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A New Study Reveals the 20 Factors That Predict Startup Failure: Do Any Apply to You?

Seventeen percent of startups studied cited the lack of a business model; 17 percent admitted their product wasn't good enough.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You already know that the majority of startups eventually fail. The pervading myth is that between 80 and 90 …

Startups

Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose …

Depression

Are You Anxious? Worry a Lot? That Can Be Good For You!

Anxiety is rampant in our society. As a psychiatric symptom, it brings many people into psychotherapists’ offices, and/or into seeking relief. The same is true for chronic, often pervasive worrying about life situations, especially those you can’t really control or have impact over. But two recent, …

Depression

What The Shape Of Your Face Says About Your Sex Drive

You may not realize it, but your facial structure can reveal a lot about your personality.<p>Past research has consistently found that men with shorter and wider faces are more aggressive, more prejudiced, more likely to deceive others, more dominant, and more driven to succeed compared to men with …

Psychology
The Brain

4 ways to resist distraction and focus at work

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

The Best Strategy for Kicking Bad Habits Is Simpler Than You May Think

Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, …

Self-improvement

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs<p>“I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘She’s totally lying.’ At the same time, I remember something in my mind saying, ‘And that doesn’t matter.’” For Daniel Shaw, believing the words of the guru he had spent years devoted to wasn’t blind …

Critical Thinking

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People | Inc.com

<i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on Quora:</b><p>I don't think mental toughness is something you are …

Self-improvement

You’re a completely different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found

Look at a photo of yourself as a teenager and, mistaken fashion choices aside, it’s likely you see traces of the same person with the same personality quirks as you are today. But whether or not you truly are the same person over a lifetime—and what that notion of personhood even means—is the …

Psychology

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

Make Money Online: How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Business

There's a lot of appeal to <b>make money online</b>. Starting and growing a profitable online business can afford you the luxury of working from home, having …

5 Reasons Why Most People Don't Become Wealthy

From confidence to clarity, there are a number of reasons holding you back from success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy discusses five reasons why most people never experience the wealth they desire.<p>To start, it's …

Thought Leadership

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Mental Health

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL | Inc.com

If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's site.) Thirty people with no military background undertake extreme physical …

Special Forces

The Pursuit Of Meaning, Not Happiness Is What Makes Life Incredibly Better

<i>“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something, says Harold S. Kushner</i><p>If you are feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, or can’t lose yourself into your present work, you’re not alone — many people are in the same boat.<p>Tom Path, …

Happiness

7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …

Happiness

You Can Teach Yourself to Be More Positive--Here's How | Inc.com

The entrepreneurs I work with tend to have a few things in common: they are smart, ambitious, and highly motivated.<p>Most of them are also stressed to the max.<p>From the outside, they appear powerful and poised. But on the inside, they worry about their ability to deal with the demands that come along …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

Do You Curse Often? It Might Mean You Are More Honest, Researchers Say

If you swear often, you must be an honest person -- at least that’s what a three-part study suggests.<p>In the paper <i>Frankly, We Do Give a Damn: The</i> …

Machiavelli's Advice for Nice Guys

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

10 Success lessons from Napoleon Hill – “Rich Man, Poor Man” for entrepreneurs

Share119<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+17<p>Shares 357<p>Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

Small Business

THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY

The Imprinted Brain Theory<p>What causes mental illnesses like schizophrenia and autism? We have long known that both tend to run in families and that …

Autism

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

Entrepreneurship

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

La Jolla

Men And Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'...

<i>This article was previously published on Scientific American.</i><p><b>Researchers asked women and men “friends” what they really think—and got very different</b> …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

Self-improvement