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8 Work Habits Found in Extremely Valuable Employees

How do you define a valuable employee? Is it experience or maybe work ethic? Do you see competence in a specific area as the be-all and end-all of determining employee value?<p>What about soft skills? Do they hold the same value when interviewing for a rock star engineer or strategist position? Well, …

Emotional Intelligence

Feeling Hazy? Here's Your Definitive Guide To Brain Fog

"Brain fog" is a term commonly used by patients when they are trying to describe a lack of mental clarity, mild confusion, loss of focus and …

6 Negative Self-Talk Phrases to Cut Out of Your Vocabulary

I used to be a terrible communicator. I was the queen of slamming drawers, closing the dishwasher loudly, walking away during a stressful …

Self-help

Follow these core exercises and running will get so. much. easier.

If you’ve ever dealt with a running-related injury, chances are it came on for one of two reasons: overuse or a weak core.<p>The overuse excuse seems …

Hips

4 phrases that make you sound less confident (and what to say instead)

Not everyone is born a charming extrovert … and that’s a good thing. If everyone was the same, life would be boring. And especially in the workplace, …

The old gods take form in The Fall of Gondolin, perhaps the final Tolkien tale

J.R.R. Tolkien gifted us many sage words in his long and prolific writing life, but many of them would have never seen the light of day were it not …

Literature

She Never Saw A Classroom Until College. Now She Has A Ph.D. And A Lot Of Thoughts About Education

Tara Westover, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Educated</i>, grew up in the shadow of Buck’s Peak mountain in Idaho, the daughter of survivalist, fundamentalist parents. She and her six siblings never went to school, and she spent her childhood working in her father’s junkyard. By saving up to buy …

Education

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?<p>Last May, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, flew to Malta for a week to learn Maltese. He had a hefty grammar book in his backpack, but he didn’t plan to open …

Lose 10 Pounds in Three Days With Military Diet Plan : Weight Loss

Lose 10 Pounds in Three Days With Military Diet Plan:Weight Loss<p>The Original Three-Day Diet Plan:<p>Since I first published the Military Diet diet …

Weight Loss

How to have a happy marriage: 7 powerful secrets from research

Everybody wants to have a happy marriage. Unfortunately, on average, marriages get less happy with time.<p>You know this must be true because I have a …

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit in the Next 21 Days Without Using Willpower

The first step is identifying why you procrastinate in the first place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever procrastinate? Do you sometimes put off doing things you know would improve your life and/or business?<p>When I ask this question in my keynote speeches and …

Procrastination

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

How I ditched debt: Smart solutions helped man pay down $95K in 5 years

<i>In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i><p>Cameron Merriman<p><b>How much:</b> $95,000 in 5 years<p>Getting an MBA was the “stupidest decision” of Cameron …

8 easy ways to improve your posture, according to London’s leading pilates trainer

Jess Schuring, one of London’s leading fitness trainers and founder of Heartcore studios (where you’ll find a fusion of dynamic pilates, body conditioning and barre), agrees that besides a more elegant aesthetic, sporting good posture can do wonders for your overall health.<p>More specifically, …

Magic Leap details what its mixed reality OS will look like

Magic Leap just updated its developer documentation and a host of new details and imagery are being spread around on Reddit and Twitter, sharing more specifics on how the company’s Lumin OS will look like on their upcoming Magic Leap One device.<p>It’s mostly a large heaping of nitty-gritty details, …

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

40 Pretty Easy Ways to Spend Less Money

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 41<p>Spend less and save more<p>If you're like most people, you'd like to spend less and save more because you have …

How to barely hang on as an introvert in the corporate world

As an introvert, you may think it’s impossible for you to rise to the top of the corporate ladder above the shoutiest of shouters. You may be right. …

Personality

A world without darkness: The best places to see the midnight sun

As we all (hopefully) know, the Earth rotates on an axis around the sun, providing us with all manner of marvellous things like the seasons and night and day. But at the northern and southern extremes, the tilt causes incredibly long days in summer and absent days in winter.<p>In the northern …

20 Netflix original films that are actually worth watching

<b>The majority of Netflix’s original shows can be described as prestige TV, but when it comes to film, the approach seems to be quantity over …

Entertainment

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

There are a zillion ways to go wrong over email and in conversation at work, so it would only make sense for there to be a bunch of ways to mess up …

14 Ways for Creatives to Make Money on the Side

Creative and artistic types have skills that can not only lead to a robust salary, but a considerable side hustle. While there are more defined (hence narrow) career paths for STEM graduates, such as engineering, than let’s say for a literature or philosophy major, the career options for creatives …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Entrepreneurship

Why is Neptune still considered a planet when Pluto crosses its orbit? (Intermediate)

By the IAU definition, a planet must have "cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit". Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet because it does …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

Your Brain is Lying to You: Here's How to Force it to Tell the Truth

Everyone suffers from unconscious bias, but here's an easy way to check yourself.<p>Other people discriminate on the basis or age, sex, national origin, or even silly things such as what university they attended or whether they ask for soda or pop. You don't. You always look for the best candidate, …