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5 Veggies That Are Healthier Cooked Than Raw

1. Carrots<p>ttl media via shutterstock<p>You know carrots are good for your eyes, but do you know why? It's a compound called beta-carotene, which gives carrots their deep orange hue. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, which is essential for things like—you guessed it!—good vision …

Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 12 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.<p>After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the …

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7 Tiny Changes in Mindset to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Life

Does it feel like your brain controls you instead of the other way around?<p>You want to live a productive, happy, and successful life, but mental roadblocks keep getting in your way.<p>You know what it takes to become successful, but it's easier said than done. You are willing to do the work it takes to …

Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions That IRS (Or The Tax Court) Says Are Legit

Are you searching high and low for tax deductions? In the run up to April 15, you aren’t the only one. Unfortunately, it is too late to date checks December 31, 2015! Since taxes are annual, you must think about <i>last</i> year, 2015. Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are some …

Kids' picture books celebrate black history

In honor of Black History Month, Eliot Schrefer recommends four picture books for young readers that celebrate the lives of black people across the globe.<p><b>Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass</b><p>Written by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko<p>Orchard Books / …

Kanye West: The Life of Pablo Album Review

Pablo Picasso and Kanye West share many qualities—impatience with formal schooling, insatiable and complicated sexual appetites, a vampiric fascination with beautiful women as muses—but Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole. Kanye, specifically, toasted them. <i>The Life of Pablo</i>'s namesake is a …

Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the theme of keys, doors and unlocking, with many of the same storytelling devices from her …

Black History

A woman who wiped out almost $24,000 of debt in 15 months shares the 3 things that helped her do it

In 2009, Anna Newell Jones had $23,605 in credit card and student loan debt that she just couldn't figure out how to pay off.<p>"Money came in and was gone before I knew it. There was nothing left to pay off the giant pile of debt that was haunting me at all times. I was hopeless and out of options," …

The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

Exercise

5 Important Reasons Why You Need to Stop Procrastinating | Inc.com

With distractions at an arm's reach at all times these days, it's all too easy to find reasons to procrastinate. Don't waste another second making excuses for the things you have to do. If you're putting off some tasks right now, read on for reasons you must stop procrastinating.<p><b>1. It's the easy</b> …

Perfect Your Side Hustle: 4 Strategies to Help You Build That Side Business & Feel Clear

There are some of us who love what we do 9-5p; we leave the office, go the gym or pick up the family, eat dinner, and we're good - satisfied, full, busy.<p>There are others who fire up the computer or tablet after that workout or dinner or the kids have gone to bed.<p>Some call that the side …

9 Communication Habits That All Successful Leaders Have | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>The way you communicate as a leader is important. The …

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The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, you find all three of these important--in varying …

10 HIIT workouts you can do at home

Sometimes, our lifestyles call for a short, convenient workout in lieu of going to the gym. The great thing about High-Intensity Interval Training …

The Bible and science: The ultimate power couple

Many people today see science and the Bible as a bitterly divorced couple and feel forced to take sides. It’s a real tragedy because notwithstanding the impression created by extremists on both sides, the two are in fact remarkably harmonious.<p>As a theoretical physicist and Christian, I have …

How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included)

While you’re working on your fitness resolutions, let’s clear up a few misconceptions:<p>●Your weight will fluctuate, even after hitting that feel-good goal. It happens to everyone, even elite athletes.<p>●At some point, you will hit a plateau.<p>●Your running pace will regress after initial gains.<p>●You will …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Make Something Of Your Life

<b>1. “Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count!”— Mark Amend</b><p><b>2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”— Nelson</b> …

Four scientific ways teachers can cope with stress

The pressures of teaching can be difficult to manage and it can sometimes feel like you have no time to switch off. So if you ended last year feeling overwhelmed and anxious then the start of the new year is a good time to make some changes.<p>But learning to cope better with stress does not happen …

Mindfulness

6 ways entrepreneurs are different from everyone else

So just what does it take to be an entrepreneur? It turns out that the skillset required to be an entrepreneur is similar to most business skillsets — it requires excellent analytic capacities as well as an understanding of how organizations and economies work.<p>But the most important thing is the …

God is not a prude: This is why religion remains so sex-obsessed, why we pretend Jesus was born of a virgin

Adulterous televangelists. Contraception-denying pro-lifers. Here’s the science behind religion’s fear of sex<p>Why does God want us to mutilate our genitals, and especially those of our children? Why does the creator of this infinitely vast universe care so much about what we do with our sexual …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

Self-help

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

8 Motivational Quotes for 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year brings new ideas, new ventures and a fresh start. But it also brings new challenges and struggles to overcome to achieve these new goals.<p>Kickstart your own new year with a little motivation to get you started breaking through …

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …