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The Amazon Sample Box Shop Is the Best Discovery I Ever Made

My love of samples dates back decades. When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, I would accompany my dad to Sam’s Club on Saturday afternoons, an outing that was mostly about buying bulk packs of toilet paper and ogling the massive meat freezers. But by far the best part of that father-daughter …

Shopping

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

Doctors Tell My Mom She Has the Body of Someone Half Her Age—This Is Her Secret

My 70-year-old parents are my superheroes. And while I used to think of their age as something to be feared—something scary that could only represent …

Weight Loss

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Schedule

Create and follow a clear plan of action for each day.<p><i>How can I make better use of my time? 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 Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Time Management

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Skin Tags Without Having To Go To The Dermatologist’s Office

<b>* Skin tags are caused by skin rubbing against itself</b> <b><br>* While harmless, the growths can be unsightly</b> <b><br>* Removal of skin tags can be accomplished using</b> …

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

How These 5 Strategies Help Me Make -- and Keep -- Connections That Grow My Business

You never know who might be able to help you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I get asked a lot, how did you make the connections you made? Here's the truth: I was lucky enough to first meet Liz Lambert, founder of Bunkhouse Hotels, on the Summit Cruise in 2015, where …

Entrepreneurship

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

An inside look at Zillow’s first home purchase: How the real estate media giant will buy and sell houses

The house at 6630 S. Nash Way in Chandler, Ariz., looks at first glance like any other upscale home in the Phoenix area. Built in the early 2000s as …

Dermatologists Swear By These Hyperpigmentation Creams and Products

Skin issues like acne and brown spots can be scarring, not just physically, but emotionally, too. To say I struggled with acne as a pre-teen is an …

I HIT HIDWAL: How This Crazy Acronym Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

The real enemy of "great" may be "good."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>Good to Great,</i> Jim Collins opened up a whole new paradigm for many people. He showed us that “bad” is not the enemy of “great.” “Good” is the enemy of “great.” Everyone can recognize when …

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life 'balance' — here's what you should strive for instead

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn't a fan of the phrase "work-life balance."<p>At a recent awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor in chief Alyson Shontell, Bezos revealed the counterintuitive advice he offers new Amazon employees.<p>Bezos believes that his new hires should stop …

Jeff Bezos

How Do You Build A Successful Company? Don't Make This 1 Mistake When It Comes To Giving Promotions

People work with people they trust. Not people who reward the wrong behaviors.<p>Business is all about relationships.<p>People work with people they trust, and many great deals and big partnerships come as a result of a meaningful relationship or a deep bond formed through years of loyalty. But that is …

Why It's Time to Become Your Company's Chief Laziness Officer

Most of the work you do is not important and in fact slows you down.<p>My first real job was working for a large computer manufacturer in their production control department.<p>After two months there, the department head called me into his office and told me I was the laziest person he'd ever met. And he …

The 1 Most Important Thing To Be Successful: Simple, though not always easy

“What belief, behaviour, or habit has most improved your life? And what two things do you think makes people so successful?”<p>Bud, I don’t even have to …

Self-improvement

The Best Move To Make Sure Your Bladder Never Leaks Again

No, we're not talking about kegels.<p>Whether you’re getting ready to have a baby and want to strengthen those below-the-belt muscles, you leak a little every time you do box jumps, or you just want to keep things nice and strong down there—it’s a good idea to start strengthening your pelvic floor.<p>“If …

5 Anti-Aging Products That Actually Get Rid Of Dark Spots

We all know that our skin changes as we get older, but it seems that we weren’t informed about dark spots. They’re age spots that occur in areas that …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Brené Brown and the rest are featured in this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Be Unreasonable in Pursuing Your Goals

There is no law of attraction, just the law of action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not the smartest guy out there. When I can’t beat you in words, I can beat you in work. A lot of you spend too much time thinking, reading, planning and strategizing, yet you never …

Motivation

Um, Amazon Prime Members Can Now Try Beauty Samples Before Buying

We came for the free shipping. We stayed for the trial-size Elizabeth Arden moisturizer. Introducing Prime Samples, a new feature that allows …

25 Gifts Under $25 That Will Make Your Life More Awesome

<i>By Crystal Hessong</i><p>Skip the same old gift cards and give something truly unique for your next gift-giving occasion. The best part is you won’t break …

How to Recover From Getting Burned Out

It's okay to take a rest sometimes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy has just spent 41 days on the road, so he knows how it feels to get burned out. It's a common thing among entrepreneurs, who often work long hours, or travel, or …

Entrepreneurship

How We Made Our Sales Training More Effective by Making It Harder

Not long ago, my company was the king of ineffective sales training. We’d hire and onboard reps and then train them in a hurried few weeks dedicated to shadowing sales calls, reading call scripts, and learning how to handle objections. As the company grew, however, I found that individual sales …

Management

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Cope With Stress and Become More Resilient

Emotional resilience is partially inborn, but it can (and should) be learned and developed. If you’d like to be able to handle life’s challenges …

How to Drive Meaningful Interactions in Facebook Groups

Are you struggling to get visibility on Facebook? Wondering how a Facebook group could help? In this article, you’ll learn how to use a Facebook …

Social Media

How to (Finally) Stop Taking Things So Personally, According to a Psychotherapist

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …