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Avicii's 10 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

Avicii may have retired from touring, he may have just announced a break with his long-time manager who helped make him a superstar and he may be one …

Music

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength | Inc.com

Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mental strength.<p>Your thoughts affect how you feel and …

Self-help

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

RVs

The Trauma That Led This Infantryman to Create a Suicide-Prevention App for Veterans | Inc.com

Justin Miller's 4-year-old daughter, Lydia, fell from a tree one summer afternoon in Georgia. But as she lay on the ground crying, something about the angle of her outstretched arm sent him somewhere else: An encampment in a stretch of desert in northern Iraq, between Fallujah and Ramadi.<p>There, …

Mental Health

The Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Have Only 20 Minutes to Exercise

When your schedule is jam-packed, the idea of when and how to fit in a workout often sparks an internal debate: <i>If there’s not enough time to fit it</i> …

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

George Michael Doc 'Freedom': 9 Things We Learned

Though most listeners know George Michael as the man behind a series of indelible, million-selling pop hits – many of which still play on radio today …

Music

AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Ruby 2 | Amazon Web Services

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes it easy for you to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. After you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk …

Cloud Computing

4 Beginner Tips For Lifting Weights, Straight From a Trainer

For someone who has never lifted weights before, the gym can be a scary place. I remember what it was like when I first started weightlifting; I was so <i>nervous</i> about everything. I had no idea what dumbbells to use or which exercises to do, and I felt like everyone was looking at me (they weren't). …

The Anxiety Detox: Train Your Mind For Relaxation

It's possible, honest.<p>A big cause of stress is feeling like you have to be permanently ‘on’ and when it comes to travelling for work, that pressure …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons | Inc.com

I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the price at $45,000 to $150,000 to …

Employee Engagement

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation | Inc.com

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday party.<p>What kind of legacy would you like to <i>leave behind</i> is the idea.<p>Although imagining your …

Motivation

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Shania Twain Walked Out on Top. Now She Wants Back In.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The last time Shania Twain released an album — the experimental country-but-not-quite opus “Up!” — it sold 874,000 copies in its first week, and went on to receive the Recording Industry Association of America’s diamond certification for 10 million copies sold, her third …

Music

The Best of Dustin Hoffman: 20 Essential Roles

Happy 80th birthday, Dustin Hoffman! From the moment he first made his dent on the public consciousness as Benjamin Braddock, the confused young …

Dustin Hoffman

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Why You Should Never Eat Food on Planes, and Other Jet-Set Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

14 Beginner Kettlebell Moves That Work Your Entire Body

Kettlebells are a great tool for strength training. Yes, for many exercises they're totally interchangeable for dumbbells or other weights. But for …

Struggling with overthinking? A spiritual master has a message that you need to hear

How do you stop overthinking everything?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>Some people advise you to “live in the moment”. Others tell you to try …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Meditation

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

Spirituality

What You May Not Understand About Meditation

Meditation has been touted recently as the solution for everything from ADHD to PTSD. It's being introduced in schools, workplaces, and hospitals. A meditation instructor of mine calls this growing popularity "McMindfulness." The research does seem compelling as scientists the world over try to …

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

Here's How Yoga Can Drastically Improve Your Gut Health

I can still remember the first time I was dragged to a yoga class by my friend Lana.<p>Lana had a rough couple of years packed with extreme stress that …

Wellness

Why Complaining Literally Shrinks Your Brain (and What You Need to do Instead)

The simple guide to avoid negativity and toxic people to succeed in life.<p>When things go wrong at work or in life, we vent in the hopes of releasing …

Why Understanding Silence Is So Critical To Success

We live in a noisy world with lots of distractions. One of the ways to unlock our success is to discover the power of silence. Away from all the …

Self-improvement

Stop These 8 Negative Mindsets That Make Entrepreneurs Miserable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is far from easy. Sleepless nights, constant stress and wearing multiple hats, all are the norm. From the outside looking in, it might appear that it’s all rainbows and sunshine, but ask even the most successful …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, …

Albert Einstein

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $449 million

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $449 million.<p>Friday night marked the 33rd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a winner. As a result, the jackpot has swelled to become the seventh biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions prizes.<p>The winning numbers on …

Globalization