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FORTUNE — Google (GOOG) has agreed to acquire Nest Labs, the trendy maker of smart home appliances like thermostats and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash.<p>The deal comes just weeks after reports that Nest was raising around $150 million in new venture capital funding to be led by Yuri …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

Manly Quotes | 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood | The Art of Manliness

When putting together our two paperback books, we sought to pepper the text in each with quotes about men and manhood. What we quickly discovered was …

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Graffiti artist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Erik Wahl teaches some of the world's largest companies how to goof off in the office. Wahl believes that many workplaces are too rigid and don't allow employees time for creative …

Creativity

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A recent ruling against Fox Searchlight Pictures from a lawsuit where former interns sued the company because they weren't compensated with the minimum wage -- and a host of other class action lawsuits from former interns of companies ranging from Warner Music …

Warner Music

How to Sell a Product: 5 Ways to Sell Itself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. American families, on average, buy the same 150 products over and over again, which make up 85 percent of their household needs, according to research out of Harvard Business School. So how can you get people to …

Customers

Setting Clear Employee Expectations and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Effective communication is a crucial skill for leaders. In the business world, a lack of clear communication with employees can damage the health of your company. "Unclear …

Nonprofits

Feeling Productive? 3 Ways to Get Even More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Understanding the rhythms of your business and creating routines that help rather than hinder your productivity will give you a significant competitive advantage. I worked with a company founder who realized the three daily meetings he …

Time Management

4 Simple Actions to Lead a More Meaningful Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's easy to lose sight of the greater meaning in your life in the midst of running your business and making time for your family and friends. But the good news is that you can take action today to begin to get back on track. In his new …

Profit