Nikos Rentas

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5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Staten Island

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Success

Some of the biggest hedge fund names in the world are loading up on bets against China's currency

According to a Wall Street Journal report published Sunday, Kyle Bass, Stanley Druckenmiller, David Tepper, and David Einhorn have all positioned themselves for sharp devaluations in the yuan.<p>But it's complicated.<p>Movement in the yuan really caught the market's attention back in August 2015 when …

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

The Mantra That Will Help You Live a Happier and More Vibrant Life

The best advice I can give on how to be happy is to manage your emotional weight. This means that while you might not be feeling happy all the time (and what a relief to not have the pressure of walking around like little Ms. Sunshine 24/7!), you've at least owned whatever mood you truly are in and …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Entrepreneurs Make These 6 Mistakes All Too Often

As a company grows, it typically needs a sales team. Here's how to avoid the common errors that occur at this stage of your company's development.<p>As I've mentioned previously, learning how to sell is great preparation for starting your own company. Entrepreneurs who know how to sell are usually far …

Entrepreneurship

Why ISIS Looks Very Different Today Than A Month Ago

The Islamic State's claim of responsibility for a trio of major attacks, including the assault on Paris, has led to a rapid reassessment of the extremist group and its aspirations.<p>Until a couple of weeks ago, ISIS appeared focused on building its self-declared caliphate, or Islamic empire, in its …

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

E.coli

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

The author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives shares her wit, wisdom and research on how to feel happier, even when we've hit a low patch.<p>1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too …

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.<p>A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has managed to launch a steady stream of diverse and successful businesses, from gaming software to bottled spring water, by letting his creative juices move in different directions at once.<p>“I like …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

Psychology

DNA from teeth discovered in Siberia suggest that an extinct human species lived there for 60,000 years

Until now, Denisovans were represented only by DNA from a finger bone found in Siberia's Denisova Cave in 2008.<p>Evolutionary geneticist Susanna Sawyer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and her colleagues have now extracted nuclear and mitochondrial DNA …

Why 2015 Was a Blockbuster Year for Stripe

Payments startup Stripe moved from the cutting edge of the developers' world to mainstream business awareness in 2015. Here's how it did that.<p><i>Editor's Note: Inc. Magazine announced its pick for Company of the Year on Monday, November 23. It's Slack! See which one Inc. readers chose as their</i> …

FinTech

The Government Is Probably Tracking Your Painkiller Prescriptions

While the opioid crisis rages, a report published on Monday recommends that states require doctors to check patient names in massive prescription databases, in hopes of finding telltale signs of addiction and drug-dealing.<p>As death rates from painkillers spike across the country, many experts are …

7 Ways People Who've Been Emotionally Abused Loved Differently

<i>By Amanda Chatel</i><p>When it comes to abusive relationships, it isn't always just physical abuse. While this isn't meant to detract from the issue of domestic abuse that far too many women have suffered (and still suffer), it's to address the fact that emotional abuse can be just as damaging, but in …

Dear Canadian entrepreneurs: Silicon Valley wants you to stay home

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have a message for Canadian entrepreneurs: Stay home.<p>That doesn't mean you can't visit the land of digital milk and honey – you should visit. As often as possible, in fact.<p>"There's no substitute for Silicon Valley. It's just a very unique place on the planet," says …

My Dog Has 5 Bad Habits That Are All My Fault

My baby boy, Riggins, is a 10-year-old pup who is pretty set in his ways. Those ways include a number of bad habits for which I take full …

5 Tips to Controlling Bad Habits

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Habits run our lives. Our behavior has a direct and profound effect on our attitude.<p>Anyone can manage the good times and can cultivate the habits that promote well-being and success. However, every now and again, we gain bad habits …

Will Power

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

'Shark Tank' star Kevin O’Leary: Entrepreneurs must be willing to miss their kid's birthday party

There's no question that "Mr. Wonderful" enjoys embracing this persona for television, but it's still representative of the pragmatic business philosophy he's used to build his career.<p>And it's why, he told Business Insider, he only invests in entrepreneurs he believes will deliver results and not …

Human DNA found in hot dogs - and 10% of vegetarian sausages contain meat

In news that is likely to shock meat eaters and herbivores alike, some very disturbing ingredients have been found in hot dog sausages<p>Not only is processed meat apparently really bad for you, it also could be making us cannibalistic.<p>A study of both meat and vegetarian hot dogs showed that they …

GE's New Cloud May Be the Most Tempting Hacker Bait Ever

Security fears surrounding the so-called Internet of Things are reaching new levels of anxiety. Last month Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles …

5 things you need to know about Greece's financial meltdown

Greece said it will close its banks on Monday after a wild weekend in which worried Greeks lined up at ATMs to withdraw their savings, and European …

BRACE FOR SELL-OFF: Here's how the markets will respond to this weekend's debacle in Greece

That same day, lines that started forming on Saturday as citizens withdrew money from ATMs will develop into heavy bank-deposit withdrawals and accelerated capital flight out of Greece. The government will have no choice but to seriously ponder the imposition of capital controls. It may also need …