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14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

They’re still lying about Ronald Reagan: What Trump, Cruz and the GOP field won’t tell you about Reaganomics

We know the results of Reagan’s tax and spending policies. So why do GOP presidential candidates keep pushing them?<p>Every candidate in the GOP presidential race is running on the same economic platform: slash taxes, slash spending, slash regulation. It’s the Republicans' special formula, guaranteed …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

15 Ways to Retire Early

<i>By Lou Carlozo, Contributor</i><p>The word "retirement" and number "65" are as linked in the American psyche as "bacon and eggs." Then again, that all depends on how fast you want your eggs, right?<p>Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an …

23 Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss From Eat This, Not That!

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

How to Make an Amazing Buddha Bowl for Weight Loss

Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans and a …

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

<b>We'll have what they're having.</b><p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)</i><p>There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa …

Understand Your Body's Timetable

It's important to organize your day around your body's natural rhythms, says Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of management consultancy Working Simply. Tackle complex tasks when your energy's at its highest level. For many this may mean first thing in the morning, after you've rested and …

11 'Healthy' Foods Diet Experts Avoid

You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your …

Nutrition

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with your colleagues.<p>Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of …

Self-help

To lose weight, eating less tops exercising more

Exercise has many benefits, but there are problems with relying on it to control weight. First, it's just not true that Americans, in general, aren't …

Weight Loss

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

8 Kitchen Splurges That Are Totally Worth It

Every foodie has the same dilemma when wandering the aisles of Sur La Table or Williams-Sonoma. You want every gadget in the store (hello, stuffed burger press!), but you can’t exactly squeeze the entire retail contents of SLT in your kitchen. You’re the kind of cook who is dying to own this smart …

How To Make The Mashed Potatoes Of Your Dreams

Choose your own adventure: do you like them fluffy, creamy, garlicky, or cheesy?<p>Cut potatoes, boil potatoes, drain potatoes, mash potatoes, mix in dairy and any extra ingredients. But, it's important to know how to make mashed potatoes exactly the way you like them.<p><b>There are three variables that</b> …