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Google made a big change that will make the mobile web way better

Google on Wednesday said it would begin penalizing the search rankings of websites that use pop-up mobile ads asking users to install an app, the …

Driving BMW’s 2016 7 Series: the $81,300 contradiction

There is a preconception that as a car gets larger, it gets softer and gentler; it disconnects you from the road; it places you gently on a cloud of nothingness while you glide down the highway protected by excessive sound insulation. Even in the driver’s seat, it makes you a passenger.<p>These …

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Here's what you need to earn to be in the top 1% in 13 major US cities

The top 1% alone owns a shockingly large portion of the country's wealth: about 40%.<p>To see how you stack up against the wealthiest of the wealthy, The New York Times created an interactive tool that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones throughout the …

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start Blogging

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think blogging is waste of time. Here’s why you’d be wrong.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur–or an aspiring one–you may think blogging is the last thing you’ve got time for. And you might be right. After all, there’s no immediate business value to be drawn from writing …

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Web Designers

Web designers come in three types: excellent, typical and poor. Just like any business the vast majority of web designers are typical, doing much the …

UX Design

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Instagram Ads Will Soon Be Open to Everyone!

If you’ve been wondering how you can leverage Instagram’s huge, engaged user base for your business, you can stop wondering. Instagram has announced …

Selling

Download Bundle of 105 Infographics Design Templates online

Clean and fresh infographics with a vintage twist, great to display all manner of data in a clear concise format. <b>James O'Dwyer</b> <b>Digital Director …

Infographics

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Self-improvement

6 usability mistakes you should not make on your next web design project

Usability mistakes — they have become a routine for web designers and developers. Though the web has revealed the importance of website usability, …

UI Design

14 Game-Changing iPhone Tips You Might Not Know

Despite owning an iPhone since 2007, I barely use it to its fullest potential. I sometimes use Siri by accident or stumble into a random tab in Settings and quickly get out of there. But of course, as it turns out, I'm missing tons of hidden features that make life a little less complicated — and …

How to Make 6 Figures in 6 Months – Peter Voogd

Peter Voogd is CEO of GameChangersMovment.com and is the leading authority on Gen y leadership. He’s trained close to 5,000 young entrepreneurs. His …

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

<i>Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster</i><p>With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses. An online business offers an unparalleled opportunity to run a …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

20 Unacceptable Behaviors for Freelance Web Designers

I know what you’re probably thinking right now:<p>“Wow! 20 is a big number for a list of <i>unacceptable</i> freelance web design behaviors, isn’t it?!”<p>And you …

UX Design

How to Build a Brand with Gravity

Image via BigStockPhoto.comGreat brands have an ability to attract people to them. Rather than constantly having to chase business down, they have an …

Marketing

The surprising reason why all your food apps are red

Ever wonder why all your favorite food-related apps have red logos?<p>Turns out there's a reason apps like OpenTable, UrbanSpoon, Seamless, GrubHub, and Yelp all look similar and it could be making you more hungry.<p>The color red is said to increase appetite and even caloric intake, while a less …

What Investors Want to See in Startup Business Plans

<i>Writing a business plan is one of the most important steps of starting a business, especially if you're in the market for funding.</i><p>Wooing investors is a full-time job, and even if you commit yourself to it, there's no guarantee you'll find the funding you're looking for. Most investors, before they …

Small Business

5 Ways To Free Yourself From A Leadership Rut

Leaders who are bored, in a rut, or otherwise find themselves anesthetized by the routine have a huge problem - <b>they are not leading.</b> Leadership is a game for the mentally agile, not the brain dead. Sound harsh? It’s meant to. While most of the world has succumbed to a static life imprisoned by the …

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

As Mobile Grabs Over Half Of All Searches, Google Hits Refresh Button On Its Ads

More than half of all Google searches now happen on mobile devices. Since you’re probably reading this on your smartphone, that may not surprise you.<p>But it’s still a milestone that Google has just reached in the U.S., Japan, and eight other unnamed countries. And today, the search giant today is …

Apps

9 Irrefutable Reasons You Should Start a Business Today | Inc.com

Starting a business is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are company founders willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They're …

Self-improvement

Stop Focusing On Your Brand’s Social Media Posting, Here’s What You Should Be Focusing On Instead

Weird thing for a social marketing measurement company to post, huh? It’s not even click bait — it’s true. I’ll even say it again: stop focusing on …

Marketing

5 Essential Resources for Startup Graphic Designers

Since I started my career as a graphic designer some years ago, I've always been looking for tools that make me design faster and better. In this …

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<p>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some …