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2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Top 100 prospects led by Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson

You'll find other prospect rankings out there, but not rankings that apply directly to your needs. Scott White names the 100 prospects Fantasy …

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are or how many investors are interested in supporting your business, you can't survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash flow.<p>In fact, a prominent study from …

Small Business

4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Marketing Strategy

Good ideas don’t just thrust themselves out into the world without a push. To get the most out of your product and put it in the right hands, you need to do some research. Before you start your campaign, you should not only know everything you can about your own company, but you need to know who …

Marketing

The Best Sales Books for Small Business Owners in 2015

If you think that being successful in sales means convincing unsuspecting prospects to buy something they don’t want or need, you’re wrong. You’ll be …

Mabame.com is for sale (Mabame)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Web Traffic

Wood Flooring Design Ideas - leather-like floor design 'Crocodile Skin' by QuadroLegno

15 IKEA Hacks to Improve Your Morning Routine

Did you know that IKEA recently did a study on morning routines and discovered that the way you spend the first 59 minutes of your day can drastically affect how the rest of your day goes? They found that 55% of people do not consider themselves morning people, and that homes with children report …

Posting Your Kids' Pics on Facebook May Put Them at Risk for Digital Kidnapping

Most of us think nothing of posting pictures of our kids on Facebook. But a new trend called "digital kidnapping" may make you think …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Motivation

How Facebook Is Making Advertising Easier for Small-Business Owners

The social giant's new Creative Shop is a virtual ad agency for businesses that don't have their own.<p>Facebook's self-serve advertising has been a phenomenal hit with small businesses: The company recently announced that it has more than 2 million active advertisers, the vast majority of them small …

Small Business

Google Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Become More Visible

2 min read<p>Do your company’s website, hours and address show up right away when people Google you...or at all? If not, you're missing out on big business and Google wants to help you fix the problem.<p>The tech giant today announced a major new small business initiative called Let’s Put Our Cities on …

Small Business

Three ways to get more customers and increase loyalty

As a business owner, you have to be committed to constantly evaluating your business practices and making necessary changes if you want to see growth. If your small business is stagnant or not as profitable as it should be, sitting on your thumbs waiting for things to improve won't help.<p>You have to …

The 24 Fashion Essentials You'll Need in 2015

We're not claiming to be psychic or anything, but if the spring 2015 runways were any indication, we're in for a pretty great year in fashion. And as we all know, a good year needs...

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

How to Build a Better Dad

Unearth the great father in your good guy with these man-management secrets.<p>Becoming a mom is a powerful shock to the system. But not nearly as traumatic as becoming a dad.<p>Stop laughing and bear with me to a point. No, I haven't forgotten the ordeal of childbirth. Trust me, just watching that …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

AT&True Detective Spoofs The AT&T ‘It’s Not Complicated’ Ad That Talks About Bigger Always Being Better

Impressionist Ross Marquand reprises his flawless impersonation of Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle for “Bigger“, the second installment of “AT&True …

Cosmology

The 50 Most Popular Toys From The Last 50 Years

Toys are as intrinsic to the holiday season as eggs are to the nog, and for the last fifty years toys have been a big deal in the consumer market, …

Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

Does Facebook need a cemetery?

Does death disrupt your day?<p>By "your day," I of course mean your Facebook news feed, the place where all news happens and all feelings are expressed.<p>Some people feel that remembering those they loved doesn't quite harmonize with cat videos, political diatribes, and news of the latest boyfriend, …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Pioneer's $299 DDJ-SB controller lets you spin records on the cheap (video)

You might have the ambition and desire to be the next Deadmau5, but the price of some DJ controllers aren't exactly wallet-friendly. Thankfully there are plenty of affordable options out there, and one of them has just arrived from Pioneer. Dubbed the DDJ-SB, it claims similar basic features and …

Smartphone microphone skin tattoos? Motorola already has a patent application on it

Motorola wasn’t kidding back in May during an interview when it said it’s working on a variety of mobile-related wearable devices, a recently discovered patent application reveals.<p>Filled a year before that interview, in May 2012, the patent describes “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to a mobile …

How Samsung cranked out the Galaxy Gear: The inside story

JK Shin, the co-CEO of Samsung, just had to have theGalaxy Gearin lime green.<p>Samsung executives had spent the last few weeks before the public unveiling of Gearfinalizing various colors for the smartwatch band. At first, Samsung planned only to make Gear in black and white, to ease the production …

Mobile

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China