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The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Justin Sullivan / Getty<p>Amazon has changed the way Americans shop. This year, the e-commerce giant said its annual Prime Day sale was “the biggest …

eCommerce

5 Things You Absolutely Must To Do Before You Design Your Logo

I recently gave a presentation on branding and marketing as part of Career Day at my son’s school. Having to tailor my presentation to make sense for kids ages 5 to 12, I decided to open with a game of identifying logos. I held up a card with a logo printed on it, and the kids were told to shout …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Three Things Marketers Should Be Doing When There's Nothing To Do

It’s easy to check out once you’ve checked everything off, but it never feels good. It’s never fun twiddling your thumbs while watching YouTube and checking your clock every few minutes. I want to help alleviate that for you.<p>I have a list of things I do when there’s nothing else to do. When I’m …

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

The Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders

Having meaningful conversations with your employees is critical to your company's success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a leader or manager, it's natural to want to demonstrate your business acumen to your direct reports and colleagues. However, if you're always …

Jennifer Lawrence, A New Light

She may be the highest-paid actress in the world, but Jennifer Lawrence has had a tough year: an emergency landing, a romantic breakup, and her (reluctant) first nude scene, for this month’s Red Sparrow. It all has her looking to the next phase in her career—and life.<p>It is nearing dinnertime as I …

Sriracha Is for Closers

Welcome to WeWork, the eight-year-old, $20 billion “shared space” nerve center of the New New Economy—in which the corporate ladder has been replaced by a rent-a-desk, the benefits package consists of free WiFi and La Colombe, and the retirement plan is IPO or bust. But hey, at least there’s no one …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

North Korea

9 of the biggest missteps even the most successful people have made

Every entrepreneur has a unique journey and faces their own challenges. For me, my entrepreneur journey started off amazing.<p>At 27 years old I had sold a company for eight figures. I was a multi-millionaire. This was very short lived. Not two years later I had purchased a company, built it, grown it …

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

3 Yoga Poses To Relieve Tight Hamstrings

When it comes to the hamstrings, simply stretching isn't enough. Yoga is the answer! Build range of motion and overcome limitations with these three …

Yoga

Copyranter: Introducing the first 100 percent transparent ad agency

<i>Mark Duffy has written the Copyranter blog for 12 years and is a freelancing copywriter with 25-plus years of experience. His hockey wrist shot is</i> …

Research Says Companies That Do This 1 Thing Increase Worker Productivity by 25 Percent

The surprising way companies can boost employee productivity today.<p>When we think productivity, we rarely think of workplace design as a major contributor or detractor, but compelling ongoing research shows that it plays a much larger role than initially thought. According to research published in …

How granite countertops became an American obsession

Granite countertops have become a stone idol. If you've ever seen an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, half of those people would rather have granite countertops than a roof.<p>It hasn't always been that way. In 1986, when legendary graphic designer Deborah Sussman used granite countertops in her kitchen, the …

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d been spotted. It was the middle of the lunch rush at a bustling upscale food court in downtown San Francisco and Rivera was looking to maintain a low profile. His plans were foiled when a PR rep for a mid-sized tech company …

Silicon Valley

These Are 2017’s Hottest Spring Break Destinations—for Grown-Ups

If winter has left your feeling sluggish, pasty, and uninspired, you're not alone. As yet another snowstorm hits the East Coast, we can hear the …

Recognizing your weaknesses as an entrepreneur

Choosing the right partner and building a team around yourself is hard, focusing on the customer, whether they are right in front of you or in your …

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

If you've ever wondered how to install tile without calling a professional, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a "Fixer Upper" devotee, and …

We thought Gen X was a bunch of slackers. Now they’re the suits.

By Lavanya Ramanathan<p>Lavanya Ramanathan<p>Features reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Great Ideological Wars of 2017 have pitted gray-hairs against snowflakes, the we-liked-it-the-old-way boomers, more than half of whom cast their ballots for Donald Trump, vs. the idealistic millennials, who would prefer it …

Generation X

Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time

The retail giants are not only competing to sell outdoor gear – they are rivals in the contest to sell the thrill of the wilderness to the urban masses<p>On the night of his 30th birthday, after a few drinks, Dean Karnazes decided that he would celebrate by running all the way from San Francisco down …

North Face

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

Minimalism

How America Gave Up on Change

In his last book, economist Tyler Cowen wrote about how machine intelligence could change the world. In his new book, <i>The Complacent Class</i>, he writes about the forces that prevent change from happening. In particular, he argues that America has become more averse to change in recent decades, and …

Feeling Sluggish? These Are the Best Juicing Recipes for Energy

Trying to boost your energy without the caffeine? The key to upping energy levels through food lies in a diet with plenty of B vitamins. B6, B9, …

Manifestos and Monopolies

It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President. It is also possible that …

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