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8 Motivational Quotes for 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year brings new ideas, new ventures and a fresh start. But it also brings new challenges and struggles to overcome to achieve these new goals.<p>Kickstart your own new year with a little motivation to get you started breaking through …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Two Vital Steps For Fixing Your Employee Engagement Problem

If everyone felt the same level of investment in the company, surely no one would be disengaged. Here’s how to make that a reality.<p>Recently I was working with a Chief Human Resources Officer from a large Fortune 500 company and, a little frustrated, she asked me for some ideas around employee …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

Lions, Eagles and Seahawks beat rivals on Thanksgiving Day | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions both served up U.S. Thanksgiving Day routs to move atop their divisions while the Seattle Seahawks boosted their playoff hopes with a commanding win on Thursday.<p>Nov 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) …

Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.<p>All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by researchers from the National Institutes of …

The Pills Are All Right: A Reluctant Love Letter to Zoloft

Photo: ELLE<p><i>Stressed out. Racing. Panicked. Nervy B. Sunday scaries. The dreads. Merr... We all have different ways of labeling our anxiety but here at ELLE.com we all suffer from it in varying degrees. So in advance of the holiday season, a time that can be particularly fraught with anxiety, we're</i> …

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: 25 geeky board and card games