of Living from Eastern Philosopher Alan Watts

Alan Watts came to San Francisco during the early 1950s, wrote his bestseller <i>Way of Zen</i>, and became one of the foremost popularizers of Zen Buddhism, …

Carmakers prepare to shift to hydrogen fuel cells

Concerned about slow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, automakers are increasingly betting the future of green cars on hydrogen fuel cell technology.<p>Even Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid, will use hydrogen instead of batteries to power its next generation …

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Brain Before Lunch

Before you begin the second half of your day, and the drowsy post-lunch lull takes hold, try these simple tips for perking up.<p>For as long as I can remember, I have been in pursuit of optimal performance and health. Even in high school, somehow, I had enough sense to know that food is information, …

Coconut

CitizenFour Review: Edward Snowden Documentary Exposes His Lies

There are two arguments at the heart of <i>Citizenfour,</i> Laura Poitras’s new documentary about Edward Snowden, the former contractor whose leaks about the …

4 Surprising Mental Hacks to Nail Your Next Interview

It’s the morning of your big interview and you’re a nervous wreck. Your palms are sweating, you can’t find your resume and you've become convinced …

Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?

Top 5 Sales Mistakes Killing Your Company's Reputation

Find out what the most common mistakes that sales organizations should beware of in order to increase customer satisfaction and conversion rates.<p>I always tell budding sales executives that what differentiates the best sales people on the planet is that they deeply understand and empathize with …

Customer Service

The 22 best chart-heavy Twitter feeds you should follow—right this instant

If you’re keeping an eye on the developments in the economy and financial markets, a good chart is your best friend. Charts cut through the endless hemming-and-hawing of two-handed economists and two-faced market observers alike.<p>Basically, for most market and economic news, if you can’t chart it, …

Tim Cook

6 Little Ways to De-Stress (and Enjoy Life More)

Money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, personal relationships, and health are today's top triggers of stress, according to research by …

Frugal Living

How to Negotiate Your Next Community Job Offer

<i>Crystal Coleman is the Director of Community at Townsquared. This post originally appeared on CMX Hub.</i><p>Negotiation certainly wasn’t something I learned when I started out as a community manager in 2006. Back then, I was just excited to get paid to talk about the TV show LOST in an online forum for …

4 Tips to Help You Close Your Next Big Deal

Seasoned entrepreneurs share their advice for turning prospects into paying clients.<p>We asked members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) to share their most effective tactics for closing a deal.<p><b>Be Selective</b><p>"We are vigilant about the types of clients to work with. The sooner you can separate the …

Entrepreneurship

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …

Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today issued America’s latest jobs report covering August. And it’s a disappointment. The economy created an additional 142,000 jobs last month. After six consecutive months over 200,000, most pundits expected the string to continue, including ADP which just …

8 Best Ways to Earn More Interest on Your Savings

If you need a safe place to park your money, you have a lot of options—as long as you don't expect much in the way of yield for now. Short-term …

Personal Finance

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5 Excellent Credit Habits to Boost Your Score

Learning how to boost your credit profile is never a bad thing, as many of us try to stretch our dollars by using credit.<p>Most consumers that have …

Four Ways To Assert To Yourself When You're Dismissed

Have you ever sat in a meeting and felt ignored or utterly unimportant? Perhaps you offered up an idea that someone else seized upon. Maybe you inserted yourself into the conversation but no one gave you their eye contact or their attention. Whether you’re the youngest in the room or the one from a …

Want to Improve Your Life? Write Yourself a Letter

Science shows that writing about how you will look back on your life decades in the future drastically improves decision making. Put that insight to use.<p>Physically, you're just one person, of course, with one head and one heart. But think about yourself through time and suddenly it seems like there …

College & University

The 14 Best Business Books To Read This Fall

As we shake off the summer malaise and head into fall, it's the perfect time to read some motivational and insightful business books.<p>And there's no shortage of good material. Coming out in the next two months are memoirs packed with advice, like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson's "The Virgin …

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Google Offers A Very Important Security Feature And You Should Enable It Right Away

Over the weekend several celebrity accounts were hacked and nude photos of the celebrities were leaked online.<p>There were many ways the hackers could have gained access to the photos, including via iCloud as well as other cloud services, like Google Drive.<p>In a statement, Apple said: "To protect …

Android Phones

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

Productivity

A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion

For Vice, it's finally paying off to cover the edgy news no one else will touch -- big time.<p>Vice Media is in talks with A&E about a deal that would value it at more than $2.5 billion, according to a Vice spokesman.<p>A&E would buy a 10% stake in the company.<p>Vice would also create content for the A&E …