April Phillips

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Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.<p>Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

7 Free Marketing Tools That Can Make You More Successful

When goals are getting bigger and budgets are getting smaller, these free tools can be a marketer's new best friends.<p>Marketing is a broad, complex, and ever-evolving field, and recent years have seen tremendous growth in areas like content, social media, SEO, voice search, brand management, and …

Marketing

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

The 6 Sexy Fragrances to Wear If You Want to Get Laid This Summer

I left a recent POPSUGAR brainstorm meeting with one very intrepid assignment: pull a handful of new Summer perfumes out of our over-stuffed beauty closet, wear a new one each day, and see which scents get me laid. (It's a perk of the job I'm sure my SO appreciates more than my dental plan or …

Beauty

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late | Articles | Marketing

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

How to use the Law of Attraction to thrive in your career

You’ve probably noticed that being positive can tend to bring good results into your life, whether you’ve been penning affirmations or treating …

Employment

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

'Think And Grow Rich' Motivational OG Napoleon Hill's 12 Riches Of Life

True story: The year was 2005 and I was waiting in a hotel lobby in Denver to meet a client. I had a name but not a face.<p>A man hurried into the lobby, scanned the room, and came up to me. Obviously, he had a name but not a face.<p>“Are you Rich?” he asked.<p>I shrugged. “I make a good living,” I said.<p>He …

Motivation

The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs

These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there …

This Is Exactly What Halle Berry Eats in 24 Hours on the Keto Diet

We'll say it: Halle Berry is a genetically superior human, and her unwavering commitment to health certainly doesn't hurt. Berry is one of the many …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

The 5 Types of People You Need on Your Team When Starting a Business

Which people should you surround yourself with when launching your company?<p>5 min read<p>When you're starting a business, what kind of team members do you need to have?<p>I want my team there for the start, operation and end/exit of a business, so for me, it's important to focus on finding the right fit …

I HIT HIDWAL: How This Crazy Acronym Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

The real enemy of "good" may be "great."<p>5 min read<p>In <i>Good to Great,</i> Jim Collins opened up a whole new paradigm for many people. He showed us that “bad” is not the enemy of “great.” “Good” is the enemy of “great.” Everyone can recognize when something is really horrible. It is, in fact, “good” that …

Warren Buffett Offers Up 6 Timeless Tips to Kick-Start Your Way to Success

The Oracle of Omaha has handed out profound advice over the years. Here are six tips to seriously consider as you create your own success.<p>Warren Buffett knows a thing or six about creating wealth and success. The Oracle of Omaha has freely handed out profoundly simple (but profound, nonetheless) …

Self-improvement

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

The First Thing to Do to Get Back in Shape for Summer

When you picture how you want to look and feel this summer, your first thought is, probably, that you need to get yourself to the gym like, …

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

Social Media

My Unique System For Choosing The Best Stocks

<i>(Editors' Note: This article is meant as an introduction for</i> <i>OfWealth 3D Stock Investor</i><i>, a new Marketplace service by Rob Marstrand).</i><p>The evidence is …

Startup Bootstrapping: How To Build Your Dream Business On A Tight Budget

Roughly 543,000 new businesses start in the US each month. However, according to Fundable, less than 1% of these get funding from venture capital …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Essential tips, tricks, and apps to help you learn a language

Fait intéressant: Seulement 17% des Américains parlent plus d'une langue. Yep, according to a survey cited by Forbes, less than one fifth of …

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for $200 million reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

Before Jess Lee became the first female investing partner at Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm, she was a successful entrepreneur. Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.<p>But in Polyvore's early days, Lee struggled to raise money …

18 Simple But Amazing Products You Should Add To Your Skincare Routine

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5 Anti-Aging Products That Actually Get Rid Of Dark Spots

We all know that our skin changes as we get older, but it seems that we weren’t informed about dark spots. They’re age spots that occur in areas that …

How to use fighter pilot techniques to put on better meetings.

This is the third installment in a three-part series on how meeting and event planners can apply fighter pilot principles to their business. In our …

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

You aren’t too nice to be leadership material

Have you ever been told at work that you’re too nice? That you need to be tougher, more demanding? I have, at least a dozen times, by colleagues, clients, and bosses.<p>These voices were in my ear years ago when I had a run-in with a coworker named Jane. Jane was responsible for giving approvals for …

Time I

What Makes Someone An Innovator? | The Horizons Tracker

With most organizations striving to be more innovative, it’s perhaps understandable that there are attempts to understand what separates innovative …