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Why Non-Tech People Should Apply for Tech Jobs

If you own a smartphone, tablet or even if you’re just glued to your laptop, you're aware of the tech revolution. But have you ever thought about how …

The New Virtual Reality: Inside the Design of Oculus Rift | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that examines the lessons behind disruptive products through the lens of design.</i><p>Facebook's latest conquest, the Oculus Rift, got top billing at this year's Comic-Con, as event goers were able to use the headset to hunt virtually for X-men mutants. The …

Virtual Reality

The New Habit Challenge: Single Task By Using Only One Browser Tab At A Time

We’ll see your Tabless Thursdays and raise you Tabless Week. Can working with only one tab open help us be more focused and get more done?<p><i>Editor’s Note: Join our resident habit expert Rachel Gillett and other Fast Company editors on Friday, October 3 at 11am ET for a live chat about whether going</i> …

Google Hangouts

20 Search Terms You Should Plug Into Google Alerts | Inc.com

Businesses already realize the importance of monitoring the internet for mentions of their brand. But there are many other ways you can use Google Alerts to gather information that can help you in your professional life. Through these alerts, you can better manage your own online reputation, as …

Taco Bell

Anatomy of a Kickstarter Backer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are rising in popularity as those aiming to launch a business, book, idea, product, film or the project of their dreams craft campaigns in pursuit of investors.<p>A fundraising goal must be …

Startups

10 Tips On Getting the Most Out of Business Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings can be time suckers, and if nothing gets accomplished during them, frustration may ensue. Not only does a company waste valuable time and money conducting business meetings that don't produce results but employees will begin to …

Employment

The 5 Secrets to Making Larger Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest points of distinction between top sales performers and everyone else is average sale size. Great salespeople typically make much larger sales than the rest of the team -- often by a factor of four to 10 times that of …

Selling

5 Simple Tactics to Keep You Organized and on Task Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever get to 3 p.m. only to realize that you haven’t crossed off a single thing on your to-do list? Welcome to the life of a small business owner.<p>It's common to feel like you're playing defense. How can you switch things around to play …

Small Business

Be Like That Great College Roommate. Build Brand Loyalty in 4 Ways.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is the difference between a good friend and a great friend?<p>A close friend and I used to joke that a good friend will take your call in the middle of the night, get out of bed and bail you out of jail. A great friend, however, will be …

Customers

Does the Car You Drive Impact Your Career?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>You drive performance. You drive results. You drive your business.<p>But does it matter what kind of car you drive? Not for practical reasons, but for perception …

Employment

How America Takes Its Coffee (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's be honest: coffee is an essential part of life. It makes productive mornings possible, and can keep the mid-afternoon doldrums at bay. Helpfully, it also comes with some serious health benefits -- habitual coffee drinkers are less …

Coffee

Skip the Reluctant Customers. Start Resonating With the Right Crowd.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I was on a call with business strategist Tara Gentile, when she said something that hit home: “You don’t actually want those customers that you have to convince to trust you,” she said.<p>In a tough economic climate, it can …

Freebies

A Day in the Life of a Kickstarter Creator

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Attorney turned entrepreneur Karen Kart of San Diego thought studying for the New York Bar exam was tough. Now it's her Kickstarter campaign for her Adi the stay-put-plate invention that's challenging her to the max. “I’ve been prepping …

Crowd Funding

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” While that may sound extreme, it does highlight the importance of defining problems. It …

High Level

Tesla's raising $1.6 billion to build its battery 'Gigafactory' and mass-market $35k car

If you've been dreaming of a Tesla but can't afford a Model S and its $70k+ sticker price (before tax credits), the company is announcing a major step towards building an electric vehicle in your price range. CEO Elon Musk has targeted 2017 for building a vehicle that costs half that, and has …

10 Fitness Apps Better Than Your Personal Trainer

<b>1. Lose It</b><p>With a tracker that makes it very simple to keep tabs on your daily calorie intake, you'll be able to make quick decisions between having one or two chocolate chip cookies. The app will also let you know how many calories you could possibly burn with your exercise of choice.<p><i>Related: The</i> …

Flawless Skin Special: Turn Back The Clock

Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and dermatologist-approved tips to have amazing skin, every day.<p>Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

The Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired

Credit: schatzy/Shutterstock<p>When you're interviewing for a job, you know you need to sell the hiring manager on why your background, skills and …

Exercise at Work: Easy Weight Loss

The good news: Making little changes throughout your workday can impact the number on the scale—and more importantly, your overall health—in a big way. Cardinal's previous research shows that short bouts of activity—as brief as two minutes each—may impact your health just as much as hitting the gym …

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.<p>But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends …

Exposure to Light Can Make You Move More

Exposure to Light Tied to Activity Level<p>New research finds that people who work in buildings with windows tend to move more<p>Here’s another reason to strive for that corner office with a view: People who work in offices with windows actually move more during the day and sleep better at night, …

The Well+Good Gals: Our June Guest Bloggers Steal Fitness Model Secrets

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Knafo<p><i>Each month, ELLE.com wades through the lifestyle blogosphere in search of just the right Guest Blogger—or in this month's case, Guest Bloggers—to post regularly on our site's Dispatch blog. In honor of our June Body Issue, we tapped Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula,</i> …

Mad Catz hopes simplicity will sell its Android game console (hands-on)

Unlike the Ouya, the Gamepop, the GameStick, the Wikipad, the Nvidia Shield, and practically every other Android gaming device that's coming out of the woodwork these days, Mad Catz has an incredibly simple pitch.The company's Project Mojo is a tiny lightweight box that plays the very same Android …

Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

Simple has made some serious strides since it opened up to the public last year, but there’s one thing the service has just never been that great at: transferring money from one bank account to another. According to a post on the official Simple blog, those days are finally over — users can link …

Get A Hold Of Yourself: 3 Kinds Of Deep Breathing

<i>By Therese Borchard</i><p>Deep breathing has become increasingly important in my recovery from depression and anxiety because I recognize that shallow breath contributes to my panic. In fact, at my worst hours, I would use a paper bag to keep from hyperventilating.<p>The practice of deep breathing stimulates …

If You Could Only Give One Piece Of Sleep Advice, What Would It Be?

What's the secret to a perfect night's sleep? If only it were that simple.<p>While we know a number of sleep hygiene habits can make falling -- and staying -- asleep a little bit smoother, even if you follow all the rules, you might find yourself frustratedly counting sheep.<p>So to help you sleep like a …