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How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<p>"If you are not willing …

Motivation

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Happiness

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Why We Need Philosophers Engaged In Public Life

Say "philosopher" and most people imagine a bust of Socrates, obscure texts or intellectual tête-à-têtes in the so-called Ivory Tower, away from the muddle of real-life concerns. But three issues this past week made something clear: We need philosophers engaged in public life — and a public willing …

United States

Are You a Success Story? Why Not?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder why you read about success stories instead of others reading about you? That’s not a rhetorical question. I think you should ask yourself that question. Seriously. Right now. Why do you think you’re not a success story? Let me …

Motivation

16 Damaging Myths About Depression You Need To Stop Believing

"Can't you just snap out of it?"

9 Ways Mentally Strong People Prevent Self-Pity From Sabotaging Their Success

Whether you’ve failed to close a major deal, or you’re overwhelmed by a looming deadline, throwing a pity party won’t help. In fact, feeling sorry for yourself can become downright self-destructive. It makes overcoming adversity difficult – if not impossible – and it keeps you stuck.<p>Mentally strong …

Self-help

Should You Let a Robot Pick Your Investments?

Technology has revolutionized everything from choosing a restaurant to getting directions or a ride to that restaurant, but is it time for technology to get you to your investment destination as well? While this may sound like science fiction, the rise of “robo-advisors” over the last few years has …

Retirement

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Massive Lights Turn Russian Night Into Day (VIDEO)

What in the world is up with Russia? Literally UP, as in up in the air from unexpected and unexplained massive flashes of lights. They happen so quickly that the only way we're even able to see these events is courtesy of motorists who use dashcams while they drive.<p>The image above shows, at left, …

Paranormal

4 Books That Can Pump Up Your Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched concept to you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.<p>After all, for …

Time Management

How Life Insurers Can Bring Their Business into the 21st Century

Life insurance is – or should be – a central element in most households’ financial planning. Yet life insurance sales have been on a steady decline for years. According to LIMRA, the life insurance industry trade association, the number of individual holders of life insurance in the U.S. dropped …

Customer Experience

To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there were some way for you to download decades of my experience in the business world and sort through the individuals who have had great success bringing real products to market, you’d find something very interesting.<p>You’d find a lot …

Entrepreneurship

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

Fiduciary or Broker? Many Financial Advisers Wear Both Hats

While the Obama administration is pressing for more financial advisers to operate as “fiduciaries,” the reality is that many advisers currently wear two hats.<p>That can be confusing because those advisers provide some financial-planning or portfolio-management services under a fiduciary standard, …

Retirement

The One Crucial Trait All Incredibly Successful People Possess | Inc.com

Anyone can succeed without capital, without a business plan, without a marketing plan, and even without a great idea.<p>But no one can succeed without one essential ingredient.<p>Think about the keys to business success: plenty of capital; a comprehensive business plan; a thorough market analysis; …

Self-improvement

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

Apps

The S&P 500 Shouldn't Be The Barometer Of Investor Success, Here's Why

Far too often, individual investors measure the success of their investment portfolios, or the effectiveness of their financial advisors, relative to the performance of a well-known stock market index such as the S&P 500 Index or the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index.<p>While it is important for …

Investing

8 Common Mistakes People Make When Developing New Habits

More and more people are realizing that our habits are our identity and the things we repeatedly do are the reason for our success, or the lack of it.<p>…

Self-improvement

This Is More Effective Than Your New Year’s Resolution

We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately most people never decide how they want to live. As a result they get taken wherever the wind blows.<p>But not …

Motivation

Chatting About Time Management With The Godfather Of Irrationality, Dan Ariely

If you’ve spent any time in the psychology and self improvement sections of any bookstore, you know that Dan Ariely quite literally wrote the book on human irrationality. With bestsellers like <i>Predictably Irrational</i> and <i>The Honest Truth About Dishonesty</i>, Ariely is a go-to source for knowledge about …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

15 Research Based Secrets to Bulletproof Willpower

• Need willpower right now? Clench your fists, cross your arms, tense your muscles, and stand up straight. (Improving your posture can improve your …

Will Power

How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go

‘People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.’ <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The end …

Save Me

50 Stocking Stuffers for Men | The Art of Manliness

Every year since we started the site back in 2008, we’ve done an annual holiday gift guide, highlighting manly, useful, classic, and unique gifts an …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

New York City

You'll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Phrases

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful.<p>Here are some phrases you’ll never …

Self-improvement

How to Sleep Well At Night | The Art of Manliness

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