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The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no exception.<p>For James …

Creativity

Harvard researchers have found the source of human consciousness

What is human consciousness and where does it come from? Throughout the ages, some of our greatest minds have probed this question, and struggled to …

Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing

The world is full of all kinds of people, but most of them can be put into one of two categories: extroverts and introverts. Some people are a little …

Can You Really Start Over After Hitting Rock Bottom After 50?

I am not going to answer this question because it is pointless. There are many people, such as myself, who have to start over anyway, no matter what their age.<p>Life seldom asks you questions. It pushes you into situations where you either swim or sink.<p>So, what did I do when I found myself jobless, …

Meditation

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

Why Women Are Afraid of Failure

A woman who gets a B in a course is likely to drop it, while men persist.<p><i>Nobody likes to fail. But women take failure particularly hard—studies have shown that women are so averse to failure that they don't apply for jobs unless they feel 100 percent qualified. This hesitancy is understandable:</i> …

Self-improvement

Introverts: You Can Fake Being Outgoing at Work. Here’s How

Introverts: Remain calm. You are fantastic — smart, observant, focused, responsible, flexible — all-around, a joy to work with. This title does not mean we think you should change your personality, because you shouldn’t. We need you, and to be honest, an all-extrovert world sounds utterly …

Skincare Guru Kate Somerville Reveals the Real Secret to Glowing Skin

As anyone who has stopped by her star-frequented skincare oasis on Melrose Place knows, Kate Somerville's name is synonymous with beaming complexions. Through her best-selling skincare line (we covet the Contouring Eye Serum) and ultra-pampering in-house treatments, the brand founder was a pioneer …

8 New Wellness Reads That Deserve A Spot On Your Shelf

Are you a wellness junkie craving some conscious reads that'll nourish your mind, body, and soul? Here are eight of my favorite new holistic books …

Natural Beauty

11 houseplants it is almost impossible for even the laziest gardener to kill

Fancy having a little piece of the outdoors on your windowsill, or some gorgeous plants on the centre of your coffee table?<p>Some of us don't really have green fingers - it's easy to forget to water and seeing your proudly purchased plant turn to crumbly brown fronds can be very depressing.<p>Here's a …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

14 natural beauty products you’ll find in celeb makeup bags

You watch them on TV. You read about them in <i>Us Weekly.</i> You follow them on Instagram. And you wonder, what do these celebs have stowed away in their …

These cute little planters are designed to stick to almost any surface like a gecko

A team of creative people in San Francisco has designed Livi, a versatile planter that kind of looks like a cute little creature, that can easily …

San Francisco

The Life Waiting for You: How Yoga Can Help You Leave Your Unsatisfying Job

If you... follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living... Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.-- Joseph …

The 11 extremely emotional chapters of Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

No one really knew what Beyonce's <i>Lemonade</i> HBO special was before it debuted on Saturday night. And chances are, no one could have known we would get …

Women of Color

22 Natural Beauty Products That Actually Work

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8 Chic Organic Beauty Brands You've Never Heard of

In honor of Earth Day, the best all-natural wonders you'll have before any of your friends.<p>In honor of Earth Day, the best all-natural wonders you'll have before any of your friends.

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain

These are pretty routine activities for most entrepreneurs--and they're not helpful.<p>If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, …

Want to write a novel? First Novel Awards finalists say it's better with age

After she published her first book of short stories in 2003, the acclaimed collection <i>The Rule of Last Clear Chance</i>, Judith McCormack set out to write a novel.<p>Twelve years later, she published <i>Backspring</i>.<p>"It took me a long time because I was learning how to write a novel," says McCormack, 62, who is …

The Founders Of Sakara Life Share Their Clean Beauty Routines

<i>Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle are the co-founders of Sakara Life, an organic meal delivery service and wellness lifestyle brand formed on the</i> …

Skin Care

Health Benefits Of Chilli Oil That Is Unkown To Many

Chili oil is prepared by infusing chili peppers with a base oil like sesame oil.Chili oil has numerous amount of health benefits associated with …

Chilli

9 Essential Oils + How To Use Them For Clear, Radiant Skin

Essential oils are highly potent, steam-distilled plant extracts. Though completely natural, they must be handled and used with care.<p>Essential oils …

Skin Care

A Guide To Using Essential Oils For Shiny Hair, Skin, & Nails

Winter can leave skin, hair, and even nails dry and damaged. Oily skin and hair appear noticeably drier, your scalp is left “flaky” or itchy, and …

Want to Be More Creative? Get Bored

Scientists and this mega best-selling author agree on the big-time benefits of being bored.<p>Here's a question for you. What do you do when you're waiting in line at the store, sitting in a traffic jam on the highway, or otherwise have a few minutes of time to pass and have nothing else to do?<p>If …

5 Natural Beauty Products You'll Love Long After Earth Day

OK, we get it: Earth Day isn't sexy. Informative? Yes. Important? Hell yes. But cool, exciting, and holy-wow glamorous? Not so much. Until, of course, you clicked on this article. Because the indie products on this carefully curated list aren't just eco-friendly, nontoxic, and natural; they also …

Skin Care