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10 Critical Pieces to Gain Momentum in Business (and Life)

Take charge of your business (and life) today before it takes charge of you.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the start of 2017 I thought I'd finally "figured it out"... but by the time summer came, I slipped into depression.<p>It's strange, because I built a …

Entrepreneurship

7 unique ways people drink coffee around the world

Kickstarting the day with a cup of joe is customary in every time zone. Over one billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day, with …

18 Unforgettable Countries Where You Can Roll Big on Less Than $50 a Day

When you ask Americans why they don’t travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost. But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world …

This Magical Island in the Middle of Nowhere is Populated Only by Horses

A shifting sand island 180 miles off Canada’s east coast is home to some mysterious horses—and little else.<p>Only the hardiest—or the …

25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according …

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

Diving from this bridge is a real test of courage!

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

These beautiful, real-life secret gardens are the ultimate escape

For centuries people have cultivated gardens as a way of spending time outdoors and enjoying natural beauty. But not all gardens are visible to the …

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

When Going Gluten-Free Is Not Enough: New Tests Detect Hidden Exposure

For the 3 million people in America (myself included) with celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten — culinary life is a series of intricate leaps, accommodations and back-steps. We peer at labels, know the difference between "gluten-free" and "certified-gluten …

Gluten-Free

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

personalimprovement

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- …

Self-help

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

Any Startup Can Blow Up Their Website Traffic for Free With a Single Blog Post. Here’s Exactly How To Do It

Here’s the situation. You run a startup. You have a website. And your website has basically no traffic. Except your mom. (Thanks, mom.) Like any …

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

Recipes

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

Framing

The Top 15 Blogs All Startup Managers Should be Reading

Reading blogs like these will help you in the long run.<p>Being a manager within a startup often means feeling unappreciated. CEOs are the idea guys - you're the glue holding everything together while translating their visions into executable actions.<p>These blogs have your back, and they're packed full …

Startups

How to Build Buzz and Launch Your Company

Don't launch with a whisper; launch with a roar. Here's how.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Don’t launch with a whisper; launch with a roar.</i> Here's why: When you’re a young company, you don’t have time to sit around and hope your brilliant idea catches on. …

Marketing

The Single Biggest Marketing Challenge for Startups

No one cares about your startup.<p><i>What are the main marketing challenges for a startup founder? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Tommy Burns, Works at Matrix Marketing Group, on Quora:</b><p>…

Marketing

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Meditation

How to run: everything you need to know

Whether you are new to running or want to improve your pace, here’s how to get going<p>Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all the time – you don’t need to wait for the gym to be open or a class to start; just …

Exercise

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

493<p>174<p>37<p>Shares 704<p>My search for the perfect, most luscious and intense chocolate mousse brought me right back from France, to America, to Julia …

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

Because this disorder can be a real pain.<p>People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope.<p>Here, …

Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretches to Treat ITBS

The iliotibial band is a thick tendinous fascia that originates on the outside portion of the hip and extends to the side of the knee. After …

Ditch the crowds: Cuba’s top five alternative beach stays

Beautiful beaches are as iconic as cocktails in the Caribbean, but in Cuba only a handful of coastal destinations are well known. If crowded resort-lounging in Varadero isn’t your thing, there are plenty of equally stunning, secluded sandy strands for independent travelers. Often, these …

vacation

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

Cooking

10 Decadent Gluten-Free Desserts

Here are a list of ingredients that are (usually) gluten-free: chocolate, sugar, fruit, cream, nuts, peanut butter, honey -- in other words, everything you need to make an entirely satisfying treat for an afternoon snack, a midnight craving, or an elegant final course for your next dinner …

Bistro Steak with Buttermilk Onion Rings

4 Servings<p>Here’s how to time this: Have the salad and onion ring components ready before you cook the steak and the sauce, then keep the sauce warm while you fry the onions. Toss the salad at the last moment.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>vinaigrette, steak, and sauce<p>2 tablespoons hazelnut, walnut, or …

Recipe: Easy Pad Thai

Soak noodles in hot water for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain.<p>Mix the palm sugar with tamarind liquid, vinegar, fish sauce and 2 tbsp water in a bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.<p>Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry shallots until fragrant and beginning to colour (about 3 …