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Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of …

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

Social Media

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, …

Self-improvement

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals)

Stop talking about EQ and start boosting your self-awareness.<p>The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing …

Self-improvement

How To Break A Bad Habit -- For Good

Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn't that you're weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up too soon.<p>Researchers at University College, London, found that it takes 66 days for a new habit to form. Likewise, …

50 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Actions spring from thoughts -- the right thoughts.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want to get fit, or gain a new path, or in some way take your life in a new direction.<p>To do that, sometimes all you need is a little push, a little nudge. A little …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

Here's why taking deep breaths actually calms you down

When we’re feeling stressed or anxious, we’re told to take deep breaths to calm ourselves down. But why does that work? It turns out that it’s a …

Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Group of Brain Cells That Respond to Meditation

A physical link between deep breathing and a calm mind.<p>For centuries, people have slowed their breathing to calm their minds. For some of us, this …

Neuroscience

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

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 …

13 Best Productivity Books To Take You From Slacker To Master

You have dreams. Maybe you’ve turned them into concrete goals. Maybe you’ve even broken those goals down into actionable steps. You do your best to …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

How To Be Your Own Accountability Partner

Instead of waiting for someone else to help you reach your goals, ask yourself these questions to take matters into your own hands.<p>Procrastination, blame, and downright laziness. It’s easy to put off tasks and responsibilities, but if you want to be successful, you need accountability. A lot has …

Selling

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Self-improvement

3 Qualities Being A Green Beret Taught Me About Mental Strength

Mental toughness is fueled by either a dedication to self or a dedication to a higher cause. Ideally it is both.<p><i>How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Steps to Build Your Resilience

Cut yourself slack on the results you're getting and celebrate how hard you're working it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success of any kind takes time, consistent effort, failure and resilience. Take the late Louis L’Amour, for example. He’s regarded as America’s …

Motivation

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Self-improvement

6 Ways To Get Your Sh*t Together Based On Your Personality Type

<i>Manifest the year of your dreams by going inward. Renew You 2017 is a month of mindfulness during which we’ll share content that guides you to create</i> …

Productivity

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

And I guarantee it's not what you think.<p>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 …