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Paul Ryan's Dream Crushed

Paul Ryan reluctantly took the job of leading the House of Representatives because he had a dream he thought he could actually achieve. Ryan's dream went something like this: he'd whip his Republican caucus into shape, then they'd fall in behind him and help pass his dream GOP agenda as a series of …

Republicans

5 easy ways to plan your day to make more money

If you're self-employed or your pay depends on your productivity, it's important to consider how you're currently planning your day and what you should do differently.<p>Having freedom in your schedule is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have superior …

Business Development
Extremism

Bombing that killed more than 200 deadliest attack in Baghdad in years

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a day after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones.<p>The bombing early Sunday in a busy shopping district was the deadliest single attack in Iraq's war-weary capital …

Extremism

Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack Them

Imagine being happy all the time. A devastating divorce, no problem? The boss dumping work on you, without compensation? No big deal. Your kid throat …

Slideshow: 10 Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Nutrition
Crime

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

How the Star-Spangled Lyrics Were Born

On the Fourth of July, Americans who celebrate with myriad renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” may well know that the lyrics were the handiwork …

Star Spangled Banner

The factor that's keeping your partner from cheating on you

Ever wonder what keeps some people faithful while others are spreading their cooties all around town? Well, there's more to monogamy than sheer willpower, according to new research.<p>In a study published in the <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i>, scientists recruited nearly 250 heterosexual …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success | Inc.com

On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source of practical advice to help you reach your goals:<p>1. "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, …

Motivation

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple) | Inc.com

As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some $549 million on self-help books, according to research by Marketdata Enterprises.<p>Millions chase the ideologies of the …

Happiness

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

The Four Loves We All Need To Know More About

1. “Love is… the most watered down word” in English, says Krista Tippett in Becoming Wise (it’s life-organizing force dissipated on such trifles as …

Reasons Being an "Old Married Couple" is a Good Thing

We've all heard this doozey: Welcome to the old, married club. <i>Ouch</i>. In the throes of engagement, it stings to think that tying the knot with the man or woman you love automatically sentences you to an unsatisfying life. "Nobody wants to think about being an old anything," says Lesli Doares, …

Susan Sarandon

There Is a Big Difference Between Setting Goals and Achieving Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Learning the incredible power of goals has forever changed my life. At 16 years old, I was a full-blown drug addict who was completely throwing his entire life away by living a life with no meaning and surrounding myself with others who …

Motivation

ReGen Village in Amsterdam will Have Zero Waste

If you read a lot of news about climate change or other environmental issues, you might start to worry whether humans have what it takes to survive …

Aquaponics

Think Again Podcast #48 - Mary-Louise Parker – Virtual Empathy?/Lessons Relearned

<b>In this episode:</b> Death, Bob Marley, parenthood, gratitude, and what to do in the face of incalculable suffering. These are just a few of the topics …

Why Staying Motivated Really Is Half the Battle

Whenever you want to accomplish in life, talent and skill will play a big role in your success or failure. But playing an equal role is your motivation. Nothing of value can be achieved or accomplished without being properly motivated to reach your goals. Without motivation, you are destined to …

Motivation

3 Steps for Envisioning the Win and Exceeding Your Goals | Inc.com

Athletes do it before the big game. Soldiers do it before stepping onto the battlefield. Visionary business leaders do it every day.<p>When we envision ourselves reaching goals of any kind, our brain starts finding ways to make it happen.<p>In no way do I mean to sound boastful, but in college when I …

Costa Rica

13 Red, White + Blue Memorial Day Party Essentials

Peeps, we’re in the home stretch of spring, and you know what that means: a whole new excuse to have your besties over for a Memorial Day bash. Think: a total red, white and blue get-together. If you’re looking to kick this year’s cookout up a notch (or two or three, TBH), you can’t go wrong with …

Decorations

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

Doodling

Seven Habits You Learned In High School That Are Crucial For Work Success

Have you ever thought about what has made you more successful than most other people? After obtaining two degrees in college and forging ahead in a successful marketing career for a payment solutions company, I’ve looked back to my high school days, realizing that I developed my current success …

High School

Inside the potentially 'messy' future of Prince's $300 million estate

After several decades in the entertainment industry, Prince's net worth is estimated at $300 million. For any person, but especially someone as wealthy as the late entertainer, creating a trust or will for when one passes is important.<p>But Prince has no known will, according to his sister. And if …

Intellectual Property

25 Simple Weight Loss Secrets From Women Who Majorly Transformed Their Bods

What Mark Zuckerberg Taught Me About Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

3 Daily Habits to Increase Your Productivity and Efficiency | Inc.com

One of the biggest challenges in business is fighting complexity. The more complex things are, the more confusion and misunderstanding reign and the lower our efficiency becomes.<p>When things get too complicated, people cannot see how success can be achieved, which has an impact on belief, which then …

Communicate

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …