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30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Life is short. This advice will help you make the most of it.<p>What does it take to be successful in life? There's no simple answer, but history has shown that there are practices that can maximize your chances of a productive, happy life.<p>Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.<p>For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you …

The Chinese Are Willing To Pay $60,000 For A College Application

On certain weekends in May, June and October, hotels in Hong Kong are hard to book. They are fully packed with mainland Chinese students who arrive with piles of exam-preparation and Barron 3500 vocabulary sheets. It’s early to bed to get enough sleep to set off bright the next morning for the …

China's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone Maker

Global smartphone sales are still growing, but the market’s star performer in the last three months wasn’t Apple or even Samsung. It was China’s Xiaomi.<p>The young electronics firm run by billionaire Lei Jun captured a remarkable 5% global market share in the last three months, according to new …

5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends.<p>Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing. The U.S.. Census Bureau …

So You Have A Business Idea. Now What?

<i>Json SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>You have an idea, now what?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>If you’re anything …

The Government Might Fund Your Idea Before Anybody Else Will

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2009, I decided to attend the National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference to understand how the government could partner with businesses and support innovative ideas and technologies.<p>I was frustrated with the lack of …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! We're due for a wonderful day of weather here in New York — Sunny with a high of 82. Let's look at the news:<p><b>Twitter delivered earnings that crushed expectations across the board.</b> The stock went crazy after hours jumping over 30%.• <b><br>After the company reported earnings we talked to Twitter</b> …

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Dollar in limbo before jobs data; sterling pulls ahead

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar struggled to make any headway early on Friday, still languishing near a three-week trough against a basket of major currencies as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a closely watched U.S. employment report.<p>U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …

10 Real Estate Investing Tips from a Successful Investor

I began investing in single family homes with a good friend and business partner about 4 years ago. In that time, we’ve purchases and remodeled 5 …