Melissa Simmons

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How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Parenting

The Most Brilliant Business Ideas

Check out some of our favorites from Entrepreneur's 'Brilliant Ideas' series in the magazine.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurship is about ideas. It is the foundation of everything -- an insight into how to improve something, or what consumers want, …

Entrepreneurship

100-Year-Old Drug May Be the Key to Treating Autism

Old Drug, New Tricks<p>A small clinical trial from the University of California, San Diego, has just yielded some promising results for those living …

Autism

65 Places to Sell Your Stuff Online for Extra Money

65 Places to Sell Your Stuff Online for Extra Money<p>Sell New and Used Goods and Digital Products Online<p>Updated May 31, 2017<p>Before the Internet, if you …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists | Inc.com

My family and I recently celebrated the life of my grandmother. While reminiscing, I ran across a yearbook from her senior year of high school. Next to everyone's picture was a section where they could indicate future ambitions upon graduation. Next to hers was something that I would have never …

Time Management

The specific advice you should seek (and ignore) to become more self-aware

Self-awareness is the meta skill of the 21st century. Research shows it’s the essential foundation for high performance, making smart choices, and forming strong relationships. But while we bemoan the lack of self-awareness in our politicians, bosses, and Facebook friends, we rarely consider …

How to Never Let Fear Hold You Back Again

What makes the difference depends on your reaction and response to the fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing holds people back from tapping into their full potential and becoming the best version of themselves more than fear. Fear shatters dreams, prevents …

Self-confidence

A Total-Body Workout to Build Metabolism-Boosting Muscle

You need to build some muscle to boost your metabolism, and this total-body workout will do just that. We start with a solid warmup, so you're ready to push your body to maximize your gains. The workout uses light free weights; we suggest five-pound dumbbells, but this workout is still effective if …

Fitness

Eight Reasons Why It's So Hard To Really Change Your Behavior

Changing our behavior is a self-engineering challenge with few equals. I’m talking about long-term, sustained change, not short-run bursts that sputter out before real change happens. Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, dependencies or anything else, changing behavior is one of the …

Self-help

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

Wall Street

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Demographics

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist

Mental health professionals have a 'duty to warn' about a leader who may be unfit to serve.<p>If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic. A delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.” …

Mental Health

The 9 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

Everyone's allowed a few mulligans in their 20s, but by the time you're 30, it's helpful to have a solid grasp on your finances.<p>To stay on track, …

Retirement

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Entrepreneurship

Six Exercises To Build Core Strength

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Looking to build core strength? These six exercises will get you there.</i> <br>This is an intense core workout. Tweak the timing and …

Exercise

700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in May: Enroll Free Today

FYI: This month, 700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take courses from top flight …

5 smart tuition hacks to cut the growing cost of college

Today's college students are more cost-conscious than ever. More than half are worried about financing college, according to a recent survey from the …

College & University

What You Can Learn From This Angel Investor's 5 Rules of Investing

Whether you're an entrepreneur thinking about where to place your next investment or a passionate startup seeking capital funding, understanding these rules can make a big difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout history, startup capital has driven the …

Entrepreneurship

15 Facts To Know About Anxiety, The Most Common Mental Disorder

Ask artist Gemma Correll, and she'll tell you living with anxiety is like living in a real-life horror movie. Actually, don't ask her — simply click …

The Design Trick That Makes Small Spaces Seem Larger

This is the conventional wisdom: for a small space, light colors. Dark colors can make a space feel heavy and oppressive, and they tend to soak up …

Living Rooms

How to Learn Faster: Rethink What Learning Looks Like | Inc.com

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education," Mark Twain supposedly quipped.<p>It's a catchy witticism, but while many of us remember the quote, far too many people still fail to make the distinction between "schooling" and "learning," engineering professor, master teacher, and author …

Learning

4 Ways Your Body Is Telling You to Check Your Mental Health

Thanks to politics, Americans are more stressed than ever. From career burnout to relationship problems, serious stress has probably affected your happiness in at least one way during the past few years. If you don’t put in the work to manage your stress, it can also manifest physically, causing …

Mental Health

Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.

Beautiful letters from Copenhagen Signs.

Who just made the case for drug legalization? Drug-warrior in chief Jeff Sessions, that’s who

Sessions wants to roll back legalization and renew the war on drugs — but he accidentally argued the opposite case<p>For decades, critics of the drug war have argued that drug prohibition begets violence. Recently, that argument received the seemingly unwitting support of a surprising source: drug war …

Cannabis

3 things that could be making you unhappy

Dr. Alan Schlechter, author of "U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (And Life)," is also the professor of the most popular elective class at New York University called "The Science of Happiness." He explains the things you should stop doing if you want to be happier. Following is a transcript of …

Happiness