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A psychiatrist explains 7 strategies that will help you work smarter

Painting prison walls a certain shade of pink reduces aggression. A high ceiling encourages more expansive and creative thinking.<p>This is especially relevant for the workplace. If you spend a lot of time at the office — according to the American Time Use Survey, we spend 8.7 hours at work on an …

Your Surroundings Are More Important to Success Than You Think

Your environment--including the people you surround yourself with--is the clearest indicator of who you are and who you're becoming.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

Do These 6 Things on Sunday to Lose Weight All Week Long

You know you should be eating right and exercising all week to reach your weight-loss goals, but when you're so rushed between work and family responsibilities, it's tough to have time to make it happen. A little planning goes a long way, so here are some things you can do on Sunday to ensure you …

Fitness

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

The One Body Part You’re Not Stretching (But Should Be)

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

The Solution To Being More Productive — At Work & At The Gym

I love meetings. Call me crazy, but I’m really into the face time, brainstorming, and an excuse to get up from my desk for a few minutes. But, it’s …

MAX 2015 is Committed to Your Career

Learning the tools, meeting like-minded people, watching the cool sneaks, and rocking out to indie bands are all things you’ll do at MAX 2015. But …

How to Manage Instagram in 20 Minutes a Day

Share<p>Between managing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, your blog, and your email newsletter, time is tight at work. You don’t have very much space in …

US

Getting Your Products Into Holiday Gift Guides<p>Follow these five steps for pitching your products to magazines, websites and bloggers this holiday season.<p>By Andreea Ayers Aug 13, 2015<p>When shoppers want to know about the coolest new gifts for holidays, they turn to trusted magazines and bloggers for …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy

January 16, 2014<p>Share<p>If you remember just one thing about social media this year, let it be this: you can’t just “wing it” anymore. When so much of …

Public Relations

The 7 Tenets of Branding

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In today’s competitive marketplace, entrepreneurs—tasked with raising capital, attracting talent and getting their businesses off the ground—are up against a staggering statistical fail rate. But by following some basic …

Fall Trends For the Home, Beauty, Fashion and Food

The fall season is just around the corner! In a few more weeks the weather will start to change, time for cozy sweaters and hot chocolate, changing leaves and all the other amazing things that the season brings every year.<p>It also means a crop of new trends across the lifestyle category. Whether …

The Best Red Holiday Nail Polishes

The statement shade to get you noticed.<p>Chic, sexy, and sophisticated: the allure of the red manicure is timeless. "Before there were millions of choices in nail color, red was the only option to express racy femininity," explains Michelle Saunders, an Essie celebrity manicurist, "and it remains a …

3 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Every Business

Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?<p>If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have.<p>But even if you haven’t got one of those …

Internet of Things

24 Ways To Have The Best 24 Hours Ever

From Manic Monday to Twisted Tuesday to Wacky Wednesday, it seems like there’s no escaping the chaos of a whirlwind work week. By the time we finally reach Friday, we’re ready to give thanks with that celebrated saying, “TGIF.”<p>Yes, weekdays can drag on, and on, and on -- but they shouldn’t have to. …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

These cool heatmaps show the most popular running routes around the globe

Running and cycling are great for your health.<p>They also have the potential to create some pretty cool images.<p>Strava, the popular fitness tracking app for runners and cyclists, tracked 140 million rides and runs from January 2014 to May 2015, and overlaid the results on Google Maps.<p>Bank of America …

Maps

7 Lessons About Money From the World's Richest People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rich folks in the world think and act differently than everyone else. The thing is, a lot of the wealthiest people not only had to earn their wealth, but now they also have to add to it and maintain it. If you ever wanted to know how …

This Floating Solar Farm May One Day Grow 8,000 Tons Of Veggies Every Year

One architecture firm has an innovative idea to stave off a possible food security crisis — grow fresh vegetables at sea.<p>Designers at Barcelona-based …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Entrepreneurship

Great Leaders Know When to Step Aside

We talk about the need for leaders to be visible…commanding…present…courageous. We think of strong leaders as those who, by moderating their tone or …

Leadership

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 1: Employee Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

Innovation

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

5 things the most successful executives never do

But some behaviors will never result in success, no matter how many times you repeat them.<p>Here are five things you should never do if you want to be an effective executive today.<p>We've all shaken our heads at CEOs who fail to confront a problem and stick their heads in the sand. But equally bad is …

Understanding the Difference between NoSQL and SQL

<b>Hadoop is not a type of database, but rather a software ecosystem that allows for massively parallel computing. It is an enabler of certain types</b> …

SAP Kills Two Birds With One Stone, Integrating Predictive Analytics with Big Data & IoT

Last month, global software giant SAP SE announced that its Predictive Analytics Software has been upgraded to include integration for big data and Internet of Things (IoT) analytics. The stronger integration of SAP HANA analytics with IoT serves the increasing number of customers that apply …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.