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Prioritize Your To-Dos With a 'SUG' List

If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your standard to-do list to be more efficient, David Nour, founder of The Nour Group, Inc., writes about a …

Oprah Winfrey Uses the Same 3 Sentences to Get Every Meeting Off to the Perfect Start

Many meetings limp to a start. The group sits waiting for people to straggle in late. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics: The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the group's agenda into a personal one. Still others keep texting and emailing while the …

Oprah Winfrey

How to Prep a Week of Easy Low-Carb Meals in About 2 Hours — Power Hour Meal Prep

One of my top priorities right now is eating healthful, tasty food that makes me feel good and gives me energy. It's as simple as that. What that …

Low-carb Diet

How to Launch a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

An old friend of mine called me earlier today to discuss his new business idea. I spent a couple of hours helping him flesh it out and create an action plan. However, like most would-be entrepreneurs, he had his priorities mixed up.<p>When most people want to launch their own business, they start by …

Customers

5 do-it-all exercise moves that work your entire body at once

Going to workout can be an overwhelming (albeit endorphin-boosting!) experience. When I walk into a gym, for instance, I’m greeted by the vast …

Muscle

Mastering Your Digital Marketing

If you have recently started up a business, you are almost certainly aware that one of the first things you need to focus on is your digital …

Digital Marketing

YouTube's New Parental Controls Make Monitoring Kids' Screen Time Easy AF

Approving what YouTube content your kids are exposed to is now easier than ever<p>If you have kids, you know how YouTube obsessed they can become at any …

Kids

4 genius ways to stay focused that you haven’t thought of, according to a career coach

How many times have you gotten to the end of the day and realized you’ve only gotten through a third of your to-do list? If you’re constantly wishing …

Creative Work

The Future of Brand Storytelling and the Role That Data Plays

Brand storytelling is more important today than it’s ever been. And yet, effective storytelling and content marketing across channels is a very …

Digital Marketing

The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

In today’s distracted world — filled with overflowing emails, mobile phone and social media notifications — it’s harder than ever to focus on our …

Becoming a Brand: Here's How to Market Your Startup Well Before You Launch.

If you build it, they will (probably not) come. What you have to do well in advice, to market your entrepreneurial field of dreams.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve awaited this moment for months, maybe years. You started with an idea for a highly useful product or …

Startups

Infographic: How to write copy that compels action

The words you use matter when entreating customers to take action.<p>Direct response marketing helps brand managers gather audience feedback, increase …

Branding

Place more 'presence' under the tree with influencers

31 August 2018 10:55am<p><b>The Influencer Marketing Hustle - A Christmas Cracker!</b><p>Our recent analysis revealed that #ad and #sponsored have grown by 44% in …

Social Media

These Acne Patches Actually Get Rid of Zits Overnight

Although I've spent a better part of my career writing about my skin care, I first became obsessed when I started getting hormonal breakouts at 14. I've burned through tubes of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid gels—burning a few acne scars into my face in the process—and bottles of …

Sensitive Skin

Chicken Fricassee

2 tbsp.<p>extra-virgin olive oil<p>2 lb.<p>skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs<p>Kosher salt<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 tbsp.<p>butter<p>1<p>large onion, chopped<p>1<p>large …

Recipes

3 Simple Strategies For Acquiring Higher-Value Customers

If you’ve advertised for your business recently, you’ve probably noticed that the standard cost of acquisition across digital marketing platforms keeps getting higher. Companies like Facebook are changing their algorithms to show fewer ads. What that means for marketers is a higher price for …

Customers

GDPR: The Biggest Gift to Content Marketers in a Decade

“We’ve updated our privacy policy.” Seen much of that sentence lately?I’m writing this May 28, three days after the enforcement date of new European …

Personal Data

How to Read Tarot Cards: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Their Meanings

<i>Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure's resident astrologer, and this is Aliza's Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to astrology, esotericism, and all things magick. (That's not to be confused with magic, which has more to do with entertainment — think pulling rabbits out of</i> …

Spirituality

20 Popular Side Hustles That Will Make Your Salary Soar

These weekend jobs can help pad your bank account.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Traditional 9-to-5 jobs provide a stable, steady income for many Americans. But life isn't always steady, and some people need to find ways to make extra cash on the side to pay off debt or just to …

Customer Service

Why content marketing is a huge growth opportunity for savvy agencies

Why aren't more PR and marketing agencies taking the lead on content marketing?<p>When I attended the first Content Marketing World Conference and Expo …

Public Relations

Want to become an entrepreneur? Here are 29 small businesses you can start today

Are you a millennial stuck in a job you hate? Got kids but not earning enough to make ends meet? Still haven’t paid off that student loan? Maybe it’s time to start your own small business. I’ve got 29 great business ideas for those of you over 29 – and one business idea to avoid.<p>Millennials, …

Small Business

Game On: How to Power-Up Your Content Marketing Game with Insights From #CMWorld

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. If you’re a classic gamer, you’ll recognize the Konami Code used in popular games as a way to uncover …

Influencer Marketing

A Study Shows the Best Times of Day to Post to Social Media

U.S. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s total digital advertising spend. It’s an astounding number, given that the vast majority of social media managers charged with getting customers …

Social Media

How to Build a Profitable Business Online by Selling Nothing

Learn three simple strategies to help you stack on more revenue without the headaches of fulfillment and customer support.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a business that contains no fulfillment, deliverables or customer support and can be sold for 25 times its …

Profit

The Instagram Marketing Mastery Bundle | Mashable Shop

<b>The Complete Instagram Marketing Master Class 2018</b><p>Build Your Brand on a Platform with 1 Billion Monthly Users<p>One billion people visit Instagram each …

Social Media

Start the Keto Diet With This Dietician's 1-Week Beginner Meal Plan

The keto diet is a diet that is high in fat and low in carbs. It's used to manage type 2 diabetes but is commonly followed to aid in weight loss. …

Nutrition

Struggling to Market Your Small Business? Do What Hollywood Does.

One of the most common struggles for small businesses, startups and solo entrepreneurs is standing out from the competition. The good news is, …

Small Business

The #1 Reason Your Social Media is Not Delivering Results for Your Business

I see so many people using social media wrong, it's seen as "just another channel". It's just another medium for you to post and pray. Or worse …

Social Media

Digital Marketing Tips Start-ups Can Learn From Seven-Figure Bloggers

What makes some blogs so wildly successful, earning seven-figures per year? And, what can start-ups learn from these seven-figure bloggers?High-level …

Marketing

Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes

We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren’t achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in …

Productivity