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How Rogue One Fits Into the Star Wars Timeline

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Want to Live Remarkably? 9 Things a Navy SEAL Says You Should Always Do

Mindset is everything -- but only if it's the right mindset.<p>Sometimes I like to challenge myself. Most recently I wondered how it would feel, physically and emotionally, to keep grinding out a ton of pushups, hour after hour. So I did 5,000. It sucked.<p>But I did learn a lot about myself.<p>And that's …

Harry Potter: All eight films have been condensed into one 90-minute movie

There's no point even trying to pretend that the release of <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> has renewed people's interest in <i>Harry Potter</i> - it's pretty much certain …

The One Muscle You Need To Develop As An Entrepreneur

It's the secret business strength behind the success of many entrepreneurs<p>I realized entrepreneurship has developed my courage in an unexpected way.<p>While a group of friends screamed their way through a haunted house on Halloween, I was fearlessly making my way through. In fact, a few times I scared …

7 TED Talks to Help You De-Stress Your Busy Girl Life

Feeling a little stressed out now and again is a normal part of life. But while a little stress might actually be good for you, anxiety buildup is definitely something that we should all take seriously. Some people de-stress by lighting a scented candle and escaping the world through a good book. …

How Successful People Learn: 5 Simple Rules Everyone Should Follow

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk Wants To Build The World’s First 21st Century Energy Empire

Tesla isn't just an electric car company anymore.<p>Tesla Motors made a bid on Tuesday to buy its sister company, SolarCity, as CEO Elon Musk looks to consolidate his growing clean-energy empire.<p>The offer comes as Tesla, best known for its electric automobiles, pushes to become a behemoth in the …

Tesla

A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon)

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world<p>As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute. How will we keep the lights on without overheating the planet in fossil fuel exhaust? Alternative energy is the obvious choice, but scaling up is hard. It …

Do You Need To Be A Geek To Be A Tech Startup Founder?

Do you need to be a geek to be a tech startup founder? No, absolutely not. Let me put it out there, I don’t code, I don’t hack, but I do have vision and know what I want, and I do know how to hire the right people to make it happen. It’s valuable to have a technical background, but it is not a …

Forget 'Shark Tank': Why Buying a Small Business Is Better Than Starting One

Reality shows glamorize startups, but for most entrepreneurs, the smarter move is to buy an existing business and grow it into something bigger and better.<p>Reality shows like Shark Tank glamorize startups. But the reality of starting a new business is a different story. For most entrepreneurs, the …

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Here’s How Steven Spielberg Convinced J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Okay, we probably know what you’re thinking. How did Steven Spielberg get J.J. Abrams to direct <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>? Probably by saying, “Hey, J.J. Abrams, do you want to direct <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i>?” and J.J. Abrams then screaming “HOLY SH*T, YES!” while peeing a little. Fair enough. …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

If You Want To Succeed In Business, Think Like a Shark

It takes years of hard work, vision, determination, and unbridled passion to be a successful business owner. While many entrepreneurs are aware of that, the one key element many must brush up on is the underlying financials of the business, especially if you're trying to bring new investors on …

Turns Out You Can Escape from a Black Hole

"Don't give up. There is a way out," says Stephen Hawking.<p>Stephen Hawking has revised his theory on black holes. In a paper to be published in the Physical Review Letters, Hawking and two colleagues explain how they believe matter is dispelled from a black hole at the end of its life.<p>"They are not …

What Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Bill Gates All Understood About Business

If you look at the world’s most valuable technology companies, you’ll notice something interesting. Not a single one invented the category of …

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

27 Harry Potter Facts That Are Totally And Undeniably True

Sometimes the truth is magical.

Google developing ‘kill switch’ to stop robot uprising against humans

The rise of the robots could be a genuine threat to the human race, experts have warned, but Google hope to find a way of stopping rouge Artificial Intelligence (AI) from taking over the world.<p>Developers from the search engine’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, have teamed up with Oxford …

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

10 Morning Rituals From the World's Most Prolific Entrepreneurs

We all have some sort of morning ritual. Whether if it’s responding to emails, exercising, planning your day, or sipping on a cup of coffee, these …

Productivity

Behind a $100 Million Mattress Startup, Casper Co-Founder Shares Advice on Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features established, along with up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a series of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Muhammad Ali's Name Likely to Rake in the Cash for Years to Come

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, take it to the bank.<p>Muhammad Ali might have left his mark in the ring before the advent of pay-per-view and $300 million fights like last year’s much-hyped matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, but his status as a cultural icon outlived his …