Dan Muro

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The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no …

Creativity

A Look At Pixar’s Secret Storytelling Weapons

<b>WHAT:</b> A video essay on why Pixar films tend to be so relatable.<p><b>WHO:</b> YouTuber KaptainKristian.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s not just that Pixar films put viewers through the emotional wringer, it’s the way they do it–not with cheap manipulation but with meticulously crafted storytelling and core truths. In a …

Animation

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

Former West Coast Editor<p>When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The headstrong <i>Shark Tank</i> star investor steamrolled ahead anyway. …

Entrepreneurship

How I Became A Steampunk Audiophile

Stop streaming, shazaming, sharing and lip syncing for just a minute — and try actually listening.<p>I am not entirely sure how it happened — but …

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5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Self-improvement

RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 89 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanish from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought.<p>Here we look back on the 10 most …

Weed Doesn't Affect Your IQ, but Tobacco Might: Study

A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology finds no link between cumulative cannabis use and IQ levels in teenagers.

Tobacco

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

We gathered six directors, including Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott, in a room. Here's what they said.

Filmmaking is a collaborative art. Yet most movie directors work alone, in the sense that there is only one. So when a group of directors get together to talk about how they do what they do, it is with a genuine interest and curiosity in how others might approach the same problems and …

Danny Boyle

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Might Provide Hint at Supreme Leader Snoke's Identity

Possible spoilers for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> ahead!<p>Also, mention of midichlorians ahead - I know that hurts peoples' eyes.<p>A popular theory is …

Star Wars

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Religion

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

The Top 10 Most Useless Degrees (And Why)

College is extremely expensive, and choosing the right degree to pursue is crucial. Here are 10 of the most useless degrees in college you can pursue.

What Your Music Taste Says About How You Think

Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What …

The Scandinavian Skeptic (or: Why Atheism Is A Belief System)

An updated version of this piece forms chapter 2 of my book, <i>The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist</i><p>“I don’t believe that Sweden exists,” my friend suddenly …

I-DEAS

Pyramids and Alien Structures on the Moon: A Cover Up Like No Other!

Share<p>When man first set foot on the Moon, a new age dawned. We were no longer confined on our planet and at the same time, our world never felt …

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

Motivation

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

CEO Tech Talk: Ford Expects Fully Autonomous Cars In 5 Years

With Ford’s recent decision to expand its presence in Palo Alto, Calif., – from 20 today to 125 researchers, engineers and scientists by year’s end – the 111-year-old car company will have one of the biggest automotive research center in Silicon Valley.<p>A region that is already home to the world’s …

Prominent Atheist Professor of Law and Philosophy Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional to "Mention" in Science Classes | Apologetics - C.S. Lewis Society

Prof. Thomas Nagel has published an important essay entitled, "Public Education and Intelligent Design", in the Wiley InterScience Journal <i>Philosophy</i> …

4 Secrets To Acing A Business Pitch

Nothing ruins a Saturday morning sleep-in like the deafening drone of a leaf blower or the ear-splitting wail of a car alarm. Thankfully, <b></b>you’ve invented a clever little device that attaches to the inside of a window and reduces outside noises to a whisper. You created a prototype, and a focus group …