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13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

The Most Perfect Rap Song Written: Shadowboxin'

This summer marked the 20th anniversary of the <i>Wu-Tang Forever</i> album dropping; pushing the nine member Hip Hop collective out into the musical …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think | Inc.com

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

Self-improvement

7 Loving Things to Start Doing for Yourself Again

The greatest struggle in life is the struggle to accept, embrace and love ourselves, with all of our imperfections. To be 100 percent honest about …

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee …

How to Reprogram Yourself for Greater Success

How you can change the three essential parts of your self-concept to achieve what you want<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>I’ve read …

How To Deal With Uncomfortable Emotions And Reshape Your Identity | Inc.com

Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i>And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, failing, ignorance, looking stupid: your avoidance of these <i>feelings</i>is stopping …

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4 things millionaires have in common, backed by research

What do millionaires do differently?<p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

34 Mindful Ways to Remind Yourself Just How Much You're Worth | Inc.com

When you take an airplane, airline personnel specifically tell you that, in the event of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask on before you help anyone else. The rationale is simple--you can't come to anyone's aid if you pass out. But all too often in business, leaders forget this principle, …

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Top 15 Mobb Deep Songs

One of the most prolific and original groups in Hip Hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry.<p>The duo has …

Two Music Geeks: RZA and Paul Banks Explain What the Hell They’re Doing with Banks & Steelz

The Wu-Tang Clan maestro and Interpol frontman teamed up to play chess and make music, and they ended up with a dope album, 'Anything But Words,' in the process.<p><i>Photo by Devin Sarno, courtesy of Banks & Steelz</i><p>Sitting across from me in an ink-black suit, the type usually adorned by chilly eyed …

Inside The Wu-Tang/Martin Shkreli/Bill Murray Heist Musical That Is Actually Happening

Lauren Gundrum has an Indiegogo page for an upcoming musical based on the weirdest album purchase ever and she talked to Co.Create about it.<p>Buying a physical compact disc in 2016 is such a rare, antiquated transaction it almost seems newsworthy in and of itself. One particular sale last year, …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

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Top 15 Wu Tang Clan Songs

The Wu-Tang Clan arguably is THE most influential and successful Hip Hop collective ever. It all started in the early 90s when GZA teamed up with …

ALL WIN TOGETHER NOW: The Marvel Of The Wu-Tang Clan

What’s in a name? Well, everything.<p>Some names just immediately illicit an emotional response in me. When it came to toys, it was Optimus, Megatron, …

A New Path to Intimacy (Inside and Outside the Bedroom)

Dobino via Adobe Stock<p>We all want intimacy.<p>We all want to feel close and connected to someone. To feel seen, appreciated and held.<p>But the way most of us have been taught to go about intimacy is actually causing a lot of struggle in our relationships. And it may be holding us back from the deeper, …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Developing a Daily Habit of Seeing The World Through a Positive Lens

I’m not naturally hardwired to see the world through a positive lens. It’s something that I have to work at every single day.<p>I get down<br>I get …

The Morning Ritual: 5 Things to Do Before Breakfast to Clear Your Mind and Start the Day

It's easy to wake up and just start running around the house like a crazy person making breakfast, checking email, putting dishes away, doing push-ups, rummaging through closet hangers for an outfit and getting the kids out of the house. Ambitiously, in the spirit of "getting it all done."<p>Most of …

Simple Ways to Be More Grateful Every Day

If there's one thing I want to do it's help others be more grateful; I attempt to operate from a place of gratitude with everyday, despite setbacks or successes. I believe that to be grateful is to access the greatest joy in life. Here's how I know:<p><b>Why You Should Want To Be Grateful:</b><p>I'm a cancer …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

15 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going When Times Are Tough

If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then …

5 research-backed tips for better concentration

An issue a lot of us are struggling with these days is focus. Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There's a reason.<p>Ed …

The Happiest Workplaces Have These 4 Things in Common | Inc.com

<i>How can organizations apply happiness principles to have a healthy work environment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Neil Pasricha, NY Times Bestselling Author of "The Happiness Equation"</b> …

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