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This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

San Francisco

5 Steps to Creating a Killer Marketing Strategy

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not every marketing plan is a good marketing plan. There are certain qualities it needs to meet to be able to do what it is supposed to do and be considered an effective plan that will convert customers and be successful.<p>It is …

Marketing

The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design

Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very …

UI Design

5 Lead-Generation Tips For Your eCommerce Company

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are literally dozens if not hundreds of ways of generating leads for your ecommerce business. As long as you’re upholding your company’s reputation and ethics, you needn't worry about "right" and "wrong" ways of generating …

Marketing

This awesome infographic estimates the size of China's massive debt bomb

The ramp-up in Chinese debt accumulation has been a leading concern of investors for years. The average total debt of emerging-market economies is 175% of gross domestic product, and skyrocketing corporate nonfinancial debt has launched China far beyond that number.<p>The real question is: By how …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

Cleaning

Reading minds: the psychology behind UX design

If we were to gather a hundred different designers into one room and ask them one-by-one how they approach UX design, we would get approximately one …

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

Over the past few months I’ve seen a few trends coming together but I’m not sure I grasped the significance of what’s happening until I heard a …

Eye-watering salaries of Silicon Valley tech interns revealed in online survey

The wages of interns at top Silicon Valley companies have been revealed, and they're pretty high.<p>A list of some of America's biggest tech companies …

A storm of retail bankruptcies is rocking the US economy

Upon Bloomberg's propitious report, Aeropostale shares plunged 28% to 15 cents. It has been a penny stock since last September. The New York Stock Exchange, which had threatened the company with delisting, removed the stock before 2 p.m. today, and trading of the shares has been suspended.<p>Bloomberg:<p>…

Weld From Anywhere With This DIY Car Battery-Powered Welding Kit

Break a driveshaft on the trail and you're in deep trouble. Use this portable welding kit to help get you back to civilization.<p>Catastrophic structural failures can spell doom when you are off-roading in remote locations. An on-board welding kit is cheap insurance to get you back on the trail …

7 Reasons Your Website Probably Sucks

The entire world of marketing has been wetting its pants over social media and content marketing the last few years but what about that old fashioned …

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Millennial Marketers

Millennials are probably the most researched generation in marketing history. In fact, a simple Google search for "Marketing to Millennials" yields over 17 million search results, more than twice the results for "Marketing to Baby Boomers" (8 mil. search results) and nearly 9 times more than the …

Teenagers overwhelmingly prefer to shop on Amazon

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>An overwhelming majority of U.S. teens say they shop online, and Amazon is the undisputed king of the e-commerce jungle in this regard.<p>Amazon is the "preferred …

8 Examples Of Churches That Have Been Converted Into Contemporary Homes

We’ve been seeing more and more churches that are being transformed into family homes. Here are 8 examples of church to home conversions.<p>1. This …

Architecture

BARRONS: FedEx shares could jump another 15 to 20 percent over the next 12 months

Even with last week's gain, the stock has fallen about 8 percent over the last nine months, due in part to worries that Amazon.com was looking to enter the delivery business, the financial paper said.<p>FedEx shares closed at $163.71 on Friday.<p>Amazon was reportedly negotiating to lease 20 jets from …

What It’s Like to Raise Tens of Millions of Dollars and Lose It All

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.co.</i><p>You start a company and raise $40 million. You have a strong team, a clear mission statement, and a …

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Social Media

China is making a $3 trillion threat, but 'nobody' on Wall Street is scared

This, despite the fact that the Chinese government has threatened to punish anyone trying to pull the currency down.<p>These aren't empty threats, either. China has used it's reserves to buy yuan and squeeze short sellers out of their positions. The country has $3 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves …

This Austrian Company Turns Your Old Car Parts Into Lovely Furniture

You know you want a Mustang desk.<p>If you love cars, there's an extremely good chance you have extra car parts lying around your house. Instead of letting them sit around gathering dust, you could send them to Unibro Design, an Austrian company that will turn your old parts into beautiful …

Furniture

11 Ecommerce Conferences You Should Consider for 2016

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business can demand major time -- especially when you're first getting set up or you're in the midst of growing and scaling. But if you burn the candle on both ends, or sacrifice your health and relationships, your efforts …

eCommerce

8 Awesome New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

<b>World’s First 3D Knitted Shoes</b> <br>It’s been a big month for 3D printing and your feet.<p><b>Pedal Forward: Bamboo Bicycles for All</b> <br>President Clinton is into …

Crowd Funding

13 things the best startup CEOs do better than everyone else

Running a startup is hard.<p>But the ones that do well usually have a great CEO.<p>We went through Quora to find out what the best startup CEOs do to stand out from the rest.

The 10 Best Worldwide Conferences for Entrepreneurs

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conferences, summits, gatherings, “un” conferences. . . it seems that every week, yet another new, “must-do” conference comes along, demanding your time, attention and money. As a fellow entrepreneur, I feel your pain.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

The Important Question Every Employee Should Be Able to Answer

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

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