Sharlene Provilus

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6 Embarrassing Grammatical Mistakes Smart People Are Making Publicly

These blunders are so common, and easy to make.<p>I receive a daily digest in my email which calls out some of the most shared stories on the internet. Number seven on the list the other day--with hundreds of comments and thousands of shares and likes--was a story posted at <i>The Atlantic</i>, a reputable …

Language

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once

You'll uncover countless gems in these classics.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm fairly obsessed with reading. I read everything I can get my hands on. It's a habit that I …

Motivation

5 Productivity Hacks Uber's New CEO Wishes He'd Known When He Was Younger

Dara Khosrowshahi has a number of principles that have helped him succeed at Expedia. Now, as CEO of Uber, he'll need them more than ever.<p>New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has a big job at hand: Rehabilitate the ride-hailing company's battered image and keep ridership growing at a rate that will …

Productivity

1 Surprising Personality Trait Sets Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk Apart

Embracing this quality may make you more successful, too.<p>Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook. Elon Musk is revolutionizing earth and space travel as we know it. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors ever.<p>Besides ranking among the world's wealthiest people, what one personality trait …

Personality

Self-Made Billionaires: Three Things They Want and Their Biggest Fear

The money's piling up faster than ever before and something has to be done with it.<p>A recent report shows that billionaires have three overriding interests in where to put their money. In addition, there's an overarching fear borne of their own success.<p>Billionaires have to be one of the most watched …

Income Inequality

The One Strategy That Could More Than Double Your Sales

When you're working toward a massive sale, you can afford to invest time and money in a more personalized approach.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two basic ways you can increase sales: Close more often or close bigger deals. Most salespeople focus …

Cold Calling

Here's the Key to Great Conversation in 1 Sentence

In the best conversations, both people are students of each other.<p>One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covley. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. In essence, this means that …

Self-improvement

7 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur

Things I learned that I would do differently in my next business.<p>Eighty percent of new businesses fail, and often for reasons that were completely avoidable. Others fail because of a lack of organization, preparation, or a good understanding of what takes to run a successful business.<p>Unfortunately, …

Business Strategy

Pastor: Actions of many Christians today would 'frighten Jesus'

Last week I received an email from a prominent evangelical Christian organization with the subject line, “A Win!” The email began: “A few days ago, President Trump announced that he has banned transgendered individuals from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. President Trump demonstrated courage and …

Husband's Instagram Note to His 'Curvy' Wife Is Going Viral For an Amazing Reason

Though most of the body positive activists on social media are women, there are men out there who support the movement just as much. One amazing husband gave his wife a little taste of his adoration for her and his commitment to spreading the body positive message through an emotional Instagram …

Social Media

The best laptop you can buy right now

The laptop lives on<p>We live in a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, tablets are commonplace, and even smartwatches are a thing that people talk about on the regular. But throughout all of these advances, the humble laptop has persevered, and for good reason. When it comes time to actually get …

personaltech

10 Success-Boosting Motivation Tips From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Nearly anything is possible but almost nothing is easy.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle for entrepreneurs, so I’ve put together these motivation-boosting tips from 10 of today’s successful entrepreneurs.<p>1. Fear of failure.<p>In an …

Motivation

Steve Jobs Systematically Cultivated His Creativity. You Can Too.

What Jobs did intuitively to unlock his creativity has been scientifically proven to work.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Apple brand is synonymous with creative product design as well as appealing to the creative artist. This was in large part thanks to …

Creativity

Working on Your Side Hustle? Here Are 3 Habits to Be More Productive.

At home, the absence of a structured workplace makes it easy to get distracted. By adding structure to my weekends, I was able to become more productive.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We side hustlers know all about sacrifice. We work at full-time jobs during …

Time Management

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Nutrition

6 Elements of a Million-Dollar Brand

It takes a lot of effort to make your company look like a winner.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's obvious that a path to a million-dollar anything will be immensely difficult and require a lot of dedication. Once you’ve decided that you can dedicate …

Customer Service

3 Key Ways to Diversify Your Ecommerce Store

To achieve diversification, it's important to focus on a niche, test your products and double down on your brand.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most interesting areas for an entrepreneur to get into right now -- and one of the most popular -- is …

eCommerce

The death row inmates who make art

Drawing and painting can be acts of personal expression for prisoners awaiting execution. And the works can ask fundamental questions about what it means to be alive, writes Geraldine Cremin.<p>Making art can be a kind of escape, and it’s hard to think of a place that begs louder for escape than death …

Win the Day With Tim Ferriss's Morning Routine

Here's how the best-selling author and serial entrepreneur starts things right.<p>1 min read<p>"If you win the morning, you win the day -- or at least, so it has been said," says author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. And he has a routine designed to set him up for success. In this video, Ferriss explains …

Tim Ferriss

11 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think

1 of 11<p><i>Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can impact</i> …

TED Talks

These 5 TED Talks Will Inspire You to Be a Better Leader

Need some inspiration to up your leadership game? These thought-provoking TED Talks should do the trick.<p>Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) …

Leadership

TED Talks have been viewed more than 4 billion times around the world — and anyone can use its curator's best public speaking advice

At the same time, it can be tremendously nerve-racking: What if you mess up? Or bore your audience?<p>If there's anyone who can help with these quandaries, it's Chris Anderson, curator of TED and author of the new book, "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking." Business Insider spoke …

404

The danger of silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint …

Injustice

Hip-Hop

A Few Familiar Faces Make Their Returns To The Rap Game With New Hip-Hop Releases This Week<p>Aaron Williams 07.04.18 22 hours ago<p>The Scoreboard: Drake Is Earning So Many Streams, And Childish Gambino Might Be Stealing Songs<p>Derrick Rossignol 07.03.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>Drake's Moody 'Scorpion' …

Rap & Hip-Hop