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The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

The Pushup Workout From Hell | Men's Health

Once you can’t perform another explosive rep, you’ll immediately perform an isometric hold, hovering a few inches off the floor.<p>Compartmentalize, and hold this position for as long as you can. You’re building strength and stability in the hardest point of the pushup—the bottom, explains …

10 Brands Making Modern Suits You'll Want to Wear Every Day

Welcome to the new age of tailoring.<p>In many workplaces, "Casual Friday" is more like "casual <i>everyday</i>," but that doesn't mean the suit no longer has a place in the modern wardrobe. If anything, now it's about wearing it separately: the trousers one day with a leather jacket, the jacket another day …

Men's Fashion

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

UI Design

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

25 Moments That Changed America

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The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

8 Apps Your Startup Needs Right Now | Inc.com

Startups are known for moving quickly--it's what we love about them. But moving too fast without knowing whether everyone is working on the right things can stall your momentum, or even kill it. You can't just wing it.<p>First, read <i>Do More Faster</i> by David Cohen & Brad Feld. It will change your life. …

Productivity

How Adidas Is Learning To Be More Like Kanye

The new Adidas doesn’t care if it’s polarizing. It just doesn’t want to be neutral anymore.<p>Brash. Opinionated. Egotistical. Atonal. Polarizing. Irresistible. It’s how people describe Kanye West. It’s also how you’d describe American culture.<p>And Adidas, the German-run athletic wear company known for …

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website

To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV’s Michael Margolis.<p>What do buying coffee beans, making an investment, and choosing a doctor have in common? They’re all forms of shopping. In each case, customers follow predictable processes for finding, evaluating, and narrowing options. If …

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Finally, A Real Floating Lightbulb

Simon Morris makes floating objects. He has created everything from sneakers to speakers that hover magically above the ground, using magnets. But his ultimate dream was to create a floating light source without using batteries. Now, with Flyte, he’s turned his wish into reality.<p>Harnessing the …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Dark Matter

10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

You're reading 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Startups

Out With The Old, In With The New. Why The Consumer And Financial Services Industries Are Ripe For Disruption.

Long dominated by household-brand behemoths, Financial Services and Consumer Products are two industries ripe for disruption.<p>Every day each of us hopes for inspiration. That is, we hope to come up with some new creative method, product or idea that inspires change. In other words, we hope to …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups

At the 2014 HOW conference, Debbie Millman, host of the excellent interview show <i>Design Matters</i> and a remarkable mind, sat down with the prolific Seth Godin to discuss courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and why he got thrown out of Milton Glaser’s class. She used an unusual book of …

Austin Kleon: Inertia Is the Antithesis of Creativity

Poet, writer, artist, upstart… Austin Kleon is a shifty character—in the best possible sense. “My career is kind of a Venn diagram,” says Kleon. …

Creativity

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Oddball Gifts: When You’re Not Sure What to Give

Are conventional gifts boring you this holiday season? One of the most difficult things I have found about this gift-giving time of year is finding …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

The Quaint Economy: How A Good Story Makes A Successful Product

The quaint economy is a derivative of a derivative of The Way We Live Now. It's about the way that upscale brands perceive the aspirations of their target audience, filter it through their corporate marketing department, and reflect it back at us, revealing a nostalgia for a stylized past that …

The Wilderness Guide to Natural Shelters

<b>Editor’s Note:</b>A term still young to American colloquialism, “bushcraft” refers the to individual’s ability to adapt to a range of different outdoor …

Do You Measure Up to Our Fitness Standards?

Seven Tests of True Strength<p>Are you Men's Health Fit? Prove it—or improve<p>Remember the presidentials? No, not the election. We're talking about the president's Challenge Physical Fitness Test—the series of exercises that gym teachers have been using for decades to torture, er, assess their students. …