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2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

How to cope with information overload

<i>Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at</i> <i>University of Sheffield</i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is …

12 Motivational Quotes That Aren't for the Weak-Willed

A collection of powerful quotes that don't pull any punches.<p>Sometimes we need someone to give us the hard truth--a dose of pure, distilled honesty--to shake up normal patterns and give us fresh perspective.<p>Here is a collection of quotes that have the same effect as jumping into cold water--they are …

19 business etiquette rules every professional should know

Always say your full name.<p>In a business situation, you should use your full name, but you should also pay attention to how others want to be …

Etiquette

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

9 surprising tips for getting ahead in your career

Cliché career advice gets old, and ultimately loses it's significance, so we turned to a recent Quora thread that asked users for advice that no one ever mentions.<p>Here are 11 of our favorites that you don't hear every day:<p>Research shows that people who make the most money are those switching …

Employment

5 Jedi Mind Tricks to Dramatically Improve Your Performance

In order to perform at the highest level, it's more important than ever to focus on living in the present.<p>Andy Puddicombe spent 10 years studying to become an ordained Tibetan monk and is now the successful co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. In his TED talk, he says:<p>"I think the present …

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

The Strongest Entrepreneurs Do These 8 Things Every Day

While a great business plan, marketing strategy and team are essential components of a winning company, the best entrepreneurs are masters of their inner beings as well, according to health and spiritual expert Ron Williams (also an entrepreneur).<p>A master fitness trainer, bodybuilder (he’s …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Procrastination

How Bill Gates, Andy Grove, And Steve Jobs Found Success Without Business Training

The CEOs of Microsoft, Intel, and Apple were famously flawed leaders, so how did they manage to transform their companies?<p>Strategy without execution is as worthless as execution without strategy.<p>Getting both right is a challenging task, but one that Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs all …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

8 Healthy Breakfasts

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast. Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …

Why Multitasking Is Bad For Our Brains

<i>Ben Slater is Sales & Marketing Director at Seed, a platform that applies marketing automation and data science to hiring. Follow @BenJHSlater. This post first appeared on the Seed Jobs blog.</i><p>How many browser tabs do you have open right now?<p>I’m guessing it’s over 10, maybe 20. Some may be for …

Time Management

The Truth About Protein

If you are what you eat, what does that make a vegan? A string-bean, milquetoast kind of a guy? Of course not—and renowned strength coach Robert dos Remedios, a vegan, is strong evidence to the contrary. Really strong.<p>But most men eat animal products. And we really do become what we eat. Our skin, …

What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Does it seem like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get through everything you need to do? With so many competing demands on our time, we can all benefit from learning to ramp up our own personal productivity. HBR recently ran a series called Getting More Work Done. …

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

National Parks

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

10 Amazing Secrets of Happy and Successful Leaders

Too many of us are missing a critical element when it comes to our lives--happiness. Read on for the amazing secrets of the happiest leaders.<p>We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered and acquired.<p>But happiness can never be found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired …

5 Bodybuilding Techniques That Have Stood the Test Of Time

Supersize your gains with these tricks of the trade<p>Professional bodybuilders look like testosterone incarnate. Their arms are the circumference of an average man’s thighs. They have 10-pack cobblestone abs.<p>And when they strike a crab pose, their striated muscles and bulging veins look like a Boston …

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Time Management

5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a supervisor, or just the director of a team within your organization, your leadership abilities will ultimately dictate your professional success or failure. As a successful leader, you can chart a course …

High Level

10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there were some way for you to download decades of my experience in the business world and sort through the individuals who have had great success bringing real products to market, you’d find something very interesting.<p>You’d find a lot …

Entrepreneurship

Tony Robbins's Best Advice for Unstoppable Success

Ordinary Americans are still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. Find out what you can do to be successful no matter how hard you're financially hit.<p>Tony Robbins is so much more than the fast-talking life coach with the TV infomercials. He is credited with helping some of the world's …