Alexa Shimizu

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The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Self-improvement

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

13 questions you need to answer before the interview

Before you spend time preparing to answer difficult interview questions here are some questions to ask yourself.<p>If you can answer these questions you …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Hedge Funds

Seriously, You Have to Do This U.S. Road Trip at Least Once in Your Lifetime

When you really want (need) an escape, you go to the ever-charming Mackinac Island, Michigan. Once on this island between the northernmost part of …

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Books

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

12 Simple Ways to Start Exercising Again After a Break

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on. We asked weight loss …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

The Ultimate Productivity Gift Guide: 73 Ideas for Everyone on Your List

The holidays are here and it’s time to rack your brain once again to think of the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. To save you …

Shopping

2 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

There are a few things to look for in stocks that could deliver excellent long-term performance. For starters, you should look for strong profitability, financial stability, a history of strong but responsible growth, and the potential to grow much more. With that in mind, here are two stocks that …

3 Tech Stocks Paying Big Dividends to Income Investors

Technology stocks and dividends go together like ice cream and chopped liver, which is to say they don’t, although there are always exceptions.<p>This …

7 Growth Stocks That Should Replace Apple in Your Portfolio

Just about everything about <b>Apple Inc.'s</b> (AAPL) fourth-quarter earnings report was positive. Its revenue and gross margins were at the high end of …

Investing

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

4 Things to Eliminate From Your Speech If You Want to Be Persuasive

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make to instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just briefly, you …

4 Things Every Leader Needs To Learn

Nothing really prepares you to be a leader. In most cases, you get the opportunity to lead by being good at something else. However, while being a strong performer gives you the <i>credibility</i> to lead, it says nothing about your <i>ability</i> to lead. Leadership is a skill in its own right and, for the most …

Self-improvement

20 Things You Should Ask Yourself If You're Wondering If Entrepreneurship Is Right for You

Consider these 20 questions before you take the leap.<p>The dream of entrepreneurship exists in the minds of the ambitious, the ones who believe they can reach for the stars. And in their minds, they can see it. They know what they want to build--and if they don't know what to build, they know they …

Try This 21-Day Better Breakfast Challenge

Eating a balanced plate first thing gives you an energy surge to kick off your day and helps keep your hunger in check. “What you eat for breakfast …

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Self-improvement

7 Easy Weekend Getaways to Take From San Francisco This Fall

San Francisco has grown into an expensive metropolis, trending foodie destination, and the home to thousands of techies who work at nearby social …

Stanford MBAs Are Coveting a Six-Figure Job That You Can Get for Free

Everything you need to ride the tide of product management without emptying your wallet. Or soul.<p>When you think of the prototypical MBA, you imagine someone seeking a job in consulting or banking. But today, top graduates are gunning for jobs in product management.<p>Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern, …

Product Management

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Silicon Valley

Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

Think Twice Before Rolling Over a 401(k)

Moving your retirement funds to an IRA may not be the smartest choice.<p>Wall Street has done a remarkably thorough job of brainwashing investors into …

The Top 10 Resort Hotels in California

These luxurious Golden State resorts — voted World’s Best by T+L readers — shine for their accommodations and experiences.<p>California has proven …

If You Want Real, LASTING Love, You NEED These 4 CRUCIAL Things

"All you need is LOVE" ... right? Not so much.<p>Many of us grow up being taught that when we grow up, we'll fall in love and everything will end in a blissful, fairy tale ending. Except, they forgot about the rough, tough, and downright IMPOSSIBLE spots along the way. We were never prepared for the …