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Inspire Employees to Own Their Productivity With a Bottom-Up Culture

Letting employees choose their own tools and devices creates an ownership mentality among workers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an adage that advises you shouldn’t design your organization around people, but organizations are comprised of people -- unique …

A New Report Says Stanford's Most Famous Psychology Experiment Is a 'Fraud,' a 'Sham,' and a 'Lie'

You were almost certainly taught this 50-year-old experiment's findings. But what really happened?<p>It's probably the most famous psychological experiment ever to come out of Stanford University. Now, 50 years later, critics are saying the entire thing was "a fraud."<p>If you took a psychology class in …

Here's How to Use the Auto Settings in Lightroom To Make Your Images Instantly Pop (VIDEO)

The below Lightroom tutorial is so short and to the point, it doesn’t need much set up. In the video, Photoshop expert and photographer Benjamin …

Do You Need to Fire a Top Performer? Here Are 4 Things to Do First

It is possible to fire a high performing employee, but you have to do it right.<p>No one wants to lose a top performer. When someone is doing a great job in a critical role, replacing them is difficult, time consuming, and expensive. Depending on your business, they may even take clients with them.<p>But …

How a Single Mother and Her Daughters Turned a Hobby Into a Business

The inspiring story behind the new activewear accessory HoodiFit.<p>In 2010, Laurie Russo decided to knit her daughters, Sarah and Melissa, infinity scarves for Christmas. After finishing the wool scarves, she felt like something was missing. "What came to mind was that it could really use a hood," …

13 Mental Habits Leaders With Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader, boss, or manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

7 Benefits and Uses of Castor Oil

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.<p>It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the <i>Ricinus</i> …

Dry Skin

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

Help Your Dog Learn Self Control

Give your dog the tools to control himself, even in the face of excitement!<p><i>[Updated February 27, 2018]</i><p>We’ve all seen dogs who exude impulse control – …

A Rich, Buttery Brioche Monkey Bread That Can Go Sweet or Savory

<i>We're always looking for ways to keep baking interesting with appealing recipes that can be endlessly riffed on. Here, we've partnered with Hidden Valley Ranch to highlight a monkey bread that can go sweet or savory.</i><p>Here’s an easy way to be the most popular person at the potluck: Show up with …

Bread

Ashoka the Great

Emperor Ashoka the Great (sometimes spelt Aoka) lived from 304 to 232 BCE and was the third ruler of the Indian Mauryan Empire, the largest ever in …

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diets

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 …

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

How to Make Money at Home With a Membership Site

For many entrepreneurs, passive income options are the top choice because while they take time to set up, once they’re running, the amount of effort …

The Best Bosses and Managers Do This

In business, things don't always go your way. How you deal with setbacks determine your failure or your success.<p>A few weeks ago I attended a youth soccer game that my son, Isaac, refereed. For most of his life, Isaac has played travel soccer. He loves the sport and knows the rules of the game …

9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning

Success starts the night before.<p>Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they …

Elon Musk gave a brutal response when asked for advice for young entrepreneurs: 'If you need inspiring words, don't do it!'

Elon Musk is a man of few words, who more often than not lets his actions and delivery of results speak for himself. Results, apparently, seem to be his chosen vernacular. Having said that, there keeps coming a time when Elon drops some gems of entrepreneurial advice.<p>The founder of Tesla and SpaceX …

I drank 16 ounces of water every morning for a week—here’s what I learned

If you took a shot (of Poland Spring) every time a celebrity said they start their day by drinking lemon water—well, let’s just say you’d be well …

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Camera

I have been a very happy Sony customer for the last 2+ years. My a7R continues to serve me well, but I am inching closer to an upgrade. I know the …

Cameras

10 scary things that can happen to your body when you eat too much sugar

We already know that modern Western diets are loaded with added sweeteners (even our bread has excess sugar in it). With obesity numbers skyrocketing and the nutritional science community oscillating between sugar, fat, and carbs as the scapegoat du jour, it's hard to know what exactly <i>is</i> safe to …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

For an executive of his magnitude, Jeff Weiner has never lost sight of what truly matters in life.<p>Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than …

A Best-Selling Stanford Professor Says This Is How You Successfully Deal With Toxic People

Have you exhausted all possibilities before choosing to quit your toxic workplace?<p>"Jerks are everywhere." That's what Robert Sutton, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bona fide international "jerk" expert, had to say in a recent interview to promote …

Ten Differences Between A Strong Leader -- And A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I work for a credit union. I like my job except for one thing. My own manager “Allie” is very nice.<p>The problem is that another manager, “Cindy,” gives me a hard time for no reason. She criticizes my work and that of my coworkers. Sometimes she does it right in front of my boss Allie.<p><b>Watch</b> …

Team Building

The 5 Leadership Skills You Need To Get To The Next Level

When you have a growing company what you don't know can hurt you.<p>Congratulations! You've built a business, and the vision that was just a blank piece of paper now becomes a real live breathing entity that generates revenue and profit.<p>Your business is growing like crazy. Is growth good? Generally …

Writing Your First Book Is the First Big Step to Build Your Personal Brand

Get oriented to the task before putting pen to paper through self-assessment, audience targeting and relentless testing. Just like any other product.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a better leader, get paid more or grow your business, then you need to …

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Turns out, it's not as overwhelming of a process as you might assume.<p>I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a …

How Do You Protect Your Daughter From Mean Girls?

When I was growing up, my family moved across cities and continents: By the time I was twelve, I’d had eight different homes in three countries and had attended five different schools. In each new situation, I aimed to keep my head down, learn the ropes, and fit in as best I could, though my cheeks …

Parenting