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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Why You Don't Keep Your Resolutions...And How to Fix That

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the calendar shifts from holiday celebrations in December to New Year’s anticipations in January, many of us make resolutions in hopes of improving our lives. While nearly two-thirds of us make New Year’s resolutions, only roughly one …

Profit

Mark Zuckerberg Asks the World to Decide His New Year's Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are so yesterday; Mark Zuckerberg much prefers a ‘personal challenge.’<p>Every year, the Facebook founder sets out on an outlandish self-assignment “to broaden my perspective and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook,” he says. Past challenges have included …

Mark Zuckerberg

Self-improvement startup Lift.do is now Coach.me, reflecting renewed focus on personal coaching

Sometimes startups have to go through name changes before they truly hit their stride. For Lift.do, the self-improvement and motivation app, that change comes today: it’s now known as Coach.me.<p>The new name reflects an updated focus and business model. While the ability to set personal goals and …

Why Smart People Have Trouble Learning Leadership

Harvard Business professor Robert Kaplan says the brightest people to work the hardest at leadership skills.<p>Harvard Business School Professor of Management Robert Kaplan doesn't agree with the premise that leadership can't be taught.<p>He does believe, however, that very intelligent people have the …

Leadership

6 Ways to Lose Weight Without Starving

Here's how you can amp up your "energy flux" and kick your weight loss into high gear.<p><b>A FRESH WAY TO LOSE</b><p>What's a runner who wants to slim down to do? More and more studies, including a large review published in 2013 in <i>US Endocrinology</i>, show that the key to losing weight is keeping your calorie …

Your Daily Guide to Getting in Shape This January

So, your New Year's resolution is to get in shape—for real, this time. You've joined the gym, you've bought some kickass running shoes; now, all you need is a game plan. And, here it is: We enlisted celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Lacey Stone to set up a daily schedule that starts January …

Why New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight Often End in Failure

Don't let it happen to you!<p>Have yet to make a resolution that sticks? Join the club. By the end of January, 36 percent of New Year’s resolvers have thrown their hands up in the air, said “oh, well,” and probably asked for a piece of leftover holiday candy.<p>But that’s no reason to abandon the grand …

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

The social science guide to picking a career you'll love

What the best scientific research tells us is that we often look for the wrong things in job searches: what we <i>think</i> will make us happy at work is very different from what will <i>actually</i> make us happy. It's little wonder, then, that over half of Americans are unhappy with their jobs.<p>So here’s a …

5 Career Questions That Will Make You More Successful in 2015

Need to find a new job in the new year, or reignite your passion for the one you have? These questions from a career coach can help.<p>Here we are at …

How to Factor Your Personality into Your Decision-Making

As much logic as you put into your decisions, your personality will always affect the way you make a choice. Combined with maturity and experience, …

Ukranian Jewish Woman's Holocaust Story Teaches Us How to Survive

<i>(Etcia, Mania and Dunia Goldberg, photo courtesy of Valeriy Gristiv)</i><p>Mania Golberg sat in her dining room in Roswell, Georgia; explaining what it was like to hide in a dark underground cave in Ukraine for 344 days during the Holocaust.<p>The enormity of what Mania lived through seemed somehow …

Dining Rooms

New Releases 12/30/14 - Unbound Worlds

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><b>Nobody’s Home</b> <br>by Tim Powers<p><b>The Top of the Volcano: the Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison</b> <br>by Harlan Ellison<p><b>PAPERBACK</b><p><b>Blood Assassin</b> <br>by …