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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Self-improvement

Hack Netflix with these add-ons and tricks

Supercharge your streaming<p>Part of Netflix's appeal is that it just works—whether you're on a phone, a tablet, or a smart TV, just fire up the streaming service and pick up where you left off. Dig a little deeper under Netflix's simple interface, though, and you'll find a number of ways to tweak and …

Binge-Watching

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

The Best New Tech for Cyclists

Noke Bluetooth Bike Lock<p>Noke<p>Keyed locks are great for securing your bike— until you forget the key. Noke (pronounced no-key) aims to simplify your commute with a lock that talks to your phone via Bluetooth. Simply get the app and pair your phone with the lock, and then forget about it. You’ll be …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

The 5 Things Successful Parents Give up to Reach a Work-Life Balance

When it feels like there isn't enough time for everything, these are the 5 things you should give up.<p>If you have trouble finding enough hours in the day, you're not alone. Despite ongoing reports about the dangers of stress and the importance of creating a work-life balance, some workers are …

Working 80 Hours a Week is Not Actually What Leads to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can tell a soon-to-fail entrepreneur by the tired, haggard look in his eyes. Like extras from "The Walking Dead," they stumble around looking not entirely alive.<p>Because they aren’t.<p>Despite covariance in the rate of startup failures …

Corporate Culture

Build Your Own Teardrop Camping Trailer for a Great Trip

A teardrop camping trailer will set you back several thousand dollars, but if you have some DIY skills, you can also build your own teardrop trailer …

14 Easy and Cheap Landscaping Ideas That Look Anything But

Steal these cheap and easy landscaping ideas for a beautiful backyard.<p>A beautiful backyard doesn't have to cost a fortune. With a little effort and a …

Pilot posts detailed MS Flight Sim video of how to land Boeing 737

<b>Vid</b> This'll come in handy if the pilots are unconscious AND you have Wi-FiAn actual airline pilot has posted a how-to video explaining the best way …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

7 Tips for International Business Travel From a Multi-Million Miler

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past 14 years, I have walked onto airplanes over 1,000 times, landed in over 35 countries and amassed 2.1 million air miles between five airlines. Between commuting between my home in Toronto and office in Las Vegas, checking in on …

Jet Lag

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

A CEO of Harry's, the shaving startup valued at $750 million, uses a ruthlessly efficient approach to his schedule

Since he launched Harry's in 2013 with co-CEO Jeff Raider, who also cofounded Warby Parker, the company has gone up against established brands like Gillette and fellow startup Dollar Shave Club by being the only major razor-subscription service that makes its own products.<p>Harry's has raised more …

Startups

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

Dad Lays Out 4 Wooden Planks To Begin. The End Result Is Every Kid's Dream

Redditor RowAndCo seems to have a knack for woodworking. The father of one recently took to the popular news and social networking site to display …

5 Simple Tricks to Create a Problem-Free Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

From my childhood days till today, my habit has been of <i>“Complicating things, before simplifying them.”</i> Which means that I hardly prefer to accept …

Motivation

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett

As one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists everywhere.<p>Despite all his success, Warren Buffett still manages to remain humble and approachable. Here are 12 lessons everyone can learn from the respected …

Why The Gap's Top Talent Executive Says Forget Work-Life Balance, Focus On Work-Life Integration

Should you focus on work life balance or work-life integration? Work-life balance sides on clear boundaries between work and life whereas work life integration acknowledges that boundaries no longer exist. To help get some clarity around this topic and learn how one of the world’s largest retailers …

Work-life Balance

The Best Sales Books for Small Business Owners in 2015

If you think that being successful in sales means convincing unsuspecting prospects to buy something they don’t want or need, you’re wrong. You’ll be …

Small Business

World's biggest plane to launch in 2016: Designers reveal megaplane could send astronauts into orbit using a mini shuttle

The world's biggest plane is set to take off early next year in its groundbreaking first test flight.<p>The aircraft, named the Stratolaunch Carrier, is …

Space Travel

Worx Landroid Robot Lawn Mower

Even if you enjoy mowing the lawn, chances are you have a hard time keeping up with all the maintenance it requires. The Worx Landroid Robot Lawn …

Having a Baby Changes Everything

Remember those Johnson and Johnson commercials from a few years ago? Well, they're right:<p>Having a baby changes everything<p>I knew that once I got pregnant I would have to prepare myself for some major changes; a healthier diet, saving more money, etc. I even acknowledged the fact that my friendships …

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …