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Stop Aiming for Perfection: Can You Let Good Enough Be Good Enough?

<b>“Good enough is the new perfect.” ~Becky Beaupre Gillespie</b><p>The music started. Pachelbel’s <i>Canon in D</i> on harp and flute. I was supposed to enter the …

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Free Invoice Template using Excel – Download<p>excel apps , Learn Excel - 18 comments<p>Anyone running a small business knows the oozing bits of joy when …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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7 Smart Ways to (Literally) Play Dumb... and Save Almost Any Relationship

"Playing dumb" can sound like it might be stupid. But it's the single best way to rescue an uncomfortable conversation.<p>It happens all too often. You're in a meeting with a client, a potential client, or a would-be investor, and he or she says something so inappropriate, so out of line, so …

Self-help

Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want

Ever feel like your brain is out to get you? Like it's convincing you to do things that aren't actually in your best interest? Our brain is a funny …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

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How to make the world love you

Isn’t it annoying that everyone in the world hasn’t fallen in love with you yet? Let’s fix that.<p>You judge yourself by your <i>intentions</i><p>Inside your head, …

7 Stories to read this weekend

I took the last weekend off, mostly because I was dead tired after hosting our Roadmap conference and didn’t have a chance to actually do much …

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen on piracy and autism

It is nearly 12 years since Bram Cohen decided to create a faster way to share large files over the internet.<p>His invention, the BitTorrent protocol, allows computers to download a single file from multiple sources simultaneously, and - at the same time - to upload the sections, as they become …

BitTorrent

With Moore’s Law receding, design is how we decide

For me, the best analogy for the current state of Moore’s Law comes from one of the first times I visited the Googleplex. Their incredible gourmet …

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> …

There’s a Gift in Every Problem: Finding the Good in the Bad

<b>“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach</b><p>I bought the magazine because it had pizza on the cover and the headline read: “Yes, …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

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Oliver Emberton. 27K likes. Writer, entrepreneur, programmer, artist and general busy bee. I write about life and how to make it better. …

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks on Nadya Doud-Suleman (more commonly referred to as the "Octomom"), to hyperbolic revelry at the Duchess of Cambridge …

Israeli Startup Maverick Wants To Be “WordPress Of Digital Marketing” To Help SMBs Compete With Major Brands

The early Dot Com promise was that the web puts small and large businesses on a level playing field. But as the platform has matured, that promise has turned out to be somewhat hollow, not least in the area of online marketing. Small businesses, let alone ‘mom and pup’ shops, often don’t have the …

Time is not money

“THE love of money”, St Paul memorably wrote to his protégé Timothy, “is the root of all evil.” “All” may be putting it a bit strongly, but dozens of …

The Dysfunctionally Connected Workplace Problem–And How To Fix It

Thanks to technology, connecting has never been easier. But in a new study, more than 80% of employees say their boss doesn’t listen well.<p>Today’s workplace is wired for communication–but the human connection is often missing. That’s the message coming through loud and clear, according to data we …

Employee Engagement

Is It Possible to Run a Business With Your Ex?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Wolf and his ex-wife Meagan are the owners of two Austin, Texas-based companies – Stunt Ranch where visitors leaned how to perform basic movie stunts, and a science education company Science in the Movies. Wolf had started the …

Divorce

Do Dress Codes At The Office Work?

The new owners of Newsweek recently banned micro miniskirts, baseball caps, and “neglected hair.” What does this mean for innovation, productivity, and creativity?<p>Can a company’s dress code make or break productivity?<p>For Ash Sethi, the stringent requirements at his former workplace definitely …

Employment

Be a Brand, Not a Label

Create a truly authentic brand (yourself), then sell it. You get to define the terms, play by your own rules, and sell without selling out.<p>My brand started in my parents’ garage in Lakewood, New Jersey, where I spray-painted T-shirts and sold them for $10 a pop. I grew that brand to the tune of a …