Bhavin Patel

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The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

Self-improvement

Fried Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds

Using a vegetable peeler, peel 4 evenly spaced, 1-inch wide lengthwise strips of skin from the eggplants. Cut the eggplants crosswise into …

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce, or “fish fragrant eggplant” (<i>yuxiang qiezi</i>) is a familiar dish in many American Chinese restaurants and buffets …

How to Cook Crispy Tofu Worth Eating

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Tofu is my favorite food, which makes me an outlier. People don't like tofu. And I get it. There's a lot of bad tofu out there, and it's easy to dislike when it's soggy, mushy, or bland. But great tofu—tofu with a …

Making Hong You (Chili Oil) | The Mala Market | Inspiration & Ingredients for Cooking Sichuan

Facing Heaven in a Jar of Chili Oil~~<p>Chili oil is a must-have ingredient for Sichuan cooking, and particularly for sauces that go on “cold dishes,” …

Food & Dining

Vegetable Dumplings

My senior year of college, I had a life-changing dumpling experience. For much of my childhood, I had been a meat-only filling kind of …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help

The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.<p>They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.<p>There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost …

Learning

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

Mindfulness Meditation Video for Working with Difficulties

From the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, researcher Diana Winston created this short guided meditation video to help work with life’s …

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.<p>I've always found that an easy way to make a positive change is to take stock of how I'm …

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Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

The Power of Mindfulness

<b>“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” –Buddha</b><p>Remaining calm, cool and …

6 Things You Can Learn From the Dalai Lama

Hello Law of Attraction friend,<p>Want to be more like the Dalai Lama? Well, you can be…<p>But first, why would you want to be more like the Dalai Lama?<p>In …

11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

10 Spirituality Books That You Must Have On Your Shelf

There is a direct link between spirituality and health. According to medical studies spiritual people have less chance of getting addicted to …

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just …

6 Soft Skills That Guarantee Your Success

I failed ‘Introduction to Java’ in my first year of college and gave up software engineering for good.<p>In spite of this, I co-founded a successful WordPress support service.<p>Three things have helped me succeed as a first-time entrepreneur. The first is luck and the second is my co-founder, Dan. The …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Motivation

Eight Ways For Introverts To Shine At Work

Introverts are everywhere. They make up one-third to one-half of the American population and include a host of celebrities, leaders, and CEOs. Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Marissa Mayer are introverts. Yet despite the many examples of thoughtful leaders and quiet CEOs, introverts …

The Four Principles of Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to decide if they are where they want to be or if they want to work towards getting to where …

Motivation

Warm Up Your Brain Before Work and Other Time Savers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The daily commute takes 25.5 minutes each way for the average American and is generally a mindless trudge. This can result in workers showing up to the office groggy and unprepared. Rather than diving into their workload, they make their …

Commuting

6 Ways To Tell If Your Workplace Is Fair

Instead of rolling your eyes when a colleague whines “It’s not fair,” put these tips for fair treatment into action at work.<p>Being a fair boss may be exhausting, and may even leave you grumpy the next day, but the upside can be worth it.<p>Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., the Ethics Guy and author of <i>Ethical</i> …

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let me guess…<p>You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much.<p>And you’re worried that all this …

30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little …

Bread Dahi Vada Recipe by Manjula

The Question That Will Change The Way Your Team Gets Things Done

If we’re honest with ourselves, we probably all have something on our to-do list that isn’t getting done.<p>It’s not because we’re lazy, incompetent, or unproductive—when workloads are high, some things just have to take priority over others.<p>The reality of this actually hit me hardest when I moved out …