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3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure …

Self-improvement

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done

Using themes and grouping tasks will help train your brain to be productive<p>You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

These Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes Make Weeknight Cooking a Cinch

By the end of the year, even the simplest tasks can start to feel like a chore. As holiday deadlines reach a fever pitch, daylight hours shorten, and …

6 Tips for Achieving Your Fitness Resolutions in 2018

If the holiday season makes visions of sugar plums dance in your head, the caloric austerity plan you have in mind for the new year will feel like a …

Stunning Coffee Tables Designed to Look Like Ethereal Rivers

Every living room needs the right coffee table. It’s pretty much an essential to make your design work, so you really need to choose the perfect one. …

Furniture

An inside look at the grueling guide dog training process

If you think guide dogs that lead their visually impaired owners around with ease and grace are amazing, you are totally right.<p>It is really, really hard to be one of those pups.<p>The Seeing Eye School, which is the oldest guide dog program in America, has trained the best and brightest dogs since …

Guide Dogs

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

How to Eat Right to Power Up Your Weight Loss Hormones

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it's about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook and stabilizing your mood.<p>And the right foods power up the hormones that do just that. Eat …

5 Pastry Chefs on How They'd Doctor Up Boxed Brownie Mix

Swap the water with coffee, and more genius ways to one-up Betty Crocker. Sorry, Betty. Still love ya.<p>If I had to measure out my life in boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix, I’d have enough boxes to build a fort out of and never have to “pay rent” again. <i>Looks wistfully out window.</i> Because boxed …

5 things you didn't know your tablet can do

It’s hard to believe the first iPad was released in 2010. We use tablets for entertainment, work and even to pay for a mocha at the local café. The device that once looked like science fiction is now a staple of American homes.<p>But most of us don’t realize how many different ways we can use our …

8 Hidden Things to Clean Off & Speed Up Your Computer

Just like dust and clutter can accumulate in hidden places in your home (you know... out of sight, out of mind) the same can be said for your …

Windows 10

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

No, Successful People Aren't Superhuman. They Just Do These 10 Things

If you are looking for ways to jumpstart your career, or thinking of jumping ship to start your own business, here are some insights on how to prepare.<p>Does it sometimes seem like people all around you are getting promoted, or leaving to start their own business, while all your hard work and …

14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List

Learn from the masters.<p>Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a …

7 Low-Carb Food Swaps Nutritionists Love

Carbs aren’t always the enemy. In fact, good-for-you whole grains such as oats, farro, and barley are great sources of important nutrients like …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

17 Christmas Candy Recipes That Will Kick Cookies to the Curb

It seems like Christmas cookies take center stage around the holidays, but they’re not the ONLY sweet treat you should be having this time of year. Sure, there’s some adorable bite-sized holiday sweets you can make with the kiddies and there’s always no-bake holiday desserts for the lazy hostess …

Don't Make These 5 Social Security Mistakes

Failing to familiarize yourself with Social Security can be a very costly mistake. After all, accordingto the Social Security Administration, the majority of elderly beneficiaries get 50% or more of their income from Social Security, while millions get 90% or more from the program. In order to make …

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

How to Make a Mirror That Tells You the Weather

Build a cool mirror that tells the time and the weather while you look at your reflection.<p>Normal mirrors are pretty great, but we live in the future now and so everything needs to be Wi-Fi-compatible. If you've got a boring normal mirror, it's time to turn it into a cool smart mirror that can tell …

25 Key Fitness Terms Everyone Should Know Before They Step Foot In A Gym

Gym membership—check. Sneakers—check. A total-body workout pulled up on your phone—check. A compound-exercise circuit—WTF? Sometimes it seems like …

Exercise

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

The Future of Cannabis Sales Is Tiny Brownies

"Well, you know the Maureen Dowd story," sighed Tim Moxey. "And it's just not a good story."<p>True, Dowd's experience was less than ideal: She ate a …

Police documents reveal how law enforcement keep Stingray use secret

Police records obtained by the Daily Dot reveal in unprecedented detail how the Obama administration enables law enforcement to suppress information …

This Baking Hack Creates the Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Seen

It cuts calories and fat too.<p>When somebody told me you could create soft, gooey cookies using cream cheese instead of butter, I had to fight to maintain eye contact, so my pupils wouldn’t betray me and roll to the very back of my head. I’ve heard of — and tested — all kinds of baking and cooking …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …