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Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

Landscape Photography

I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

10 Ways to Travel the World Without Breaking the Bank

You can see the world on a shoestring budget. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years I’ve had the privilege of traveling all around the world. While that may sound posh or even luxurious, I can say that my experiences are far from it. In fact, some of …

How to Rank in Google, According to an SEO Guru | Inc.com

SEO is a fundamental part of any digital marketer's world. The fast-moving world of search engine optimization goes through many changes each year. Those who understand it are tight lipped with their tips and tricks, and those who want to learn it better start taking notes.<p>As a marketer, you'll …

SEO

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

Finding Investors Through LinkedIn

How can this business network platform help you land business funding? Read more to find out.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Thanks to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lifting the …

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for getting it right on occasion. Moodelizer wants to put the power of suitable soundtracks in the hands of amateur filmmakers, by letting you add a delightfully over-the-top soundtrack to the …

2 Marijuana Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into Over $130,000

Some stocks make money for investors slowly and steadily over a long period of time. Others do it fast-and-furious style.<p>Count <b>Axim Biotechnologies</b> (NASDAQOTH: AXIM) and <b>GW Pharmaceuticals</b> (NASDAQ: GWPH) in the latter category. These two marijuana stocks turned an initial $10,000 investment into over …

Biotechnology

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Here’s what Trump really needs to do to actually ‘drain the swamp’

To the dismay and puzzlement of disgruntled liberals, the Dow Jones Index has soared nearly 9 percent since Donald Trump was elected president on November 8. The Russell 2000 Index of small-cap stocks has jumped 15 percent. That was not expected.<p>The day before the election - the day FBI Director …

US commercial bankruptcy filings have soared 38% from one year ago

In October 2008, the absolute peak of the prior credit bubble, there were $1.59 trillion commercial and industrial loans outstanding. As the Great Recession chewed into the economy, C&I loans plunged. Many of them were cleansed from bank balance sheets via charge-offs. But then the Fed decided what …

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Opinion: Is George Soros right about the coming crash in China?

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — While China’s first-quarter growth figures pleased some analysts enough to upgrade their forecasts, George Soros was not …

Sioux Indians and Mental/Physical Toughness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and raised as “Ohiyesa” to be a hunter and warrior in the traditional ways of the Santee Sioux. When he</i> …

5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. …

Wi-Fi

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past …

How to Be Reliable: 15 Maxims on Becoming a Reliable Man | The Art of Manliness

As we head into our last week of this “Heading Out on Your Own” series, I’d like to pause from our “harder,” more practical skills to talk about a …

Fathering With Intentionality: The Importance of Creating a Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever met one of those families that just seem to have it all together? Maybe you knew such a family growing up and loved hanging out over at …

10 Tough Job Lessons Worth Learning by Age 30

Workplace setbacks are rarely career enders.<p>Some of the most important lessons you learn during your first decade working in “the real world” come …

67 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful | Inc.com

I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.<p>With that in mind, here’s a long list of some of the most …

Motivation

Latest Dragon Ball Movie Levels Up In First Official Trailer

The recent <i>Dragon Ball</i> movie <i>Resurrection of F</i> is gearing up for its Western release this August and we’ve now been graced with its first official Western trailer.<p>The movie was already released back in Japan this April and also received a very limited Western showing, with English subtitles, but this …

Anime

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Tutorials

Higher Interest Rates Are Coming. Here’s Who Wins and Who Loses

Hint: It depends on who you are.<p>Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has signaled, by omitting the word “patient” from her latest statement, that the …