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The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Management

Owning an Amazon delivery business: The risks, rewards and economic realities of the tech giant’s new program for entrepreneurs

Amazon has a new idea for anyone who has ever dreamed of owning and running a small business, but was daunted by the hurdles, or didn’t know where to …

Enterprise Tech

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Canada

Canada’s got a lot to be proud of, and as the summer months roll in, nowhere is our Northern pride more on display than in the great outdoors, where …

Hiking

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Emotional Intelligence

Negotiation Basics: 8 Common Questions and Answers

The mindset that you bring into a negotiation can either help or hurt your chances to come to a fair agreement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm on the set of <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i>, haggling with shop owners in China or running my businesses, …

Profit

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Hiking

Here's What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail

A few months ago, I summed up the lessons from a study of mountain hikers in the Austrian Alps. In a nutshell, people tend to fall when they’re descending, even in good weather and good trail conditions, and especially when they’re male. That’s useful to know (even if some of those risk factors are …

Backpacking

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

How To Avoid Hiring Toxic Employees

In the early stages of a company, hiring can be a make-or-break decision. Just one wrong hire can ultimately derail the venture.<p>Unfortunately, hiring is extremely complicated and fraught with risk. This is especially the case with founders who may not have much experience with the process.<p>So what …

Employment

12 Self-Care Bowls to Try for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We get it. You’re busy, and you barely have time to scarf down a $12 sandwich (OK, $12 burger), let alone make a meal that nourishes your <i>soul</i> or …

Vegan

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Management

First Time Backpacker from Chicago Spends One Night Alone in the Yosemite Backcountry

Let's start with some background. I'm 33 years old and originally from Chicago. I quit my corporate life a year ago and sold everything, house …

10 Things to Do in Sedona, From the Mystic to the Magnificent

Although Sedona is a good two-and-a-half hour drive from Phoenix, tourists and locals alike have been making the trip to the red rock mecca for …

Farm-to-table

Are You Shy or Introverted? Science Says This Is the Difference Between Them

It's surprising, but makes sense.<p>Shyness and introversion have long been confused. Some people who are introverted resent being called shy, and vice versa. Others use the two terms interchangeably.<p>Yet many psychologists argue that there's a major and compelling difference between the two states. …

Psychology

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

‘How do you cope with the tourists?” is a question that you get used to when living in Rome. But the truth is, for most of my time there, I hardly saw them. My first apartment was a stone’s throw from the Vatican, which meant that the local shops all sold rosary beads and holy water rather than …

Italy

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

3 Must-Hike Backpacking Trips in the Sierra

Is it possible to find solitude in one of California's mountainous national parks? It certainly is, but like anything worth having, it takes a little …

Hiking

Napa's Most Beautiful Wine Tasting Rooms

From an art-filled atrium to a subterranean space inspired by Roman architecture, here are the most beautiful places to drink wine in the Napa …

The Top Best Offline Maps, Hiking Apps and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation …

Punishment and Reward. Welcome to the Arizona Trail.

Champagne lap.<br>That’s what I had begun jokingly calling a thru-hike attempt on the Arizona Trail. After the PCT, Arizona’s 800 miles sounded like an …

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

75 dreamy pictures of Spain

Porto Do Son beach, Galicia<p>To read more about Galicia, click here<p>Menorca<p>Clifftop tables at Cova d'en Xoroi. For more on Menorca, click here<p>Ibiza<p>The …

Balearic Islands

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cementing cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. …

Food

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …