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Take It From Albert Einstein: This Is the Key to a Happy and Successful Life

It's no secret that humans have long been driven by the pursuit of happiness, which explains why some scientists and psychologists have dedicated …

Want to Be More Successful? First You Need to Know What Type of Person You Are (Here's How)

And then use specific strategies that will actually work for you based on your personality type.<p>I have a friend who is the most diligent professional I know. I've known him for 20-plus years and he never misses a deadline, never fails to hit targets, never fails to follow up... he's the King of …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Thing Makes You Just as Happy as Eating 2,000 Chocolate Bars

Doing it also gives you the same neurological boost as receiving $25,000.<p>Wanting to be happier is a universal trait. It's rare to find a person whose reply to, "How would you like to feel today?" is, "Morose, please."<p>The scientific study of happiness (aka positive psychology) has mushroomed over …

Cardi B Vs. Amber Rose: Which Lingerie-Clad Star Nearly Broke The Internet With Steamy Pics?

It’s getting hot in here — so take off most your clothes! Cardi B and Amber Rose are two of today’s hottest stars, and that means fans are psyched …

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Waking Up at 5 A.M. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do

Mornings are where the tone for your day is set. Having a powerful routine goes a long way in setting you up for a successful day.<p>3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. …

Yes, Employee Happiness Really Does Boil Down to This Simple Equation

It's time for a simpler solution to employee happiness. It's time for ... math?<p>Entire industries have been created to help people find happiness. And I'm not even counting Candy Crush or when Apple comes out with a new i-anything.<p>If I'm honest, so many "8 step plans to..." and "5 methods for..." …

4 Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From Being Successful

Stop talking yourself out of taking the next step.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only person preventing you from being successful is you. It’s not society, it’s not the government and it’s not anyone in your life. Sure, some of us start off in life with better …

College & University

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

8 Habits That Will Upgrade Your Life

Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments, and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and and liking how you do it.” You like who you are by knowing who you are, living by your values and practicing habits that …

Immune System

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day

Why you should embrace monotony.<p>As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory …

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does)

Discover the secret sauce of getting more things done in a day.<p>Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

25 Chrome Extensions, Apps, and Hacks to 2x Your Productivity

Over the past two years, I’ve tried and tested hundreds of apps, Chrome extensions, and productivity hacks to make myself become a more effective and …

Dating app figures out what we all hate about sex

When it comes to what we love and what we hate about sex, the dating app Hater has got our number.<p>The app, which launched in February and matches …

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

Social Media

Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work. Here’s What Does.

There’s no shortage of self-help gurus who swear that repeating positive phrases to yourself can change your life, encouraging that if you simply …

This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks

In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leak based on top-secret documents that then 29-year-old Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency. At the time, Snowden worked as an intelligence contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.<p>That leak would certainly not be the last. In …

Surveillance

This is The Best Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

Research suggests that more than 40 percent of the actions we take each day are habitual (1).<p>That means that almost that half the time you’re doing …

Living Rooms

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

Now you can make it at home — or start selling it at your copycat restaurant chain.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the …

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

Here's how you can give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up.<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't …

If you get caught using a VPN in the United Arab Emirates, you'll face fines of up to $545,000

The new law states that anyone who uses a VPN or proxy server can be imprisoned and fined between $136,000-$545,000 if they are found to use VPNs fraudulently.<p>Previously, the law was restricted to prosecuting people who used VPNs as part of an internet crime, but UK-based VPN and privacy advocate …

Privacy

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you …

Do Men Or Women Have The Best Orgasms? Let Science Explain!

With the answer to every question just an iPhone away, it’s kind of fun and exciting that the female orgasm remains a mysterious pleasure boat even to this day, particularly in contrast to the male orgasm. It’s almost too perfect, how cut and dry it all is for men and how ambiguous it is for women. …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

RANKED: The 10 best movies we've seen so far this year

I'm always a sucker for a good documentary, and there were a few that really stood out. And on the big-budget Hollywood side, there were some titles that showed an originality and outside-the-box style that I respected. And they were just entertaining.<p>Here's my top 10 so far this year:

Film Industry