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Bill Gates reveals the biggest public health threats over the next 10 years

The wins include sizable declines in childhood mortality and HIV infection rates, while the ongoing struggles include family planning and equality for women.<p>In a recent conference call with reporters, Bill Gates named infectious and chronic disease as the two biggest public health concerns in the …

Public Health

Why you shouldn’t worry about being likable at work

“You like me, you really, really like me,” Sally Fields oozed with euphoria in her 1984 Oscars acceptance speech for best actress for her role in</i> …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give …

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room | Inc.com

Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It doesn't matter how smart and skilled you are--if you don't …

Leadership

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve …

Self-improvement

3 Myths About Success You Need to Stop Believing | Inc.com

We all want to be successful. It's that promise of finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel that inspires us to keep hustling -- even when the going gets tough.<p>Yes, success is always the end goal. But, stop and ask yourself this: Do you really have a clear picture of what success is? Or, …

Motivation

9 Things Exceptionally Successful People Never Say | Inc.com

Success starts with attitude. Success starts with belief.<p>But not <i>these</i> beliefs:<p>1. "Something always comes along to screw things up."<p>Failure is something we accomplish; it doesn't just happen to us.<p>Ask people why they have been successful. Their answers will be filled with personal pronouns: "I," …

Self-improvement

3 Little-Known Hacks That Have a Huge Impact on Your Productivity | Inc.com

Ask yourself one question: If you could only work for an hour today, what would you do?<p>In other words, which tasks would be at the top of your priority list and which wouldn't make the cut? This is a question that I ask myself every day.<p>I live a highly nomadic lifestyle. I spend over a hundred days …

Time Management

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling …

Schadenfreude

Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most | Inc.com

Talent is important. So is intelligence. So is experience.<p>But when you want to accomplish something truly challenging, what quality matters most?<p><b>Adaptability.</b><p>But don't just take my word for it. Take the word of someone who really knows: Tyler Grey, an Army Ranger who was deployed twice to …

Motivation

Why Empathy Is Bad

In 1995, the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> published a revealing study, which centered on a story about a dying child. A team led by …

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

7 phases I went through to get from waiting tables to owning a 6-figure business

I wanted everything at once. I wanted to build my dream business overnight and have an enormous community of fans and friends and make millions of dollars creating products I loved.<p>Having zero experience and a small network, those ambitions soon sputtered out. I adopted a new mindset: I figured out …

Entrepreneurship

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

Profit

Getting Rich in Entrepreneurship Begins With Just Wanting to Help People

Entrepreneurs who focus on helping people never worry about not having customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You want a nice car. You want a nice house, and lots of money so you can do everything you want -- I get it. But those things aren’t going to make you …

Entrepreneurship

10 Success lessons from Barack Obama – “44th President of the US” for entrepreneurs

Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share10<p>+13<p>Shares 29<p>No matter which side of the political fence you live on, President Obama is good at moving his agenda forward from a …

Barack Obama

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I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Meditation

Donald Trump: is he the unlikely hero of Britain's savers?

As markets adjust to the idea of Donald Trump as president, a once unthought-of notion is taking hold: his election victory might be the catalyst for the return to “financial normality”.<p>That would mean the resumption of higher interest rates and inflation, a fall in the price of bonds and a …

Finance

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

Commuting

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking about work and relationships and …

Using Trump to Teach Chinese Students How to Win an Argument

Academic Writing 1 is a class about the art of argumentation. I do my best every autumn to explain this to a room full of nervous Chinese freshmen. “Writing is thinking on the page. Critical thinking is pattern recognition. Beliefs should be based on empirical evidence.” They stare, wide-eyed, …

Critical Thinking

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Psychology

10 Misconceptions about Buddhism

In the series <i>10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</i>, scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. expand and debunk these popular</b> …

Meditation

Procrastinators It’s time to kill Procrastination! (Infographics)

Procrastination, many people say, is bad. You waste time. Time which you would have been better spent finishing the project and then doing something …

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

Leadership

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …