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What Does It Mean If Universal Music Group Is Really Banning Streaming Exclusives?

Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal have spent the past few years gradually gobbling up shares of the music market, essentially changing the way music is consumed and released, so much so that Billboard eventually changed their calculations for charting music sales. It’s been an …

The Exercise Benefits We Don't Talk About Enough

We all know that exercise works wonders when it comes to improving our physical health, right?<p>It lowers blood sugar and fat levels, improves …

Self-confidence

How to Be a Creative Genius

What Picasso, King, and Einstein have to teach entrepreneurs<p>Creativity isn't some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dals of the world possess -- it's a learnable, trainable skill that can be honed into a process. Once you have the process down, you can use it to solve problems …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

The Surprising Lesson Tupac Teaches Struggling Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still making music.<p>Can someone explain how that's possible? Seriously. He's produced 15 albums --10 of them posthumously.<p>In a period of five years from 1992-1996 he created a dozen albums, …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

The Average American's Saving Habits -- 9 Scary Statistics

Image source: Flickr user Dan Moyle.<p>Americans sure are good at spending money. In fact, according to a recent study by CardHub, the average household credit card debt is now at its highest level since 2008. Unfortunately, we're not quite as good at saving money as we are at spending it. Here are …

Retirement

A Friendly Open Letter to Bill Nye (about Philosophy)

Dear Bill Nye<p>Recently, in a “Big Think” segment, you were asked your opinion of philosophy. As you might recall, your response was less than …

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

Think blackface and yellowface are a thing of the past? Get ready to cringe.<p>As if it wasn’t enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not so) little habit of giving diverse roles to white actors.<p>That means that while an average …

18 Productivity Secrets You Should Master in Your 20s | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time of major transitions.<p>The choices you make in this critical decade lay the foundation for your career, relationships, health, and well-being.<p>While nothing can replace learning through firsthand experience, you can save some stress by listening to those who have already been …

Self-improvement

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

Watch Tesla's Autopilot Mode Avoid Head-On Collision on Seattle Street

Tesla's "Autopilot" enhanced cruise control system only went live two weeks ago, and it may have already saved a few lives. Jon Hall, a Seattle Tesla owner who drives for Uber, was driving south on State Route 99 when a car going the other direction unexpectedly drove straight into his lane. Hall …

Tesla

How This Small Business Is Tackling Poverty And Paying Its Employees Twice The Minimum Wage

This Pennsylvania-based business says that the minimum wage in the state is a “poverty wage.” Instead, they’re opting to pay their employees nearly twice that.<p>The Lancaster Food Company was started last year by Charlie Crystle and Craig Lauer, an entrepreneur and a foodie, respectively. They sell …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Thinkstock<p>Provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services<p>Your brain is constantly developing as you age. While certain brain functions …

5 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Make Mornings More Productive

There's one thing that almost all entrepreneurs want: to have a few more hours in a day. Impossible as it may seem, a few hacks can actually make it workable. Starting the day right with powerful morning routines can help entrepreneurs big-time.<p>Image Credit: Patrick Fore<p>If you are ready to know …

Want Your Kid to Be a Billionaire? Teach Them These 7 Things

If you want your children to be able create great wealth, and to keep from being destroyed by it, then you need to instill in them the right mindset as early as possible.<p>Reality, for good or ill, is highly subjective. The things you're taught and the experiences you have profoundly shape the way …

17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time | Inc.com

If you're serious about starting your own business and you have a full-time job that you can't walk away from, it's possible to get there from here. Follow these 17 steps to begin creating and successfully growing your business without leaving (or shortchanging) the job that pays your …

Small Business

6 Maxims Successful Entrepreneurs Want You To Know

Founding a company is tough work. But with dedication and passion, you can become a successful entrepreneur, and change the world along the way.

Entrepreneurship

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

<i>Certain daily habits can add up over time to help your business grow.</i><p>Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively over the course of months …

Entrepreneurship

Passive Income: Legitimate Income Opportunities – Build Lifetime of Passive Income in less than 6 Months | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

Passive Income - Legitimate Income Opportunities<p><i>Build Lifetime of Passive Income in less than 6 Months</i><p>People with jobs believe that their 'income' is …

Why I Wake Up at 5:30 am Every Morning (And What You Will Gain From Doing It Too)

Read on HuffPost France<p>A few months ago, I made decision that was utterly out of character for me. A decision that would have a daily impact, for months.<p>The decision was to wake up at <b>5:30 am</b>. Every morning.<p>"Why?"<p>That's a legitimate question. (I must admit, some mornings, I ask myself the same …

Terrafugia TF-X, the flying supercar

Well, it’s about time. Since the 1950s, we’ve been promised flying cars were just around the corner. But despite a steady stream of outlandish concepts, a working car-o-plane has always remained frustratingly, tantalizingly out of reach. Until now.<p>This is the Terrafugia TF-X, and it is surely the …

Flying Car

Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late.<p>At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she shares for a little condo, maybe in Echo Park or …

Labor Economics

Tennessee is Making Pregnancy a Criminal Liability

The state legislature has passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-taking mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their …

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This month I acquired a new mentor and she’s not my usual type. She has very little traditional industry experience and limited hindsight I can leverage. She has never excelled at a formal education environment but perhaps that's because …

The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights–but they can also dim them.<p>We think of metaphors as the result of creativity. We assume Macbeth said, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,” <i>after</i> Shakespeare got …

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