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Top 3 Ways for Building a Word-of-Mouth Business

How to get more referrals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a speaker and marketing coach by trade, I'm often asked what people can do to build a more referral-based, word-of-mouth practice. Because make no mistake about it: When it comes to client acquisition, …

Does Apple Think We’re Clowns?

Good luck getting the most expensive iPhone ever<p>So, are you planning to line up at your local <b>Apple Store</b> Friday to buy that new $1,000 <b>iPhone X</b>?<p>It’s become an American tradition since the first iPhone launched 10 years ago, as regular as Groundhog Day: an annual cycle of iPhone lust, followed by …

How Stoicism Can Help You Overcome Anything This Year

There’s a ton of power that comes with learning how to control your thoughts effectively: It’s how you stick with your 2017 resolutions, deal with post-election feelings, or even advance your career. Since figuring out exactly how to start down that path to becoming a Jedi mind master can be …

Self Control

15 reasons you can't get a second date

In our dating app-saturated society, finding a date isn’t the hard part — actually making it to the second date is. If you’re replaying the evening in your head over and over trying to figure out what went wrong, we can help. Two matchmakers share the most common reasons people don’t get asked out …

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Heroism

7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

How Stage 4 Cancer Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To My Family | Inc.com

<b>It Makes You Appreciate The Wins</b><p>There are no great highs without great lows. Failing, even on a small level, truly makes the good and great days taste even sweeter. It also makes you appreciate those around you who support you even during the toughest of times.<p>Those are the employees, family and …

Business Strategy

3 Cutting Edge Animated Short Films You Must Watch

From <i>Liquid Television</i> to <i>What A Cartoon</i>, we’ve always enjoyed animation anthologies. There’s something so thrilling about never knowing what to …

Rick and Morty-esque Animation Will Make You Appreciate Your Morning Routine

Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner's ASMR-friendly alien landscapes are full of secrets in his new short, 'Scavengers.'<p>Stranded on an strange planet, two surviving crew members of a colonial starship perform a series of bizarre, ASMR-friendly rituals using alien flora and fauna in Joseph Bennett …

Animation

Every Young Romantic Will Relate to This Animated Music Video

A moody, midsummer night's love emerges in Joseph Blanc's video for Dead Seem Old's "This Mess Won’t Make Itself."<p><i>Image and GIFs by the author, via</i><p>Caught in a late-night dance, with both parties affectionately pushing and pulling away and from each other, the thrilling animated music video for Dead …

Music Videos

Black humour is sign of high intelligence, study suggests

Who needs Mensa? If you want to find out if someone has a high IQ, just tell them a string of sick jokes and then gauge their reaction.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Cognitive Processing</i> has found that intelligence plays a key role in the appreciation of black humour – as well as several other factors, …

Psychology

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

Success

How to be wiser

What is wisdom? And can you learn it?<p>Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, …

Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger

Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. There are times when this is more …

Solange: Review: Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' Walks Softly, Speaks Radically

The third album by Solange Knowles, <i>A Seat at the Table</i>, is a record about black survival in 2016; a combination of straight talk and refracted R&B …

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience in relationships. An estimated 42% of marriages in Britain end in divorce; 30% of people in couples describe …

Relationships

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Psychology

What Women Don’t Want: 5 Behaviors That Make Men Totally Unattractive

You may be in a great relationship right now, but if you don’t stay on top of your game, you could lose a good thing. It’s important to continue to …

The Difficulties of Dating with a Disability

Online dating isn't easy for anyone, but it can be especially tough for those of us with disabilities.<p><i>Spencer Williams is a 25-year-old music aficionado and occasional radio broadcaster with the University of British Columbia's campus radio station. He also has a physical disorder called cerebral</i> …

The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Find a Man (That Your Friends Are Too Afraid to Tell You)

The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Find a Man (That Your Friends Are Too Afraid to Tell You)<p>Updated on May 24, 2018<p>Why Are You Still Single?<p>You've been in a …

Relationships

Why Believing in Soulmates Could Be Ruining Your Sex Life

The belief there's one singular human intrinsically and wholly compatible to you and you alone (and vice versa) is nice in theory. But thinking …

Why 10AM Is The Best Time To Start Your Work Day

Imagine a world in which you could hit snooze without guilt<p>Good news, late risers: science has your back. According to the research of Dr. Paul …

Sleep

PS4 Pro Vs PS4 Slim: What's The Difference?

<i>Featured products in this article are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.</i><p>Welcome to the next console generation-<i>ish</i>. This year Sony has breathed new life into the PS4, twice. The …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

The Triple Monitor, Dual Desk Workspace

Redditor Chuckles17 just finished setting up his workspace, and the end result looks great. Check out this short video tour above, and some more …

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

Project Management