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4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here are 5 myths I uncovered about money

I spent five years studying the daily activities of wealthy individuals.<p>I learned so many things that I've spent the better part of seven years sharing that information to help those struggling financially pull themselves out of the abyss that is poverty.<p>One of the many things I learned is that …

Personal Finance

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities | Inc.com

<b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. Against huge odds, smart young people flock to Silicon Valley and other hubs to find the next billion-dollar unicorn.<p>I'm 34 years old, …

Business Strategy

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

5 Ways Science Says Travel Improves Your Health and Well-Being

<b>By Wendy Perrin, TripAdvisor travel advocate</b><p>How many vacation days do you have left this year? If it's more than you can take in the two months remaining before year's end, you're hardly alone. Americans leave 429 million vacation days unused every year. In fact, as a nation we're taking a week's …

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Wellness

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

23 Cruise Tips That Will Change the Way You Cruise

<i>By Renee Kovalcheck for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>There's a reason the cruise world has its army of dedicated followers who spend as many of their vacation days as possible plying the seas. The whole experience is relatively stress free, with planned meals, excursions and onboard entertainment. But for …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

The 20 Most Pinned Travel Destinations Ever

How many of these are on your board?<p>Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows.<p>The site released a list of the most pinned locations from all over the world, officially making us want to get the heck out of town. All those dream …

National Parks

3 Ways to Lose Weight That Have Nothing to Do With Going on a Diet

Eat this. Don't eat that.<p>Stop snacking to lose weight.<p>A calorie is a calorie, and all you need to do to drop the pounds is to eat fewer of them.<p>Carbs and fruit are making you fat -- cut them out!<p>Just eat more protein and your metabolism will be. On. <i>Fire</i>.<p>Want to slim down? Go on a juice detox and …

Stunning Photographs Show Brooklyn Before and After Hipsters Took Over

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Kristy Chatelain)</i><p>In an ongoing effort to record the ever-changing urban landscape of Brooklyn, New York, photographer Kristy Chatelain began capturing the gentrification of neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Dumbo in 2007. Several …

‘Steve Jobs’ Review: Good Apple, Slightly Mushy Core

Danny Boyle’s biopic stars Michael Fassbender as the Silicon Valley innovator in a story, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, that’s as multifarious as Apple’s founder<p>A celebrated ad campaign for Apple urged us to “Think different.” That’s certainly what the people who made “Steve Jobs” have tried to do. This …

Silicon Valley

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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5 Diet Mistakes You're Probably Making

If the pounds won’t come off, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Marketdata Enterprises, the average American dieter makes four or five …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks …

5 Low-Fat Foods That Are Making You Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Corbis)</i><p>You may know that so-called low-fat and fat-free diet foods are often packed with sugar, salt, and chemical-laden additives. There are lots of "<b>healthy foods that aren't really healthy.</b>" But did you realize that your body digests these "healthy" …

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 …

Samsung’s foldable ‘Project Valley’ smartphone leaks, hints at January unveiling

While this isn’t the first we’re hearing about Samsung’s elusive and top-secret foldable smartphone project, code-named “Project Valley,” a new leak surfaced Tuesday on Chinese microblogging site Weibo purporting to show the device.<p>We first caught wind that Samsung may be working on the odd …

Mobile

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Aren't Visiting -- But Should!

<i>Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Flickr: Tim Wilson)</i><p>Living in the heart of America's Heartland lends itself to wonderful exploratory road trips. From Great Plains to arid Badlands, Great Lakes to Ozark Mountains, the Midwest is far more than flat land filled with corn, beans, and hogs - it's a …

9 Signs You Might Be A People Pleaser

What would happen if you said yes to everything? This is the premise of a Jim Carrey movie, but it's also a character type.<p>People pleasers thrive off making other people happy. Is it admirable? Yes. Healthy? Not necessarily. It's one thing to value bringing joy to others, but those with the …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel