Ariel Swan

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3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

How to Find a Female Mentor in a Sea of Male Entrepreneurs

Not all young female entrepreneurs specifically want a female mentor, but for those who do, finding one can be challenging. It comes down to the …

Helpful Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

In recent years, the number of successful women entrepreneurs has risen dramatically. This level of success serves as an inspiration for any woman to …

3 Tips for Integrating Meditation Into Your Schedule

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many entrepreneurs, my schedule changes from day to day. Despite a real effort to create a routine, the requirement to hustle, connect and work dynamically makes it a challenge and I know I’m not alone in this.<p>The “liquid schedule” …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Why I'm Going To Meditate Every Day For A Year

Some monks believe that meditation can change the global frequency of the world. By meditating and chanting for peace and compassion, the global …

Meditation

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Motivation

People Spend As Much On Legal Weed As They Do On Alcohol

The legal weed industry is dominated by men.<p>Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found.<p>…

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

Orlando shooter was a security officer and cleared twice by his employer

Omar Mateen, who carried out the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, worked since 2007 as a security officer at one of the world's largest private security companies, which says he was cleared twice by internal background checks.<p>"We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, …

Afghanistan

Racketeering Lawsuit Exposing Nationwide Vote Rigging in DNC Primaries Could Derail Clinton

Corte Madera, CA – A major lawsuit is on the precipice of being filed by the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity, the …

Government

Celebrating the day when the love of an interracial couple conquered centuries of hate

The 49th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down laws banning interracial marriage is this weekend.<p>In 1958, when Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving wanted to marry, their union was illegal. Mildred was black and Native American, and her childhood sweetheart, Richard, …

Relationships

How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative

Do you find that by the afternoon you are getting weary and losing focus? You may even find yourself starting to nod off. Chances are you need a good …

Sleep

U.S. Political Leaders React to Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

U.S. political leaders on Sunday offered their condolences in social media tributes after a mass shooting inside a gay nightclub in Orlando left at …

Singapore now has vending machines that sell books

SINGAPORE — Bookworms rejoice! BooksActually, a local independent bookstore known for its fiction and literature curations, has unveiled book vending …

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

This Quesadilla Is the Most Acceptable Way to Eat Lots of Cheese for Dinner

This foolproof dinner requires just enough "real" cooking that you can call it homemade.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>Whenever I find myself …

Cooking

5 Companies Where You Can Exercise While Working

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A growing body of research makes the case for exercising while you’re actually at the office. Not only does working out at work make it easier to schedule exercise sessions and motivate yourself to get fit, science also shows mingling …

How Giving Up Meat For A Month Improved My Productivity

Eating plant-based whole foods for a month affected my work in unexpected ways.<p>Food occupies so much of my mental space. Throughout the day, when I’m at meetings or writing stories, my mind often drifts to what I’ll be eating for lunch. On a good day, I’ll spend time plotting how to get myself a …

10 Modern Myths About Marriage

Mark Twain once said, <i>“It’s not the things you don’t know that will hurt you; it’s the things you know for sure that just ain’t so!”</i><p>When it comes to …

Mark Zuckerberg joins tech bosses in supporting Obama on immigration

The tech industry says the ‘ingenuity, skill and entrepreneurial spirit’ of immigrants is good for the US economy, and is backing Barack Obama<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have urged the supreme court to uphold Barack Obama’s efforts to allow millions of undocumented …

Silicon Valley

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads

No squeezing, picking, or popping allowed<p>It’s tempting to squeeze blackheads, but it’s a bad idea. The annoying little black dots that pop up on your nose and chin form when oils and skin cells get trapped in open hair follicles, according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D., a professor of dermatology at Icahn …

Skin Care

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to be reckoned with. Having developed a nutrition and exercise program that has built strength and confidence all over the world, he has a following …

Self-improvement

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

12 Women Explain Why They Never Want to Have Kids

"All I ever wanted was to have children. I had an incredible childhood, brought up on a farm. No mobiles, no iPad, no PlayStation. Just playing outside with my mum and dad both at home working on the farm. I am starting to think that I couldn't cope with bringing up a child in this new world. They …

Drainers In Your Life: Are You Helping or Enabling?

For the kind-hearted it's quite natural to want to help those in need. In fact, more often than not, we will hand over great gobs of our time, money and emotional resources to help someone in need achieve success in whatever area they are struggling with. With that being said, there comes a time …

Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys argument for intelligent design: “I cannot look at the universe and say that yes, there’s a God, and this God cares about my life — at all”

The famed astrophysicist and author goes toe-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz on “The Nightly Show”<p>On the “Nightly Show” Wednesday evening, Neil deGrasse Tyson went toe-to-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz and comedian Tom Papa on a panel debating science and religion, saying that he …

A day with Saira, one of the original topless painted ladies of New York City

There’s nothing sexy about what Saira Nicole does for a living. “Photo, guys?” she asks strangers in a raspy voice. Playful, friendly but never flirty, she emphasises each word with a pink ostrich feather in her hand.<p>She introduces herself and then poses twice for each picture. First full frontal, …

Feminism

13 Year Old Disney Star Pens Essay on Feminism and Black Women

Not all female inequality is experienced equally.<p>They say the kids these days are a little too grown, but here's a case where it kind of works …