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The Five Golden Rules Of Communication

The ability to communicate information is one of the most powerful evolutionary advantages that humans have – if not the most powerful advantage – so why do we so often make a hash of it? The reality is that good communication is not an exact science – it is hard to achieve and the natural …

Communicate

How to spot (and deal with) an energy vampire

Energy vampires are friends, family members or coworkers who literally zap your emotional energy. Here's how to avoid getting sucked dry.<p>They leave you feeling drained after every conversation. They want your nonstop attention and the conversation is always about them. They may be charming, …

Mental Health

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

Struggle to lose weight? Your gut bacteria may be to blame

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic may shed some light on why certain people can lose more weight than others despite adhering to the …

Holistic Medicine

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, …

Self-improvement

Most Vitamin Pills Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

Forget multivitamins.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and - of course - take your vitamins. Or …

Wellness

This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

Celeste Joy Diaz, the recruiting manager for university programs at Amazon, said her team doesn’t like to talk about “red flags.”<p>But there is one big …

Employment

Man’s challenge to bison goes pretty much how you’d expect

Bison, meet jackass.<p>A bozo was captured on cellphone video taunting a large bison in Yellowstone National Park this week.<p>In the …

National Parks

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Maps

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Dry coughs, wet coughs, mucus: Everything you need to know about coughs and phlegm

It’s not just you. Everyone seems to be coughing right now.<p>During the winter months, people can develop lingering coughs and a build up of mucus in …

This Is How Basic Economy Passengers Are Enraging Other Flyers (It Won't End Well)

Who imagined it would come to this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Let's recap the state of Economy Class on U.S. flights.<p>There's your usual Economy Class. You still have to pay extra to choose your seat. But you have the hope …

Flying

Top Ten Business Books For 2017

Just in time for the holidays, here is a list of 10 books, published this year, that you may want to consider putting under the corporate tree for your boss or colleague. While much of what I read is focused on customer service and customer experience, you’ll also find books listed here about …

Customer Service

This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

How to avoid outliving your retirement savings

<b>Dear Liz:</b> The wife and I are both 65. We both work, with a combined income of $125,000, of which we spend almost all. We have $550,000 in IRAs and $1 million in other investments, plus home equity of about $500,000. We'll get $3,800 from Social Security if we start next year but plan to work until …

Retirement

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 Work-From-Home Jobs

You’re probably on Amazon at least a few times a day stocking up on the essentials, scoring deals on tech and fashion, and even streaming movies, TV …

Michelle Obama Just Explained How to Be Successful in 6 Short Words

The former First Lady is known for her pithy and inspirational comments. This time she outdid herself.<p>Michelle Obama has a history of making pithy, inspirational remarks. Earlier today, the former First Lady spoke at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. During that …

The Importance of Thinking Big and Believing in Yourself

You're on the path. You're headed in the right direction. You are getting there.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." -- Pablo Picasso<p>It’s easy to feel beaten down by life’s challenges -- the grind; all the …

Pablo Picasso

Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

Breakfast

4 Great Tax Breaks for Retirees

Once you retire, you may find it much easier to claim certain tax breaks.<p>By the time you reach retirement, you've likely stopped qualifying to …

Retirement

How to quit smoking - and what happens to your body as you do

It's that time of year - when you decide you've had your last cigarette.<p>Sure, you said the same last year and the year before, but this time you're …

How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite

Anxiety can be a driving force for sexual dysfunction in men. A new study reveals that there may be an effective treatment for both, in the form of a …

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

This is the scariest job interview question — and how to answer it

There’s nothing quite like the spine-tingling jolt of getting called in for a job interview after weeks of sending out your resume, crossing your …