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10 Wildly Successful People on How They View Failure

Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur or a musician, the road to success is often paved with rejection and failure. The difference between those …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

How to Reclaim Your Single Status Without Getting a Divorce

It's time to renegotiate the terms of the agreement.<p>We’ve been told for so long that married people live longer, happier lives. Still, when recent research shows that husbands create seven extra hours of housework for their wives per week, it seems like women get more of the longer part than the …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Leadership

Cultivating Happiness In Your Life

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head . . .<p><b>I Gotta Grudge</b><p>It's almost like a loop tape, screening the same bad memory. Repeatedly. …

10 Ways to Build a Strong Marriage -- Even When Life Gets Crazy

For most couples with children, just getting through each week requires almost all of their time and energy. And it never seems to let up - just when they think things might be getting a bit easier, the next phase of parenthood rolls in and presents its requirements and demands. Add in job, home …

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.<p>Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is …

Leadership

Science Says Your Lack Of Sleep Is Making You A Miserable Person

"Slangry" is the new "hangry."<p>Forget feeling "hangry." There may be another monster that's causing your next-level irritability: Exhaustion. According to a new small study, a lack of sleep may alter your ability to process emotions and keep them in check.<p>Researchers from <b>Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical</b> …

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

The one thing you should do every Sunday evening to guarantee a successful week

Most people spend Sunday nights watching TV, relaxing, and trying not to think about the challenging week ahead. After a calm weekend spent with my family or enjoying free time, I'm also ready to take it easy.<p>But, before I drop my head down on the pillow I practice one very critical habit to ensure …

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

3 surprising traits of highly effective leaders

It's not easy. After all, technical competence doesn't always translate to effective managerial skills, and superstar employees won't necessarily be superstar bosses.<p>In a recent article for The Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D., a professor of business psychology, suggests …

5 Simple Self-Care Techniques

Each morning as you shower or brush your teeth do you lament, "I have to do this, every day, for the rest of my life!" You most likely hop into the shower as you think of your day's agenda, and look in the mirror, brushing your teeth as your thoughts are elsewhere. Both showering and brushing are …

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

8 High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t All about Eggs

Mix up your morning meal with these alternatives<p>Every man needs protein at breakfast. In fact, studies show that consuming roughly 30 grams at your morning meal will optimize muscle growth, and also help keep you full until lunch.<p>But most guys aren’t even coming close to that number. For instance, …

For The Love of Sex (and Relationships)

I'm emotional. I'm sexual. I'm evolved.<p>I'm educated, well-spoken, traveled, career-oriented and sometimes my shirt comes off.<p>It's become so daunting in today's society to be someone who expresses himself in multiple ways. It seems that we are either meant to strictly be a wholesome boy next door, …

What Men Should Know About Love By 30

Regardless if you’ve been in a relationship for years, are dating or if you could care less about marriage right now, it’s important to develop a healthy attitude toward love. And I hate to break your balls about it — but by the age of 30, you should have a firm understanding of what you want, what …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

Great leaders don't give in to these bad habits, and neither should you.<p>There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. …

personaldevelopment

Give Your Self-Confidence a Boost

People who have self-confidence are more likely to feel like they can achieve their goals and that they are capable of SEIZING THEIR LIFE. Those lacking confidence have the tendency to view life with a negative lens that distorts their perspective about self and what they can accomplish in life. We …

Ben Carson: If You Accept Evolution, "You Dismiss Ethics," Can't Believe In God And Evolution

"You have no reason for things such as selfless love, when a father dives in to save his son from drowning."<p>Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a noted creationist, once said those who believe in evolution "dismiss ethics" and believe you don't have to abide by a …

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>It’s …

How much time should kids spend with screens? New advice for a digital age

The American Academy of Pediatrics is catching up with the times.<p>Back in 2011, it issued a policy called "Media Use By Children Younger Than 2 Years," which recommended no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids older than 2, and discouraged any time at all in front of a screen for …

Digital Age

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

Relationship Warning: How to Lose Your Partner by Being 'Too Perfect'

I just got off a call with a former client, Ashley, and I'm still smiling. She called to share her great news. Ashley got engaged over the weekend and is beaming with joy! I'm smiling because I know she has come a long way.<p>I met a different Ashley a few years ago. She was a heartbroken 30-year-old …

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses

Even better, working for someone else gives you a front-row view of the best (and worst) ways to run a company, from managing time and money to handling customers and employees.<p>We asked some successful entrepreneurs who founded companies while holding down a 9-to-5 to share the lessons they learned.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

6 Celebrity Trainers Share The One Workout Move They Never Skip

<i>By Susan Yara, Glamour</i><p><i>(Photo: Courtesy of Astrid Swan)</i><p>We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, <i>Who's working that magic?</i> The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or …