Amit Balhara

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Threads: The Island - Incest/Taboo

<b>Threads: The Island</b><p><i>Author's note: This story contains incest. It also contains lots of other action, and I should warn you now -- it's not a short</i> …

The Hormone That Makes Her Hotter

All you need is a little oxytocin in your system<p>Testosterone may fuel your thrusting, but another chemical keeps you coming back to the sack: Oxytocin, the bonding hormone, may increase your attraction to your girlfriend, says new research from Germany.<p>Men who received a dose of oxytocin through …

Hearst Magazines

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

Three Tips For The Next Generation Of Would-Be Entrepreneurs

Growing up, most of us still believe in the American Dream – that by getting a college education and building up our resumes with internships and relevant professional skills, we’ll be able to graduate and walk into a high-paying (or at least stable) career. But with nearly half of the nation’s …

3 Critical Steps to Reinvent Yourself or Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reinvention: Whether personal or in business, it's a subject that's rarely discussed among those who only play by the rules.<p>One day a number of us will have a realization that the current position we're in is not suited for our lives. We …

Entrepreneurship

Raise Your Conversational IQ

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many conversations miss the mark. We talk past each other, over each other and make up things that suit our motivations and needs. We can connect 24/7 from anywhere in the world at any time, but it’s not enough to have the tools to …

IQ

Breaking Up With a Client: What to Say

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Breakin’ up is hard to do, particularly when it comes to ending a client relationship. These conversations can be awkward or even emotional, but it’s important to approach to situation directly. Nobody likes to be evaded or have a …

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to your health, high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. Left untreated, it can combine with other conditions, such as high cholesterol or diabetes, and lead to heart disease and stroke.<p>But what about your …

Customers

10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn

With the ubiquity and easy access to porn these days, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people are beginning to study the effects of it on our sex lives. According to a website called projectknow.com, 420 million web pages are dedicated to porn, meaning the non-porn Internet roughly consists …

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You probably don’t wake up every morning (or any morning for that matter) and think about how you need more 19-year-olds in your life or in order to effectively grow your business. But, maybe you should.<p>I have used college interns …

College & University

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves, so will your productivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind making the most of your frantic, time-pressured days</i> …

Time Management

Need Inspiration? Here Are 9 Ways to Find It.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people love routine. They’re perfectly happy getting up at the same time, doing the same things, eating the same foods, and working the same job, day in, day out. I guess it’s comforting to them.<p>Not me. I thrive on variety. Newness. …

Northern California

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is a golden-age for innovation with companies revamping the business of invention and democratizing the way we monetize new ideas. Think Kickstarter, Quirky and -- shameless plug of my own business -- Trident Design.<p>If you have an idea …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that customers trust word-of-mouth above corporate advertising. According to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations while only 53 percent trust content that you create and post on your website.<p>If you …

Marketing

5 Secrets to Landing the Perfect Partnership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”<br>Bill Gates<p>Coming from the richest man in the world, I think the founder of Microsoft was onto something. And it isn't just huge corporations reaping the benefits …

Entrepreneurship

5 Simple Steps to Be a Super-Confident Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building confidence isn't always easy, especially if you have low self-esteem to begin with. In the dating world, the simplest thing can be the most difficult of tasks, like saying hello to someone. But as an entrepreneur and leader, …

Self-esteem

Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>As on the dating scene, looking good is an easy way to stand out from the crowd. That could mean sporting a well-fitted suit or the right pair of shoes, but at a minimum it …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Cape Cod

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …