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31 Amazing Products on Amazon That Basically Work Miracles

How did we ever live before Amazon Prime? Just a few keystrokes and everything we never knew we needed comes right to our doorstep in 2 days. And …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Business Development Strategy: A High-Growth Approach

Your business development strategy can be key to the success or failure of your firm. In this post, we’ll explore how to create a strategy and …

Top 10 Probiotic Foods to Eat for a Super Healthy Body

The human body has evolved to become a self-organizing and self-healing organism that conceives of truly magnificent ways to maintain vitality. One …

Wellness

A 10-Point Checklist For Writing A Killer Blog Post

Writing a blog post isn’t exactly rocket science. But, there are definitely strategies that can take a good blog post and make it <i>great</i>.<p>I’ve written literally thousands of blog posts for sites like Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and many others. So I’ve learned a few strategies for …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

Yogurt Is Not Enough! Ten Steps For Rebalancing Your Gut Bacteria | Poliquin Article

Probiotics are all the rage these days. For good reason: Not only can a balanced microbiome promote fat loss, it can boost mood, reduce disease risk, …

Wellness

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

Career advice: Recruiters look for these 8 skills in every resume

The specific skills you need to excel in the working world will vary depending on your field. But there are 8 general skills all recruiters hope to see, whether listed or implied, on your resume. Not only will these skills help you get your foot into the door, but they'll also make you a competent …

How an MS Diagnosis Changed My Relationship With Food

Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease forced me to rethink not just what I ate, but my whole approach to food.<p>For years, food was my comfort. My …

The O positive (and O negative) blood type diet?

Knowing your blood type can often be thought of as useful only if you need a blood transfusion. However, there is another argument that says eating …

These 5 Hormones Control Weight and Mood—Here's How an Expert Balances Them

When you hear the word "hormones," PMS, puberty, and menopause most likely come to mind. But these so-called "chemical messengers" do more than guide …

How Long Does It Really Take to Rank at the Top of Google’s Search Results? (A Data Driven Answer)

Yep, it’s a controversial subject among SEOs.But, you probably already know this: I recommend link building. The very word “link building” has a bad …

Internet Marketing

Crafting a Solid Content Marketing Plan

Updated November 20, 2016<p>Advertising was a simpler thing before the advent of the Internet. Now, your messages compete with millions of social media …

Marketing

I Lost 31% of My Search Traffic but My Sales Went up by 73%

Do you ever wish you could read people’s minds?More specifically, have you ever wished that you could know exactly how to lead people to your site?In …

The Complete Guide to Getting Started With Facebook Ads

Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. Though it's not without its questions.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding how to leverage Facebook Ads is becoming a staple part of almost every social media strategy. And …

Social Media

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

How to Give Your Content Wings: We Analyzed 11,541 Viral Articles from 2016 to Uncover the Secret Formula

I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years. After launching and growing multiple successful blogs, there’s one thing that doesn’t change — the amount …

Infographics

Five Networking Opportunities Hidden In Your Average Workday

People see your email signature much more often than your business card.<p>Networking. The mere word conjures up discomfort: There you are, making forced small talk with complete strangers while balancing cube-shaped cheese or veggies and a pool of dip on a plastic plate. But networking isn’t just an …

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

The ultimate guide to LinkedIn profiles

If you’re like me, you have a LinkedIn profile that serves as a modern replacement for the business card.<p>It’s decked out with your photo, experience …

Public Relations

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Emerging LinkedIn Profile Trends to Maximize Your Success in 2017

Impressive stats indicate that LinkedIn is the place to be in 2017. Use it well. Here's how.<p>There were 45 billion page views from LinkedIn members during Q1 alone in 2016.<p>Two new members join LinkedIn every second.<p>Each month, 106 million unique users visit LinkedIn.<p>41% of millionaires use …

7 Apps You Need as a Social Media Consultant

According to data from The CMO Survey, overall marketing budget devoted to social media is expected to more than double over the next five years, …

10 Free Tools for Successfully Managing Your Personal Brand

Do you Google yourself and find another person with your same name? Do you want to keep your personal life separate from your personal brand? Do you …

Social Media

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking

Did you know that Warren Buffett has spent 80% of his career thinking?<p><i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder</b> …

22 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the things people need to know in order to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are some of her most important points:<p>1. Stand when you're being introduced to someone<p>"Standing helps …

Employment

How to Eat Right to Power Up Your Weight Loss Hormones

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it's about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook and stabilizing your mood.<p>And the right foods power up the hormones that do just that. Eat …

7 Ways To Have A Blockbuster Year

Finally create positive change that has been eluding you<p>I have no science to back my claims. No team of researchers trying to crack the code of why you keep getting in your own way. I only have my experiences, observations, and personal results to help you.<p>Here are 7 ways to finally create your …