Samiah Akhtar

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10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by …

Self-improvement

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Apps

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

University of Washington

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

Part 2: Mental Shifts That Allowed Me To Become a Millionaire at 22

Guest Writer<p>Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year I wrote one of the most popular articles on Entrepreneur.com. It detailed the seven mental shifts that I implemented to accelerate my career success and become a millionaire at the age …

Self-improvement

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Try These Hong Kong-Style Egg Tarts And Try Not To Melt

Just absolutely stunningly beautiful.<p>Yields: Making 16 egg tarts of a tart pan.<p>For the custard filling:<p>* 4 medium eggs, beaten (reserve 2 tablespoons for your pastry dough)<p>* 3/4 cup hot water<p>* 6 Tbsp. sugar<p>* 1/8 teaspoon salt (pinch of salt)<p>* 1/4 cup evaporated milk<p>* Dash of vanilla (optional)<p>For …

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social</i> …

Self-improvement

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …

Creativity

15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

5 anti-ageing facial exercises you can do at home

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle...<p>It’s hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery, with Meghan Markle reportedly a huge fan, but …

Skin Care