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Cars, Corner Offices and $30,000 on Vodka Sodas -- What I Learned About The True Meaning of Success

It's time to examine why we do what we do, and what we hope to achieve, says this entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was growing up, I idolized the American Dream -- the idea that anyone could come from nothing and not only make it but make it big got …

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob Dalgarno, the master whisky maker behind the M, more than two years to craft, and it contains a blend of the world's finest whiskeys—some which date back to …

If you think productivity is about motivation, you've already lost

Ramit Sethi accomplishes a lot.<p>Among other projects, the CEO and entrepreneur has penned multiple best-selling books on business and personal finance, coordinates annual conferences across the US, and runs two websites — GrowthLab and I Will Teach You to Be Rich.<p>Apparently, one of the most common …

Productivity

19 Reasons Why You're Stuck and How to Get Unstuck

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.<p>Change is difficult for most people. Left to our own devices, most of us would rather carry on as we are. But if you're holding yourself back from your potential, or if you feel stuck where you are, life is …

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Material Things

You may not have a lot of money, or you may have a trust fund, but either way, we all know everyone desires the expensive accessories. Why wouldn’t we? I mean… wouldn’t buying a $2000 Gucci purse make that Instagram photo really nice, wouldn’t it make people turn their heads when walking down the …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Knowing when to quit is a skill that can be learned.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our …

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

Millennials are ditching the cookie-cutter McMansion for the 'McModern'

In recent years, the McMansion has fallen out of fashion for a new type of home: the "McModern." Like the McMansion, the McModern is designed for the masses. But instead of borrowing from traditional architectural styles, McModerns take inspiration from modernist architecture, characterized by an …

Architecture

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Snap pops following report that Google offered to buy it for at least $30 billion (SNAP)

Snap's stock is rising after Business Insider's Alex Heath reported that Google offered to buy the company for at least $30 billion last year.<p>Shares of Snap are up 1.74% after the report, bring the company back from Thursday's record low near $12. Snap is trading at about $12.87 after the …

You’re nuts if you buy a GoPro over this $64 4K action camera

No one is denying that GoPro is a pioneer. The company completely changed the game by popularizing high-quality action cameras for the masses. But as …

Remote Controls

11 Ways Social Media Will Evolve in the Future

Where social media can improve and grow going forward.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 2016 election was a painful time for most Americans. It was so mentally strenuous that psychologists are still talking about post-election anxiety several months after Election …

Your "Anonymous" Browsing Data Is Not Very Anonymous

Even when you’re covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information …

This site helps you avoid peak season to book the cheapest vacation

Whenever someone asks me when the best time to visit Amsterdam is, my first suggestion is anything but mid-September and late April. There is a good reason for that: Those tend to be peak days – and this means costlier vacations. So it makes sense to avoid them; and this is precisely what …

This design studio creates giant moving sculptures that are suspended in midair

Poetic Kinetics is a studio that specializes in larger than life sculptures, many of which bring new life into public spaces around the world.<p>Their …

Art

The One Secret That Made Warren Buffett the Best Investor in the World

The eighth wonder of the world is compound interest.<p><i>If a trader makes 100-200% annual returns, then how is Warren Buffett the best investor in the world? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

Leaked Transcripts Show How Foreign Leaders Manipulate Trump

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto is smooth and conciliatory. Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull is blunt and insistent. But the two approaches both result in them getting their way with the president.<p>What goes on when heads of state chat? It’s highly unusual for the public to know. Both parties usually …

Donald Trump

The best Edinburgh hotels

The Edinburgh Grand<p>Family-friendly apartments in Edinburgh<p>The huge oak doors to The Edinburgh Grand have reopened for the first time since the Royal …

These are the 20 fastest growing freelance skills in demand right now

Upworth has released its latest quarterly list of the skill gaps companies are looking for freelancers to fill. This latest list sees a new No. 1 skill: virtual reality, which took the top spot from natural language processing in the previous list. Here’s the full list of the top 20 skills:<p>Virtual …

Tim Ferriss Says You Have the Wrong Idea About Fear, and It's Killing Your Dreams

The bestselling author and podcast host talks to Entrepreneur about his new TV show.<p>Tim Ferriss says that most aspiring entrepreneurs don't understand fear and risk.<p>"This word 'risk' gets thrown around a lot, as does 'fear,' and neither gets defined very well. So people end up paralyzed," Ferriss …

How I’ve Learned To Lead As An Introverted CEO

“I’m generally slow to speak or act,” BuildDirect CEO Jeff Booth confesses. Here’s how he’s turned that into an advantage.<p>Most people who know me would be surprised to learn I’m an introvert, and if you’re an introvert also, chances are some people would be surprised to learn it, too.<p>It’s well …

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter

In 1985, we thought Einstein's brain wasn't much different from anyone else's. We were wrong.<p>We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with …

How much money you need to earn to be in the top 1% at every age

As the country's richest get even richer and the share of people below the poverty line increases, America's middle class has been gradually disappearing. A recent analysis from economists Thomas Picketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman cited by the University of Chicago's Booth School of …

University of Chicago

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of …

Breast Cancer

How To Recommit Yourself To Getting Up With The Dawn Patrol

I used to get up early. Then life got in the way of my best intentions. Now I do again. The positive difference is monumental.<p>The research about the benefits of getting up early is not hard to find. Most of us have read about how getting up early correlates strongly with success. Numerous studies …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

Mutations

You influence your kids' popularity from the time they're babies — here's how to make that a good thing

<b>• He's found that parents have a direct influence on their child's popularity starting as babies.</b><p><b>• Some of that influence is genetic or mindless, but some can be deliberate and helpful.</b><p>No parents wants to see their child get bullied, or on the opposite end, be the bully. What they may not realize, …