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Why You Need to Put More Thought Into Your Down Time

The way you think about relaxation is all wrong, especially when there are so many distractions around you<p>We all need time to recharge. Some are better than others at allotting specific time to rest. Optimal performance can be as much about how you rest as how you're active. We all strive to have a …

CrossFit

7 stylish Apple Watch bands your wardrobe needs [Reviews]

The Apple Watch has been out for well over a year now, and it’s beginning to get a little bit long in the tooth. In addition, the second-generation wearable, which is rumored to arrive along with the iPhone 7 this September, isn’t shaping up to be a worthy upgrade just yet.<p>The best way to breathe …

Manage projects of any size with Project Planning Pro for Mac

<i>This post is brought to you by i2e Consulting.</i><p>Keeping any project on track is like cooking a meal, requiring close attention to all the ingredients as well as the sequence and timing of critical tasks. In the kitchen you use a cookbook; in the digital workplace, you face a dizzying array of …

10 Principles for Creating an Effective Public Relations Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my career I’ve written, read and edited countless public relations plans, and I am quite certain each one contained the essential planning elements -- objectives, strategies, tactics and metrics.<p>Over the years I have come to …

Public Relations

10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There’s a rumor that Paul Graham, the founder of the world’s most successful incubator, once invested in …

Startups

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Business Strategy

Rainmaker Rewind: Launching Your First (or Next) Digital Product - Copyblogger

This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Sonia Simone explains the value of launching a digital product and the steps you should take to get moving.<p>Listen to …

What's the Difference Between a Writer and a Content Marketer?

I’ve been a writer for a long, long time. I’ve written <i>something</i> every day for around 30 years now. (Okay, I took about a week off when I had a …

How to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody - Copyblogger

In this overcrowded online world, do you ever wonder why people would listen to <i>your</i> advice?<p>I used to feel the same way.<p>I didn’t understand why people …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Freelancers

<i>This story was originally published by Money.</i><p>When I started freelancing more than a decade ago, I was determined not to become one of “those” …

Employment

A Simple Way Out of Your Precarious Freelance Income Problem - Copyblogger

Freelancing. That’s the life, isn’t it? Total control. Total freedom. Abject terror.<p>Don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot to be said for the freelance …

7 Secrets to a Killer Morning Routine

Time is a precious commodity, particularly in those pre-work morning hours. How you spend those moments can either make or break the rest of your day.<p>…

Time Management

Freelance Writers Share the Surprising Keys to Their Successful Careers - Copyblogger

We talk about the lives of professional writers and content marketers a lot on these pages.<p>And we’ve done our fair share of interviews with …

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Hackers Prey on Smaller Firms as Big Banks Harden Security

A tech startup in the New York area was flying high after a big funding round. The cash landed in the company’s bank account, but then disaster …

Cybersecurity

The good Schiit: Bifrost Multibit digital converter

The Schiit Bifrost Multibit digital converter might take your sound to the next level.<p>If you primarily listen to LPs, this blog won't be of much interest. But for everybody listening to digital music at home, the Schiit Bifrost Multibit digital converter can make a big difference.<p>The Bifrost …

Audiophile

Content Marketing Best Practices: Getting Email Opt-Ins

Email works incredibly well as a marketing tool … except when it doesn’t. What’s the best way to get people to sign up for an email list … and …

Marketing

How to Calm Your Content Anxiety in 5 Simple Steps - Copyblogger

It was an early morning of coffee, loud music, and blasting the internet with everything I could muster.<p>I had already published a few articles on my …

Google+

This Four-Letter Word Is the Secret To Success

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Motivation

Why High-Skilled Freelancers Are Leaving Corporate Life Behind

In some industries, there’s now one freelance “comprehensivist” where there used to be a team of specialists.<p>On a sunny November day in San Francisco’s Mission District, inside the offices of Stamen Design (a studio known for cool-looking maps), I met what you might call a unicorn of the modern …

UC Berkeley

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Online Education

How to Identify, Build, and Maintain Strategic Connections on LinkedIn

Join us as Liam Austin walks you through several proven methods to connect with strategic partners on LinkedIn like you mean it.<p>With the second …

The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Lots of apps promise to make you super productive. But what are the best business productivity apps? Here are 13 of my favorites.<p><b>1. Expensify</b><p>As a frequent traveler, I used to hate expense reports. Then I found Expensify.<p>Take photos of your receipts, then thrown them away. Expensify's system will …

Apps

Cornerstone Content Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video] - Copyblogger

Cornerstone content is vital for both seasoned bloggers and anyone launching a brand-new website because it can help you accomplish many of your …

Marketing

3 Surprising Stages of Successful Landing Pages - Copyblogger

Landing pages support content marketing.<p>The tricky thing is … landing pages are <i>not</i> home pages. They’re not blog posts, cornerstone content, white …

Marketing

5 Essential Copywriting Techniques from Copyblogger

If marketing or content strategy plays any role in your professional life, you need to understand copywriting. Here are five of our most important …

Marketing

How to Write a Book Without 'Writing' a Word

Tucker Max’s first book, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller, spent five years on the list, and has over 2 million …

An Introduction to the 4 Essential Types of Content Every Marketing Strategy Needs - Copyblogger

<i>This article is part of our series on the 4 Essential Types of Content Every Marketing Strategy Needs. Make sure to get your special free bonus at</i> …