Belinda Ramon

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'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Why giving your meetings a "silent start" can help brilliant ideas emerge.<p>We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, …

Business Trip or Vacation? Travel Start-Ups Try to Blur the Line

Planning a vacation? Chances are you’ll think about it differently than you do that business trip you’re also arranging.<p>For the vacation, you may scroll through hotel reviews before deciding where to stay, not just to compare prices but also to consider the amenities offered.<p>For the business trip, …

Your attitude is more important to your success than your IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

Billionaire Richard Branson Does This At Every Meeting. Here's Why You Should Do It Too.

This overlooked skill is one of the most powerful tools in the billionaire's bag of business tricks.<p>Wherever he goes, Richard Branson always has something to write with. Whether it's a trusty tech device or good old fashioned pen and paper, the iconic businessman never lacks something with which to …

Warren Buffett and Tony Robbins agree on the best way to invest your money

Warren Buffett and Tony Robbins agree that the most important investment you can make is in yourself.<p>And when it comes to investing your money and …

Can Cannabis And Christ Coexist? These Devout Southern Christians Think So

The Deep South is the nation’s most religious region and the least open to legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use. To those who say marijuana is a sin, though, devout Christians are using the Bible to argue that it's God’s “perfect medicine.”<p><b>Lydia Decker couldn’t</b> miss the man in the …

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

You shouldn't deny that there's a problem. Embrace it.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and …

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3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …

Oprah Winfrey

Yoga Breathing May Help Depression and Anxiety, Study Says

This could be key.<p>If you've ever done yoga, you may have walked away from the mat feeling much more calm and at peace. There are a lot of reasons for that, from the physical and mental benefits of exercise to the emotional acceptance preached during a typical flow. But researchers are now saying …

Why your diet should include more fat

Think back to the '80s and '90s when buying anything that didn't don a low-fat label was simply taboo. Back then, butter and egg yolks topped the "do not eat" list, while refined carbs and packaged foods weren't given a second thought. But times have definitely changed.<p>These days, experts tout fat …

Nutrition

Eating a Handful of Nuts May Prevent Major Diseases

Nuts, full of good fats and fiber, are health food for the heart. A number of studies show that they can lower risk of heart disease.<p>But do nuts also …

How to Teach Creative Writing

Creative writing is one of the most enjoyable types of writing for students. Not only does it allow students to explore their imaginations, but it …

Creative Writing

Savers too scared to invest have 81% chance of dying broke

As you age, your fear of running out of money will grow. It should. Because as you approach retirement, you’ll have fewer opportunities to out-earn your spending. Fear rightly keeps you in check. It can be the difference between running out of resources and a sustainable retirement income …

Retirement

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. …

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

Husband's Viral Post On Marriage Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Husband pens viral post about loving the many versions of his wife throughout their marriage<p>For some, monogamy seems like another word for boring. …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

The Tips I Give All My Patients To Lower Inflammation, Balance Hormones & Restore Gut Health

Inflammation is my specialty. But more and more, I'm convinced that hormones, inflammation, and gut health are like a trifecta. When you have one …

Wellness

Morbidly obese man halves weight after being forced to buy two plane seats

A morbidly obese man who was forced to buy two aeroplane seats has ditched his 15,000 calorie a day diet and now looks unrecognisable.<p>Ross Gardner, 39, from Florida, has dropped from a whopping 28 stone to just 14 stone after he ditched fast food and became a gym junkie.<p>After consuming 15,000 …

8 Motivation Techniques Olympians Swear By

<b>Feeling motivated? Get your head in the game with these boss buys.</b>

You don't need an extreme bucket list to find happiness. Just eat more waffles | Mary Elizabeth Williams

Take it from a cancer survivor: living each day like it’s your last is exhausting. Do small things that make you happy now instead<p>Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an inoperable, rapidly fatal form of cancer. But then I didn’t die.<p>Instead, I went on a new drug treatment that eradicated my …

Cancer

Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Need to Take Supplements

“Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?” a patient will occasionally ask. On the surface, this makes sense. After all, if you are eating a …

15 Time Management Tips From Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

15 Female Olympians Share the Secrets to Winning at Life

Your A-Z guide to crushing it, courtesy of Team USA.<p>Right now, all eyes are on Rio. But we're looking for gold beyond the games. Because our female Olympians just may be the country's most inspiring life coaches. Think about it: They've spent years (decades, even) driving toward one dream. They've …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Introverts of the world, rise up!

Susan Cain was an introverted child and suffered because of it. Now she wants to help young people reclaim the power of the quiet, thoughtful inner life<p>If you are a natural introvert – and a third to a half of us are – you will identify with some of Susan Cain’s most awkward childhood moments and …

Empathy