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3 Moments Where President Obama Earned the Title of Great Communicator

Pay attention, entrepreneurs: These are great learning opportunities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Barack Obama has been hailed as “The Great Communicator.” His ability to strike a chord with America propelled him into the White House for two terms as the …

Ronald Reagan

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

Time Management

On the Red Couch with Science of Happiness Writer Eric Barker

<i>What’s the secret to a happy life? Vacation—as long as you’re accruing “experiences,” according to wellness and science of happiness writer Eric Barker. On his blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, this former philosophy student and screenwriter explores humanity’s big questions (including “how to be</i> …

16 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek—they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>“Because you’ve stepped away for a couple …

Time Management

8 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

If you haven’t discovered podcasts yet, your life is about to get a serious upgrade. While you can find a podcast in basically every genre under the …

17 Genius Ways to Use an Ice Cube Tray (That Aren't Making Ice)

There’s nothing more boring than using your ice cube tray exclusively for making ice. Talk about #basic. These freezer trays are far more versatile …

How to Make Your Very Own Hammock Chair

Happy Hammock Day! Grab a cocktail and your favorite book, and kick back for some leisure time to celebrate hanging lounge chairs. Whoever created hammocks: Hats off to you! There’s really no better way to relax (or accidentally fall asleep with your book on your face) than sinking into a floating …

Woodworking

9 Blogs That Will Turn You into an Organizational Whiz

Spring cleaning has come and gone, but for some of us (#guilty), a little extra purge might be needed to get our spaces into tip-top shape. Luckily, there are lots of expert organization bloggers out there with helpful tips and tricks on how they keep things in order. From tutorials to DIYs, we’re …

Minimalism

9 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Hacks for a Clean Bedroom

Your bedroom was at one time a tidy oasis where you could unwind and unplug from your digital addictions. But between pet hair, dust bunnies, food stains and lurking scents that you’ve gone noseblind to over the years, that once immaculate reputation of your room has probably become tarnished. …

Hacking

11 Home Renovations That Will Make You Want to Remodel STAT

Curling up on the couch on a lazy Saturday to binge-watch some of your favorite shows is basically the best kind of Saturday. One of our guilty pleasures is weekend marathons on HGTV. Our current obsession? <i>America’s Most Desperate Kitchens</i>. You get to watch two hunky guys make over kitchens from …

Kitchens

5 Reasons to Clear Mental Clutter Periodically

Of course you will clear your desk, room and garage regularly of clutter. The space you free up is sometimes astonishing and you wonder how on Earth …

How to Turn an Ugly Thrift Store Ottoman into a Statement Piece

We found this ottoman at a thrift store for $12.99! We were obsessed with the shape but had to shield our eyes from the hideous fabric. Fortunately, all we had to do was reupholster this baby! Step one is to dissemble your ottoman as much as you can. Unscrew the legs and the lid, and rip off all …

Sewing

Stay Mosquito Bite-Free All Summer With This Natural Hack

Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime <i>buzz</i>kill.<p>Bug spray and citronella are effective at keeping them away, but according to a video by the San Francisco Globe, there's an even easier, more natural way to get them to leave you …

San Francisco

How Tracking What I Do Every Day Helped Me Find Better Work-Life Balance

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who enjoy tracking what they do with their time all day, and the rest of us, who’d rather watch …

How To Build A Home Fusion Reactor

The tale of a teen physics prodigy<p>The Boy Who Played With Fusion <i>had its beginnings in 2010 when, as a contributing editor at PopSci, I discovered a small and unusual community of makers, high-energy hobbyists who were taking on both the formidable theory and the precision engineering of applied</i> …

Elon Musk Wants To Launch 4,000 Satellites That Will Provide Internet From Space

Elon Musk is currently seeking government approval to begin testing on a project to broadcast the Internet from 4,000 satellites orbiting the Earth. …

Bill Gates

Elizabeth Gilbert on Inspiration, What Tom Waits Taught Her About Creativity, and the Most Dangerous Myth for Artists to Believe

“It’s a relationship, it’s a conversation, and all [the muse] wants is to be treated with respect and dignity — and it will return ten thousand times over.”<p>Few writers enchant the modern imagination with such soulful, pleasurable prose and sheer generosity of spirit as <b>Elizabeth Gilbert</b>. The famous</i> …

Creativity

DNA Assembly Tech is Making The World’s Smallest Data Storage

Storing information on microscopic media<p>Researchers at France's Institut Charles Sadron and Aix-Marseille Universite have built binary data into a strand of synthetic polymer, a minuscule chain of chemical information about 60,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.<p>This technology promises to take …

IT

June 12, 1918: Einstein’s Divorce Agreement and the Messiness of the Human Heart

“In the case of a divorce, I would grant you significant pecuniary advantages through particularly generous concessions.”<p>It is always astounding to observe the readiness with which posterity comments on the private lives of public figures — the more prominent the latter, the more cynical the …

Nobel Prize

The Only Way to Heal A Narcissist

Over the last decade, psychologists have been carefully studying the increasing trend of narcissism in our American culture, particularly among …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

20 Things No One Tells You About Your 20s

The time you spend in your 20s is perhaps the most crucial to your development as a person. This is the first time you are living independently in a …

Relationships

Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home

It’s impossible to be too prepared when buying a home—probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. If you’re thinking of becoming a new homebuyer, …

If You Want to Lose Weight by Running, Read This

You started running months ago, yet every time you hop on the scale, you're let down by the results. What gives? While running does burn mega calories, here are some reasons you may not be seeing the weight-loss results you're after.<p>Postrun Pig-Outs<p>Burning tons of calories can cause a famished …

Fitness
The Workplace

5 Ways to Turn Your Workstation Into a Workout Station

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship means long hours. Standing and speaking, logging time in front of the computer, sitting in the car -- it all adds up. Using your workstation for frequent and sporadic exercises can be a great way to boost your energy …

Workstations

Five Best Beginner Cookbooks

Whether you’re an old hand in the kitchen or you’re trying to get into cooking from home more often, a good cookbook that can teach you the …