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10 Traits Empathic People Share

Source: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock<p>The trademark of an empath is feeling and absorbing other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of …

Emotions

A trailer car adventure through 59 US national parks

This year sees celebrations across the US to mark the centenary of the National Park Service. To pay homage to this great organisation, Jonathan Irish and Stefanie Payne are visiting every national park in an Airstream trailer. Here, Jonathan shares some of the highlights so far.<p>March 5<p>Death Valley …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

National Parks

How to Make a Major Life Decision, in 9 Steps

I spent weeks preparing the application, went through two rounds of interviews, and finally, after months of anticipation, received an offer to join …

10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and …

Employee Engagement

5 Steps to Manifesting ANYTHING

By now, I’m sure you know all about the law of attraction. We manifest parking spaces and free coffee and are working on manifesting our millions. …

Spirituality

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Spinach Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>One-Pot Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti</b><br>1 lb. uncooked spaghetti<br>1 (12.8-oz.) package cooked spicy Italian sausage, thinly sliced<br>1 large onion, thinly …

Recipes

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

<i>“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”</i> – John C. Maxwell<p>When it comes to getting results, it takes …

5 Things That Could Tell Others A Lot About Your Personality Secrets

Sometimes we tend to judge people by their attitude rather than getting to know the person. Each of us also has our own unique threshold for …

Psychology

7 Reasons Your Wife Isn't Interested In Having Sex With You

Sometimes "I'm exhausted" really *does* just mean "I'm exhausted."<p>When your wife isn't interested in getting busy, it's all too easy to assume she's not interested in you <i></i>anymore, either.<p>But don't jump to conclusions or give up on your sex life just yet, said Tammy Nelson, a sexologist and the …

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>2. Bring eggs to room temperature in five minutes with a bowl of warm water.<p>3. Make your own (gluten-free!) oat flour with oats and a blender.<p>4. Need a …

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in February (and what to watch before it’s gone)

Look, I get it. It’s super fun to get all mad when a movie you like leaves Netflix. "That’s not fair," you say, slamming your fists against the table. "I don’t care that they’re not supposed to have everything, and I don’t care that I’ve never watched that movie in the last three years it was on …

Bruce Willis

This is What Alcohol Does to Your Sleep

You may want to think twice before pouring that nightcap—it turns out alcohol could be wreaking major havoc on your sleep. Even though it’s the …

Eight beauty mistakes that make your hair thin

Your hair is at its most fragile when wet.<p>Regardless of how many products you load it up with, hair thins with age and there is scarcely anything you …

Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …

Cancer & Inflammation: Learn How To Stop Them In their Tracks

Cancer: Don’t wait For Those Moonshot Cures, Act Now<p>We all heard President Obama’s State Of the Union speech where one of the things he promised was …

Wellness

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Ever get frustrated with the limited options that Netflix offers you when you log onto the home page? There are thousands upon thousands of TV shows …

Michael Shannon

This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.<p>Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good …

Self-improvement

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Meditation

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Mindfulness

20 Simple Things You Can Do Daily To Become A Mindful Person

The world we are living in today has taken away our ability to truly appreciate the little things that we should be thankful for. Mindfulness helps …

Mindfulness

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …