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5 Important Habits Healthy Entrepreneurs Must Have

So let’s talk about your health.<p>I’ll start with a couple questions.<p>Are you as healthy as you should be? Are you focusing on making sure your body and mind are performing at the optimal levels?<p>If you’re like many of us, the answer is probably “not really.”<p>It makes sense. As entrepreneurs, we can get …

Study links behavior in kindergarten to adult success

<b>(CNN) —</b> In our household, we're still talking about the critically acclaimed box office smash "Inside Out," Pixar's animated look at the emotions inside a child's brain. It came up most recently when we watched Serena Williams cruise to another victory at this year's Wimbledon, and my youngest …

Penn State

7 Bad Habits That Will Severely Jeopardize Your Career in Business

Most employees find it easy to recognize leadership, or lack of it, in others. Yet they often are oblivious to the same traits in themselves. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.<p>Are you a career-minded business professional waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, …

Self-help

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

Leadership

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Trump's Election Gives Hope to Europe's Far Right

There's an expression in French, <i>"Jamais deux sans trois,"</i> or "Never two without three." After Brexit and Trump, will Marine Le Pen be next?<p>France holds its presidential election next spring, and Le Pen, the leader of the country's far-right National Front party, could well be one of the top two …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a disaster for the planet

This is happening. Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States.<p>And there’s no way around it: What he’s planning to do looks like a disaster for the planet (and the people on it). Specifically, all the fragile progress the world has made on global warming over the past eight years is …

Climate

The drug-like effect of screen time on the teenage brain

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>But, first, a new report looks at how digital devices are taking a toll on kids and families.<p>The report issued yesterday by Common …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …