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Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

How to Teach Your T-Spine to Bend

<b>We usually think of mobility as it relates to our peripheral joints.</b> Can the ankles move? Can the wrists bend? Can the shoulders let the arms go …

The Dalai Lama says there are two key factors to happiness that have nothing to do with "self-love"

Have you ever been told to look out for yourself first?<p>Or that you have to love yourself before you love others?<p>Well, this is likely all terrible …

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31 Recipes That Require No Oven, No Stove, No Sweat, No Tears

The oven in my apartment is dead. You could say I rang the death knell, baking pies at 425° and pizzas at 500° F every weekend—acting like it's October, not August, like my oven is an Olympic marathoner, not an aging, overheated turtle. Had I been more gentle, perhaps, its knobs wouldn't have …

30 Mouthwatering Tomato Recipes You Should Make (and Eat) Immediately

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL<p>Two foods you probably have in your kitchen at this very moment: a carton of eggs and ripe tomatoes. But …

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5 Ways Dramatic Positive Change Can Boost Your Happiness And Success

<b>Part of the Series “Braving Up To Build Your Best Life”</b><p>Often, when I’m working with my clients or course members, the concepts we explore together take on a brand new meaning given what’s going on in my own life. Such was the case this summer. In June, I underwent a massive change in my life, …

Happiness

Why a Cure to Obesity Could Be in Your Poop

Scientists recently found something remarkable in the microbiomes of human twins and mice with a filthy habit. And it might change how we can make …

Microbiology

The 7 Most Overrated Strength Machines at the Gym

Depending on how you use them, strength training machines can be the key to stronger arms, powerful glutes, and heavier lifts. Or they can just waste …

How the Depth of Field Preview Button on a DSLR Works

DSLR cameras often have a little depth of field preview button beside the lens mount. This 3-minute video by ZY Productions revisits the basics of a …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Professional Actors Train Themselves to Exude Confidence--and So Can You | Inc.com

Some people just seem to be born confident. When they enter a room, you feel the power of their presence. They don't hesitate to ask for what they want--a raise, a promotion, or a free upgrade on a flight. And when they speak, people listen.<p>But are they really born that way? Or can confidence be …

Self-improvement

Three of the world’s most powerful billionaires agree—there’s one trait you need to succeed

Not a lot of people know about Ray Dalio, and he prefers it that way.<p>Considered one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by <i>Time</i> magazine, Dalio is the founder of <i>Bridgewater Associates,</i> the largest hedge fund in the world, with $122 billion under management.<p>So he’s kind of a big …

Self-improvement

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits! | Inc.com

Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should have just known better and avoided.<p>I've led large complex …

Leadership

8 ways to boost your self-esteem when you’re feeling worthless

When we get low, we often get down on ourselves. Obviously that doesn't help the situation, but it can be difficult to pull yourself out of a …

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Google Search

Mike Tyson Didn't Become a Champion By Reading About Personal Development--He Used a Simple Daily Routine | Inc.com

In his latest book, <i>Iron Ambition: My life with Cus D'Amato</i>, Mike Tyson lays out what it took to become a champ.<p>Inside, Tyson details his relationship with his trainer and what took him from a punk kid in Brooklyn involved in petty crime to seven years later becoming the youngest heavyweight …

Boxing

It’s spy vs. spy and brother vs. brother in this classic tale of espionage

In his fascinating new novel, “Defectors,” Joseph Kanon uses the tangled ties between two brothers to explore the world of espionage at the height of the Cold War. Kanon, the author of “The Good German,” and “The Prodigal Spy,” among others, is a master of the genre, and here delivers a book that …

The Power of Emotions. How to Master Your Mind

Your mind is a powerful force. So powerful, that a mere intention can create a vibrant life, while a careless thought can spiral into despair and …

Want to Train Yourself to Succeed? Science Says These 3 Things Matter Most | Inc.com

Henry Ford once famously said: "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."<p>It's a pithy quote (Ford was a quote machine), but now, just over 70 years after his death, a new research project funded by the National Science Foundation points to a wealth of evidence that …

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Best polish for the wheels advice

• 57 posts<p>March 26, 2014 5:22 PM EDT<p>I have a 9 year old bike with less than sparkling wheels and my options are $2000 for new wheels (thinking fat …

50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine.</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so …

Reboot Your Life: 20 Mental Barriers You Should Let Go Of

You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing …

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

1) THE CRAVING MIND<b>From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—How We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits</b><br>Judson Brewer (Yale)We’re forever reaching …

Fedex is using autonomous robots to essentially replace the mailroom clerk

Over the last year, FedEx has been working with Savioke, a Silicon Valley company that makes autonomous indoor delivery robots, to develop a robot delivery system for its repair facility in Collierville, Tennessee. The bots are used by workers to move items around the office, cutting down on wasted …

Robotics

Once you learn 7 life lessons from a Buddhist master, you'll be much stronger

It can be difficult to find peace and happiness sometimes. We spend so much time distracting ourselves from the present moment that we forget to …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Positive Thinking