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10 Vegetarian Lunches You’ll Never Get Tired of Eating

When I was a kid there was never much variety when it came to my lunches, especially since I was a vegetarian: My mom would send me off to school …

Healthy Eating

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job) | Inc.com

An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in the moment itself, …

Employment

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …

Employment

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask | Inc.com

I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a candidate's cultural and positional fit.<p>The leaders with the …

Employment

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive | Inc.com

It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most important resource of all: your time.<p>It's no surprise, then, that I hear many professionals say that they are always too busy, …

Time Management

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Time Management

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

Healthy Eating

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

The Best Strategic Leaders Balance Agility and Consistency

As a former consultant, I have a deep and abiding love for the use of 2×2 matrices in business strategy. My favorites are those that highlight two factors that seem, at first glance, in conflict. I find these particularly relevant to personal development, as individuals often must resolve the …

Management

The body-toning, heart-pumping workouts you can do anywhere

Even when you have the best intentions of making it to spin class, staying devoted to your favorite studio or gym when it’s freezing and dark outside …

17 Easy Fettuccine Recipes You Can Make On A Weeknight

Fettuccine for dinner is never a bad idea.

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

Workouts

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Creativity

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

Harvard Business School

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.<p>There's no reason to cut snacking out of your life just because you're trying to shed belly flat—but you <i>do</i> have to be smart about it. The saying "abs are made in the kitchen" exists for a reason. Enhance your efforts at the gym with …

Easy 5 minute hairstyles for busy mornings

We've found 15 easy hairstyles for those busy mornings when you just can't get out of bed.<p>Whether you've overslept or hit snooze one too many times, …

Hairstyling

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Future of Collaboration

Innovation

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

8 Ways to Lead Like It Really Matters | Inc.com

As a leader, you play an incredibly important role in your business. The members of your team look to you for direction, and they trust in you to be forthright, fair, and honest. Lead by example and set the bar high, and your people will follow. Lower your expectations, and your people will follow …

Leadership

Stop Enabling Gossip on Your Team

Every Friday, the CEO of a prominent tech company (I’ll call him Ken), gathers his troops in the courtyard of their campus for critical updates. The level of candor in these meetings is impressive but the most fascinating part — and what makes this company so unique, is the Q&A that follows. It’s a …

Management

Go Social Or Go Home: How Leaders Can Win In 2015

Everyone’s talking about their New Year’s resolutions. A biggie of mine: to get everyone to become more social, including you leaders out there. And rest assured – I’m not just preaching about – I’m making an effort as well. I too, have been guilty of slacking on certain channels this past year. …

Leadership