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39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Bad nutrition advice dietitians want you to forget

Thinking about juicing, cutting carbs or giving up fruit in a quest to lose weight? Think again.<p>How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, but in the age …

Nutrition

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

To Lose Weight, Change This One Thing in Your Fridge

So you want to lose weight? You're not alone. Friends, co-workers, and families are all there to support you, of course. And so is one more friend — …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You'd be great. But if what's holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First

The process starts not with what you do but what you say--to yourself.<p>Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations...stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

What If Nobody Supports my Travel Dream?

Five years ago I got this crazy idea in my head that I was going to travel the world.I quickly realized that I wanted to go for much longer than a …

Donald Trump

31 Insanely Powerful Travel Quotes to Inspire You Hit the Road | Backpacking and Self-Improvement

Hello, I’m Ryan, and I am addicted to travel. And travel quotes. Whether you need to kick in the travel mojo, electrify the vagabond soul in you, or …

Feeling Like It Might Be Too Late To Pursue Your Dreams? Think Again

Last Updated on February 28, 2018<p>Michelle Millis Chappel<p>Princeton Ph.D. in psychology, world-acclaimed singer-songwriter, speaker, coach, and author …

Self-help

8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

The only measure of an entrepreneur that really matters is how much they get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is effectiveness essential for success? Because, in each and every decision-making process, effectiveness plays a central role. Effectiveness comes down …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be More Positive and Have a Luckier Life? Here's How

How to Be More Positive and Have a Luckier Life<p>How to Get a Positive Attitude and Attract More Luck<p>Updated January 31, 2018<p>Do you think that you were …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

9 things that zap your confidence - and what to do about them

Handy tips for an instant confidence boost<p>You're getting on with your life when suddenly you have a crisis of confidence and your hopes and dreams …

8 nutritionists reveal what they eat when they're craving something sweet

<b>Peanut butter and jelly</b><p>"One of my favorite treats is a good old-fashioned PBJ. The sweetness of a spoonful of jam atop that earthy, nutty peanut butter on a crispy, toasted slice of bread or bagel half makes me feel that I've had a real treat—even though it's actually healthy. I like BFree Brown …

The Top 10 Mistakes Meal Planning Beginners Make (and How to Solve Them)

The approach you take for meal planning makes all the difference in setting yourself up for success. Of course tips and strategies for getting …

Top 10

Love meat too much to be vegetarian? Go 'flexitarian'

A flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first coined in 1998, describes people …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self Control

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re going to do …

Motivation

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

The Pursuit Of Meaning, Not Happiness Is What Makes Life Incredibly Better

<i>“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something, says Harold S. Kushner</i><p>If you are feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, or can’t lose yourself into your present work, you’re not alone — many people are in the same boat.<p>Tom Path, …

Happiness

6 Keys to Improve Your Day by Controlling Your Mind

There are many things we can do to start the day off right. Sometimes it is easy to identify why a day may go better than the last, and sometimes it …

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

How Being Selfish in the Morning Leads to a More Productive Workday

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

Motovational Tips For Procrastinators

Seems like most people put things off. Life get complicated when you become a habitual procrastinator. Here's some tips to help, manage and overcome.