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Why single Nigerian women battle to rent homes

<b>Many landlords in Nigeria suspect single women of being prostitutes, making it difficult for them to rent apartments.</b><p>A successful career woman, Olufunmilola Ogungbile, 30, never thought that she would be sleeping on a friend's couch after five months of apartment-hunting in Abeokuta city in …

Housing

4 Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction So You Can Focus on What Really Matters

Smartphones are a strong candidate for the most alluring distraction of all time, but you can resist and win back your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That we are living in an age of near constant digital distraction is now old news. By this point, you have no …

Procrastination

How to Deal With Negative People Who Just Aren't Going Away

Maybe it's a relative or a colleague but real life includes people who scorn your optimism because they don't have dreams of their own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Negative people love bringing others down. It can sometimes seem like that’s the only thing they enjoy …

Self-help

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Fragrance

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

11 Signs You'll Be Together For A *Long* Time

#3 is super important.<p>When you're still in the stage of your relationship where you have sex every time you see each other and fall asleep spooning every night, a small part of you might wonder (and worry) if this great thing in your life will actually last. The nightly marathon sex probably won't, …

Channing Tatum

10 Resolutions Every Couple Should Make

This time of year, it’s natural to focus inward, thinking about healthy new habits, self-improvement, and professional advancement. Consider …

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Gender

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

16 Tips for Becoming a Master Networker

Who you know makes a huge difference to your success, so it pays to learn how to meet the right people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The whole process of “professional development” can be quite complex and intimidating. For introverts and newbies without professional …

Networking

17 Signs Your Relationship Will Last a Lifetime

See how many apply to your relationship -- especially if you haven't tied the knot yet.<p>Every relationship reaches the point where that person you were convinced you couldn't live without becomes the person you live <i>with.</i> That's when you really find out if you married the right person.<p>By no means are …

Self-improvement

7 Ways People Will Hold You Back--If You Let Them

Don't allow anyone to make you feel less than you are.<p>Think about the people you've encountered throughout your professional life. There's probably a range, with some who have gone out of their way to help you learn and grow, others who may have helped a bit when it wasn't too much trouble, and …

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

Procrastination

Top of Mind: 5 Important Reasons to Put Yourself First

Sometimes putting yourself first is the only way you can be your best self for other people in the long term. If you give to yourself first, there …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

7 Types Of People To Eliminate From Your Life

I was pondering the other day about all the types of people we meet during the week. I’ve noticed that there are a few that drag us right down and …

11 reasons why it is better for you to have fewer friends, not more

The results of an Oxford University study revealed yesterday that when it comes to sustaining friendships women need to get on the phone and men need to get down to the pub. Those who move from their home town to study elsewhere and don’t do this could find their friendship circle diminishing …

Your Cheat Sheet To Negotiating These Five Perks With Your Next Job Offer

If they aren’t budging on salary, here are five other perks to ask for–and how to ask for them.<p>So you finally landed that big job offer. Congratulations! But don’t break open the bubbly just yet. It’s time to gear up for the tricky negotiation phase that often takes place before the deal is …

19 iPhone apps no one should leave home without

With 2 million apps in the Apple App Store, it’s hard to figure out where to get started. Whether you just switched to iOS or you simply have never …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy HereThe post How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do …

Motivation

Be the Man You Want to Be and Attract a Great Lady in 2017

If you’re a guy who has been stuck single, try making this the year that you be the man you want to be and attract a great lady in 2017. Starting the …

Long-Distance Relationships Are Actually SO Good for You. Here's Why.

No. 3 is secretly the best.<p>There's no sugarcoating it: Long-distance relationships <i>can</i> suck. A phone call or Skype screen is never as good as the real deal, and your body can physically <i>hurt</i> from missing another person so badly. However, let's not pretend there aren't some upsides to an admittedly …

32 Signs You're an Introvert

People are great — in small doses. I value my loved ones just like everyone else, but there are (a lot of) times when I need to retreat and recharge my energy. I'm a true introvert at heart. Introverts value their alone time, their comfort zones, and their way of doing things. They are great …

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.<p>Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a …

17 Little Things You Can Do To Be A Better Person in 2017

How is your memory? Is it as strong as you’d like it to be?<p>If not, then you’re definitely going to be interested in the memory improvement tips I’ll …

The Brain

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

The Brain

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Day of Healthy

Among the best things you can do to stay clear of becoming incontinent, as well as to enhance the symptoms of tension incontinence is enhance the …

Here Is a Look at How Much Money It Takes to Be Considered Rich

Have you ever wondered how much money it takes to be considered rich? In one survey (focused on people living in the United States), most seemed to …