Mike Shaffer

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This Martial Arts Practice Is Up 189% on Pinterest, and We Know Why

Tai chi might conjure up visions of elderly people in a park or simply slowly moving your hands in soft waves–but there’s much more to it than that. …

Tai Chi

How to retire in 10 years (or less)

Before we begin, let me introduce myself so you know I haven't just fallen off the turnip truck. I reached financial independence in my 40s and …

Retirement

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

The best Amazon Alexa devices: Lamps, speakers and watches with Alexa inside

Amazon Alexa is spreading into more places, via a host of new devices. From choosing between the best Amazon Echo speakers, super third-party Alexa …

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

Marketing

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

Leadership

How much money do you really need to be happy? A new study has answers.

Are rich people happier? The answer is complex. Some research shows having more cash decreases sadness, likely since it helps you combat adversity, …

The Best Things to Buy at IKEA, According to Designers

No matter how high-end the designer, it seems like they love at least <i>something</i> from IKEA. And it’s easy to understand why. While this Sweden-born …

IKEA

Scottish face yoga expert gives tips on the exercises that will leave you looking and feeling younger and healthier

Advanced teacher Karen has brought techniques to Scotland that will help you strengthen the 57 muscles in your face.<p>We've probably all heard of the …

David Sedaris Has 1 Very Smart Lesson About How to Be Super Successful | Inc.com

One of the most important lessons I learned about success comes from the best selling author and humorist David Sedaris: if you want to be successful you need to give up something.<p>In a personal essay that Sedaris wrote for <i>The New Yorker</i>, " Laugh, Kookaburra," he describes a road trip he took with …

Sheryl Sandberg

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

The Three Reasons Why Your Toddler Doesn't Eat (And Why It's Not Your Fault)

Weekend Images Inc. via Getty Images<p>The most powerful thing I learned about childhood eating as a parent, was that picky eating is normal. By normal, …

One Dad's Unanswered 'PAW Patrol' Questions Spark Chain of Conspiracy Theories on Twitter

We had no idea that PAW Patrol has so much depth...<p><i>PAW Patrol</i>, one of the most popular TV programs for children right now follows Ryder and his team of talking rescue puppies as they save the town of Adventure Bay from all mayhem—and kids are obsessed, to say the least. So, what does that mean for …

Asking yourself this one question can help you lead a fulfilling life

We’re often told to live everyday like it’s our last. I think that’s bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I’m unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Do These 4 Things to Make Your Children Resilient | Inc.com

From social media, virtual reality, the gig economy, crypto-currencies, changes in global balance of power and soon quantum computing, one thing is sure: Our world is changing faster than ever. While all this change is exciting and adrenaline-pumping, it brings with it plenty of stress and …

Self-help

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now | Inc.com

The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New Year, New You" podcast …

Entrepreneurship

Our Soup Diet Melts Off 24 Pounds in a Week

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps folks lose nine,15, even 24 pounds in a single week. And that’s not even the best part. …

9 Free Graphic Design Resources to Get Your Business Looking Sharp On a Budget

As our world becomes increasingly visual, it's more important than ever to put your best design foot forward when going into business for yourself. So whether you are setting up a YouTube channel to start teaching online classes, starting your Etsy shop, or refreshing your website, chances are …

Graphic Design

Bond Smart Ceiling Fan Controller

Create the perfect climate in your home with the Bond Smart Ceiling Fan Controller. This intelligent system transforms any remote controlled ceiling …

Harman Kardon Allure

<b>Pros</b><p>Supports Amazon Alexa voice control. Loud for its size. Attractive design.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Audio lacks high-mid presence to balance bass. Cannot control …

We pitted digital assistants against each other to find the most useful AI

Alexa vs Siri vs Google Assistant vs Cortana vs Bixby.<p>CES 2018 demonstrated that smart digital assistants are becoming key components of a variety of gadgets. As these AI companions play more of a role in everyday life, every tech company wants an assistant app to call their own. Amazon has Alexa, …

Sonos counters Apple’s HomePod by selling two speakers for same $349 price

Sonos isn’t going to make things easy for its newest competitor<p>Apple’s HomePod hasn’t started shipping yet, but Sonos is already making moves to protect its rule over the multi-room audio market. Today the company announced that for a limited time, you’ll be able to buy two Sonos One smart speakers …

Smart Homes

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

How to Keep Your Home Cleaner... Every Day, Forever

What if I told you there was a product that — almost like magic — worked just as hard as you do to keep your home clean and in control? Well there …

Minimalism