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The Price of Happiness in Cities

Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.<p>Where we choose to live is arguably the most important decision we’ll ever make. But current research is conflicted as to what makes us happier: urban or suburban life. A …

Happiness

Why are some people so nasty? Blame their DNA

A mathematical model could help us understand why some people evolve to be nice and why others seem to be inherently nasty.<p>The model, designed by …

6 Surefire Ways to Stay Constantly Motivated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“How do you stay so motivated?”<p>That is a question I’m asked on a constant basis -- by friends, business connections and readers of this column -- and it’s a question that all entrepreneurs should address on a regular basis.<p>You see, we are …

Motivation

Changing the Negotiating Game - 6 Tips for Smart Success

<i>"One Vision," Artwork by Rod Sánchez</i><p>In our increasingly interconnected world, the negotiating game is changing. Expert negotiators are no longer seeing negotiating as an opportunity to win, but as an agreement and relationship builder. Whether we are engaged in the ongoing French negotiations for …

How Incredibly Successful People Find Jobs They Love

The best tool for your job search isn't LinkedIn or Indeed. Here's the secret to finding the best place to grow your career.<p>Everyone hates job hunting, and that's mostly because the tools we have for it have always sucked.<p>After scrolling through hundreds of listings that all seem to promise unique …

You Just Graduated And You Want A Job -- Here's Why You Can't Find One

Your phone isn’t buzzing. Your inbox is even more of a ghost town than usual. You’re sending out plenty of job applications, but you aren’t hearing anything back, or if you do get an interview, it never ends in an offer. It’s not the labor market, son; it’s you. OK, that might be a tad harsh, but …

What the 'Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia' Wants for Women in Her Country

If you haven’t heard of Nawal Alhawsawi, perhaps you’ve heard of the title she was given about two years ago: “The Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia.” She …

Why are so many of us over-sensitive?

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But, discovers Emma Young, there may …

Money Does Buy Happiness as Long as Purchases Fit Your Personality

While money may not be the key to happiness, it sure can help. A recent study suggests the trick is to be true to yourself.<p>The study, led by Sandra …

Obama: My daughters 'think it's weird' no female president yet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama may have canceled his first campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton, but he's not avoiding touting her history-making campaign.<p>Speaking at a White House-sponsored forum on women's issues Tuesday, Obama hailed Clinton as the first female presumptive nominee …

Civil Rights

You’re More Likely to Exercise if You Have a Sense of Purpose

As several recent studies have confirmed, as many as 95% of people don’t meet the amount of exercise the government recommends. Some research …

This Is the Secret Sauce for Happy Employees

Workers want more from their employer than a paycheck.<p>Before we get to the secret sauce for happy employees, let's first talk about happiness at work. It's tricky to focus on happiness at work. It's subjective, and too often leaders focus on making employees happy. This is the wrong focus.<p>Where …

This Single Job Hunting Statistic Will Blow Your Mind

Implementing a 20-20-60 strategy to a job hunt could land you more interviewers (and better jobs).<p>Ten million job applications resulted in 100,000 hires.<p>That's 1 percent.<p>Worse: Only 15 percent of these 100,000 people applied through a job board; the rest got their job via networking or by being …

3 Ways to Be Happily Engaged at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“My life is awful.” It's a phrase many of us use when talking about our everyday routines, our work and our prospects in life. There are many reasons for this logic. As a species, it's part of our progressive force. If we were always …

Employee Engagement

How to Balance Ambition and Happiness: 5 Tips

Too much ambition makes life miserable, too little makes it meaningless. Here's how to strike a balance.<p>Many people believe that success will make them happy. But science shows that it's the other way around.<p>Being happy seems to increase your chances of success, while study after study indicates …

Learn to Do CPR on Your Cat or Dog

You already know it’s good to keep your CPR chops up to date so you can help a human, but dogs and cats can benefit from CPR too. The guidelines are …

Why Setting Intrinsic Goals Can Make You Happier

Happiness is what we all strive for in life and our goals can help us get to the level of happiness we want. Going after goals and dreams is what …

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, …

Self-improvement

Ignore Most Productivity Advice: This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Know About Habits

Wake up early? Journal? Meditate? Here's the trouble with these and other oft-recommended habits.<p>If you're looking to increase your productivity, there's no shortage of advice out there. Sir Richard Branson thinks you should wake up at 5am every day. Or maybe try journaling. Others swear by …

3 strong signs your career is on the path to success

Now career success is much less linear and there's a lot more navigating and rerouting that happens along the way.<p>In fact, it almost seems as though there is no "path" at all, and we're now forced to chart our own journey to success for ourselves. How do you know, then, if you're headed in the …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Working When it Doesn't Want To

<i>How do you get yourself to work effectively/focused when the motivation isn't there or you don't feel like it? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, Staff Writer, New York Times</b> …

Quora

Why Men Cheat on Women (& What to Do About It).

This is a piece dedicated to those men who sincerely wish to fully devote themselves to their women, but are struggling with the challenge of doing …

Relationships

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

Self-improvement

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

Prominent Climate Scientists Say Boulder-Hurling Megawaves Are Decades Away

Over the summer, pioneering climate scientist James Hansen and his colleagues penned an apocalyptic study predicting that the deadliest consequences …

From zero to 45 days in a row: how I built a habit of daily exercise

Since releasing my course, <i>Productive Habits</i>, I’ve been focusing on building more new habits. This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new …