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CEOs Agree—This Morning Habit Is the Key to Success

The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions—<i>every day.</i> Yes, if you've ever felt like your mind is a snow globe that's been turned upside down, …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no …

Motivation

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

Start your day off with the right mindset.<p>The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive …

Time Management

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

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11 times The Simpsons accurately predicted the future

Sixteen years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president.<p>And this wasn't the only time the …

6 Ways Leaders Win Big by Simply Showing Their Human Side (Employees Win Big, Too)

By being totally true to yourself and others, the benefits are tremendous.<p>In Bill George's classic book <i>True North</i>, he says authenticity should be the foundation for one's leadership style.<p>But here is where it gets sketchy. While being who you are and saying what you think may be deemed as …

9,000-Year-Old Stonehenge-Like Structure Found Under Lake Michigan

Is it possible a structure similar to Stonehenge lies at the bottom of Lake Michigan?<p>The site was discovered in 2007, 40 feet below the surface of …

Michigan State University

Relationships Are What Leverages Hard Work Into Success

Building good connections with clients and employees is important for a business to grow.<p>Entrepreneur, angel investor, self-made millionaire at 24<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like a SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that’s that. Turns out that’s wrong. …

The Brain

No Time to Meditate? Try This Instead

You've been breathing since birth, but learning to do it right can change your life.<p>From the moment you came into this world, you've been breathing. And chances are pretty good that, in all that time, you haven't given the matter much thought. Our brains are clearly competent at controlling our …

Yoga

8 Harsh Truths That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.<p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to the top, and they'll tell you they had to face plenty of harsh truths and realities to get there.<p>This isn't meant to be intimidating; it's empowering! Plenty of …

Motivation

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

Students Adore Argentina’s First Preschool Teacher With Down Syndrome

A woman in Argentina became the country’s first nursery school teacher with Down Syndrome<p>Every time you worry that the world is getting worse, a …

Parenting

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need …

Personality

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

Neuroscience

A “sound bath” provides many of meditation’s benefits, without the discipline

The benefits of meditation—increased focus and clarity, decreased anxiety, and a heightened capacity for empathy among them—hold obvious appeal. The thing is, sitting still with one’s thoughts, let alone transcending them, is actually really hard. Therein lies the appeal of one of the latest waves …

Meditation

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

How Clinton and Trump plan to tackle education as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.<p>The Republican presidential nominee added plans for education to his still relatively thin roster of policy proposals this past …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be More Attractive

<i>Attraction isn’t only about looks. It’s about a certain primal magnetism…we can be physically attracted to someone, but we are more often drawn to</i> …

Psychology

12 Ways Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control -- a skill that unleashes massive …

6 Concussion Symptoms Everyone Should Know How To Spot

A concussion is the most common type of brain injury. While usually associated with high-impact sports like football and hockey, professional …

The Brain

Viral Video Tries To Show What It’s Like Inside The Mind Of Someone With Depression

<b>Wentworth Miller creates video showing what it’s like inside the mind of someone living with depression</b><p>It’s hard for people to understand what it’s …

This 25-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your Day | Diets Advisor

Most people go to bed with every intention of awakening with enough time to appropriately begin our day, however after a late evening <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Mind

Researchers Reveal 5 Ways To Gain Emotional Intelligence

<b>Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be strengthened, and it is an important one for building strong relationships with those around us, both</b> …

Emotional Intelligence