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This 4-Minute Bedtime Routine Will Help You Sleep Soundly (It Might Even Change Your Life) | Inc.com

I decided to stop cold. I needed to break the cycle. I was getting a little nervous about what's been happening to me lately, and this was a pretty drastic measure.<p>That's right, I have started turning off my Apple iPad at night. I'm here to tell you that leaving the device in my office has worked …

Sleep

Blackout Cake

12 servings<p>According to legend (a.k.a. the Internet), this decadent chocolate cake was first created by Ebinger’s bakery in Brooklyn, New York, and named after the blackout drills during World War II. To re-create it, we learned that patience is key: giving all the separate components time to chill …

Dessert

What I Learned From Bill Gates About Speaking Like a Boss (Even When You're Not) | Inc.com

As a leader, you're naturally aware of the need to plan your meeting's content to keep people on track and maximize impact. But how do you respond when the unexpected happens?<p>Learning to deal with the unpredictable in meetings can be critical for your career. It might be the only time you're in …

Public Speaking

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People | Inc.com

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great …

Self-improvement

The Best Way to Improve from Failure Is to Feel the Pain

Dwelling on failure will actually help you improve your mindset, according to a study.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the best way to handle failure? Feel the pain.<p>That’s right, instead of simply recalling past mistakes and thinking about how to prevent them, a …

Studies Show Employees Don't Respect a 'Cool' Boss, They Want These Types of Bosses Instead | Inc.com

In the early days of running my business, I remember trying to be everyone's buddy. I wanted to be a cool boss and create a fun place to work. Ultimately, my efforts backfired: every time something went wrong, it was near impossible to tell my "friends" they were falling short. Tensions built up, …

Employment

Yoga for Strength Athletes: Mobilize Your IT Band and Posterior Chain

<b>One of the most common range of motion issues I come across as a trainer is a poorly-mobilized posterior chain.</b> Many athletes say they have “tight …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Orgasms activate a powerful type of unconscious learning

The experience of an orgasm can act as a Pavlovian reward that influences our future behavior, according to a review article published in the journal</i> …

Tips for Working Out When You're Traveling

Do you find it hard to workout on the road? Maybe you find it hard to stick to a routine when your daily schedule changes or when you don't have the …

Exercise

After Gay Rights, Gay Spirituality

By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>It's taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and some groups mount fierce resistance. Thirty years …

Make Your Mornings Work for You

<i>This piece originally appeared on Uncubed.com.</i><p>There are people who greet the morning with a smile. Then there are the rest of us.<p>Despite the fact …

Why Using the Bible Against LGBTQ People is Irresponsible

Christians will go to great lengths to get God to consent to their prejudices. It’s actually quite astounding and equally sad. Every day I watch and …

Gary Vaynerchuk on the difference between sales and marketing

Digital agency CEO and co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk talks about using search engines to generate sales, and why foosball tables don’t always hint at a creative company culture.<p>What’s your approach to leading a digital agency?<p>Realising that I work for my employees, instead of them working for me. It’s …

Marketing

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Self-improvement

Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Shepard Smith comes out as gay, says Roger Ailes was “like a father,” talks about the future of Fox News

Long thought to be gay, Smith reveals what it was like working under Ailes as a homosexual anchor<p>Fox News anchor Shepard Smith came out as gay in an interview on Monday.<p>In a sit-down with The Huffington Post, the anchor denied that his former boss Roger Ailes had ever prevented him from coming out …

President Obama schools Silicon Valley CEOs on why government is not like business

The hoariest chestnut in the larder of anti-government conservatives is that government should be run like a business. This assertion is typically just a stalking horse for policies that narrowly benefit conservative patrons — lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy, less regulation, the …

Why Foam Rolling Is Crucial For Building Muscle

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden is a major proponent of foam rolling—for her clients, it’s a non-negotiable element of their fitness routine. That's …

Researchers have debunked one of our most basic assumptions about how the world works

Everyone wants economic growth, right? It's part of every politician's package of promises. Expanding <b></b>economies make people richer, and study after study shows that the wealthier lead happier, healthier lives.<p>Yet in recent years, accumulating evidence suggests that rising incomes and personal …

What Can Exercise Do To Your Brain? (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

‘American Male’ Offers Dark Look At Hyper-Masculinity And Internalized Homophobia

A new short film that looks at hyper-masculinity and internalized homophobia in American culture has just been released and it’s pretty</b> …

Could turmeric really boost your health?

<b>Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>Turmeric is a spice which in its raw form looks a bit like ginger root, but when it's ground down you get a distinctive yellowy orange powder that's very popular in South Asian cuisine. Until …