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The Back Pain Repair Manual

Don't rely on the Advil bottle anymore.<p>If you’ve ever, like me, relied on an Advil bottle to get you through a weekend project, you know how frustrating back pain can be. You don’t need to be a bricklayer to feel beat up. Being handy is tough on the body.<p>"Gravity is always pulling down, making our …

Why Captain Marvel Is the Key to Undoing Avengers: Infinity War's Devastating Ending

<i>Warning: Serious spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead!</i><p>If you're one of the millions of people still devastated after watching <b>Avengers: Infinity War</b>, join the very, very sad club. At the end of the epic Marvel team-up film, we lose exactly half of our favorites characters after Thanos gets his …

Captain Marvel

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

HyperGrid Aims To 'Cloudify' Business

The term ‘cloudify’ is not in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Nor is it listed on dictionary.com or any other easily accessible lexicon of American English. Yet despite this, technology vendors appear to be quite comfortable using cloudify as a verb (used with object) intended to express the …

The 20 best countries around the world to invest in now

To qualify as a country worthy of investment, certain standards must be met.<p>A World Bank Group report highlighted four factors — the country's people, environment, relationships, and framework — that propel both individuals and corporations to invest in a given country's natural resources, markets, …

World Economy

Top bull says bigger correction is coming

Tony Dwyer, Canaccord Genuity, discusses whether there's more downside in the market and what sectors to buy at lows.

Tip: How to Improve Upper Back Mobility

Boost thoracic mobility, improve your squat and overhead press, and keep your shoulders healthy. Here's the warm-up you need.<p>If you want healthy …

A 4-minute Tabata workout to ban bloat and boost your metabolism

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

Wellness

The Critical Differences Between Cash Flow and Profit

Even if you're not an accounting expert, misunderstanding cash flow and profits is bad for business. Here's a crash course.<p>Kirk W. McLaren is an Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) <i>member in Washington, D.C. and CEO of</i> Foresight CFO<i>, a strategic financial management and accounting services firm that</i> …

Iceland PM sold bank assets hours before financial crash, leaks show

<b>Exclusive:</b> Bjarni Benediktsson, current Iceland leader, sold millions of króna of Glitnir assets before state took control in 2008<p>The current prime minister of Iceland sold almost all his remaining assets in a major Icelandic bank’s investment fund on the day the government seized control of the …

Tourist trap: China's surpluses may be bigger than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Tales of Chinese tourist largesse providing a big boost to destination economies are legend. They may also be incorrect, with China’s current account surpluses understated as a result.<p>FILE PHOTO: A tourist from China takes pictures of Japanese traditional masks at a souvenir shop …

Economics

​What Are Workout Perfumes—And Should You Try Them?

​Just because you worked up a sweat doesn't mean you have to smell like it.<p>The words <i>exercise</i> and <i>perfume</i> together may recall a junior-high locker room filled with clouds of too-sweet body mists, but hear us out. According to the perfume subscription service Scentbird.com, one of the top new searches …

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

A Total-Body Workout to Build Metabolism-Boosting Muscle

You need to build some muscle to boost your metabolism, and this total-body workout will do just that. We start with a solid warmup, so you're ready to push your body to maximize your gains. The workout uses light free weights; we suggest five-pound dumbbells, but this workout is still effective if …

Today's Workout 38: The dumbbell-only circuit for a total-body shred

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you're looking to put your usual muscle-building routine into overdrive—and want to see some serious …

This Is the Best Way to Spend 7 Minutes at the Gym, Says Kayla Itsines

Chances are you've come across fitness superstar Kayla Itsines when scrolling through your Instagram feed. The 25-year-old Australian personal …

Exactly How This Top Trainer Spends 30 Minutes At The Gym

When you’re crunched for time, try this plan.<p><i>Ever looked at a trainer's body and thought, I wonder what they do? We wanted answers, so we asked one of our favorite trainers—certified strength and conditioning specialist Rob Sulaver, founder and CEO of Bandana Training and founding trainer of NYC</i> …

Home Made Cosmetics ⋆ Homemade for Elle

Over the last couple years, I have created many homemade beauty products, including homemade lip scrub, exfoliating face scrubs and shea body butter. …

These DIY Exfoliating Scrubs Are Amazing for Your Skin & Super Simple to Make

In the world of DIY, you can pretty much just call us the Mayor of Pinterest. Make our own macrame wall hanging? Check. Spray paint that old dresser …

How to Make Healing Homemade Lip Balm

Lips are extremely susceptible to drying out-much more so than other parts of our body, as they are always exposed to the elements, and really have …

Rose + Chamomile DIY Facial Scrub

As a teenager I was religious about washing my face each night. Never (ever!) would I have considered going to bed without using my Neutrogena …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Helix conducts research as you write

Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so …

Mistakes to avoid when launching influencer marketing campaign

Teach Yourself to Become a Better Digital Marketer in 7 Easy Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a digital marketer is a lot different today than it was a decade ago. Where we used to focus almost exclusively on website content and SEO, acting like specialized engineers, today's digital marketers have evolved into something …

Marketing

The 5 Most Common On-Page SEO Issues and How to Fix Them [Infographic]

Fixing search engine optimization issues can lift websites in search results.<p>Here are the 5 most common on-site SEO issues based on data Raven Tools' …

Get a Dancer's Booty with These 12 Barre-Inspired Exercises

You'll want to twerk all day long.<p>Wanna get fit enough to bust a move on stage with Beyoncé? No problem. These 12 dance-inspired exercises will tone your backside for prime twerking potential. It's all about the tiny movements with these toners demonstrated by Nina Marchione, Program Director of …

The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.<p>Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. At its most …