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3 Marketing Lessons You Can Learn From a Bartender

An expert bartender shares insights on how to improve your customer relationships and boost sales along the way.<p>When the workday comes to an end, happy hour or a quick drink at the bar has become a standard way of letting off some steam, decompressing, or catching up with colleagues.<p>Usually, the …

Customers

100 Titles That Should Be on Every Leader's Reading Bucket List | Inc.com

Read 365 books this year, advises one CEO. Or at least get through 100, suggests another. Experts might not agree on an exact number to aim for, but ask just about any super accomplished person--from Bill Gates to Warren Buffett--for the secret of his or her success, and most will mention …

Self-improvement

Top 9 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

There are podcasts that you want to listen to, and there are podcasts that are worth listening to.<p>They are those that provide invaluable lessons and insights to make you successful in business and help you grow as a person. Sometimes, those podcasts just simply encourage you to finally let go of …

Entrepreneurship

8 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Unprofessional

Here are eight common writing mistakes that you should avoid--or correct--if you want your writing to stand out for the right reasons.<p>As a writer and editor by profession--and an avid reader--I often see errors creep into writing that make me wonder, "Why didn't the author take a few moments to …

Creative Writing

7 Ways Transparent Online Reviews Can Grow Your Business, by Jeev Trika

Online reviews can be foreboding for any business.<p>Online reviews can be foreboding for any business. More often than not, it seems like customers only write a review when they have something negative to say.<p>That may be true, but according to Jeev Trika, Founder of CrowdReviews.com, a buyer's guide …

Marketing

You Should Love Your Work. Instead of Work-Life Balance, Think About Work-Life Fusion.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does saying, "I love my work," make you feel uncomfortable? Do you think that if you do really feel this way, that your boss won't pay you anymore?<p>Well, if it's the latter, you've got to change that thought process, according to …

Work-life Balance

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

Make Better Fried Chicken by Adding Vodka to Your Marinade

For maximum crispness and flavor, raid your home bar and grab a bottle of vodka.<p>Serious Eats’ J. Kenji López-Alt shares this unusual tip and explains …

Fried Chicken

7 Wearable Gadgets for People Who Hate Wearable Gadgets

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Wearable Tech

Review: Neat's $99 Widget Mic is retro-styled awesome

With every passing generation, computers get better displays, processors, speakers, and more.<p>Microphones though? Not so much.<p>That means that if you have any interest in documenting anything involving sound – podcasting, vlogging, singing – you’ll need a serious upgrade. And while podcast mics exist …

Music Production

The 50 Most Delish French Fries

Fries before guys.<p>Fries before guys. And we've got you covered with plenty of suggestions for next-level things to dip your fries in.

Cooking

Chrissy Teigen's Chicken Pot Pie Soup Belongs in the Soup Hall of Fame

[1]<p>Chicken Pot Pie Soup<p>From Cravings [2] by Chrissy Teigen<p>Notes<p>Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite things on God’s green earth. Same goes for Dad, whose Twitter is 99 percent reviews of frozen pot pies and includes a header background of his personal favorite, the $0.99 Swanson version. I love …

Chrissy Teigen

These Wellness And Mindfulness Apps For iPhone And Apple Watch Can Keep You Happy And Healthy

Technology has, rather unfairly, become the villain of staying stress-free. Well no longer.<p>If used properly your iPhone or Apple Watch can become …

Apple Watch

Blondies

From salted butterscotch blondies to citrus-caramel blondies, here are Food & Wine's best blondie recipes.

Dessert

Dinner Party Starters

From beautiful apricot-and-ricotta tartines to sea scallop lollipops, here are great starters to impress your guests at your next dinner party.

Cooking

Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this story in February of last year, when the Library of Congress first digitized Rosa Parks’ personal papers. Within those pages was her sterling pancake recipe, which is making the rounds again thanks to this week’s episode of the Sporkful podcast. Give it a</i> …

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

From spaghetti squash soup to creamless creamed corn, these vegetarian recipes are healthy yet flavorful.

Cooking

The Miracle of Mindfulness – Mindfulness and Meditation – Medium

A pioneer in bringing mindfulness to the West, <b>Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh</b> has inspired generations of people to learn to live with peace and joy, …

Meditation

10 rapid-fire fat-burning workouts

Workout 1: Full-body supersets<p>Squat x 12, 12, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3<p><b>Superset 1:</b><br>Flat bench press x 20, 15, 10, 8, 6<br>Pullup x failure<p><b>Superset 2:</b><br>Incline bench …

Redirecting...

Before & After: A Vintage French Table Gets a Magnifique Makeover

(Image credit: Nathalie)<p>Lucky Nathalie in France happened upon this vintage military table in need of some love (and elbow grease). The industrial …

France

Move Over, Tile: 5 Backsplashes Made of Sheet Materials

Most commonly, we think of backsplashes as finished in tile, generally installed in individual pieces or, in the case of mosaics, in 12x12 …

Home Improvement

Solar grows up — now what?

Almost a decade ago, I was part of a group that lost a standby rate case with a Massachusetts utility, when the utility convinced the commission to …

Contemporist

The Best Outdoor String Lights To Light Up the Backyard, Patio, or Balcony

Here's a useful list for your summer outdoor parties. With LED bulb, battery-operated and solar-powered lights becoming more accessible and online …

Online