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How the French Do Eggs Benedict

You fancy, huh?<p>Eggs Benedict has a serious identity problem: it's got an English muffin, Canadian bacon, and the decidedly French Hollandaise sauce. That's a whole lotta nationalities for such a little brunch item.<p>But wait a minute, let's run with this French thing... Swap out English muffin for …

Breakfast

5 apps for spying on your spouse

American lawyers are heading into the busiest time of the year for divorce filings. Big Brother is watching your every move — and so is your …

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance | Inc.com

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q. I'm set to launch my first social network startup at the end of February. However, to gain some initial interest, I need to market the site in an inexpensive way. What are some different, low cost ways I can do so?</b> <i><br>-Matt Querzoli</i> …

Your 5-Minute Guide To Writing An Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation

Most of us have worked with great colleagues, bosses, and employees over the years who we’d be happy to recommend on LinkedIn (or anywhere, really) in a heartbeat if asked.<p>Problem is, of course, that sitting down and writing said recommendation always takes more time than you think it will. What …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

B-movie

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees

Are you able to work effectively in a team? That’s the skill employers most want when they are recruiting new college grads. The next most important skill: ability to make decisions and solve problems.<p>The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) a Bethlehem, Pa. non-profit group that …

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

Employment

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

How can leaders spark and sustain change in themselves and their organizations?<p>I devoted my doctoral research to this question and came up with an unconventional answer: metaphors. My co-author Richard Badham and I wrote about four of them in this HBR article: fire (representing ambition), snowball …

Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons

My feelings about Steve Jobs have always been a little mixed. I long admired his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen and was in sheer awe of …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

How to Get Your Resume Past the System and Into Human Hands

Landing an interview for a position in a giant organization can feel impossible if you don’t have any personal connections. People often blame the …

New Boss? 3 Ways To Let It Inspire You

Getting a new boss is almost always anxiety-inducing. That’s the case no matter what the circumstances, but it’s especially true when the person is foisted on you at your current gig and you’ve had no choice in the matter. It’s like being in ninth grade and having your parents inform you that your …

Want To Become A Social Business? Try These Five Steps

Collecting Facebook likes and Twitter followers used to be the name of the game, but the stakes these days are much higher. The race is on to go far beyond marketing and truly become a social business — and it is about a lot more than just using social networking sites.<p>About 62% of businesses are …

Top 10 autumn destinations: readers' travel tips

It's not just New England … autumn is awash with red and gold colours, from Japan, Quebec and the vineyards of Veneto to spectacular scenery closer to home. To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning Jack Wolfskin backpack worth £130, go to guardianwitness<p>WINNING TIP: Gauja …

15 Signs That Your Job May Be At Risk--And What To Do If It Is

Most employees are at least a little bit concerned about job security on any given day—but if you ever get that gut feeling that something is really wrong, you hear rumors about financial troubles within your organization, or you’re no longer invited to join important meetings–you should probably …

3 Things Entrepreneurs Get Wrong When Negotiating

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Show me the money!" -- the famous line from the movie Jerry Maguire -- carries the sort of gusto and optimism that is ear candy to entrepreneurs. But as a professional negotiation coach with nearly three decades' in the trenches, I …

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More | Inc.com

Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. Here's why:<p><b>1. Your product is easier to buy.</b><p>Customers hate futzing around with …

eCommerce

5 TED Talks for Job Search Inspiration

Let’s face it: Job hunting is kinda boring at best, grueling and soul crushing at worst. Sometimes you need a little lift when you’re perpetually …

The Snacks You Need After a Grueling Workout

ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>You're working out to build muscle, so after sweating it out, fueling up with a sports drink just won't cut it. …

Fitness

Here's How You Can Create A Great Presentation - Step Two

<i>This post is the second in a series on the basic building blocks of a great speech.</i><p>You’ve researched your audience, asked the right questions, and learned the particulars of the occasion. You’re ready to get started actually creating the speech.<p>The most important moments of a speech are the 2-3 …

10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be <i>really</i> successful …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

Seven Ways To Speak Up Smartly At The Office

We know that advocating for yourself at the office is essential, but how you do it determines your success.<p>I recently had lunch with a C level executive at a public company. She had been promoted to COO and her new role included overseeing a number of additional departments. I listened as she …

Here's What To Do After The Job Interview Is Over

You’ve made it through your job interview. Congratulations! Now what? After you’ve taken advantage of the advice in my previous blog and written down your observations about the company and hiring manager so you can evaluate <i>them</i>, your next steps should be trying to remember key parts of the …

EYVoice: Creating The Perfect Elevator Pitch http://bit.ly/16ehnQn Face to face with a possible customer, partner or investor, you have mere seconds to bring to life how you do what you do better than anyone else on the planet. No pressure, right?