Mercedes Shelton

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35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that …

Self-improvement

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Get yourself on a fresh track in just a month.<p>For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, …

If You're Really Committed To Personal Development, You'll Take This Uncomfortable Step

Seeking out opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and start something new is the best way to ensure you're learning and growing.<p>Think back on the times in your life when you've grown -- either personally or professionally -- the most. Often, the catalyst for that growth had to do with …

I Always See The Same Numbers Everywhere, What Does It Mean?

Have you ever woken up at exactly 11:11, then checked your phone to see 111 unread emails, walked outside to see a car with a license plate number …

Spirituality

How the 12 Houses of Astrology Affect Your Life

When it comes to astrology, it turns out there’s <i>way</i> more to it than just knowing your zodiac (or sun) sign. Planets, transits, elements, sun *and* moon signs, and houses all come into play when you’re trying to make sense of your own chart, and honestly — it’s confusing AF. The complete zodiac …

Solar-powered EarthCruiser camper expands at the push of a button

Even experienced road warriors need some extra space now and then. Thankfully, the roof of the new EarthCruiser EXP expands at the push of a button, …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing

Drawing on the work of a Stanford psychologist, he says changing the way you talk to them can shape their lives for the better.<p>Tony Robbins: The Best Way to Raise Entrepreneurial Children<p>Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I …

How you can realistically become a millionaire

Everyone wants to be a millionaire, right? More than 10 million Americans are part of the club, and we want to get our membership card, too.<p>But how …

10 Mind-Sharpening Daily Activities That You Can Do in 10 Minutes Or Less

If you don't have 10 minutes to spare, you don't have a life.<p><i>What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong , Writer on</b> …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

The one happiness-boosting money habit everyone should adopt right now

When you’re juggling student loan payments and sky-high city rent—not to mention a budget for shiny leggings, Megaformer classes, and unicorn …

Money

Roads Less Traveled: Wandering Guajataca's Mystical Forest, Caves and Hidden Beaches

Light catches on the water at Guatajaca Lake in Puerto Rico. (Photo: Luis Marin)<p>Puerto Rico isn’t particularly large when it comes to overall …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

Chattanooga-based Skuid raises $25 million for its “codeless” app development toolkit

Pitching a “codeless” user interface that allows anyone in a business to develop applications for business intelligence, Skuid has raised $25 million in new financing.<p>Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Skuid is indicative of the type of startup that is cropping up outside of the traditional innovation …

San Francisco

New Study Suggests Our Understanding of Brain Cells Is Flawed, And Here's Why

Our neurons could be 10 times more active than we thought.<p>A new study has found evidence that a section of our neurons, called the dendrites, aren't …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p>In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong”, the researchers behind …

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

<b>(pogonici, via Shutterstock)</b><p>Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Catherine Caruso<p>March 13, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers …

The Most Beautiful Place In Jasper (Canada) That You’ve Never Heard Of!

One place I really wanted to visit once we arrived in Jasper was Maligne Canyon! Thing is, even up to a few days before we left the UK for Canada, …

Canada

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks …

13 spring essentials you can buy at REI’s winter clearance sale

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>REI From hiking boots to swim trunks, REI's latest promotion has everything you need for your next outdoor adventure. And since the company …

Learn How the Action Method Helps Creative Entrepreneurs Excel

Productivity is at the core of any entrepreneur's survival. Managing day-to-day tasks while keeping an eye on the big picture and of course not …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

4 rituals from the philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius that will make you mentally stronger

Because there have been good solutions to the underlying problem for about, oh, 2,000 years. The ancient Stoic philosophers really knew what they were doing when it came to building mental toughness.<p>In fact…<p>What's the most effective psychological tool we have today? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. …

Self-help

The simple morning trick that puts this spiritual leader in an amazing mood

It’s hard to feel invincible first thing in the morning—say, if you roll out of bed already exhausted, are running late, or the view outside (dark …

Strength Training

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She …

Self Control