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5 Powerful Books That Changed the Direction of My Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quiz time: Can you name Newton's first law of motion?<p>No? (Don't feel bad, I had to look it up, too.)<p>Newton declared, "Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to …

Self-improvement

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to dash off to South America for this global-minded innovation conference, you can get inspired at home by …

TED Talks

12 Stocks to Get Dividends Every Month

A regular paycheck isn’t the only way to ensure a steady flow of income. By carefully selecting stocks that pay dividends on the right schedule, you …

99 Inspirational Quotes That Are Guaranteed To Change Your Life

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11 Commandments of Outstanding Client Service | Inc.com

If you're looking to run a successful business that takes great care of its clients, there are 11 commandments of client service you need to follow. These are values, beliefs, and rules I've picked up in over a decade of running a client-facing organization and they've gone a long way toward …

Business Strategy

The 8 Secret Places to Find the Best Stock Images

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock …

Startups

4 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching To Venture Capitalists

We see a number of seed stage companies each month and often see entrepreneurs fail to address essential pitch elements. Following are the four most common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when pitching to a VC.<p><b>1. Describing everything but the problem being solved</b><p>One of the most important starting …

<em>Outside</em> Picks Gear of the Year for Summer 2014

Last week, we received some great gear tips courtesy of National Geographic, and this week we'll start things off with the <i>Outside</i> magazine selection …

The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Backpacking Tents

Good backpacking tents gets expensive quickly, and for good reason. The high-quality products save you weight, and they'll perform better and last longer in the field.<p>The takeaway? It's worth shelling out some extra dough for a tent that will serve you well in the backcountry. (Just say no to …

Backpacking

The Best Tents of 2014

Sierra Designs Flash 3UL<p><b>BEST FOR</b>: Backpacking any time rain is in the forecast.<p><b>THE TEST</b>: At first it might seem crazy that the Flash ($499) doesn’t have vestibules over its two waterproof doors. But testers quickly realized that this apparent weakness is actually the three-person tent’s most …

Backpacking

Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs

Shares 27K<p>This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info...<p>This guest post by Bam Bam and entry in our non-fiction …

Food

How to make a small backyard wind power generator

There is still more than a month left in the Instructables Green Design Contest and there are already over 100 entries. We're loving the creativity …

Renewable Energy

How to save a wet mobile phone - and what not to do

When your phone does a Tom Daley and somersaults into the bath, you'll need a solution, fast. Keep these tips in mind for when it happens.<p>Washing machines, toilets, cups of tea, the British weather... these are a few of our favourite things. That is, until they fill the lungs of our cherished …

Nokia

How to Build an Evaporative Cooler

Portable Swamp Cooler. Click for larger image.How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler. My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we …

Kammok tarp collects rainwater for drinking

Unlike other sources of water common in the wild, rainwater is inherently clean and a good option for refilling a water bottle, especially if you …

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

Benefits of Wool Gear

By on4 February 2014 in Survival Gear, Survival Tips<p>Wool Stuff For Your Survival Kit<p>I’ve been prepping most of my life, and to this day I’m …

Pedal Power! How to Build a Bike Generator

Hey, DIY Cyclists: Bring your bike indoors and generate electricity while you ride.<p><b>I'm a cycling enthusiast, and when the</b> weather is bad I use a bicycle trainer in my apartment. But riding to nowhere has always felt pointless. This got me thinking about how I could use my pedaling to produce …

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HEIMPLANET's Inflatable Tents Make Camping Simpler

How long does it take you to set up a tent? How many times do you have to re-do a step, because you used the wrong rod or mixed up which sleeve to …

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Mobility

Hone Your Hook and Draw People Into You

What are your defining characteristics and features? When people describe you, what words do they use in their description? Is it your hair, voice, …