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New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain

In the past several months, a bevy of studies have added to a growing literature on the mental and physical benefits of spending time outdoors. That includes recent research showing that short micro-breaks spent looking at a nature scene have a rejuvenating effect on the brain — boosting levels of …

The Brain

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

<i>In the book,</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors discuss what your business plan should look</i> …

16 Startup Competitions for Boosting Your Business

(Image: Thinkstock)<p>Got confidence? Feel your business pitch or plan is the best? Then one of the best ways to test your skill is to enter a startup …

Teespring Says It's Minting New Millionaires Selling Its T-Shirts, Raises $35 Million Of Its Own

Some tech companies look to change the way we communicate or can travel in space. Teespring helps people sell t-shirts. Custom, well-made t-shirts. And it’s good at what it does.<p>Teespring has sold 6 million shirts this year through its customers, hundreds of whom make more than $100,000 from their …

10 Unexpected Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours. No entrepreneur can keep the sun from setting or add hours to their day, but there are strategies that will help maximize work habits and productivity.<p>Here are 10 strategies for efficiency and effectiveness:<p>"If you wait until the last …

The Startup Checklist: How to Know If You're Ready (Infographic) | Inc.com

When you're sitting on a great idea it can feel like a waste of precious time to toil away at anything else. But before you up and leave your day job, it's important to not only vet your idea but also to vet yourself. Starting up is a 24/7 commitment; are you ready to put in those kinds of hours? …

Entrepreneurship

Fortune.com

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The ultimate guide to metrics for business leaders

By letting data be your North Star, you'll establish a strong connection between every aspect of your business and the relevant metrics, driving your team to progress and problem solve more effectively and helping the company reach its full potential.<p>But to capture the metrics that will help your …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

You're Going To Make These Entrepreneurial Mistakes

The common thread that’s driven the American Dream throughout our nation’s 200-year history is the desire to achieve autonomy.<p>The world of entrepreneurship is just one of many roads toward self-determination. It’s also one that’s paved with difficulties for anyone who dares to take the journey. …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for …

Social or Fauxial Learning? – Learning in the Modern Workplace

There’s a big difference!<p><b>SOCIAL LEARNING</b> is how we learn naturally and on a continuous basis – with our friends and colleagues. Social learning …

Tilt and the future of crowdfunding

Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Even James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges it. …

5 tips for building a small business website on Squarespace

Small businesses need big websites.<p>Squarespace can help. The website-builder has become a go-to for folks looking to create their own sites, an …

Women Entrepreneurs Who Focus On Pain Points (Not PowerPoints!) Learn To Grow Big

“Entrepreneurship isn’t just for guys who wear hoodies and work in technology,” said Linda Rottenberg. Entrepreneurship is solving problems that can make significant change in people’s lives, then scaling the solution. She should know: She’s co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading …

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MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being affected by technology, discoveries about the …

Teaching

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Any practice – athletic, artistic, even social – involves repeatedly failing till one gets the experience or activity right. We need to “keep the …