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Ten Smart Interview Questions -- And Ten Painfully Dumb Ones

Dear Liz,<p>I recently started a new job. I’m a Senior Recruiter with a fantastic firm. In my first week on the job we had a meeting about interview questions. The recruiting staff all agreed that it’s not useful or appropriate to ask candidates the standard old-school interview questions like “What’s …

Career Development

Having sex every day for a month saved my marriage

My husband, Damien, and I had been together for 10 years and married for seven when I noticed I was bored.<p>Was it the famous seven-year itch setting …

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

Social Media

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar

New cryptocurrencies offer great opportunities, albeit with great risk, as they promise to revolutionize various aspects of the human experience.<p>Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been …

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

9 Thorough Guides That Will Teach You the Basics of SEO

In this article, we'll go over 9 guides that will help you get up to speed with SEO quickly.<p>If you want to get discovered online, you're going to have to learn SEO basics. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available that will help you do just that.<p>Some of them are offered by the most …

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation

Avoiding these landmines could add thousands to your take-home pay.<p>You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for …

How to Make $2 Million With Just a Laptop and Phone

Josh Harris uses a proven system to take complete novices from zero to six figures a year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Plenty of gurus promise proven systems for raking in cash. The problem is that most gurus don’t actually produce real results.<p>In 2014, The Oracles …

Google AdWords

There’s a simple habit to avoid if you don’t want to get sick this season

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 111 million work days will be lost in the US this flu season, which can start as early as October and last until May.<p>But there's an easy way to avoid some of the nasty viruses and bacteria that spread when temperatures drop: stop shaking …

Microbiology

5 Cryptocurrencies You Should Know About Besides Bitcoin

Bitcoin may grab most of the headlines, but it's far from the only cryptocurrency or cryptoasset. These others may even be more useful in the long …

Cryptocurrency

The most important ways parents can prepare children for school

With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that reading books with young children is …

Here's How the 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Have Performed Year to Date

One is up by more than 8,600% since 2017 began.<p>Among stock market industries, things like marijuana, the Internet of Things, surgically assisted …

Cryptocurrency

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share81<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 215<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

The Best Investing Advice for 2017 From Fortune’s Experts

<b>By Matthew Heimer</b><p>Photographs by Robyn Twomey for Fortune<p>December 5, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Insights from the panelists at our annual roundtable<p>For seven …

How Much Money It Takes to Be in the Top 1% In Every State

From Occupy Wall Street to the “Fight for 15” movement to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, we’ve heard the cries to narrow the gap between America’s poorest …

7 Things Successful People Always Do Before Bed

Pressed for time? Feeling frazzled as the day comes to an end? We caught up with time management experts and authors to share their tips on what …

10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …

6 Habits to Chisel a Solid 6 Pack

Use these simple tips to finally reveal your abs once and for all<p>If you can't see your abs, don't assume it's because you're missing out on a magical abdominal exercise or secret supplement. Blame your mindset.<p>You see, losing belly flab is a boring process. It requires time, hard work, and most …

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Your Resume Is Never Enough to Get the Job You Really Want

If you haven't started a business yet and there's a job you really want, relying on a resume is little better than wishing and hoping.<p>Maybe you haven't started a business yet. Maybe you're a serial entrepreneur in between startups. Or maybe you're trying to gain additional skills while you launch …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversations. The following …

The Only Thing You Need to Know to Get Things Done

Breaking down, step by step, the ruthless art of prioritization.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Study Skills

18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days, it takes more than a resume to stand out in a competitive job market. A profile that grabs attention on professional network site LinkedIn could make a difference.<p>Start Slideshow<p>for the skills you’ve listed, according to an …

Infographics