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Beauty for dark skin: what to buy for spring 2015

My last few months have all been about giving. Between Christmas gifting, the glut of early-spring birthdays (sorry, I’m one of them), engagements gifts and spending £70 on plastic penises for hen dos, I’ve had quite enough of giving, to <i>other</i> people. It’s time to self-gift – and your make-up bag …

Makeup

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make You an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is crucial.<p>Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Motivation

Impress Your Boss In 2015 By Becoming An Intrepreneur

<i>Where am I going in this job? … This idea could be a winner… Five years of hard work and then a blockbuster IPO…</i><p>Who hasn’t heard the siren song? When trudging to the windowless break room, or answering that 6.45 p.m. urgent call from your manager, or willing yourself to stay awake during the …

Want Your Next Week to Be Super Productive? Try These 5 Success Strategies

Get a jump on next week by putting a bow on this week, and then enjoying--really enjoying--your weekend.<p>After a long week of writing and meeting deadlines, I really look forward to my weekends--getting out of the office, tapping into my latest foodie desire, playing my beloved guitars, sleeping in …

Amazing Airbnb Chicago homes you can rent

Around the world, Airbnb hosts open their homes to travelers looking for out-of-the-box overnight stays. It’s no different in Chicago, where city …

5 Tips for Telling the Story of Your Startup | Inc.com

Storytelling is an art everyone is born with, yet few of us use those skills in the business setting. We forget that everything has a story, especially when it comes to how a company got its start. Every business began as someone's dream and every entrepreneur dealt with setbacks, trials, …

New Jersey

The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Planning a mission in special operations can take anywhere from five minutes to five days depending on the target’s complexity. Decision-making criteria span a broad scope of considerations, ranging from the weather and terrain, enemy …

How To Differentiate Your Brand, Even When It’s Not That Unique

Standing out to consumers in an endlessly crowded market isn’t always about having a completely unique product.<p>The term USP, which stands for either unique selling proposition or unique selling point, is frequently thrown around in business seminars, books, and articles. It’s actually been in use …

Why Music Majors Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

If creativity and entrepreneurship are linked, how can we better draw on creative outlets for business innovation?<p>I spent a good part of my early entrepreneurial life running away from the fact that I had a music degree and not a business degree. Looking back, I convinced myself that a creative …

PREMIERE: Netherlands Are Ushering in a New Wave of Metal-Pop

Listen to their new song "Thrombosis."<p><i>Photo by Jackie Roman</i><p>There’s a sub-sub-sub-genre of rock/metal that I’m pretty sure doesn’t have a name and I’m going to do us all a favor and refrain from naming it. The genre consists of Dio-inflected yowling over Drive Like Jehu overridden in the red …

Enrico Caruso’s love letters have the passion of a Puccini opera

Previously unpublished private papers of Italian tenor chart the singer’s rise to fame and troubled personal life<p>The previously unpublished private papers of Enrico Caruso, one of the greatest singers of the last century, have come to light for the first time. Love letters with the passion of a …

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language | Inc.com

What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's easy to forget the 60 percent to 90 percent of our communication that is nonverbal. This is a …

Body Language

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People | Inc.com

Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities, and tend to be extremely satisfied with their lives. They are more likely to receive a raise or a dream …

Motivation

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You) | Inc.com

We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting people to like you are obvious--be nice, be considerate, be a decent human being. Those things are all true. However, there are also many smaller, more …

Self-improvement

Sculpt Broad Shoulders With Just Your Body Weight

Anthony J. Yeung, C.S.C.S.

Use AirDrop to share files between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

When you need to move files quickly between two Apple devices, AirDrop is an incredibly useful tool. It started out as a Mac-to-Mac thing, and then iPhone-to-iPhone, but with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, AirDrop becomes even more powerful: Now you can share files from Mac to iPhone (or iPad) and vice …

Operating Systems

What There Is Before There Is Anything There: Celebrated Cartoonist Liniers Confronts Childhood Nightmares

Children often wonder about why we dream, as do some dedicated researchers, but the question of why we have nightmares is as perplexing to scientists — some of humanity’s most intelligent grownups — as it is exasperating to kids. Indeed, nightmares, along with its sister fear of the dark, are among …

The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

Among the things that made British philosopher Alan Watts not only the pioneer of Zen teachings in the West but also an enduring sage of the ages was his ability to call out our culture’s chronic tendency to confuse things of substance with their simulacra. Watts had a singular way of dispersing …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

This Hidden Cam Stunt Shows How Often A Woman’s Boobs Get Checked Out Daily

A woman’s chest is frequently the object of unwanted attention.<p>Nestle and agency McCann Paris have figured out a way to use that phenomenon in the service of women’s breasts with the Bra Cam–a small, button-sized camera affixed to the middle of one woman’s chest. The agency then sent that woman …

A lot of puppy love went into the production of this doggie book

Beginner's Guide to Auto-Tuning in Logic

Some of the biggest names in music are using an effect, most commonly known as Auto-Tune, which corrects the pitch of a singer's voice. When used …

Music Production

3 Stealth Meditations You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere | Inc.com

With pursuing happiness all the rage at the moment, no doubt someone has already recommended meditation to you. What new insight could yet another expert touting the benefits of mindfulness training possibly have to offer?<p>Sharon Salzberg--a celebrated meditation teacher and author of several books, …

Meditation

The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think

It’s called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.<p>Sometimes a creative breakthrough comes when we’re not doing anything creative at all. Maybe we’re taking a walk, or standing in the shower, or awakening from a nap. The mathematician Henri Poincaré may be king of what we …

5 Simple Tricks for Tackling That Big Hairy Project You've Been Avoiding | Inc.com

There it sits. That giant, ugly complicated project that you have been avoiding for months. The more you avoid it, the more it nags at you. You know you have to get it done. But there are always more urgent or important issues to deal with and then the day is gone before you even start. Finally it …

Procrastination