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9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive | Inc.com

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Is It Cheaper to Buy or Rent Your Home? Here's the Real Answer

Owning a home isn't for everyone, but make sure you know how to properly evaluate this major financial decision.<p>Home prices in the U.S. are up by …

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die …

4 Ways Caffeine Keeps You From Realizing Your Potential

Today's tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can …

Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.<p><b>Two days after</b> walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many …

15 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent

Unlike your IQ, your EQ is highly malleable.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly …

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

7 Things to Outsource Immediately to Scale Your Business

Instead of wasting time and money on guessing and experimenting, outsource to an outside expert the conversion strategies you need.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more</i> …

Yes, Women's Brains Are Different from Men's Brains | Inc.com

A team of 18 researchers at the University of Edinburgh recently scanned the brains of 5,000 men and women between the age of 40 and 70. They discovered that there are significant differences between men and women in the size and density of different parts of their brains.<p>As science writer Jesse …

The Brain

California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative

The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically to rethink the way they manage—and charge for—electricity.<p>California is one such a place.<p>On March 11, it …

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

7 everyday behaviours that can harm a relationship, according to an expert

The decline of a relationship is rarely something that just happens overnight. More often than not issues brew under the surface for a period of time.<p>…

What it's like to live with with borderline personality disorder

19-year-old Nikki opens up about her experience with the condition<p>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is estimated to affect <b>around 700,000 people</b> …

7 steps to a more productive morning

When you hear someone talk about mornings, what comes to mind? Do you picture peace and serenity with a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a computer …

Time Management

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Troubleshooting Your Ecommerce Store: What to Do When No One's Buying

When sales slow down, here are five areas of your business to check first.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an online business owner, you’ve likely encountered the frustration of low sales. And that's a conundrum because you've reviewed your ad data and seen that …

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

Immunotherapy

Replacing The User Story With The Job Story

I’ve written about the problem with user stories before. At the time, I found it better to just have the team talk over proposed changes to the …

Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

Dentistry has come a long way since the bad old days when they’d whip out all your teeth at the slightest excuse. But while that may true, many of us …

Alzheimer's Disease

9 things you can do today to be more productive tomorrow

Before you can sit down and <i>do</i> things, you have to sit down and <i>plan</i> to do things. Which is why your ability to get things done tomorrow depends heavily on your ability to organize, schedule, and reflect today.<p>Below, we've rounded up nine relatively quick tasks you can complete right now to make the …

Tiny Amounts of LSD for Depression

Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”<p>Throughout Ayelet Waldman’s entire life, she’s been “held hostage by the vagaries of mood,” as she explains in her new book, <i>A Really Good Day</i>. She is a bestselling author, mom of four, and devoted wife, but her mental illness threatened it all. …

Medicine

How I Got Out of a Funk (and Saved My Business)

He realized he was standing in the way of his own progress.<p>This story appears in the January 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When I was 19 years old, I delivered bread to grocery stores. But I dreamed of entrepreneurship -- writing, speaking, coaching and traveling the world while building a …

AT&T launches IoT starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi

AT&T announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi.<p>It comes six months after the launch of the wireless giant’s first starter kit. The two …

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead | Inc.com

As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do better?<p>What can I change to make me more effective?<p>How can I use my time more …

9 Emotional Intelligence Mistakes That Make Leaders Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

One of the most important attributes of being a good leader is empathy--as well as the ability to understand and react correctly to your employees' emotions when they are expressed. According to a 2015 Harris Interactive survey, 91 percent of employed American adults believe that interpersonal …

Employment

Automation Won't Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.<p>People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic …

Economics

The potential benefits of mental distractions for the aging brain

<i>This is part of a series on aging well.</i><p>Focus, focus, focus. This mantra for success is drilled into us from childhood all the way up to our working years. In older adults, however, there may be an upside to a wandering mind.<p>Mental distractions may help reinforce memory in adults 60 and older – but …

The best personal finance software and apps for every budget

With the wealth of personal finance software and apps out there, it’s hard to find one that meets your specific needs. Our handy guide to personal …

Personal Finance

Rub-on cream for skin cancer nearly as effective as surgery, five year trial shows

A topical cream for skin cancer is nearly as effective as surgery, scientists have found after a five year trial.<p>More than eight in 10 patients found that the cream imiquimod kept their basal cell carcinoma (BCC) at bay for five years, compared with 98 per cent of those who had their tumour removed.<p>…

Cancer