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15 #Winning Ways to Throw the Ultimate Oscars Party

Who’s about to win over tons of adoring fans and get the party paparazzi buzzing? You, of course. Thanks to these 15 glitzy-glam ideas, you’ll win the award for throwing the best Oscar bash ever. From serving star-studded cupcakes to welcoming guests with sparkly garlands and glittery balloons, …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Take a deep breath…then launch into week two of our 28-day training plan with celeb trainer David Kirsch!<p>Congrats—you're one week into the 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge! How are you feeling? You should already sense a little bit of a transformation as your body starts shaping up and your muscles …

Workouts

Becoming Financially Independent: Creating Extra Cash Flow

Fall has officially kicked off, school has started and for many, it is time to put the nose to the grindstone at work. The next few months are the perfect time to reset your wallet and focus on the long-term financial goals that you want ahead of the holiday season, when restraint and moderation …

7 Ways Successful and Fulfilled People Think Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We pay to kill cockroaches and spiders. In Thailand, they pay to eat cockroaches and spiders.<p>As different forms of thinking separate cultures, it’s also the case between those who are happy and successful, and those who aren’t. Great …

4 Things that Financially Healthy Businesses Have in Common

If you’ve ever wondered if there are certain qualities that make for a successful small business, you’re not alone. While there’s no magical formula …

50 Apps to Manage and Grow Your Etsy Business

The key to making the most of Etsy lies in apps, add-ons and integrations that offer features and functionality above and beyond the basic Etsy …

Becoming Financially Independent: Habits To Make You A Millionaire

Fall has officially kicked off, school has started and for many, it is time to put the nose to the grindstone at work. The next few months are the perfect time to reset your wallet and focus on the long-term financial goals that you want ahead of the holiday season, when restraint and moderation …

The Simple Secrets That Make People Fascinating

Whether you want to be a star in your field or make your product irresistibly interesting, being fascinating is about standing out from the crowd–and doing a little self-marketing.<p>What makes someone fascinating?<p>Americans are often fascinated by celebrities–for reasons good and bad–but who’s hot one …

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

Healthy Eating

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 3 Strength Circuit Workout

This week, we're making the circuit just a bit more challenging for total-body burn<p>Two weeks down, four to go—we're approaching the halfway mark! If you've been following along on my 6 weeks to bootcamp fit journey, you're probably feeling some noticeable changes by now. Most experts say it takes …

Workouts

John Havlicek: To Retire Well, Invest From Day One

Pro basketball didn’t pay as well back in the 1960s as it does today, but from the start of John Havlicek’s rookie year with the Boston Celtics in 1962 he started investing a portion of his $15,000 salary.<p>He told his financial advisors at the David L. Babson Company he didn’t care about a return …

How to invest like a cockroach

Main Street investors withdrew billions of dollars from the stock market last week—just before stock prices rallied.<p>And according to reports, they …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

Workouts

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

Star Power: 5 Rules For Boosting Your Value In The Workplace

If we keep our eyes open, we can be surprised and delighted by important life lessons that are right in front of us.<p>Years ago our family was on a vacation in the Rocky Mountains. I was having difficulty with allergies, so I drove down the road to a small grocery store to buy some over-the-counter …

These 4 Personalities Make Up Your Startup 'Dream Team'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're building a startup, smart hiring is essential. You need to find the right people and place them in the right roles to create a quality product, build a strong brand and reach the right customers. In other words, you need to …

10 ways you’ll be better off in 2014

The prices we pay for most things are expected to only modestly increase this year, partly because wages will also remain stubbornly stagnant. But …