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5 Quotes From Greek Philosophers for When You Need a Productivity Pick-Me-Up

These ancient words of wisdom can apply to your business.<p>Everyone loves a good inspirational quote to get us into the frame of my mind that we want to be in throughout the day. You see them everywhere on social media, I post many of my favorites here throughout the week.<p>I pick the ones for me based …

Greek Philosophy

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.<p>But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much …

Marketing

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

How to speak SEO with total confidence

DA, PA, WWW, SERP... there are so many acronyms in Search Engine Optimisation that our caps lock keys are permanently jammed. So how can you use the main ones without sounding like a ruddy fool?<p>First of all, SEO is a marketing discipline that predominantly focuses on growing reach in organic …

Marketing

The 10 Most Important SEO Tips You Need to Know

A lot has changed in the world of search engine optimization.<p>However, certain fundamental principles remain unchanged.<p>For example, targeting keywords …

Marketing

5 Compelling Lead Magnets That Work Every Time

Do you have a content marketing strategy? Are you unsure what lead magnets work best?<p>While running a content marketing strategy, it is important to …

Marketing

Want to Strengthen Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately (It's Not What You Think)

What you read matters to your little gray cells. Give them a boost.<p>I can't tell you the number of times I've visited a coworking space or other such entrepreneur hangout and seen cult favorites like <i>Lean Startup</i>, <i>ReWork</i>, and <i>Lean In</i> fill the shelves.<p>There's nothing wrong with that, of course. …

Lean Startups

The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams

A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the inner workings of the mind has important lessons for modern science.<p>Spare a thought for poor Madame Darget. How she must have sighed when her husband bounded over to the sofa in his office where she was attempting to rest. In his hands, he …

Online marketing for small businesses

You can manage several storefronts, in multiple online marketplaces, using a single ecommerce platform. That allows you to expand reach and revenue …

eCommerce

A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.<p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that …

6 discreet ways to (legally) spy on your competitors

Trying to better understand your competitors has always had a negative stigma. “Isn’t spying on them considered corporate espionage?” someone recently asked me. But in today’s online and interconnected world, there are plenty of tools that allow you to legally gain important insights on industry …

Marketing

Promote Your Blog On These 30 Places

Social Media channels are one of the best ways to promote your blog content, but you shouldn’t stop there. Besides Social Media, there are more …

Infographics

7 Habits That Improve The Memory and Boost The Brain Health of Successful People

From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower

Looking for a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough? These quotes will help you keep pursuing your goals.<p>Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets …

Motivation

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

The Brain

37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today

When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read …

Marketing

Google's ad boss gave a big hint about how it can start making money from voice search

Google's SVP of advertising and commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy, has revealed a number of details on how Google is going to monetize the shift to voice search in an interview with Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ru at the bank's Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference — according to Seeking Alpha's …

Digital Advertising

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

Healthy Eating

Scientists say they've figured out how to remove fears from the brain

Why confront your fear in the hopes of overcoming it when scientists could just erase it from your brain? That's exactly what researchers say they may be able to do in a study published Monday in <i>Nature Human Behavior</i>.<p>Currently, most treatments for phobias and PTSD involve drugs, which can have side …

The Brain

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Internet Privacy 101: VPNs, Encrypted Messaging, and Anonymous Browsing

For no particular reason at all, here are some inexpensive and simple ways that you can beef up the security surrounding your internet presence. …

12 Steps to Building a Successful Ecommerce Site in 12 Months

CEO of The Media Captain<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some experts predict that ecommerce will surpass $2 trillion in sales in the next few years - it’s the fastest growing and one of the most valuable industries.<p>When you can shop online, seamlessly checkout, and then …

eCommerce

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Marie Kondo

21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

Instagram Deepens E-Commerce Integration With This Feature

Instagram is growing its e-commerce capabilities with a new feature on Tuesday that allows retailers to add more information about the content they …

Move Over Solar: There’s New Energy Right At Our Feet

The next time you’re running through an airport to catch your plane or busting a move on the dance floor, you could also be generating clean, green …

Clean Energy

The Brands That Make Customers Feel Respected

The truth about your business — what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to change — is usually not found by looking inside your organization. It lives somewhere outside, with your customers.<p>But what really resonates with customers? What drives their loyalty? What makes for a great customer …