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The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

How Probiotics Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when eaten (1).They are found in both supplements and fermented foods.Probiotics may …

Why you need a strategic plan – for your life

You have probably spent time at some point creating a strategic plan for an organization you have worked with. But have you ever thought of applying those familiar steps to your own life?<p>Allison Rimm thinks you should. During her 16 years as a senior manager at Massachusetts General Hospital, she …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

30 High-Protein Foods for Metabolism

Whether or not you subsist on a ribs-and-burgers diet, or live a vegan lifestyle and carefully balance your vegetable proteins, chances are you need …

7 Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

Most millionaires made their money without a trust fund or inheritance. Here are the habits that helped get them there.<p>Most millionaires aren’t born; they’re self-made. In a survey by Fidelity Investments, approximately 80% of people who have a net worth of $1 million or more did it without a trust …

UFC 193 Preview: Ronda Rousey Mastering Many Tools To Win

MELBOURNE -- Regrets, Ronda Rousey has had a few. Thursday afternoon (local time here in Melbourne), she wanted to crowd surf the few thousand fans …

How To Make Long-Lasting Changes To Your Unconscious Habits

This startup is training employees at Starbucks and NASA to make long-term behavior changes.<p>There’s a popular saying in the military: “You never rise to the occasion, you only sink to your level of training.”<p>In other words, sustained success isn’t the result of something that’s done spontaneously …

3 Strategies That Turned $6 Into a 6-Figure Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day I decided to start my business, I had $6 in my pocket, no experience and zero connections. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. However, within that first year, I was able to overcome a lot of obstacles and learn what it …

The book that inspired Oprah Winfrey's business philosophy has nothing to do with business

She had invited white supremacists to her show as a way to get insight into the source of their hatred, but the episode devolved into sensationalism, and Winfrey had a sick feeling that she had given the white supremacists a recruiting platform. More than 20 years later, two of those guests, now …

The Single Best Tip For 9 Classic Exercises

These coaching cues will help you nail every rep and build your best body

Workouts

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

The Brain

32 Outdoor Christmas Decorations That Make Your Whole Yard Shine

Give the North Pole a run for its money.<p>You don't have to have the most lights on the block to feel festive this holiday season. Decorate the porch, mailbox or front door with these cheerful ideas.

Decorations

How to Create an Empowering Vision Board

Vision board ideas and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I've designed this post to show you <b>how to make your own</b> …

After A Divorce, Woman's Grandmother Gives Her Life Advice Through Carrots, Eggs, And Coffee

Every once and a while you come across a story that changes your perspective on everything. For that reason, the Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee story has …

Tony Robbins's Three Steps to Creating a Breakthrough | Inc.com

I didn't know much about Tony Robbins, the self-help guru, when I was asked to review his new book on personal finance.<p>And to be honest, I still don't.<p>But among all his ideas for saving and investing, he had one really long aside about how you can improve your life dramatically. From what I can …

Self-improvement

Common Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease most commonly occurs in the cervical spine (neck) or the lumbar spine (lower back), as these areas of the spine undergo the …

Pain

What Being A Dominatrix Taught Me About Money

Photographer: Lori Kaye<p>In 2011, my life felt like a disaster. I was a holistic practitioner, but I lost my award-winning wellness practice in the wake of the Great Recession. I was 55, with no prospects, no financial savings, no family members who would help, and friends who seemed to vanish into …

How To Tap Into The Neuroscience Of Winning

Building dopamine feedback loops into the challenges you set for employees can keep them motivated.<p>Success feels good. It’s why hitting ambitious targets can be so satisfying and the reason we celebrate after wrapping up big projects. It’s also the source of the excitement around super-competitive …

What 9 Women Wish They'd Known BEFORE They Became Fitness Instructors

"The low pay was extremely shocking."<p>Thinking of getting certified to teach yoga or indoor-cycling class on the side? Um, about that. Not that it's not a good idea (many women who've gotten certified couldn't be happier about it), but there are a few things you should know before you get started. …

Yoga

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

How to Fake Being More Confident When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Confidence can be an enviable quality. Being completely assured of yourself and your abilities gives you the courage to take risks and accomplish …

Body Language

Starting your First Small Business Online: The 101

Starting a business is challenging. You may have all the ideas of what you want but if you do not act on it and start your plans, everything will …

The ONE thing you need to know (that the experts won’t tell you) to be Successful

<b>Most personal development experts stick to the tried and tested route when it comes to explaining how to be successful. They'll give you the version</b> …

12 Tips For Achieving Massive Success In Your Life & Business

One of the greatest drives of all human beings is the drive to <b>succeed</b> – the drive to improve, to make progress. It is by making progress that we feel …

Motivation

What 4 Iconic Speakers Can Teach You About Delivering a Killer Presentation | Inc.com

If you're an entrepreneur who intends to scale your business, it's inevitable that you will someday stand before an audience with the future of the company in your hands. Whether you're seeking third-party funding or marketing your brand, public speaking is essential to growth.<p>"Companies are waking …

Public Speaking