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How Nordstrom Defied the Retail Meltdown

While other players in the department-store retail space suffered big declines in their stock prices, Nordstrom gave its investors something to be …

Investing

7 Things You Can Purge From Your Kitchen—and Instantly Double Your Storage Space

Want to double your kitchen counter space and triple your drawer space? You don't need a costly renovation, just a deliberate decluttering session. …

Renovations

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

Time Management

Your design here: a timeline exploring graphic design template trends

<i>This Summer It’s Nice That is partnering with Adobe Stock on a series of articles that celebrate their library of over 90 million high-quality</i> …

Graphic Design

How to Say No to Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Grade Schoolers Without Saying “No”

There are times in parenting when saying no as a form of child discipline doesn't make sense. It's better to offer choices and help kids develop …

Parenting

4 Ways Your Head Trash Is Stopping You From Making More Money

Are you your own worst enemy?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had just finished speaking at an industry conference for 500 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. As I was leaving the stage, a man from the audience rushed up and said that he wanted to hire me as his executive …

Self-improvement

DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of …

Cybersecurity

When a big company enters your startup’s space, it’s a good thing

<i>“Hey little startup, aren’t you quaking in your boots at this recent big-company announcement?”</i><p>As the CEO of a robot startup (and, in the past, a smart home/energy startup), I’ve heard words to that effect whenever news breaks about this or that large company making plays in our segment.<p>After all, …

Startups

The 3 next steps in conversational AI

Conversational AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence focused on producing natural and seamless conversations between humans and computers. We’ve seen several amazing advances on this front in recent years, with significant improvements in automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech …

Artificial Intelligence

The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand

Personal branding goes beyond your career.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There is something incredibly important in life that I don’t hear enough people talking about. It’s called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career.<p>I started learning about personal branding over 10 …

Personal Branding

5 Major Expenses You Should Work on Cutting Today

Want to save more money? Lowering these costs should do the trick.<p>We all want to save money, whether it's for emergencies, retirement, or other major …

Personal Finance

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

What does this button do? A quick guide to understanding your camera’s controls

Buying a camera with an interchangeable lens is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. Whether DSLR or mirrorless, these cameras …

Cameras

Learn the tricks of the web design trade

Web design can be a lucrative career for the tech-savvy, artistically inclined individual. But first, you'll have to learn the tricks of the trade. …

Web Design

Masahiko Ito redesigns school chair to improve posture and reduce fidgeting

Kingston School of Art graduate Masahiko Ito has created a saddle-shaped chair for school children, which is designed to maximise concentration and …

Furniture Design

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

3 things your startup should consider outsourcing

In the competitive world of startups, founders should focus on core business operations without distractions. But at the initial stages of business expansion, funds, and staff are limited. It’s the problem that drives most startup owners to wear too many hats and try to do it all as a way of saving …

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

The only sunburn remedies that actually work

Help your skin heal with these tips from a dermatologist.<p>To treat a sunburn, the very best thing you can do is prevent yourself from getting one in the first place. Wear protective clothing, don’t stay out in the light for too long, slather on gobs of sunscreen (far more than you think you should), …

Skin Care

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

7 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Financial Successful

How allowance and other methods can teach the importance of being financially savvy.<p>If you're a parent, you know the challenges that come with raising children. It's a fulltime job trying to teach your kids to be honest, responsible, to value hard work and, at the same time, encouraging them to be …

4 Conversation Tactics to Turn Potential Customers Into Cult-Like Followers

Striking while the iron is cold is the best way to get your feelings hurt.<p>Whether you favor social media, phone calls, or in-person meetings, every interaction you have with clients or potential customers is valuable. You have a chance to turn customers into loyalists, and turn people who are …

Social Media

Invest Your Time in People to Get More Hours Out of Your Day

Scheduling a coffee date, outside of work, will actually make you more productive.<p>As someone who sometimes isn't the shining star example of either work-life balance or productivity and organization, I am always on the search for strategies to help me use my time better and get more out of each day.<p>…

5 Things Every Parent With a College-Bound Kid Should Know

The most important lessons in life for students happen outside the classroom.<p>The stakes are higher than ever for college students. Freshman year on campus can lead to major successes or serious failures.<p>In fact, it's estimated that nearly 30% of college students drop out before their sophomore year.<p>…

7 Ways Successful Moms and Dads Balance Work and Family During Summer Break

The kids are home and need extra attention but your workload remains the same. How do you cope?<p>All working moms and dads (especially the moms) find work/life balance difficult throughout the year. Summer break, however, presents an extra challenge. The kids are at home and need extra supervision, …

5 Industries Likely to Be Disrupted by Blockchain

All your health data could be securely shared from doctor-to-doctor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2018, everyone seems to have a Bitcoin story. Remember that guy you read about who became a millionaire overnight? But the Bitcoin story is much more significant than …

Blockchain

How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake I Made as a Working Parent

I didn't have to do it all on my own.<p><i>What is some good advice for the next generation of women leaders in tech? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Cathy Polinsky, CTO at Stitch Fix, on</b> …

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …