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10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.<p>Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally …

Self-improvement

Startup CEO Offers 1,284 Slides In The Most Insane PowerPoint Ever

To mark the occasion of his 30th birthday, serial entrepreneur and occasional Harvard spammer Ryan Allis decided to give back to the world that had …

Social Media Marketing

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2015

At Marc by Marc Jacobs military-style pieces looked playful and new for resort, as in the case of this reworked jumper, functional cross body strap, and an oversized button-down shirt.

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Ten Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You To Know

<i>This is a guest post by Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book,</i> Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards. <i>Her blog is Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home and she tweets as @EmployeeAtty. Her other</i> …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

55 Fresh Examples Of Creative Single Page Website Designs

Displaying your work in <b>single page design</b> is a hot trend now days. You possibly cannot imagine what designers can do with single pages as modern age …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Six Ways To Successfully Join And Lead A New Team

<i>Plus, Three Bonus Tips from the Team’s Perspective</i><p>Stepping in as the leader of an existing team should be approached with sensitivity and patience, especially when you are new to the company and the team. Two years ago, I went through this very experience when I was hired by Lab42’s Board of …

50 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Sales Employees

Just because sales representatives can write a comprehensive resume doesn’t mean they can sell. As an employer, it’s your job to determine whether or not they would be successful in their role as salesperson at your company.<p>As a recruiter, I have two tips to make sure you hire the absolute best …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

'Don't Go To Law School,' 'Move To Asia,' And 28 Other Pearls Of Wisdom For 2012 Grads

This month, a huge batch of 20-somethings will be loosed upon the country with shiny new degrees in hand. We’ve crowd-sourced advice for the graduates of 2012 from our host of writers based on their areas of expertise. Here are 25 pearls of wisdom from Forbes. Spend them wisely.<p><b>Via Monte Burke, who</b> …

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, genders and backgrounds. They get up at dawn. They're the first ones to the office and the last ones to leave. They use productivity apps, network their tooshes …

Entrepreneurship

Top Five Startup Tips From Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely

For the cover of our recent World’s Billionaires issue, I profiled Sara Blakely, who took a simple idea — footless pantyhose — and turned it into a $1 billion business. At 41, the inventor of Spanx is now the youngest self-made woman on the Forbes rich list.<p>Since our first meeting last summer, I’ve …

10 Phrases That Are Holding Your Career Back

<i>“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”—Mark Twain</i><p>Whether dealing with clients, coworkers or superiors, how you phrase and frame your message colors the way people perceive you. The …

How To Tell If Your Boss Is Spying On You

Earlier this year, the CEO of a Christian publishing company gathered his troops for a meeting where he went ballistic over rumors being spread about the company by internal sources — and then punished the unidentified culprits by firing 25 employees. During the meeting — which garnered press …

10 Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

<b>“If only…”</b> These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.<p>Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to …

Crosswords don’t make you clever

NICHOLAS SPITZER is a professor of neuroscience at the University of California. His research concentrates on the ways in which neurons take on …

10 Hot Companies That Are Hiring Like Crazy

Need a job, maybe even some proper benefits? Check out our list of 100 best small publicly traded companies in America, featuring outfits with remarkable sales and earnings growth. Here are the 10 most prolific employers of the bunch over the previous three fiscal years, ranked by the absolute …

10 Creative Examples of Branding & Identity Designs

Brand awareness is key to making your business stand out amongst the competition. If someone can immediately recognize your logo, mascot, or design, …

Is The 'Fear Of Missing Out' Sabotaging Your Finances?

Five years ago, I was vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, when I realized I was out of sunscreen.<p>My beach cohorts—three other women—were SPF-averse and determined to return home with golden suntans, and so I excused myself and made way to the …

5 Ways To Test-Drive A New Career

Stuck in a cube, dreaming of freelance writing from a distant exotic island? Coming up with yet another PowerPoint deck, while desperately wishing you could devote your life to something that means more to you than someone else’s deliverables for someone else’s clients?<p>I’ve been there, too. And I …

Top 3 Tips From A LinkedIn Expert

I’ve been a user and fan of LinkedIn for several years and am currently enjoying reading The Startup of You by LinkedIn co-Founder Reid Hoffman. Although it has its detractors and plenty of room for improvement, LinkedIn has become perhaps the most widely used business tool since email itself. And …

17 Counterintuitive Things The Most Successful People Do

You’re always going to get the same results, doing what everyone else does. Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag. These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve met. <b></b><p><b>Pick Fights</b> – to test others’ resolve in their own …

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

In the increasingly competitive world of venture capital, it pays to be helpful—literally. To get in on the best deals, VCs need to be seen as smart, insightful and supportive. And since VCs are all about scale, what better way to do that than a blog?<p>This is good news for entrepreneurs, because …

50+ Fresh Logo Designs for Inspiration

A <b>Logo</b> is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

7 ways to stop self-sabotage

MANILA, Philippines - We can get so used to our comfort zones that any new action to move outside us makes us feel uneasy. The result? …

6 Tips for Happiness

On my 32nd birthday, I finally realized that there was a distinct possibility that the last of my "dreams" might never come to pass. At the time I hadn't even realized that it was a dream - I just hadn't had a proper girlfriend for a while. A long while. A really long while.<p>So in order to avoid a …

Technology Is The Fastest Way For 20-Year-Olds To Get Rich

<i>This post is #4 in a series that amplifies emerging powers — girls and women who are solving the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.</i><p>Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. She launched her first business venture — The …