John Cox

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Ask Ethan: Is 'Zero Gravity' Really A Thing?

When we see astronauts in space, flying above the Earth’s atmosphere, we’re told that they experience zero gravity: true weightlessness. Yet they’re still being gravitationally pulled by the Earth, the Moon, the Sun and every other mass in the Universe! So how does zero gravity actually work, and …

13 Habits Of Super Persuasive People

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get …

A 'contagious' quality distinguishes great leaders from the rest

One piece of research Merryman cites is especially intriguing. It suggests not only that a leader's humility facilitates better team performance, but also that this happens partly because the leader's humility trickles down to the rest of the team.<p>The 2015 paper, by Bradley P. Owens at Brigham …

16 signs you've 'made it' in America

To find out what it means to Americans today, personal-budgeting company You Need A Budget and market-research company OnePoll surveyed the financial aspirations of 2,000 Americans.<p>The result is a list of 30-plus signs that indicate achievement of the modern American Dream, ranging from paying for …

Use an insight from consumer psychology research to make your spouse appreciate you more

And yet. On an episode of The James Altucher podcast, behavioral economist and Duke University professor Dan Ariely drew on such research to generate an easy solution to a common source of marital discord.<p><b>To make your partner appreciate you more, occasionally remind them of all the ways you're</b> …

Duke University

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

Self-improvement

20 signs you're on your way to becoming a millionaire

I've been there and felt like it was unattainable and something that would never happen to me.<p>Then I started reading, studying and mimicking countless different successful millionaires.<p>In reality, it's a lot more common than you think and completely possible if you have the right mentality to …

Powerful Advice From a Dying Man

via <b>Reddit</b><p>“I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s <b>the one that I will wear on my funeral</b> a few months from now. …

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

Aging in America Illustrates the Need for Proposed Medicare Changes by Clinton and Trump

Since Monday morning at 8 AM, the number of baby boomers in the U.S. grew 4,492. The counter registered 49,204,879 yesterday, and exactly 24 hours later it reads 49,209,371. According to the Pew Research, starting in 2011 the oldest of the group turned 65, and from that day forward 10,000 Boomers …

Best Nigerian Blog

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11 Habits of Successful Business People Who Became Millionaires by 30

Tips from self-made millionaires that can help you reach the seven-figure mark by the time you reach the age of 30.<p>"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest …

Self-improvement

Opinion: Why a 30-year home mortgage may leave you house poor

Don’t take any aspect of home finance lightly, especially if you are a first-time buyer.<p>Many people in the U.S. assume when buying a home that a …

Personal Finance

Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You're more important to your child's health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.<p>After assessing more than a decade's worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about …

Parenting

A New Phase

Searching for new surroundings in retirement? Here's our 2016 list of the top 25 U.S. places for retirement. We canvassed data covering housing and other costs of living, taxes, crime rates, weather and air quality, doctor availability and opportunities for an active lifestyle, including walking, …

Here's a Pretty Good Reason to Pull Your Weight as a Parent

Time to make some changes.<p>There's no golden rule to dictate how often a married couple with children should have sex. There is, however, substantial evidence that having sex is important. And adjusting parenting habits might help.<p>A recent study took into account data gathered in 2006 from almost …

7 signs you can't afford to buy a home

If any of these signs strike a chord with you, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future.<p>Making the leap from renting to buying …

10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and desires, we forget the …

Leadership

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

Harvard Business School

6 Tips for Becoming a Better Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

8 Shocking Ways Marriage Changes After Baby

Bringing a newborn home is a joyous, stressful, life-changing event—so it's no surprise that many couples find themselves running into relationship …

11 Smart Tips for Hiring the Best Candidates (Which Most Firms Won't Tell You)

"Rogue Recruiter" David. E. Perry shares inside information on how to hire the best.<p>Hiring is never easy. Hiring for a key executive position is one of the most difficult things you'll ever do as a leader. "Most decisions a business makes are small.," says David E. Perry, co-author of <i>Hiring</i> …

Employment

Create a Culture Where Difficult Conversations Aren’t So Hard

Photo by TOM EVERSLEY<p>I worked as a consultant for many years before becoming the CEO of Red Hat. One of the most surprising aspects of that work was that people would open up to me, an outsider, about all the elephants in the room — but they were too polite or embarrassed to call out the obvious …

Leadership

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

Leadership

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Psychology

The Surprising Lesson Tupac Teaches Struggling Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still making music.<p>Can someone explain how that's possible? Seriously. He's produced 15 albums --10 of them posthumously.<p>In a period of five years from 1992-1996 he created a dozen …

Stephen King

How A Personal Writing Practice Can Help Further Your Career Or Business Goals

When you think about how to grow professionally, writing probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind — but maybe it should be.<p>Introducing a personal writing practice, whether daily, weekly or bi-weekly, helps spark ideas, build focus into thoughts, and provide clarity around goals.<p>It also …