Devin Scrivner

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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 …

How I learned 5 languages in one year

Last year was incredibly busy, but productive and fun.<p>My little daughter had just turned two. She was enrolled in early development programs with a <i>"Kindergarten is Too Late"</i> approach. We had no nannies or grannies to help clean our apartment or feed a hungry husband (a standard set of …

The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

When it comes to romantic getaways, there's something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Whether you want a luxury resort for your honeymoon or a pristine beach for a last-minute Valentine's Day escape, you can't go wrong with these 20 destinations, voted …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

An important life lesson is revealed by an unlikely source.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely …

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

The 30 Best High-Protein Foods for Metabolism—Ranked

You need more protein.<p>Whether or not you subsist on a ribs-and-burgers diet, or live a vegan lifestyle and carefully balance your vegetable proteins, …

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13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

14 things we really don’t believe successful people fit in before breakfast

Slide 1 of 16<p>Do you consider yourself a failure? Is your life a series of disappointments surrounded by moments of unrealized potential? Have you …

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While most people waste time debating the endless stream of supplements, "new" workout programs, and diet plans, all you really have to do is focus on these simple concepts and you'll see results.<p>Success in the gym, as with most things in …