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A Stroke Nearly Killed Me. It Was the Best Thing to Happen to My Business.

Figuring out how the business could run without you is a good way to figure out how to run it better.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the young age of 33, I had a stroke. Shocking, I know!<p>It came completely out of the blue and utterly rocked my world. I wasn't overly …

Entrepreneurship

Why rage against the machines when we could be friends? | Peter Donnelly

We need to discuss how smart computers might affect the workplace and ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits<p>In recent years, popular culture has done a pretty good job of scaring us with the threat of machines turning on man. Just think of the red-eyed Terminator, from the movie franchise, shorn …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

These 5 Facts Explain the Unstable Global Middle Class

The growth of a global middle class is one of the great successes of globalization. But rising quality of life begets rising expectations that many …

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

What You Can Do to Promote Happiness

Do these lines from songs stir up any memories for you?<p><i>If you're happy and you know it clap your hands</i>...<p>Or how about Pharrell's <i>Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth.</i><p>Until the late 1990s, very little had actually been researched about happiness. The focus was only on the negative: what …

Happiness

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

How Aging Impacts Our Financial Decisions

You might not know it, but financial capacity — the ability to manage your money to meet your needs and match your values — is one of the first things to go when you have mild cognitive impairment.<p>That’s the condition of people who have mild problems with thinking and memory. Mild cognitive …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

Gain Weight: 10 Healthy Ways To Bulk Up

We're always bombarded with tips on how to lose weight, but for many people the problem is just the opposite.<p>People who struggle to maintain a …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Behind the Scenes of Emily Ratajkowski's GQ Photo Shoot with Terry Richardson

Having already got a glimpse of her photos for GQ’s November issue, Emily Ratajkowski crashes the<p>Having already got a glimpse of her photos for <i>GQ</i>’s …

Pentotype Lets Developers Quickly Build And Collaborate On Interactive Wireframes From Their iPads

Are you a developer? Do you wanna create wireframes and share them with your friends and collaborate and mashup and test out the user experience of new apps before you commit to code? Well here comes Pentotype, a new web app for the iPad (and frankly, any other HTML5-enabled device) that will let …

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