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Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?'

A well crafted answer shows interviewers the value you will bring to the company.<p>"So why do you want to work here?" Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a …

Employment

The strange interaction between brain injury and intestinal damage

The gut-brain connection is one of the more fascinating new areas of medical research. This intriguing two-way axis has been found to have numerous …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-help

Professional Learning That Inspires Change

I shared this article recently, 5 Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning. Not surprisingly, it resonated with many people.<p>So, …

Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars

Love Almond Joy candy bars? Now you can make them at home! This recipe for Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars tastes just like the candy bars you can buy …

4 Morning Tips Experts Swear By To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Start every day with the intention of slimming down your middle using these expert ideas.<p>[Photos: Shutterstock]<p>Eat Breakfast<p>“Studies show that people …

5 Ways to Create More Success for Your Business in 2018

You already know how important it is to work harder and smarter. What else should be on your resolution list for 2018?<p><i>By Justin Zastrow, CEO of Smart Armor.</i><p>We're nearing the end of 2017. You have a new year ahead of you. When you're in the startup world, your resolutions will often look a bit …

Customer Service

How to lose weight by having sex

With more than half of the United States population on a diet, weight loss is clearly on our minds. But should you include sex in your weight …

10 of the most popular places to visit for the holiday season

It's not too late to book your holiday vacation.<p>Whether you want to celebrate Christmas, ring in the New Year, or skip both and avoid the holiday vacation crowd, there are plenty of options around the world that can provide unique cultural experiences.<p>American Express Travel looked at the 10 …

Buenos Aires

I used a meditation app for a week to see if it would combat my anxiety

I get it. I’m aware that the bulk of my problems would be solved if I stopped for a second. Even better? If I stopped, closed my eyes, and breathed …

Borrow A Prayer from Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and Other Powerful Women to Get You Through

The power of prayer has continued to keep our community moving forward. Adopt these wise words from iconic Black women.<p>"Father, Mother, God, THANK …

Motivation

Why You Should Swap Your Bucket List for a 'Reverse Bucket List'

Looking back on all you have done will make you happier and more motivated than listing unrealized dreams.<p>Bucket lists are productivity 101. You need to keep a running tally of your dreams, the standard thinking goes, to remind you of what you want in life and to turn up the pressure on yourself to …

Happiness

100 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Business Leaders

It’s funny…many of us have spent thousands of hours in business school. We’ve done internships. We go into great debt to fund educations we hope will …

8 Proven Strategies to Lift Yourself Out of a Career Slump

A long, honest look at how bad our situation is often reveals it isn't as bad as we first thought.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 70 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. We live in an economy and culture that promotes high salaries and …

Motivation

Need a Night Out? This German City Was Just Named the World's Best for Nightlife

Need some place special for the next parent’s night out? Consider Hamburg.<p>The German city, which typically isn’t atop the list of travelers, has been …

10 Affordable Beach Getaways to Cure Your Winter Blues

Book these now.<p>For people who live in areas with an actual winter, there’s no more gratifying time to escape.<p>Unfortunately, warm vacation …

Dominican Republic

How to be successful: 6 new shortcuts backed by research

We all want success. And we’d like it fast. But we can only work so long and so hard. The more-more-more ethos only goes so far. What to do?<p>I decided …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

5 Simple and Compelling Behaviors of Mindful Leaders

How mindfulness can transform your leadership<p><i>Rob Dube is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i><i>member in Detroit, speaker, author and</i> proponent of mindful leadership<i>.</i> <i>He is president</i> <i>and co-founder of</i> imageOne<i>, a document lifecycle management provider and a</i> 2017 Forbes Small Giant<i>. Rob is passionate</i> …

Mindfulness

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

To Raise Creative Kids, Adam Grant Says Do This (You've Been Avoiding It Like the Plague)

There can be no creativity without conflict, so you may as well help your kids learn to fight productively early.<p>When we want to encourage creativity, we usually try to make sure people feel psychologically safe. Never shoot down an idea no matter how ludicrous in a brainstorming session, we're …

Creativity

6 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

The world is always rich in opportunities, but only for those who can see and seize them.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Succeeding requires that we engage in the process of our own personal growth. It can be incredibly hard to remain forever open to being …

Self-improvement

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

Psychology

I Will Not Be Put in a Box: I Am Not What I Do, Own, Think, or Feel

<b>“All that I seek is already in me. “ ~Louise Hay</b><p>My world collapsed the day I became unemployed. After a successful thirteen-year career in a …

5 Things We All Need to Hear This Time of Year

Tragedy strikes a woman who isn’t yet old. A minivan traveling toward her on a dark mountain highway hits her car nearly head-on just after sunset. …

Christmas Eve

Alzheimer’s Study Disentangles Tau–Membrane Interactions Linked with Tau Aggregation

Tau protein, one of the main culprits implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, and the cell membrane are as thick as thieves. Tau and the membrane are, in …

This Simple Activity Will Change Your Life in 2 Minutes

Use your Notes app on your phone. On your mark, get set, go!<p>One of my favorite activities, whether by myself or while leading one of my teams, is to make a gratitude list. After all, research proves that gratitude is a key element of happiness, so what better way to get in a good mood or get your …

Ice Cream

5 Foam Roller Stretches You Need To Know About If Your Back Is Always Sore

Dealing with a perpetually sore back can be uncomfortable as hell. Whether you're going super hard with deadlifts in the gym, or your spine insists …

Yoga