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40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children -- most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old -- and revealed what is now believed to be one of the …

The Pros and Cons of Doing One Thing at a Time

The idea that it’s better to finish your tasks in sequence than to jump around from one to another is very hard to accept, at least for me.<p>It goes against my ingrained task-juggling habit, which I’ve come to believe is why I can hit my multiple, ever-changing deadlines.<p>But three researchers — Decio …

How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign

Meticulously designed marketing campaigns are a relic. As research on disruption and market transitions suggests, you’re better off these days if you can quickly identify and adapt to changes in your environment. Sure, you can anticipate multiple outcomes, with branching if-then plans and …

What Top Sales Teams Have in Common, in 5 Charts

What separates high-performing sales organizations from average and underperforming sales organizations? In order to answer this question, I recently conducted an extensive 42-part survey with 786 sales professionals. Participants were asked to share their opinions on their sales organization and …

9 Overlooked Things to Consider Before Going Mobile-First

Having mobile presence is no longer an added bonus for businesses; it’s a necessity. When taking a mobile-first approach, it’s important to remember that mobile and desktop are vastly different. Many elements get overlooked when making this transition, which can easily have a negative impact on …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hair Care

Women's Health

19 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms<p>Everything you've ever wanted to know about your big O: namely, how to have one—or your best one yet<p>Shutterstock.com<p>How long does it take to cross the finish line? Which positions make you most likely to climax? And is it really possible to have an orgasm …

5 investing tips for people who don’t have a lot of money

Sellers of lottery tickets suggest all you need is a dollar and a dream. Forget that nonsense: If you want a decent shot at making money, you’ll need …

Learn, Network, Create - Upcoming Digital Marketing and PR Conferences in 2014

Continuous learning is the key to stay ahead in the digital marketing and PR world. Besides learning from your own experiments, connecting with other …

Global Content Marketing: How to Create Great Content, Reach More Customers, and Build a Worldwide Marketing Strategy that Works

Engage Customers Around the World with Cross-Regional Content Marketing<p>Technology has virtually erased national borders, forever transforming the way …

Sensitive Words: Hu Yaobang Remembered and More

Hu Yaobang remembered. (Jiao Yantian via China Media Project)<p><i>As of April 16, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the</i> …

Strategies to Attract Superpower Marketing Talent

Today’s most competitive marketplace isn’t technology but talent. The challenge of attracting and retaining talent is particularly acute for marketers. Their function has been turned upside down and inside out as a result of digital technology, empowered employees, and connected customers.<p>In this …

Why Marketing Needs More Introverts

Susan Cain’s book “Quiet” has provided wonderful insight to me, because I am an introvert. Cain’s core premise is that western culture overvalues extroverts and under-utilizes introverts. Introverts prefer less stimulation and quiet concentration. We listen more than we talk, think before we speak, …

Even When Women Ask for a Raise, They Don’t Ask for Enough

Margot, my client, was offered a “great” job as the CFO of a fledgling unit within her company. It was a nice little step up for her, and she was thrilled by the prospect. Margot had earned this promotion by spending the previous six months running her department while her boss was out on leave. …

Why Marketing Needs to Hire a Corporate Folklorist

Early last year, I helped craft a presentation for a gathering of senior managers at a clothing company. Looking for a hook, I asked questions about previous eras when its leaders faced challenges like the ones they face today.<p>“Oh, you need to talk with our corporate historian,” their head of …

How To Understand Context Instead Of Just Responding

Before you give advice or make a judgment, consider these perspective-shifting ideas.<p>I’ve had a few different experiences in my past that made me reach a big realization. What I’ve discovered is that the context of any situation is very important.<p>Hiten Shah clearly already understands this very …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Exercise

7 Mistakes You're Making with Olive Oil

<b>Mistake #2: Storing Your Oil Near Heat</b><br>Heat exposure—whether from the stove or direct light through a sunny window—is also a no-no. "When EVOO is exposed [to heat], it can cause the polyphenols [a type of antioxidants] to degrade and lower the flavor or sensory profile," says Winstead. "You want to …

The Best Beauty and Makeup Apps

From virtually trying on makeup to appointing a hairstylist to your doorstep, these are the apps you'll want to make space for on that shiny new device.<p><b>1)</b> <b>GlamScout</b><p>The next time you go gaga over a gorgeous lip or smoky shadow look in your favorite magazine, snap a photo and upload it to Glamscout. …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

Is Your Brand Ready For China? Three Key Questions To Consider

<i>Eric Lin is the Executive Director, Pacific Rim at Siegel+Gale.</i><p>Despite the recent slowdown, China still presents significant growth opportunities for global brands. With an expanding middle class, continued urbanization and rising consumption, China gives global brands access to a vast audience …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

L'Oréal's New Makeup App Will Change Your Life

Photo: Courtesy of L'Oreal<p>Forget smudging a lipstick tester on the back of your hand or waiting to get home to test drive a new shadow or entire new beauty look. L'Oréal Paris is debuting a new virtual app, Makeup Genius, that works in real time and uses a super-advanced facial mapping algorithm …

Listen to the Most Relaxing Song Ever

Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester …

Meditation

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

Zombies once destroyed Japan’s economy—now they’re infecting China’s

America’s global dominance is fading—and a rising superpower in the East is poised to take its place. Renowned for their formidable work ethic, savings habit, discipline and math skills, its workers are already putting Westerners out of jobs. It’s the world’s second-biggest economy, and the …

Economics

7 Must-Know Tips for Managing Your Millennial Sales Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Organizations used to be able to cook up a successful sales team with a few basic ingredients: a quality product, a compelling compensation plan, a simple training program and effective sales tracking. Not so anymore. Millennials have …

FreshBooks’ accounting tool gives small businesses an easy way to get customer reviews

Small business owners have enough to do. If anything, they need more of the basics done automatically.<p>FreshBooks gets it. Today the company announced it’s adding an automatic reviewing and feedback system to its cloud-based accounting software.<p>Now, every time a small business completes a job and …