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After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

Trump Vows to Unveil Tax-Cut Plan Next Week, Surprising Staff

WASHINGTON — President Trump promised on Friday that he would unveil a “massive” tax cut for Americans next week, vowing a “big announcement on Wednesday,” but he revealed no details about what is certain to be an enormously complicated effort to overhaul the nation’s tax code.<p>Mr. Trump offered his …

These ETFs could make your 2017 a happy new year

One thing investors can be sure of about 2017: no one knows anything.<p>Will the stock market continue minting records (and will the Dow finally surpass …

Investing

These ETFs Will Likely Soar Under Trump in 2017

Trump just past the final stage to become the U.S. President, and the Electoral College confirmed that Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the U.S. Like it or not, Trump is taking office and could affect the markets. After Trump won the election, markets have been trending higher and …

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you.<p>These new devices are Apple’s best yet. Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.<p>Because it’s …

Apps

3 'Preferred' Dividends For Secure 6% Yields

If you could earn 5% to 6% in income every year from a stock you don’t have to watch … you’d hold it today, right?<p>Well, if you don’t already, here’s your wake-up call.<p>Preferred stocks are a rarely talked about type of corporate equity that packs a one-two punch of high yield and low volatility. But …

The Workout You Need to Do If You Want Bigger, Stronger Shoulders

It’ll make you better at pullups, too<p>It’s often said that the shoulders are the lynchpin of the upper body. The shoulder is a very hypermobile ball and socket joint that needs to be hit from many angles and directions for structural balance and injury prevention.<p>That’s why I always incorporate …

Fidel Castro's Economic Disaster In Cuba

Fidel Castro, the Communist Dictator of Cuba, has died at the age of 90. There have been those, over the decades, who have held him up as some paragon of a new world order, one in which people will not be subservient to either America nor capitalism. The truth is that he visited an economic …

Cuba

The 5 Best Ways To (Finally) Lose Belly Fat

By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.<p>Repeat after me: “Crunches do not burn belly fat.” And it’s not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose. “These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub,” says Chris Piegza, …

Diets

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Nutrition

The Single Best Stock to Own Today

Most investors have diversified portfolios with many different stock holdings. Yet if you have new money to invest, you want to make the most of it, and that can often mean making a concentrated play on a promising stock. With that in mind, below you'll find several picks vying for the status of …

What is a Good Cash on Cash Return for an Investment Property?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

Elon Musk's 40 Insights on Achieving True Greatness

Some people imagine the future and a few actually make it happen. Here is why Elon Musk is the latter.<p>Many people imagine what it would be like to be great someday. They hope to add significance and change the future for the better. There are few of these groundbreaking visionaries in today's world …

Why You Should Stop Using To-Do Lists (and What to Do Instead)

Would you describe yourself as over-worked and under-productive?<p>Many entrepreneurs and B2B owners would lump themselves under that category with the excuse: "It's just the nature of what we do," but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"Work smarter, not harder," is the sage advice NY Times best-selling …

Time Management

The Dumbbell Density Doomsday Workout

You don’t know what tough actually feels like until you try the Dumbbell Density Doomsday from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>When it comes to fat loss, you’ve probably heard a lot about intensity.<p>But density—intensity’s evil cousin—will help you maximize your results.<p>Density describes how much …

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

How MBA Programs Make Great Leaders—and Where They Fail

As fall approaches, a new batch of students will enter thousands of MBA programs around the world. Their aspirations, aside from perhaps a passion …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Which Degree Will Make You A Better Leader?

An analysis of 15,000 leaders in 18 countries found that the degree-holders who score much better at leadership skills will surprise you.<p>Just in time for graduation, reports are examining the economic prospects for the newly minted class of 2016. But one thing is less obvious to both the graduates …

7 Maps That Will Change How You Think About Global Politics

The ways we look at geopolitics are hopelessly out of date. Military might and the power of nation-states aren’t what they used to be. Now it’s all about who’s the most connected.<p>Power in the 21st century means something very different than it did even a few decades ago. Military might, territory, …

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Workouts

The Best Places You've Never Heard of to Raise Money

Fundraising is less of a drag when you aren't chasing the same dollars as everybody else<p>I took a meeting this morning with a first time founder who meekly asked if I could explain the seed stage funding landscape - who exactly are these angels and their groups, how does a fund operate, where …

The Truth About How To Get A Six Pack

For something that should be so simple – eat less, do some crunches, get some abs – attaining a washboard stomach is still seen as the holy grail of …

Workouts

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Investing

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense?<p>I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change …

Opinion: The only three ETFs you need to own now

Some investors think there are only two kinds of portfolios: a plain-vanilla approach with broad index funds, or handpicked individual stocks …

Investing

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …