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5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

Self-improvement

How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl

<b>1. Buy used</b><br>The classical recording industry switched over pretty much completely from vinyl to CDs in the 1980s. Even today, as more savvy, popular …

Piano

7 things not to do when you first wake up

Maybe yours involves reading the news, or guzzling water, or dancing to pop music in your underwear. No judgment.<p>That said, there are certain morning mistakes that can set the stage for an unproductive rest of the day.<p>We checked out what scientists and other experts had to say about making the most …

Time Management

The Secret to Success that No One Told You: Be Dumb

Being smart is fine, but breaking assumptions and looking at things in a new way is better.<p>What's some of the standard advice you get when you want to accomplish anything? Study up. Learn about the subject, Get advice from people who've done it.<p>It's hard to argue. All that sounds right. Often it is …

Self-improvement

Common Exercises Most People Do Wrong

Fix your form on these exercises, and you’ll be able to do almost anything better<p>There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she …

Can you teach people to have empathy?

<b>Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.</b><p>Open Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and one …

Empathy

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

Self-improvement

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day To Improve Themselves

Success is something many people work very hard for. Achieving it is difficult enough, but keeping it going is even harder. That’s why truly …

Self-improvement

Mark Cuban’s (Very) Frank Advice for Entrepreneurs

The Shark Tank host shared his brutally frank perspective on success at last week's iCONIC Tour in Chicago.<p>Anyone who's ever seen Mark Cuban in a live interview knows that quoting him without using some rather colorful language is nearly impossible. I had the honor of witnessing such an interview …

Entrepreneurship

Why Love Isn't About Finding The "Right" Person

All my life, no one told me what love really was. No one ever taught me what a relationship was supposed to be like. I had only two models.<p>One was my …

Relationships

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

Peter Thiel on How to Build a Monopoly

Want to dominate your market? Start small and scale upwards, says the Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and investor.<p>Billionaire Peter Thiel knows a thing or two about dominating markets: The 47-year-old entrepreneur and investor co-founded PayPal--one of the world's largest online payments …

Peter Thiel

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

Quick wins from successful entrepreneurs and CEOs who have built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies.<p>It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but …

Procrastination

14 ways to show your love – Do this and your lover will love you forever!

He may not feel your love until you really make an effort to put your love into action. For most people, actions speak louder than words, so prove …

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

Motivation

5 Popular Habits of Happy & Successful People

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “<i>There aren’t enough hours in the day!</i>” on a daily …

Happiness

How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make

Here are some best practices that helped me (and hopefully will help you) avoid mistakes most commonly made by young companies and the entrepreneurs who start them.<p>Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were …

Small Business

'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

The Best in Men’s Skincare, Haircare, Shaving, and More

Best Cleansers and Moisturizers<p>$36.00<p><b>2014 Best in Shop Selection</b> - A fast-absorbing, rich cream that restores a hydrated balance to the skin while …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Richard Branson