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11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read …

Self-improvement

Half of the Finance Advice You Get Is a Lie—Here's What to ACTUALLY Listen To

'Cause maybe your roommate shouldn't be your financial advisor.<p>You've heard so much about money over the years—from your parents, your college roommate, and that guy in the benefits department. How's a busy girl to sort through it all? Here, the real deal on what advice to keep and to toss.<p>Keep: …

Personal Finance

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

11 Athletic-Inspired Labels to Wear Every Day (Whether You Work Out or Not)​

Spring is nigh and those with both a serious SoulCycle schedule and a keen eye on the spring runways will be scooping up the best workoutwear in droves. But sometimes those sleek side-paneled track pants and stretch-jersey hoodies are just too good for the treadmill. Why not infuse them into your …

Alexander Wang

Put Your Best Face Forward: 3 Steps to Contouring Like the Pros

Face it -- the art of contouring has always been one of hollywoods best kept beauty secrets. From playing up your cheekbones, to reshaping your nose, professional makeup artists have been using contouring for years. While it used to be a technique known only to celebrities, the tricks to …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The guide to buying affordable dresses

#theLIST: Summer Love: 10 Date Ideas and What to Wear

Cue the new romances and rooftop soiréessummer is here and love is in the air. Here, 10 foolproof date ideas and the outfits to wear for each.<p>Cue the new romances and rooftop soirées—summer is here and love is in the air. Here, 10 foolproof date ideas and the outfits to wear for each.<p>1) Picnic in …

July Fourth Clothing Sales

Before you totally give in to the pull of the long holiday weekend, we've got something serious to discuss: July Fourth sales. It's the perfect time to inject some new energy into the summer closet you've been pulling from so far or, if you're really savvy, think ahead to what pieces you'll want to …

5 Ways To Keep Thigh Sweat From Soaking Your Summer Dresses

Photo courtesy: M Swiet Productions via Getty Images<p>Even though we've found the perfect summer dresses that won't land us in hot water with human resources, rising temps have created another issue: inner thigh sweat.<p>We become miserable the very second we start to feel our thighs sticking together …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

These Vegan Wraps Are Perfect For A Summer Lunch

Photo: Courtesy of Leaf.tv.<p>Not into the whole vegan and tofu thing? This dish is guaranteed to change your mind. We teamed up with the food blogger …

Skin-Care Experts Cop To Their Worst Mistakes

You know what makes Throwback Thursday pictures so fun? The cringe-worthy moments. We love those images of perms-gone-wrong and excessive eyeliner …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

3 Things Every Runner Should Do Today

Photographed By Kava Gorna.<p>I used to hate running. As a fitness editor, I was well aware of all the health benefits associated with the sport, and …

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The 10 Essential Makeup Brushes You Need to Own

The ultimate guide to what's what.<p>When you're already toting a full makeup bag, it's tough to decide which brushes are worth the added investment. You don't need to own a million different options, but even a few helpful tools can help you make the most of your makeup. Click ahead to find 10 …

Makeup

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

5 First Date Outfits You'll Actually Want to Wear

Because not every occasion calls for a skater skirt and strappy sandals.<p>Because not every occasion calls for a skater skirt and strappy sandals.

Clothing

9 Righteous Red Lips: Choosing Which Shade is Right for Your Skintone

<i>Of course</i> one of the most classic beauty looks <i>has</i> to be one of the hardest to master! We’re talking about the bold, yet totally timeless red lip. And seeing as red is the hue of choice this month (hello Valentine’s Day!) we think there’s no better time than now to learn how to nail the look. We …

Makeup

41 Holiday Cocktails To Put Some Cheer In Your Season

Get into the holiday spirits.<p>Get into the holiday spirits.<p>Need more Christmas party cocktail ideas? Try these hot cocktails, holiday punch recipes, …

Decorations

5 Websites That Will Change the Way You Shop Online

In the past few months new websites have popped up on my radar that have changed the way I shop online. Here's my short list...<p><b>Farfetch</b>: On this one website alone you'll find more than 250 boutiques across the world, 2,000 different labels, and 105,000 products. The hub has established itself as a …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Anthropology

Body-Changing Tips From Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson is well known for her take-no-excuses personality and her superhuman-toned bod. Her workout philosophy relies on the science of how …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment