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The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally , taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

European Travel

26 of the most hilarious, unfortunate online ad placements

Therefore, advertisers and publishers are not always aware of exactly what content the ad will be put around.<p>This can turn out to be disastrous, or just funny. Examples of ad misplacement range from Donald Trump ads next to pro-Isis videos, to beer ads next to stories about drunk driving.<p>These …

Architectural Aquariums So Gorgeous, You Won’t Miss Your Dead Goldfish

In the realm of architecture for pets, designers have dogs and cats more than covered. But what about fish? Haruka Misawa, a Japanese designer based in Tokyo, is on it.<p>A protégé of celebrated designer Kenya Hara–Muji’s creative director–and a Nendo alum, Misawa created a series of sublime and …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

"I Am Alive": The Role of Apps in Disaster Relief

On January 2, a piercing boom ripped through Beirut. A car bomb placed near a Hezbollah security zone had exploded, leaving five people dead and dozens more injured – a consequence of the Syrian conflict arousing old regional rivalries.<p>It was the seventh such attack throughout Lebanon in six …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

How to Stop Your Rock-Star Talent From Fleeing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With talent wars waging on for top talent, entrepreneurs need to make sure they treat their employees well. Otherwise, they might jump ship.<p>While many founders believe upping an employee's salary will keep them happy, the reality is the …

Employee Engagement

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your PR Agency

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>So you've decided to engage a PR agency, a solid first step in any company's marketing efforts.<p>A truly successful strategy requires your active participation. Here are five tips to help you make sure you're getting the most out of your firm:<p><b>1. Keep them in</b> …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The artistic process is very similar to the entrepreneurial path. Both artists and entrepreneurs create something from nothing, face rejection and fine tune their approach to succeed.<p>Since our journeys are so similar, entrepreneurs can …

Entrepreneurship

Richard Branson Shares Letter He Wrote to 12-Year-Old Fan About Keys to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's hard to remember a time when Richard Branson wasn't a larger-than-life business mogul. But he remembers, and he's happy to talk about it.<p>The billionaire founder of Virgin Group recently received a letter from a 12-year-old girl …

Virgin Galactic

10 Easy Steps to Track, Lock and Wipe Data From Your Android Devices

With the number of mobile device-related robberies on the rise, it's important to know what you can do if your precious Android-powered smartphone or tablet has been stolen, or if your overworked mind just can't remember where you left it. The good news is that Google has a solution.<p>This summer, …

Android News

Let This Mouse Inspire You (Video)

How will I get that cracker? This is the puzzle faced by a tiny mouse in a LiveLeak video. The cracker is bigger than the mouse. The mouse fails, repeatedly. But if you watch the mouse, the mouse reflects, shifts his strategies, and returns to his challenge undaunted.<p>The mouse could have abandoned …

Entrepreneurship

Meet The 20 Employees Behind $4 Billion Snapchat

Instagram only had 13 employees when Facebook bought it for $1 billion.<p>Currently, more than 350 million photos are sent daily over the disappearing-messages application. That's more than 11 million photos per employee.<p>Rumor has it that a big new round of financing for Snapchat will be announced …

Social Media

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

Crowd Funding

IAB

Featured<p>U.S. Podcast Ad Revenues Reached Landmark $314 Million in 2017, Marking 86% Growth Year-Over-Year, According to IAB & PwC Research …

Digital advertising and the end of Mad Men

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's good fans of the 1960s American advertising industry have had their <i>Mad Men</i> episodes to feed their nostalgia.<p>That's because the latest report on the digital ad industry suggests what remains of the traditional business of selling advertising will soon be relegated to a bygone …

USA TODAY Mobile Apps

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

SPLIT: The World's Only Earbuds with no Strings Attached

INTRODUCING <i>SPLIT</i><p>Split is a standalone audio player that fits in your ears; it works without any cables and without Bluetooth. Split is a hands free …

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Successful Entrepreneur Rules | Entrepreneurship Success

Daring truth bombs about entrepreneurship. Brace yourself<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning your own business? Or being your own boss? Or starting your …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

In the increasingly competitive world of venture capital, it pays to be helpful—literally. To get in on the best deals, VCs need to be seen as smart, insightful and supportive. And since VCs are all about scale, what better way to do that than a blog?<p>This is good news for entrepreneurs, because …

Sports Fans Slowly Move From TV to the Internet

For sports fans, nothing beats the big screen, with 94 percent of fans watching sports on TV. However, digital media are gaining in popularity. Sixty …

7 Reasons Why Video is Now the Fastest Growing Online Ad Format

If you Google the phrase “fastest growing online ad format” you’ll see there’s not much debate about the answer. It’s video.<p>As an online ad format, …

Study Finds Small Business Loans Key to Startup Success - Small Business Trends

Last month, four researchers (and business/finance professors from the University of Texas, the University of California, Los Angeles and New York …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …