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A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

How to use colour and typography in marketing

Most of us have a general idea of colour theory - the idea that particular colours in branding can trigger certain responses - but how much of it is …

Graphic Design

Mint green front porch with orange cermic stools - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

The Case To Paint Your Whole House Mint Green ← Back to article<p>The Case To Paint Your Whole House Mint Green<p>Mint green front porch with orange cermic …

Interior Design

5 Expert Tips for Giving the Speech of Your Life

TEDx talk coming up? Something pivotal to your organization's survival? Crucial communications moments require giving more than just a 'speech.' Here's how to do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s that invitation that involves public speaking that you want to …

Public Speaking

The best career advice from this year’s graduation speeches

This year's headline-grabbing commencement speeches have been high on thinly veiled critiques of the Trump administration and big on dire warnings about the state of American democracy.<p>Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson cautioned graduates at Virginia Military Institute about the end of …

Oprah Winfrey

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

Dwell's Favorite Modern Home Design Ideas and Photos - Dwell

Dwell's Favorite Home Design Ideas and Photos<p>Filter<p>Dwell's favorite photos of modern homes and design ideas. From midcentury gems, prefabricated units, and eye-opening renovations, to shipping container construction and custom trailers and campers, these projects display the best from Dwell …

The Best Agatha Christie Books of All Time

Throughout her lifetime, Agatha Christie published more than 75 novels and introduced generations of readers to the beloved detectives, Hercule …

Billionaire Ray Dalio shares a simple 5-step formula for new graduates (or anyone) to succeed

When Ray Dalio was 26 years old, he launched a company called Bridgewater Associates from his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Over decades, …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

So, you think you can freelance? Questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

Becoming a freelancer is a big step. It means creating your own business, being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur. It is exciting and daunting …

Employment

8 Traits That Are Scientifically Proven To Predict Future Success

Willpower, prodigious intelligence, motivation, knowing the right people at the right time… there are many commonly held ideas about what it means to be a successful person, and yet, some of the <i>most</i> successful are often the last anyone would predict. (Education researchers famously concluded that …

Self-improvement

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

How to Achieve Your Aspirations Without Losing Yourself in the Process

Goals should drive you, not define you.<p>It's easy to assume that the only thing standing between you and a sense of fulfillment is achieving a couple of goals -- building a successful business, finding the perfect spouse, or having a rewarding career.<p>Often, this idea that happiness is only a few …

Motivation

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

A grand tour of the world's most amazing architecture

When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. We then photograph ourselves in front of them and, let’s face it, the feeling of having claimed these sights is part of the joy of tourism. But why? Because, buildings are endlessly intriguing: …

How to Build Rapport: A Powerful Technique

Knowing how to build rapport is the basis to experience success and fulfillment in life. And yet, it’s amazing to realize how little education and …

Self-help

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical and mental). Learning is the act of taking conscious control of this process, and books are the …

Self-improvement

Why Good Leaders Look To Share

If you want to get, then you've got to give<p>The fastest way to accumulate things is to take, take, take. You have to fight for your share, and if you don't get it, someone else will, right?<p>Wrong.<p>This is the way bad leaders operate. They believe there isn't enough to go around, so they spend all …

The Coaching Advice I Never Forgot

What's truly important and what's not<p>One of my favorite mentors once told me that the key to staying sharp was to "always be coaching." He meant that the process of being coached, and actively coaching someone else, was the practice field for constant learning and improvement. The top highlights …

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

14 Photos That Prove Switzerland Is a Winter Wonderland

Tucked away in the Alps, Switzerland is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world, no matter when you're visiting. Come wintertime though, it becomes a veritable wonderland, with powdery ski slopes in the Alps, frozen lakes, and the most luxurious resort towns you'll ever see. Need …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Have You Heard of the 4% Rule? Most Americans Haven't

The majority of Americans are either overestimating how much they can afford to withdraw from their retirement savings, or they don't know where to …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

Successful People Always Chase the Impossible -- Here's Why

Achieving perfection may never happen, but the attempt can lead to results you never imagined.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Vince Lombardi said it best:<p><i>“We will chase perfection, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch</i> …

Motivation

Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 4 Pillar Plan: Eat yourself slim, healthy and happy

<i>Forget fads or quick fixes – in the second stage of my 4 Pillar Plan , I share the simple tips that will transform your diet for good (with fats and carbs included)</i><p>Many of us, especially those over the age of 30, have grown up being told that we should eat a low-fat diet. It’s only recently become …