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Damage Control: The 5 Best Products for Damaged & Color-Treated Hair

While color treating your hair may give you the look you’ve always wanted, it can come at a cost to your hair. It’s important to note that color …

Hair Care

Video game addiction will become a recognized mental health disorder in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included “gaming disorder” in a draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases—a book used by researchers and doctors to track and diagnose disease—describing it as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that may include …

Feeling Sluggish? These Are the Best Juicing Recipes for Energy

Trying to boost your energy without the caffeine? The key to upping energy levels through food lies in a diet with plenty of B vitamins. B6, B9, …

5 Must-Reads on the Ever-Present Issue of Anti-Semitism

Written by an ex-Jesuit priest, this is considered by many to be the definitive work on Christian anti-Semitism. From charges of deicide to institutionalized anti-Jewish sentiment in the Church to the Inquisition, this books delineates systemic demonization and expulsions of Jews. Essentially, the …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Why Bringing Compassion to Work is Good for Business | Heleo

“You don’t have to be in HR to expand your role to include compassion. Everybody can be important for noticing if something’s going wrong, or if …

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

What I Wish I'd Known About Having A Toddler

Funny and frustrating, but treasure your child's toddler phase.<p>We asked parents to tell us about the funny, cute, challenging and plain odd …

Parenting

Will I be healthier if I’m optimistic?

Not only is positive thinking linked to a host of health benefits, it can also make you more resilient<p>In his recent address to Congress, Donald Trump promised that “a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp”. These American dreams include shiny new roads and an …

Happiness

Mind Healing: how to deal with toxic employees

A ‘toxic employee’ - someone who behaves in ways that are harmful to a company’s reputation, outcomes, and/or working environment - can be extremely costly. In a recent report for Harvard Business School, Michael Housman and Dylan Minor claim that keeping a toxic employee on the payroll can cost …

Employment

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Time Management

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Learning

Beauty: the best heavy-duty hand creams

I have had dozens of emails in the last two months about dry, cracked, even bleeding hands. I can think of no reason why this winter should be worse than any other, but the in-out-in cycle of bitter cold and central heating always plays havoc with hands to the point where one can feel pretty …

Skin Care

The secrets of people who never get sick

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them?<p>Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving …

Immune System

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more productive, here are five things that will make …

Procrastination

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake for True Chocoholics

When you're celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day, you need to pull out all the stops. Sure, a simple chocolate cake with chocolate frosting would …

Dessert

The Case Against ‘Whole Wheat’ and 'Whole Grain' Bread

So you’re ready to include more whole grains in your diet, and you reasonably want to start with your daily bread (and crackers, and granola bars, …

How to Bounce Back From a Really, Really Bad Day

A big fight. Or a day of parenting fails. Or maybe (yay!) an engagement. No matter the high or low from the day before, it can be hard to wake up and …

Parenting

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management
Success

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

A great face-to-face connection can help you jump start the career you've always wanted.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone loves bobbing in and out of a strange crowd with a bundle of business cards in one hand and a plate of cheese in the other. Approaching …

Networking

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Diabetes

The Year in Superfoods: The Good, The Bad, and The Strange

It’s hard to think back to a time when there weren’t superfoods. There have always been health foods, to be sure, but only recently have so many ingredients become super. And for the items added to those magical lists, frenzied popularity seems to follow a select few. Kale is still the superfood …

How to use emotional agility to crush any career goal

It’s almost impossible to stop even the smallest work issues from gnawing at your general career outlook, whether you’re feeling unbearable pressure …

Harvard

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Goal Setting

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation