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Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It

When it comes to networks, the bigger the better, right? Not necessarily. Carefully curate your most trusted, inner circle and you’ll be surprised at how much more valuable you’ll become to the larger community of people in the world who care about the same things you do.<p>We live in a time when …

Leadership

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Bobby Maximus Has Just One Ab Workout to Get You Ripped

You'll never ask for another ab workout again after this burner from Bobby Maximus.<p>When it comes to the muscles you want to show off, abs are right at the top of the list.<p>And rightly so. Even if you're not a fan of shirtless selfies or rocking a six pack, you need to pay attention to your abs. A …

Whether she’s on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating her

The Trump administration refused Thursday to commit to putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Reneging on an Obama administration decision to replace slave owner Andrew Jackson — President Trump’s favorite president — with Tubman, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained he would base a new $20 …

Black History

Love, sex and death: What my fiancé’s death taught me about the afterlife

<b>(Thomas Spayth via Shutterstock)</b><p>“He isn’t dead, he’s right beside me” doesn’t go over well, but this isn’t grief-induced delirium, it’s a full life<p>Karen F. McCarthy<p>January 16, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>Seeing the spirits of the dearly departed didn't bode well for me living a normal childhood. While it …

How Black America Saw Obama

I stood in Grant Park on election night 2008, along with more than 200,000 other people, and watched as a man I’d known as a fellow member of a Chicago church, a man I’d worked to help get elected, took to the stage. He would be the first black president of the United States of America. My joy at …

Black History

Family of Marcus Garvey seeks pardon in waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency

With less than a week left, there’s still hope<p>When the name Marcus Garvey comes up, most people remember him as the “Back-to-Africa” guy. But that’s …

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

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10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

The Alternator Workout, From the Men’s Health Fitness Director

Build muscle faster than ever before with this alternating-rep routine<p>I love to incorporate alternating-rep exercises into my training routine.<p>When you alternate reps—or continuously switch which side of your body is performing the exercise—you can use heavier loads and keep your muscles’ under …

The inside story of when Run-DMC met Aerosmith and changed music forever

By Geoff Edgers Follow @geoffedgers<p>May 18, 2016<p><i>It’s 1986. Rap music is explosive and on the rise but still misunderstood and barely represented in the mainstream. The leading innovators are Run-DMC, a trio from Queens who sport black leather jackets and unlaced Adidas sneakers. Two albums into</i> …

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

The Power of Storytelling in Leadership

Guest, Al Mohler, shares with us how he sees the church has failed businesspeople.

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …

12 Inspiring Quotes from Nelson Mandela - United Nations Foundation

<i>Editor’s Note: In honor of Nelson Mandela International Day, we’re re-sharing this blog post from 2013.</i><p>Every July 18, the United Nations and the …

Nelson Mandela

Innovative Logo Designs For Design Inspiration

A <b>Logo</b> is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, …

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

10 Habits Of Highly Effective Leaders [Infographic]

Here are the habits of the most highly effective leaders. If you can build these habits into your life, you’ll become a leader that employees love …

Leadership

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

Former players say Kobe Bryant must work on transition game

After<p>Kobe Bryantannounced a week ago that he would retire at the end of this season, The Times reached out to several retiredNBAplayers to get their thoughts on what it's like to transition into a life after basketball.<p>Something each of the former players agreed on is that exiting a game they've …

Black America owes no forgiveness: How Christianity hinders racial justice

<b>(Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>Blacks are expected to absolve White America of its crimes. The rules change when the victim happens to be white<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 23, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onAlterNet.<p>On the one-year anniversary of the death of an 18-year-old black teenager …