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7 Ways to Make Strangers Like You Instantly

Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to make strangers like you instantly. Here are seven!<p>Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. In our careers, we're introduced to strangers as new clients and new coworkers. At …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

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The 5 People Every Entrepreneur Needs on their Team

You build a team not because you cannot succeed on your own, but because you can do more with the help of others.<p>Too many entrepreneurs and leaders suffer from Lone Wolf Syndrome. They do everything on their own with little support, making their attempts to excel harder than they have to be. You …

Cascading along Norway’s Atlantic Road in the Bentley Continental GT V8 S

As I click into third gear and unwind the car into a stretch of glassy asphalt, my forearms and shoulders relax. It’s a good moment to take in the …

An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Building Rapport and Making Sales

So you want to increase sales. Here's how to do it.<p>People buy things from salespeople they like. If you employ empathic statements in conversation with your customers, you will develop rapport that will allow you to set the pace and direction of the transaction, while still allowing the customers …

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How Quickly Are You Growing Old?

Measuring the pace of biological aging in young people could someday help prevent age-related diseases<p>Feel like you’re 40 years old going on 60? Or maybe, 40 going on 21?<p>Age may be just a number, but medical experts increasingly are saying it might not always be the right number to gauge your …

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How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

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The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

5 Remarkably Effective Habits That Super Productive People Practice Every Day

You can be super productive simply by applying the habits of today's most highly effective people.<p>Nowadays, the common understanding--a.k.a., <i>misconception</i>--of productivity is the ability to get a lot of things done in a very short period of time; this is a result of the digital age that we live in. …

The 10 Best Commencement Quotes For Entrepreneurs

As graduates all over the country prepare to depart from their alma maters' hallowed halls, their commencement ceremonies include speakers who offer wisdom to aid them as they prepare for a different stage in their lives.<p>In many if these addresses the speakers touch on the nature of beginnings, the …

Entrepreneurship

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the changing geography of food

UK and France made up more than half of the 50 a decade ago but in 2015 they have just two and five respectively, in list whose outlook is becoming more global<p>Is France no longer the centre of global cuisine?<p>2015 marks the fourth straight year that no restaurants from the country that (probably) …

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Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

Good things come in small packages, and here are some of our favorite travel items from the petite end of the spectrum.<p>We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all …

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5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

How the Happiest People Make the Best Out of Everything

When you're truly happy, you can make the best out of any event in your life. Here's how.<p>Life consists of a series of unfolding events; some of these events are expected and some are unexpected. The happiest people on earth have learned that they can't control everything in life. This is a key …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.<p>Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure “well being.”<p>In a report …

What 'Food Porn' Does to the Brain

What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?<p>In the mid-20th century, the Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen uncovered an odd quirk of animal behavior: Across species, the animals in his experiments seemed to prefer prettier, flashier, more attention-grabbing versions of …

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Why SMART Goals Suck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t believe in SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) goals one bit.<p>I discovered the power of setting big and massive goals when I was a junior in high school. I was a recovering teenage drug addict looking to …

Too Busy? Two Words, One Big Fat Lie

The next time you feel busy, do yourself a favor: just take a break.<p>I've never heard of a highly creative or successful person being too busy. Let me rephrase that: I've never heard of a highly creative or successful person <i>that I respect</i> being too busy. The most creative people of our time are …

Science Confirms: Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Research explores the science of how you become spoiled—and how to prevent that from happening<p>You’re always chasing your next raise—but will it really make you any happier?<p>Wealth may make it harder for you to appreciate simple pleasures, a new study from Spain suggests.<p>And that’s bad news for your …

Quit Working Pointlessly Hard and Just Get More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people don’t work harder; they work smarter. As your competitors encroach on your market share, it’s critical to approach your work in the most productive way possible.<p>Email, unexpected phone calls and impromptu meetings can …

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?<p>Sunday is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season, which means this is the week the public found out what to expect on the only official roster that really matters: The ballpark menu, of course.<p>The New York Mets, the …

India Has Some Utterly Jaw-Dropping Hotels

Many of India's architectural wonders -- palaces, forts, and noble houses -- have been transformed into magical boutique hotels, giving travelers a unique view into the country's past. These incredible properties are at the top of our don't-miss list.<p><b>Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>(photo:</i> …

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Ancient Tomb Chiseled From a Solitary Rock in Saudi Arabia

In the barren, desert landscape of northern Saudi Arabia, an ancient tomb half-carved from a single rock rises four stories tall from the arid plain. Known as Qasr al-Farid (“lonely castle”), the unfinished structure dates back to the first century A.D. during the rule of the Nabateans. Located …

6 Truths About Failure Every Entrepreneur Should Embrace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs do not fear failure.<p>The typical stereotype we carry about most successful entrepreneurs is that they approach business with the fearless enthusiasm of an extreme sports athlete.<p>Recently, however, I had the opportunity to …