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Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast

Eating These 5 Foods Every Day Will Take Years Off Your Face (Yes, Really)

When it comes to skincare, we know that a combination of sunscreen, anti-aging creams, and semi-regular exfoliation will help us ease into the aging …

eCommerce

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

The Brain

Gardening 101: Stonecrops

Stonecrops, <i>Sedum:</i> “Surprise Succulents”<p>Say the word “succulent” to a lot of people and instantly they respond fearfully with worries about spiky, …

Aloe

6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader

Directing attention toward where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership.<p>Leadership is ultimately about holding yourself responsible for the people you lead--not just their productivity but their teamwork and imagination and commitment. And the more responsibility you have for others, the …

Emotional Intelligence

8 fun skills you can learn online in an afternoon

Anyone with an internet connection has access to education. Here's a sampling of the knowledge that awaits you.<p>These days, you can pretty much find a …

Language Learning

Meditation for Overcoming Obstacles

<b>Identifying Obstacles</b><p>An obstacle is anything that gets in your way of achieving your goals and living the life you truly desire. Obstacles present …

Motivation

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

The Brain

A Panel of Dermatologists and Experts Think These are the Most Effective Green Beauty Products Out There

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

Nutrition

Foods That Build Muscle? They Aren't What You Think

Foods that build muscle-I see probably more BAD information on this topic than any other today. Eating correctly will make or break your fitness …

Want to Succeed? Do This One Thing

Call it what you want, perseverance pays off.<p>Have you noticed that everyone is talking about grit these days, as if it has just been discovered? Business leaders, pundits, scientists, and even celebrities are extolling the importance of grit as a key ingredient in success.<p>Although the scientists …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

This Y Combinator Startup Founder’s Surprising Productivity Secret? “Meal Prep”

Kevin Chan of Maderight radically changed his life by writing an unusual list on a cross-country flight. Here’s how he did it.<p>Kevin Chan grew up eating poorly. He doesn’t blame anyone per se, but does note that he was the child of hardworking Chinese immigrants. When they cooked for him, which was …

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.<p>When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy …

Urban Agriculture

China's eco-civilization plan calls for 23% forest cover by 2020

Besides the United States, China has done more than any other country to contribute to climate change. But while China’s greenhouse gas emissions are …

Ecology

Does your brain control habits? | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

An international team of researchers has revealed how the brain makes and breaks a habit.<p>Working with a mouse model, the University of California San …

Rugby nutrition: the top ten anti-inflammatory foods

Sports nutritionist Matt Lovell explains what you should eat to ease swelling and soreness<p><b>By Matt Lovell</b><p>To help you understand the reasons behind …

Nutrition

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

How to Create a Stellar Community Garden in Six Steps

In a quest to find more affordable, fresh and local food, many communities - particularly those in the urban, space-starved metropolitan areas - are moving towards the urban farming model of food production and distribution.<p><b>Community gardening and localized food production are not new concepts.</b> …

73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden</i><p>by Niki Jabbour, …

Part 2: Mental Shifts That Allowed Me To Become a Millionaire at 22

Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year I wrote one of the most popular articles on Entrepreneur.com. It detailed the seven mental shifts that I implemented to accelerate my career success and become a millionaire at the age of 22. …

Sustainability

Learn a Key Negotiating Skill from Career FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

Body Language

How Will We Feed the Megacities of the Future?

Urban farms may provide a delicious source of delicate salad greens, honey, and even the occasional eggs, but they’re a long way from feeding entire …