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26 Inexpensive Customer Delight Ideas Worth Trying to Fuel Business Growth

A base of one-time buyers is a recipe for a sinking business. Your company can only live off of short-term customers for so long — to thrive, it …

Marketing

How to Write an Email Newsletter Your Audience Will Actually Read

Want to take your email newsletter from boring to memorable? Here are seven ways you can do it.<p>Don't believe everything you hear, email is far from dead. In fact, it's one of the few forms of online communication we can say, with relative certainty, will be around a decade from now. While social …

Marketing

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Mentoring

How to Get Rid of Ants

Ants make for terrible houseguests: They come uninvited, get into everything, and are in no hurry to leave. Through the warmer months, the two types …

Cornell University

Elon Musk reportedly gave his assistant a 2-week test when she asked for a big raise — what happened to her is an important career lesson

According to Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she'd been working with him for 12 years. In response, Musk told Brown to take two weeks off, during which <i>he</i> would assume her responsibilities and see whether she was critical to his success.<p>When Brown …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Top 10

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Woodworking

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than …

Time Management

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

Laundry Rooms

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Home Decorating

Artificial intelligence won't save the internet from porn

<i>"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not</i> …

How to Overcome Hesitation in Street Photography

Tokyo, 2012Dear friend,I think one of the biggest obstacles we have in street photography is hesitation.Hesitating to take a photograph. Hesitating …

Street Photography

How the web became unreadable

I've caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I've worried that my eyesight is starting to go.<p>These hurdles have made me grumpier over time, but what pushed me over the edge was when Google's App Engine console — a page that, as a developer, I use daily — changed its text …

Typography

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

<i>Star Trek</i> got it right: In the future, we'll use computers by talking to them.Google held an event this week and new hardware got most of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Psychology

30 GIFs That Capture What It’s Like to Move to L.A.

This summer, London-based animation director James Curran moved to Los Angeles for a month. As a way to document the experience in his temporary …

Animation

YouTube

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Attachable knobs for iPads are music to bedroom DJs' ears

Tablets are revolutionising music production and DJ performances. But the absence of knobs to fiddle with seriously harms their appeal to old pros …

The TSA's Instagram Feed Is Terrifying and Totally Awesome

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally posted in July 2014. As the TSA Instagram feed continues to document bizarre paraphernalia in airplane</i> …

Google’s killer Android L feature: Up to 36% more battery life thanks to Project Volta

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>When the next version of Android arrives, don’t be surprised if your phone can run longer on a single charge. Project Volta, …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

The Nokia team Microsoft didn’t buy has made an Android launcher

But is it better than what's out there?<p>Nokia's involvement with Google's Android can only be described as one big "what if." Ahead of Microsoft's deal to buy it, Nokia was testing Android phones, but the only thing that's come from that is the Nokia X, an entry-level Android device aimed at luring …

Mozilla is redesigning the comments for the New York Times and Washington Post

With a $3.9 million grant, Mozilla and the papers will spend two years on the project<p>Sites approach comments sections in vastly different ways. There's the libertarian, laissez-faire approach; algorithmically determined, scientific moderation; and the outright removal of the section. Mozilla, best …

Montblanc TimeWalker - Ape to Gentleman

Montblanc is a brand of elegance – well known for producing quality writing instruments such as fountain pens. Over the years the brand has expanded …

Men's Fashion

Tasting Notes: Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey

In 2001, Ralph Erenzo acquired thirty acres of land on the west side of the Hudson in Gardiner, New York, that included Tuthilltown Gristmill — a …

Apple's iPhone lock stops thieves, but has unintended consequences

A feature that protects iPhones is also hampering some legitimate resellers<p>When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010, it not only created a non-stop stream of money for itself, but also for thousands of other companies. And as the markets for smartphones and tablets grew, so did …

Starbucks Will Soon Offer Wireless Recharging

The billion-dollar coffee company will soon team up with Duracell to bring wireless charging to their stores.<p>Oli Scarff/Getty Images<p>No more hunting for an outlet at Starbucks, or cursing yourself for forgetting your phone charger. The coffee retailer is teaming up with Duracell to provide a boost …

Facebook to show ads based on your browsing history, but let you change them

Opt-out and privacy controls available<p>Facebook has long shown users advertisements targeted to them based on the interests they've listed and the "Like" buttons they click around the web. In the coming weeks, Facebook will begin showing ads based on the other websites a user visits, even if a user …