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The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

During one of the most famous episodes (“The Opposite”) of the TV show Seinfeld, loveless and unemployable character, George Costanza decides to stop …

Albert Einstein

3 Ways To Focus On Your Work Without Interruption -- Backed By Science

An ability to focus and work deeply for an extended period is the holy grail for productivity nerds like me.<p>It’s a gauntlet Cal Newport threw down for us in his enjoyable book, <i>Deep Work.</i> He defines deep work as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that …

Mobile Devices

The App That Could Save Your Life: anxietyhelper for Mental Health

The developer of anxietyhelper, Amanda Southworth, was one of the recipients of Apple’s WWDC scholarship program this year. Her main focus is on helping people, and both of the apps she’s created so far have already done this. anxietyhelper is a mental health toolkit that provides easy-to-access …

Mental Health

7 Simple Ways to Tell a Compelling Story

You have meaningful, important stories to tell. Here's how to do so.<p>You tell stories all the time to friends, family and coworkers. Stories about your vacation. About how your daughter scored the winning goal. About how your brother drank way too much beer at the family reunion and then what …

compellingstory

8 Brilliant Life Hacks for Dog Owners

Being a pet parent certainly comes with a lot of perks – a best friend for life, a constant snuggle buddy, and all the unconditional love and …

Cleaning

This CEO Became a Business Owner at Age 17. Here Are His Priceless Leadership Tips From Four Decades of Growth

Peter Cancro of Jersey Mike's Subs is known for turning cashiers, waiters, and busboys into successful executives.<p>As the familiar story goes, when he was just 17 and working behind the counter at an unknown little sub shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Peter Cancro approached his football coach …

Leadership

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell …

Public Speaking

Airfare Study Claims This Is Exactly How Far In Advance You Should Book Your Flights

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>CheapAir.com announced the results of its annual airfare study on Wednesday, analyzing 917 …

Flying

Landed a Dream Job Interview? Don't Go In the Door Until You've Done This

If you're in the two percent of applicants who actually get an interview, here's how to knock it out of the park.<p>When going after a new career opportunity, there are plenty of steps you need to take (there's a reason they say that getting a new job is a job unto itself!)<p>Assessing your market value, …

Employment

8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are …

SI Swimsuit Editor's Picks (06/02/18)

Swim DailyYou Need to See Alexis Ren in Nothing But a Bikini Bottom Made of Flowers<p>Swim DailyFive Reasons We've Got a Total Crush on Myla …

6 Tips to Make This Your Fittest Summer Ever

(Belated) Summer 2018, here we come.<p>As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the season of popping top. It is the gateway through which we pass from the land of clothed bodies into the valley of naked torsos, and the elusive finish line for that workout routine …

Fitness

29 Unprofessional Habits That Make Everyone at Work Hate You

Whether you realize it or not, you could be driving your coworkers nuts.<p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at …

Body Language

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Public Speaking

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

After books and vinyl, board games make a comeback

Forget Candy Crush, Fifa and Call of Duty – millennials are putting down their Xbox controllers and smartphones and picking up their dice as they embrace games their parents and grandparents used to love.<p>More and more people are exchanging marathon gaming sessions alone in a darkened room for the …

Board Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Organic NPCs & Devilishly Detailed Interiors

Each Set Piece Offers More Loot, Exploration, and Interaction<p>Following the reveal of the 2nd trailer for <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i>, Rockstar Games …

The 25 best shows on Netflix (July 2018)

It’s only mid-July and already it feels like we’ve reached the height of summer. The novelty of the unending heat is wearing off, the World Cup is …

TV

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

Pot holiday 4/20 traces roots to California high school stoners

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking.<p>Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. local time.<p>How the …

Cannabis

The Exact Day You Should Book International Travel (Based a Huge Airfare Study)

The idea of packing your bags and jetting off overseas can make your heart skip a beat, but the planning process and cost alone are enough to make …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Outgoing Introvert? 3 Research-backed Tricks to Be Your Best Self

Scientists call these folks ambiverts and find they have unique strengths and vulnerabilities.<p>The media is full of discussion of introverts and extroverts, their differing needs, myths about these groups, and advice to help them thrive. But the ironic truth is that most people are neither. Research …

Psychology

6 steps towards overcoming social anxiety

There’s no such thing as a fun office party or relaxed gathering in the world of social anxiety.<p>For millions of Americans, being around people is agony — a performance to get through while others seemingly judge, mock and coolly pounce on every mistake.<p>About 12 percent of U.S. adults experience …

Self-help

5 Science-Backed Tips to Be a Little Less Awkward

Strategies to reduce awkwardness from the author of a new book about cringeworthy moments.<p>Once years ago while attending a conference in Las Vegas put on by a startup I was working with at the time, I ran into one of the speakers for the day, long-time Vegas resident and Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. …

Self-help

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

6 strategies to take your career to the next level this year

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated daily — here are a few that really add up.<p>What does career success look like to you? Is it starting your own company? Building a thriving freelance career that allows you to work from anywhere in the world? Climbing the corporate ladder and landing in …

Social Media

The 2017 Movie Masterpiece That You Probably Missed

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray (‘The Immigrant,’ ‘Two Lovers’) comes ‘The Lost City of Z,’ an exploration epic that will leave you breathless.<p>As …

New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017

Got an e-reader for the holidays? Lucky you! Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.<p>Here's our list of the 10 best science-fiction and fantasy novels published in 2017, in no particular …

Books