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Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

I Meditated Every Day For A Month And Here's What Happened

Just a few minutes of the practice can have a big payoff.<p>I first tried meditation in my office about three years ago, when a group of colleagues met in a conference room for a quick guided session.<p>I remember that first simple meditation so well: After about 10 minutes of sitting with my eyes …

Quick Strength: Five ways to get strong in under one minute

From your core to your quads to that tight upper back, there’s no shortage on muscle groups that runners are always seeking to improve. If you’re not …

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I Was Broke and Lost at 22. Here's How I Made Enough Money to Retire by 28

The future is bright. Believe it, and bring sunglasses.<p><i>What was your career like when you were 22 years old? originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dandan Zhu, headhunter, career coach,</b> …

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Data Says You Should Start a Business in Healthcare. Here's Why

Don't make an appointment. Just go in and disrupt the industry.<p>Healthcare is the next big thing in startups.<p>It's not just about insurance. Once the domain of big pharma and multinational conglomerates, healthcare is now a $3 trillion industry including innovative biotech startups, preventative …

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I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the …

Self-help

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …

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Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

25 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life | HelloCare

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practicing …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

Once you learn these 4 profound lessons from Lao Tzu, your perspective on life will completely change

Lao Tzu is one of the greatest Chinese philosophers to have ever lived.<p>His teachings have become so influential in Chinese society that they are …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

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These 50 profound quotes from Buddha will change the way you spend your life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

NanoPi Kit Builds a One Bay NAS for $31, Just Add Storage

An $8 board, $13 enclosure, and power supply adds up to a $31 investment. The most expensive component is whatever hard drive you opt to use.<p>PCMag …

Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully

<b>“Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.” ~Marcia Wieder</b><p>I recently came back from an amazing vacation …

Why you shouldn’t settle when looking for ‘The One’

opinion<p>Social media, cats and Corrie. Follow me on @ShackletonEmily<p>Urgh. Being single. Just saying it out loud makes you feel a bit depressed, …

Breaking the Habit of Selfishness

The short poem “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” is a famous example of a special Tibetan genre called mind training (<i>lojong</i>). The word <i>mind</i> here …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Easy Rituals That Will Make You Stress-Free

The modern world seems to be designed to increase stress and I’m starting to wonder if worrying will soon be an Olympic sport.You may have your own …

Science can help you reach enlightenment — but will it mess with your head?

A Navy SEAL, broad-chested and strongly built, floats peacefully on the water, as his recent deployment to a war-torn country becomes a distant …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

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The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

Men who go to the gym have less active sex life, study finds

Men who strenuously work out have a lower libido than those who do low intensity exercise, a study has found.<p>Males reach a ‘tipping point’ at which they are too tired to have sex or are just not interested any more.<p>The study’s conclusions are so clear that fertility specialists should consider …

Stop Living The Traditional Social Rules If You Want To Ditch Mediocrity And Start Playing Big

<b>“What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?”</b> — a question that hits thousands of people on Quora. Guess what’s topped the list? …

Ask Polly: I’m Pretending I’m Happy Single, But I’m Not!

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I am in the midst of a major personal reckoning. Having dated relatively unsuccessfully (and increasingly …

Here's How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Countless people dream of starting a business. And as many people know, one of the greatest obstacles to that goal raising enough capital to make …

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Best Cheatsheet To Refer Before Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign

As soon as you decide to head for a crowdfunding campaign, what’s the first thing that goes through your mind? How to streamline this complicated …

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality might be the new reality for concerts, home renovation, roller coasters, and commercial real estate.<p>Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Magic Leap, Google Daydream View, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have created immense buzz about the potential of Virtual Reality (VR). VR has been met …

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Can Strength Training Reduce Belly Fat? A Scientist Weighs In

While we know that cardio is an excellent way to burn fat, we wanted to know how working with weights can contribute to a whittled middle and washboard abs. So how can we blast belly fat with strength training?<p>Nicole Aurigemma, physiologist at the Penn State Muscle Biology Lab, told us not only how …

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