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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

Content Marketing Mistakes Made in 2015 — and Ways to Improve Next Year

Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C Kraftrecipes.com 1 billion views a year Pepsi.com Powered by Newscred globally<p>Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B Adobe’s CMO.com 2 editors / $1 million annual budget Nanagins Big investment in data and reports<p>Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption<p>What …

Slack, the red-hot startup worth $2.8 billion, just launched its own VC fund and app store

Now, Slack wants to be more than just a work-messaging app.<p>It wants to be a broader platform that grows its software into a central hub for all work communications.<p>It also wants to be an investor.<p>On Tuesday, the 2-year-old startup launched a new $80 million VC fund that will primarily invest in …

The Top Ten Lies of 2015

If you like your lies served BIG, BIGGER, BEST, then this was the year for you! In 2015, lies were everywhere: in international sports, presidential campaigns, at the largest corporations and important non-profits, among Super Bowl contenders, and even among those tasked with telling us the news. …

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

The 10 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to their portrayal in pop culture, entrepreneurs aren’t purely “idea people,” dreaming up revolutionary new concepts and introspectively coming to profound conclusions about their industry -- though they are that, at times. …

20 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

When you’re just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you’re working hard, you could be wasting a …

15 brilliant quotes about leadership from great leaders

Whether they're all-star baseball players or military heroes, they've got a thing or two to say about duty, honor, and integrity.<p>But perhaps what leaders have the most insight into is leadership itself.<p>In a recent note to clients, Fundstrat's George Gianarikas compiled a list of quotes from leaders …

7 Steps for Successfully Running Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule to try to fit as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently …

Entrepreneurs Turn the Classic Theory of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs on its Head

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The classic theory, Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, is supposed to help us to understand human motivation. Maslow grounds his pyramid with physiological needs such as food, shelter and sleep, followed by safety needs that include …

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Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

Maximize Your Google Analytics with These Helpful Add-Ons

You know all about Google Analytics and love the data it provides, but wouldn’t it be nice if there were tools to make managing all of that complex …

Why Your Google Analytics Data is Wrong and How To Fix It

Every day, I go into a new Google Analytics account and look at numbers that are not accurate. When I say “not accurate,” I don’t mean a few extra …

A Case Study Of Startup Failure

Bo Yaghmaie Contributor<p>Bo Yaghmaie is the head of Cooley LLP's Business and Technology practice in New York and an active participant in the New York startup and venture capital ecosystem.<p>Startups fail. In fact, startups often fail. Anyone who has spent any time in the startup and venture capital …

11 components that make up a good business plan

Investors want to back ventures with strong teams that address a large market, so how to write a business plan that reflects that?

Video Is The Future of Content Marketing

Lights! Camera! Conversion!<p>My great-grandmother Michaelena always told me – ‘you ought to be pictures … you sweety, little boy’. Little did I know …

A Simple (But Often Overlooked) Source of Content Marketing Insight

Content marketing has gone mainstream. In 2014, the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs revealed that 86 percent of B2B companies and 77 …

12 best branded Instagram videos from August 2015

If you want to learn what some of the most successful brands on the planet are doing on Instagram, come check out the Social stage at our Festival of …

7 Golden Rules of Combining Fonts for Mobile

At Webydo, we understand the importance of creating websites that work well and look great across a wide range of devices being used today.<p>Responsive …

Using Google Analytics for Advanced Visitor Insights

Knowing the sources of your website traffic – direct, organic, paid, social, referral – is very important. Generally speaking, reviewing traffic …

10 commandments of web typography

The right fonts can make or break a web design project. To help you get started, we've sourced the 35 greatest free web fonts – but, with all this …

Facebook Makes It Easier To Optimize Ad Campaigns Based On Conversions

Facebook is unveiling an improved version of its Conversion Lift measurement tool, which first launched in January. Previously, Facebook allowed you to measure whether your ad campaign was actually improving online and offline sales. Now, you can also test different ads to find the best …

17 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Website Traffic

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we can often feel like the deck is stacked against us when it comes to the digital world. We don’t have the same budgets as our massive competitors, nor do we have the army of marketers that they can employ. So how can a …

The 13 Tools You Need to Build a Content-Marketing Machine

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A whopping 76 percent of marketers plan to increase their content-marketing budgets in 2016, according to Curata. Really, though, this growth isn’t that surprising, given that most companies realize content marketing is a key strategy for …

7 Old-School Tools for Maximizing Creativity

Here's a perfect excuse to buy some of those old-school supplies for "work" reasons. As it turns out, most of these classic products have real-life creativity benefits.<p>It's back-to-school time, and you don't have to look very far to find evidence that adults, too, like buying supplies to feel …

Brian Helmick: Tips for Creating a Profitable Startup

If you’re not ready to be uncomfortable, you’re not ready to be an entrepreneur.<p>One of the dilemmas for many would-be entrepreneurs who think they …

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From Inspiration to Implementation

Introducing the Invention Cycle<p>There is an insatiable demand for innovation and entrepreneurship. These skills are required to help individuals and …

IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Today, a slew of devices, from refrigerators to thermostats, are connecting to the Internet. Soon, the signals from those devices will …

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Mobile SEO [Infographic]

Because the use of cell phones has skyrocketed and continues to outpace other technology, you have to ensure your search engine optimization …