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10 Productivity Tips You Can Implement In the Next Seven Days

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

Time Management

6 Phrases You'll Always Hear From Confident Leaders

The best bosses use these words and short phrases to motivate and encourage their teams.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you've just started training your first hire or you've been managing scores of people for …

Self-improvement

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written?

Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected university thesis laid out his vision of deep narrative ‘shapes’. Now academics have run computer analysis of his theory<p>In 1965, Kurt Vonnegut submitted a thesis to the University of Chicago outlining how classic stories such as Cinderella shared …

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

JP MORGAN STRATEGIST: Central banks tried to control the world … and failed miserably

The Federal Reserve kept US interest rates at 0% for seven years.<p>The Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) all launched massive quantitative-easing programs.<p>And most recently, the BoJ joined the ECB in doing what was once unthinkable: instituting negative interest …

Why Internet Addiction Is So Hard To Stop

But psychologists were already on guard. The author observed in the same study that internet use interfered with the daily lives of most of the 563 surveyed users and, in some, led to problems "similar to those found in addictions."<p>Today, while the idea that "internet addiction" is a clinical …

Slack is going to eat your old office software alive

Slack, the team messaging service that’s been labelled as an “email killer,” is going to kill far more than just email.<p>For most medium to large businesses, productivity software has been something of a spaghetti bowl. You might have a tool like Yammer for internal social networking, Google Apps for …

27 Powerful Images That Sum up How Smartphones Are Ruining Our Lives

Thanks to smartphones we have never been so connected to people that can be as far as the other side of the world, whilst being left feeling …

Walsh

Five best third-party Android launchers to customize your device experience

One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And …

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …

5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman's Body to Meet Their Nation's Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

Lyme Disease

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, author of Heart of Darkness (No 32), arriving in New York in 1923.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/11/1439305588525/191023bd-71cd-4799-a3a8-f2cf6eb586cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, …

An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey

What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time spent in a barrel, then there wouldn’t be an infinite range of tastes, profiles and qualities. There’s a world of whiskey geekdom to explore, all of the finer …

Whiskey

Recipe for a Pareto Analysis

<i>“Which products contribute to the first 80% of our turnover?”</i> This type of question is common in all types of business intelligence. I say “type of …

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year is speeding by and 2014 is just around the corner. While many people wait until New Year's to get their personal and professional lives in order and create the change that they know was long overdue, you shouldn't have …

Entrepreneurship

Updates to Google Maps Extensions

So I finally got around to update my Google Maps extensions. There has been tons of discussion on QlikCommunity around features and what you can and …

Qlik Design Blog : 4 tips to start working with...

A few weeks ago a former colleague, who has recently started to work with QlikView, contacted me and was wondering <b>how to start with QlikView</b> and how …

Pitching Presentation

What is most important in a potential entrepreneurial partner and what your pitch should include

Entrepreneurship

Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

What does it take to be a great speaker? Here are some tips and takeaways that can help you improve your speaking and presentation skills – from some of the most watched TED Talks. Learn more: http://dell.to/1kc4Ksw

Tips, Tricks and Tools to Instantly Improve Your Ecommerce Site

Top tips and tools that will instantly improve your ecommerce site, help you to increase visitor numbers, sales, and reduce costs. For more tips and advice, visit http://www.pitneybowes.co.uk/smb-blog.shtml

Web Design

Big Data Use Cases

More than 25 companies across 8 industries, including retail, manufacturing, banking, financial services, telecom, healthcare, government and oil and gas.<p>See how big data is solving problems and meeting business objectives in various use cases including predictive analytics, customer segmentation, …

Big Data

The Art of Storytelling

We are all born storytellers. But not many of us know how to create and tell stories in the right way. Especially, in presentations and public speaking. Learn about the art of storytelling in our short slide deck covering valuable tips and tricks about it.<p>Check out our training: …

Public Speaking

How to Stop Overthinking – Take It Easy and Enjoy Life

Here are 5 tips on how to stop overthinking. For 5 more tips of this type, click the link: http://vkool.com/how-to-stop-overthinking/<p>1. Put Things Into A Big Picture<p>Putting your issue into a large picture will help you think less about it or think more positively about it. You should ask questions …

Communicate