Katy McWhirter

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20 Scientifically-Proven Signs You're Smarter Than Average

You use recreational drugs<p>According to Psychology Today, people who use more drugs are more intelligent. 'Intelligent people don't always do the …

Psychology

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

Be Slimmer, Stronger, and Smarter

The 24-hour plan for first targeting and then tapping into what may be your most valuable natural resource<p>Women didn't invent hormones. Granted, women may have given hormones a bad name, but infamy does not equal exclusivity. In reality, the hormones that men possess are exactly the same as …

An entrepreneur who earns over $200,000 a year explains what it takes to work and travel all over the world

Four years later, she started teaching other entrepreneurs to do the same.<p>In 2010, Sisson left behind eight years in the corporate world to strike out on her own, helping others create thriving online businesses.<p>"I literally went without any income for six months and focused on providing a ton of …

10 Things Happy People Do Not Do

Two of the most amazing emotions one can feel are positivity and happiness. Happiness and positivity could really turn things around 180 degrees and …

Mindfulness: The Power of “Thinking About Your Thinking”

Dan Harris from ABC News contacted me out-of-the-blue a few years ago to discuss the power of mindfulness and meditation. His book, <i>10% Happier,</i> which …

Mindfulness

10 Unconventional Weight Loss Tactics that Actually Work

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that eating tasty food can be one hell of an experience. It can improve your mood, give you the energy …

10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity

They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce — so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business …

Time Management

Should everyone become vegetarian?

With ethical diets on the increase among young voters, we talk to them about what they eat and why it matters politically<p>In our “Virgin voters” series, we listen to what young people and first-time voters have to say about the issues that matter most to them. With increasing numbers of students …

The Real Secret To Intimacy (and Why It Scares Us)

Why is falling in love scary? Why do people often shut down in the face of intimacy?<p>Because of an intense fear of vulnerability.<p>Brené Brown of the …

Love

Choose your proteins and carbohydrates carefully to avoid long-term weight gain

Those whose diets had a high glycaemic load (GL), heavy with refined grains, starches and sugars, gained more weight.<p>But, the authors simply used …

Don't Let Fear Conquer Your Greatness

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For one moment, just imagine what you would be able to accomplish if you knew you couldn’t fail. That anything you put your mind to or wanted to achieve, it would be accomplished.<p>I’m sure if you thought in terms like that, you …

Motivation

Increase Your Happiness: Upregulate Positive Feelings

There has been considerable focus on the attempt to down-regulate (reduce) negative emotions as a way to relieve stress, depression, and the …

12 Reasons Why People Who Travel Are So Endearing

We are drawn to people that travel. We listen to their stories and make them our friends. Here are 12 Reasons why people who travel are so endearing.

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

Five powerful rules for female entrepreneurs to live by

When I became an entrepreneur, I was motivated by one thing: freedom. I wanted the flexibility to follow my dream. Entrepreneurship allowed me to do work that was engaging and empowering.<p>I'm not alone. According to a Cox Business study, 61 per cent of women entrepreneurs started a business to be …

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …