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These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

10 Rituals That Morning People Use To Start Successful Days

The early bird catches the worm. Morning people have the advantage of a head start. However, they do not count their success on the chance of …

8 Lessons on Happiness and Success From the Happiest Man in the World, in Quotes

If you still think that owning a big house or a luxurious car is the path to happiness, maybe it’s time you took notice of Matthieu Ricard—a …

What the Chinese stock market crash can teach you

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p>By some accounts, China’s stock market has been in free fall. In less than a month, the …

Are Your Speech Patterns Sabotaging Your Success?

“It’s been impossible for me to get a job,” the woman told me, having just been introduced by a mutual acquaintance at business breakfast. “There’s just nothing out there. Absolutely nothing.”<p>While I had no way to validate her situation, my strong sense was that it was not “impossible” and that …

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life Today

Knowledge is regarded as the only lasting competitive advantage. This is true for economies, countries, organizations and people. This is the reason, …

10 Rules Fit People Live By

<i>By Catherine DiBenedetto</i><p>Personal trainer Joel Harper has spent two decades helping his clients (from Olympic medalists to Dr. Oz) reach their fitness goals, and over the course of his career he’s discovered the reason why some people thrive and others fail: It’s all about attitude, he argues in his …

Can Magnesium Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Magnesium is often thought of primarily as a mineral for your heart and bones, but this is misleading. Researchers have now detected …

3 Essential Money Lessons To Teach Your Children

When your mother is a financial advisor, you tend to learn about money at a very young age. Gail Winslow, a financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management in Washington, D.C. and mother of six (and grandmother of six more), says she gave her kids an allowance when they were eight years old, and …

Personal Finance

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Inside the Johns Hopkins finance class that's 'guaranteed' to get you a job on Wall Street

With precision she describes the discounted free cash-flow model she built of a food-services and construction company, and walks through its revenue-growth assumptions before making a recommendation on whether or not to invest.<p>Chu is not a wealth manager or an investment banker. Wearing flip-flops …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

What's UP With Home Prices?

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index is reporting steady price increases across the nation. The Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index rose 5% year over year in February. This was compared to a 4.5% rise in January. The February gain was the largest monthly gain since July 2014. Of course, real estate …

Here's How Much New York and San Francisco's Tight Housing Markets Are Hurting the Economy

Limited housing is keeping workers away from the cities where they could be most productive, and that's costing the U.S. economy.<p>Reducing land-use …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

How to Change Your Life in Just One Day

Imagine that with just one wave of a magic wand you could turn your entire life around. Well, you my dear, hold the power to use that wand at any …

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

1<p>Maintain a positive attitude.<p>You are what you <i>think</i> you are when it comes to aging. Seniors who think of age as a means to wisdom and overall …

Your Do-Anywhere, Total-Body Strength Workout

The Routine<p>If the thought of strength training makes you squeamish but you're ready to build some muscle, we have a plan for you. This beginner …

Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to make $1,000 per hour?<p>No, you don’t need to go to law school or become a doctor. In fact, you can start making $1,000 an hour or more right now.<p>This is not an article about some new multilevel marketing company or …

If You Want to Retire in the Next Five Years, Do These 9 Things Now

Time for one last push to get you where you want to be<p>By the time you hit 60, you’ve hopefully built up a significant savings balance. But even if …

10 Things Parents Can Do To Make Their Kids Highly Successful

Wanting the best for your children is a universal goal for all good parents. The best home, the best upbringing, the best school, the best life… …

You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

7 Secrets From A Wall Street Trader

To an outsider, the life of a day trader may seem glamorous—watching the market minute by minute, waiting for the perfect opportunity to make vast amounts of money in a single trade. But the reality can be quite different. Long hours, low returns and inconsistent income comprise the other side of a …

Trading

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

Nutrition

Here Are the Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

Diet is the key to longevity—but also sex, naps, wine, and good friends.<p>In 2012, Dan Buettner set off around the world to answer a question that has obsessed philosophers and doctors since Methuselah: Why do people in some parts of the world live so much longer than others? His travels took him to …

USDOT

7 Essential Beliefs All Startup Founders Should Have

Being a successful startup founder requires you to have a distinct set of beliefs to be able to create your dream and turn it into a reality.<p>Many …

5 Stocks Ready for Breakouts

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Trading stocks that trigger major breakouts can lead to massive profits. Once a stock trends to a new high or takes …

5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep You Stuck In Career Pain

Back when I was in my corporate marketing career, the same negative things kept happening to me, wherever I’d go. Toxic bosses, backstabbing colleagues, lack-luster work, chronic illness and exhaustion, and the nagging feeling that I couldn’t use my talents and skills in ways I wanted, were just a …

Self-help