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I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

What It's Really Like To Break Up With A Narcissist

When you're in a relationship with a narcissist, everything is about him (or her—but for this article we'll use "him" as an inclusive pronoun). It's …

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Will Tesla Be Beaten at its Own Game as Europe Forges Ahead with Electric Vehicles?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday sent out a tweet revealing plans to unveil an “unexpected” new product on October 17. Speculation runs from a new battery sports car to an electric pickup truck — but, whatever Musk has under his hood, analysts are beginning to question whether the cash-strapped car …

9 ways to boost your brand through online storytelling

Remember how captivating a good story was when you were a kid?<p>Nothing could beat that "edge of your seat" feeling while you were waiting for your …

The Biggest Way Small Businesses Can Make Employees Happy

You run a small company trying to zip ahead of rivals. How do you rev up your team? Conventional wisdom says offer better pay, benefits and training …

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

Entrepreneurship

Dealing With Aches and Pains on a Thru-Hike (Pacific Crest Trail)

[caption id="attachment_15251125" align="alignnone" width="800"] Photo by Amanda Jameson[/caption]After nearly five months on trail, exhaustion is …

Hiking

20 Home Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs - OLBlog

Startup 101 was written in the last week as I was requested by some young entrepreneur minded email. Entrepreneurial life is awesome, I can say this …

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch.<p>Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. The report says that most of these …

This Checklist Will Turn a Great Idea Into a Successful Business

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Small Business

How to Cope With the Loneliness of Leadership

Leadership can be a lonely road, but you've got to learn how to confront and overcome it.<p>Wearing the mantle of leadership is a daunting proposition.<p>And one of the most daunting aspects of it is the constant loneliness of it.<p>Even though you may be surrounded by other people.<p>Even though you may have …

16 Mental Health Tweets From Notable Figures That Shatter Stigma

"Take care of yourself. You're worth it."<p>Acceptance starts with an open conversation.<p>Despite the fact that nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health issue in a given year, there’s still a prejudicial attitude surrounding psychological disorders. That’s why awareness is so …