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39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

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4 Steps to Motivating the Unmotivated

It's time to rethink the stick-and-carrot mentality when motivating others. Providing your team with the tools to create the life they deserve could be more effective.<p><i>Matt Granados is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Atlanta, an author, speaker and</i> <i>founder of</i> Life Pulse Inc, <i>a company</i> …

7 Ways I Combat Negativity in My Life to Remain Motivated and Stay Strong

There are times when we only see the negative side of things. As a result, we push aside those larger and more challenging goals that can't be attained easily.<p>There will be times in your life where negativity seems to be all around you. When that happens, that negativity can suffocate your dreams, …

Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does

Changing others’ minds, or our own, is a tricky business. Here’s how to make it happen.<p>If you had asked me this question–How do you change a …

Al Gore

Deliciously Filling High-Protein Smoothies to Help With Weight Loss

Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you'll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must!<p>Nutritionists Stephanie …

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer

Founder of new anti-racism center at American University sees impact of policy, culture on black athletes<p>It’s a Wednesday night at a bookstore in a …

If You Don't Believe In Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How To Do It

I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual …

Warren Buffett Increased His Wealth 7,268% Using This 1 Method

Albert Einstein called compound interest the eighth wonder of the world. But it doesn't just apply to finance.<p>My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine. --Jay-Z<p>With an estimated net worth of $76 billion (that's growing steadily), Warren Buffett is …

Defiant Clinton looks to explain loss in new memoir

<b>(CNN) —</b> A raw and aggrieved Hillary Clinton takes ownership -- to a degree -- for her stunning 2016 loss to Donald Trump in her upcoming book, which offers a revealing look at the campaign through the eyes of the contest's loser.<p>CNN purchased the book -- "What Happened" (Simon & Schuster, 494 …

Hillary Clinton

The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be

When we think about “resilience,” we typically imagine bouncing back from major hardship. Management theorists have increasingly put forward a more nuanced definition, however: resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change. But in today’s world, that means the demand for resilience is almost …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Decoding the mysteries of a child’s developing brain

By Jenna Gallegos<p>It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how …

Self Control

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

4 Things to Do That Will Make You Happier—According to Neuroscience

<i>This content originally appeared on Motto.</i><p>You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking …

How to Grow Pineapples in Pots

Step A:<p>Cut off the crown, leaving several inches of fruit<p>Step B:<p>Leave several inches of fruit.<p>Step C:<p>Soak the crown in water for a day or two to …

Gardening

One-Pot Bountiful Bean Stew

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1½ cups chopped onion<br>• 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash*<br>• 2 cups chopped red or yellow or orange bell peppers (or mixture), about 2 large bell peppers<br>• 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans or about 1/2 can, drained and rinsed*<br>• 1 cup cooked white beans (Great Northern, Navy or …

The Only Beginner's Guide to Meditation You'll Ever Need

This all-inclusive guide has something for everyone.<p>Meditation is one of those things that you know you need to be doing, like dieting, exercising, …

Top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

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16 Ways to Hack Your Meal-Prep Routine For Faster Weight-Loss Results

A healthy diet is essential to weight-loss success. So instead of being at the whim of choosing meals in the moment, you'll need to plan out and prep your week's meals and snacks. Unfortunately, we're not talking about making seven day's worth of brownies. If you're looking to slim down and eat …

Weight Loss

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

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Hummus is a spreadable dip that is traditionally made from chickpeas. (In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea.) It's also one of the oldest …

Hummus

Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World

You can be forgiven if, in recent times, it’s gotten harder for you to show and tell your kids stories that reflect goodness and a spirit of …

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Questions for Me About Dying

A few months back, I was invited to take part in a program for ABC television called “You Can’t Ask That.” The premise of the show is that there are taboo subjects about which it is difficult to have an open and honest conversation, death being one of them. The producer of the program explained …

Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'

“Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”<p><i>Ever since it was first published in 1982, readers—including this one—have thrilled to “Total Eclipse,” Annie Dillard’s masterpiece of literary nonfiction, which describes her personal</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Clean Eating

Shocking figures: US academics find 'dramatic' growth of swearing in books

Textual analysis of more than 1m books by scholars shows startling proliferation of swearwords since the mid-1950s<p>Mark Twain wrote: “There ought to be a room in every house to swear in,” because “it’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that”. Today, the great American novelist might have …

Mark Twain