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I’ve had social anxiety disorder – and know you don’t have to live with it | Kamran Ahmed

Research showing popular kids become more socially anxious adults may illuminate the condition’s origins. But what sufferers actually need is help<p>• Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist and film-maker<p>A fascinating study from the University of Virginia has shed new light on the much-ignored problem of …

Mental Health

What's Pulling Investors To Enterprise Focused Startups

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>With consumer-focused startups losing their sheen to markdowns and numerous market copy-cats, investors are showing greater interest for enterprise-focused businesses. Industry experts believe that B2B startups are …

Startups

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Self-improvement

Happiness Hacks: 10 Ways to Infuse Your Life with Joy

<b>“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Life seems complicated these days.<p>We’re all busy pursuing happiness, yet how …

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Avoiding Self-Sabotage At Work

I was standing in the security line at an airport when a TSA worker came walking alongside the line yelling out in an animated way, “No liquids, no aerosols, no gels or creams on the airplane…You better check yourself before you wreck yourself!” I couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud. As the …

From Uber driver to venture capitalist

Jason Shuman Contributor<p>Jason Shuman is a venture capitalist at Corigin Ventures.<p><i>How did you get into venture capital? And why did you decide on that versus another startup?</i><p>These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, …

Venture Capital

Edible spoons promise to be tasty while saving the planet

Tired of seeing mountains of plastic cutlery polluting India's landfills, Narayana Peesapaty had an idea: What if you could eat your disposable spoon …

Is Sean Parker’s Screening Room the End of Movie Theaters?

The Screening Room would allow people to watch movies at home on the same day they make their big-screen debuts—and the idea is tearing Hollywood …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Self-improvement

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

Small Business

Driving the new American century

Jake Chapman Contributor<p>Jake Chapman is a partner at Sazze Partners where he focuses on seed-stage technology companies.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy<br>• Ignoring Junior VCs Is A Mistake<p>The World Economic Forum, the Detroit …

Sarah Tavel: The First Female Partner at a Major VC Firm

"I'm not technical," Sarah Tavel insists. The first female investment partner at Greylock Partners, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm behind some of tech's biggest names (Airbnb, Facebook, and LinkedIn, to be exact), Tavel has almost a decade of experience with some of today's largest and …

Narcissism Is Increasing. So You’re Not So Special.

MY teenage son recently informed me that there is an Internet quiz to test oneself for narcissism. His friend had just taken it. “How did it turn out?” I asked. “He says he did great!” my son responded. “He got the maximum score!”<p>When I was a child, no one outside the mental health profession …

A small-business owner who expects to bring in $20 million next year describes how she fights her biggest distractions at work

When you're running a small business, you need to stay focused to succeed.<p>"As a small-business owner, there are so many tasks that need attention, which makes optimizing productivity especially important," says Jennifer Bandier, founder of BANDIER , a luxury athletic-apparel company.<p>BANDIER opened …

Small Business

90 Percent Of People Trying To Lose Weight Forget This 1 Thing

Could be why so many diets fail...<p>Gym membership, food diary, portion control: Check, check, check. Clothes that fit, cardio, emergency snacks: Three checks again.<p>You think you know everything there is to know about dropping pounds, but a recent survey commissioned by healthcare services company …

Research says, having a dog as a kid is amazing for your mental health

Countless studies have been done to show the positive associations between having a pet dog and the mental well-being of the adults who have them. …

Face Transplant Surgery Gives 41-Year-Old Former Firefighter a New 26-Year-Old Face

Being a volunteer firefighter meant everything to Pat Hardison, but when an accident during a rescue mission left his face severely burned, he …

Will Square's IPO be the beginning of the end of the unicorn-driven tech bubble?

Not since the last dotcom boom has so much money been poured into so many hyped companies. As startup founders and their investors hope to turn their paper unicorn fortunes into cold hard cash, some of Silicon Valley's most successful investors are warning a reckoning is coming. And on Monday that …

Venture Capital

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

The Biggest Downside of Moving to Silicon Valley

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Why Americans Struggle to Be Happy

<i>By Jill Suttie</i><p>Americans want to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is even an unalienable right for Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence.<p>But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set …

Happiness

Suddenly Every Company Is Becoming A Venture Capitalist

It has often been said that every company is a software company or even a big data company, but as I attended the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, another thought occurred to me: every company is now also an investment company.<p>The star of the show last week was Intel Capital of course, the …

$10 billion WeWork is raising $750 million in debt financing

The super-hot office rental company, which has raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, is the 11th most valuable startup in the world.<p>Debt financing is structured like a loan to be paid back later, while equity means the lender gets a piece of the company.<p>Late-stage private …

Startups

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.<p>2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.<p>3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.<p>4. Your job won’t take …

I Started Saying "No" and Began Losing Weight

Saying "no" has never been my forte. I'm a social creature and a "yes" person. Long before FOMO permeated the pop culture landscape, I hated passing …

Turing pharma CEO recedes from public after backtracking on drug price hike

The brash CEO of a pharmaceutical company under fire this week for an extreme price increase of one of its drugs apparently is done defending himself to the public — at least for now.<p>Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, took his Twitter account private Tuesday …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

How not to regret your career, from the head of Silicon Valley's greatest startup factory

Y Combinator President Sam Altman looked onto the room of 3,000 interns at Internapalooza in San Francisco on Thursday night, and delivered good news — to only one person.<p>"Someone in this room I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company that will change the world in a very …

Silicon Valley