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What is a blockchain? Here’s everything you need to know

Blockchain technology is commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Some people think …

Blockchain

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

Dessert

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

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 …

Entrepreneurship

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Hidden tricks you didn’t know your iPhone could do

10 features to keep in mind.<p>Both iPhones and Android devices have their pros and cons, but the general consensus is that iOS is a little easier to pick up and use, while Android offers more in the way of customization and configuration. Still, simple as Apple's operating system seems, you can find …

Mobile Photography

Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business

Illmind is a music producer. He isn't famous. He doesn't DJ at festivals in front of huge crowds. He's not best friends with Drake. But the producers who do DJ for huge crowds, who are best friends with Drake — they know Illmind. They use his sounds. They text him when they're working on a song …

Music

These are the best places for vegans to eat in all 50 states

Long gone are the days when asking for vegan menu options yielded twisted faces and maybe a plate of tomatoes, if you were lucky. Today, vegan …

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!<p>…

Julia Michaels, writer of hits including Issues and Justin Bieber's Sorry, gives us seven songwriting tips

She's written huge hits for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and herself, so we asked her for some advice.<p>“I can be kind of …

Songwriting

Learn how to get any business purring with Salesforce certification training for under $60

Nothing you do in business ends up meaning more than establishing solid, respected relationships with your customers. That can be tougher than it sounds when you take into account all the time, effort and careful execution it takes to cultivate those relationships. By learning how to use the …

Wikipedia founder to fight fake news with new Wikitribune site

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with an army of volunteer community contributors.<p>Wikitribune plans to pay for the reporters by raising money from a crowdfunding campaign.<p>Wales …

Fake News

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough without the challenge of weaving in humor. But …

Comedy

The Best Turntables for Vinyl Newcomers | GQ

Your hunt is over: Best Stuff is GQ's destination for finding the perfect version of whatever you need. Everything we endorse has been heavily researched and thoroughly tested. You can thank us later.<p>GQ’s Favorite: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC<p>> $399, available at Amazon<p>Okay, let’s be honest: buying a …

Should you go into business with Kobalt?

Kobalt’s publishing business is enjoying a purple patch.<p>Earlier this month, Billboard revealed that the tech-driven company, which allows songwriters …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Writing

5 Industry-Approved Books Every Musician Should Read

Image via stocksnap.ioIt's important for any musician to understand the industry, but DIY bands and artists hoping to cultivate full-time careers …

Music

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>The pain point TRVL …

Apple's proposal could transform how streaming services pay songwriters and music publishers ... but beware the fine print

It's time for a transparent rate structure.<p>There is plenty of evidence that on-demand streaming music services like Spotify and Apple Music are disrupting the way people listen to music. Between them, the two companies have almost 50 million paying subscribers and are generating annual revenue in …

15 Things You Must Do to Make it in the Music Industry

<i>Wondering how to make it in the music industry? In this guest post, TakeLessons Teacher and music industry veteran Nick Gunn shares 15 tips musicians</i> …

Music Industry

If You Want Happy Employees, Don’t Ignore These 3 Things

Employees are happier when they have concrete, unambiguously defined goals and the freedom to figure out how to achieve them.<p><i>What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees in order to boost performance? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where</i> …

Fujifilm X-Pro2 review: my favorite camera

Fujifilm’s new X-Pro2 is a tough camera to review by any ordinary metric — it’s an exotic tool that defies rational purchasing decisions. There are cameras in its price range that will give you better image quality, and there are cheaper cameras — even from Fujifilm — that offer more features.<p>But I …

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in …

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

El Chapo Speaks

A secret visit with the most wanted man in the world<p><i>Disclosure: Some names have had
 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was</i> …

Mexico