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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Here Are Some Easy Tips on How to Use the Important Tone Curve Tool in Lightroom (VIDEO)

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly …

Tutorials

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Espresso

Instructions<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with a nonstick spray.<p>In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork and …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

The 3 best microwave mug cake recipes | The Star

<b>For the cake</b><p><b>6 tbsp (90 mL)</b> all-purpose flour<p><b>1/4 cup (60 mL)</b> granulated sugar<p><b>1/2 tsp (2 mL)</b> baking soda<p><b>1/2 tsp (2 mL)</b> vanilla extract<p><b>1</b> large egg<p><b>3 tbsp</b> …

Dessert

If You Can Show Me These 7 Elements In Your New Venture Plan, You Are on the Road to Success | Inc.com

Unless you are a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes behind you, you need a business plan to convince investors that you can build a business out of the dream that has been driving your passion to change the world.<p>Don't believe that Silicon Valley myth that all you have to do is sketch …

Small Business

SEO 2018: 15 Rules for Dominating Online Search Results

There is limitless opportunity online, if you can be found.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seems like yesterday that I was writing about SEO in 2017. Now, 2018 is near. Are the rules changing much? Sort of. But, the fundamentals are staying the same. You still can't …

9 Obstacles You Must Overcome to Make Your First Million

Our own doubts are often the biggest barrier to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all aim for some sort financial success. It makes sense. Having a significant amount of money eliminates a major worry and enables you to do more with your life. Money and …

Allegra Outlines ‘Fifth Wave’ and Growth Predictions in 2018 US Coffee Shop Report

The U.S. branded coffee shop market reached more than 34,000 outlets in 2017, representing 3.6 percent growth over 2016, while boutique chains will …

Coffee

29 Couples Boudoir Photos That Are Almost Too Hot To Handle

What's sexier than being in love?<p>If you’re looking to spice up your relationship (and boost your own self-confidence while you’re at it!), consider a couples boudoir photo shoot.<p>These intimate photo sessions range from slightly steamy to straight-up seductive, and may include some sexy attire, just …

Relationships

3 Things A Mom Did To Raise An Entrepreneur

I invited my mom on the blog so she could share non-conventional things she felt she did with me as a child to encourage me to think like an …

Kids

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

The Overthinker's Guide to Getting Sh*t Done

Don’t overthink. Do.<p>Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

Electric Guitar

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

20+ Slow-Cooker Recipes Everyone Should Learn How to Make

If you're new to slow-cooking or need to refresh your routine, we have you covered. These recipes span from chicken fajitas to bolognese pasta sauce. Just throw the ingredients into your CrockPot and come home to dinner served.

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very little …

5 Amazing Landscape Photography Tricks in 3 Minutes from Pro Benjamin Jaworskyj (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught professional adventure photographer with a teaching style all his own. In the exuberant three-minute video below …

From Nothing To $25 Million In Less Than 12 Months

It is customary for friendly golfers to give each other a “Mulligan” when a bad t-shot goes awry. I’m beginning to think we should all get a business Mulligan too—an early business failure, preferably right out of school, where we learn the tricks of the entrepreneurial trade.<p>Some people say you …

Entrepreneurship

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

8 True Benefits of Drinking Coffee You Didn't Know About

If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky …

Here's How to Make Your Coffee Taste Like a Stack of Pancakes | MyRecipes

Is there anything better than sipping a giant mug of hot coffee and enjoying a pile of fluffy pancakes? Let me answer that for you: There isn't. …

Brewing debate

It seems Austinites argue almost as much about the best coffee shops in Austin as they do about the best breakfast tacos, best queso, best barbecue …