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9 Ways to Stay Optimistic When All You Want to Do Is Quit

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn—those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with …

7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

Dreams without action is a world of make believe. Consider the following.<p>96 percent of college professors believe they have above average teaching …

Self-improvement

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Self-help

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

6 Tips on the Best Way to Pack a Carry-On Suitcase

Your Clothes<p><b>Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate needing.</b> Then put half of them back. Select clothes in the same color family, packing more …

Clothing

How to Write an Email Subject and Opener That Will Actually Make People Pay Attention

If you want to engage your email reader, be direct, drop that weak vocabulary and use action language.<p>How many of these emails have you deleted this week? Maybe this one...<p>Hi John, I hope all is well. Wanted to reach out to you about the useless crap we are selling and that I really don't care …

subjectlines

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter

Hiring for culture fit can seem like a mystery, but these 4 interview questions will help you get it right every time.<p>If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's …

Employment

11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

A Killer Core Workout That Builds Both Strength and Endurance

There are two main ways to get in shape: build strength and gain endurance. This core workout knocks out both in just 25 minutes.<p>Instructor Kelly Lee …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

14 fabulous tutorials to improve your logo design

Whatever the level of your experience, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to logo design. And the great news is that there are some …

JPMorgan says everyone should read these 11 books this summer

The books includes titles such as "Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas" and "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World," as well as authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Michael Bloomberg.<p>"This year's selections are diverse and thought-provoking non-fiction titles, …

What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in watchOS 4? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Our Wearables and Fitness Editor provides the full lowdown on HIIT training – and how you can incorporate it into your workout regime to blast fat</b> …

What To Do When You Feel Like You Haven't Accomplished Enough

Because we've all been there.<p>Sometimes it happens like this: It’s a weekday, just another regular day. Then a couple of your coworkers get a promotion. You’re happy for them (kind of), but also start to wonder, “They got a promotion ― am I going to get a promotion? What am I even doing at this …

4 mistakes smart people avoid in a networking email

Writing a networking email can a vulnerable, awkward process where there’s an inherent power imbalance: you’re emailing someone, often a stranger …

Employment

7 Ways to Turn Instagram Followers Into Customers for Life

Use these seven ways to reach out to prospects and make them want to buy from you, over and over again.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | …

Marketing

Inspiring Quotes From 20 Creative Geniuses

Unleash your own creativity with help from those who think differently from everyone else.<p>Creative people are often admired. Many aspire to be more creative but get stuck in conventional ways of thinking. Some people still believe that creative ability is genetic--either they're born with it or …

Creativity

How Often Should You Really Do HIIT Workouts?

Ahh, HIIT. It’s the workout everybody brags about doing, day in and day out, because they have #bodygoals that they’re here to, err, hit. But guess …

Exercise

These Protein Smoothies Are Far From Boring

Protein-pack your mornings with these protein smoothies 5 ways!<p>View this post on Facebook

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

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The Secret to Finding Your Passion Is the Opposite of What You've Been Told

To discover your future, look to the past.<p>Like many Millennials, I was told I could become whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. Before the age of ten I cycled through dreams of acting, singing, and becoming a veterinary pharmacist (true story).<p>Trying to find my passion was a near-obsession that …

Motivation

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance.<p>If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two …

Self-improvement

This 11-Minute Foam Roller Workout Is One You'll Actually Want to Do

It's no secret that we love foam rollers over here. Not only are they <i>ahh</i>-mazing at relieving tight muscles, but you can also use them as part of your …

These Workweek Meal Ideas Make Lunch Hour a Cinch (and Are Way Healthier)

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner is what brings people together, where does that leave lunch? Research has proven that …

Healthy Eating

Old Marketing Habits Don't Work Anymore; Here Are 4 Modern Tactics You Need

Marketing is no longer "arts and crafts." Strengthen your plan with these four tactics.<p>If you took a marketing class in college, you probably remember the four Ps of marketing. When I was an undergrad, these four words were burned into my brain: Product, Price, Promotion, and Place.<p>Most modern …

Marketing

Regrow these 6 fruits from kitchen scraps

<b>From berries and citrus to tomatoes and pineapple, use leftover bits to grow whole new plants over and over again.</b><p>Fruit and vegetables are remarkable …

The Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement

<i>Quick note: This post was written in May 2017 and updated in March 2018. The tips and strategies listed below continue to work for us despite the</i> …

Social Media