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Practice This Important Skill to Get Your Way Every Day

Listening is a powerful tool to deepen trust and understanding.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak."</i> -- <i>Richard Branson</i><p>Did you know that an anagram for the word <i>listen</i> is <i>silent</i>? As an entrepreneur, have you ever found …

Self-improvement

Will You Wind Up Returning to Work After Retiring? Chances Are, Yes

Retired? Don't get too used to it. If you're not careful, you just might find yourself back at that old desk job.<p>Countless people look forward to …

Retirement

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

Plants

13 Spring Salads to Say Goodbye to Winter

Spring-produce season is exciting precisely because it's so fleeting. Some fruits and vegetables appear for only a couple months—or even a few weeks, depending on where you live—which accounts for the bordering-on-cultlike veneration of precious finds like rhubarb, morels, and ramps. Asparagus, …

Healthy Eating

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

Breakfast

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Success

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

Hospitality

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

Here's a Retirement Strategy That Can Promise You Won't Run Out of Money

Don't just save for retirement and hope for the best. Here's a way to keep income flowing later in life.<p>Millions of Americans are poised to enter …

Retirement

The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Dan Shefet is an unlikely tech revolutionary. He's not a young math geek who builds driverless cars, nor does he promise to make a tech product for the masses. His crusade is different. The 63-year-old year old Shefet has staged an astonishingly effective campaign in Europe to thwart the torrent of …

Fake News

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

This Simple Email Trick Can Save You Hours a Day

1 Second Everyday co-founder Cesar Kuriyama has a hack that takes 10 minutes, but will save you from email overload<p>Your inbox is one of the most dangerous places to start your day. As one entrepreneur put it, starting with your email is like handing today's agenda to someone else. It automatically …

Productivity

Oh, the Places You’ll Go Seeking Home Design Inspiration

If it’s time to put your individual stamp on your next house or home renovation, let’s look at the best places to go for inspiration. Some of them …

Home Improvement

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Even With Medicare, Seniors Could Need up to $370,000 to Cover Medical Care Costs

You'll be shocked at how much money you need for healthcare in retirement.<p>Do you have plans for retirement, like traveling the country or spoiling …

Retirement

Five Awful Plants for the Front of Your House

In the garden, a little knowledge can be very dangerous indeed. I vividly remember the day our neighbor complained that his vegetable plants …

Star Trek

You can earn 155 times more interest just by using a different kind of savings account

If you let a $10,000 deposit sit in a standard savings account for a year, you'd earn a mere dollar in interest. That's because most major banks out there offer an interest rate of 0.01%. But if you put that $10,000 in a high-interest savings account at an Internet bank like Synchrony, Ally or …

Personal Finance

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bras for Big Boobs

Clothing

This is exactly how many days in advance you should buy a plane ticket

If you book at the wrong time, you could pay hundreds more than you need to<p>Land these savings.<p>You’ll want to book your domestic flight 70 days before …

Flying

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

Personal Finance

25 Retirement Rules to Live By

Author: Selena Maranjian | March 21, 2018<p>Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 26<p>Follow these guidelines for a stress-free retirement<p>Many, if not most, of us are …

Retirement

The looming epidemic threat

A dangerous virus, as yet unknown, has the potential to wipe out millions of us. Yet public health bodies are mired in complacency<p>Somewhere out there a dangerous virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. It’s hard to comprehend the …

Disease

Save thousands on business class with ‘open jaw’ tickets

Most people fly to a destination and then they fly back. Savvy fliers, on the other hand, take advantage of a ticketing strategy using “open jaw” airfares, which can save a lot of money — and even offer extra bucket-list destinations for free.<p>An open-jaw itinerary means flying to one city and …

Aviation

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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The 10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer, According to Financial Advisors

How to retire early, with no worries.<p>Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there’s no shortage of books that say they’ll show you how to …

Retirement