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5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Start Until Their 30s

These five very successful individuals followed Sir Winston Churchill's advice to 'Never, never, never give up.'<p>5 min read<p>If you're a little further along in age, you might look at the culture of modern startups and think that it’s too late for you to get started. So often, we read stories of …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Kids

8 Essential Emotional Skills for Every Adult

What does it mean to be grown up, adult, or “mature”? We’re not talking about holding down a job (though that certainly helps) or paying your bills …

I've found the key to being more productive and successful comes down to 3 hours of my day

When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to get done, I remind myself of the power of three uninterrupted hours.<p>I am always less stressed when I have time alone to work and think  —  and I have learned that three focused hours drastically improves my mood.<p>This is true whether it is hundreds …

Time Management

5 tips on how to relax and reduce stress after a day at the office

Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect …

Think Positive: 11 Ways to Boost Positive Thinking

When you harness the power of positivity, its amazing the impact it has on your life. It makes every moment worth experiencing and every goal worth …

Study into how language delays onset of dementia

<b>Workshops offering older adults lessons in foreign languages to help delay the effects of dementia are being studied by researchers.</b><p>Social enterprise Lingo Flamingo was set up in Govan in Glasgow in 2015.<p>Dr Thomas Bak, from the University of Edinburgh, said the research he was involved in was …

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

Don't Set Goals for 2018 Until You've Done This (Most People Don't)

If you're focused on the future, you may be missing something.<p>If you're like most people, January is when you plan your goals for the coming year. You may or may not make New Year's resolutions, but you do spend some time thinking about what you want to accomplish in the next twelve months, in your …

Selling

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking it?”<p>The life we have …

Parenting

Why Your Goal Setting Process Is Broken And What To Do About It

Yes, this article is about goal setting. But rest assured I’m not repeating the same garbage you’ve already seen a million times this week.<p>Most people start goal setting by thinking about all the things they want to accomplish this year. Then, if you’re a seasoned goal setter, you probably write …

Business Strategy

An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year

The first step: Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. How matters infinitely more than what.<p>New Year's resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (Eighty percent of people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the second week of …

Motivation

6 Simple Ways to Reclaim Your Time in 2018

The new year is a great opportunity to take your productivity to the next level.<p>Do you ever feel like time is slipping away from you? Well, you aren't alone.<p>Many of us wish we had just a few more hours every day to accomplish the things we need to get done. Sadly, there is no magical way to add …

Time Management

9 Proven Tactics of a Successful Local Facebook Marketing Strategy

With 2.2 billion active users, it might seem like turning followers into paying customers on Facebook would be easy. At least a few of those users …

The part of my dad that dementia can't take

Even as her father’s dementia makes communication difficult, he adores singing. Our reporter learns he isn’t alone – and research has found music may be key to understanding the brain.<p>My dad, Piet, has Alzheimer’s disease. He is one of thousands.<p>Alzheimer’s is one of the most common forms of …

'My heart breaks for our education system. But mostly it breaks for the burned-out teachers for whom life will never be the same'

Because of work-related stress, another dedicated, giving, loving, resilient, primary school teacher is going on sick leave. A teacher who has worked …

15 top sources for social media news, tips and advice

There’s no shortage of blogs and websites that offer social media guidance, but which ones are worth following?For a steady flow of solid insight and …

A Self-Service Insights Tool Is Coming to Pinterest in Early 2018

Pinterest announced Tuesday that it is making a self-service insights tool available to businesses on the social network in early 2018.<p>The tool—which …

Social Media

'You can't be lonely and be a healthy person.' How seniors can combat isolation

Kathy Seguin is an older adult — she really dislikes labels such as senior citizen and elder orphan — who was a prime candidate for the kind of isolation that increasingly is considered injurious to mental and physical health and a challenge for communities across the country.<p>She lost her husband …

10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Powerful social-media trends affecting both users and brands are strengthening and accelerating.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president …

Social Media

The best potatoes for mashing — and the ones you want to avoid

You could climb mountains. You know, the ones made from rocks. Or you could climb mountains of mashed potatoes. But what are the best potatoes for mashing into those golden, buttery piles of steamy starch — the ones that, when made properly, are equal parts rich and fluffy?<p>Well, straight-up, <b>Yukon</b> …

Number of toxic chemicals applied to vegetables has risen 17 fold since the 1960s

The number of chemicals applied to supermarket vegetable crops has increased by up to 17 fold in 40 years, data shows, as the organic food industry and scientists have warned that consumers are exposed to a “toxic cocktail” of pesticides.<p>Figures released for the first time by the Soil Association, …

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you …

Time Management

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

Why quitting your job to start a business is good for you!

New research by Xero shows that quitting your job and starting your own business can make you happier and healthier.<p>Toying with the idea of leaving …

Successful Leaders Share How to Get the Most Out of Networking

Ahead of our Entrepreneur Live event, we asked a few of our guests how people can best utilize conferences to their benefit.<p>2 min read<p>Going to a big conference event can be intimidating – and overwhelming. There is so much to do, so many people to see and so little time.<p>Ahead of our Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

Small Businesses: How to Network Like a Pro - Small Business Trends

Networking skills: sometimes it feels like you either have them or you don’t. Putting yourself out there at social gatherings comes so naturally to a …

Small Business

30 LinkedIn Tips for More Effective Small Business Networking

LinkedIn is a powerful online professional networking platform with more than 450 million worldwide registered users. Every second there are more …

Marketing