Gary Tan

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Sony’s new Xperia L1 features a 5.5-inch HD display and Android Nougat

Sony announced a new smartphone for North America yesterday. The Xperia L1 is a pretty standard midrange Android device that features a USB-C port, runs Android N, and comes in pink. These are all good things. Here are the rest of the specs:<p>5.5-inch HD display<br>• MediaTek Quad Core processor<br>• 2GB RAM, …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

5 Simple Things the Most Incredibly Respected Bosses Do (Every. Single. Day.)

Often overlooked aspects of what it really takes to be a truly great boss.<p>We can all rattle off qualities we absolutely hated in our old bosses quicker than we can the good ones. Like it or not, those awful bosses brought us where we are now.<p>Whether you have three employees or 300 doesn't matter. …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Profit

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

Practical Ways to Live Off Your Investments Each Month

Years ago, people would work for a company for most of their adult life, and when it was time to call it quits, they would receive a nice watch and a …

Retirement

8 Ways to Manage Your Money Better, According to Financial Experts

When it comes to your fitness, you may have your eyes on toned arms or buns that would make Kim Kardashian blush. But there's something else you should focus on getting in shape: your finances.<p>"We can all benefit from health checks in plenty of other aspects of our lives, especially our finances," …

Personal Finance

What We Can Learn from the Biggest Corporate Hacks

The past few years have seen an absurd amount of companies getting hacked, from simple passwords to entire databases of email. And sure, when we're …

Think About Your Major Impulses, and Avoid Them, to Save Money

Impulse purchases add up fast and prevent you from saving money. Take note of what you buy impulsively, whether it's clothing or home decor, so you …

4 Steps to Wrinkle-Free Shirts

Ironing is like kung fu. You never stop learning<p>You've been pressing your own dress shirts since senior prom, but your attention to detail has gone downhill since then. We don't blame you. You're juggling more than just a prom date and corsage these days. But that doesn't mean you have to settle …

How to Get Your Boss to Listen to You

Read this if your genius ideas always seem to fall on deaf ears<p>If your boss always brushes off your ideas, it may not be your suggestions that suck.<p>Instead, the big guy might think <i>he</i> stinks at <i>his</i> job, new research finds. Insecure managers often avoid listening to employees because they feel …

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This Method Wraps Gifts with Fewer Folds and Two Pieces of Tape

As the holidays get closer, it's about time for another tradition: frustratingly wrapping gifts. As the above YouTube video demonstrates, though, …

Wrap Oddly Shaped Gifts by Creating a Gift Bag Out of Wrapping Paper

If you're giving a gift that doesn't come in a box, there's still a way to wrap it without it looking like a crumpled mess. Gift bags are the perfect …

20 Mindful Habits To Practice For A Happier Holiday

As the holiday season moves into full swing, it's important to remember that it IS possible to engage in too much of a good thing.<p>The fun, the …

10 low-tech tactics for living more sustainably

As our Technology section commenters love to point out, we often publish pieces on green tech and cleantech advances that are more "pie in the sky" …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

5 Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I'd collected, the post became so long that I had to split it in half. Here are even more suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.<p><b>1.</b> …

Time Management

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …