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Living in: Great university towns

Usually liberal and forward thinking, these five cities have culturally vibrant, well-educated populations and are often ranked as some of the most sought after places to live.<p>Close to major metropolitan centres but inclusive enough to exert their own sphere of influence, university towns and the …

Satisfy Customers With These 5 Pointers, Then Expect More Customers

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Internet age, a customer-service strategy has never been more important. News travels fast. Bad news travels even faster. That can spell disaster for businesses that relax their customer-service standards, or fail to …

Customer Experience

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

Nike Founder: Find Your Calling and Ask for Help

The cofounder and chairman of Nike was the keynote speaker at the Stanford Graduate School of Business's recent diploma ceremony. Here are some pearls from his address.<p>Nike founder Phil Knight earned his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1962. Over the weekend, he spoke at the same …

Entrepreneurship

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Marvel’s secret formula: How the studio seized on American political anxieties to make itself a blockbuster machine

From “Iron Man” to “Avengers,” Marvel built a cinematic empire on channeling our age of partisanship and paranoia<p>By now, it’s long past played out: Every blockbuster needs a massive final confrontation that will most likely result in the wrecking of an American city. This trope has become so …