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25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

A Harvard psychologist describes a simple exercise to reduce your anxiety in stressful situations

There's a simpler and more effective way to beat anxiety. The trick? Remind yourself of what you value most.<p>In her new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy, the Harvard psychologist who popularized the idea of "power posing" to increase confidence, offers a simple exercise to get over your nerves. Take a few …

12 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

They understand what success really means--and that's why they practice these simple habits every day.<p><i>Success</i> is an interesting word. The dictionary says it's "the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame," but dig a little deeper and you'll find that it means different things to …

11 'Healthy' Foods Diet Experts Avoid

You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your …

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

<i>“To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay <i>The Myth of Sisyphus</i> in 1942. <i>“Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.”</i> One of …

10 Personal Finance Books Every Professional Should Read

<b>Question:</b> What is a great personal finance book to read for a young entrepreneur trying to get better at managing their money while launching a …

What Happened the Last Time Republicans Cared About Poverty

And how the GOP can learn from Mitt’s dad.<p>Over the past several weeks, Republicans—at least those running for president—seem to have discovered the vexing issues of income and wealth inequality. Speaking last month at the Detroit Economic Club, former Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledged that “only a small …

Want to live to 100? Eat these foods

Diet fads may come and go, but while so-called superfoods like kale, quinoa and acai are touted for their life-giving properties, it turns a real key to being healthy is getting out of the kitchen.<p>In the re-released “The Blue Zones Solution,” author and National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner, …

‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ Demands $15 an Hour

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Campaign for America’s Future.<p>Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, August 14, 1935. (Photo: Wikimedia.org)<p>Knowing …

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3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower

<i>By Nancy Christie</i><p>When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend …

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4 Things You Don’t Know About Self Publishing Until You Do It

Thinking about embarking on self publishing a book on your own? Not sure what the experience is going to be like? This week I feature three of my …

A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work

There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. How many times have you thought carefully about something you want to communicate to your boss, a colleague, or …

6 Steps to a Dynamic Multichannel Marketing Strategy That Gets Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stats are staggering: Nine out of 10 startups fail.<p>But you already knew that.<p>The <i>why</i>, on the other hand, is a lesser-known fact: poor marketing.<p>If there’s one piece of advice every new entrepreneur needs to hear, it’s to avoid …

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Nominalism

In metaphysics, <b>nominalism</b> is a philosophical view which denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, but affirms the existence of general …

The Top 10 Supermarket Foods to Avoid for Good Nutrition

Going to the supermarket can often feel like a crazy mind-game if we allow it to. While part of us knows to stick to the “outside aisles” and only …

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Set goals that are simple, easy and achievable

How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming at work?<p>You have a lot of things to do. But because you lack motivation, you choose to stop and …

It's Never Too Late To Start Writing Your Bestseller [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>Do you dream of writing a book, but feel like you’re too old?</b> The good news is that it’s never too late.<p>Jessica Millis of Essaymama created an …

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression

By Linda Searing<p><b>THE QUESTION</b> Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that trigger their bouts of depression, offer …

Motivation Mondays: MINDFULNESS

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.” …

China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have …

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Here's why you're always hungry. (Hint: It's got absolutely nothing to do with calories).

<b>If you often grumble about not being full or always being hungry, you may have beachfront property in the world of negative dietary displacement. Are</b> …

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What Motivates You to Lose Weight in Your Life

It is very hard to lose weight without the proper motivation. What motivates us to do anything? Is it the goal, the outcome, success, competition, …

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

by Emily WenstromAs a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers …