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14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline (Infographic)

These simple tricks will help you avoid temptation and reach your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to kick a bad habit? Eat healthier? Go to the gym every day? It’s important to achieve your goals and become your best self, but no one said it'd be easy. It …

Will Power

3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant | Inc.com

Being an effective leader is not inherent in every person. Sure, some people are born with "leadership tendencies," but leadership is a skill as much as anything else--and to be an effective leader, you need to put in the time and practice to effectively inspire and guide those around you.<p>What most …

Leadership

How I Saved $36,000 With This Simple Trick

Do this, and you’ll never look at a $5 bill the same again.<p>Pull up a chair and get comfortable because I’m about to tell you a story that may seem …

Personal Finance

Ask Brianna: What Financial Goals Should I Set in 2016?

<i>Welcome to "Ask Brianna," a Q&A column that helps 20-somethings prepare for the job search, handle money and manage student loans. Every other week, a new "Ask Brianna" will address these topics with tips I've picked up while writing about this stuff.</i><p>Have a question? Send it to …

Personal Finance

5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

If you're just beginning to invest in real estate, you'll find that there's a lot to learn. Real estate investing is more complicated than investing in stocks because of the financial, legal, and extensive due diligence requirements involved. That's why it's a good idea to give yourself a solid …

Real Estate

8 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money In My Twenties

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16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in …

Mental Health

The position you sleep in influences your personality, well-being and brain health, study finds

Most people know that a good night’s sleep is important for optimal health, but it turns out the position you sleep in plays a role as well.<p>Whether …

Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night - Michael Andrew Arata, MD

For a long time, I had a hard time sleeping. We can chock it up to bad food late at night, too many screens before bed, and stress. I found it …

21 Life Changing Picture Quotes by Zig Ziglar | Quotes

Zig Ziglar’s highly motivational quotes are shared and enjoyed by people from all over the world on a daily basis. Zig has also influenced many of …

Motivation

Proprioceptive Exercise Improves Working Memory

To boost your brainpower, you could grab a skim cap, or you could go climb a tree. No, really. Doing just that improved people's cognitive skills dramatically, according to new research from the University of North Florida.<p>Researchers had people take a memory test, then spend a few hours doing a …

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Shares 9K<p>Do you want to build a personal brand?<p>Interested in ways to differentiate yourself from others?<p>Social media is a great way to develop a …

Marketing

43 Experts Reveal Their No. 1 Daily Success Habit - Success Tips

Many people wonder…<p>How can I be more successful in life and business?<p>They often think it's luck or being in the right place at the right time.<p>The …

5 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Could Be

When it comes to reaching a goal or a certain status of achievement, there is one thing for sure, you can always continue to reach for more and be …

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company's culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees -- as well as weeding out …

Employment

7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Your technical skills might get you a promotion, but it’s your people skills that will earn you the respect of your employees.<p>A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to …

Leadership

6 Ways to Avoid Toxic Relationships

Do you and your dating life a huge favor by avoiding these pratfalls.Dating is hard. Given the casual, predominantly Internet and app-based approach …

Relationships

Stop making these 15 body language mistakes

<i>This article originally appeared on Ragan.com in July 2016.</i> <br>Until you get to know someone, your brain relies on snap judgments to categorize him, …

7 Time Management Mistakes That Are a Complete Waste of Time | Inc.com

For most of us, it seems there's never enough time in the day. We all have the same 24 hours, so why is it that some people achieve so much more than others?<p>The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

Self-improvement

9 easy, scientifically-proven ways to be happier

After all, if it's been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity.<p>It's up to you to figure out what works for you, but these strategies are worth trying.<p>Here are some things that will increase your life satisfaction, according to studies:<p>Unhappy …

Happiness

Business Etiquette: Making a Strong Introduction

Anytime we meet a person for the first time, or reconnect with someone at a social function or business event, an appropriate greeting sets the tone for the exchange. The manner in which you say "Hello" creates an opportunity for someone to form an immediate impression. To master the introduction …

Self-help

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Psychology

Why Teenage Love Is The Purest, Most Honest Form Of Connection

We are raised in a society that frowns upon the immaturity of teenagers and views reckless behavior as a misunderstanding of life and a need for …

Relationships

Why The Best Kind Of Love Won't Be The Kind You Have To Fight For

“Nothing in life comes easy,” except for relationships.<p>All you lovely single gals are probably shaking your heads in confusion, thinking if there is …

Relationships

15 Design Tips Every Graphic Designer Should See

Through subtle adjustments, graphic designers can make simple images beautiful and memorable. Poppie Pack, a senior graphic designer at Canva, …