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15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

A CEO’s guide to reenergizing the senior team

In today’s tough and fast-changing environment, CEOs must help their top leaders to work through fear and denial and to learn new rules.<p><b>When business</b> …

Management

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

Employment

The best answer to 'What's your greatest weakness?' in a job interview comes down to two parts

It's one of the most dreaded questions in a job interview: "What are your biggest weaknesses?"<p>But fortunately, there are some good ways to think about your answer.<p>In her weekly column for The Cut, "Ask a Boss," workplace advice writer Alison Green points out the importance of honestly answering the …

Career Development

Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.

Most vacationers heading to the islands in Greece usually end up at one of two destinations: Mykonos or Santorini.<p>While both islands have their charms, they've undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, overpriced restaurants, and beaches and sights packed with cruise-shippers and …

European Travel

You aren’t too nice to be leadership material

Have you ever been told at work that you’re too nice? That you need to be tougher, more demanding? I have, at least a dozen times, by colleagues, clients, and bosses.<p>These voices were in my ear years ago when I had a run-in with a coworker named Jane. Jane was responsible for giving approvals for …

Leadership

The best window air conditioners to keep you cool this summer

It doesn’t matter if it’s an apartment, bedroom, office, garage or classroom – sometimes you have a space that you really, <i>really</i> need to cool down, …

Home Improvement

The best cruises for people who don't like cruise ships

Incredible Mediterranean voyages that will provide a fresh take on cruising.<p>1. Cyclades odyssey<p>The handsome, nimble motor-sailing cruiser Galileo will whisk 49 passengers on a whistle-stop tour of the Cyclades, surely Greece’s most striking island group. Pairing popular stops such as volcanic …

Cruise Ships

12 Dopamine Supplements to Boost Your Mood

Dopamine is a chemical in your brain that plays a role in the regulation of cognition, memory, motivation, mood, attention and learning.<p>It also aids …

Wellness

The 10 Best Portable Mini Projectors

The history of projection dates far back, into prehistoric times. Apparently, early Cro magnon humans had a cinematic streak, as they used light …

Gear & Gadgets

Grab excellent photo app Obscura 2 while you can

Obscura 2 is one of the best camera apps and a bargain at $4.99 if the iPhone is your primary camera.<p>Today, Apple and the developer of Obscura announced it is available to download at no charge through Sept. 25 via the Apple Store app.<p>Obscura 2 is a great tool that provides the iOS photographer …

Apps

3 Presentation Tips From the Guy Who Received the Longest Standing Ovation of Any TED Talk

From Airbnb to SAP, leaders who tell these stories have a competitive advantage.<p>Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire. Best of all, we know how to do it. Storytelling isn't something we do; storytellers are who …

Public Speaking

How to apply to a job you’re not totally qualified for

Job hunting and career development today is much different than it used to be. Back in the day, it was very common for employees to become “lifers” …

Employment

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

I'm a financial planner, and I follow 2 money rules to keep my marriage healthy

Experts say the two things that most couples argue about the most are sex and money. While I can't help you much with the former, I can share a few tips that might help with the latter.<p>My husband and I are both on our second marriage, and we had our fair share of disagreements over money when we …

Personal Finance

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots as Nordea Sets a New Standard

Something interesting happened in Swedish finance last quarter. The only big bank that managed to cut costs also happens to be behind one of the …

Business Development

3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy

Public speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 minutes to prepare a speech that will be evaluated by experts, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol shoot through the roof.<p>Yet …

Public Speaking

2 Big Book Writing Myths That Will Keep You From Achieving Big Profits

Just because your book is a bestseller doesn't mean you're making a ton of money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When my first book was published, I thought it would be an overnight success based purely on the topic and the fact that I knew the world needed it. My …

Writing

The best website builder for small businesses

<i>By Kevin Purdy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full website builder guide here.</i><p>After researching 17 of the top website-building services …

Web Design

Airmail: An Elegant, Customizable Email Client for Mac and iOS [Sponsor]

Airmail is the 2017 Apple Design Award-winning email client from Bloop for the Mac and iOS that marries elegant design with rich, customizable features that tame your inbox.<p>Everyone approaches email a little differently. For some people, their inbox is a sort of task manager. For others, keeping …

Apps

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Here's what happened when psychologist Renee Engeln tried it on about 1,500 young women.<p>Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is …

Happiness

When Hiring Executives, Top Recruiters Look For These Important Traits

When recruiting at the executive level, the stakes are high. After all, executive positions are leadership roles by default and it is important to get it right. But what are the most important traits to look for in a high-level leader?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Human Resources Council for the …

Leadership

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

The One Odd Trait Most Successful People Have That Is Often Confused For A Weakness

Pain moves us. Comfort keeps us still.<p>This is why people color their hair or move to Costa Rica right after a breakup. It’s why people find the courage to start their own businesses only after they’ve been let go or burned by their old job. It is also why people find it so hard to initiate change …

Self-improvement

Here's How Tai Lopez And Alex Mehr Are Attempting To Make $100,000,000 In The Next 12 Months

You can use these strategies yourself. And if you want, you can watch as Tai, Alex, and OMG Machines attempt this never-before-done goal.<p>Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr are both serial entrepreneurs and famous online marketers. They are attempting something big. They want to create 200 business and make …

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons. The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …