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How Successful People Handle Toxic People & 12 other articles you missed last week

Dave Kerpen shares his favorite articles from last week.<p>Toxic people in business and life can be very dangerous. Last week, Travis Bradberry made some interesting points on how to deal with them. Here's Travis Bradberry's article and 12 other awesome articles you missed last week.<p>1. How to …

How Lean Leaders Really Show Respect

<i>This is the third in a three-part series of reflections on “Go see. Ask why. Show respect.”</i> <i>Read part one here, and</i> <i>read part two here</i>.<p>I’ve worked with …

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

How To Choose A New Career Path

It used to be that we picked a career path and stuck with it. As recently as twenty years ago, most people who started out in one career retired from a higher-level version of the first job they accepted out of school. That isn’t the case today!<p>These days people change careers more often than they …

3 workouts for beginners: Get in shape anywhere with this fitness plan

If you want to get serious about getting in shape but don't know where to start, I've got the workout plan for you!<p>Here are the first three workouts you can do to #StartTODAY: Each one builds upon the one prior. These workouts are upper-body and lower-body focused, and are really good for someone …

Workouts

How To Invest Your First $5,000

Since the Great Recession in 2008, many people lost their stomachs for investing. It can seem like a scary thing, reserved for the world of Wall Street and financiers. But that doesn’t mean that millennials shouldn’t get involved. Whether you want to buy a house in 10 years or save for your …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

Self-help

What’s keeping the jobless from getting jobs

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Although the overall unemployment rate has been dropping steadily lately, it’s a much …

Employment

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Libraries

Want To Retire Early? 5 Challenges To Overcome

If you didn’t have to go to work anymore, what would you do with your time? That’s a question that I often use to open my retirement workshops with. Typical answers range from sleeping in and spending more time with family and friends to volunteer work and traveling the world.<p>Now when would you …

Dave Ramsey on Term Life Insurance and Whole Life Insurance

Here's How Every Major Asset Class On The Planet Did In 2014

This is the chart everyone is talking about right now: the 2014 performance of various futures. Let's hope you bet on coffee and beef, rather than oil and cotton.

5 Reasons to Sell Everything and Move to Hawaii

I know what you're thinking, "Hawaii is too expensive," or if you're local, "We don't need anyone else moving to Hawaii, it's a finite resource." I understand there are sensitive cultural issues at play, and I understand most people can't afford to live here.<p>What everyone should understand is that …

Minimalism

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

868,000 Payment Cards, 330 Stores Hit in Goodwill Credit Card Breach

After a month and a half of investigation, Goodwill announced on Wednesday that 330 of its stores in 20 states were impacted by a credit card breach, in which an estimated 868,000 cards were compromised.<p>Goodwill’s investigation revealed that malware had been installed on a third-party vendor system …

The Grand Ole Opry Gets Hip to Hashtags to Harvest a New Audience Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I grew up in a rural Nevada town surrounded by barbed wire fences and farm fields stacked with bales of alfalfa. A sprawling livestock auction yard sat behind the pizza joint where I worked. Its most popular menu item was appropriately …

Social Media

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

You Perform Better When You’re Competing Against a Rival

A runner can be expected to finish a 5 kilometer race about <b>25 seconds faster</b>, on average, if a personal rival is also running, according to a study by Gavin J. Kilduff of New York University of 184 races conducted by a running club. Although past research has shown that competition imposed on …

The Beginner's Guide to Using Protein Powder

Photos (clockwise from top left): Twenty20; Perry Santanachote; Pond5; Perry Santanachote<p>Walk into any gym nowadays, and you’re just as likely to …

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

7 Ways To Get People To Take You Seriously

But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.<p>After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly …

Self-confidence

How to Change Your Career in 5 Simple Steps

As a career coach, I help women change careers to focus on work they love as well as generate tremendous success and reward. I also help professionals improve careers they have, if that's what they want. On my website, I ask people to share with me their burning career questions that I may …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire roomful of people smile.<p>When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make …

Self-improvement

Will Quitting My Job Be a Mistake?

<i>So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it.</i> --Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes comic strip<p>One of the most common questions I'm asked these days is a version of: "Was it a mistake to quit your consulting job at IBM?"<p>My answer is …