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Have You Been Using Lip Scrub Wrong This Entire Time?

Lip scrubs fall under the category of things we don't <i>really</i> need, but throw our money at anyway. There's just something so damn great about a product …

Skin Care

Amazon Just Did Something Brilliant to Increase Its Profits (And Why You Should Copy It)

This one decision increased Amazon's revenue by over a billion dollars. Steal a page out of their playbook and increase your profit margin by 15% or more today.<p>In a letter to shareholders in April, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared, for the first time ever, the total number of Amazon Prime members (100 …

eCommerce

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born: Six Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

When you hear the phrase “born leader,” do you feel good about yourself? Or do you feel that you’ll never be in a position to lead others? If you don’t feel like a born leader, take heart. Research suggests that only about 30% of leadership is genetic, while 70% is a result of life lessons and …

Leadership

This Successful Serial Entrepreneur Shares How to Make Burnout a Thing of the Past

Guideline and TaskRabbit co-founder Kevin Busque makes a 10-day vacation mandatory for every employee.<p>8 min read<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How To Give A Killer Product Demo

Even if you allow potential customers to have a trial of your product – such as a SaaS application – this is usually not enough to get a sale. Keep in mind that it is likely that the person will not even try it out! Let’s face it, after signing up for a new product, it can be tough to know what to …

Product Management

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

First-time Startup Owners in 2018: 5 Must-Have Startup Kits That Nobody Tells You About

These startup kits cannot be purchased externally.<p><b>Writing skills</b>: Believe it or not, sharp writing skills coupled with good oratory skills are big assets while you start-off with your first entrepreneurial venture. As a founder of a business/company, it is important that you master the skill of …

Writing

Increase Your Trade Show ROI

It takes more than cute booth attendants and chocolate for a successful trade show exhibit. Increase your booth ROI with these tactics.<p>Cashing in …

Marketing

How To Become The Best Manager Possible

There’s a first time for everything. You may recall your first day on the job. You walked into the office, filled with nervous excitement about the challenges that awaited you. If your organization had a formal training program, it’s likely you spent those first days immersing yourself in the …

Leadership

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

Workouts

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit

Whether you're self-funded or not, there's plenty to learn from a bootstrapper.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, many, many,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student loans four years early.<p>“The debt snowflake focuses on very, very small …

Personal Finance

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Consulting Services

Do people often ask for your professional advice? It's time to start charging for your consulting sessions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about different strategies regarding B2B selling and inbound marketing, I've …

Selling

Worrying Too Much Is Ruining Your Productivity--Here's How to Get Past It

When worry grows with new responsibilities and challenges, ground yourself with these strategies.<p>I'm a firm believer that no emotion is inherently "bad"--everything you feel is supposed to guide you, teach you something or protect you. But worry is an emotion that, if not handled in the right way, …

Self-help

Your Résumé Has Only 5 Seconds To Grab Someone's Attention -- Here Is What You Should Do Now

I’d like to offer you some counterintuitive advice: don’t spend too much time worrying or stressing out over your résumé. Yes, I know everyone else tells you to spend an inordinate amount of time writing, rewriting, correcting, asking people to proofread it and offer their comments and advice to …

Employment

6 of the Most Captivating Cover Letter Openers -- and Why They Work

Cover letters are tough. Here are some tips to help you get started.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>Let’s cut straight to the chase: Most cover letters are bad. In fact, Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, happily admits that …

Employment

Keyword Research Can Help You Make Money - Copyblogger -

Now we get to the good part. Actually making money from your site.<p>Your blog might not propel you to the cover of Forbes, but almost anyone can make a …

Content Marketing

36 Hours in Copenhagen

What a difference a decade can make. Copenhagen today is a city transformed, a polestar across creative fields from art to architecture, design to dining. No longer a sleepy Scandinavian capital, this good-looking city found success by tinkering with expectations. Cyclists own the avenues even in …

Top Chef

The Best New Men’s Fragrance Launches For Spring/Summer 2018

Every man should have a different fragrance for the summer months to what he wears through winter. This season, brands are offering an impressive …

The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America, According to Cheese Experts

Unique, quintessentially American cheeses you need to track down and try immediately.<p>The phrase <i>American cheese</i> used to mean only one thing: that floppy, pale orange plastic-wrapped slice of processed perfection. But when I use the phrase American cheese now, that’s not what I’m talking about (save …

Hudson Valley

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Any time we interview someone, we wait to see whether they’ll write a thank you note or not. You’d be surprised how often they don’t — and that’s …

Employment

Get Yourself Powdered Buttermilk ASAP

It will be your new favorite back-of-fridge staple<p>Raise your hand if you’ve ever been about to cook something and then realized you're out of …

6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

1<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot, thanks to a satisfying combination of warm pita bread, garlicky …

LinkedIn’s Career Expert reveals 3 ways to make your profile stand out

It's not too late to land the job of your dreams in 2018. I got in touch with LinkedIn's resident Career Expert, Blair Decembrele, to get a few tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out, which LinkedIn courses help you to develop the most in-demand skills and how to tell your story on …

Employment

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Here's Why Nobody Is Viewing Your LinkedIn Profile--and 5 Easy Ways to Fix It

Your LinkedIn profile view count matters. If yours needs improvement, here's how you can boost it up.<p>On LinkedIn, profile views are a reliable indicator of your relevancy and influence among other users. With that said, many successful professionals and entrepreneurs struggle to draw a meaningful …

If You Want Customers to Be Passionate About Your Brand, Follow These 10 Commandments

You must connect with customers on an emotional level to become a 'passion brand.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every brand desires to be loved by consumers, because they know that brand love translates to growth and increased revenue. But excitement and enthusiasm …

Want to Be Irresistible to Hiring Managers? Do These 2 Things Immediately on LinkedIn

You can make recruiters come to you with this tip.<p>Everyone dreams of having a top employer contact them about a job opening. The constant rejection that comes with job search is so intense, when you finally get an email or a call from a hiring manager, there's a feeling of euphoria. This makes …