Yesi Alfonso

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3 Ways You Block Yourself From Being as Successful as You Could Be

The world puts many barriers in the way of our success, but the ones we needlessly erect ourselves are the biggest.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people are sure their lack of success is due to external circumstances or simple bad luck. This is not usually the …

Self-improvement

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Employment

Article 50 Could Be Delayed By House Of Lords, Theresa May Warned

Brexit could be delayed by the House of Lords, Theresa May was warned on Friday.<p>Conservative peer and former newspaper editor Baroness Wheatcroft …

United Kingdom

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Mindfulness

Elon Musk thinks we should insert 'neural laces' into our brains so we can become cyborgs

Elon Musk never seems shy to share his concerns about artificial intelligence. In August 2014, he tweeted that the technology was "potentially more dangerous than nukes." Speaking to students from MIT a few months later, Musk expanded on that view and took it one step further, calling AI "our …

Singularity

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Inc.com

Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in can be a valuable tool.<p>Spend some time every week with these …

Motivation

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple) | Inc.com

As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some $549 million on self-help books, according to research by Marketdata Enterprises.<p>Millions chase the ideologies of the …

Happiness

'Chemical Castration' Could See Paedophiles Being Identified And Treated Before A Child Is Harmed

'It's a glimmer of hope in the future.'<p>Paedophiles may be identified and treated before they target a victim through a new process of "chemical …

Prostate Cancer

Saudi Arabia plans to sell state oil assets to create $2tn wealth fund

Campaigners hail a symbolic shift away from fossil fuels, but others see move as more style than substance<p>Saudi Arabia is planning to establish a $2tn (£1.4tn) sovereign wealth fund by selling off its state petroleum assets in preparation for a world beyond oil.<p>Greenpeace said it was a pivotal …

Saudi Arabia

Taking LSD leads to 'improved psychological wellbeing' - study

Research has found that psychedelic drugs can improve levels of optimism and openness - while a separate study has found they may help prevent domestic violence<p>LSD can make you more optimistic and more open to experience, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London.<p>The study, …

Consciousness

Britain heading for June EU referendum as David Cameron is offered 'red card' to block EU laws

The Prime Minister looks set to call a June referendum on membership of the EU after being offered a deal allowing Parliament to block unwanted Brussels laws<p>Britain is heading for a June referendum on membership of the EU as it emerged that David Cameron will be offered a deal allowing the UK …

United Kingdom

Why British business needs to remain neutral about leaving the EU

Business is tough enough without turning 40pc or more of your customers into sworn enemies by siding with either the 'in' or 'out' campaign<p>It is probably the turn of the CBI. Or perhaps one of the giant Japanese car manufacturers. Or else it might be the Law Society, or the engineers, or perhaps a …

European Union

Switzerland has discovered the unintended consequences of negative interest rates

In Europe, after they became established as the latest method of flogging savers until their mood improves, all kinds of absurdities saw the light of the day. For example, bailed-out national governments can now fund their deficits at negative rates, extracting money from their bondholders, rather …

Economics

Seventy Paris airport workers have security passes revoked over extremism fears

Suspected radical Islamists identified as authorities try to weed out potential terrorists working at Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports in wake of attacks on French capital<p>Seventy workers at Paris airports suspected of being radical Islamists have had their security passes revoked since the …

Extremism

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China<p>Sadly, magical fairy dust is not the secret behind Reed Flute Cave's glowing interior: Multi-colored lights have been …

National Parks

ISIS has found a huge moneymaking method that's 'impervious to sanctions and air raids'

A recent report in The New York Times shows that ISIS — aka ISIL, Islamic State, and Daesh — pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from "taxing" and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIS is thought to make as much as $900 million from residents …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Organization

It’s not ISIS.<p>The grisly attacks in France and Lebanon last week have fixed attention on the violence perpetrated by ISIS. But a study published this week indicates that the world’s deadliest terrorist organization actually operates thousands of miles south of Paris and Beirut, in Nigeria.<p>The 2015 …

Africa

What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II

The results of the poll illustrated above by the useful Twitter account @HistOpinion were published in the pages of Fortune magazine in July 1938. Fewer than 5 percent of Americans surveyed at the time believed that the United States should raise its immigration quotas or encourage political …

Political Science