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WatchOS 2 hands-on: What Apple Watch should have had from the start

Ignoring the mixed reviews, common sense and the usually wise advice that you should avoid first-gen products at all costs, I bought an Apple Watch last June. Honestly, I'm still surprised by that. I backed the original Pebble crowdfunding campaign, and I've tested a few Android Wear devices, but …

Top 5 Technologies at IFA 2015

<b>At IFA 2015, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, computer vision and voice control bring new things to life.</b><p>Nearly a quarter of a million …

Augmented Reality

Why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet

Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.<p>Scientists are getting closer to understanding why people indulge after dark and to determining whether …

Nutrition

Study: We Know We're Total Jerks With Our Phones and We Don't Care

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rude and inconsiderate. That’s what you are when you whip out your smartphone at dinner with friends, snap food porn of your noms and Instagram it. Your grandma thinks so, at least, and, sorry, kids, she’s probably right.<p>If you’re guilty …

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

<i>Our definitive guide to burgers—for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season.</i><p>Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers—those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers—require some more expertise. Enter Jamie Schweid of …

BBQ

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

13 Highly Useful Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice

There’s nothing simple about losing weight. The adage, “calories in, calories out” reduces the process to a mathematical method that doesn’t account …

5 Proven Ways to Overpower Your Cravings

You had a hard day at work and feel like you need a reward. As soon as you get home, you reach for the cookies on your kitchen counter. You don’t …

Summer Veggie Quinoa

<b>Summer Veggie Quinoa</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1/3 cup (85 grams) white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar<br>• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 garlic clove, …

Food

How to Conquer Your Fear of Failing at Weight Loss

You know what you need to do to drop those extra pounds and be healthier. You need to wake up a little earlier. Walk a little bit more. Eat a few …

4 Habits of Healthy People

Learning about the common habits of healthy people can be a particularly motivational experience, even for people who are already living an active …

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

McDonald’s looks set to shrink its store count in the US this year

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Here’s how bad things have gotten at home for McDonald’s. The AP reports that for the first time since at least 1970, the number of McDonald’s restaurants in the US is going to go down, as the fast-food giant closes more restaurants than it opens this year.<p>The decision is …

McDonald's

This Is How Much Money the Average Entrepreneur Starts With (Infographic) | Inc.com

The majority of entrepreneurs set out to create a company with $10,000 or less. That's according to a recent Intuit survey of 500 small businesses across the country. The survey results also revealed that three quarters of those business owners relied on their own savings to get started. Meanwhile, …

Small Business

How Long Does it Take to Decide on a Job Candidate? The Answer May Surprise You.

It's no secret that first impressions are powerful, particularly in the setting of a job interview. But just how much time does it actually take a hiring manager to measure up an employee and make a decision?<p>According to a recent study published in the <i>Journal of Occupational and Organizational</i> …

Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks

It’s not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat, there are many important nutrients in there, some of which have potent biological effects.<p>However, …

7 Reasons Sitting Is Just As Deadly As Sugar

If orange is the new black, then sitting is the new sugar. Like sugar, sitting can introduce a whole host of health conditions into our bodies that …

Diabetes

WATCH: The Damage Sitting Does to Your Body Explained in 60 Seconds

It's probably best not to watch this one sitting down.<p>If you're anything like us, you've spent at least 80 percent of your day sitting down so far. …

5 Investing Secrets Only the Pros Know

Let's face it: A financial planner can offer sound guidance when it comes to managing your money, but no one cares more about your accounts than you …

Retirement

7 Key Differences Between Successful People And Unsuccessful People

There is always a clear cut difference between the successful and the unsuccessful. The difference in habits and decisions give birth to what is …

Self-improvement

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life | Inc.com

It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health. It's like the approach you make to the tee on a golf course. You plan out how …

Productivity

10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

<i>“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” –</i> Marcus Aurelius<p><b>How big is the gap between you and</b> …

Self-improvement

9 Best Free Financial Learning Tools

Personal finance can be tricky. From mortgages to credit cards, investing and auto loans, there's a lot to get your brain around. The good news is …

Frugal Living

6 Signs It's Time to Make Your Side Gig Your Career

You daydream about it: turning your side gig into your career. Quitting your day job and achieving your business goals on your own terms. But it can …

11 pieces of life-changing advice from commencement speeches by tech celebrities

A lot of them are filled with unnecessary cliches.<p>But these 11 speeches by some of the most successful tech giants will inspire you to do great things in life.

Boomers' Biggest Retirement Regret? Not Working Longer

NEW YORK -- Many American workers have begun proclaiming the end of retirement. An Allianz study released last week found that 82 percent of baby …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Credit Scores

<i>By Christine DiGangi</i><br>The last time I got up in front of a group to talk about my job, no one had questions for me. It was a high school career day a …

Personal Finance

Money for life: 3 secrets to financial success

This is the first in an occasional series titled “Money For Life,” based on live panel discussions with experts and financial advisers on how to have …

3 steps to a safer retirement stash

<i>I hear a lot of talk about a possible major market correction. I'm nearing the end of my career and don't want to jeopardize my retirement. What should I do to protect myself? --Dennis M., Philadelphia</i><p>If all you want to do is protect yourself from a market downturn, the answer is simple: Put your …

Retirement