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How to Master a New Skill

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

We Are All Salespeople. Use These 3 Techniques to Become a Better One.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally posted Feb. 2, 2016.</i><p>You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it’s imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run your own …

X projects: Alphabet's 'moonshot' ventures that could change the world

Google makes the money but Alphabet’s other companies are wildly ambitious, from ‘curing’ ageing to robot butler design<p>Looking at the annual results of Alphabet, you could be forgiven for thinking that last year’s reorganisation of the world’s most valuable company was all for nothing.<p>Google, which …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Gadgets, breakthroughs and ideas we think will define the state of the art in the year ahead<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler and<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>Entering 2016, the future never …

Virtual Reality

20 Questions for a Writer

I get a lot of questions about being a writer, and find I need to correct some crazy ideas that writing is a breeze. Don't get me wrong: I love what I do! But it isn't easy, and until you hit the heights of famous writers, the pay isn't what you hope. Even so, I have a plan, and I'm working toward …

Bayern Munich will walk onto the pitch hand-in-hand with a refugee child

Soccer games have been known to trigger emotional outbursts, but Bayern Munich may now have set the bar for moving fans and non-fans alike.<p>Germany is at the heart of the migrant crisis, with 800,000 asylum seekers expected this year alone—four times more than in 2014. To show their support for …

Israel denounces E.U. label rules for products made in settlements

By William Booth<p>William Booth<p>London bureau chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>JERUSALEM — The European Union set new guidelines Wednesday requiring that Jewish settlements clearly label export products as coming from occupied territories. Israeli leaders condemned the move as discriminatory and warned that …

European Union

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

How What You Eat Changes Your Face

Why Is This Important?<p>Because everything you put in your body has consequences.<p>Long Story Short<p>In her new book, a skincare specialist makes the bold claim that the things you eat and drink can have a unique, direct and sometimes immediate visual impact on your face. She believes wine, sugar, gluten …

Naturopathic Medicine

How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling

A brilliant award-winning photographer teaches refugee children (and us) the strength and power of visual storytelling from an insider’s point of view.<p><b>An interview with Reza</b><p>Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old …

Idealism

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

If you like football, you should welcome migrants

<i>This post originally appeared at Future Development, a Brookings Institution blog, and is republished here with permission.</i><p>Another football season has started in Europe, including the prestigious Champions League. Some of the teams’ key protagonists—Messi, Ronaldo, and Schweinsteiger—are all …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

How to Make Your Body Speak the Language of Success

Set yourself up for success by using nonverbal communication to your advantage.<p>Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? …

Be prepared!

This $800 million startup that helps you find a home in New York City is about to break nationwide

He says when he talked to buyers, sellers, developers, and agents, everyone felt they were getting the short end of the stick. And when everyone feels like they are getting screwed, the market is probably inefficient.<p>Launched in 2013, Compass (formerly Urban Compass), has already shaken up the real …

Brazil’s economy tanks as multibillion-dollar corruption scandal expands

By Dom Phillips<p>Dom Phillips<p>Bio Follow<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo Muchinelli, owner of a computer sales and repair store in Rio, said his business was in the red for the first three months of this year and is still limping. “It is a fight, daily,” said the 38-year-old businessman.<p>Laercio Soares closed …

Brazil

Language Immersion Chrome extension is great for busy people

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn. Flickr / Ed Yourdon<p>Science suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

But your personal productivity helps determine your company's productivity, so it's crucial that you stay efficient.<p>To help you out, we scoured the web for the most practical and insightful advice on getting things done. Read on for tips on prioritizing tasks, managing digital distractions, making …

Small Business

5 Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

Along with sleep, what do you spend most of your day doing? The answer is most likely consuming media — everything from reading emails, articles and …

Android News

Bold, audacious tennis serves Federer well in Cincinnati

At this point, Roger Federer can be anything he chooses to the global community of tennis: elder statesman, role model, ambassador-at-large and …

Keep Body Fat in Check with a 35-Gram High Protein Breakfast

<b></b>Keep Body Fat in Check with a 35-Gram High Protein BreakfastIf your go-to morning meal is a measly bowl of corn flakes—not judging, we’re all …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don’t Involve Running

Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire—it’s not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental …

How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies (in 11 quotes)

Stanford is offering a class in startups taught by some of the most successful tech founders in the valley. The class was packed on day one, as famed investor Sam Altman revealed some of the secrets he teaches aspiring startups at incubator Y Combinator. You can watch the full lecture with Altman …

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

• <b>Get real.</b> Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. German translator Judith Matz suggests: “Pick up 50 …

10 tips for becoming a better conversationalist

Whether you love standing around and chatting or cringe at the thought of yet another “forced” conversation, being a good conversationalist is …