Shaaz Ali

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Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

<b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as we age?</b><br>If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at …

Telomere

11 Habits of Truly Happy People

Your habits create happiness more than anything else in life. These 11 habits will make you happier today.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on Nov. 11, 2016.</i><p>When we …

The One Muscle You Need To Develop As An Entrepreneur

It's the secret business strength behind the success of many entrepreneurs<p>I realized entrepreneurship has developed my courage in an unexpected way.<p>While a group of friends screamed their way through a haunted house on Halloween, I was fearlessly making my way through. In fact, a few times I scared …

During a mindfulness program developed at Google, I heard a key insight about meditation that makes it a lot less frustrating

It's on whenever I get jealous hearing someone talk about how their sitting practice has totally changed their life. <i>I could do that</i>, I think. And then I try sitting on my own for a few days and find it exhausting playing a 10-minute game of Whack-a-Mole with every thought and worry that pops up, …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

A rare tour of Google's 'The Garage' lab where employees can build anything

For instance, here's a peek at a fantastic perk called "The Garage." It's a free TechShop-like workshop where employees can build anything they can imagine. They can even take classes to learn how to use the equipment.<p>Googlers can use this workshop to make things for their jobs, their home, their …

3 Things to Help You Have a Tighter and More Toned Tummy

If you're constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes.<p>Eat These<p>Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your …

Nutrition

Here's why the Big Four’s investments in education are great for ed-tech entrepreneurs

More money into ed- tech — more than $3.1 billion in 2015 alone — is a win for entrepreneurs, not to mention students, parents and teachers.<p>Four of tech’s biggest companies — Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon (a.k.a. the Big Four) — are moving aggressively into the education market. Beyond the …

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Tips for Starting a Company Without Any Business Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What advice do you have for someone looking to start a fashion company but has no experience in the field of business?</b> <i><br>-- Twitter profile Dalphine Twins</i><p><b>A:</b> Some of the most successful founders I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring started …

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

fatumwr/Adobe StockMindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, …

8 small signs people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise.<p>In fact, …

4 lessons we can learn from Denmark about happiness at work

That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies.<p>Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee engagement hovering at or below 30% since at least the year 2000, and it's taking its toll on American …

Happiness

What the Best CEOs on Earth Do Better

What differentiates an exceptionally happy workplace from others? Workplace well-being is the current big buzzword. Mostly ignored in the past, …

Doctors Diagnosed A Patient's Life-Threatening Condition Through His Fitbit

Pretty impressive.<p>You might use your fitness tracker to make sure you're taking enough steps per day or to record your pace during a morning jog. But the device on your wrist or clipped to your shirt may have another major perk: It could help diagnose life-threatening conditions in the emergency …

How This Startup Coach Helps Founders Around The World Raise Millions

<i>This is the first “Master Class” in a new Geek Girl Rising series offering tips to female founders.</i><p><i>Win wallets first, then hearts.</i> – Andrea Barrica, 500 Startups<p>Andrea Barrica has seen thousands of pitches in her role as venture partner and “pitch coach” at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley …

Startups

4 Employee Benefits That Will Drastically Improve Your Workplace Productivity and Happiness

<i>By David Vollmer Jr.</i><p>Does your company offer free snacks in the lunchroom, long out-of-office lunch breaks, and gift cards to local restaurants as productivity rewards?<p>If you answered yes, but can't figure out why your employees are still dragging through the day without energy, enthusiasm or focus, …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

January 2016

Diversity

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

Tourists make poor product designers – Front Utah – Medium

We had assembled a team of some of the best designers, developers, researchers, and product managers in the industry. We sat and worked together. We …

Product Management