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51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Self-improvement

On our first date, she told me she had a boyfriend — and a husband

When I met A. I wondered if it was too good to be true. Meeting women in Los Angeles on dating apps has taught me a few things, the most important being that looks can be very deceiving. But five months ago I was naïve and desperately seeking to get over my latest heartbreak by any means …

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

Customer Service

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

16 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. The Incident at Dyatlov Pass<p>On the first night of February 1959, nine ski-hikers died mysteriously in the mountains of what is …

Los Angeles

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

13 Quotes From 'Fire & Fury' That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

A stick of political dynamite exploded on Friday with the publication of <i>Fire and Fury</i>, Michael Wolff's incredible inside account of Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

Google Play Has Revealed the Top Android Apps of 2017

It's December now, so there are only 31 days left until everyone keeps forgetting to write down 2018. With the end of the year coming the business …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Books

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Self-improvement

5 Science-Backed Ways to Get Over a Rough Breakup

#1: DON'T stalk your ex.<p>The only way to truly get over a breakup is to give it time.<p>As biological anthropologist Helen Fisher previously told …

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”<p>Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us …

Donald Trump

The Two Clashing Meanings of 'Free Speech'

Today’s campus controversies reflect a battle between two distinct conceptions of the term—what the Greeks called isegoria and parrhesia.<p>Little distinguishes democracy in America more sharply from Europe than the primacy—and permissiveness—of our commitment to free speech. Yet ongoing controversies …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-help

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.<p>What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like …

smarthabits

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

The devious art of lying by telling the truth

The line between truth and lies is becoming ever murkier, finds Melissa Hogenboom. There's even a word for a very different form of lying.<p>It is no secret that politicians often lie, but consider this ­– they can do so simply by telling the truth. Confused?<p>That statement becomes clearer when you …

University of California

Donald Trump’s Trump, Jr., Problem

With his Fifth Avenue-redneck persona and his affinity for the alt-right, Donald Trump, Jr., has sometimes been described as a chip off the old block. But his relationship with his father hasn’t always been a smooth one.<p>When Trump, Jr., was twelve, his father left his mother, Ivana, for a much …

Donald Trump