Bryan Yusuf

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Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

How Do I Convert My Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org?

Advertisement<p>Take control over your site: move it from WordPress.com to your own servers. Your data can be migrated to a WordPress.org blog with …

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How to Make Your Writing (a Little Bit) Better

<b>1) Be Bold (Even if You're Not)</b><p>Regardless of how timid you may feel inside, you need to project an assertive tone in your sentences, conveying that …

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Last Lines from Books That Will Leave You Breathless

The best new books start out with a bang, but end with an even more memorable, soul-stirring moment. Here are the words that captured our hearts and …

Books

Blogger Transformation: 10 Tips for Turning You Into a Success

5 responsesBlogging7 min read<p>Professional bloggers from all over the world share great blogging tips everyday. But, just how popular do you want to …

Marketing

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file …

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink

You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After …

Books

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

5 Start-Up Strategies You Need to Know

This serial entrepreneur has some practical advice for any aspiring business owner.<p>Seattle has some great entrepreneurs: Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks, come to mind. While I have not interviewed any of them, I recently interviewed a Seattle …

Entrepreneurship

Apple Wants to Trademark the Word 'Startup'

The Cupertino company is at it again, this time trying its luck Down Under.<p>In a move to cover a range of products and services, on Tuesday Apple filed an application in Australia to trademark the word "startup." Apple has landed trademarks before, such as the "i" used in "iPhone" and "iPod," and …

Startups

You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

Tips for Effectively Working from Home

If you're considering working from home, it's important to find a healthy balance between getting your work done and having a healthy home life. …

Productivity

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

Marketing

The Surprising Weekend Habits Of Highly Effective People

It's a vicious cycle: We get more stressed at work as the week goes on, but once the weekend rolls around, instead of taking time to rest and recharge, we're busy checking things off our to-do list and responding to neglected emails. When the alarm goes off on Monday morning, we start yet another …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

How To (Really) Get The Word Out About Your Startup

By Nate Kontny6 minute Read<p>Have you ever asked, “How do I get people other than my mom to visit my site?” I have. I’ve asked it a lot.<p>Most books on …

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn From Medium via @onboardly

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn from Medium<p>There’s a new platform in town and everyone is dying to get onboard. It’s called Medium.<p>But newsflash: …

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you have no other time commitments, then the fastest way, in …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Etiquette

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

Need To Get Focused? First Go Analog

Have the feeling that you do your best thinking with a pen in your hand? There’s a reason for that. And a way to get that feeling from a keyboard, too.<p>If you take the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>‘s word for it, handwriting trains your brain.<p>How? Writer Patrick Rhone lists longhand’s positives:<p>“We learn more …

Productivity

Test Driving The Evelo Aries, An Electric Bicycle For Commuters From A Bootstrapped Startup

When co-founder Boris Mordkovich and his team at Evelo were ready to launch their electric bicycle company in April 2012, they took an unusual approach: They rode electric bikes from New York to San Francisco, stopping frequently along the way to demo their bikes to prospective bicycle dealers and …

Best fixed mortgage rates drop below 1.5pc as HSBC cuts rates

HSBC has become the first lender to reduce its mortgages rates below 1.5pc – cutting typical mortgage repayments by as much as £600 a year.<p>The Telegraph predicted two months ago that lenders were teeing up further cuts to rates on home loans suggesting they would fall below the 1.5pc mark within …

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