Michael Palandri

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The 5 Most Underwhelming Realities of Being a First-Time Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You often hear entrepreneurs say that owning their own business is the most rewarding thing they've ever done - that it somehow fulfills their independent spirit. After four years of running my first startup company, I completely agree. …

Entrepreneurship

Like Running a Business, Getting in Shape Takes Lots of Small Steps to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often see fitness as a binary issue. Either you’re working out and eating healthy or you’re not. But this is like telling your employees either we’re a successful company or we’re not.<p>The problem with this mindset is that it leaves no …

Exercise

The sleeve-splitting arms workout

Nate Millado<p>Nate Millado<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If your goal is to build bigger biceps and triceps, you've most likely been taking on …

iOS

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Eat More of These 25 Foods and Lose Weight

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping …

Nutrition

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.<p>According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite authors as part of an assignment. Vonnegut was the …

Hyperrealistic Self-Portraits by Eloy Morales

Spanish painter Eloy Morales creates large hyperrealistic oil paintings of himself with smears of paint and shaving cream across his face. This messy addition causes light to catch and reflect in unusual ways. Eloy patiently works through tiny sections at a time, filling in paint and blending as he …

Art

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

How To Paint Concrete UPDATED!! (Plus My Secret Cleaning Tip!) • Vintage Revivals

Happy Monday my friends! You may or may not know that about a year and 1/2 ago I posted a really through tutorial for painting concrete/cement. …

How To Install Penny Tile (And Lots Of It)

We did it. We tiled the entire back wall of our kitchen in a counter-to-ceiling backsplash move that we like to call Project Crazy, and we lived to …

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

diy metal base coffee table

so here she is. our new coffee table. with my days and days of internet research, i found this raw steel metal base for $58 with local pickup. (they …

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

How To: Make a Colorful DIY Hanging Rope Mirror

I love, love, LOVE this colorful spin on the nautical rope/leather belt mirrors that have been popular lately. And, as it turns out, this version is …

Ikea Hack Attack! Making a Side Table

Why do Ikea Hacks always feel like cheating? There is almost a residual guilt that I feel when something so awesome comes from glorified trash. Not …

Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

The 8 Biggest Fitness Myths I've Ever Heard

There is no shortage of opinions on the best ways to lose weight and get into shape. Over my career I have heard some fitness myths over and over …

Why Spending on Big Data Isn't a Waste (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of big data is enormous, but so is the stress of trying to tap it for all it's worth. We now produce data in staggering amounts, and marketers aren't always sure what to do with it or how to sift through the resulting mass of …

Big Data

The Pulldown Vs The Pull Up – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness News

Now that I’ve looked at the two most obvious exercises, that being the squat and the deadlift, and pitted them against the leg press and the sumo …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

7 Super Tips for Creating Powerful Infographics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the rise of the "visual web," content marketing is becoming more image-centric. As we embrace this trend of marketing without words and communicating visually, infographics have become one of the most effective ways to share your …

Infographics

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

The Cold, Hard Facts About Small Business Hiring (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how much technology and the ways we do business change, one thing that remains constant is that hiring is the key to growth. When you add employees, you give your business the potential to expand the services it offers as well …

Small Business

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Black Girl Slimm | fitness-addicts: Green Smoothie - 1 cup baby...

<b>Green Smoothie</b> - 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut Butter</b> – 2 TBL unsweetened …

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