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15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

The Startup's Guide to Doing Keyword Research Like The Pros

As the owner of a new online business, one of your biggest challenges is likely cash flow. Unfortunately, the only solution to this problem (besides a generous influx of investor cash) is to start driving search engine traffic and generating revenue – fast.<p>And herein lies the classic catch 22: you …

Trends

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

When, How and Where to Promote Your Content on Social Media

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. I can’t do that. But sometimes I feel just as skilled when I can manage the multiple arms of content marketing.<p>The process requires so much: coming up with ideas, drafting concepts, editing to perfection, …

Startup Job Offers And How To Interview Founders

Let’s set the stage: You’ve always wanted to work at an early-stage startup that is growing exponentially. So you’ve done your research and figured out a startup/product that you’d be passionate about. You have already interviewed with them, and they like you so much that they have made you a job …

Employment

Matisse painting from Gurlitt's Nazi-looted art collection returned to owners | News | DW | 15.05.2015

The lawyer Christopher Marinello, who represents the Rosenberg family, received the painting "Woman Sitting in an Armchair" by Henri Matisse in …

Fine Art

Percolate Raises $40 Million to Build the Ultimate Marketing Machine

This marketing company may be a CMO's secret weapon. It reportedly helped Unilever save millions of dollars in marketing costs, and GE uses it to get …

Advertising Industry

50 Quick Productivity and Business Tips for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

At Techstars, we talk a lot about productivity, email, getting things done, basic business development and fundraising culture.<p>Below is a collection of general tips we give our founders. While nothing is ever universal, these are generally helpful for any startup, especially for first-time founders.<p>…

Getting the News to Everyone, Not Just the Wealthy

People with lower incomes have just as much of an appetite for information, but few media outlets keep them in mind. Can that imbalance be fixed?<p>Who is the news made for? In answering that question, the free market tends to sniff out potential readers with a good amount of spending money, because …

Journalism

Xiaomi is taking on Alibaba and Tencent by launching its own bank

The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has bigger ambitions than just making handsets and tablets–and in the Chinese tech sector, that means opening a bank. The company today launched an online money-market offering (link in Chinese) called Xiaomi Huoqibao (which roughly translates as “Xiaomi savings …

Mobile Technology

50 (Almost) Free Ways To Repromote Content

How To Give Your Content New Life Get New Readers and Leads<p>What if you could get more readers and leads from each piece of quality content so that …

Marketing

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People and Become One Instead

Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and getting at least a <i>teeny</i> bit jealous because they seem to be living a …

Entrepreneurship

Meet the mad genius who wants to save the music industry with a smarter Pandora

Spotify, Pandora, and other so-called “freemium” music services are taking a toll on the music industry. The root of the issue: Ad-supported …

Music Industry

Getting Marketing And Sales To Work Together

Sales and marketing have always been two different tribes.<p>The stereotype of sales is hard-charging, take no prisoners, get the order, close the deal, it’s all in the gesture, in the soft skills I apply magnificently to book business, and anyone not bringing actual revenue into the company can kiss …

Marketing

Book Review: 'Not Tonight -- Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health'

Sociologist Joanna Kempner has produced a fascinating book about migraine, women, health care, and bias. Kempner -- professor and affiliate of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University -- has personal experience with migraine attacks, which started for …

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA<p>The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal …

The Future of Interaction Design

Even though the site is certainly influenced by the mobile-first philosophy, you find that it’s still quite a pleasant experience even on desktop.<p>When it comes to scrolling as an interaction, we’ve found that long scrolls aren’t really a usability issue provided that each content section (and …

UI Design

We Are All Liars (Sort Of)

On some level, we are all phonies, it’s just a matter of whether or not we are good or bad ones.<p>In his new book <i>Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic</i> …

Books

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

Baking
Creativity

Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

Michael A. Freeman had long noticed that entrepreneurs seem inclined to have mental health issues.<p>The clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school spent a decade at a company where his clients were the founders of businesses. He estimates that about a third of them seemed …

Mental Health

9 Things A Cannabusiness Startup Needs To Consider That Other Startups Don't

Starting a new business is complicated enough – company founders have to find a place to set up shop, hire great employees, manage cash flow, market their goods or services and sometimes hire experts to help. A marijuana business faces extra challenges at each of these steps, so entrepreneurs in …

Cannabis

Beyond Hashtag Activism

A new generation of civil-rights leaders is leading the movement that first coalesced after the shooting of Michael Brown, and taking to the streets to press its cause.<p>If you've heard of Joseph Kent, you probably only learned his name in the last couple of days. Late Tuesday night, a CNN camera …

Justice

100 Incredible Resources For Tech Entrepreneurs And Startups

Note: Please support the creator of this article by viewing it on DailyTekk.com (where I originally published it)!<p>Dude. Startups are hard. But they …

From $36 parking to $36 million in funding: ZIRX wants to make city driving stress-free

He often had to drive between downtown San Francisco and the Peninsula, the southern part of the Bay Area where lots of tech companies are located. Every time he had a meeting in the city, he would leave his car in a parking garage that would cost him well over $36 for a quick three hour meeting. …

Venture Capital

31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read

There's still time to celebrate National Poetry Month.

9 Easy Career Hacks That Very Few People Actually Do

Managing Partner at HOF Capital<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I gave a presentation to Womensphere a few months ago on the most valuable lessons I learned early in my career. Back when I was an entry-level investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (R.I.P.), our …

Stack Overflow

3 Things (Almost) No One Knows About CSS — SitePoint

Think you know CSS? If the results of a free CSS test I’ve offered online for the past six months are anything to go on, plenty of practicing …

Creation: Ancient Indian Origin Myths, Brought to Life in a Breathtaking Illustrated Cosmogony

Consummate visual storytelling about life, death, the rhythms of time, and the beginning of art.<p><i>“We don’t need to credit an all-seeing God with the creation of life and matter,”</i> Douglas Rushkoff wrote in contemplating consciousness, <i>“to suspect that something wonderfully strange is going on in the</i> …