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How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

6 Ways to Cover Up Acne Scars

It’s more complicated than globbing on some Clearasil<p>Don’t let the ghost of a nasty zit haunt you. Here are 6 dermatologist-recommended methods to banish acne scars and keep them from showing up in the first place.<p><b>1. Topical Retinoids</b><p>“Retinoids” might sound like a heavy-duty drugs, but they’re …

Five Easy Ways To Be More Likable That You Can Try Today

Even though there were around 20 of us in the conference room, the atmosphere was pretty subdued. It had been a long, stressful week, and while this work party was supposed to be a celebration of a project we’d finished—it looked like most people were ready to go home and climb into bed.<p>Then Alex …

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How to Ask a Woman Out | Men's Health

But here’s why: Many men are purposefully vague when asking a woman out to avoid getting shot down, Masini says.<p>While it’s tempting to try to dodge rejection, if the woman doesn’t know you’re into her romantically, you could get stuck in the friend zone, she says.<p>She’ll admire your confidence if …

How to Charm Someone You've Never Met Before

When you meet new people, you want to make a good impression and come across as likable as possible. If turning on the charm is something you …

India's Newest Billionaire, Subhash Runwal, Built A Property Empire From Nothing

Subhash Runwal, India’s newest billionaire, who makes his debut this year with a $1 billion fortune, hails from Dhulia, a small town in Maharashtra state. His grandfather was a jeweler but when Runwal was a teenager, the family had fallen on hard times. The young lad, one of five siblings, left the …

Real Estate

The Learn-to-Code Bundle: Pay What You Want!

Coding is a great hobby to get into because it offers endless possibilities for what you can build, but it can also unlock new avenues in your career. With this bundle, you can get into programming without any prior experience and begin building amazing projects for desktops and the Web like a pro, …

The Unusual Strategy That Made This Mom’s Million-Dollar Knitting Business | Inc.com

The world of start-ups is a super exciting, innovative--and lucrative--place to be in 2015. This year, thousands will find their fortune in ingenious new tech businesses, marketing, software development, and... knitting?<p>When you think of the types of super successful start-ups raking in almost a …

Startups

Wood Pellets Are Big Business (And For Some, a Big Worry)

It’s a good time to be in the American wood pellet business. Dozens of manufacturers, increasingly concentrated in the Southeast, are now approaching production of 10 million annual short tons of wood pellets — ostensibly made from the leftovers at lumber mills or from the branches, slash and other …

Fossil Fuels

10 Timeless Tips For Business Writing (And Casual Sexism)

Often called the archetype for <i>Mad Men</i>, David Ogilvy wrote this great list of communication tips way back in 1982.<p>Employees of his demi-eponymous advertising agency were encouraged to share and make use of them in their daily working lives.<p>Although they were written a decade or so before corporate …

Creative Writing

Facebook has more than 1,100 jobs to fill

Facebook has 1,159 job openings listed on its corporate site, as the social network company continues its aggressive growth plans.<p>The company's staffing level jumped by 44% in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, according to a company filing, growing Facebook's headcount to 8,348 jobs as of that date. …

Employment

4 Ways to Market Your Business for Free

CEO and Founder of Tack<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any entrepreneur that’s just starting out what the most difficult aspect of their business is and they’ll likely point you to the challenge of reaching and retaining customers. Yes, marketing a new business or …

California braces for fiercest storm in 5 years

A ferocious storm is forecast to batter California with drenching rain, heavy snow, pounding surf and howling winds through Friday.<p>The National Weather Service said the barrage is "expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of wind and rain" since storms in October 2009 and January …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

To the Class of 2014: Here are the jobs you should be looking for

<i>The following is the commencement address the author gave at Hult International Business School Friday.</i><p>I grew up watching Star Trek and believing that by the time I became an adult we would all be using communicators, replicators, tricorders, and transporters. I was optimistic that the world would …

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free, or a few hundred dollars, with one of the many web building tools available, like Shopify or Weebly …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

Steve Jobs' ad man rejects Apple ad analysis

I couldn’t quite put my finger on what bothered me about the Ace Metrix chart Peter Burrows used to support Apple Is Still Searching for Its Inner …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

How to Pick Her Up Anywhere | Men's Health

I paused.<p>What do you say to a guy who's been off the market for 10 years?<p>"Try uploading a shirtless pic on Tinder?"<p>He didn't take my advice. Smart guy. But realistically, it doesn't matter if you've been off the market for two weeks or 10 years, because every dating scenario requires a slightly …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Jensine Eckwall - The Fox Is Black

Spring has totally sprung here in LA and we’re reaching temperatures between 80º and 90º, aka my heaven. I figured that it was totally fitting then …

The Most Dangerous Man In Bitcoin Isn’t A Criminal

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has busted Wall Street insiders and dark web drug dealers. Now he’s setting out to do what Marc Andreessen, the Winklevoss Twins, and cryptocurrency nuts can’t: clean up bitcoin.<p>Preet Bharara tells the hotel ballroom full of bankers. “I could either come around, or you …

A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

Here's a Sweet Opportunity - Work at Hershey's as a Packaging Design Intern

The largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery wants you to provide innovative …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

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