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3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

10 European Etiquette Rules You Should Know

No matter how well-mannered we may be back home, Europe can be a minefield of faux pas just waiting to happen. I've made my fair share, to be sure. …

Writing Your First Book Is the First Big Step to Build Your Personal Brand

Get oriented to the task before putting pen to paper through self-assessment, audience targeting and relentless testing. Just like any other product.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a better leader, get paid more or grow your business, then you need to …

Sexsomnia—That's Sleepwalking Sex—Is Real and Thousands of Women Have It

After five years together, Grace,* 37, and her then partner were struggling to make their relationship work. There was almost no physical intimacy between them—until they started having sex in their sleep. When she felt his touch, Grace would begin to dream that she was sleeping with someone else. …

Cashier who stole $13 million at work gets 8 years in prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cashier convicted of stealing nearly $13 million from the monuments and engraving firm where she worked has been sentenced to …

Color Psychology: How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

Psychology

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

How to Become a Great Storyteller Even if You Hate Public Speaking

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

Small Business

What Your Favorite Music Festival Says About You

The music festival you choose to attend says a lot about you as a person.<p><i>Lollapalooza, photo by Petya Shalamanova</i><p>It’s almost that time again… festival season! Actually, it already is that time because festival season never ends. With so many music fests going on around the world, you could …

Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life

Many people think that meditation is a practice that involves emptying your mind of thoughts. This misconception can leave beginners feeling like …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

Inside Flipboard / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 …

Self-improvement

Design firm Ammunition takes top honors for innovation

San Francisco design firm Ammunition beat out Apple and others to be named Fast Company’s top “Innovative Company in Design.”<p>Co-founded by Robert Brunner, the former head of Apple’s industrial design studio who hired Jony Ive, Ammunition is most famous for designing the Beats Electronics …

Jony Ive

How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Company

They can cost next to nothing to well into six figures. Since you already have a good idea of your budget, see what the designer’s average project typically costs to determine if your budget fits into that range. If the two numbers are way off, it’s best to find out early to avoid wasting anyone’s …

Are You 'Fit' To Be an Entrepreneur?

It was both scary and empowering. But ultimately, once you have learnt this and tested it a few times, it is great to know that you have full control over what your body looks like. Full control over whether you can push your body further this week then you did last week. (PS, the bible for …