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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Here 20 Best Waterfall Hikes In USA

Waterfalls are gorgeous to look at. Period. There is something so bewitching and poetic about looking at gallons and gallons of water gushing down at …

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Mental Health

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Buenos Aires

#5 Reasons You Should Start Your E-commerce Business in 2018

All brick 'n' mortar stores are moving online, if not completely then they are also starting their online stores to be able to capture the market well<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Google Analytics

Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

Employment

How to Build Your Online Reputation

Take a look at the three building blocks of any successful online strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world seemingly dominated by faceless online businesses with low prices, how much does your online reputation matter?<p>If you’re a small business owner, chances …

Public Relations

7 Ways CEOs Should Engage on Social Media

How to use social media to promote your brand without risking your company's reputation<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s important for businesses to stay engaged on their social media accounts so they can respond quickly to negative feedback and keep customers …

Public Relations

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Happiness

Mom’s PSA About Not Making Her Kids Share Should Be Required Reading For All Parents

Mom’s post about not making her son share all the time goes viral<p><i>Share! Make sure you share! You have to share!</i> This message is pounded into our …

Parenting

10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes

Even if you're working with a home that's more traditional that you'd like, there's still ways to modernize it without going through an entire home renovation. The garden is a great place to start, and can have a powerful effect on your home's visage.<p>We've rounded up 10 examples of older homes that …

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

Mindfulness

10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You a Badass at Money

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, shares 10 tricks to make you a money badass.<p>Money is one of …

Motivation

The One Habit of Self-Made Millionaires

Master the trait that separates the millionaires from the middle class.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more time Lewis Schiff spent speaking about the seven behaviors of highly successful entrepreneurs from his book <i>Business Brilliant</i>, the more he became struck with …

Self-improvement

Want to Be Successful? Quit Worrying About Your IQ and Focus on EQ Instead | Inc.com

Tips on what to read, listen to, or do to become smarter are incredibly popular. There's no mystery as to why -- lots of ambitious professionals are obviously looking to boost their chances of success by making themselves just a bit more intelligent.<p>What could be wrong with that? Quite a lot …

Self-improvement

17 New Gigs to Earn Side Income

New Sources to Earn Side Income<p>Updated January 02, 2018<p>Whether you’re looking for a new job or simply looking to supplement your existing one, a side …

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.<p>Equal Rights Advocate, Promoting Amazing Companies Across the Globe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for …

Time Management

The 1 Emotional Intelligence Skill You Need to Be Hugely Successful (but Nobody Uses It) | Inc.com

Think about a work scenario in your past when the proverbial fit hit the shan. Perhaps an unforeseen circumstance that led to a massive layoff. Or a mistake that sent your biggest client packing for a competitor.<p>How did your leadership team or immediate boss respond during the crisis? Was he rock …

Emotional Intelligence

How to invest in the resource boom that Tesla Gigafactory and electric vehicles are creating

For those of us who believe that the entire automotive industry is rapidly transitioning from being powered by fossil fuels to electricity, it becomes important to transfer any asset from one to the other not only from an environmental standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint.<p>We have …

Electric Vehicles

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Self-improvement

Barbara Corcoran reveals what separates successful entrepreneurs from those that fail

"Shark Tank" co-host Barbara Corcoran says one-third of the entrepreneurs she invests in succeed. Here's what Corcoran says is the difference between the entrepreneurs that succeed and those who fail.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Entrepreneurship

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Team Building

Here’s the Most Effective Yet Efficient Way to Get Rich

<i>This article originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective yet efficient way to get rich?</i><p>There’s a story of an Italian Billionaire when …

8 Ways To Keep Prediabetes From Becoming Diabetes

If your blood sugar has shot to levels that are dangerous but not quite high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes, well, think of it as an opportunity. Yes, it makes you much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But winding the numbers back to normal is entirely …

Diabetes

Family renovates century-old barn into stunning modern home in Washington state

If barn living never appealed to you before, this renovated farmhouse in Washington may be what it takes to change your mind. Seattle-based MW Works …

Architecture