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The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

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5 clever Instagram layouts you must see

As the social platform of choice for many designers and illustrators, Instagram demands a creative eye and an innovative touch for a profile to …

Social Media

Weight Training for 60-Year-Old Men

Weight training doesn't have to be just about building strength and getting bigger muscles. As your body ages, the existing muscle tissue …

Exercise

How A Fine Artist Built A Million-Dollar, One-Person Business That's True To Her Vision

Iris Scott, 34, makes her living finger painting. That might sound like nice work if someone else is paying your bills, but the Brooklyn artist—known for her impressionistic paintings of the natural world in psychedelic colors—is fully self-supporting. She broke $500,000 in revenue last year and …

Social Media

The 9 Best Brands for Logo-Free Basics

You don't have to be a walking billboard.<p>For too long, we’ve been walking around like human billboards, sporting the iconic symbols of all our favorite brands. And even worse, we’ve been paying major bank for the privilege.<p>The latest cool-kid designers are keeping their signatures on the DL and our …

Men's Fashion

These Are The 12 Refreshing As Hell Cocktails You Should Be Making This Summer

Here's how to step up that cookout game 10000%.

Recipes

20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to …

Happiness

The Better-Than-Water Drink I Sip to Stay Hydrated

For two summers in a row now, my younger sister has come to visit me in New York City. She arrives at my apartment, tanned, in dusty work boots and always, always, some kind of frayed denim. We hug and kiss, and almost immediately she’s pulling from her backpack: firm, jubilant green beans; tight …

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There's a difference between walking and running for exercise — here's how to know which you should choose

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.</i><p>Running and walking are both excellent forms of exercise. Those who regularly do either typically have healthier hearts, stronger bones, and lower body weights than their sedentary counterparts.<p>The current Physical …

Exercise

Want More Instagram Followers? Here Are 12 Proven And Successful Organic Strategies

Instagram is the star child of the social media scene at the moment. Its popularity is on a continuous rise, and the implementation of Instagram Stories mid last year has only amplified that fact. This week— they announced the addition of their latest feature, IGTV; adding long-form video to the …

Social Media

There Are 168 Hours in Each Week. Here's How to Make the Most of Them.

Saving time is a myth. Be smart in how you spend your time, and you'll have plenty.<p>Wish you had more free time?<p>Imagine how much more relaxed you'd be if you had more time to read. All the breakthrough ideas you'd have if you could just loaf around aimlessly like Einstein.<p>You <i>do</i> have that time. …

Time Management

Nearly 400 years later, the fork remains at the center of American dining controversy

When the fork was first introduced to the dining table in the US, it caused controversy. Fast forward nearly four centuries later, and the small-pronged utensil still causes international arguments over dining etiquette.<p>On June 25, 1633, when governor John Winthrop, a founding father of the …

Food & Dining

Things to master before turning 50

Approaching midlife can be scary.<p>One thing that makes it scarier is feeling like you haven’t accomplished all the life stuff you set out to in your …

Bill Gates

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Happiness

7 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

Jenna Wolfe’s Camera-Ready Routine<p>As a longtime <i>Today Show</i> fitness correspondent and author of the new book <i>Thinner in 30</i>, Jenna Wolfe spends a ton of …

Workouts

Top 10 Simple Ways To Make a Woman Feel Sexy and Desirable

No matter her age or shape, every woman deserves to be told and shown how beautiful she is. Use these 11 ways to make her feel desirable all the time!<p>…

Relationships

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Productivity

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

How to Stay Fit After 40

How do athletes perform at a top level beyond age 40? This 41-year-old reveals strategies that even regular guys can use.<p>I'm not an elite athlete. I'm just a guy on the precipice of middle age who enjoys running, biking, soccer, and tennis. If I can push myself to my physical limit a couple of …

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This 1 Feel-Good Habit Can Help You Live 52 Percent Longer

Living hard and playing hard during the week? Research shows you can compensate for your up-all-night lifestyle on Saturday and Sunday.<p>While pulling all-nighters during the week is not the greatest habit to build, a new study shows that you can actually make up for it over the weekend.<p>The study …

Sleep

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

<b>Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day?</b><p>If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency.<p>One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, while another says being frail at this time raises …

Dementia

The '8 Hours of Sleep' Rule Is a Myth. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Sleep is the new worker's rights issue. It's also your gateway to improved productivity and cognition.<p>In today's "hustle-centric" world, sleep is the first thing to hit the chopping block. Gallup has reported that over the past 50 years, we're sleeping one hour less per night than we did back in …

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These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

How Gross Is it if I Can't Wipe My Butt After Pooping?

The universal question for when the TP runs out.<p>You’re at that festival that shuts down an entire street in your city for one day each June. The sun is shining, a reggae band has just rocked the crowd into a mellow groove, and you're back from the beer stand with two armfuls of cheap lager in …

I've been to 25 countries and I can tell you there are only 11 phrases you need to get by anywhere

There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn more than two or three.<p>Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you're traveling to a country where English isn't commonly spoken. I experienced the difficulties firsthand throughout my …

Add This 1 Thing to Your To-Do List to Start Smashing Through Your Work

You have the tasks figured out. But do you know exactly when you'll tackle each one?<p>Science shows that the "humble" to-do list actually can be incredibly powerful. Make one at night with actionable steps for the upcoming day, for example, and you might actually sleep better knowing what you're …

Time Management

Here’s How You Can Still Get Heart-Healthy After 40

Staying active can help protect your heart as you age.<p>A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers offers middle-aged Americans hope that they …

The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

You'll Never Make Lemonade Any Other Way After This Method

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …