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6 Social Media Monitoring Tools for Managing Your Online Presence

Employ these services to help you see what people are saying about your brand online.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social listening has been a major marketing strategy in the recent years, but primarily for larger brands. It's not that smaller businesses …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …

Time Management

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

Amazon delivers dazzling profits, as well as $20 Prime hike and NFL games

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) more than doubled its profit on Thursday and predicted strong spring results as the world's biggest online retailer raised the price for U.S. Prime subscribers, added U.S. football games and touted its cloud services for business.<p>The results showed the broad …

eCommerce

Parents in poorer countries devote more time to their kids' homework

HOMEWORK is the bane of a child’s life. It can also weigh heavily on parents, who either struggle to get their charges to finish it, or even worse, …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

How much money do people need to be happy?

Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States. One makes an annual salary of $40,000, another makes $120,000, and the third makes $200,000. Who do you think is the happiest?<p>According to a recently released study (paywall) in the burgeoning field of happiness …

Income Inequality

6 Crucial Elements You Need, to Optimize Your Ecommerce Website

Does "ROYGBIV" mean anything to you? It should.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce plays an increasingly integral role in both our online and offline lives. Whether we're purchasing electronics, books, clothing or groceries, chances are we at least …

eCommerce

Want To Drive Sales? Instead Of Spending Money On Marketing, Consider Doing This Instead

Marketing isn't necessarily the best way to build a book of business.<p>I'm channel agnostic.<p>I'm not married to Facebook ads, or social media in general, or email marketing, or Google Adwords--because I don't believe any single marketing type is a "one size fits all" solution. Each and every business …

Marketing

How Marketers Must Evolve to Remain Relevant in a 'Post-Millennial' World

Gen Z has arrived on the heels of the millennials as the first "digital native" generation that has never known an analog existence.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Generation Z -- generally identified as those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s -- is …

Marketing

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Time Management

9 Social Media Trends to Pay Attention to in 2018

What social media trends are worth your time and investment this year?<p>From new features, consumer preferences to different brand opportunities, there are a lot to look forward this year that will help every marketer develop a unicorn (solid) strategy to refine their marketing plans.<p>Let's take a …

Social Media

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

The 19 most reliable used cars of 2018

The used car market can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes, it's tough to tell if a seller is unloading a car because it's time for an upgrade, or because there's something wrong with it.<p>J.D. Power helps consumers get a sense of which cars are most likely to retain their value with its annual …

General Motors

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Courageous Grieving and The Tragedy In Parkland

<i>I don’t want your condolences you fucking piece of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something</i> …

Smartphones are damaging this generation's mental health

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

How Facebook Groups Can Help Marketers Thrive

How to derive value in a post-Facebook News Feed world.<p>New changes to Facebook's News Feed have made organic reach practically impossible. It's a clear signal that many marketers need to change their approach once again. While paying for Facebook ads is always an option (one that you should be …

Social Media

These mega-trends are shaping the future of Europe

Migration, fertility levels, life expectancy and the respective strength of job markets are all altering the make-up of Europe’s population.<p>Analysing …

The U.S. legal marijuana industry is booming

It's 2018 and marijuana remains illegal in the United States.<p>But continued federal prohibition hasn't stopped the marijuana industry from growing like a very profitable weed.<p>Despite what could be considered an unfriendly administration in Washington D.C., nine states and the District of Columbia …

Cannabis

WeChat allows users to link overseas credit cards

Tencent's latest relaxation will benefit those in mainland China that don't have credit cards issued by local banks.<p>Expats living in China and …

China

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US army bases

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.<p>The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to …

Fitness Technology

The Death of the Middle Class Is Worse Than You Think

From Brexit to Donald Trump, if there’s anything that current events tell us, it’s that the man on the street is angry and wants change.<p>A new report …

Make You or Break You: How to Deal with the Perfectionist Mentality

The key to channeling the perfectionist mentality into something advantageous is to first be aware of the thoughts in your head.<p>After I had graduated from college, I was working 20 hours a week as a coach and 30 hours a week as a high school counselor. On top of that, I was attending graduate …

Self-improvement