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The 17 dirtiest French expressions (and how to NOT use them)

<b>Travelers to France beware! These expressions are not for the faint-hearted and are provided here so you can know if you’re accidentally saying the</b> …

Will These Franchises From Down Under Come Out on Top in America?

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Take a walk down the street in Sydney or Brisbane, Australia, the world’s most franchise-crazy nation, and you might see a few familiar American brands like Subway and McDonald’s. But citizens of Oz are more likely to opt for a …

Taco Bell

A World of Opportunity Awaits Small Businesses Interested in Exporting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Communication and transportation across the world are getting so much easier that it’s predicted that as much as 80 percent of the world’s gross domestic product will be sold across international markets by 2027.<p>This isn’t hard to believe …

Small Business

5 Ways to Never Miss a Deadline

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The good news is you won a big contract. The bad news is you committed to do the impossible.<p>Deadlines trip up most entrepreneurs. They’re the direct cause of quite a bit of lost repeat business, not to mention a ridiculous amount of …

Entrepreneurship

Is Your Ego Limiting Your Ability to Succeed?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A strong desire to win is a necessary ingredient in anyone’s formula of success. The only way to accomplish your biggest goal is to completely attack it with everything that you have. However, when you invest so much of yourself into a …

Motivation

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

How Funny Or Die Landed The President

CEO Dick Glover shares how Funny or Die’s mantra, “Trust the Process,” landed one of the site’s biggest gets: the President of the United States.<p>When the website Funny or Die launched in 2007, the big news were the names behind it–its founders include Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy.<p>In …

Comedy

Why 'Thinking Like a Freak' Is the Best Way to Change Up Your Marketing Program

If you haven't heard of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, you might need to spend some time rethinking your... well, thinking. As the co-author of <i>Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything</i> and its sequel <i>SuperFreakonomics</i>, co-authors Dubner and Levitt have learned their …

Marketing

These Jeans Come In 400 Sizes

A former Mozilla web designer thinks she can guarantee a perfect-fitting pair of jeans for 99% of women.<p>Buying a pair of jeans as a woman can be maddening. Don’t believe me? Look at this sizing chart. If I were to try to buy my quite normally shaped wife a pair of jeans using this chart, I’d have …

Clothing

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Make More Money

A recent study shows those who are in tune with their colleagues’ emotions may be more financially successful.<p>The workplace should be a professional environment: tough, efficient, and free from emotion, right? Wrong.<p>The old adage about leaving your emotions at the door before stepping into the …

Psychology

That $1 Billion TransferWise Deal Is Exactly Why Mark Carney Worries About 'An Uber-Type Situation In Financial Services'

The news that foreign currency exchange startup TransferWise has raised $58 million in investment at a valuation of $1 billion proves that Carney is right to worry: Tech startups — or fintech startups, as they're called in Europe — are working as fast as they can to turn traditional banks into the …

Startups

Magna Carta: Everything You Need to Know About the 800-Year-Old Document

LONDON — Britain is this month celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a document more than three times as old as the United States that established many principles of Western democracy. But what exactly is this historic charter, how did it come into being, and why is it so important to …

Magna Carta

Stand Back: China's Bubble Will Burst

Singapore, which I'm visiting at the moment, opens your mind to the highly improbable. Rich, ethnically diverse, cheerfully efficient, globalized in …

Stock Markets

20 Productivity Apps to Keep You On Task (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apps mainly do two things: They either distract us or keep us on track. If you’re a busy entrepreneur or someone who works for one, it’s best to stick to the latter kind, at least during working hours, especially if you want to be a …

Apps

10 Things Every Indecisive Person Wants You To Know

Sushi or Mexican? Paper or plastic? Quit your job or wait for a promotion?<p>Some decisions in life are major and others insignificant, some obvious while others require a little more thought. But for indecisive people, all choices have one thing in common: They feel impossible to make.<p>It can be …

Self-help

H.I.S.T.- Do You Have What It Takes?

High Intensity Stimulation Training (H.I.S.T.) has taken the exercise community by storm. Developed exclusively by Muscle Prodigy, H.I.S.T. is the …

My Attempt to Become a Better Person Through CrossFit

I decided to try CrossFit, because it seemed frightening and intense, which is the opposite of my life.<p><i>We gave the writer Edith Zimmerman a monthly column because we love her. But like everyone, she could be better, so we asked her to write about doing things that improve herself. Follow her over</i> …

Weightlifting

The 6 Top Languages Global-Minded CEOs Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session earlier this year, Microsoft founder and prolific philanthropist Bill Gates said his biggest regret in life is that he speaks only English.<p>Not exactly what one would expect to hear from the …

Language

5 Effective Ways to Master the 'Monster' Inside Your Head

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We tend to assume that the most successful people are also the most confident ones. In reality, though, they're the ones most likely to question their own competency. The great writer and poet Maya Angelou was a perfect illustration. As …

Self-improvement

The Hottest Franchise Categories of the Year

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>On the following pages, you’ll find our picks for this year’s hottest franchise categories, from old favorites that are being reinvigorated by new ideas to sophomore industries that are just starting to show their strength to …

Threading

How a DEA Agent Befriended and Betrayed an Afghan Opium Lord

Edward Follis talks about becoming close with Hajji Juma Khan, a billionaire Taliban financier, in order to set him up and eventually take him to prison.<p>Before balloons of smack reach the pockets of users in Liverpool or Berlin or Oslo, 80 percent of the world's heroin passes through the hands of a …

Afghanistan

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Mobile Technology

The Last Thing You Want Your Customers to Do: Think

Logical vs. emotional response<p>The classic economic theory describes consumers as rational economic actors that select an alternative only after considering all the relevant information. However, while the logical process is certainly a key factor in considered purchases such as insurance or …

Psychology

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites

CEO of Plato Web Design<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be.<p>As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the …

Web Design

This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What happens when the "quantified self," the term for using technology to record and analyze personal data to improve performance, meets gamification, the buzzword for applying game mechanics in non-game settings, in a play to increase …

Employee Engagement

The WODs CrossFit Trainers Love

Test your fitness and burn 12 calories a minute with these workouts of the day top coaches swear by<p><b>How it works:</b> Do 5 circuits for …

San Diego