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15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai

It's global, glitzy, and growing like crazy.<p>It also has a red-hot property market that has experts warning of a collapsing bubble. Related concerns have been tied to recent crashes in Dubai's stock market.<p>Still, the tiny economy has developed into a world city that is a business and cultural focal …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Making Your Body Your Temple

Think of your body as the temple in which you do your spiritual practices. So instead of simply rolling out your mat or getting to the studio, make the process a part of it. The walk or drive you take to get there, the organizing of your time in order to make it happen, the delaying of calls and …

Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A mentor’s hindsight can become your foresight on the path to success. There are few investments in your life that will yield higher rewards and greater acceleration to success than a great mentor. These leaders light the way …

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Restaurant

<i>Editor's note: This article was excerpted from</i> Start Your Own Restaurant and More: Pizzeria, Coffeehouse, Deli, Bakery, Catering Business<i>,</i> 4th Edition from Entrepreneur Press (2012)<i>.</i><p>As increasing numbers of consumers want to dine out or take prepared food home, the number of food-service operations …

Small Business

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of …

Productivity

Top Business Executives Name Their 10 Must-Have Mobile Apps

Whether you are partial to iOS, Android or even BlackBerry for your mobile computing needs, you’re likely faced with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to apps. To put it in perspective, Apple announced in October that its App Store now boasts 1 million apps. And the average U.S. smartphone …

Man vs. Flab

As the host of TV's Man v. Food, Adam Richman ate massive portions of greasy grub for a living. But then he ditched the show, overcame his bad habits, and took control of his body.<p>I KNEW WHAT I WAS GETTING INTO: 72-ounce steaks, shakes by the quart, atomic wings. When I landed <i>Man v. Food</i> in 2008, I …

7 Ways to Reset Your Health

My health has had a rough couple of weeks. It started with an overwhelming business trip to the West Coast and ended with the Thanksgiving holiday. There was good travel and bad travel. There was good stress (fun, family, cool experiences) and bad stress (airports, drama, family meltdowns, a flu …

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions.<p>"You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, …

Small Business

If You Didn't Watch These Movies Before, You'll Love To Watch Them Immediately After You Read This

Business leader Roque Sevilla's "beautiful impossible dream" is a high-luxury cocoon where guests can have constant eye contact with nature but are protected from snakes and insects, eat excellent food and be very well looked after. http://onforb.es/1fXRYlN

How Mr. Money Mustache Retired At Age 30 And How You Can Too

His name is Pete. He lives in Longmont, Colorado. And, eight years ago, he and his wife retired at age 30.<p>He now blogs about finance and lifestyle at Mr. Money Mustache for 400,000 unique visitors a month. Because he’s anonymous, he says that his blog is now popular enough — garnering 37 million …

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

The Brain

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health

<i>By Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for YouBeauty</i><p>Sometimes it can be hard to look on the bright side of life -- and those are the times when it might be most important to do so.<p>The study, which looked at 607 patients in a hospital in Denmark, found that patients whose moods were overall more positive were 58 …

21 Golden Wisdoms From My Grandmother

Wisdom is perhaps the scarcest resource in our world today. And while Google has become our answer to every inquiry, back in the Old World, Grandma was that fountain of wisdom to whom we'd pour forth our every problem.<p>My own grandmother lived to be 103. While not particularly educated or …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

How the U.S. Airline Industry Found Its Edge

Ever since Leonardo Da Vinci started scribbling designs for flying machines in his notebook, aviation has attracted bold, blue-sky thinking. Aviators continue to dream big: see Airbus’ sublimely odd design for a jumbo jet that mimics animal skeletons as a recent example. But since deregulation in …

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