Alex Mazza

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How Long Does It Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients.<p>When Dr. Maltz would perform an operation -- like a nose job, for example -- he found that it would take the patient about 21 days to get used to seeing their new face. Similarly, when a …

Psychology

Startup Struggles

To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

Lars Dalgaard Contributor<p>Lars Dalgaard is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he sits on the boards of Imgur, Teespring, and Zenefits. Prior to a16z, Lars founded and was CEO of SuccessFactors.<p>“Coin-operated idiots”. Even if no one says it out loud about sales people anymore, they might …

Product Management

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12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.<p>The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind …

Wildlife

Silk Road founder: 'it ruined my life and destroyed my future'

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is facing life in prison for his role in facilitating the sale of more than $200m in drugs after being found guilty of multiple charges<p>The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled …

The Brain

How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

Hawaii isn't just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent of Hawaii residents suffer from obesity. That's the lowest of any state, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released this …

Mental Health

6 Traits of a Maverick That Make for Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you often told that you truly “think outside of the box?” Do you refuse to play by the rules, instead preferring to take your own course of action to get results?<p>Well, you might be a maverick! According to a fascinating study …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute …

Time Management

Yes, Processed Food 'Makes' Us Fat -- But Science Provides Two New Clues As To Why

It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be <i>why</i> the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not <i>technically</i> an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …

Holistic Medicine

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> The new issue of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was released Wednesday, and it sold out on newsstands within minutes.<p><b>2.</b> Paris is still on high alert as the hunt continues for accomplices of the gunmen in several terrorist attacks on the city last week.<p><b>3.</b> Pope Francis is in Sri …

Malaysia Airlines