Emmily Vazquez

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Want a Happier, More Productive Life? Check Out Our Top 10 Stories on Habits in 2014.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sadly, most of us don’t have very good habits. We go to bed late and sleepwalk through our mornings. We expect a creative mindset to miraculously materialize. We chug coffee for breakfast, stay glued to our smartphones and neglect …

Time Management

5 Ways Dreamers Can Become Doers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Maybe you’ve been called a dreamer your whole life—by others and by yourself. However, saying you <i>are</i> a dreamer or a doer is like saying you <i>are</i> good or bad. Nobody is 100 percent one way or the other, but they may lean more in one …

Motivation

This Spicy Tequila Cocktail Will Be Your New Favorite Brunch Drink

Sweet enough to make your morning, spicy enough to perk you up. Serve it with this potato and bacon tart for peak awesomeness.<p>Makes 4 drinks, with leftover tequila and pineapple juice<p><i>Recipe by Kevin Denton</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 jalapeño pepper<p>6 ounces (1/2 cup) blanco tequila<p>1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored …

How to Maximize the 2 Most Productive Hours of the Day | Inc.com

Wake up, smell the coffee, and get right to work. That should be your new mantra to start the day, according to Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics.<p>This week, Ariely conducted an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit where he revealed that generally people are …

Time Management

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce, with all its convenience, was supposed to be the death of traditional retail. That’s why hearing ecommerce leaders get excited over opening brick and mortar storefronts feels a bit like having your tech-obsessed friend talk up …

eCommerce

6 Steps to Starting a Business From Your Home

Nellie Akalp is the CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs incorporate or form an LLC for their …

3 Ways to Overcome Fear Immediately

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there is one thing that holds millions of people back each day from growing as an individual, achieving high levels of success and becoming the best version of themselves, fear is definitely at the top of the list.<p>High achievers, …

Motivation

5 Rookie Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid, But Most Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know there is no one right way to start your business -- certainly no failsafe blueprint to success. However, there are several common pitfalls that unnecessarily trip up many entrepreneurs on their road to success, a few of which …

Entrepreneurship

8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Your Day Away | Inc.com

We love to make a to-do list. Whether it's neatly written on a notepad or tediously typed into your mobile device, it makes you feel organized to write it down. Then you feel awful watching item by item go untouched and incomplete as you slowly procrastinate your day, or worse, your career, away. …

Productivity

Hargood Close / Proctor and Matthews

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Hargood Close is a supported housing development in Colchester. A contemporary interpretation of …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

You Have Good Ideas -- Don't Let Them Disappear

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good ideas come and go every second, but what doesn’t happen very often is the capturing of those thoughts. You can have the brightest and sharpest ideas that could take your life and business to a whole new level, but they mean …

Productivity

6 Practices to Boost Your Chances of Success in Life and Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all define success differently. For some, it might be the ability to purchase a nice car or take a fabulous vacation. For others, it might mean being able to provide for one’s family. I think it’s important to take the time to …

Self-improvement

Creating Shareable Visuals is Easy With These 7 Online Design Tools

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>We all know that when it comes to consuming content, text alone no longer makes the cut. We are multi-sensory beings and the more we can plug into our senses to absorb content, the bigger its impact.<p>Adding visuals is key to beefing up impact and engagement …

Infographics

The best places to visit in Paris according to the Chef Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel George V - Luxurylaunches

In the city of blinding lights…that’s right, U2 may as well have been crooning about Paris. Except the city of lights, looks just as pretty in …

How to Use the Psychology of Color to Increase Website Conversions

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Color wields enormous sway over our attitudes and emotions. When our eyes take in a color, they communicate with a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which in turn sends a cascade of signals to the pituitary gland, on to the endocrine system, …

Psychology

Why You Should Learn to Nap Like a Pro

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One thing I love more than anything else is a good nap. However, I used to feel guilty about it -- until I learned that napping is becoming a more accepted practice in today’s workplace.<p>Companies like Google, Ben & Jerry’s and Zappos are …

Sleep

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20 Unusual Things 20 Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

All the successful people I know have at least one thing they make sure to do every day; one thing they feel contributes greatly to their success.<p>Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more conventional businesses. For variety, I've also included a restaurateur and celebrity …

Success

Love -- you're doing it wrong | Yann Dall'Aglio