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The Truth About the Five-Second Rule

What science has to say about how legit it is<p>It's a familiar situation: You've just cooked an amazing dinner, complete with bacon-wrapped scallops (!), when you drop one on the floor. All of a sudden, you're faced with a <i>very important decision</i>: Do you pick it up and eat it, justifying your choice …

Food

10 Random Things Runners Ponder While Pounding the Pavement

And you thought your dreams were where you did your best thinking. Think again.<p><i>This article was written by Emily Abbate and repurposed with permission from Fitbie.com.</i><p>Lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door for a run? Good for you! While the goal of your workout may be to boost your health …

Marathons

9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently

Despite being taught the importance of listening from a young age -- think about how many teachers have asked you to "put your listening ears on" -- the truth is, most of us aren't as good at the skill as we ought to be.<p>Research shows that the average person listens with only 25 percent efficiency …

Your Guide To Getting Your Vitamins From Food

Maybe you know you should eat more sweet potatoes for their vitamin A ,but you're not entirely sure why. Or maybe you know vitamin B12 helps your heart, but you don't know where to find it.<p>Worry no longer! Digital health magazine Health Perch created the infographic below in partnership with …

The Power of Willingness

Most will agree that I've worked a solid program. Over the years it wasn't unusual for people to ask why I seemed so happy all the time. My standard reply was that I'd been to hundreds of meetings and I've taken the 12 steps to the best of my ability. I wasn't smug about it but I did believe that …

You've Been Cooking Steak Wrong Your Entire Life

The chefs at America's Test Kitchen have spoken…and they say conventional wisdom is bogus.<p>If you've been thawing steak before you cook it (like just about everybody else in the world), then join the large party of those who've been sacrificing flavor without even knowing it.<p>According to the pros at</i> …

Food

7 Amazing Ways to Use Almonds

How to get your fill of this suddenly popular nut

7 Steps to Start Tapping Into Your True Happiness

You receive a promotion and are extremely proud. As the day goes by, you share your great news with your loved ones and find yourself feeling increasingly happy. Fast forward a week later, and although you are still feeling proud, the happiness you initially felt is dwindling, and your success has …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Exercise

Intuition vs. Impulse

Sometimes a breakfast conversation goes deep. One minute you're smiling, enjoying your doughnut, and the next you're trying not to let coffee sputter out of your open mouth because your jaw is on the table. In a surprisingly intense discussion with my friend the other morning, I listened to him …

Serious Salt Confusion: New Research On How Much Salt You Should Eat

Three new papers published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> look at the cardiovascular risks of salt consumption, with some research saying too …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

253 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors.<p>Of his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once …

Retention is King (Guest Post)

<i>This is a guest post by a friend of mine on retention. Jamie Quint is Managing Partner of Quint Growth, a full-service growth consultancy that works</i> …

How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Divorce | Inc.com

For entrepreneurs and their partners, some of the largest strains are often financial. "Other professions keep people away from home and preoccupy their thoughts," says Hirshberg, "but they don't produce the toxic cocktail of anxiety and resentment that is created by putting the family's financial …

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

Learning To Sell Online: Cash Cow, Taobao

Establishing online stores on Taobao requires little more than decent internet links and a logistics chain (often motorcycle delivery), so millions have been able to start selling goods at low cost. The trend has reversed the fortunes of many rural people.<p>In the typical narrative of what have …

How to Know You Have a Good Startup Idea: 5 Questions | Inc.com

You've thought up this hazy, partially-defined, intangible thing, that might or might not be a real product one day. So how do you know if you're onto something?<p>"Fundamentally, we are in that business of working alongside leaders to help them figure out what's worth pursuing from a design …

7 Simple Secrets of the Best Presentations | Inc.com

<i>My new book,</i> Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know, <i>is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>I've written about presentations many times, but I've never provided the core truths that transform an average presentation into a killer …

How to Brainstorm The Perfect Name for Your Company

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’ve heard of many different approaches for how people come up with names for their companies.<p>“Europe's leading digital …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

How to Get Your Employees to Give You Their Billion-Dollar Ideas | Inc.com

Is your company innovation-friendly? It's easy to talk about the need to innovate, create new ideas, and build new avenues of revenue, but if your employees aren't submitting ideas, it may mean they are holding on to them.<p>Idea hoarding is not uncommon, but it can be a symptom of a culture rife with …

A Dozen Things I have Learned from Jeff Bezos

<b>1. “Percentage margins are not one of the things we are seeking to optimize. It’s the absolute dollar free cash flow per share that you want to</b> …

Why Most Presentations are Bad, and How to Make Yours Better | Inc.com

No matter how frustrated you are with your presentation--no matter how bad your slides currently seem--chances are that Duarte Design has seen worse. The 90-person company has worked on hundreds of thousands of presentations, for clients including Twitter, ESPN, and the Food Network.<p>Duarte is …

Introducing Open Equity: Buffer’s Equity Formula and Full Individual Breakdown

Ever since we established the Buffer values that are at the heart of our company culture, we’ve been continuously on the lookout for new ways to live …

Infographics

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great

<b>There’s a right way to learn.</b><p><b>Want to be more successful? Actually, that’s not ambitious enough — want to be</b> <b>the best</b><b>?</b><p>I do. So I called my friend …

9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior

Only as a [spiritual] warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a …

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