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False Starts, or This Novel-Writing Shit Isn’t Easy

When I was trying to sell my first book, a collection of short stories, my eventual editor at W.W. Norton, Alane Mason, asked to speak to me on the …

Writing

8 Tips to Find Your Own Tribe

wellphoto/Shutterstock.com<p>Watch your well-being soar when you become part of a group.<p>When you spend time with people who enjoy doing the same things …

Happiness

The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.? Minority women.

It has never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur.<p>At least that’s what Carla Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), …

Women of Color
Entrepreneurship

Why would anyone quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do people quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?</i> <i>Answer by Michael Wolfe, Entrepreneur, on Quora</i><p>There is a long list of reasons why people leave jobs at highly-rated employers like Google or Facebook, but before I list some of …

Nonprofits

You Are Your Content (Who Are You Online: Part One)

There are a few solid factors that direct how we, the good people of your audience, feel about you and who you are to us. I’m just guessing here, and …

Marketing

Top 4 Reasons To Grab A Seat At The Cool Table With Millennials Who Share

I can’t find a job. Should I volunteer? Or work for a charity before I enter the real world? Those are the questions I hear from recent college graduates. Their questions make me wonder, “Why are they looking at non-profits as <i>not</i> being a part of working in the real world? And what needs to happen …

Nonprofits

Jane Austen, Programming Languages, and Being “That Guy” in the Writing Class

Did you read the Buzzfeed piece that came out last month, about writing workshops and Pride and Prejudice, by Shannon Reed? “If Jane Austen Got …

Jane Austen

YOU ARE WHAT YOU DO (the most of)

<b>A follow up post inspired by Sara Glancy’s post</b><p><b>“Why It’s Time To Call Bullshit on The ‘Starving Artist’ Myth”</b><p>My name is Christopher Gabriel Núñez, I …

Violin

5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World

Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I wrote this column, I thought about two of my biggest role models growing up.<p>I was raised by a single mother -- Dana -- who has been one of my biggest role …

Entrepreneurship

Drinking as much as you like is one of the key benefits of being middle-class

Life is a series of trade-offs. Using your social capital to pay for a few extra drinks in later life is one of them<p>Many years ago my father had to go to Sir Ralph Richardson’s house to deliver a script. “Ah, dear boy!” cried the actor, as actors do. “Come in! Would you like a drink?” Answering in …

Alcohol

The Truth About Entrepreneurs: Twice As Many Are Over 50 As Are Under 25

<i>A Note from Paul Solman: In January, PBS NewsHour featured a company where the average age was 74. In March, the graying of academia, with a</i> …

Steve Wozniak

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Self-Improvement Hiatus: 10 Reasons To Stop Trying So Hard To Be A Better You

I’ve been a self-improvement enthusiast for as long as I can remember.Perhaps some of the dysfunction in my family when I was a child led me to …

Self-improvement

The 38 coolest CEOs right now in Silicon Valley

We recently released the Silicon Valley 100, Business Insider's annual list of the most impressive people working in or influencing the world of tech.<p>We went through the SV100 list to pull out the most influential, innovative, and all-around inspiring CEOs in Silicon Valley in 2015.<p>Scroll down to …

Ben Silbermann

8 Smart Ideas People Have Had About Aging In Place

Baby boomers have long proclaimed their desire to stay in their homes post-retirement, a practice known as aging in place. They want to stay in the communities where they have friends, know their way around and have a support network. Cities and communities have "heard" them and many places are …

Why today's economy is working for millennials (and not so much for boomers) - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Millennials also have a lot to give back to their employers. More than 74 percent of non-millennials agree that millennials have valuable skills and …

Demographics

Escaping the Trap of “Shoulds” and Doing What You Want to Do

<b>“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>I’ve never done things the “normal” way. Yes, I …

Stop Trying To Be Creative

I recently finished a story I’d spent several months obsessing over. When I pitched the piece to my editor, I knew that I’d found a worthy subject, …

5 Tips To Build Your Resilience For A Happier Life

Happiness

'Age is not a barrier': Tech designer, 91, lands her dream job in Silicon Valley

While growing up during the Great Depression, Barbara Beskind was an inventor by necessity who hoped to become one professionally.<p>Eight decades later, the 91-year-old has finally realized her dream at a top design firm in Silicon Valley.<p>"As a 10-year-old I wanted to be an inventor,'' Beskind told …

Congratulations women, your career officially ends at 45

A toxic combination of ageism and sexism means that women's careers are effectively ending at the age of 45, according to a new Government report. The author, Dr Ros Altmann, explains why and what needs to change<p>We’ve all heard of the gender pay gap – it is real, although it is closing. However, …

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Triathlons

Making Cities and Towns Livable for All Ages

Every time I see one of those Best Places to Live lists, I think, “Sure, I’d love to live in Irvine, California but my family, friends and home are …

Urban Design

A Very Fast-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs: People Over 50

Here's why baby boomers want to start businesses -- and what their ventures need to succeed and thrive.

on the problem of wanting

For weeks I’ve wanted to write about all that’s happened in my life in 2015, but I couldn’t find a good way to get at it. I keep thinking back to a …

Jonathan Franzen

Starving the Beast: The UNC System in 2015

I’m writing this post from inside a bunker. Outside the storm is raging but I’m hunkered down, amongst my canned goods and bottled water, waiting for …

Bottled Water

8 Social Good Trends For Entrepreneurs To Ride On In 2015

The web has dramatically changed the rules of doing business right from fundraising to marketing to selling, everything has changed. What worked …

Public Relations