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How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

Tutorials

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

1/<p>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale<p><b>Amazon synopsis:</b> "Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the …

Books

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

17 Simple Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether they're for your physical condition, emotional outlook, or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have …

Startups

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

6 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable and Crush Your Goals This Year

Maximize your time and energy with these tips.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been on a networking mission as of late. In an effort to create a free online community for entrepreneurs and business owners, I have been speaking to as many people as possible …

Productivity

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

Personal Finance

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

10 Workouts That Burn Calories Faster Than Traditional Cardio

You don’t need a treadmill to torch calories. In fact, if your goal is to burn fat, high intensity workouts and circuits are essential. Aside from …

100 OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR MEN VOL. 1

We’ve cobbled together a list of 100 of the books for men you’re sure to love. No matter your hobby, vocation, or latest interest, there’s something …

7 Positive Books To Read During The New Year That Are Inspirational AF

Reading is one of those things we should be making more time for. It's relaxing, gives you knowledge and often allows you to mold a fresher and more …

Women of Color

5 Leadership Books That Should Be on Your Holiday Gift List

Some new and some that you might have missed, this short list of titles are worth a read<p>As a business author and reader myself, I know how challenging it can be to find good content that is worth your time investment to read. So, I've gathered together this short list for your review. Whether …

Leadership

The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018

Growth is a result of combining your experience with what you learn. Reading these books will help you do it better and faster.<p>I read, some might say a little too much. I read 103 books last year. This year, I'm proud to say I only read 98. Quality over quantity.<p>Science says just being surrounded …

Books

Fortune's Favorite Business Books of the Year

We polled <i>Fortune</i>’s readers, surveyed the staff, and—above all—read a lot of new titles to bring you this year’s list of our favorite books of 2017. …

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

13 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Entire Life in 2018

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO,The post 13 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Entire Life in 2018 appeared first …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

The Best Books of 2017

It was a really good year for books.<p>We were spoiled for choice when it came to crafting our reading lists this year. The lists, admittedly, keep …

5 Unexpected But Simple Habits to Make You More Productive

Working smarter has less todo about effort and time as it does discipline, habits, and critical thinking.<p>The whole point of working "smarter, not harder," is to do more with less, to move faster than normal, to get to the end result in a more effective way than before. It's the cerebral way of …

Time Management

To Reach Your Next Big Goal, Follow the 10-80-10 Rule

So you have a new project in mind—a major undertaking, a shift in direction, the kind of thing that will put your company on the map or reaffirm its …

Burkley Magnetic Detachable Leather Wallet iPhone X case review

Last year I reviewed several Burkley iPhone 7 cases, one classic case, and one minimalistic wallet. Both very well made and designed to not only …

10 Practices You're Doing Right Now That Undermine Your Leadership (And You're Doing Them Right Now)

Many leaders struggle with maintaining their authority. How do you master your emotions, let people do their job, and be a leader people respect?<p>Among the many hats that entrepreneurs wear, that of the leader is the most important. You're going to do many tasks, but you won't be able to do …

Leadership

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

Procrastination

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Your 5-Step Recipe for Financial Success

One of these steps could turn households earning the median income into millionaires.<p>Search the question "what is financial success?" on the …