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The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

6 tips to travel cheaper — from a 30-year-old who saved $60,000 on vacations

Travel can burn a hole in your wallet, and it's only getting more expensive — hotel rates are projected to go up 3.7 percent and airfare 3.5 percent …

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

The 13 cheapest holiday destinations in the world for couples

The Post Office Holiday Money Report has revealed the cheapest holiday hotspots in the world in 2018 that make for the perfect holiday for a couple or two friends.<p>To produce the ranking, the company looked at the cost of the following items in 42 destinations around the world: a three-course meal …

Cape Town

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore

This might be better than the next Facebook.<p>Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking …

Best Business Books of 2017

Read one. Better yet, read them all. My list of the best business books of 2017.<p>Finding great books that provide new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business -- and yourself -- to greater heights.<p>That means finding books filled with ideas and perspectives that …

Whether or not you become incredibly successful comes down to the simple choices you make

If you want world-class success, you need to make world-class choices. Most people do not make world-class choices. Hell, most of the time they don't even make good ones.<p>As a result, their lifestyle is not world-class. They're overweight, unhappy, and stuck. They're broke, dating people they don't …

Self-improvement

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Analytics

Waves Set To Become 'Fastest' Decentralized Blockchain Platform Globally

Waves, a global public blockchain platform founded last year that completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016 raising over $16 million (c.30,000 bitcoin (BTC)), is implementing new technology to enable the network to process thousands of transactions per minute and become what is claimed …

Blockchain

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Dessert

There's a particularly nasty Netflix email scam doing the rounds claiming your account has been suspended

Beware of an email that has 'Your suspension notification' in the subject line<p>A “well designed” scan email has been landing in the inboxes of …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

Marines "Burned Out" Two Howitzer Barrels During the Raqqa Offensive

New details highlight how important traditional artillery has been in the fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>USMC<p>The U.S. Marine Corps’ …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Bill Gates

How To Retire At 63 With Only Half A Million

How to retire is one of the most pressing issues of the day. Countless readers have turned to Seeking Alpha to handle the challenges that face …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

8 toxic habits to give up if you want to be confident and successful

"Fake it till you make it" is a well-worn business cliché for a good reason: Extensive studies show that confidence is highly correlated with …

7 Brain and Body Supplements for Limitless Performance

Take your business game to the next level by improving cognitive performance and enhancing your body's natural chemistry.<p>Even the finest margins can have a massive impact on peak performance and general levels of well-being and success. Whether it's pushing yourself physically or mentally, there …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

My best friend is a CPA and a CFP — and he gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard

Like me, he's a CPA and a CFP. When I was just starting out in my career, Bill gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard.<p><b>"Same house, same spouse, same car."</b><p>Bill and I were discussing what it takes for the average individual to become financially free. Bill said that most people live …

Retirement

The 15 best business books to read this summer

The best kind of summer reading is a book that's both informative and entertaining — a book that makes you feel smarter without boring you to tears.<p>They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see some of our favorite business books from this year and …

7 ways billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates demonstrate the ancient philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Around 304 BC, a wealthy and successful merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage. He lost nearly everything. Making his way to Athens, he was introduced to philosophy by Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic, which changed his life. Within a few years, Stoic philosophy would be born. As …

Bill Gates

I became a self-made millionaire and retired by 37 — here are 9 truths that will help you reach financial independence faster

Some random guy from the internet emailed me wanting to meet up. This happens more than you think, and usually I'd say no because saying no to everything was the only way to protect my time so I could focus on my goals in life.<p>But now that I have my time back I'm starting to say yes. So we meet up …

Personal Finance

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Every Month

Getting the cash flow you need is crucial.<p>Dividend stocks provide much-needed income to many investors. But most stocks pay dividends quarterly, …

A Wall Street performance coach who's consulted on Showtime's 'Billions' outlines 5 truths of human behavior all her clients must face

Wall Street is full of investors and traders with big egos, and Denise Shull sees them at their most vulnerable.<p>She's the founder of the ReThink Group, a performance coaching group that specializes in clients on Wall Street. She's also one of the inspirations for Wendy Rhoades, the in-house …

Wall Street

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …