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One big secret of the super rich

No-one has ever become truly wealthy based on just a salary, notes Paul Leonard, a regional head at financial services company, Citadel.<p>“You cannot …

Selling

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …

We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?

During a recent news conference, President Obama said he would not allow the current conflict in Syria to devolve into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.<p>"That would be bad strategy on our part," he said. "This is a battle between Russia, Iran and [Syrian President Bashar Assad] …

Middle East

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Happiness

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

The Brutal Power of Pride: Ali and Frazier's Final Act, 40 Years Later

Fourteen years after the famous "Thrilla in Manila," heavyweight legends Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton were brought together to have dinner and film a video talking about their incredible exploits in the ring.<p>For the most part it was congenial—old warriors …

Boxing

20 Positive Thoughts on Life That Lead to Happiness, Success and Higher Productivity

If you thought, only genes determine your lifespan, you may be wrong. There are life lessons, which if learnt and adhered to, can add years to your …

10 core beliefs of incredibly successful people

Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.<p>Here are some of those beliefs ... no. Wait. Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel <i>this</i> is the only definition of success that matters. (Hint: success has nothing to …

Self-improvement

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Do you sleep with your smartphone on the nightstand?

So, tell me if this question sounds familiar:<p><b>I sleep with my phone on my nightstand, so I usually check email before I’ve even gotten out of bed. How do I break this habit without feeling guilty for not checking email first thing in the morning?</b><p>Many of us use our phones as our alarm clocks or just …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

OpenCourseware

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

Self-help

24 Easy Ramadan Recipes That Will Keep You Energized All Month Long

As part of the holy month of Ramadan, which started last week, millions of Muslims around the world will abstain from food and water between dawn and dusk.<p>Muslims keeping the fast typically wake up before dawn and eat a "suhoor" meal, which means they need to make something quickly that will also …

Healthy Eating

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

Our massive new monopolies: Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

Tech companies have amassed frightening economic power — and we handed over our data to make it possible<p>The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don’t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a …

Intellectual Property

Toronto Condos: Should You Rent or Buy?

The change in Toronto’s downtown skyline is amazing. The Skydome (sorry, “Rogers Centre”) now sits in a maze of condos and a new one seems to appear …

Carrick best reads: What we can learn from insanely rich parents

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>What we can learn from insanely rich parents</b><br>A look at the parenting habits of the wealthy parents of New York.<p><b>The most flexible travel reward cards</b><br>The …

6 Signs Your Finances Are in Great Health

Rock your finances.<p>You have six months of take-home pay socked away in an emergency fund. You pride yourself on your 720 credit score. And you …

Personal Finance

The military is buying patriotism: A Memorial Day nightmare about Pentagon budgets — and veterans used as a sideshow

This holiday, let’s tell the truth: We remember our fallen veterans by not making new ones<p>The American empire is dying, and the economy is declining. Dysfunction and disrepair define the sick status and mechanized failure of educational, medical and governmental institutions. One in 10 Americans …

New Jersey

The Middle East is America’s collateral damage: The brutal truth about America’s drone wars

Obama’s apology for the death of an American aid worker lays bare his callous indifference toward Muslim life<p>In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts?<p>In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t <i>count</i> and <i>they</i> don’t count.<p>The …

War

10 Quotes That Will Make You Get Out and Live, Damn It

Everyone wants to be known for something. You might watch explorers on the National Geographic Channel, read about Nobel Prize-winning innovators, or …

Motivation

How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team

Of all the ways to test for emotional intelligence, the marshmallow test might be my favorite. You put a child in a room, set one marshmallow in front of her and explain that, if she’s able to wait 10 minutes before eating it, she’ll get an extra marshmallow to enjoy. Then you leave her alone.<p>If …

Emotional Intelligence

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How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming at work?<p>You know that you have a lot of things to do but because of lack of motivation, you …

What Belief and Faith Do to Your Brain

When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch atheist, while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. …

7 Terribly Honest Truths About Loving A Sagittarius

Not to brag or anything but us, Sagittarians are notorious among astrology for being the most attractive personalities. We’re a double whammy, fire …