Justin Jahangiri

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Why You Should Skip Paris and Visit Toulouse Instead

Paris is a classic beauty. She will always shine, lined in charcoal black from the Tour Eiffel to Le Marais, somehow always set in black and white. However, despite the romance of an afternoon espresso to escape Parisian rain, tourists swarming the streets and mind-numbing prices make for a good …

France

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Neuroscience

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

Hospitality

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

7 Amateur Bench-Press Moves That Will Restrict Your Chest Growth

Lots of guys know that the bench press is a great way to develop a Schwarzenegger-like chest. But what many guys <i>don't know</i> is that this venerable …

Fitness

68% of people in their twenties will make this grave financial error

According to a survey by Credit Karma, 68% of Americans will make a major credit mistake before the age of 30. These mistakes include, but are not limited to:<p><b>Overspending on credit cards.</b> This can happen at any age, but it's most common for first-timers. The Credit CARD Act has stopped credit card …

Personal Finance

The World’s Coolest Airport Employee is a Runway Patrol Dog Named Piper

Birds and other wildlife are notorious for causing problems at airports, often known to fly over runways and strike aircraft. But one Michigan …

6 Serious PR Fumbles That Real Estate Agents Shouldn't Make

All publicity is good publicity - right? Wrong. When it comes to delivering an accurate portrayal of your business to the media and potential …

Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga (Spicy Mexican Shredded Chicken) Recipe

Though <i>tinga</i> is traditionally flavored with chorizo, this quick and easy version still packs in the flavor, without forcing you to seek out special ingredients. The chicken is gently poached in broth, then shredded and tossed with a puréed sauce for extra-juicy texture and flavor.<p>Why It Works<p>Using …

9 Google Maps tips that will make your life way easier

Predictive directions<p>See where you've gone<p>Offline maps<p>Search on your route<p>Beat the crowds<p>Traffic patterns<p>Where's the restroom?<p>Send directions<p>Become a Local Guide

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Last summer, Eater took a look at the best affordable whiskeys under $35. The list was open to all whiskey categories, and ended up quite bourbon-dominant. Only one Scotch made the original list, The Glenlivet 12.<p>Here, the focus is entirely on the best affordable Scotch, with a slightly elevated …

In our pursuit of happiness, Americans are losing sight of what actually makes us happy

The founders of the United States understood the pursuit of happiness to be a fundamental right. But just because we have that freedom for that pursuit, doesn’t mean we’re always good at it. There’s no question that we are passionate about happiness and will go through great lengths to get it, yet …

Happiness

A science-backed 21-day program to be happier, healthier, and more successful in 2016

Faced with unlimited advice and little time to spare, it's hard to know where to start.<p>#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We …

Jeff Immelt

10 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

What's stopping you from being successful and living the life you want? Chances are, it's at least one of these 10 reasons.<p>There's a persistent belief that some people were born to be successful, and others were born to be unsuccessful. This is terribly untrue; ask any successful person, from the …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Drifting Through an Abandoned Mall Is Our Kind of Shopping Spree

Hoonigan's Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck run wild in the abandoned Hawthorne Mall in twin Nissans with 1000 hp each.<p>Invariably, all the good things about Thanksgiving are undone by the human awfulness that is Black Friday. Between parents beating each other up for the chance to buy this year's …

Slow Sales? Scrub Your Pipeline Clean for Better Productivity

By Kim Honjo<p>Everything can use a good cleaning now and again. Closets, refrigerators, your office desk and even your sales and marketing pipeline. …

4 Things You Can Do to Overcome the Belief that You Can’t Sell

It’s a conversation I have too often with people and it happened again at a conference where I was recently speaking. A person came up to me and …

23 Cheap Upgrades That Will Actually Increase The Value of Your Home

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How Real Estate Fits Into Your Retirement

<i>Ann G. Schnorrenberg, Ph.D., is a financial planning associate at Monument Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm located just outside</i> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel & Eats<p>This new book will have you rethinking your mass-market java.<p>By Cam Wolf23 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Fitness

The 1-Minute Drill That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

4 moves, 60 seconds, huge gains<p>You’re 60 seconds away from your best bench press ever.<p>Performing this 4-move drill before your next bench press will help activate your arm, pec, and shoulder muscles so you can recruit more fibers.<p>“And when you can use more muscle, you can push more weight and build …

IKEA Hacks that Look Like a Million Bucks

One of our favorite things about IKEA is the ingenious upgrades these simple designs inspire. You might never guess, if you saw them in person, that …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

Mellody Hobson on making money secondary in decisions

March 25, 2015 | 1:56 PM<p>I was 22 years old, starting my first job out of college and at lunch with my boss, John W. Rogers Jr., the founder and chief executive of Ariel Investments. I hung on John’s every word, filing away his every utterance.<p>And then he told me this: “Don’t make decisions based on …

Personal Finance

The Sneaky Ways Your House Is Making You Cranky (And How To Fix It!)

Feeling a bit off lately? The way you've decorated your home might be the culprit.<p><b>1. There's not a potted plant in sight.</b><p>Bright green leaves breathe life (literally) into your home — houseplants can purify the air indoors, which can be five times more polluted that outdoor air, reports the EPA. …