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How to Create a Mobile-First Content Marketing Strategy

A recent study by Nielsen and Google suggests that 77 percent of mobile searches are performed at work or home — areas where a PC is also likely to …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

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Your Perfect Muscle-Building Day

Between work, family obligations, and the occasional weekly hangout with the guys, finding time to meet all of your health and fitness goals can …

A Koi-Fueled Nursery in New Orleans Yields Tasty Profits | WIRED

<b>In New Orleans east</b>, a collective of Vietnamese fishermen left jobless after the BP oil spill has found a new enterprise: growing upmarket produce in …

10 Online Tools for Creating Infographics and Charts

Consumers today are incredibly visual. Most would rather look at an image or chart than read an entire article or report. Luckily, there are now ways …

How to Keep Your Health and Sanity While Working From Home

Telecommuting is stressful. Running a full-time business from home is, perhaps even more straining. I know it and you probably do too.<p>Whether you’ve …

Square Eliminates Flat Fee For Small Businesses

You may be using Square, the pocket-sized credit card reader, as a way of accepting payment on plastic while avoiding a lot of extra fees. If so, …

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

How To Never Stop Growing And Learning

It was Gandhi who said, “Learn as if you were to live forever.” Why do you think he recommended this? It’s because human beings are not meant to stop …

Small Business Owners Should "Think at the Margin:" Here's How

If you ask an economist for advice on how to make a good business decision, he or she is likely to tell you to think at the margin. This means …

My Self-Employment Success Story: How I Quit Corporate To Work For Myself

Seven months ago I transitioned out of a corporate job in market research to work for myself full-time.<p>By the time I left my day job to become a personal finance coach, I had nine clients, $22,000 in savings to cover my living expenses and $5,000 in a business account.<p>This is how I did it.<p><b>Getting</b> …

Why You Should Fire Your Marketing Department to Create Lasting Desire in Marriage

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Esther Perel eloquently explains why desire is so difficult to sustain in a long-term relationship, mainly because eroticism exists in the space between two people.<p>To add to this …

Three mistakes founders make (and how to avoid them)

<i>Wendy Lea is the chief executive officer of Get Satisfaction.</i><p>Over the span of my professional life — which includes serving as founder, CEO, investor, advisor, and board member — I’ve noticed three fundamental mistakes founders and CEOs (including myself!) often make.<p>These mistakes can keep a …

11 Poverty Traps You Must Escape Right Now If You Ever Want to Become a Millionaire

Who's Giving You "Millionaire" Advice?<p>Is an anonymous shadowy fat man giving you fitness advice?<p>LOL X 100.<p>This is how I feel when I read one of those</b> …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

How the NSA builds social graphs of Americans with phone, email, and location records

The US National Security Agency (NSA) analyzes data from <b>phone calls, emails, location services, internet profiles, bank records, flight manifests, and more</b> to construct detailed social graphs of people, including Americans, according to a new report from the New York Times.<p>It’s helpful to start …

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Researchers Build A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a cool innovation that could make particle accelerators much smaller than they are today. Using a laser, they successfully accelerated electrons in a chip about 3 mm long. These findings have been published in <i>Nature.</i><p>Particle …

Education Start-Up Focused on Making Flashcards Mobile Raises $9 Million

StudyBlue, which has more than 2.5 million students using its free apps to create flashcards and quizzes, has raised $9 million in a first round. …

Eight Percent of Amazon’s Sales Are Coming From Mobile

Online retailers in 2012 were vigilant about making their sites accessible to consumers wherever and whenever they wanted to shop — whether it was on …

5 Tips To Create A Positive First Impression

<i>“I think I blew it with the new vice president,”</i> moaned my coaching client. <i>“I was drowning in paperwork when she walked through our department introducing herself. I was so distracted I could hardly get my own name out of my mouth. On top of that, I was wearing jeans while the VP and just about</i> …

Your Roadmap To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Managing a small business is not an easy victory for all. It demands a different view of life and a unique way of setting goals to ensure success. …

5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs

Anyone can start a business, but it’s hard to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are achievers but their achievements don’t come without pitfalls. …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

6 email marketing services to build your list

A comparison of MailChimp, Constant Contact, Aweber & other solid choices<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, …

How you should be posting content on Facebook

Carve out some time for this 13-minute video. In it, I go over a Facebook page management process that I recommend to all of our clients. You might …