Audra Eng

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Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do.<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

Happiness

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

Workouts

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

ShutterGrip makes your smartphone photos sharper and your videos smoother

popsci shop<p>Save 25 percent on this brilliant photo accessory.<p>Smartphones are capable of taking some amazing images nowadays. But the photos could be even better if you didn’t have to hold your device in a weird pincer grip. The ShutterGrip Smartphone Camera Controller is a simple attachment that …

Mobile Photography

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

Why You Should Leave a Cup of Rice in Your Closet

Rice is a staple on dinner tables around the globe, but has many other great uses that go beyond the kitchen. Most of us have used it to save our …

Laundry Rooms

Healing Stones To Try For Your Zodiac This Month

It's time to get stoned.<p>March 26, 2018<p>Capricorn (12/22-1/19)<p>Garnet<p>Capricorns—feeling like you’ve lost balance in your work life? Struggling to accept …

Spirituality

Talking to kids about money: An age-appropriate guide

<b>Question from Globe reader Bryan</b><b>:</b> Can you suggest any resources for teaching children about money?<p>Ms. Simmons works with young people to help them navigate the new economic climate with personal finance, ethical investing and small business advice.<p><i>Shannon Lee Simmons is a financial planner, author</i> …

Personal Finance

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

17 All-Inclusive Resorts That Definitely Don't Suck

The pros of an all-inclusive vacation are pretty straightforward: you don't have to lift a finger, carry a wallet, or make a single decision more …

Blue Ridge Mountains

15 Popular Travel Destinations You Should Avoid In The Summer

Summer is undoubtedly a popular time for Americans to travel. With kids out of school and office environments a little more relaxed, it seems only natural to use your vacation days and get out of town.<p>But the big question is: Where should you go? Obviously, the possibilities are endless, but there …

Asia

Don't Make These 7 Costly Home Improvement Mistakes

Taking on a home improvement project is expensive enough as it is - why add to the bill? Whether you're fixing a leaky faucet or remodeling an entire …

Home Improvement

How Not to Destroy Your Clothes When You Wash Them

I admit I wash 90 percent of our laundry on the cotton/normal setting. Sometimes I separate towels into their own load and wash them on the towel …

Sensitive Skin

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

How to Stash Your Luggage for a Couple of Hours When Traveling

You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but …

20 Things You Need to Survive a 20-Hour Plane Ride

Hopefully you’re heading somewhere fun because this is going to get bad before it gets good.<p>There’s no high quite like booking a plane ticket to a …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Retirement

If Your Website Doesn't Have This 1 Thing on Every Page, Customers Will Click Away

Fortunately, it's really easy to add and it's a guaranteed increase in leads.<p>Having a website is great and all, but if you haven't built it to lead to more leads, then you are losing out on precious opportunities.<p>Think of your website as a digital business card (because it is). Every single person …

Marketing

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

The Mantras That Helped Me Recover From Anxiety & Depression

Today I am happy, peaceful, and living my potential—but it wasn’t always this way.<p>Almost a decade ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. At …

How to stop junk mail and save trees — and your sanity

Many people love to hate junk mail — and they have lots of different ways of quantifying their disgust. The Sightline Institute says each American receives an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year. New York University says 5.6 million tons of junk mail end up in American landfills every year. …

Identity Theft

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment

How One Woman Minimized Her Spending for a Year (and What She Gained in Return)

It's clear from looking at the popularity of lifestyle trends like Danish <i>hygge</i>, Japanese <i>ikigai</i>, Swedish <i>lagom</i>, and Scottish <i>còsagach</i> that people are seeking ways to put the brakes on their hectic, overrun, overcommitted lives to slow down and appreciate the simpler things.<p>That's the situation …