James McAra

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The Four Mindtricks Tennis Players Use To Not Blow Matches

Understanding the Protocol.<p>We noticed it on video. We were taping players, watching their matches, literally thousands of hours of footage, and what …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

3 Investor Pitches Every Startup Founder Must Master

Dear Professor Investor, I have an idea for a product, but how do I pitch it to investors?<p>Will from Kingston.<p>********<p>The investor pitch is one of the most important aspects of any business. If you cannot tell people what your solution is and why it matters you are done before you start. There are …

These Are Warren Buffett's Favorite Dividend Stocks

The billionaire's own company doesn't pay them out, but it still invests in plenty of other stocks that do.<p>Warren Buffett loves dividend stocks. …

The Trillion-Dollar Market To Remake Business Applications

At last month’s On Demand Conference in San Francisco which featured many of the hottest names in tech – Uber, Instacart, Sprig, Munchery, Shyp and Postmates, amongst others – one panel stood out. Amid a sea of consumer facing businesses, the CEOs of three small- and medium-sized business or …

B2B

Is This Small Device a Must-Have for Body-Weight Training?

The Men’s Health fitness director gave it a shot. Here’s what he thought<p>It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of body-weight training. Heck, I wrote a book called <i>Your Body is Your Barbell</i>, which touts the hundreds of benefits of working out with zero equipment.<p>But I still love an effective training …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Carbohydrates Past 6PM Will Make You ... Lean! Eating All Carbs in the Evening Increases Body Fat Loss by 28% Compared to Standard Low-Calorie Diet.

Image 1: This are not the Israeli police<br>officers from the study. How do I know<br>that? They are not obese; the officers<br>in the study (Sofer. 2011) had …

Why it pays to be a jerk

Sneer at the customer. Keep your colleagues on edge. Claim credit. Speak first. Put your feet on the table. Withhold approval. Instill fear. Interrupt. Ask for more. And by all means, take that last doughnut. You deserve it.<p>Follow one of those paths, the success literature tells us, and you'll go …

Leadership

Mary Meeker: These 16 startups will forever change how we do our jobs

This year, as part of that, she discussed the rise of new apps that help us do our jobs and called out 14 young companies as examples.<p>This isn't a completely objective list. Kleiner has funded most of these companies.<p>Still, some of them you've heard of and are maybe already using. Others you …

Startups

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Follow</i> <i>Entrepreneur on Facebook</i> <i>to join the discussion on hot topics.</i><p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young …

Time Management

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip can do anything that you might want from a normal computer, albeit a little slower. It runs a fully-functional desktop operating system, along …

Raspberry Pi

2-year-old Zenefits is now a $4.5 billion company that just raised a whopping $500 million

The company just celebrated its second anniversary by raising a massive infusion of capital: $500 million (yes, half a billion).<p>Zenefits is now valued at $4.5 billion, or 4 1/2 unicorns.<p>And that's up from a $500 million valuation less than a year ago when it raised $66.6 million. All told, the …

Venture Capital

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss

Willpower alone won't shrink your waist<p>The great ones have great strategies for success—Odysseus hiding in the Trojan horse, Ali using the rope-a-dope, Bugs Bunny dressing in drag.<p>Your weight-loss strategy should be similarly inspired. Willpower alone won't shrink your waist—you need facts and …

7 Strategies to Satisfy Hunger and Lose Weight

Fill up without filling out<p>Recently, Cornell University researchers asked a group of people a simple question: "How do you know when you're through eating dinner?"<p>The answer might seem obvious. After all, doesn't everyone push the plate away when they feel full? Well, no. The leanest people do, …

Which companies are set to benefit from artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is about to take off in a big way.<p>According to a new report by Goldman Sachs, AI is defined as “any intelligence exhibited by …

10 Everyday Tips to Boost Brainpower

"If you want a sharper mind, actively start caring for your brain and acting for its betterment," says Daniel Amen, M.D., author of Magnificent Mind at Any Age<p>"If you want a sharper mind, actively start caring for your brain and acting for its betterment," says Daniel Amen, M.D., author of</i> …

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Be Slimmer, Stronger, and Smarter

The 24-hour plan for first targeting and then tapping into what may be your most valuable natural resource<p>Women didn't invent hormones. Granted, women may have given hormones a bad name, but infamy does not equal exclusivity. In reality, the hormones that men possess are exactly the same as …

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

A relationship is hard work, but happy couples know that these 15 beliefs are the keys to their happiness.

13 Simple Phrases to Ignite Her Passion

Relationships are funny things: One partner can be cruising along thinking everything's just fine and dandy, and the other can be curling up inside like a poinsettia after New Year's. One of us is sure we're on the right track, while the other is wondering, "Why don't we talk anymore?" And more …

15 Interviewing Tips That Convert to Job Offers

One of the philosophies that our recruiters adhere to is that if, as a candidate, you’re going to attend an interview, you might as well perform at 110% during the meeting. Regardless of the individuals whom you’re interviewing with or the level of job you’re pursuing, the recruiting team at KAS …

Employment