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Awesome Graffiti Murals

These awesome graffiti murals were done for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, an amazing art event that has artists from all over the globe involved to create …

Streetwear

From Savile Row to Detroit, Five Custom Suit Makers to Know

There is one essential hurdle in recommending a bespoke tailor shop: geography. A custom-made experience comes down to the individual shop, or even …

REV’IT! Rodeo Boots

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Boots<br>• Gear<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The new REV’IT! Rodeo Boots are another welcome addition to the growing collection of protective …

Shoes

Rimfire Glove by Icon 1000

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>American<br>• Gear<br>• Gloves<br>• Retro<br>• Safety<p>The Rimfire Glove by Icon 1000 is a modern take on the classic motorcycle glove, it’s …

Stainless Steel

How to Grow Your Career with Booze, Vacations and Fine Restaurants

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All professionals need to continue to invest in themselves but many are on budgets too tight to afford more traditional education. Their student loans already can't be justified. Since there is no rule that professional development cannot …

Networking

The Entrepreneur's Secret Handbook of the Favor Economy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us associate the word <i>currency</i> with money. But informal nonmonetary currencies are still flourishing. Exchanges of this kind have taken place for centuries. Probably most cultures across the globe incorporate favor exchange in …

Networking

Have Writer's Block? Here Are 5 Ways to Come Up With New Story Ideas.

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>When it comes to creating great content, storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage and persuade an audience. But not if you’re telling the same old stories we’ve all heard a thousand times before. You need to tell truly original stories -- …

Grand Canyon

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Want Tip: Gents, How to Choose the Right Bag Ladies love their bags, and it is this love that lets them expertly pick out which specific bag to use for specific times and places. Unfortunately, most guys are still learning to bring bags. This is a good progress from stuffing everything in pockets, but there’s still room for improvement with coordinating your bag with your style and outfit. You’ve probably seen the guy in the tailored suit, polished oxfords, and… an out-of-place backpack. Don’t be him. The Issue: With the demands of life, guys are finding themselves bringing along more items than just their wallet, keys, and phone. Suddenly there’s a need for a bag that holds everything and keeps things organized. While bags serve the same purpose, their styles do not. Depending on what your personal style is and where you’re going, there are certain bags that fit the occasion more than others. The Tip and Gear: Messenger Messenger bags are awesome! They come in a variety of casual and dressy styles, and have pieces from both fast fashion and high end labels. Their single strap and sleek form allow you to move them around easily without taking them off, making them a great choice for people on the go and those who take public transportation a lot. Editor’s Pick: Ben Sherman Messenger Bag With Union Jack Print Backpack They’re the most comfortable to wear with dual straps that help distribute the weight of the bag evenly. No matter how polished a backpack gets though, make them with leather or add some polished hardware details, they are no doubt casual. If you’ll be wearing something dressy, don’t carry a backpack. Take pity on your blazer. Editor’s Pick: ASOS Backpack with Contrast Straps Briefcase There’s no messing around with the briefcase; it’s business and work all the way. While there are now more casual versions of the briefcase in canvas and bright colors, it’s the inverse of the backpack; it tends to look awkward with a casual outfit. Tee, shorts, and sneakers with a briefcase? Don’t think so. Editor’s Pick: Boconi Bryant Leather Laptop Briefcase Tote A wonderful enigma. You can carry a tote to school, to the coffee shop, for grocery, to the beach, and sometimes even for work, and it just fits. Some totes have a slightly more feminine look, but don’t be afraid of making it part of your menswear outfit. Editor’s Pick: Veja Cabas Canvas Tote Folio Super minimal. Just need something to keep your documents, or maybe a tablet or light laptop, intact? Go with a folio. They mostly come in leather, so they do have a naturally dressy look. Try bringing one along for a meeting instead of a briefcase if you’re only carrying a few documents. Editor’s Pick: Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Zippered Folio Barrel Often an underrated style, the barrel bag is a cool option for a gym bag or as a lightweight carry-on for travels. Hold it by the handles or wear it with a strap, and use it when you want something more edgy or athletic than a messenger bag. Editor’s Pick: Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag Remember these tips when you’re choosing which bag to bring with you for the day! Tell us, what type of bag do you use right now, and what’s your favorite thing about it?

Ladies love their bags, and it is this love that lets them expertly pick out which specific bag to use for specific times and places. Unfortunately, …

Perfect

Perfect

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Bar and Club, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and writer Liane Cassavoy explain how you can launch a profitable bar or</i> …

Customer Service

5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>These American entrepreneurs are merging business with compassion and heart to create jobs and provide communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage. Here are their stories.<p>1. Nisolo<p><b>Product:</b> Handcrafted, leather shoes<p><b>Cause:</b> Job</b> …

Central India

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Tipping Point,</i> Malcolm Gladwell discusses the role that "connectors” play in social epidemics. According to Gladwell, connectors aren’t just people who know a lot of people; they’re people with a knack for making friends and …

Entrepreneurship

How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firing employees can be a sticky business -- and one that most leaders would hope to avoid at all costs (unless you’re Barbara Corcoran).<p>Dismissals themselves can backfire and lead to cost-prohibitive and stress-inducing legal clashes. …

Infographics

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

Six-Pack Plank Circuit

Here's how it works: After your regular workout, do the following exercises in order without resting between moves. You'll perform each exercise for 30 seconds. Once you've completed all three moves, rest for 30 seconds. That's one round. Repeat two more times. "These stability exercises hit your …

Look Better at the Beach

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear<p>Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and …

6 Sneaky Tricks to Make Someone Tell the Truth

Cops and lawyers don't even know these strategies<p>"Cross your heart and hope to die." It sounds childish, but asking someone to place a hand on his heart while answering your questions could result in more truthful answers, finds a new study from Poland.<p>Because your mind associates the gesture with …

Brigham Young University

37 Ways to Turn Your Lower Body into a Machine

Build unparalleled strength with these unilateral leg exercises<p>Pistol squats are extremely tough. In fact, most guys are wobbly disasters when attempting one. But the exercise is the ultimate test of single-leg strength. That's why it's so impressive that BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's …

Workouts

Want to Succeed at a Startup? Focus on These 5 Qualities.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working at a startup isn't all ping-pong tables and free food. Though table tennis skills may help you stand out in the crowd (especially at Hukkster HQ), there are certain key qualities that will set you up for success in the startup …

Startups

Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if you want to start a company, but don’t yet have funding or aren’t sure you want to share ownership. Is it possible to start a successful company without investors -- no angel, venture capitalist or seed funding? Of course it is, …

Small Business

Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no way around it: Public speaking can be terrifying.<p>I probably do at least five or six presentations a month, and I still get butterflies right before starting. Once I am on stage and have a rhythm going, my fear disappears. But …

Public Speaking

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Elements of a Legacy Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs face an onslaught of challenges from day one that will leave even the most achievement-oriented person with crossed eyes and a headache. Success really comes down to a founder’s ability to convert an idea into a product that …

Entrepreneurship

Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a small business, pricing is a tricky proposition. Your goal is try to set the correct price right off the bat, one that isn't confusing or will turn off potential customers. Plus, it has to be at a value that helps your …

Small Business

5 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Kidpreneurs (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to describe exactly what you do to other adults, much less to your kids. We learned that the best way to explain what we do is by teaching the young ones how they can be entrepreneurs themselves.<p>We set …

Entrepreneurship

7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At a certain point, we become what we do. We want our jobs and lives to fit us as well as custom-tailored clothing. It seems more and more the secret to great success and happiness is finding purpose and working with meaning.<p>This is a …

Recruitment

4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Most of us strive to become leaders. We want to do something great, be respected by our peers, make more money and acquire more responsibility. Overall, we want to make a difference at our job. However, most of us simply don’t know the proper …

Leadership