Yaron Vilan

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27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

There was a period of time when people thought smoking tobacco was healthy. Experts also downplayed just how detrimental sugar is to your health, and let's not forget about the low-fat craze of the '80s and early '90s. All of this is to say: Certain once-believed "healthy" habits turned out to be …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

5 Tips For Finding The Next Bitcoin, Ethereum And Ripple

Bitcoin, Ehereum, Ripple, Litecoin and a few other high visible cryptocurrencies have made early investors very rich, very quickly. And they could make many more investors rich, provided that they continue to rise at the recent feverish pace that parallels big lottery Jackpots.<p>But that’s unlikely, …

Cryptocurrency

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Microbiology

Chinese Bike-Sharing Startup Mobike Has Its Eye on Expansion

When Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike first formed, investors and suppliers were skeptical. The idea of a bike share program without storage docks …

8 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

How to lose fat

Make no mistake: fat loss is an industry. The market is flooded with gimmicks and gadgets, programmes and diets – all of which claim to help you shed the blubber, and all of which stand to profit from your well-intentioned dedication.<p>As a result, the public's perceived wisdom on fat loss is not …

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>13 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what …

Infographics

The Art Of The Elevator Pitch: 4 Tips For Making An Impression

Mastering the art of delivering an effective elevator pitch can make or break you as an entrepreneur. From pitching your idea to a potential business partner, to convincing a key investor to come on board, or winning over your first client, there’s a lot on the line when it’s time to make a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers

A comprehensive guide to planning, preparing, and tailoring your pitch to find new investors for a startup, land new customers, find a partner--in short, to turn your idea into a reality.<p>You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need …

Business Strategy

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

10 Things You Must Do Before Connecting With Investors

There are no shortcuts to building a solid network of engaged investors.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The majority of entrepreneurs have one thing in common: They're totally in love with their company and their product. They are passionate, enthusiastic and …

Venture Capital

Six Crucial Ingredients to Develop Awesome Messaging

In working with dozens of startups, messaging is one of the most challenging things to tackle.<p>Creating a core story that explains what a startup …

Here's What You Need to Know to Start and Sell a Hugely Successful Business

<i>What are the keys to successfully starting and selling a business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Peter Baskerville, started and managed over 30 small-to-medium businesses in retail and</b> …

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

Happiness

Burn belly fat faster with 6 small lifestyle changes

If you have neither time nor patience but still want to burn off your belly, these small changes will optimise all the exercise you do<p>Losing belly …

10 things I learned from looking at 600 pitch deck reviews

Getting face time with a venture capitalist or angel investor can be next to impossible. Often you have to rely on quick intros, a pitch competition, or a friend’s promise to pass along a message. Once you have a foot in the door, you’ll need to win over an investor with your pitch deck. Tailoring …

Influencer marketing startup Captiv8 raises $2M

Captiv8 announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding.<p>Created by the founders of mobile ad exchange Mobclix, Captiv8 is one of a number of companies connecting marketers with influencers on social platforms like Instagram and Twitter.<p>However, the startup says it uses a technology- …

This startup is the new secret weapon investors are using to outsmart each other

Except for investors using a tool called Second Measure. They already knew its sales hadn't recovered — and they knew which restaurants Chipotle's customers had turned to instead.<p>Many analysts could have guessed Chipotle's sales hadn't recovered, but wouldn't have recognized that the surprise …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

A Simple Trick to Boost Your Motivation by 50 Percent, Courtesy of Science

A simple change to how you frame an incentive can increase your chances of making healthy changes by half.<p>Say you're really determined to start going to the gym. So determined, in fact, that you're willing to follow oft-repeated expert advice and bribe yourself.<p>"If I go three times a week for the …

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Entrepreneur Riding $2.2 Trillion Pipeline

<b>Karthik Sridharan ENG07 W07</b> has been riding a wave of good news basically since he launched his online marketplace for small businesses in 2012. The …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: I think the meltdown is only just beginning

The sell-off in high-yield — aka junk — bonds, issued by companies with relatively low-credit quality, comes in the wake of Third Avenue Management telling clients that they would not redeem money from a bond fund due to, among other things, "a general reduction of liquidity in the" bond …

Markets

GoPitch And Why Your Startup Pitch Matters

Startup fever is still sweeping the world and people are launching startups and products left and right. Because of this, crafting the perfect …

startups

Make businesses. Not apps.

Even big companies, like Facebook and Google, are trying to create “small town” feel for their employees, despite being gigantic whales.<p>They’re not …

Small Business

Why VCs don’t invest in ‘good’ companies

Every VC says they are looking for great founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good” companies that seemingly meet these requirements still fail to raise money from VCs?<p>Venture capital is a hits driven business, with ~4.5 percent of dollars invested …