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5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

Entrepreneurship

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

1. They Wake Up At The Same Time

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these …

Sleep

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

How I get things done

You may know that I love my work and I love traveling. But I hate the feeling of not having got enough stuff done during the day. And I hate the …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

1 Surprising Strategy to Make the Morning the Most Productive Part of Your Day

Consistency is critical to making every day more productive.<p>It's nearly impossible to recover from a bad morning, or so they say. And for me, things don't even have to go all that wrong to throw my finely tuned "get-ready machine" all out of whack. For most of us--and especially for those with the …

Time Management

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a More Productive Morning

Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, these tricks will help you get the most out of the early hours.<p>It's all too easy to go to bed with good intentions for the next morning--and then spend the morning procrastinating while you wait for your coffee to kick in. But if you're smart and …

Time Management

4 Everyday Activities That Will Actually Strengthen Your Brain

A few small changes can make a big difference to your mental function.<p>Ever feel stuck? You need inspiration for a new creative project, or a way to solve a management problem, or a strategy for increasing sales, but you keep coming up short? You may be able to get things flowing again with a few …

Humanity

How to Utilize The Psychology of Persuasion to Increase Conversion Rates

Why do customers buy your product and not your competitor’s?Well-known consultant and author Jack Trout once said:<i>“Marketing isn’t a battle of</i> …

Mr Qi may require a massage, but China's growth figures don't

Spare a thought, if you will, for a Mr Qi, of China. He invested some £100,000 in shares in May, just before the stock-market bubble burst. He has …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

The world's largest asset manager is trying to make a name for itself in private financing

The asset manager, the world's largest, is trying to build a name for itself in private financing deals to attract and please yield-hungry clients such as U.S. pension funds, McCombe said. He sees particular opportunity now because banks that had funded those types of projects are constrained from …

June 2015

4 Entrepreneurs Behind Billion-Dollar Companies Share Their Secrets to Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day, I had the opportunity to attend an event where four founders of billion-dollar companies were speaking in a round-table format discussion.<p>Todd Pedersen is the founder of Vivint, a home automation company based in …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Build the Network That Will Change Your Future

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you’re meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you’re not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the …

Entrepreneurship

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

Tumbling euro not enough to save Germany’s factories

German industrial production data has failed to match the expectations of analysts, as the country faces lower growth next year<p>Germany’s factories posted a meagre rise in output this November, as the slumping euro failed to lift exports.<p>As the value of the currency has depreciated, Germany’s …