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A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Success

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

Parenting

Exploring Mexico’s Caves—Some of the Deepest Pits in the World

Sugar overload: What your hot drink is doing to your body

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's 7 a.m., your train is late, you're exhausted and stressed, with another long day at work ahead of you.<p>It's the kind of moment when many of us reach for a hot drink.<p>But these daily pick-me-ups might come at a much higher price than the $4 you pay at the till.<p>A drink you buy at Starbucks …

Diabetes

The Top 10 Clean Foods to Keep on Hand for Healthy Pre-Workout Eats - One Green Planet

Pre-workout eats mean serious business — you’ve got iron to pump, miles to run (or walk!), yoga strength-training poses to do, and high intensity …

Nutrition

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

White Devil Kingpin: How John Willis Became a Chinatown Overlord

How did a homeless kid from Boston transform himself into a major kingpin called Bac Guai John?<p>Early one morning in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

Inside Ashton Kutcher's celebrity-powered viral media empire, which no one knows exists

It's called A+, and in a little over a year, it's gone from irrelevancy to being one of the top 50 most popular websites in the United States. It has grown off the back of "stories that make a difference and create positive change" — and by leveraging Ashton Kutcher's massive following on social …

Lil Wayne

State of the Union 2015: Full transcript

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Prepared for Delivery<p>There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President's speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can't report on it until a …

Income Inequality

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans

Exclusive video: Forthcoming PBS series aims to reinvent the nature show

A new PBS series is aiming to flip the script on a conventional nature show by including one species most of these programs tend to leave out: humans.<p>…

Wildlife

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Rock Stars: See Historic Climbing Moments on Yosemite's El Capitan

1958: Warren Harding climbs the Nose El Capitan soars 3,000 vertical feet above the Yosemite Valley. The climbing commu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of the …

Climbing

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.<p><i>Watch our documentary about China's female bodyguards here.</i><p>Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with studded shoulders, leather pants, and …

Martial Arts

Reservation Confirmed: A Reading List About Airbnb

It’s easy to get distracted while reading about Airbnb. First, the listings themselves range from luxurious to quaint, and if you have any sort of …

San Francisco

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

Be Original And Flourish As A Leader in 2015

“The wise man lives off the fool, and the fool lives off his job.” This old Spanish proverb is timeless – yet many leaders in the workplace lack the wisdom to create enough impact to be both successful and significant in their work.<p>How often do you feel foolish because you allow others to dictate …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …