Phaedra Simpson

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Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Social Security

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

3 Unexpected Things Women Find Attractive in Men

For millennia, men have wondered what women find attractive in the opposite sex. Admittedly, the apparent answers have not always been flattering for …

Psychology
Work-life Balance

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here are five ways to improve your health and be happier …

Workouts

32 Amazing Beauty Products to Try in 2018

We thought 2017 topped the list when it came to exciting and innovative beauty launches, but turns out that 2018 is poised to give it a serious run for its money. The year may be young, but the list of kick-ass new beauty products out there is already long...and continuously growing. These include …

The 5-Step Process to Get Any Level of Success You Want

According to science, success is based on randomness more than anything else.<p>Think about it.<p>The best products aren't the ones that sell the most. The best music isn't what's popular. The best movies aren't the ones you go to see.<p>So why do you buy the products you buy?<p>Why do you see the movies you …

Motivation

How to Maintain Desire and Intimacy

<i>Esther Perel talking to a room full of entrepreneurs on how to maintain desire and intimacy.</i><p>Last weekend I attended Summit at Sea -- a conference/retreat/adventure hybrid for entrepreneurs, creatives and artists that was filled with thought-provoking programming, from Edward Snowden live-streaming …

Livestreaming

You Don't Have to 'Figure Yourself Out' Before You Can Love Someone Else

I've seen this scenario multiple times.<p>Girl is having problems with relationship with guy.<p>Girl goes to her friends for relationship advice... over... and over... and over again.<p>Girl's friends eventually start saying, "Maybe you should spend some time just trying to figure yourself out right now …

Relationships

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work</i> <b>a lot</b><i> — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

This is the wrong question. It's upside down.<p>This is a tacky question. This is sort of a rude question.<p>Actually, the question was a bit worse. It was "I'm in my 20s - can someone in their 40s tell me what I need to do to become a financial success?"<p>Maybe don't look for shortcuts. Too many shortcuts …

Self-improvement

Are you in love? Or are you just lusting after her?

So you've gone on a couple dates with her. Maybe you've done the whole romantic-evening-under-the-stars thing, brought it back to your place for a …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day To Improve Themselves

Success is something many people work very hard for. Achieving it is difficult enough, but keeping it going is even harder. That’s why truly …

National Geographic Travel

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

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Silicon Valley

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

To Be A Success, Surround Yourself With The Right People (4 Top Tips)

<i>“If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”</i><p>Like Benjamin Franklin, I’ve always believed it matters who you surround yourself with.<p>Nutritionists tell us: “You are what you eat.” We’re also what we <i>hear</i>. The people you surround yourself with—those you interact with regularly—have a huge impact …

Self-improvement

How to Organize Everything in Your Kitchen

Challenged to organize the endless stream of odds and ends in your kitchen? It’s tempting to buy as many organization products as you can (we know, …

Living With Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Common Worries About Living Together

When it comes to shacking up with a significant other, I've got some serious questions. But rather than ponder the answers myself, I decided to turn to an expert who can lay out on the line <i>exactly</i> what happens when you live together. Here, April Masini, relationship expert and author of <i>Think & Date</i> …

Living Rooms

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, stylists and …

Time Management

Introvert here running a $10k/mo+ subscription box business from a laptop in my living room. What specific questions can I answer to help you get started?

Details<p>Took over the subscription box business after winning a contest in Oct 2013.<br>• At the time it was doing about $1K/mo in reveneue.<br>• Soon after I …

Inside the Rapidly Expanding World of Subscription Services

0<p>SHARES<p>If the Pandora of Greek mythology had a box today, what would come out of it? A random assortment of sample-sized make-up, probably, or five …

Andreessen Horowitz