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The 16 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Apps

5 Magic Email Tricks That Get People to Read and Respond | Inc.com

How many emails do you get a day? How many do you ignore? Those answers should help make it clear why getting people to read what you send is so tough.<p>You can improve the content of the emails, which can help them get attention. But still, you need someone to open the damned things.<p>Email tracking …

Productivity

16 Tips for Getting 90 Percent of Your Work Done in the Morning | Inc.com

Imagine this.<p>By the time lunch rolls around, you push back from your desk with a satisfied sigh, saunter off to your car, and drive off to have a leisurely, stress-free lunch, daydreaming about the 18 holes that you're going to play for the rest of the day.<p>This can be for real.<p>You can get 90 …

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

5 Hacks That Will Cut Your Workweek in Half

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two years ago, I moved from Ohio to Arizona when my business was acquired. I immediately became consumed by work, doing the same thing day after day. One morning about five months after I moved, I noticed a park a few blocks from my …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Black holes may be destroying stars at the center of the Milky Way

Researchers believe dark matter has built up inside these stars, causing the pulsars to collapse<p>Dark matter may have turned spinning stars into black holes near the center of our galaxy, researchers say. There, scientists expected to see plenty of the dense, rotating stars called pulsars, which are …

It Only Takes Five Minutes to Become a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How you start your day sets the context and your mindset for the rest of the day.<p>Yet, most people start the day with procrastination by hitting the snooze button, telling their subconscious that they don’t even have the self-discipline to …

7 Ways to Get People to Believe, Like and Respect You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are some simple, yet often forgotten, business principles that can build a positive professional reputation and keep credibility intact -- for you and your business. Here are seven ways to convey that you are poised, polished and …

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open

<b>Andy Murray came from a set down to beat David Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final of the Vienna Open.</b><p>The victory means he moves ahead of the Spaniard in the race to qualify for the World Tour Finals.<p>Murray, 27, broke his opponent three times in the final set before serving out the match to win only …

4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The problem with asking customers what they want, like, or think is often that:<p>They don’t know.<br>• They think they know, but they’re wrong.<br>• They know, but they don’t tell you the truth.<p>Companies famous for predicting customer behavior (like …

What You Need to Know About Segmentation

The marketers of Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test, a product that can tell you if you’re one-week, two-weeks, or three-plus weeks pregnant, asked a couple of D-list celebrities to tweet out their positive tests back in 2013. As <i>Businessweek’s</i> Jessica Grose reported, the maker of the test, Swiss …

It’s Time to Split HR

It’s time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.<p>I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way …

Adding Personality and Trust to Your Landing Pages Can Maximize Conversion Rates

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>We’re constantly testing and tweaking our landing pages to maximize our conversion rates.<p>We know a page that converts at 15% instead of 10% can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased revenue for our business.<p>This article will discuss the …

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before Starting Up (Infographic) | Inc.com

Save this book list for a rainy day. Here are some great read recommendations for entrepreneurs from team-building and corporate events agency, TravelOutThere.

Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

In its most revealing form, data visualization makes the “invisible” visible. It enables people to move beyond just <i>looking</i> at data towards actually <i>seeing</i> the shapes and magnitudes of its physical properties to inform and enlighten.<p>Discernibility is a prominent guiding decision: making the size of …

What Is Keeping Wearable Tech From Being Fashionable?

What is fascinating about the wearable technology market is how far it will carry the computing industry out of its comfort zone -- and the breakthroughs that are likely to result.<p>Think about computing devices for the last 50 years. By and large, they have had the same shape: rectangular. Even with …

5 Creative Ways Brands Can Leverage the Power of Pinterest

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann once compared his social-sharing website to the bug collection he kept as a child. Lucky for him, today’s internet users share his love of collecting things. As of June 2013, Pinterest had 70 million users, according to …

5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

<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 Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of</i> …

The Incredibly Obvious Origin of Big Ideas | Inc.com

Here's a humbling thought: at any given point during the innovation process, you're restricted by the thousands of ideas from other innovators. How?<p>"There is no way, however smart you are, however many eureka moments you have, to invent a microwave oven in 1650,"Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good</i> …

Sub-Saharan Africa

10 Things You Should Do in Your 20s to Set Yourself Up for Success Later On | Inc.com

With many of us taking much longer than our parents or grandparents to finish our education and settle into a career (thanks, crappy economy), it can feel that these days, your 20s is one decade-long stint in the waiting room of life.<p>Sure, it's generally a time of experimentation, parties, and …

2 Great Insights On What Will Drive Your Success | Inc.com

Recently I had the privilege of sitting on a panel with two extremely successful serial entrepreneurs, Sam Yagan (founder of OkCupid and now CEO of Match.com) and Chuck Templeton (founder of OpenTable and now managing director of the ImpactEngine accelerator at 1871). The event was moderated by Rob …

3 Ways to Be a Leader in Your Industry | Inc.com

No business can afford to blindly follow the crowd. Your company needs to be driving innovation, not sitting in the passenger seat. You need to be ahead of the trends.<p>I recently talked to RED Interactive Agency's CEO, Brian Lovell, and president, Donny Makower, about leading the way. RED …

Team Building

3 Ways to Motivate Salespeople With More Than Just Money | Inc.com

Stop for a second to think about what really motivates a salesperson. Recent research from Aberdeen Group found that the No. 1 motivator is money. (Shocker!) Following that is competition with peers and recognition for a job well done.<p>Sales leaders focus on financial motivations by giving …

Resilience in a Hotter World

Artwork: Julie Dodd, Paper Eggs, 2011, recycled magazine pages, 3″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″<p>Wild weather is taking a toll on people and businesses around the globe.<p>In late 2011 devastating floods struck Thailand, upending supply chains. With suppliers of critical auto parts knocked out, the production of …

Worried You're In A Dead-End Job? Here's How You Can Find Your Dream Career

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: Forbes launched an e-book on finding your dream job today. In it you’ll find everything you need to succeed in your job search. Some of our best careers writers penned the original articles used in this compendium. Even if you like the job you currently have, this job guide offers</i> …

5 Things You Can't Find on Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when the Internet was used commercially for just one purpose: pornography. That’s right. We had this World Wide Web – a high-tech marvel developed by some of America’s most brilliant research minds – and the only people …