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The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Retiring in Mexico: More Affordable Than Ever

If you've been to Mexico, it probably was to visit some of the country's beautiful beaches.<p>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico<p>But there's much more to Mexico than beaches. It's one of the biggest and most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world... and it's right on your doorstep.<p>And today, …

Smart storage solutions for small apartments

Without cupboards and spare rooms, it's not always easy to find hiding places for all of your belongings. The solution? A little bit of creativity. …

5 Tips for Decorating a Small Bathroom

Real talk: Your bathroom will never truly feel like a spa (unless you have a facialist and masseur on staff, that is). However, it should feel like a refuge. After all, nothing kills the buzz of a relaxing hot shower faster than stepping into a cramped, cluttered bathroom. Even if you can't do …

Cookie sheet storage: How to organize baking sheets, cooling racks and more

Need help organizing your kitchen? We have your back!<p>Turn that cabinet of jumbled baking sheets, cooling racks, cupcake pans and other baking essentials into a space of Zen with this DIY trick. All it takes is a stop at the office supply store. (Yes, you read correctly.)<p>Here's what you'll</b> …

See this 88-year-old home go from deteriorated to downright dreamy

Ashley Krogman and her husband Eric were utterly charmed by the character of their first-ever home together. The 1928 building had great bones — as realtors are so fond of saying — but it was plenty rough around the edges. They were the first people to purchase the home from the original owners, …

Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This kid-approved dinner recipe is almost as easy as making tacos in a traditional tortilla shell. Actually, it might be...The post Taco-Stuffed …

Sweet Potatoes

16 Tips For Growing Stronger, Healthier Nails

It's time to get your nails into tip-top shape!<p>Raise your hands (or maybe not) if you've broken a nail in the past few days. Or noticed that your fingernails are starting to fray and split way too easily. We've got enough snags in our cashmere sweaters and runs up and down our black tights to …

5 Essentials to Becoming a Millionaire Before You're 30

There are so many people today who think that their twenties are a time where they must struggle financially. However, this doesn’t have to be true. …

Infographic: How to start taking risks (and why you should do it)

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S Eliot.<p>This infographic produced by Vegas Extreme Skydiving …

Infographics

Easy Ways to Enjoy This Winter

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Stacks of cozy blankets and strands of twinkling lights, apple cake baking in the oven and drinks beside the fire -- wintertime is made for savoring simple pleasures at home. Whether you prefer trays of treats or hot, aromatic baths, celebrating the season is easy …

9 Tips for a Spring-Clean Home All Winter Long

The EPA even estimates that indoor air quality can be five times more polluted than outdoor air. So here’s a checklist to help you breathe easy all …

Ready to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life? Let's Do It Together.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like me, you may have overindulged during the holiday break -- I’ve never met a Thanksgiving dinner I could resist. Back in July I wrote about how business goals mirror fitness goals. In that column, I wrote, “I’m guilty of this …

Try three easy one-pot pastas that'll leave your kitchen mess-free

Most pasta meals sound easy, but it's always a bit of a nuisance to boil a separate pot of water in order to cook your pasta. But why use a second pot when you can cook it right in the same pan as the rest of your ingredients? These three one-pot recipes make pasta dinners (and the cleanup) …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy schedule, we have a third option for you.<p>To get smarter about investing and psyched about managing money, start by bookmarking these 11 sites:

Personal Finance

Flourless Brownie Muffins | Healthy Brownie Recipe

These dark chocolate flourless brownie muffins are delicious and surprisingly healthy.<p>Watch 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef …

The Easiest Guacamole Ever, in Two, Three, or Six Ingredients

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sean Hutchinson</b><p>For a relatively simple side-dish to snack on, guacamole sure manages to piss people off. Fortunately it's also idiot-proof, welcoming whatever spices and vegetables you want to Frankenstein around with. I don't know much about food -- a …

The Ultimate Blog Writing And SEO Checklist

Writing a blog post should be entirely about helping your readers. Even though you are ultimately promoting yourself, your business, or your brand, …

8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement | Inc.com

It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take the wheel and actually do something to make your situation fulfilling.<p>That may sound challenging, but if you follow …

Happiness

The best banana bread we've ever had — now you can make it, too!

<i>Editor’s note: TODAY Food Stylist Alli Simpson graciously makes banana bread and shares it with us. We eagerly await that day, because her banana bread is the best we’ve ever had — and we’re not just throwing around that title. It’s moist, flavorful and seriously knocks it out of the park. We HAD</i> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Life Advice<p>The professor behind Yale's "Psychology and the Good Life" course talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>By …

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

Fitness

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" like Twitter and Uber that went on to become huge companies. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angel investors to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour …

The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free

"Cutting the cord" to cable and satellite TV seems to be everyone's dream these days. However, getting rid of your cable bill often only makes sense …

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10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

The 8 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

What do you do with excess money when you're no longer living paycheck to paycheck? And how do you prepare for big expenses you're bound to face in your 30s?<p>We spoke to Michael Solari, a certified financial planner at Solari Financial Planning, about the smartest things 30-somethings can do with …