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Our brains are being 'continuously reshaped' by smartphone use

Extensive use of smartphone touchscreens is changing the sensory relationship between our brains and our thumbs, a study published in <i>Current Biology</i> …

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

Small Business

25 financial terms every functioning adult should know

If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry — we're here to help.<p>We know that managing your money can sometimes make you feel like you're learning a foreign language. So we compiled a handy glossary of must-know money terms that affect all aspects of your financial life.<p>Whether you're confused …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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10 Ways to Detox Your Every Day

Ayurveda considers this build-up of toxins to be the underlying cause of all disease. So how do you minimize the toxins that come into your life, and …

Space-Age Gardening: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Aeroponics

As we mulch the cutting edge of DIY, what’s the latest in gardening technology? From growing fish to using air instead of soil, here’s a quick guide to three forms of farming science ripe for maker revolution.<p><b>Aquaponics: Leaves + Fish</b><p>Aquaponics grows both fish and plants, utilizing the waste from …

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i> <i>and was previously a staff reporter for Forbes and Dow Jones VentureWire. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>As a founder, Kristian Segerstrale has had two successful outcomes. …

You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover.</i><p>Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head …

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs

Skip the crazy resolutions. Instead, focus on changing a few core habits that will make you healthier in 2014.<p>Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained …

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Being a successful entrepreneur frequently involves a series of missteps and mistakes before finally nailing the right idea or business. The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways Great Customer Service Will Grow Your Business

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>The entrepreneurial community is littered with boastful stories of the lengths that people will go to in order to be successful and the sacrifices …

How to Bake an Onion Pi

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse the web anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is a cool weekend project that uses a Raspberry Pi mini computer, USB wi-fi adapter, and Ethernet cable to create a small, low-power, and portable privacy Pi.<p>Using it is easy-as-pie. …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The man behind Silk Road – the internet's biggest market for illegal drugs

On a bright Tuesday afternoon at around 3.15pm, a handful of plain-clothed FBI agents climbed the stone stairs of Glen Park Library, an unobtrusive building on Diamond Street in San Francisco. They entered the library in staggered succession, gradually making their way towards its far corner: the …

Twitter IPO: as it happened

Social network Twitter floated on the New York Stock Exchange, in the most hotly anticipated IPO since Facebook, with a value of $14.2bn.<p><b>Latest</b><p><b>21.18</b> That's where we leave our coverage of Twitter's stock market debut. Thanks for reading.<p><b>21.11</b> Twitter shares have closed at $44.90, up more than 72pc …

The 10 Commandments of Content

By Scott Donaton6 minute Read<p>The challenge is clear by now: Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once did, and …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Older generations say millennials have short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and little patience. The fact is, those qualities are not necessarily bad -- especially for young entrepreneurs.<p>What some call faults can actually be …

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