Rob Skinner

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Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

How You Unplug: At The End Of The Day, And Beyond

Our work lives follow us everywhere, which can make it difficult to unplug. We asked about your off-hour habits, and you answered.<p>April is National Stress Awareness Month, but chances are, you’re already quite aware of your stress.<p>Sixty-one percent of adults surveyed by the American Psychological …

5 Ways to Get a Confidence Boost

Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. Here's how to get a quick shot of confidence.<p>A key pitch meeting. A critical presentation. A new product roll-out. Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. What you …

Self-improvement

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

Upgrade Your Treadmill Run

The secret to boosting your endurance and running faster<p>Do your treadmill workouts feel like torture? Then make them short but steep for a fast fitness boost, suggests a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>. <br>Researchers at South Dakota State University had 32 fit runners …

The Pill That Kills Your Sex Drive

Antidepressants are everywhere. So are their dire effects on love and sex. Isn't that depressing?<p>Katherine Sharpe will never know what caused her first serious relationship to end. And that still bugs her. What she does know is that over time, her physical desire for the man she dated in college …

The Vitamin That Can Save Your Prostate

And how to make sure you’re getting enough of it<p>Another reason to be thankful winter is over and there’s some sunshine in your life: low levels of vitamin D could increase your risk of prostate cancer and the spread of the disease, a new Northwestern University study reports.<p>Researchers looked at …

Hit a Golf Ball Farther Than Bubba Watson

This 27-year-old can do it. Can you?<p>Bubba Watson is one of the biggest hitters on the PGA tour, sending the ball an average of 313 yards. At the Masters in April, his pink-shafted driver and mega swing helped him pull away from the closest competitor, and win him the title for the second time in …

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

And an explanation for six other ‘useless’ body parts<p>Every day, people have their tonsils, appendix, and wisdom teeth removed—and after the pain subsides, they proceed without a hitch.<p>The truth is, it’s not all that apparent why many parts of your body are there, or what they actually do.<p>“Evolution …

Biology

5 Surprising Things That Are Making You Look Tired

Avoid these everyday pitfalls that can cramp your style<p>Has anyone ever said you look tired? It’s another way of saying you look like hell. Saggy eyes, dull skin, and bloodshot eyes are all dead giveaways that you’re hungover, sleep deprived, or mistreating your body in another way. But a late night …

4 Weird Causes of Athlete’s Foot

Locker rooms and pool decks harboring the contagious fungi aren't the only culprits<p>As you get ready to don flip-flops or go barefoot this summer, remember this: Your feet are magnets for fungal infections. Fungi love to hitch a ride on your tootsies and make themselves at home. Take athlete’s foot, …

The Fastest Way to Improve Your Mood

Hint: It’s a sip away<p>Constantly crabby? Then make more stops to the water cooler. Habitual high-volume H2O consumption led to a better mood and a significant decrease in fatigue and sleepiness, finds new research from France.<p>In the study, 30 people who drank little water each day—less than 1.2 …

5 Things She Wants You to Do for Her

She’s perfectly capable of changing a tire. Doesn’t matter.<p>A week ago, my car battery died. Completely. Wouldn’t even attempt to turn over. Although I knew what I needed to do—pop the hood, remove the battery, and lug it over to a shop to have someone charge it up—the first thought that popped into …

What Should You Eat Before a Run?

A new study provides pre-workout fuel for thought<p>Have you been fueling up all wrong before endurance workouts? Eating protein or fat before exercise might provide health benefits that carbohydrates don’t, suggests a new research review from Florida State University.<p>The common advice if you’re …

How to Get Guns In 60 Seconds

Harness the power of negative training to amplify muscle growth, crank up your metabolism, and fast-track your gains in the gym<p>You lift weights, sure, but you’ve probably never paid much attention to lowering them.<p>So start now: Eccentric training, which involves focusing on the lowering (or …

How High Blood Pressure Causes a Stroke

Watch this video to understand why high blood pressure is so dangerous<p>One of the staples of every doctor's visit is a check of your blood pressure. You know it's important, but do you know why?<p>If not (and even if you do, but love a great informational presentation), check out this instructive, …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

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It Is Sweet to Do Nothing

I used to dream of a non-stop life, a successful life that was crammed to bursting with deadlines, dates, demands, and duties so ceaseless and important I'd barely have time to think. This frantic existence, I imagined, would make me feel like someone who mattered, a person with a big life -- going …

3 Signs You're Dehydrated

Thirst isn't the only tipoff that you need to drink up.<p>Ask any fitness expert to list a couple of common workout roadblocks, and dehydration will likely always make the cut. It's a killer! You need water to exercise—you <i>thrive</i> on it—yet so many women spend their days dehydrated. So, what gives? It …

9 Slimming Smoothie Recipes

Sip up and slim down. Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes are packed with refreshing fruits and MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—the …

14 Surprising Causes of Dehydration

Your body is about 60% water. Lose even 1.5% of that H2O—the tipping point for mild dehydration—and your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function …

3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

They're definitely not so sweet.<p>It's no secret that eating tons of sugar can lead to weight gain—or that too much of the sweet stuff can make you go kind of haywire. In fact, a recent animal study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> found that sugar consumption may induce cognitive dysfunction.<p>But even though …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?<p>Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But …

Will Power