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The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Success is only 20% skill, says Tony Robbins — here's what makes up the rest

It's during a time of sudden and rapid success that startup founders can lose everything.<p>The winners of Shopify's Build a Bigger Business competition, the founders of eight online retailers that are making a profit and bringing in millions in revenues while scaling, are in this dangerous …

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most …

Entrepreneurship

The fine art of mental illness: What paintings tell us about someone’s psyche

Vincent van Gogh’s art is infused with isolation: a lonely chair, a grieving doctor, a brooding sky. For one psychiatrist, the French master’s paintings — and those of other artists throughout history — contain clues about mental illness, too.<p>James C. Harris, a professor of psychiatry and …

3 Tools This Veteran Entrepreneur Swears By To Run His $14 Million Business

When it comes to online retail, Nine Line Apparel's Founder Tyler Merritt says there are three core tools for success and rapid growth.<p>When Nine Line Apparel launched as an ecommerce store back in 2012, they had no idea how quickly they'd grow. But grow they did: With a three-year growth rate of …

eCommerce

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

I give this lamp a (tungs)ten out of ten

The Helix lamp isn’t just a fascinating looking lighting equipment. It is pretty fascinating, but there’s also that sense of deja vu you get until …

It’s 2016. Let’s just ditch the flavored teabags.

I’m a picky tea drinker. I think we all are. That’s why instant-tea has never caught on as a concept. We tea-consumers are very particular about the …

These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

These toys are turning today's kids into tomorrow's inventors

DIY computers, robot-making kits and smart paint are helping children to learn basic engineering and electronics<p>The UK is experiencing a chronic shortage of engineers. Economists fear that if today’s youth doesn’t develop the skills to meet the needs of our increasingly hi-tech economy, future …

Drop the Mask: How to Lower Your Guard & Change Your Life

<b>“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>The root of my inability to be open stems from my childhood. (I …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business

Travel the world, buy up great design—yes the life of a MoMA Design Store Buyer really is as exciting as it sounds.<p>A detailed look at the birth and …

Simon Sinek

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Language Learning

How Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 Became a Reality

Strange, beautiful, different. These aren't the typical adjectives given to hi-fi speakers, and yet they're the best words to describe Bang & Olufsen's new contemporary masterpiece, the BeoLab 90 active loudspeakers. Years in the making, the finished product was unveiled to the public last week—and …

Woven Portraits Break Photography's 2D Limits

To develop layered portraits, David Samuel Stern moves beyond Photoshop.<p>The difference between a portrait and an ordinary photograph has always rested on the photographer’s ability to hint at or extract some element of the human psyche within the subject. This process is easier said than done, as …

Photography

Elegant Cat Furniture Purrfectly Complements a Contemporary Interior

As many cat owners know, finding great-looking furniture for your feline can be a challenge. While the cat may love its fuzzy bed, the piece can easily clash with your overall contemporary decor. French company Meyou wants to change this with their collection of sleek beds that offer a clean and …

Detroit mural credited to Banksy sells for $137,500

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An artwork that gallery officials say was created at a former Detroit auto plant by elusive British graffiti artist …

A Bioluminescent Pet Glows Bright With a Shake

I was recently in the southern end of Costa Rica in the Osa Peninsula where at night the shoreline glows an otherworldly blue-green light with every …

Los Angeles

Trust Me, I'm a "Designer"

Tim Cook Says Apps Will Make the Apple Watch as Essential as the iPhone

Tim Cook is riding high as Apple pushes past the $700 billion mark in value ahead of Apple Watch launch.<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook touted the forthcoming Apple Watch as an essential device that will be driven by a host of personalized apps, setting it apart from anything else out on the …

Tim Cook

Turn Your Old iPhone Into A New, Braun-Inspired Radio

Your old iPhone might not run the latest apps or hold a charge all day, but it’s still an amazing little machine, capable of upgrading almost any appliance in your home, if only there was a way to make that happen.<p>The iReadyO radio ($83), a new Kickstarter project by the Korean design studio PlusD, …

iPhone

Organizing the Toys: 11 Designs for Boxes and Bins

Children often have lots of toys, and those toys need a place to go when not in use. A toy box can work well for larger items (costumes, large toy …

Rhei

Rhei - Electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display. (Alarm Clocks, Home, and Tech) Read the opinion of 19 influencers.