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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John shares 9 business books he thinks everyone should read

As a 14-year-old, Daymond John had yet to be diagnosed with dyslexia but knew that he struggled with reading.<p>But there was one book — Napoleon Hill's 1937 classic "Think and Grow Rich" — that so enthralled him that he not only pushed through it, but decided to read it again every year.<p>In John's own …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain

Dragon what? No, this is not a medieval-times myth where knights save princesses from fire-breathing dragons and win the coveted dragon fruit from a …

Digestion

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Psychology

Why No One Is Reading Your Marketing Content

Marketing in a digital economy is more difficult now than it was in the days of mass media. Then, big budgets and strong messages were enough to get consumers to remember you. Today, not only have audiences fragmented, requiring a more targeted approach, but digital activity is tracked — so even if …

10 Leaders Share the Best Advice They Ever Received

As we approach the end of the year and look to 2016, think about the advice these leaders say helped guide and shape them.<p>What's the best advice you ever received? Sometimes, it takes just a small tidbit to motivate you or help you see a clear path to success. These leaders have shared the best …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

Retired? How much money should you keep in stocks?

<i>What percentage mix of stocks and bonds should I shoot for with my retirement savings once I retire?--R.M., Michigan</i><p>Considering how many retirees must grapple with this issue and the fact that allocating one's assets between stocks and bonds is a key element of any retirement income plan, you might …

6 Cheats to Boost Your Credit Score

<b>Your credit score impacts nearly every avenue of your life, from buying a car to getting a job.</b><p>To that end, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund partnered with Chevrolet to launch the Financial Empowerment Series, a free event to teach money management best practices. The …

Personal Finance

This 13-Year-Old Girl Shatters Stereotypes as Mexico's Youngest Psychologist

Forget all the sexist and ageist things you’ve heard about teen girls, because this 13-year-old <i>mexicana</i> is going to break them all.<p><b>Dafne Almazán</b>, who the <i>Flama</i> reports was able to read, write and speak by age 3 and could do the latter fluently in Spanish and English by the time she was 6, finished …

Why It Never Pays To Be Rude On A Flight

<i>(Business class seats on American's trans-continental A321T aircraft)</i><p>Rude and uncooperative fellow-passengers make flying difficult for airline staff and fliers alike. And although there will always be die-hards who insist that you can never get upgraded on a flight merely for being "nice" I beg to …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

8 Mistakes You're Probably Making When You Brush Your Teeth

<i>By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com</i><p>It's not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay and gum …

Dental Care

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Media For Not Covering Obama's Trade Deal

Adding to the chorus of protest over President Barack Obama’s push for a controversial new trade pact with Asia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sounded off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and accused mainstream media of not covering what could be one of the biggest trade agreements in history.<p>“The …

Investment Crowdfunding Draws a Crowd

It's getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that's excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch.<p>At this point, everything from independent filmmaking to whistleblower …

6 Big Misconceptions People Have About Personal Branding Online

Over lunch last week I was talking about a recent in-house corporate workshop I had done on personal branding online. As I looked up from my chicken salad, I could see the surprise on my friend's face. He didn't get it. He's not entirely convinced that there is a need for paying attention to how he …

Personal Branding