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WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Home Security

This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus

Negotiations are difficult by nature. Managing negotiations between 195 countries in order to arrive at a legally binding agreement, on the other hand, is nearly impossible. This was the problem that United Nations officials faced over two weeks at this month’s climate-change summit in Paris. To …

Climate

Turns out, toxic coworkers are more expensive than superstar hires

It’s not a secret that pushy, aggressive, and inappropriate people in an office—also known as toxic employees—are a drain on both a company’s resources and its morale.<p>How much so? Behold the exact cost of a toxic employee, according to a Nov. 16working paper from Harvard Business School. The paper, …

The Workplace

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Cocktails every gentleman should know - and 3 to skip

Every gentleman should know how to dress and how to drink, says Derrick Turner, head bartender at Harding's, an upscale restaurant and bar in New York City.<p>Keep things simple and classy by making -- or ordering -- one of a few signature drinks, advises Turner.<p>The first is an Old Fashioned. It's …

CNN

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Uh oh. Thousands of neighborhood bars have closed

Love hanging out at your corner bar on a Friday night? You might have to kiss that ritual goodbye.<p>In the last 10 years, more than 10,000 neighborhood bars around the country have shut down.<p>In 2014, there were 59,555 neighborhood bars in the U.S., compared to 71,864 in 2004, according to a new …

CNN

6 Books That Unleash Real-Life Superpowers

Six books that will make you smarter, faster, and more effective than anyone else you know.<p>Some of the most successful people I've met have possessed certain talents and abilities so out of the ordinary that they seem almost superhuman.<p>For example, I had a boss who was a human lie detector. We'd go …

Michael Floyd

7 Ways to Make Strangers Like You Instantly

Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to make strangers like you instantly. Here are seven!<p>Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. In our careers, we're introduced to strangers as new clients and new coworkers. At …

Body Language

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly 23 percent of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the lucky few that enjoys the ability to work from anywhere you like, the following tools will help keep you productive -- no matter where you are:<p>1. Basecamp<p>Even on …

Amazon’s $5 Dash Button Already Hacked To Do Other Stuff Beyond Giving Amazon Money

Need something to spark a bit of creativity this week? How about a super clever hack for Amazon’s $5, single-purpose Dash buttons?<p>The Dash buttons were originally meant to serve as a quick way to reorder household goods you order often (Order a lot of laundry detergent? Stick a Dash button on your …

Want a Free College Degree? Study Abroad in One of These Countries

As college costs in the U.S. skyrocket, students everywhere are looking for ways to cut costs. Here’s one unusual way you might not have considered: …

College & University

15 Smart Things to Say That Will Reassure People You're a True Professional

Simple phrases, confidently uttered; confidence gained.<p>What's the difference between knowing what you're doing and the separate (but also quite useful) attribute of <i>looking</i> as if you know what you're doing?<p>We've explored this recently, when I wrote about the time I was on an airplane with a pilot …

Isaac Asimov

How to build your own air conditioner for less than $50

Now that summer is in full swing, air conditioners are a necessity — and one YouTuber is showing the world how to build one that operates using solar energy for under $50.<p>A video from YouTuber desertsun02, a DIY solar power projects channel, is making the rounds on Facebook this morning and has …

DIY

When I interview someone for a job, I tell the candidate how I would fire him

<i>Ending a work relationship needn’t be complicated or traumatic. It can be done in a sane and respectful way if a clean framework is set up at hiring time.</i><p>In an Aug. 2012 Monday Note titled “The HR-Less Performance Review,” I described a sane, humane way for an employer to conduct the dreaded …

Employment

5 Essential Basics of a Small Business Domain Name Strategy

Did you know that if you don’t make an effort to protect your brand name (which may or may not be your business name), you could lose your rights to …

Small Business

Primal Marketing: 4 Ways to Create an Instant Connection With Customers

Director of Marketing at Emma, Inc.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scientists have conducted research for years to unlock the secrets of the human mind -- and more and more marketers are starting to take notice. Here, four ways you can incorporate the latest study …

Marketing

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Body Language

Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their …

Entrepreneurship

The Google engineer teaching happiness in three steps

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan claims he has the secret to a contented, stress-free life. David G Allan tried out his happiness advice and looked at the science – does it work?<p>Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and …

Happiness

Don't Make These Marketing Campaign Adwords Mistakes

For many of you, online advertising drives a big chunk of your sales. So we’ve asked Sheri Firstenberg, Adwords Queen with Ripen eCommerce, to help …

700 Free eBooks: Fiction, Poetry & Non-Fiction for Kindle, iPad & Other Devices

If you’re looking for a free read today, let us turn your attention to our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Arendt, …

Literature

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say

You won't hear the best presenters utter these phrases.<p><i>"Words, of course, are the most powerful drug used by humanity."</i> <i>--Rudyard Kipling</i><p>"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says …

Public Speaking

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

How to Seamlessly Include Keywords in Your Web Content

Author and Online Business Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this</i> …

AdWords

9 Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks

If you want to get the most out of your time and money in Twitter, then take it to the next level with these nine strategies.<p>Best Selling Author, CEO and Founder of Fuel Online<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social</i> …

Marketing

Got 5 Minutes and a Smartphone? Do These 5 Things to Boost Your Business

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows time is valuable, but are you maximizing those idle minutes to your advantage? You know the time you are stuck somewhere waiting – be it …

Productivity