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The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

Marketing

5 Rules for Looking Great in Jeans

Stick to these do's and don'ts to avoid every-day fashion fails<p>A humble youth, a rebellious adolescence, and now years of easy stability: You and American blue jeans have a lot in common. Jeans are the most democratic piece of clothing in your closet, but the so-called everyman pants don't look the …

Clothing

The 10 Traits of Highly Desirable People

Highly desirable people are successful because they build their lives from the inside out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people today live only a small shadow of the dream of who they truly desire to be. There may be have been a time in their lives where they were …

Self-improvement

All the free museums days in NYC you should know about

In many major cities around the world, museums are government funded, which means entry is free. Alas, this is not the case with New York City’s …

Museums

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Quiz: What's Your Emotional Intelligence Score?

You’ve heard of people being “book smart” and “street smart.” Did you know that you can also assess your emotional smarts? See where you lie on a …

Emotional Intelligence

The Massive Shift that is iBPM

What is iBPM? iBPM stands for intelligent business process management. iBPM takes an already great...The post The Massive Shift that is iBPM appeared …

Time I

Science says the difference between a friend and a best friend comes down to two things

Teaching someone how to make friends is like teaching someone how to ride a bike — <i>you say this, you put your foot here, do you get it now?</i><p>That is to say, it's all kind of intuitive: When it's working, you'll know.<p>But a new scientific paper, which was published in the Journal of Social and Personal …

Relationships

Boost Your Creativity With These 10 Psychological Tricks

Sometimes it seems that certain people are simply gifted with the knack for creativity. If you feel like you were not one of those lucky few who …

Creativity

Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Harold Maslow (1908-1970)<p>On April 1, 1908, American psychologist <b>Abraham Harold Maslow</b> was born. He is best known for creating Maslow’s …

Psychology

The best NYC tours and walks

Whether you’re visiting the Big Apple for a week or a weekend, these NYC tours will help you make the most of your trip. There’s something for …

European Travel

I'm Almost Always Running Late, So I Asked a Psychologist What to Do

True story: Shortly before I moved into my current apartment, my roommate-to-be (who also happens to be one of my best friends) told me that one of …

Self-help

Culturally Competent Leadership

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the IB Global Conference in Singapore with my amazing CISB colleagues. For me this was one of my first …

Globalization

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

Pedagogy

StoryBots Classroom Looks Like A Great Place For Teachers To Create Free Virtual Classrooms

Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, but I had never heard of StoryBots, which, apparently, is a very popular kids television program.<p>But I did …

Education Technology

Get the job skills you need for your resume in 2018 with these online courses

We are already a few months into 2018, but if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve your work situation and increase your income, then …

Project Management

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Creative Writing

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

Self-help

World's Greatest Leaders Are Masters of This 1 Skill

True leadership is not about having all the answers<p>Over the years I've held many leadership roles. I've been a small business owner, a founder and a CEO. And in each of these roles I believed it was my job to have all the answers.<p>I believed investors demanded a complete understanding of the market …

Leadership

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

The Psychology of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a loaded word. It's been tossed around self-help circles for years, but little has been made of what the science behind forgiveness …

Positive Thinking

3 Common Pieces of Leadership Advice That Are Actually Total BS

Much of what you've been told about leadership is wrong, insists Stanford's Jeffrey Pfeffer.<p>Leadership is hard, and what makes for a great leader is harder still to pin down. Excellent leaders vary wildly in their style and approach, and each situation calls for different tactics. Which leaves …

Leadership

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Leadership

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

Self-help

Core Leadership Competencies: Which Do You Possess?

There are a number of competency models that are used to guide leadership development efforts in businesses, in nonprofit organizations, and in …

Leadership

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Over 40 million Americans and over 6 million Brits are thought to be currently suffering from some form of anxiety and according to a very recent …

Mindfulness

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

Here are the secrets to improving your base level of happiness

Health Tips<p>How to survive spring allergies — and prevent them before symptoms start<p>03:21<p>Freezing her ‘hunger nerve’ helped this woman lose 25 pounds<p>07:01<p>Learn One Small Thing to be fit: Wheelbarrow walks<p>01:29<p>‘Juuling’ is ‘not safe,’ medical expert warns on Megyn Kelly TODAY<p>05:46<p>What are possible …

Happiness