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Mind over matter? Alex Hutchinson explains the role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

Marathons

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

Writing

Behind-the-scenes secrets of 'Shark Tank' from a CEO who landed a deal with Kevin O'Leary

Although it's just a few minutes on TV, a segment on ABC's "Shark Tank" can be a make-or-break moment for the small business owners competing to land …

Entrepreneurship

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

3 Retirement Mistakes You'll Come to Regret

Want to enjoy retirement to the fullest? Then steer clear of these major blunders.<p>On the road to retirement, countless seniors encounter their share …

Retirement

10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Source: stockfour/Shutterstock<p>Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, …

Psychology

Most Productive Morning Ever: How to Set the Stage for a Great Tomorrow

The secret to a successful start? Begin the night before.<p>You go to bed with great intentions: Get up early, hit the gym, arrive at work ready to tackle that tough assignment.<p>But even if you jump out of bed as soon as the alarm rings, you encounter obstacles right away. You spend too much time …

Time Management

How to Create Effective Content Without Adding More to Your To-Do List

How to Create Effective Content Without Adding More to Your To-Do List written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape MarketingContent influences not …

Small Business

Calling George Smiley! My 5 Best Strategies for Spying on Your Competition.

John Le Carré's famous character isn't the only one peering around corners. You should be doing the same.<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here's a mind-blowing fact: My <i>competitor</i> saved me tens of thousands of …

Marketing

The Best Mentors Teach Their Apprentices This 1 Crucial Lesson

Mentorship isn't about being taught directly. It's about paying attention to the little things<p>Great mentors are hard to come by.<p>Everyone wants a mentor-;and many think that attracting a mentor means finding someone who is going to give them all the answers for free.<p>But the truth is, mentors are …

Self-improvement

5 Podcasts That Marketers Should Pay Attention To

Take it from the Dalai Lama: "When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new."<p>According to the IAB Podcast Advertising Revenue Study conducted by PwC, podcasting is growing. Why? Because it offers a more personal and authentic way to …

Marketing

The Tactics I Used to Make $4k My First Month as a Freelance Writer

When I decided that I wanted to be a full-time freelance writer, I came to the plate with seven years of experience as a marketing and business …

Marketing

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

Recognizing the Source of Irrational Thoughts, Fears, Beliefs and Behaviors

It’s safe to say that not every part of the human brain is rational. Research suggests that the rational mindset we experience is a recent …

Self-help

10 stock market words you need to understand when the Dow Jones turns bumpy

The stock market’s wild ride since last week has captivated millions of casual investors who rarely follow its daily movements so closely.<p>The news reports, in turn, have bombarded the uninitiated with stock market lingo that may sound strange.<p>Here’s a quick glossary:<p><b>• Correction.</b> A market drop of …

Stock Markets

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

Quantum Mechanics

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds …

Machine Learning

How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Here are some ideas for moms to earn cash from home.<p>Contributing Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working moms are the rule rather than the exception. Seventy percent of moms with kids under 18 work, and more than 75 percent of those moms work full time. In fact, …

Employment

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

Greedy, Brittle, Opaque, and Shallow: The Downsides to Deep Learning

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, has said that AI “is more profound than … electricity or fire.” Andrew Ng, who founded Google Brain and …

Machine Learning

Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

Richard Branson Says Work Smarter, Not Longer

The workforce of the future is going change significantly alongside new technologies. Virgin Founder Richard Branson believes these changes will benefit both workers and employers.<p>Richard Branson is one the most beloved and successful businessmen on the planet. He is an entrepreneur with flair, the …

Richard Branson

11 Personal Finance Blogs That Will Help You Manage Your Money This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

Personal Finance

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

With the rapid pace at which technology is driving innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it has become immensely important to …

Data Science

7 Conversion Killers That Are Driving Your Customers Away

Website traffic doesn't matter if your visitors don't become customers. Find out how to get them to convert.<p>Do you know that 69 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts mid-way before completing a purchase? As an ecommerce business owner, you know the amount of effort it takes to …

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything

To become an expert, stop thinking of yourself as one.<p>If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an …

These are the two books that are helping Xi Jinping understand AI

China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. He peppers his speeches with quotes from his favorite writers, including Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Paulo Coelho. His annual New Year’s Day greetings offers a rare look into the secrets of his office bookshelf—something Chinese netizens …

Xi Jinping

Ripple's co-founder is one of the world's richest people after XRP's 37,000% rise

• <b>Chris Larsen, the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple owns 5.19 billion XRP, Forbes reported Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>That stash, plus a 17% stake in the company, means he could be worth $37.3 billion.</b><p>XRP, a cryptocurrency for international money transfers by the fintech company Ripple, has been on a tear this …

Cryptocurrency