Karen Landen

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Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and …

Jeff Bezos

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Want to Fight Sea Level Rise? Look to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Most mornings when I step out of my San Francisco apartment, I hear the waves, the seagulls, and occasionally kids yelling out the window across the …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, …

Motivation

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Yes, stomach pudge may be stubborn, but here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.

How Not to Be Boring When Making Small Talk

When making small talk, it's not the topic that matters. It's how you discuss that topic.<p>People often say that when making small talk, you want to stick to neutral and non-controversial topics. In my view, that is probably the worst advice you could ever give.<p>When making small talk, it's not the …

smalltalk

In Just 8 Words, Uber's New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership

The former Expedia CEO's parting letter to employees bodes very well for the future of Uber.<p>If many of Uber's high-profile problems -- the sexual harassment claims, the bullying, the intellectual property lawsuit -- are attributable to former leader Travis Kalanick's brash take-no-prisoners, …

Leadership

iPhone 8 Leaks Expose Apple's Expensive Secrets

We know almost everything about the iPhone 8, from its design and new user interface to the potentially revolutionary screen unlock and even the one disappointing omission. But Apple’s biggest secret is going to hit you in the pocket…<p>With the iPhone 8 launch now very close disbelief remains …

Mobile Technology

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me …

Entrepreneurship

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around

Try his Jedi mind trick every time you're facing a seemingly impossible challenge.<p>I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection …

Boston University

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’

...The post How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ appeared first on TeachThought.

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Systematically Cultivated His Creativity. You Can Too.

What Jobs did intuitively to unlock his creativity has been scientifically proven to work.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Apple brand is synonymous with creative product design as well as appealing to the creative artist. This was in large part thanks to …

Creativity

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Parenting

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Self-improvement

Families, fertility and feminism: landmarks in women's rights

Women have fought long and hard to secure access to family planning and abortion, and reduce maternal mortality. A modern timeline of that struggle tells a story full of highs and lows<p>Women have been joining forces to agitate for their right to a better life for centuries, but some of the most …

7 Things You'll Never Hear a Successful Person Say

Are you saying the toxic thoughts that successful people refuse to say or believe?<p>If you spend time around truly successful people, you may notice that there are some things they simply refuse to say. They don't waste their time dwelling on negative thoughts or making excuses. They know that …

Self-improvement

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

3 Low-Cost Businesses You Can Start Right Now

Yes, entrepreneurship on a budget exists.<p>Is your entrepreneurial bug starting to grow? There's good news and bad news. Starting with the bad, if left untreated, that 'bug' has unquenchable symptoms -- meaning, you'll always have an insatiable appetite to start that dream business. But, when …

Small Business

Why You’re Addicted to Your Phone

About two years ago, I lost my phone. Waiting at Newark International Airport, I heard the cancellation of my Chicago flight, closed down by a …

Meditation

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Pedagogy

The 6 Do's and 2 Don'ts of Building Great Relationships

Could you climb the ladder at a Fortune 500 company in less than 10 years? Only if you know how to build and maintain relationships.<p>You have probably heard that nobody dies wishing they'd spent more time at the office, but did you know that nose-to-the-grindstone work might be what killed them? The …

Leadership

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …

Time Management

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Self-improvement

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan