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200 Women Reveal the First Thing They Notice About a Guy

We polled Women’s Health readers to find out what turns their heads quickest. Hint: It’s not your abs<p>Great news: She checks you out just as much as you gaze at her. But you might be surprised at what <i>really</i> catches her eye.<p>We asked <i>Women’s Health</i> readers to reveal the first thing they notice about a …

Josh Groban

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …

Weight Loss

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

8 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Forget freaking out over football—there are more important things to worry about<p>You worry your favorite team will crap the bed on Sunday, or that you’ll never meet your dream girl. But if you think about it, those are pretty silly things to stress about: Only one team ends up on top every year, and …

Breast Cancer

Could Americans be happy?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Between the Ebola threat, fears about ISIS, a slow economic recovery and little enthusiasm for President Barack Obama or Congress, it's hard to believe that many Americans feel good about anything.<p>But an overlooked piece of data in a recent CNN/ORC poll revealed a surprising …

How to keep wild viruses--like Ebola--away from humans - CNN.com

A healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is wheeled in a quarantine tent onto an airplane at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland on Tuesday, December 30, bound for The Royal Free hospital in London. Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is …

Escape from North Korea: 'How I escaped horrors of life under Kim Jong-il'

LONG READ: Yeonmi Park, a young woman who fled North Korea after seeing friends and family tortured and killed, tells her harrowing story<p>Yeonmi Park was nine years old when she was invited to watch her best friend’s mother be shot.<p>Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi had seen executions before. She …

You Might Be an Entrepreneur If You Meet These 3 Conditions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a recent convert to the lean startup movement. But after four years of operating a small startup incubator at a private liberal arts college I've learned a lot about creating business models that work and who might become a successful …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of the House Again

Eternal shame isn’t the only reason to bypass the locksmith. The Federal Trade Commission warns that some locksmiths lack professional training, and many states don’t require formal licensing<p>Slam! Click. Ohhh, crap. Now you need back in—fast. Sure, you could call a locksmith, if you have an hour to …

Licensing

5 Key Time-Management Strategies

My experience with time management mostly began when I came to Washington, D.C. many years ago and took a job as a scheduler for a U.S. Senator. A scheduler is known to be one of the most challenging jobs on Capitol Hill, mostly because the Senator not only has the demands of the legislative …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Hot Cross Buns

5 Signs You're Headed for a Midlife Crisis

Scientists explain why guys freak out in their 40s and 50s<p>You know to watch out for the Porsche yearnings and young, blonde temptation, but midlife melancholia is typically sneakier than Hollywood makes it seem. All it takes is one milestone as happy as your kid graduating college, or as sad as a …

Middle Age

The 5 Pearls of Wisdom Not Taught in MBA Programs

At 34, my business started much like my yoga career did, by necessity. I didn't chose to be a yoga instructor, it chose me. At the time, it was only supposed to be so that as the program director I could step in when the yoga teacher "no showed" a class. I took a "weekend warrior" certification. I …

Your Mutual Fund May Be Too Lazy

It is well documented that on average active mutual fund tends to underperform the market. However, there is now a further issue with mutual funds according to the recent research of Antti Petajisto formerly of Yale University and now at Blackrock.<p>The problem is this. The point of owning a mutual …

You Can't Eat Buzz: How To Create Profitable, Loyal Customers

Buzz is a magical force, but it only gets you so far in business. What you need is staying power, a customer experience that builds customer loyalty, that gives customers a desire to return.<p>Buzz, don’t get me wrong, is important. Books have been written about this mysterious substance.<p>But not by …

Don't Just Develop Your Company Brand, Think About Your Personal One, Too

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the number of startups continue to grow, companies are finding innovative ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Many are turning to personal branding efforts, myself included.<p>Here are my three key takeaways on how to …

How to Communicate With Your First Employee

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations! Your business has grown to the point that you need to hire someone. Your role as an entrepreneur is evolving. You are no longer solely focused on business operations. You are now a manager.<p>How you communicate with your …

5 Easy Ways to Make Philanthropy Part of Your Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it can be very hard to find time in your schedule to give back.<p>You’re struggling at a work-life balance, or figuring out the next step to propel you to success. When are you supposed to volunteer? I consider myself …

Be You, It's What True Entrepreneurs Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a vast field. Despite so many people in the world claiming the title of entrepreneur, the reality is that it is a uniquely individual job description that requires your own parameters for success.<p>Since it’s your life …

An Ode to Transparency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advice can be a great thing, but sadly the average entrepreneur receives so much that he or she must become an expert in filtering out the information that simply won’t work. But there is one piece of advice that is worthwhile that works …

5 Stern Truths You Need to Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Expressing your desire for entrepreneurship 15 years ago would have created laughter and an assumption that you’re crazy. The tables have turned. Entrepreneurship has become one of the most respected and intelligent paths to take. It’s …

One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passion is everything. You cannot inspire unless you’re inspired yourself.<p>In 25 years of studying communication, I’ve never met an inspiring entrepreneur who isn’t freakishly enthusiastic about his or her idea. Steve Jobs, one of the most …

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink.<p>While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from …

The 7 Content Marketing Trends You Should Be Doing Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With publishers and advertisers shifting tactics, online content marketing efforts are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. But with more brands turning to these strategies, content-marketing efforts are becoming saturated.<p>Here are …

How to Lead Your Team Through Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business demands fluidity, which requires leaders to embrace change and take risks. Put simply, if you’re not ready to lead change then you’re not ready to lead full stop.<p>Mark Zuckerberg once said, “In a world that's changing really …

Refine Your Advertising Language With These 5 Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even ads that provoke negative attention are better than ads that viewers don’t retain. Whether your audience is a narrow niche or wide, thousands of competitors reach out for that group’s attention. Most use similar catch phrases and …

How to Make Your Mark When You Enter A Team

For most of us, working on projects and deliverables by ourselves is becoming increasingly scarce. We are constantly joining existing teams, forming new ones or otherwise meeting in groups. In fact, studies of managers and knowledge workers reveal that they spend between 25%-80% of their time in …

Crowd Funding Is Not New, But Crowdfunding Is

Crowd funding is not new, but crowdfunding is. Completely intuitive, both terms mean funds conveyed by a crowd to a solicitor.<p>Crowd funding is actually traditional banking, insurance, stock markets, charities and the like, where the crowds are relatively small and absolutely defined. Now a new …

The Not-So-Broken-Windows Theory Of Company Culture And Excellence

Every consultant has secrets, shortcuts, tricks of the trade. For me, if called on to quickly size up a company’s culture, customer-centricity, customer service or operational excellence, I’ve been know to start by checking out how clean the windows are.<p>Let me back up. You’re likely familiar with …