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The Best Stores for Petite Ladies

Shopping as a petite woman can feel like you are the minority, but luckily there are now tons of retailers dedicated to serving the petite audience, …

18 bad habits you should break in 2018 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more …

Time Management

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art" | Inc.com

You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These emotions drain us of all vigor and enthusiasm, leaving us without the …

Self-help

8 Types Of Toxic People To Leave Behind In 2018

The new year is an opportunity to let go of the negative people in your life who are holding you back and weighing you down.<p>Whether they’re coworkers, friends or family members, setting boundaries with these toxic people ― or removing them from your life entirely ― can be difficult, but it’s …

Domestic Violence

7 Ways to Become a More Effective Lifelong Learner | Inc.com

In any survey of self-made millionaires, you're likely to notice that they say one of the keys to their success is they never stop learning.<p>If it has been a while since you left college, you may have lost the habit of learning new things all the time or even developed bad habits that inhibit …

Time Management

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Education

Burned Out? This 1 Habit Will Ensure You Never Burn Out Again | Inc.com

At the end of every year, I make it a point to do some serious reflecting.<p>Part of my reflection process this year has entailed taking a hard look at "burnout."<p>Burnout feels like you've hit a wall.<p>Every entrepreneur knows the feeling.<p>Burnout can happen at the end of the day, on Friday at the end of …

Productivity

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

Productivity

Why Eat One Crêpe When You Can Eat 25?

Novelists say that their characters talk to them, tell them what must happen next. I would roll my eyes at this if ingredients didn’t talk to me as well!<p>I wanted to make a buckwheat crêpe cake. For dessert. I know that buckwheat is traditionally used for savory crêpes, but I like buckwheat, and …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Self-improvement

Do You Really Need To Put Lotion On After Every Shower?

Here are the things I always remember to do after I shower: Lay on my bed in my towel for 20 minutes while scrolling through Instagram, rinse out my …

I'm 27 — & I'm Terrified Of Aging

Ben Franklin said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." With all due respect to the guy, he missed a crucial …

Skin Care

Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

Public Speaking

Kate, William and the Kids Visit Canada: Pictures

Cambridge

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

Retirement

How One Fashion Journalist Survives In NYC On A $31K Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Money Diaries</i><i>,</i> <i>where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennial women how they</i> …

Personal Finance

Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?

This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice.<p>My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for …

Disease

This Is What It Was Like To Go To The Airport Before 9/11

It’s hard to believe there was a time when air travel could inspire the lyrics to hits like Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me.”<p>Fifteen years ago, when terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000 people, national …

Flying

There's A Toner For Everything

To anybody who values a streamlined and edited skincare routine, toner can seem redundant—but this would be a mortal error. It's possible you've …

Skin Care

Fair Beauty – Vietnam’s Obsession with White Skin

For most Vietnamese women, white skin is synonymous with feminine beauty, sophistication and high social status, and many of them cover themselves …

Vietnam

Bloggers and digital influencers are reshaping the fashion and beauty landscape

In early June, Arielle Charnas of Something Navy posted about the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask on her Snapchat story. Then the frenzy happened: Within 24 hours after her story went live, the post was responsible for the sale of 502 masks, or $17,565 worth of product. Do the …

This Is Why You Never See Anyone Eating On The Bachelor

Photo courtesy of Kelesy McNeal/ABC.<p>Being a contestant on the <i>Bachelor</i> is all about looking gorgeous, wearing great gowns, and oh yeah, trying to find love. But in the meantime, a girl's gotta eat, right? We went behind the scenes -- and into the mansion's refrigerators and pantries -- to find out …

Alcohol
South Korea

With no time – or money – for a summer vacation, I’m trying a naycation instead

It’s been a long summer. Recent life changes — divorce, moving and all the attendant logistical challenges — have put the squeeze on my wallet, so much so that I can’t afford even my customary week in Ocean City, Md. Those circumstances have put the squeeze on my calendar, too. As a self­employed, …

Self-Pity

Fashion photographs are all about fresh narratives, but Ivanka Trump is selling the same old story

The lead photograph of Ivanka Trump in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar has her standing atop an elegantly distressed ladder with an inner-city skyline in the background. She is wearing a strawberry-colored, $6,990 Carolina Herrera gown with a portrait neckline and a pair of barely visible, …

Ivanka Trump

28 Indulgent Beauty Products For When You Strike It Rich

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Boardroom beauty: the update

A recent study has revealed that a woman's make-up could have some kind of influence in how others perceive her, um...social make-up, prestige and power, particularly in the work place. So where better place to let your make-up do the talking than the boardroom we thought?<p>You see, according to the …

7 Things To Know If You Want Amazing Skin

Don't get us wrong — the sun is incredible. On a rational level, we know we can't live without it. On an emotional level, it makes us feel great. …

Skin Care

The Best Affordable Lip Balms. We Tried Them So You Don't Have To.

It's chapped lip season. The worst season. And it seems like re-applying lip balm has become our full-time job. With so many different options out there, how is one supposed to know which ones actually work? Well, we decided to find out.<p>We tested out the most common (and affordable) lip balm brands …

Lips