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Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

3 Reasons Your Best Employees Stay, Even When They Receive Better Offers From Your Competitors.

If you're loyal, your team will be loyal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do your best employees stay?<p>Harvard Business Reviews' Vincent Flowers and Charles Hughes say "job satisfaction" and "company environment" are some of the core reasons that motivate an employee …

Employee Engagement

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

New Facebook privacy furor: What's at stake?

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade<p>The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it's — according to a New York Times …

Privacy

How This Couple Saved $1 Million in 11 Years and Became Financially Independent Before 40

They aim to spend just $2 on every meal.<p>Convenience drives American cuisine, and from her kitchen in Richmond, Va., Laura Barrett has put her own, …

In new sign of trade battle, China slaps U.S. sorghum producers with 179 percent deposit

By Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>BEIJING — China announced temporary anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum, potentially hitting U.S. growers and exacerbating the brewing trade war between Beijing and Washington.<p>China’s Ministry of Commerce said that starting Wednesday, Chinese importers of U.S. sorghum, …

China

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Self-awareness

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

The 5 Levels of Delegation You Need to Know to Lead Well

Rather than thinking of delegation as a binary issue--either you delegate or you don't--consider what it might look like on a sliding scale<p>In a prior article, I talked about the power of using the 70% rule when it comes to delegating tasks to your employees. I also discussed how you need to assess …

Use These 7 Emotional Intelligence Tips to Be a Better Leader

Technicians are smart about machines. Leaders are smart about people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many types of intelligence and emotional intelligence, even though it's much discussed these days, is often not displayed much in the workplace. Being able to …

Emotional Intelligence

Does Your CEO Have A Personal Brand? If Not, It Could Be Affecting Your Bottom Line.

Who is the CEO of Amazon? That’s a pretty easy answer.<p>What about the CEO of UPS? Not quite as easy, right?<p>Jeff Bezos has become a household name, bringing Amazon lots of free attention and helping to propel it into an e-commerce giant with an enthusiastic international following. UPS would have to …

Public Relations

Ask smart questions to motivate teams

Great leaders don’t just provide great answers to questions; they also ask great questions. You can learn so much by asking great questions, and this is an important habit to develop.<p>As well as helping you to increase your knowledge and understanding, it also makes your teams feel more involved, …

So, You've Created a Website: Now, What?

Even if your content is amazing, and your offers competitive, you still have to promote your brand. Here are eight ways how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s almost 2018, and all the years (so far) that we've enjoyed web-based technology have produced an abundance of …

Marketing

Profits Eat Innovation For Breakfast

<i>Why You Should Bet on Private and Mid-Tier Companies</i><p>Michael Porter said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”<p>This is the first thing that popped into my mind when I read Steve Blank’s <i>Harvard</i> <i>Business Review</i> article explaining why Jeff Immelt lost his job as CEO of GE. Steve argues activist …

Innovation

Why You Should Never Sleep on Long Flights: Travel Tips From a Marine

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Bear Grylls

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Employment

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Entrepreneurship

Digital Ads Are Tired. Here's What Smart Businesses Are Doing Instead

Brands are shifting more of their spending into things like experiential events, live social media campaigns, and influencer marketing.<p><i>How effective is Google AdWords? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Amazon's Deadline for HQ2 Is Today: Here Are the 5 Most Likely to Win

It's a huge opportunity considering the second headquarters is expected to bring with it as many as 50,000 jobs and tens of billions of dollars' worth of investment.<p>Today is the deadline for cities all around North America to submit their proposals to Amazon, which is looking for a spot to build a …

Real Estate

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime

A high-quality education doesn't have to be expensive thanks to these resources<p>Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us.<p>While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these …

Here's the exact email you can use to get a meeting with anyone, no matter how successful or intimidating

In reality, however, it can be hard to get busy, successful people on the phone, much less sitting across from you in a cafe.<p>In a post on his website, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, GrowthLab CEO Ramit Sethi says that your initial email is crucial to getting a meeting — and he'll tell you exactly …

Success

This Simple, Classic Theory Will Make You Even More Productive

The Zeigarnik Effect theory may be a century old, but it can seriously boost your productivity against multitasking, distraction, and FOMO.<p>It's tempting to take nibbles at different activities on your to-do list. If you actually want to be productive, you're better off dropping the multitasking and …

Time Management

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options

In case you're tired of your same old email sign-off, this list provides many alternatives.<p>I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

4 Powerful Body Language Habits of Confident People

An intriguing interview with the Body Language Doctor reveals 4 simple nonverbal-communication tips to build up your confidence and leadership skills.<p>Quite often, I get new books coming across my desk by authors and thought-leaders asking to be interviewed for my column. One that caught my …