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April Festivals in Texas

April's favorable weather encourages plenty of festivals and events to be staged across Texas. In fact, some of Texas' most unique festivals are held …

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user …

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

How to Combat Fatigue with Rhodiola, the Adaptogen That Boosts Energy

Have you heard about adaptogens? They’re a group of herbs, plants and fungi that are used to fight stress in the body (both physical and mental) and …

Wellness

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

Self-improvement

This Super Bowl Coach Ignited Nick Foles's Performance By Doing 1 Research-Backed Thing

The turnaround performance of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback traces back to a wily adjustment made by his coach, Doug Pederson--a play you can run for your team too.<p>The Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, the igniter of a great team performance that earned him Super Bowl MVP, the man who …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employment

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Yoga poses for thyroid conditions

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Could yoga help treat thyroid problems?<p>The thyroid is a small …

Yoga

Post-Depression Era Chocolate Cake

This post-depression ear chocolate cake will actually make your day! It is so rich, moist, and very chocolatey! Easy to prepare and it requires just …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Want More Respect at Work? Try This 1 Simple Framework | Inc.com

There's very little more soul-crushing than when you don't feel respected and valued at work. I'd venture to say that over the portfolio of our career, we all will experience, at a minimum, pockets of lack of respect.<p>I know I did.<p>It was roughly mid-corporate career when I encountered a leader that …

Leadership

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

We Just Found the Tiny House of Your Dreams

Who knew it was possible to fit this much charm in 396 square feet?<p>To all those tiny houses outside of the South, we don’t want to say we told you …

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

The OXYGEN Bomb: Place This Wherever You Want To CLEAR Toxins And Negative Energy From The Air In Your Home

Do you often suffer from headaches, dizziness, or get colds every once in a while even though you take good care of yourself? If the answer is yes, …

Why Do Employees Quit Their Jobs? Because Bosses Don't Provide Them With The 1 Thing They Want the Most | Inc.com

Employee turnover is an expensive habit, with some estimates for total costs associated with turnover ranging from 90 to 200 percent of someone's annual salary.<p>Adding insult to injury, Mercer's Global Talent Trends report revealed that 34 percent of employees plan to leave their company within 12 …

Entrepreneurship

Butternut Squash Baked Pasta Is the Ultimate Healthy Winter Comfort Food

It's spicy, it's creamy, and it feeds a crowd.<p>As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, I on’t think of myself as a baked pasta expert. I love them, and one of the first recipes I developed at <i>Bon Appétit</i> was a tuna casserole, but I haven’t made many baked pastas since. Healthyish editor <b>Amanda Shapiro</b> …

Cooking

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Time I

Festive Cookie Recipes For The Holidays (Vegan + Gluten-Free Options)

Holiday party? Bring cookies.Work potluck? Bring cookies.Family brunch? Bring a stiff drink. Just kidding, bring cookies.Everyone loves cookies, and …

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals | Inc.com

Have you ever done a copy-and-paste of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with everyone else's -- to weigh less, spend less, earn more.<p>The new year is an opportunity. Many of us use the …

Self-improvement

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Wellness

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

Wellness

8 Healthy Coffee Additions for Caffeine Fanatics

Feel better about what you're putting in your cup.<p>October 30, 2017<p>Before your 8 am, it's nearly impossible to think about anything but coffee, and …

2018 tax brackets released, but subject to change

Here's what you'll need to know -- with one big if.<p>The IRS gives taxpayers a couple of months of lead time every year in telling taxpayers what the tax brackets will be for the coming year. Last year, there was a lot of uncertainty about whether the pre-released 2017 tax brackets would actually be …

Retirement