Matt Gierden

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11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

Time Management

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook's internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.</i> …

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility

Want your writing or speech to be more persuasive? These words will help.<p>If you think choosing precisely the right words doesn't matter much, you're wrong. A single word can have amazing power to change human behavior, usually without our being aware of it. Which means those who know how to use …

Self-improvement

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

Serial Entrepreneur • CEO at Amerisleep • CEO at OCLU<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When there are only 24 hours in a day and a million things to do, burnout is inevitable. Yet staying stressed-out and fatigued will not help you tackle that mountain of emails or think …

Creativity

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and Angel investor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, before the Internet was pervasive, before everyone carried a smartphone and before do-it-yourself software tools were available for …

Small Business

Meet the Young Millionaires of 2015

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>These entrepreneurs may be young, but they’ve gained invaluable knowledge and skills from their successes and their failures—experience they’ve been able to apply to new ventures in highly effective ways. Their passion and …

All Time Top 10 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

<b>Eckhart Tolle</b> , born <b>Ulrich Leonard Tölle</b>, February 16, 1948) is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of <i>The Power of Now</i> and <i>A</i> …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

50 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur

Founder & CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones – they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in …

Entrepreneurship

This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

What It's Like Listening To Your Kid Talk About Minecraft

Of course, I'm listening. Go on.

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is vital that you get to grips with how to harness this essential …

How to Be Productive, Successful and Smart: 9 Tips From Experts

Expert Tip #1: How To Be More Creative<p><i>Your first idea is rarely the best. Always keep pushing and generate more possibilities.</i><p>Advice from Andrew …

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

Risqué Getaways: Top 10 Places to Spice Up Your Love Life

What happens in your <i>boudoir</i> is your business, but if you're noticing that lately things have been more, how should me say it, milder than what you want, then it's time to spice up your love life. Now we may not be "love experts," but we know a thing or two about how a vacation can boast your mojo. …

The Army Is Building a New Concept Energy Gun

You can't set phasers to kill, but you could disable a drone<p>Phasers, blasters, ray guns—whatever you want to call them, the military is finally working on them. But these weapons won't be used with the setting on vaporize. Rather, the military is hoping to target enemy electronics.<p>Called the …

Military

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

Sustainability

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

Been going through a lot mentally the past few week because I'm not performing like i want to.....Always keeping the pressure up on myself caused me to focus on the wrong things.....Out of nowhere i get a message from someone that had the right words i needed to hear to refocus. Greatly appreciated! #KeepingMyFaithAlive #Believer #TrustHisPlan #NeverFearFailure #EmbraceiT #LearnFromEveryExperience

In the Morning before 10 am Iv felt pissed, scared, I want to quite, & I'm so uncomfortable!! I also feel proud, accomplished, determined & nothing has mad me happier! Wake up step out of your comfort zone & get comfortable with being uncomfortable! Let's do it 💪🙌❤️ #crossfit #ironshapensiron #dontbebasic #hardwork #goals #comfortzone

U C it

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

Want it, need it, have to have it — but what precisely is happening when you're climaxing? Here, the science behind the female orgasm<p>It's the only thing that feels better than diving into a cool lake on a sweltering day, biting into a juicy cheeseburger when you're starving, or even getting your …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

5 Online Privacy Tips From Edward Snowden

Protect your privacy with advice from the world's most infamous NSA whistleblower and privacy guru.<p>You don't need to worry about online privacy unless you have something to hide, right?<p>That old adage just doesn't ring true in an age where intelligence agencies consider anyone within three "hops" of …

Privacy

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …