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The 7 Best Abs Exercises for Fast Results

Without doing crunch after freaking crunch.<p>You hear it all day err' day—work your abs, abs, abs. It’s the base of every workout routine, and the body part you most want to show off come summertime. But who the hell has the time to do crunch after crunch, only to see barely a smidgen of definition? …

Tony Robbins: This Is the 1 Quality of All Successful Entrepreneurs

When Marc Benioff decided to quit his job at Oracle and start his own company – the now $50 billion cloud software giant Salesforce – he turned to …

How to Prime Your Mind for Greatness

<i>“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written.”</i> — by Melody Beattie<p>If you’ve got the blahs, or you’re feeling the …

Motivation

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How the market panic unfolded across the globe

Market turmoil: Five days that shook investors and sent stock and bond markets into a tailspin<p><i>This is one part of The Telegraph's coverage of the week's market carnage.</i><p><i>You can also read about the week that shook financial markets, and the potential spillovers from European banks.</i><p><i>Monday</i><p>A tumultuous …

How To Clean Up All That Plastic In The Oceans

By 2050, it's estimated the oceans will contain more plastic than fish, by weight. One entrepreneur says he's developing a tool to remove much of that plastic.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>So it's not exactly beach weather on the East Coast but in parts of the country, it is. Think about how many …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

Meditation May Boost Happiness: The New Coloring for the Mind!

The ultimate goal for some of us is happiness. Are you happy yet? Happiness is often contradicted and taken for granted. The science behind what really makes us happy is no surprise with 40 percent of our daily activities making up our happiness levels. People are fascinated by defining what makes …

The Secret Formula For Professional Public Speaking Happiness

As I wind down the year, and I talk to client, friends, and fellow travelers in the speaking business, I hear common complaints about what makes their lives miserable as speakers. None of these are particularly unique to 2015 – the miseries of the speaking business are the same year in and year out.<p>…

Public Speaking

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

8 Twitter Tips to Improve Your Twitter Marketing

Is your Twitter marketing working? Do you want more engagement for your tweets? Knowing how to write your tweets and when to publish them can …

After subprime collapse, nonbank lenders again dominate riskier mortgages

PennyMac, AmeriHome Mortgage and Stearns Lending have several things in common.<p>All are among the nation's largest mortgage lenders — and none of them is a bank. They're part of a growing class of alternative lenders that now extend more than 4 in 10 home loans.<p>All are headquartered in Southern …

The 6 Most Important Organizing Principles for Productive Parents

I guess if I’m totally honest, these are just important principles for everyone, productive or not. But there is a certain amount of leisure and …

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out …

Project Management

Switching From Evernote: Google Keep at Work

II<p>This is the second post in the series “Switching From Evernote.” It’s also my third post about Google Keep. Before I dive into what seems like …

Organize Evernote with This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but—like the brain in your head—it can quickly become a mess if you don't keep it organized. Make Evernote …

Productivity

Make Your To-Dos Come to You with ReQall

You've just returned from running errands: you went to the grocery store, picked up the dry cleaning, even stopped for coffee—but <i>crap</i>, you forgot to …

Apps

How to Kick Your Clutter Habit and Live in a Clean House Once and For All

Maybe you've got a few boxes lying around, or maybe the camera crew from <i>Hoarders</i> is knocking at your door as you read this. Either way, clutter is …

Minimalism

Making a to-do list that does the business

The humble list can be a powerful organisation tool – if you can keep it under control. Juliet Landau-Pope explains how to cut the clutter<p>Forget gadgets and gizmos, if there was a competition for the most useful organisational tool for small businesses, I’d nominate the simple to-do list. They help …

Business Development

Tips and tricks for Evernote

One of the most important parts of doing academic research is keeping track of all of the numerous bits. It’s one thing to have a database for …

The Whisky Advent Calendar Is The Best Christmas Countdown, Ever

Bottoms up.<p>If Christmas is not your thing, you've probably never heard of an advent calendar. Advent calendars, as we know them today, are basically holiday-themed posters with 24 little doors or windows that are opened each day in a countdown till Christmas. Sometimes opening the door will reveal …

Tea Gifts for the Holidays

Jeff Ruiz of NYC's Altera has found many similarities between the aromas and flavors in wine and tea. Here, his tips for selecting tea based on your …

The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions

The lines between between industries as well as non-tech and tech companies continue to get blurrier and blurrier. With the ubiquity of cloud and big data, with the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a hot commodity interwoven through it all, M&A activity has been buzzing nonstop. Companies with …

Turns out you can actually save thousands of dollars using online rebates

Sound too good to be true, right? I was skeptical when I first learned about cash back platform Ebates. I first heard about it through a friend who's been using Ebates since 2009. She's a very conscientious shopper and told me that she'd saved over $1,200 since she started using the platform.<p>And …

Will the buy-to-let tax derail housebuilders' shares?

The Autumn Statement offered both good and bad news for housebuilders. We asked leading fund managers how they view the firms' prospects now<p>Housebuilders' shares have rocketed over the past five years, benefiting from favourable government policies, record low interest rates and cheap …

2 fascinating charts show that only a small minority of stocks actually drive market gains

A recent chart-filled note from CLSA's Damian Kestel shows just how top-heavy the US stock market's gains are. In fact, if you only held the bottom 75% of stocks, it turns out that you wouldn't make any return at all. The average (mean) return of a US stock is actually slightly negative.<p>The data is …

SALLIE KRAWCHECK: My advice for women wanting to break into Wall Street or Silicon Valley

Networking is not cheating, and everyone does it.<p>That is what Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO of Ellevate, wants young women trying to make it in male-dominated industries to understand.<p>In an interview on Bloomberg anchor Betty Liu's podcast, Krawcheck — a former CFO at Citigroup who also led Bank of …

Wall Street

Here's what Wall Street is predicting for the stock market in 2016

Wall Street steadily lowered its expectations for the market as 2015 unfolded.<p>On Thursday December 24, the S&P 500 closed near 2,061. Last December, the median year-end target for 2015 among the top strategists was higher at 2,213 according to Bloomberg.<p>Based on the forecasts we've received so far, …

14 Holiday Gifts Under $100 for the Cook Who Has Everything

From gifts that stand the test of time to those that don’t (chocolate covered malt balls, anyone?), they're all in our 2015 holiday gift guide.<p><i>Forget naughty or nice—as far as we’re concerned, everyone deserves a ceramic French butter keeper this year. Find more gifts that stand the test of</i> …