Arjan Vinson

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Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Happiness

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

How Working in 25-Minute Sprints Makes You Sharper and More Productive

Adopting the Pomodore technique is a simple way to help you work smarter.<p>My yoga practice has taught me the power of mindfulness and how to train my mind to focus more on the present moment. That level of concentration comes in handy when doing challenging balancing poses and inversions when a …

Yes, you do have time for a side hustle, here’s how to find it

One of the key objections I often hear about starting a side hustle (or growing your career for that matter) is “I don’t have the time.”<p>I don’t buy …

Productivity

One way to get retirement income for the rest of your life

<i>I often hear people who want monthly payments in retirement refer to immediate annuities. Can you tell me what an immediate annuity is and how it works? -- Susan</i><p>Winston Churchill once described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Well, many people feel the same is true of …

Retirement

Fiber has surprising anti-aging benefits, but most people don’t eat enough of it

By Consumer Reports<p><i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>Fiber gets well-deserved credit for keeping the digestive system in good working order — but it does plenty more. In fact, it’s a major player in so many of your body’s systems that getting enough …

Nutrition

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

6 Self-Improvement Hacks to Instantly Improve the Way You Live and Work

Not only will these make you happier, you'll also notice an increase in personal well-being and productivity at work.<p>If you're looking to improve your life, I'd like to share some useful activities -- backed by science -- that can be done in as little as a few minutes per day. Others will require …

Happiness

Chicken-Fried Steak - Southern Living

Chicken-Fried Steak Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine ¼ cup of the flour and next 2 ingredients; sprinkle both sides of steaks with flour mixture. …

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Use this Map to Improve Your Alliances and Relationships

Design thinking applies to relationships, too. Use this simple map to move from "here" to "there."<p>Relationships and alliances help you build momentum and move closer to your goals, They influence your outlooks and attitudes about what's happening around you. They even affect your longevity, …

8 Retailers Hosting Big Sales to Compete with Amazon Prime Day

No membership needed for any of these deals.<p>Amazon is hosting its second annual Prime Day sales event on Tuesday, July 12, and like last year, …

Orange Beef Strips with Orange Dipping Sauce

For the beef: Heat 1/2-inch of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (When a crumb of panko sizzles after being dropped in, the …

Why I Gave Up My Slow Cooker for the Instant Pot

The first time I used my electric pressure cooker, I hit the start button and ran out of the room. Of course I’d read that modern pressure cookers …

Cooking

Yes, What You Eat Does Change How Your Semen Tastes

Urban legend has it that foods like pineapple make your cum or vagina taste good, while stuff like stinky cheese makes your junk taste rank. To find out if there's any validity to this, we had a male-male and female-female couple try a sex experiment.<p><i>All illustrations by</i> <i>Heather Benjamin</i><p>"Your cum …

30 cocktail recipes to fight summer heat wave

These easy, breezy cocktails — from swizzle to flip to fizz to spritz and more — salute the dog days of summer and take you on through Labor Day.

How Well do Different Drinks Really Hydrate You?

How well different types of drinks are retained in the body is a question I get a fair bit, and it’s of some practical use. In theory, the longer you …

14 Inflammation-Fighting Foods to Eat Every Day

Inflammation is a big buzzword these days — and for good reason. Chronic inflammation can exacerbate and even lead to many serious diseases. …

The One Habit That Guarantees You A More Balanced Life

A little tweak to your to-do list can nudge you toward putting more personal time into your schedule.<p>Most professionals (63%, according to LinkedIn) make to-do lists. For many people, these lists become a source of stress and unmet expectations. But with one little tweak, your to-do list can …

5 Rules for Getting Along with Anyone

There are times when you want to lash out at someone who makes your life miserable. Perhaps a work colleague or your closest intimate partner is …

How to Negotiate for Yourself When People Don’t Expect You To

When managers negotiate in organizations, with their bosses or colleagues, they do so in the context of how (or whether) they have negotiated before. They fall back into the roles they’ve traditionally played, and their counterparts expect that they will act as they have in the past.<p>In the …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

12 Easy Ways to Wake Up Richer Tomorrow Than You Are Today

Here at Wise Bread, we like to talk about building wealth over the long term. But what if you want to be worth more <i>tomorrow</i> than you are today?There …

Personal Finance

The cofounder of Square says you should be wary of advice from successful people — here's why

That moment launched the idea behind Square, one of the most recent tech IPOs and a 2013 Inc "Most Audacious Company."<p>Jim is also an economics major, computer scientist and Missouri native.<p>Even before Square, he was well known for sharing what he learns. (He wrote his first textbook before he was …

Success

8 Simple Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

Boost your vocabulary and your team's success<p>There's no doubt about it, the biggest tool you have at your disposal as a leader is free, unlimited, and right at the tip of your tongue:<p>It's your choice of words.<p>Think about it: when the spotlight is shining on you as a leader, everything from laying …

5 Great Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Profiling five great books that will make you a better entrepreneur and help you create a better company.<p>Entrepreneurship is an industry of do-ers. Nonetheless, it helps to learn from those who have done it before - and are doing it now! - and there are a notable few entrepreneurs and authors who …

The Chinese Sauce That Goes Well With Everything

Until recently, I had no idea what XO sauce <i>was</i>; I only knew that I loved it. (To get the Beyoncé puns out of my system from the top: I loved it like XO.)<p>The first time I tried it was at Chris Jaeckle’s Japanese-Venetian restaurant in Greenwich Village, All’onda. The fatty, briny, garlicky sauce was …

Want Business Success in 2016? 8 Things You Must Do Now

What worked a year ago won't work a year from now.<p>Are you prepared for success in 2016? We live in a rapidly changing world, and strategies that were successful in years past, such as 2015, may not be good enough in the coming year. Now, before 2016 gets rolling, is a great time to marshal the …

How To Stop Overthinking

There are different reasons people overthink. If your brain is bringing something or someone to your attention very often throughout your day, it’s …

4 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Wear Red Lipstick All the Time

We found the secret to winning at life, er, work: red lipstick. A <i>New York Post survey</i> conducted by former DKNY PR girl Aliza Licht asked 460 women on Twitter what they thought when women wore red lipstick at work: 91.2 percent thought it was totally appropriate and 78.8 percent thought it made the …