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7 Habits of Happily Married Couples

I was on the phone with my wife Ashley and we were sharing details about each other’s mornings like we do almost every morning. When I said, “I love …

Hung Up

11 Body Language Habits That Are Holding You Back

These habits are some of the hardest to break but are worth the effort.<p>It's not what you say, it's how you say it.<p>It's an old clich, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, …

Body Language

14 Signs That You're Emotionally Intelligent

It’s all too easy to lose control of our emotions.<p>That’s why emotional intelligence (known as EI or EQ) is so important.<p>The ability to identify …

Self-help

My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year—Here's How We're Doing Now

It didn't make our relationship divorce-proof, but it did make me more confident.<p>Three years ago I had sex every single day, for one whole year.<p>To answer the most popular questions I've been asked since: No, it was not with 365 men. It was with one, my husband. Yes, even while I was on my period. I …

Relationships

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year — Here's How We're Doing Now

It didn't make our relationship divorce-proof, but it did make me more confident.<p>Three years ago, I had sex every single day for one whole year.<p>To answer the most popular questions I've been asked since: No, it was not with 365 men. It was with one, my husband. Yes, even while I was on my period. I …

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Parenting

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Make Everyone Miserable | Inc.com

From Enron to Volkswagen, we've watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can't see but are obvious to everyone …

Leadership

How To Speak Off The Cuff Like A Pro

We make a mistake in conversation roughly every 4.6 seconds. The more you try to sound like Churchill, the less you will.<p>“Okay folks, uh, there’s—I have to apologize,” Steve Harvey said, moments after millions of Colombians had started celebrating from their living rooms.<p>“The first runner-up is …

Public Speaking

The horrifying experience a radiologist had after eating fruit from the 'tree of death'

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, when the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.<p>Scattered amongst the coconuts and mangoes on the beach, Strickland and her friend found some sweet-smelling green fruit that looked much like small …

North America

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Leadership

A former Googler reveals a 6-second exercise that anyone can use before a stressful situation

Before every meeting, Karen May, Google's vice president of people development, recharges by taking one "<b>mindful breath</b>."<p>Tan is somewhat of a mindfulness guru himself. Before retiring from Google in October 2015, he taught a hugely popular mindfulness meditation course called "Search Inside …

Mindfulness

This Is Why Your Marriage Will Never Last, According to a Man Who Is Divorced

Expert advice, right here.<p><i>Asbury Park Press</i> sex columnist Anthony D'Ambrosio says that marriage doesn't work because he is no longer married and also because the Internet, NBC11 reports.<p>In D'Ambrosio's latest column, titled "5 Reasons Marriage Doesn't Work Anymore," he says that the world is so …

Most of us are planning for retirement all wrong

Often they cite having six to eight times your current salary, and they recommend you only take out 3-4% of current liquid savings each year on which to live. They ask you to estimate your current expenditures and discount it by 20% or so to predict your spending needs in retirement.<p>I think maybe …

Retirement

4 workout mistakes increasing your risk of getting sick this season

The recipe for keeping colds and flu at bay is pretty straightforward: Wash your hands, don't touch your face, get a flu shot, eat your fruits and veggies, and rack up plenty of shut-eye. But when it comes to exercise, the guidelines may seem a little fuzzy. Exercise can either help or hurt you in …

9 ways to make your life easier without spending a fortune

The gist of it was this: When you are a child, you have energy and time but no money; when you are a young adult, you have energy and money but no time; when you are an older adult, you have money and time but no energy.<p>The whole "energy and time but no money" thing was true for me for the first 22 …

Personal Finance

7 Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders

Aging isn't just a biological process -- it's also very much a cultural one.<p>Different cultures have different attitudes and practices around aging and death, and these cultural perspectives can have a huge effect on our experience of getting older.<p>While many cultures celebrate the aging process and …

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

Research

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us who appreciate a good visual aid. …

Time Management

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in …

Mental Health

12 lies to stop telling yourself about money

When it comes to your finances, it's much easier to lie to yourself than admit your shortcomings.<p>But whether you have a bad habit of putting off retirement savings or ignoring your debts, little everyday lies can have long-term consequences. If you want to climb out of debt and save for the future, …

Personal Finance

10 things not to buy in 2016

Slide 1 of 11<p><b>1. Hoverboards</b><p>Hoverboards exploded onto the personal transportation scene in 2015 — and they also exploded in a few homes. While these …

Real Estate

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Genghis Khan

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires, most fitness professionals advise …

Exercise

12 exercises for a better night's sleep

When it comes to your health, getting the right amount of sleep may be the most important thing you can do for your body and mind. Maybe you eat healthy and exercise an hour (or even two) a day, but those pale in comparison to sleep, something you spend one-third of your life doing. Unfortunately, …

10 Movies Every Small Business Owner Should Watch

Downtime is in short supply for small business owners, who usually struggle just to find time for the leisure activities they enjoy.<p>When one of those activities is movie watching, a business owner may even feel guilty about not working. But what if those entrepreneurs could watch movies that …

Small Business

9 successful people share the smartest thing they've ever done with their money

"Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves," writes T. Harv Eker in "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "They see other successful people as models to learn from. They say to themselves, 'If they can do it, I can do it.'"<p>Business Insider asked several …

Success

10 Reasons Why Life Gets Better As You Grow Up (Not the Opposite Way Around)

We don't age by years, we age by experience. Yet, we're largely under the impression that life gets worse as it goes on -- the "golden days" we've attributed to being our budding adolescence, yet generally speaking, that is the most difficult and uncertain time of life, both biologically and …

Happiness

5 Business Proverbs Smart People Never Say | Inc.com

If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, founder of Woohoo Inc. Kjerulf is recognized as an expert …

Employment

8 strategies to spend less money, from real people who save over half their income

If you want to accumulate wealth, you have to cut back on spending.<p>To help you get started, we rounded up money saving strategies from the best savers out there — those who have saved over 50% of their income.<p>Not only will increased savings allow you to put more money to work and grow it through …

Personal Finance