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The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

6 Ways to Start a Business Even If You Have Debt

If you're one of the millions of Americans who carry debt, consider these six alternative funding solutions to start a business.<p>It's a fact of life in our modern economic climate: Americans are in debt. In fact, according to recent reports from the Federal Reserve, at $1.021 trillion, Americans now …

Small Business

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

French startup Sqreen recently launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, it feels like enabling tasks on popular automation service IFTTT.<p>Sqreen participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and Y Combinator’s current …

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

6 TED talks to help you be better with money

Over the years, a handful of TED speakers have shared their wisdom for taking control of your personal finance.<p>Here are some ideas to consider the next time you're feeling stressed about money.

7 Books Most Millionaires Read Before They Turn 30

Books are how we learn from people we admire but are unlikely to ever meet.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading is one of the best ways to open our minds to different ideas and perspectives. There is so much knowledge that exists in the world. People have dedicated …

The Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout You Should Add to Your Routine

Except for running, there’s no cardio workout with equipment more minimal than jumping rope. It’s affordable, too—even high-end ones will set you …

How Much Owner Salary Should S Corp Pay To Maximize Qualified Income Deduction?

My excitement about the 20% deduction for qualified business income has risen to a fever pitch. The day before yesterday, I spent going through client scenarios at a local CPA firm, where I play the role that the national office plays for the Big 4. I’m not saying I’m as good as the men and women …

Retirement

7 exercises that naturally increase testosterone in men

For dudes, testosterone is the holy grail of hormones—it’s what literally makes us men. Often referred to as the “male sex hormone,” testosterone …

21 Productive People Share Their Best Tips For Getting Shit Done

Let's do this!<p><i>Note: Not all responses came from BuzzFeed Community members. Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.</i>

Productivity

Amazon Alexa for Christmas? Here's the 11 best things you can do with your new Echo

If you have just opened a new Amazon Echo on Christmas morning then here are 11 of the most amazing things you have to try with it right now.<p>Whether …

Smart Homes

10 things you didn't know your Amazon Echo could do

Did you just unwrap a shiny, new Amazon Echo device? Or maybe you already have one and you’re getting a little tired just streaming endless hours of holiday music.<p>You might already know that Alexa can convert teaspoons to tablespoons, time the food you put in the oven and tell jokes you can repeat …

Smart Homes

What Makes Up A Gantt Chart? Find Out Here

The Components of a Gantt Chart<p>Learn What Goes Into A Gantt Chart<p>Updated March 11, 2017<p>While a simple to-do list may be sufficient for completing …

How to biohack your morning coffee

<i>Attention, all coffee connoisseurs: Your morning brew can do more than just provide a pick-me-up. With a few tweaks, that joe can help you think</i> …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now | Inc.com

May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I remember sitting on my dad's lap and having him read them to me …

Iron Man

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Self-esteem

Watch: Little Editing Tricks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Video

Is your video lacking something? You don't always need to make big, dramatic changes to your edit. Sometimes, all it takes is a little …

Five strategies for getting kids off devices

Ever try to pry a tablet from sticky fingers? Check out these tips to avoid the tantrum<p>"Just a sec," say nine out of 10 parents answering an email when their kid asks them for something. If it's hard for <i>us</i> to jump out of the digital world, just imagine you're 3 and the lines between fantasy and …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

The Crucial Difference Between a Corporate Employee and a True Entrepreneur | Inc.com

<i>What is the difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Peter Lynch, VP at a Private Equity Firm, on Quora:</b><p>I moonlight as an entrepreneur, …

Entrepreneurship

10 CEOs Make Predictions For Marketers

What do firm leaders think will happen to marketing this year? To find out, I turned to CEOs who represent a variety of different industries and companies.<p><b>Marketers will begin focusing on PR tech:</b> Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer, CEO, AirPR<p>We can’t talk about MarTech without talking about PRTech, the …

Digital Advertising

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

There is mounting evidence that done correctly, influencers can drive sales far more effectively than traditional advertising.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290745Influencer marketing is one of the hottest, and effective, ways to …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

The 16 greatest books about how to be a man

You're never too old for a great book.<p>We've put together a list of our 16 favorite stories on growing up and what it means to be a man. They cover everything from how to live to how to be a leader to how people should handle crises.<p>Check them out.<p><b>"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by</b> …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …