Alvin Cheok

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What’s it like getting married at Disney? It’s not always a fairy tale.

True love’s formula, per classic Disney princess custom: First, a storybook romance. Next, a lavish castle wedding. Then, a lifetime of “happily ever after.”<p>According to the Walt Disney Co., mere mortals can achieve this fairy tale. That is, with their help, and for the right price.<p>Disney’s Fairy …

13 Scandinavian Trends About to Take the States by Storm

Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)<p>Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs, pops of blue, and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)

Common Marathon Training Questions

Over the years, a few come up again and again. We've compiled them here—with answers.<p><i>Editor's Note: This Q&A was originally published in December 2010, but the information is just as relevant today as it was then. So, whether you're just starting your Marine Corps Marathon training or thinking</i> …

Marathons

50 of the Most Stylish Cars of All Time

From Porsche to Jaguar, some of the most head-turning models in history.<p>From Porsche to Jaguar, some of the most head-turning models in history.

Here's the best use we've seen yet for the Apple Watch's secret port

So in the same way accessory makers sought to extend the battery life of smartphones with battery cases and other energy-saving accessories, some have gone to work on extending the battery life of the Apple Watch.<p>The problem here is that battery cases add bulk and weight to devices, which could be …

Scary Beautiful Video Captures Japan Volcano's Violent Explosion

Mount Shindake sends an ash cloud 30,000 feet into the sky.<p><b>Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET.</b><p>A volcano in Japan erupted violently Friday morning, sending a dark ash cloud an estimated 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky. No deaths and only one minor injury have so far been reported by the country’s …

Geology

Android Circuit: Sony's Xperia Z3+ Mistake, Galaxy S6 Beats iPhone 6, Samsung Risks Apple's Anger

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the reveal of Android M, Google Now on Tap, Project Brillo and ‘The Internet of Things’, Google Photos spins out of Plus, Android loses market share to Apple, …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Leadership

The Little Known Secret To Pixar's Creative Success

With 15 Academy Awards and an average worldwide gross of over $600 million per film, Pixar might just be the most successful creative enterprise ever—and one of the most profitable. Out of the 14 features the firm has produced, all but one have made the list of top 50 highest grossing animated …

Creativity

15 Best Magazines for Men - Gear Patrol

Friday, Jul 20, 2018<p>Celebrating Print<p>15 Magazines You Should Be Reading Now<p>February 26, 2015 | By Jack Seemer | Photo by Henry Phillips<p><i>Print is dead</i>, …

Guide Books

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

What Are the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

With gas prices rise and continue to rise, it seems that we will be increasing need for renewable energy. Renewable energy using the sun, wind, …

Solar Power

To Understand Wine, Start with the Grape

You might be a strict Cabernet Sauvignon guy. Maybe a Merlot die-hard. Or, perhaps Riesling is more your speed. Whatever your vinous affiliation, it …

Wine & Spirits

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• <b>The best iPhone apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the thing: a powerful …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

5 Life Moves You Should Never Try to Plan Out

Step away from the rigid timeline. Seriously.<p>Chances are, there's some woman in your life who's a hardcore timeline keeper (or hey, maybe it's you). She's the one who seems to have her <i>whoooole</i> life mapped out already: ring by 27, promotion by 30, baby numero uno by 31...and the list goes on. But …

DIY Simple Holiday Banner

Create this simple budget friendly modernist banner to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor without going into holiday overload! This banner …

Sewing

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

Three New Things... A giant step for innovation

The UK has a global reputation for its design excellence. A new initiative from Virgin Business is helping to support three ideas that may shape the future, although not all of them are British, says Monty Munford<p>Being asked to be a judge for any event is always good for the ego, it’s a bit like …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Guest Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering …

Entrepreneurship

6 Tips For Using Social Media to Boost Sales

It's vital to take advantage of LinkedIn and Twitter to connect with prospective customers and stay on the radar of previous ones.<p>Whether you're a sales manager or sales rep, chances are you've heard of social selling. At first glance the trendy phrase is intuitive--selling via social media …

Social Media

Smart People Need To Stop Becoming Lawyers

Venture for America founder Andrew Yang explains how to help position college grads to build companies and create jobs instead of pursuing more traditional career paths.<p>If you were to guess which achievements Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America, is most proud of throughout his …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

The 10 Biggest Blunders That Keep You Away From Success

<b>Success. What is it and why is it that some people seem to be blessed with success all the time and others just aren’t?</b><p>It’s not magic. There are …

Why Slow Growth Is Smart Growth: A Lesson in Patience

Grocery chain MOM's Organic Market grew slowly at first, but now slow and steady is paying off.<p>It took Scott Nash three years to get his organic grocery business from its launch phase in his mother's garage to the opening of an actual store. Thirteen years later, he was up to a whopping three …

Corporate Culture

Why You Should Act Like an Entrepreneur, Even If You're Not

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talk to any independent business owner, and he or she will tell you that one of the best parts of the job is “being their own boss.” But while the self-employed enjoy certain freedoms -- from operations, marketing to working …

Entrepreneurship

How To Keep Your Startup Alive Through Its First 3 Years

The early years of a startup's life are grueling, but there are ways to ensure your company makes it through its growing pains.<p><i>Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, set out on a mission in 2008: She wanted to create</i> <i>an inexpensive platform that would</i> <i>connect the 99</i> …

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