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Guatemala is the Land of Unknown Ancient Food Traditions

On wood-fired griddles, Maya home cooks keep ancient traditions alive with recipes even their neighbors wouldn't recognize<p>I<b>t's getting close to</b> …

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The millionaire founder of Nasty Gal says a mantra her dad taught her as a fourth-grader made all the difference with her money

"I vividly remember going with my mom and dad to the credit counselor's office and watching them slice their credit cards into a jar filled to the brim with the shards of other people's bad financial decisions," she writes in her book, "#GIRLBOSS."<p>"From that point on, my dad preached a mantra of</b> …

New beer made by monks arrives in the U.S.

At the Monastero di San Benedetto in central Italy, the monks understand the potential of the U.S. beer market — because these monks are American.<p>"I knew the difference between craft beer and run-of-the-mill factory beer," says Father Benedict Nivakoff of his life before committing himself to …

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Making a travel budget? Here's a starting point

What type of vacation can you afford? This interactive map can help you make smart travel decisions.<p><b>Name:</b> Vacation Cost Finder<p><b>What it does:</b> It's an interactive map that takes your travel choices (domestic or international, beach, city or adventure, as well as four levels of daily spending) and …

7 Of The Best Jobs In The World For Travel

7 Of The Best Jobs In The World For TravelI understand. We all do. You love travel yet you realise that for most of us, in this world, you have to …

Hooked: Creating a Habit-Forming Product for Customers

<b>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</b> attempts to fix the gap between product design and marketing. <b>Hooked</b> is designed to help business …

The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?<p>Probably nine out of 10 startups are where you are, in need of operating capital. …

How to Never Run Out of Great Ideas

We are drowning in content, and content marketers are going to have to work harder to stand out. Learn the processes and strategies that can make great content sustainable.

Sustainability

How Google Helpouts Can Grow Your Leads and Your Business

Do you share your expertise online?<p>Have you heard about Google Helpouts?<p>Imagine having the ability to generate leads and make money with your …

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How to Create and Promote Explainer Videos

Are how to videos part of your social marketing?<p>Are you looking for tips to improve the creation and promotion of your videos?<p><i>Explainer videos</i> are a …

Startups Could Soon Face Their Darwinian Moment

2016 has had a rocky start. After seven years of strong venture financing activity, startups may face tightening conditions as they try to raise capital and look for exits.<p>The U.S. startup scene has been a happy place for the last few years. An influx of angel and seed funds have given rise to …

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity

Innovation isn't a magic trick. Here are tips to make yours more effective.<p>Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design …

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

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Facebook Claims Open-Source Kudos

It’s the end of the year, so here come the usual self-serving tracts from tech companies about how well they’ve done by doing good.<p>Case in point: …

5 TEDx Talks that will help you strike up a conversation with anyone

I thrive on alone time and constantly find myself holding up the wall at parties, only interacting with people I've met before.<p>Being in a new city where I only know a handful people, I'm slowly beginning to wean myself off of the wall — with the help of TEDx Talks.<p>Though I watch them all alone and …

Learn to master Excel, the finance industry's most powerful tool, with these online classes

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>ShutterStock Excel can do amazing things if you know how to use it properly. Sure it's helpful for a fantasy football draft or …

A CEO says everyone should make these 4 changes to improve their careers

Here are four ways to further your career.<p>Whether you do it for your business, or just for yourself as a hobby, practice something on a deep level. One of the reasons my agency VaynerMedia has grown to be such a leader in our industry is because I myself use social media every single day.<p>I …

17 housing markets where it's smarter to buy than rent

While the home ownership rate in the US has sunk to an almost 30-year low, in some parts of the country it's actually cheaper to buy a house than rent.<p>Real-estate research firm RealtyTrac analyzed data from 504 counties in larger housing markets around the US and found that buying was cheaper in …

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).<p>Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

The Best Way to Run a Startup With a Full-Time Job

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Master Orator: Osman Sultan's Public Speaking Tips For Execs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>As anyone who has listened to Osman Sultan speak can attest, the du CEO is a gifted orator. Since one of the requisites of being a great leader is</i> …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now

When starting a business, you need all the help you can get. Use these six TED Talks to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a …

Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x.<p>Hardware/connected device companies who have publicly …

6 Tips to Get Your Product to Market Before Everyone Else

Bringing your product to market means nothing if it's too late to make an impact. Here's how to beat your competitors to the punch.<p>In today’s rapidly changing world, an aspiring entrepreneur may have a great idea but think, “What’s the point?” After all, within a year or two, the interests of …

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person (Infographic)

Confidence. You’re not born with it. Well, probably not. Like muscle mass, you build it up over time. Many of us don’t, though. We sheepishly slog through life at half-strength, not even close to living up to our full potential, at work, in love, you name it. How sad is that?<p>Truth is, we don’t have …