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10 ways you're sabotaging your workout

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Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

6 common mistakes new runners make

Running is a great way to get in shape and just about everyone can do it. You don't need access to a fancy gym, expensive equipment, or other people to do the workout. You can simply throw on your sneakers and head out the door for a run. Easy as that!<p>Given that it's so easy to take up the sport, a …

20 Great Pieces Of Advice For Entrepreneurs

We have done over a thousand interviews here on IdeaMensch. If you have the time, I recommend you read them all. I did. You are going to learn so …

Transition Words & Phrases

As a "part of speech" <b>transition words</b> are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the …

Linguistics

10 Ways to Spot an Opportunity | Inc.com

There is no guarantee that success will follow, of course.<p>You need to turn a great insight into a thriving business which is incredibly difficult.<p>But with that throat clearing out of the way, there are 10 simple tests you can apply to discover an idea worth pursuing.<p>The best place to apply these …

6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have started multiple companies. I believed in every single one of them. Put my heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into each and every one of them. 90 percent of them have failed. Being around hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have learned …

13 Fun Facts That Will Make Your 'About Me' A Lot Less Boring

PR and Publicity Expert, Author, Blogger aka The Publicity Hound<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many business owners write professional bios that are the literary equivalent of sleeping pills.<p>Don't fall into the same trap of writing only about your professional …

The Secret to Recovering From a Negative Customer Review

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses aren’t perfect.<p>A slipup from a vendor, a shipment gone awry and an inevitable technical error all damage a brand’s reputation. In these situations, customers have the right to be brutal and unforgiving. Consequently, a negative …

6 Selling Secrets That Will Help You Hire Stronger People | Inc.com

In recruiting, when the demand for talent is greater than the supply, all of the steps shown in the funnel are required. When the supply of strong talent is greater than the demand, shortcuts can be taken. This talent-surplus process is shown by the active-candidate path on the left of the funnel. …

20 Awesome Things to Say That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Want your professional or personal life to be different? Here are some easy ways.

10 Phrases Remarkably Unsuccessful People Always Use | Inc.com

I've spent some time around unsuccessful people.<p>Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It's sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to always be moving backward, not forward--faltering so much in his lack …

Self-improvement

Why You Don't Want to Be a Rock Star CEO | Inc.com

There's a story about legendary public relations guru Howard Rubenstein, who gets confronted by a steaming hot client who'd barged into his office. The wannabe rock star CEO slams down a copy of <i>Inc.</i> on Rubenstein's desk and screams: "How come I'm not on the cover?"<p>The PR executive, who had been …

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Let go of any crippling anxieties for a second and think back to childhood. Remember the fear and trepidation you felt the first time you peered down from the top of the playground slide—which immediately turned to utter joy and triumph when you reached the …

Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A boy grows up poor in Poland, drops out of high school and moves to the U.S. at age 17 without speaking one word of English, becomes a millionaire, loses it all and rebuilds over and over again, each time with more success.<p>That may sound …

This Single Mom Got Fired, Started a Gym, and Is on Track to a Billion in Revenue

Ellen Latham went from being a fired as a single mother to co-founding Orangetheory Fitness, a multi-million dollar company. Here's how she did it.

Staying Healthy While Starting Up: 5 Tips from the Barre Bee Fit Founders | Inc.com

This story first appeared on Women2.com.<p>As entrepreneurs and startup leaders, we subject ourselves to a variety of unhealthy habits: Lack of sleep, over-extension and stress, and inconsistent diet and exercise regimens. While we may not want to admit it, these burdens can affect more than just the …

Content Creation: 5 Ways to Know If You've Got a Good Idea (Infographic) | Inc.com

Why did that last marketing idea flop? In hindsight it might be easy to see. However the hard part is predicting what's going to ensure the success of your next branded content idea.<p>Column Five created the below infographic to help you vet your creative ideas in order to make sure that they're good …

5 Ways to Give a Presentation That Nobody Will Ever Forget | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>We've all been there: In the audience at a dry pitch event or witnessing a lackluster presentation in a work meeting and counting the minutes until you can stop pretending to …

Public Speaking

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder | Inc.com

It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your organization: You've got to work smart. As management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Efficiency is doing …

10 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

What you decide not to do can make a huge difference in your life.

5 Ways to Create More Mental Space | Inc.com

Today's hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out "mental space" so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. Peter Drucker expressed the value of reflection years ago even when the world was not so information-rich …

How to Be a Better Listener | Inc.com

When you mention the qualities you look for in great salespeople, it’s nearly a given that the gift of gab is near the top of the list. Everyone loves a salesperson who can carry a conversation. But in speaking with Brenda Bence, author of <i>Would You Want to Work for You?</i>, I was reminded the ability …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Launching My Startup | Inc.com

<i>This story originally appeared on Women 2.0.</i><p>My startup began as a simple way to solve a problem that threatened to spoil my son's dream birthday party.<p>In 2006, Owen wanted a superhero-themed party. But there were no cool superhero capes out there aside from the standard Spiderman and Batman …

What Angel Investors Really Want to Know | Inc.com

As an angel investor and head of the New York Angels investing group, Brian Cohen has heard every business idea in the book. So what's his advice for entrepreneurs pitching their ideas?<p>It's not about the idea. It's about the execution.<p>"I'll take a bad idea with brilliant execution any day over a …

Why Great Ideas Take Time | Inc.com

You couldn't be blamed for crying about the passing of Daniel Keyes, most famously the author of <i>Flowers for Algernon</i>. That tear-jerker of a tale has been a staple of middle-school and junior-high curricula since the late 60s.<p>Though Keyes wrote eight other books, he's best remembered for <i>Algernon,</i> …

Why Your Merger Failed | Inc.com

The failure rate for mergers and acquisitions, or M&As, is anywhere from 40 percent to 80 percent. That means that most deals fail to achieve the strategic aims for which they were initiated. They make money only for the lawyers who conclude them.<p>The major reasons for failure are simple:<p>Deal fever. …

5 Tough Questions You Should Ask Your Team Today | Inc.com

It's been almost two decades since Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, published one of the best business books I have ever read.<p>In <i>Only the Paranoid Survive,</i> <b></b>Grove spends a lot of time talking about what he calls "strategic inflection points," the moment when massive change (think about what …

21 Really Inspiring Quotes to Lift Your Spirits | Inc.com

No one said that being in business was easy. Whether you own the business, lead it, or work to keep it running from day to day, there are sometimes as many downs as there are ups. Though there's no way to turn every lemon that life hands you into lemonade, sometimes the words of others who …

10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to name a few. But even one little grammatical slip can have the opposite effect.<p>It's a topic that …