Brian McMaster

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Intermodal: Too Much of a Good Thing?

The growing popularity of intermodal transportation leaves more shippers planning their way around equipment shortages and traffic jams.<p>Intermodal …

How to Merge Notes Together in Evernote

<i>What will you accomplish in 2015? Throughout January, we’re sharing our favorite #EvernoteTips, shortcuts, and tricks perfect for powering</i> …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Three Uses Of NLP In Everyday Life

<b>1 Red alert!</b><p>The NLP concept of ‘state’ is one I find useful in many situations. By ‘state’ we mean the emotional, intellectual imaginative and …

Outsourcing

The ingenious and tasty diet that banishes digestive horrors like IBS

The ingenious (and really tasty) diet that banishes digestive horrors like IBS and can help you to stop being a bloater<p>If you suffer from the often …

How To Exercise In Cold Weather

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Nose dripping. Eyes watering. Cold air freezing your throat, filling your lungs and drifting from your mouth in the form of an exhausted little cloud. Exercise outside in the wintertime, and you’ll enjoy these sensations. Consider them points of pride for braving the …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

9 Quotes By Will Smith That Will Inspire You To Live Your Own Life

I love Will Smith. His movies are awesome. His acting is great and you know something? He’s an inspiring dude.<p>He’s not just some celebrity. He’s a …

Motivation

The Truth About Green Tea And Weight Loss Might Be Hard To Hear

But what about matcha lattes?<p>The idea that green tea might be able to help you drop a few pounds is basically alluring as hell. Think about it: It's cheap, it tastes great, and it's literally available everywhere.<p>But uh, does it even work?<p>Turns out, it's a hard...maybe—and that's only for brewed …

Tea

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Set an Alarm, Set the Timer, and Tell You the Time

I'm continually amazed at how useful Siri is to control the various functions of my iPad. I often use it to set an alarm or a timer. Doing so is so much faster than interacting with the Clock app itself. You can also use Siri to tell you the time and date, as well as the time at a specific location …

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Most business owners think about creating a "start doing" list, with its endless recitations of things they could be doing more of in order for the company to be bigger, better or more profitable.<p>But there's just as much value in asking yourself, "What needs to go on my 'stop doing' list?" When you …

Body Weight Exercises

If you’re not doing body weight exercises, aka calisthenic exercises, you’re missing out — big time. When I used to make new male clients do pushups, they’d stare at me as if to say, “Huh? What is this… <i>Phys. Ed.</i>?”<p>Well sure enough, after ten pushups, they would mutter how hard it was and secretly …

The Race Is On For Solar Companies To Woo Utilities

SunPower has turned to Tendril’s software expertise to market its solar and energy storage services, a move that reflects increasing attempts by SunPower and other solar companies to win over utilities.<p>The California-based solar company is licensing Tendril’s software for analyzing its customers’ …

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Sehgals Lead India's Largest Auto Parts Maker Into New Markets Overseas

Vaaman Sehgal’s trial by fire was in May 2009, when he became CEO of one of the largest makers of vehicle mirrors in the world.<p>His father, Vivek Chaand Sehgal, who chairs India’s biggest auto parts conglomerate, the $6.1 billion (revenues) Samvardhana Motherson Group, had acquired the ailing U.K. …

4 Reasons Successful Entrepreneurs Need Executive Assistants

As an entrepreneur, you put a great deal of thought in surrounding yourself with talented and dynamic people who add to the success of your business endeavors. The abilities and contributions of your team often determine the overall outcome of your project. Yet there is one position often …

How Busy Entrepreneurs Deal With Mundane Tasks

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As exciting as the entrepreneur’s life is, you have to deal with mundane tasks. Mundane tasks are repetitive, boring, unproductive and yet necessary.<p>What do busy entrepreneurs do about these mundane tasks? Is there a way to …

Productivity

5 Simple Steps to Schedule Your Week for Business and Personal Success

As an entrepreneur, attending to your work is essential for building your business. But creating a balanced life is the key to sustained success in the office and at home.<p>Early in my career, I struggled with striking a balance between my work and my personal life. I quickly found that being a …

Entrepreneurship

7 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

You don't have to be a born leader to be a great leader. Just focus on doing a few things very well.<p>Why are some leaders better and more productive than others? While some people believe that you're either born a great leader or you're not, that's not really the case at all. Anyone can learn to be …

Employee Engagement

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

The Skinny Man's Muscle Plan

Pack on the muscle you want by busting the myth of the hard gainer<p><b>I'VE BEEN CALLED A</b> pencil, a string bean, skin and bones. I've heard the three words no man who cares about his physique ever wants to hear: "You work out?" Trainers refer to us as ectomorphs—which sounds like something from …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

How to Have the Healthiest Day of Your Life

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>Follow this hour-by-hour playbook to stay energized, organized, and focused all day, everyday.<p><b>6 a.m. Sleep a little longer</b>"Getting enough quality shut-eye affects not only your metabolism but also the quality of your day," says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo, author of</i> …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

The 10-Minute Transformation