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10 Tips for Spring Cleanup and Lawn Care

Clean Up Leaves<p>Even if you cleaned up the leaves in the fall, there are many trees (such as oaks) that shed their leaves over the winter and spring. …

Gardening

The best spring fragrances for men (and what they say about you)

With the mercury levels slowly rising, you’ll soon be changing up your habits. Those hearty and heavy stews will be swapped out for some lighter …

Amalfi Coast

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the biggest leadership challenges.<p>Who better to know that than Daniel Coyle, …

Tesla

9 Rules To Follow When Wearing A Suit

The suit is the be-all and end-all of men's style. Therefore we show you the rules to abide by when wearing one to make sure you look classy and …

One of These 3 Things Is Holding Your Business Back From Tremendous Growth

If your business is stagnant, you have a bottleneck issue. Here is how to solve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In "Tough Love Tuesday," our first-ever summer success series, we’re connecting side-hustling entrepreneurs with support, resources and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 best automatic watches you can buy for under $500 right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rather than having to continuously replace the battery in your timepiece, buying an automatic watch can save you the hassle of dealing …

Watches

The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

7 Essential Morning Rituals of Happy People

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …

What's So Great About British Shoes?

The short answer: a lot.<p>Along with a stiff upper lip, a deep-rooted dependence on tea, and endless small talk about the weather, the British are renowned for their distinctive sense of style. The menfolk, in particular, have a reputation for being rather snappy dressers. Seeing as London is home to …

Men's Fashion

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employment

How a Man Should Dress in His 30s | The Art of Manliness

<i>A man’s wardrobe should undergo subtle shifts as he gets older and takes on different roles in life. To help you look great at every age, this year</i> …

Men's Fashion

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

You've Heard of Acupuncture, but Do You Actually Know How It Works?

Chances are, you've heard of acupuncture, and you've possibly even thought of trying it. But do you actually know how it works and what it does? It's purported as a drug-free solution to a laundry list of ailments, and for many people, that's exactly what it is. And while Western medicine is only …

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

Procrastination

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

Public Relations

Burnout: is delegation the answer to dealing with stress at work?

SME bosses who try to do everything themselves, rather than building effective teams to reduce stress at work, risk missing out on opportunities and being hit by burnout.<p>Chief executive. Bookkeeper. Customer service rep. Social media manager. When you’re a founder of a small business, wearing a …

Small Business

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

5 Ways Managers Can Totally Blow It With Employees

Want loyal followers? You'll really want to avoid these negative habits.<p>Have you noticed (I hope) how the best leaders have a keen sense of the things they need to avoid doing to keep leading at a high level?<p>Whether it's focusing less on themselves and putting the spotlight on their followers (what …

Employment

8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

With solar power, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every installation needs to take into account electricity consumption, geographic location, …

Solar Panels

How to Install Sprinklers in 6 Steps

Installing Sprinklers in 6 Steps<p>By: <i>Cole Mayer</i><p>My wife and I moved into our new house last December, and until June 9, it was an expanse of dirt and …

Music to Help You Relax and Relieve Stress

If you are juggling several things at once, you likely feel stressed and anxious throughout your daily life. Learning coping strategies can help you …

Want to Avoid Hiring Mistakes? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

When you're a leader with an open position, you can feel a mix of feelings. On one hand, you might feel excitement and anticipation about the opportunity to hire a fabulous new employee who can help you to achieve even greater results. On the other hand, you might also feel anxiety and trepidation …

Employment

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos

Star trail photos can be dramatic, gorgeous depictions of the cosmos. They show how the sky moves as the Earth rotates, and how the stars above us …

Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg on how to be more productive and motivated.

I think of myself as a reasonably, but not extraordinarily, productive person. I produce articles for <b>Slate</b> at a fairly steady pace, meet most …

Time Management

9 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Knowledge and Earning Potential

Some methods are free, others have minimal costs. All may help you get ahead.<p>The more knowledge you have, the more chances you will get to score …

The best business advice from Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has written a letter to shareholders every year since 1997, when he took his company public.<p>While the letter is intended to recap Amazon's accomplishments over the year, it also comes with a lot of great business insights and management advice Bezos has picked up while running …

Business Strategy