Mirah Rusdy

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Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

Success as an influencer requires a strong knowledge of digital marketing. Expertise in what you're commenting about is optional.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scrolling through the comments, I caught a “thank you for coming in.” It was posted by a popular …

Social Media

How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

There's a lot of debate when it comes to recommended frequency for social media publishing. Here's what the data has to say about it.<p>When it comes to determining the optimal frequency for posting on social media, even the industry giants can't seem to be able to come to a consensus. One publication …

Social Media

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Ogilvy Rebrands Itself After 70 Years With New Visual Identity, Logo and Organizational Design

One classic agency showed its new face to the world today following nearly two years’ worth of restructuring moves, staffing changes and new …

How to Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky)

If you follow a single person on Twitter, make it Naval Ravikant, the brilliant, insightful CEO of AngelList. He recently shared a series of tweets …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

How to be more charming, according to science

Being charming. Is there a more enviable quality? We'd hate charming people if we didn't love them so much.<p>I've covered how to be sexy and cool but charming, well, that's a whole 'nother beast. And what a beautiful beast it is. We're going to pull together the research from many, many… well, far …

Harvard Business School

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Work from Home

Why Nouns Slow Us Down, and Why Linguistics Might Be in a Bubble

Writers and language geeks inherit a ranking system of sorts: verbs good, adjectives bad, nouns sadly unavoidable. Verbs are action, verve! “I ate the day / Deliberately, that its tang / Might quicken me into verb, pure verb,” Seamus Heaney writes, in “Oysters.” A sentence can be a sentence without …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

10 horror movies on Netflix that viewers couldn't finish

The horror movie "Veronica" is known for terrifying viewers so much that people stop watching halfway through.<p>It's not the only movie that scary.<p>Netflix released a list of 10 horror movies that people stopped watching after around the 70% mark.<p>That metric, Netflix told Forbes, was used because, if …

How people talk now holds clues about human migration centuries ago

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak.<p>For example, if someone in the United States doesn’t pronounce the final “r” at the …

Linguistics

For the sake of society, we must let the English language evolve beyond gender

It’s been decades since I was a copyeditor, but I haven’t given up my long, trusting relationship with the Chicago Manual of Style. So when I learned that Chicago, along with the Associated Press (AP) had accepted the use of “they” as a singular pronoun last year, I was ready to go along. Not …

Language

New Evidence Fuels Debate over the Origin of Modern Languages

Five thousand years ago nomadic horseback riders from the Ukrainian steppe charged through Europe and parts of Asia. They brought with them a …

Anthropology

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation

<i>In his new book, “Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks,” Keith Houston reveals the stories behind esoteric punctuation marks, from the pilcrow (¶) to the manicule (☞) to the octothorpe, a.k.a. the hashtag. Many of these have their roots in ancient</i> …

Ancient History

Why grammar is not about being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’

Imagine an English lesson where students are studying <i>The Lonely Londoners</i> by Sam Selvon. At the beginning of the novel, they read the following:<p><i>One</i> …

Did Cave Acoustics Play a Role in the Development of Language?

For years, researchers have known that rock artists didn't paint their bison, bears, lions and other images in random locations. Art tends to show up …

15 Animal Names That Can Be Used As Verbs

People can go fishing, rabbit on incessantly, dog one another, and horse around. But because of their usefulness in completing burdensome work, horse …

Americans are idiots with the English language

Americans don’t say what they mean.<p>A recent paper finds that Americans — even those with advanced degrees — often confuse commonly used psychological …

Psychology

Where Did the English Language Come From?: An Animated Introduction

If you've ever deliberately studied the English language — or, even worse, taught it — you know that bottomless aggravation awaits anyone foolish …

Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

If You Want to Become a Multi-Millionaire, These Are the Top 3 Things You Must Sacrifice

You don't need to sacrifice everything, but these three actions will accelerate your success.<p>Over the years, I have learned the true meaning of sacrifice in order to achieve unbelievable wins for the growth of my company: You must be willing to be uncomfortable today in order to live a life of …

Self-improvement

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …