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21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Books

Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When a Yale University psychology professor set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began …

20 Creative Ways for Introverts to Make Money

Here are some job ideas for the thoughtful and independent introvert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Introverts listen more than they talk, think before they speak, prefer spending time with a tight knit group of friends, colleagues and family over massive parties and …

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Pretend You're Good at It

A while back, I met up with my pal Jenny Lawson, who was in town recording the audiobook version of her memoir, <i>Let’s Pretend This Never Happened</i>. I …

Self-help

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

Happiness

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

A Psychotherapist Shares 8 Strategies for Getting Habits to Stick

Most behaviors become automatic or habituated over time. Learn how to use this to your advantage.<p><i>by</i><p>, Psychotherapist, executive performance coach, …

Self-improvement

Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Use Big Words to Sound Smart? More Like the Opposite | Inc.com

It's tragic to hear people try to sound smart or educated by using big words. Even more tragic is that people encourage the practice.<p>I guess there's some logic to thinking that smarter people know more words so they use bigger ones. Maybe people who wish they had more education imagine some of the …

Elevator Pitches

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Chefs reveal the foods you should never order at a restaurant

When it comes to dining out, we may all have our personal preferences, but who better to give insider tips on what <i>not</i> to order at a gourmet restaurant than the chefs themselves?<p>INSIDER spoke with several professional chefs to ask their opinion about the food you should never order in a restaurant …

Onions

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

Notepads

The science behind meditation — and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours, and that is a lot of material to run through. And you simply can’t stop.<p>Except maybe you could, if only …

The Edward Weston Nude That Took Photography to New Heights

We expose the story behind the image-maker’s most celebrated nude study, a paragon of Modernist photography<p><i>This month marks the release of a trilogy</i> …

Bella Hadid Says "Summer's Not Over Yet" in Her Sexy Denim Miniskirt

Summer isn't over yet if Bella Hadid has anything to say about it. The model wore the ultimate warm-weather outfit — a beige bodysuit and denim Grlfrnd miniskirt — to her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show fitting this week. The sexy bodysuit had a plunging neckline for Bella to show off her Dior …

10 phrases truly confident people don’t use (too much)

Can you fake confidence?<p>The truth is, lots of people use the trick of "faking it" til they make it when it comes to confidence.<p>Confidence is an …

Self-improvement

Vibrant Fashion Photography by Luis M. Cara

<b>Luis M. Cara</b> is a talented self-taught photographer who was born and raised in Mexico City and currently lives and works in Huntington Beach, …

Photography

How to learn a language in super-fast time

Last week, the war of words between the EU and Britain over Brexit took an unexpected turn – when Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, elected to deliver his in French instead of English.<p>Addressing a conference in Italy, Junker claimed that “slowly but surely English is losing …

Language Learning

The 5 Things It Takes to Be Truly Charismatic | Inc.com

I recently spent a few days attending and speaking at a powerful conference called Gathering of Titans. While there, I had the opportunity to watch several captivating speakers and networkers strut their stuff. These were people who not only had an important message to share, they knew how to work …

Charisma

6 unusual habits of the world's most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with …

Creativity

5 communication tricks Warren Buffett and other successful leaders use to get ahead

Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett realized an important career lesson early on: Without the right delivery, even the …

Sheryl Sandberg

15 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent, Even If You Don't Feel Like It | Inc.com

Have you ever let emotion push you into doing something you later regretted? Or allowed your feelings to hold you back from something you really wanted to do?<p>Guess what? We all have.<p>Emotional intelligence, the ability to make emotions work for you instead of against you, involves learning and …

Emotional Intelligence

The 19 Best Exercises For Ab Day

Bored of regular ol' crunches? Add these simple yet effective exercises to your next ab-day routine and you're guaranteed to feel so sore, it'll hurt to laugh.<p>Begin in a plank position. Jump your feet to the outside of your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor.<br>• Jump …

10 Simple Exercises to Help You Get The Perfect Body – Page 10

10. Mountain Climbers<p>Sufferers of obesity can do mountain climbers exercise and get the absolute support for reducing overall unhealthy weight within …