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Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering 15-year-old after police discovered dismembered body in suspect's home<p>A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose …

Because I'm Happy, Here's How to Become Happier!

Though many write and sing about it (most recently Pharrell Williams blockbuster “Happy”), happiness doesn’t come naturally to most people – yet it’s …

10 Killer Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Our Community - Small Business Trends

From being careful about how your words and actions can affect your brand to a focus on the customer and about ongoing changes in technology and in …

Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>The first step to being a successful franchisee is finding …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

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Seeing Red? How to Avoid Blowing Up at Others.

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>A key employee quit. My board is breathing down my neck. A key customer isn’t renewing their contract. I didn’t get the term sheet I wanted. I dropped the ball. Sound familiar?<p>Building a company is emotional. Things go wrong. And sometimes you get …

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 …

Sure, Work Hard, But Also Create Your Own Luck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to think that I could achieve success simply by working harder than the next guy -- not necessarily smarter, mind you, but harder. I would wake up earlier and go to bed late. I would work on the weekends.<p>This belief stemmed from my …

5 Secrets to Keeping Your Business Alive and Thriving

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes more than capital, charisma and good looks to stay in business today. With new startups emerging every minute, staying up to date amidst the countless other challenges can be daunting. Tack onto that the probability of business …

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming to start your own business, this is the article for you.<p>You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work. But the …

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mindset is probably the major determinant of success in pretty much every walk of life. In other words, the thinking patterns you habitually adopt largely govern the results you achieve.<p>But different circumstances and situations require …

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 -- …

Burned Out? 4 Destinations to Bring Back Your Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations, you did it: You started your own business. As exciting and fulfilling as that is, you’re exhausted. You haven’t slept well in months and those bags under your eyes are becoming scarier by the second. You’re questioning …

10 Lessons From Special-Ops That Could Help Your Business Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Believe it or not, there are lessons learned in special operations directly applicable to the outside world. No, not the “pinky death touch” to use on your neighbor, but rather the timeless principles of performance that define what …

6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have started multiple companies. I believed in every single one of them. Put my heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into each and every one of them. 90 percent of them have failed. Being around hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have learned …