Cristin Herr

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According To Google, The Other Superfoods Have Got Nothing On Quinoa

Everyone is constantly on the look-out for the next superfood. Chronically impatient and eternal suckers for a quick fix to all our problems, all of us -- we're talking everybody the world over -- seem to be perpetually seeking the next best health food. That miracle pill in the form of a …

The art of choosing

Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices -- and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?<p>Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But …

How to Overcome Decision Paralysis

You don't have to freeze up when you're unsure of which way to go. Here's how to get past it.<p>When faced with a major decision--be it business, financial, or personal--you're often unsure of which way to go. And when you're worried about making the wrong decision, you wait, do more research, seek …

Self-improvement

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How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.<p>Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but …

5 Steps To Turn Inspiration Into Action

Don’t let a great idea slip by because motivation is failing you. Next time you have the urge to “do it tomorrow,” follow these steps.<p>How many times have you read a great article, or had an idea, or wanted to make a change … but then didn’t?<p>It’s one of the biggest frustrations for people who read …

How to Be More Assertive for Better Communication

When people describe me, assertive is the last word they use. This has cost me a lot, both professionally and personally, because of missed …

1 Question All Successful People Can Answer Immediately

Ask yourself this. You may just focus your direction.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If starting multiple businesses people love is any measure of success for a serial entrepreneur, Tina Roth Eisenberg has got it …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use

Want to avoid giving the impression you lack confidence and authority? Avoid these words.<p>Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for …

Online 'nanodegrees' boost your career without requiring time off

Climbing the career ladder can be daunting. You frequently need new skills to move ahead, but it's not always practical to take time off just to get some new credentials. However, AT&T and Udacity may have just solved this conundrum by unveiling "nanodegrees:" short online courses that are designed …

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

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15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

Quora

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

21 Really Inspiring Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Life isn't always easy. For those times when you need a boost, here are words guaranteed to inspire.<p>No one said that being in business was easy. Whether you own the business, lead it, or work to keep it running from day to day, there are sometimes as many downs as there are ups. Though there's no …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

9 Work Habits You Need To Kick Today

Looking at a problem backwards is called inversion and it's often a better approach.<p>With that in mind, Tim Ferris recently talked about this in a short podcast. Tim is the author of the cult hit and international best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek."<p>Here is Tim's list of nine things you should stop …

Time Management

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10 Phrases Remarkably Unsuccessful People Always Use

Look for these key phrases--they are a sign of unsuccessful people.<p>I've spent some time around unsuccessful people.<p>Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It's sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to …

6 Science-Backed Ways To Make Better Decisions

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone practiced a little more rational decision-making.<p>Fortunately, research <i>does</i> show that there are things you can do to help make more accurate and reason-based -- and less emotion-based and potentially impulsive -- decisions. Here are just a few:<p><b>Think</b> …

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a loaded term. For some it is measured purely in money and how much one earns. For others it is determined by the happiness and longevity of interpersonal relationships. For most, however, it is a combination of factors, some …

Entrepreneurship

The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s busy world, we seem to be <i>obsessed</i> with the idea of “productivity” and “work hacks”.<p>It’s easy to see why: being able to get more done allows us to get ahead in life, and even gives us more time to do the things we love outside …

Time Management

How Feeling Grateful Improves Your Decision Making

Ancient wisdom traditions have long held that gratitude is a prerequisite for fulfillment. Focusing on what we have, instead of what we think we need, fortifies the mind against rampant desire that ultimately leaves us feeling empty.<p>The difficulty we face in living out that wisdom comes in the form …

First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is money and for entrepreneurs starting out, it is imperative both are utilized to their fullest. To maximize both, founders must prioritize.<p>When we first started out, we were wrestling with some problems on how to build our …

Time Management