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5 Pieces Of Advice I Would Give My 20-Year-Old Self

Apply these simple steps to get a jumpstart in life and your career.<p>I don't know many people that look back at themselves at 20 and think, "Yep, I had it all together!" Whether you were in school or working, you can probably think of a few things you'd have done differently at that age.<p>Personally, …

Self-improvement

4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Outside of the Office

All work and no play makes an entrepreneur not just dull, but unhealthy and unproductive.<p>A true work-life balance is difficult to achieve as an entrepreneur. But evidence suggests that it's definitely worth pursuing. Failing to set boundaries that help balance work time and personal time can …

Entrepreneurship

4 iPhone Apps That Will Help You Be More Productive During The Day

When it comes to increasing productivity during the day, there’s a good chance your phone is your worst enemy. Maybe you spend hours on the Facebook …

Apps

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Self-improvement

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

They Built Their Companies From Scratch. Now These 16 Founders Share Exactly What You Need to Know About Growing a Business

"Adapt to the unexpected," says Away co-founder Jen Rubio.<p><b>Business advice from entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs comes in handy.</b>• <b><br>We asked 16 entrepreneurs to share some words of wisdom, based on lessons they've learned and mistakes they've made along the way.</b>• <b><br>That wisdom includes: Let other</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Google, Amazon, and the State of California All Banned This 1 Interview Question. Here Are 3 to Ask Instead

You might not realize this very common interview question fuels the gender pay gap. There are better questions to ask.<p>We all want to be able to spot the best people for our team and then be able to retain the best people as well. But it starts with hiring the best, which means asking the best …

Employment

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Luke Skywalker

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

Infographic: Nine Ways To Focus And Calm Your Wandering Mind

Daydreaming is known to be a great booster for creativity, but at other times, buckling down and focusing on one’s work is vital to getting things …

Infographics

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Scientists Explain Why Children Never Seem to Get Tired

Researchers say children have the endurance of highly trained athletes. They want to use this knowledge to build better exercise plans for kids.<p>Have …

Teens

90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

Not sending a thank you note, however, surprisingly won't lose you any points.<p>With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over …

Employment

This TV Star’s Before-and-After Photo Shows Why She’s ‘Loving’ Her Weight Gain

See how she's embracing her new body.<p>If you watch <i>The Real</i>, you’ve seen Jeannie Mai get real on the small screen talking to celebrities. Now, the …

Fitness

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

3 Things Wharton's Adam Grant Says You Should Do to Be Truly Successful

Who knew that asking your boss for advice on how to get promoted might actually get you promoted?<p>Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the best-selling author of <i>Give and Take</i> and <i>Originals</i>, and host of the TED <i>WorkLife</i> podcast, recently shared three success lessons on a Mic video intended for a …

9 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Going on a diet is a losing game. Some research suggests more than nine out of every 10 people who try to diet will fail.<p>Even people who are able to diet successfully often fight a tough battle against the body's evolutionarily savvy attempts to store up extra energy. In fact, scientists have found …

Nutrition

These 8 Swimsuits Create the Illusion of a Slimmer Tummy

Swimwear

This Is the Anti-Ageing Diet You've Never Heard Of

The past few years have seen a surge of interest in the anti-ageing alkaline diet loved by celebs from Elle Macpherson to Victoria Beckham, largely …

Wellness

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

Do These 3 Things and You'll Have a Happy Marriage, According to Neuroscience

Brain scans of happily married couples provide clues about making long-term relationships work.<p>What's the secret to a happy marriage or long-term relationship? Many married people believe they know. Psychologists and marriage counselors are trained to dispense expert advice. But then there's brain …

Love

Every Introvert Needs To Know About This Self-Care Practice

When I tell people I’m taking time out for my "introvert hangover," I’m not joking. What you must know is that it doesn’t come with the splitting …

Introverts

At first life without a smartphone was terrifying. Then it was beautiful

<i>In an attempt to try and battle an addiction to my smartphone (I’m sure most of us suffer from this addiction in some measure these days), I took a pretty radical step. I went out and bought a basic Nokia to use outside of work as much as I could. This “dumbphone,” as it’s called, would only allow</i> …

Mind

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Project Management

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

High School

Can intermittent fasting help delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?