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The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

Consciousness

These magenta greenhouses grow plants faster while generating clean energy

Could a new rose-colored glass change the world of greenhouse design? A UC Santa Cruz spinoff called Soliculture has discovered that covering …

Want to Start Your Day at 5 A.M.? Get Ready to Make These 4 Sacrifices

Many top business performers rise at the break of dawn. Here's what they give up to do it.<p>Waking up early is a trait shared by many of the world's top-performing CEOs. In the early morning, you're free of distractions and able to put meaningful attention into developing yourself personally and …

The Boy Genius Behind the $28.5 Billion Cryptocurrency Ethereum

Buterin is a big player in the hacker-style financial revolution.<p>There are tons of twentysomething entrepreneurs all over the world, undoubtedly coding up the Next Big Thing this very moment.<p>And then there's Vitalik Buterin.<p>Unlike most men his age -- or any age, for that matter -- Buterin, 23, has …

Jeff Bezos Just Revealed the Remarkably Powerful Mind Trick That Made Him a Multibillionaire

It's no accident Jeff Bezos built one of today's most successful online businesses, and that it made him the richest person in the world.<p>We all know the story of how Jeff Bezos quit his Wall Street finance software engineering job to start up Amazon.com in his garage way back in 1994. Since then, …

Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good

You're reading Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Self-improvement

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

These Types Of Businesses Have The Highest Returns

A friend recently described how his teenage son who mows lawns to earn cash around the neighborhood had decided against adding leaf raking to his services. The young man had figured out that mowing a lawn was a more straightforward and predictable way for a solo operation to generate a few bucks …

Seven Ways to Make Your Thoughts More Empowering

How to bring more positivity and optimism into your day.

Happiness

5 Ways Small Business Owners Save Precious Minutes of Their Day

Here's how to save time today (and tomorrow).<p>Depending on how much time you spend at the office each day, you probably have somewhere between 8 and 12 hours each day to get work done--maybe 14 if you're really grinding. But even if you're at the office from dusk till dawn, it seems like there's not …

VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment

Virtual reality in the home is taking off slower than expected, as evidenced by CCP Games’ decision to shut down VR game development. But there’s a good chance that VR will find a way to thrive in arcades, whether in Asia’s internet cafes or America’s shopping malls.<p>Should VR game makers pivot to …

Virtual Reality

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can -- and How to Do It

There may be more good reasons to retire than you realized, and you may be able to afford an early retirement, too -- here's how.<p>Many, if not most, …

Retirement

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Mental Health

7 Reasons You Should Never Give Up On Life No Matter What

Life: the one thing in the universe that holds true intrinsic value. It perplexes me when someone is willing to give up on it. People commit suicide …

Caffeine may prolong life for kidney disease patients

Chronic kidney disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But a new study suggests a simple strategy that may help patients …

9 Simple Habits That Will Make You a Better Thinker

Studies at the University of East London and the University of Westminster in the UK showed that without water, our brains react up to 14% slower.<p><i>What can I do to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

How The Human Body Creates Electromagnetic Fields

<i>Is it possible for the human body to create an electromagnetic field? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics, University of Oxford, on Quora:</b><p><b>Is it possible for</b> …

The World’s Tallest Wind Turbines Will Store Power in a Huge Water Battery

With their blades reaching 800 feet into the sky, these German windmills will help provide energy even when the wind doesn’t blow.<p>Back in May, we …

Here’s how a low-level Twitter employee was able to deactivate Donald Trump’s account

US President Donald Trump's Twitter account was shut down for 11 minutes on Thursday by a Twitter customer support employee on their last day of work.<p>The action of the rogue worker, who The New York Times reported Friday was a contractor rather than a full-time employee, quickly caused Twitter to …

3 Unmistakable Signs of True Leadership, According to an Author Who Interviewed 525 CEOs

Popular The New York Times columnist Adam Bryant of "Corner Office" fame reveals what he found to be the best qualities of top executives from a decade of interviewing them.<p><i>The New York Times</i> journalist Adam Bryant has been dazzling readers of his Corner Office column for a decade. He says the …

Extra! Extra! How To Get Press Coverage For Your Small Business

Pexels / Pixabay<p>Small business owners wear a lot of hats, including the one of Accountant, Customer Service Specialist, and Product Manager. So, they …

What's the Difference Between a CEO and an Entrepreneur? This 1 Quality

A CEO's characteristics are very different from an entrepreneur's. Do you know which one you are?<p>Most people assume that if you're an entrepreneur, you are inherently CEO material. And if you're a CEO, you are, by definition, an entrepreneur.<p>I disagree.<p>I have personally started five businesses from …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Make $2 Million With Just a Laptop and Phone

Josh Harris uses a proven system to take complete novices from zero to six figures a year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Plenty of gurus promise proven systems for raking in cash. The problem is that most gurus don’t actually produce real results.<p>In 2014, The Oracles …

Google AdWords

You can play an adventure game with the kids from Stranger Things on Google Assistant

If, like many of us, you’ve spent the weekend binge watching the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix, the latest game to launch on Google …

Google Assistant

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

A full 98 percent of remote workers self-report that working from home enhances their productivity. Meanwhile, one study has found that only seven …

Employment

The Real Secret Behind Becoming Successful

I first heard it 20 years ago, and it defined the entire direction of my professional path as a result.<p>I couldn't believe what I was hearing.<p>And, as the man across from me continued talking, I became incensed.<p>It was 1997 and I was 21 years old, about to graduate college with a degree in print …

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours

You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry.<p><i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, …

The 3 Essential Elements of Making Better Decisions

CEOs must consciously integrate the elements of instinct, judgment and perspectives in their decision-making process for optimal results.<p>How do some of the world's most influential CEOs make decisions?<p>It varies. Jeff Bezos analyzes decisions from the point of view of his future self. WPP's Sir …

Management

7 Tips to Start Taking Product and Lifestyle Photos for Your Small Business Today, According to a Professional Photographer

You don't need a fancy camera to get started.<p>When you’re just starting out or launching a new business, photography is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it’s a crucial part of successful marketing. But don’t worry: You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars hiring a photographer or …

Small Business