Mario Pagan

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and …

Employment

Here's How Much the Average 50-Something American Has Saved for Retirement

How do your savings compare?<p>Your 50s are a pivotal time not just in your career, but on the road to retirement. By the time your 50s roll around, …

Social Security

#10 Daily Habits to Learn from Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether you are just getting your startup off the ground or you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you need a couple of habits to help you develop, grow, …

5 Budget Changes You Need to Make This Year

The start of a new year is a good time to update your budget -- or create one in the first place. But as you review your budget and, hopefully, adjust it for your raise, here are a few more changes you should really think about making.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>Your budget should include a line …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Plants

Most Americans Have Almost No Savings--Even If They Make More Than $100,000 a Year

New survey shows just how little most of us have set aside.<p>How much do you have socked away in savings for unexpected emergencies or large purchases such as a vacation or car? If you're like most Americans, the answer is: not enough. A recent survey of more than 7,000 Americans by the personal …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Secrets of the 1 Percent (Shhhh!)

10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class, or the "1 Percent"<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>01<p>10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class<p>As you learned in Class in the …

Here’s How the Best Leaders Deal With Criticism

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed

Trust us, you'll rest better if you cross 'em off of your list too.<p>We already know what professional organizers do every morning. But there's something about the chores they force themselves to finish after a grueling day, and before curling up in bed, that makes us think they're some of the most …

Cleaning

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

Time Management

9 Steps to Saving a $10,000 Emergency Fund

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Building up your savings isn't easy. After all, a whopping 62% of Americans have under $1,000 in savings, found a GOBankingRates survey. And only 14% have $10,000 or more.<p>But having a significant amount of money saved is extremely important, especially if an emergency …

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It)

Usually, the people who influence us the most aren't even aware of it.<p>We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Kodi wants to turn your Raspberry Pi into a tiny media center

Remember XBMC, or as it was known even longer ago, Xbox Media Center? It's been over a decade since the open-source software was used to turn the original Xbox into a media hub, but the software is still alive and well. It's continued along under a new name, Kodi, and works on Windows, OS X, and …

How to Repair Drywall: A Homeowner's Guide

If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Also called Sheetrock, plasterboard, or wallboard, drywall was invented in 1916 and quickly caught on, since it was relatively cheap and easy to erect. The downside? Even today, it's pretty …

It’s smart economics to lease your next iPhone

Last year I made a long overdue phone upgrade and was dismayed to find out the rules had changed. Now instead of buying a phone at a discount, my options were either to lease or buy the phone at the full price. Being a good, rational economist, I defer to certain defaults when faced with a slick …

Five Simple Budgeting Strategies That Can Bring Real Results

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy’s …

Personal Finance

I've read 12 books about money over the past year — and 3 key pieces of advice appear nearly everywhere

Over the past year, I've read one money-related book a month, from Benjamin Franklin's 1758 classic, "The Way to Wealth" to the more recent bestseller, Ramit Sethi's "I Will Teach You to Be Rich."<p>While each is fundamentally different in style — and varying in content — three pearls of wisdom about …

Money

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes—and How To Fix Them

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

BitTorrent Now is an open, ad-supported music and video platform

You'll be able to access BitTorrent Now content through new apps for Android, iOS and Apple TV.<p>Chances are, most people still think of BitTorrent as a tool to pirate the latest <i>Game of Thrones</i> episode -- but for several years now, the company has been using its peer-to-peer internet technology as a …

Apps

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

They give so much (beauty) yet ask for so little (water, on occasion). Six (selfless) picks from the pros.<p>A little bit of greenery can do wonders for …

Plants

How to master computer science minus the student loans

Save hundreds on 80 hours of premium computer science training—learn coding, algorithms, data structures, Raspberry Pi, and more.<p>These days, college isn't the end-all, be-all means of gaining critical professional skills. Which is great, because who likes paying loans for the next ten years of …

The Best Weight-Lifting Advice For Men Over 40

Forget those lame workouts for “old” guys. Here’s how to train hard in your forties<p>A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

What's Your Leadership Style? 3 Questions to Ask

Do you want to be an inspiring leader, but are afraid of becoming an obnoxious boss?<p>Many of the professional women I speak with tell me they feel they are ready to become better leaders, but they don't know where to start.<p>They struggle with an underlying fear of being labeled inflexible, difficult …

The Best Free Resources for Getting Started With 3D Printing

Despite many people understanding the concept of 3D printing, few know the 3D design and printing process well enough to try it out for themselves …