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The Self-Employment Identity Crisis: Are You A Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

While there are similarities, such as running your own business and building your personal brand, there are stark differences.<p>Did you know that in the U.S. alone around 15 million people, or 10% of all workers, are self-employed?<p>That shouldn't be all that surprising. Job security is no longer …

Entrepreneurship

Yellowstone – Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks

<b>I watched Electric Peak</b> for years.<p>The broad 10,969-foot swell of land is visible from many high points in the surrounding region, its north ridge …

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

Books

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

Training for the World Triathlon Championships – aged 70

Britain's oldest female Ironman triathlete reports on her progress in the run-up to the World Triathlon Championships in London, including bike near-misses, swimming with ducks and Parkruns<p>I was overwhelmed by the response to my last blog. It's great that so many feel inspired by an "older" woman – …

APOD: Milky Way Over Crater Lake with Airglow (2013 Jun 19) Image Credit & Copyright: John H. Moore; Annotation: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130619.html Explanation: How many different astronomical phenomena have come together to create the above vista? Several. First, in the foreground, is Crater Lake -- a caldera created by volcanism on planet Earth about 7,700 years ago. Next, inside the lake, is water. Although the origin of the water in the crater is melted snowfall, the origin of water on Earth more generally is unclear, but possibly related to ancient Earthly-impacts of icy bodies. Next, the green glow in the sky is airglow, light emitted by atoms high in the Earth's atmosphere as they recombine at night after being separated during the day by energetic sunlight. The many points of light in the sky are stars, glowing by nuclear fusion. They are far above the atmosphere but nearby to our Sun in the Milky Way Galaxy. Finally, the bright arch across the image is the central band of the Milky Way, much further away, on the average, than the nearby stars, and shaped mostly by gravity. Contrary to appearances, the Milky Way band glows by itself and is not illuminated by the airglow. The above image is a six-frame panorama taken during about two weeks ago in Oregon, USA. http://johnhmoore.com/ http://geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130619 Annotated Image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1306/mwskyglow_moore_annotated_960.jpg #APOD

London's best beer gardens

We've rounded up London's best beer gardens, some included for their bucolic atmosphere and fine foliage, some for their summery drinks or …

England

London's best rooftop bars

As much as we love London's dark and dingy pubs, there are occasions when tatty banquettes and yellowed walls don't quite cut it. For a classier …

England

How Your Brand Can Create, Track, And Learn To Love Big Content

Because without Big Content, there is no Big Data.<p>In my last column, I discussed the single most important factor in generating Big Data: creating Big Content that is then widely distributed and deeply engages consumers. Without Big Content there wouldn’t be Big Data.<p>Major marketers such as Coke …

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Is Your Body Language Costing You A Promotion?

“Half or more of all communication is nonverbal,” says Todd Dewett, a management professor at Ohio-based Wright State University. “Professionals are stressed. They are multitasking. They face many competing demands. Consequently, while they might sometimes be focused on using words correctly, they …

10 Phrases That Are Holding Your Career Back

<i>“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”—Mark Twain</i><p>Whether dealing with clients, coworkers or superiors, how you phrase and frame your message colors the way people perceive you. The …

Britain's most spectacular campsites

Scotland

Bacteria help trace how alcohol binds to brain - Futurity

U. TEXAS – AUSTIN (US) — Bacteria that grows only on rocks in the Swiss …

The Brain

A computer can’t compute the power of the human mind

Computers are a useful tool in treatment, but medicine is far too complex to be reduced to code<p>A study that concludes that computers are now better than doctors at predicting how patients with cancer will respond to treatment should surely have the medical profession preparing to hang up their …

Radiation Therapy

A supermarket chain has withdrawn bags of monkey nuts... after failing to declare they may contain nuts: http://bbc.in/ZS3gei A warning to customers with a peanut allergy not to consume the product followed. The term "monkey nuts" describes peanuts with the shell or pod intact (pictured). How clear should labelling be?

The best fitness gadgets

Wearable Tech

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

Egg white may help lower blood pressure

Eating egg whites could help to reduce blood pressure by as much as some common medications, according to researchers.<p>Scientists have found a substance contained in egg whites that can reduce blood pressure, one of the main risk factors in heart disease.<p>They believe that eating egg white could help …

Diabetes

Why Do People Run?

Why do we run? No one is forcing us. As Christopher McDougall points out in his brilliant book, <i>Born to Run</i>, we no longer need to chase down our food. So why do we do something physically and mentally challenging, and occasionally painful, if we don’t have to? Why not just take it easy?<p>This was the …

Does your Company Culture Attract Rockstar Talent? Here Are 9 Tips

Hubspot is a great example of the culture we’re trying to build at Lendio. As a CEO that cares tremendously about company culture, I was fascinated by HubSpot founder and CEO Brian Halligan’s strategic approach to building a positive work environment that fosters creativity and enables people to …

3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Online review sites, such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, can be a boon for your business. But you need to take an active role in generating and making the most of positive comments. While it isn't ethical to solicit good reviews, you can …

Marketing

How To Give Potential Customers What They Want While Still Being True To Yourself

In the age of measurement, marketers are able to customize their marketing to what makes people click. However, solely following the clicks can lead to photos like…well, the one in this article. What can we as marketers do to create the most profit while also having the largest positive impact?<p>Tim …

With $18.7M, WellTok wants to make you healthier — and actually like your health plan

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gts<p>When it comes to popularity, the health insurance industry isn’t likely to be at the top of anyone’s list. In fact, …