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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

WATCH: Happiness Made Simple With a Few Changes To Your Vocabulary

Happiness is a decision. We all have the ability to decide to be happy! The challenge is to filter out the constant barrage of negativity that engulfs our world. In this brand new HooplaHa Original Series, Happy Made Simple, organizational psychologist and eternal optimist Michael "Dr. Woody" …

How to Instantly Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Will things ever change?<p>Will a time ever come when you stop self-sabotaging? A time when you, once and for all, become your greatest self and live …

11 morning routine tweaks that will make the rest of your day more productive

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The …

Time Management

10 Analogies That Perfectly Capture Depression

If others don’t believe you when you are certain you speak the truth, if you get blamed for something you know is not your fault, if no matter how …

Motivational Quotes to Help You Nail Your Workout

And the same goes for your workout. You can fuel up with the best pre-workout snacks out there, but you're not going to meet your weight loss goals …

Weight Loss

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

7 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative …

24 Quotes About Kindness That Will Inspire You to Make a Difference and Be Happy

Make a difference. Be happy. Be successful. Be you.<p>There are a myriad of things the world could benefit from having more of. Kindness is one of them. When you are a kind person, you're not only helping others, you are helping yourself, too. There's substantial scientific evidence that being kind …

Happiness

This Simple Technique Can Instantly Reverse Negative Thoughts

Therapists use this powerful strategy to challenge self-destructive beliefs.<p>Depression is often described as feeling like you're stuck in a fog of negative thoughts and beliefs -- but new research suggests that a simple technique borrowed from cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, can …

Learn This in 10 Minutes and Be More Productive for Life

With these expert tips, a more productive workday is only minutes away.<p>You're probably short on time reading this, and I don't blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being thrown your way every day, especially at the office.<p>In fact, more than two-thirds of …

This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as …

Time Management

And I'd Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you …

Books

7 Ways to Be Remarkably Happy, Backed by Science

Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>We all want to be happy.<p>Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us start thinking, “Wait… is <i>this</i> all there …

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.<p>It's 3 a.m. and I'm alone with nothing more than …

Depression