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Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

Review: The Bad Plus, 'Never Stop II'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released.</i><p>A continuity and a break: That's the history of The Bad Plus in a nutshell. An acoustic piano trio with the combustion properties of a post-punk band, it emerged in the early 2000s to an uproar — its surging attack and shrewd …

Post Punk

The Simple Trick for Cooking Way Better Rice

Just like pasta, I tend to have a bag of rice on hand at all times. When I can’t think of anything else for dinner, I throw on a pot of rice and hope …

Country Lifestyle

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

Apps

Overcoming Your Demons And Reaching Greatness Again

Over the course of my life, I have seen some people face some really big demons. These demons have taken the form of broken relationships, drug …

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, …

Entrepreneurship

9 Rules To Follow When Wearing A Suit

The suit is the be-all and end-all of men's style. Therefore we show you the rules to abide by when wearing one to make sure you look classy and …

If You Don't Have Money In the Bank, Something Is Off in Your Business

Some entrepreneurs are so focused on the future they don't seem to realize they are broke right now.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about the stats on how much money the average American has in savings, it's a little scary. If you look at the 2017 …

Small Business

You’re Wasting Your Spare Time And It’s Killing Your Success

Time, for me, is like ice cream for a five-year-old. I treat time like I treat a beautiful woman – with respect. This sweetheart called time is a …

7 Steps To Go From Burnout To Unbelievably Motivated

One day you are excited about life, your plans and what your future holds. Then slowly but surely, it becomes more difficult to finish a project. …

5 ways to spot a fake diamond

We spoke with Reyne Hirsch, a 20th-century decorative arts expert and consultant for the global online marketplace Lofty, about how to tell when a diamond is real, and when and why to take it to an expert.<p>Whether it's with jewelry you inherited or something you found at a garage sale, it's easy to …

Jewelry

Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button again, not wanting to go to the dentist, or putting off an unpleasant task awaiting you …

Procrastination

5 Reasons Why You're Not Accomplishing Your Business Goals

When that little voice is screaming "quit," remind yourself why you started.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day you log onto Facebook, you see at least one person complaining about how many people there are in the gym. The status update ends with, “In a few …

Entrepreneurship

5 strategies that helped Jay-Z build an $800 million career

Ever since he released his debut album, "Reasonable Doubt" on his independent label, Roc-A-Fella Records in 1996, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has proven …

Jay Z

Why You Should Wake up At 4 am And Beat The Zombies

The time you wake up has a lot to do with who you become. The difference between waking up at 6 am and 4 am may seem insignificant to the average …

Motivation

4 Ways Responsibility Can Lead You To Greatness

Can responsibility ensure greatness in our lives? We are held responsible from a young age to ensure we provide results. From being held responsible …

Motivation

3 Mind-Blowing Secrets to Success That Most People Fail to Realize

Success is difficult and it requires a lot of dedicated work and time to produce the extraordinary results that people desire. Even so, people are …

Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

<i>Photo by Eric Delmar, Wikipedia Commons</i><p>Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's …

10 Dumb Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Don't use your credit card to buy a designer baby stroller.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like many 30-year-old Americans, you probably spent your 20s finishing up college, finding your first real job, taking some risks, making connections and hopefully …

Personal Finance

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Machine Learning

Bodyweight Exercises for Developing Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …

3 Controversial Ways to Smash Procrastination & Achieve Your Goals Immediately

Everybody wants to be successful, but nobody wants to work for it. At least, that’s what you’ve been told. And it’s a comforting thought, because …

Procrastination

6 Important Ways You Can Be The Best In Any Industry

My New Year started in fabulous fashion, high on life, loving what I do moving ahead at a rapid pace. This week, I had a meeting scheduled with a …

Motivation

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

Los Angeles

#BeautySchool: The Most Effective Methods for Whiter Teeth

Dentist to the stars Dr. Kevin Sands on whitening strips, charcoal, lip glosses and in-office treatments.<p><b>Question: How can I get whiter teeth by tonight, and with more time, what's the safest, gentlest and most effective approach for white teeth all year long?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> No one knows good smiles like …

10 Major Differences Between The Successful & The Very Successful

There’s no denying that successful people are hard workers. They’re often the ones who put in the long hours, do the jobs that no one else wants to …

Self-improvement

50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First

Not everyone who’s on top today got there with <i>success after success</i>. More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous …

Motivation

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

Men’s Fashion Is Headed for a Gender-Bending Moment Unseen Since the ’70s

In January, Gucci’s menswear runway collection was an eye-opener. It wasn’t because the brand had just fired its nearly decadelong creative director …

Barneys New York

What type of procrastinator are you? [infographic] | ThinkAdvisor

<i>“The two rules of procrastination:</i><i><br>1) Do it today.</i><i><br>2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.”</i> <i>~Author Unknown</i><p>There are a million and one* quotes on the …

Infographics