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Want Other People to Have a Great First Impression of You? Try These 5 Proven Habits

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.<p>There are several ways you can elicit a great first impression from someone you just met. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.<p>1. Be curious.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? In a previous article, I posed …

Albert Einstein

A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology

Build A Brand People Will Love With This One Trick

Ever heard of the “know, like and trust” factor in business? It’s the idea that you will be more successful as an entrepreneur if your customers know, like and trust you. To achieve this, according to copywriter Laura Belgray, you need to infuse your personality into your marketing.<p>It’s not enough …

Marketing

20 Stovetop Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes

Thirty minutes seems to be the magic number when it comes to a dinner we can pull together and still feel good about. It leaves room for prep, …

Cooking

The Shockingly Lucrative World of Facebook Buy-Sell-Trade Groups

Anthropologie and Lululemon have a second life in your newsfeed — just be careful of the rules.<p>Finding the perfect dress for my rehearsal dinner was easy; learning that it was sold out was hard. But that wouldn’t stop me. As I scoured Google for the Renata Sheath from BHLDN — an embroidered, beaded …

Louis Vuitton

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

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

You Can Create a 6-Figure Business With These 8 Simple Steps

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs to figure out once they start a business is how to make money. Not just a few hundreds every now and then, but a six-figure revenue consistently.<p>I recently spoke to Jenn Scalia who’s been able to do just that. She’s an online visibility coach and …

Small Business

How To Earn $1 Billion Before Age 30: Mark Zuckerberg's 7 Keys To Success

“People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie — or even what you say, right? They care about what you build.” Let’s face it: Zuck wasn’t portrayed positively in <i>The Social Network</i>. But it doesn’t matter. His business speaks for itself and he made his first billion before age 30. It …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Secrets to Scaling a Services Businesses (Hint: Think Like a Product Business)

Service-based businesses are notoriously hard to scale. These three steps will make it easier and accelerate the process.<p>Service-based businesses are tough to scale. Whether you're an architecture firm, consulting agency, technical service provider, or you're in the business of home health care, …

Business Strategy

Five Things Never, Ever To Tell A Customer

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the manager of Customer Service for a small but fast-growing manufacturing firm. My team is great but they are young and inexperienced for the most part. I am working with them to help them come up the curve.<p>I have never believed in using formal call scripts because I think that smart …

Leadership

This Is The No. 1 Piece of Advice Bill Gates Would Give His Younger Self

Every intelligent person needs to hear this.<p>All of us have moments from our past that make us cringe in embarrassment and memories where we'd like to go back and give our younger selves either a stern talking or an encouraging hug. That's even true, apparently, if you spent your 20s founding a …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

A Five-Year Workplace Study Reveals The Most Powerful Factor That Drives Top Performance

A remarkable new study of top performers finds that great leaders are great communicators. And they are great communicators because they’re great at simplifying.<p>I recently sat down with UC Berkeley management professor and former Harvard Business School professor, Morten Hansen, to talk about his …

Leadership

Bill and Melinda Gates Just Wrote an Extraordinary Annual Letter That Teaches Us 7 Powerful Leadership Lessons

In their astounding Annual Letter released yesterday, Bill and Melinda Gates take us to leadership school.<p>A decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates began writing about their enormous philanthropic efforts impacting the world, which they highlight in their annual letter.<p>They just released their 10th …

Leadership

Sugar Is Wreaking Havoc on Your Hormonal Health

Your alarm goes off at 7:00 am. You roll out of bed, rush out the door, and head to work. You grab a muffin (sugar) and a coffee with milk and sugar …

Wellness

This Myers-Briggs personality test alternative is based on a centuries-old system

From stress-busting techniques to digital detoxes, sometimes analog life is the best life. And if you want to learn something new, you actually have …

Myers-Briggs

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

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Education Technology

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Ray Dalio

These Psychologists May Have Cracked the Code to Motivating Employees (and Retaining Them)

Spoiler: it's not about money<p>Did you know 66% of millennials plan to leave their current employer by 2020? Or that 72% of CEOs are worried about their ability to attract and retain talent with the right skills? These are just a few of the startling statistics facing today's small business owners, …

Employee Engagement

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dentistry

Ginseng Health Benefits Are No Joke—Here's What the Plant Can Do for You

Ginseng is a species of plant that has long been utilized as an herbal medicine. It was discovered in China over 5000 years ago and its scientific …

Alternative Medicine

If you have breast cancer, you might want to avoid foods containing this amino acid

Breast cancer affects one in every eight women, which is why the majority of us have come into contact (even if just peripherally) with the disease …

Wellness

3 ancient laws to help increase your wealth this year

When I first graduated from college, I was full of enthusiasm and excitement. My hopes for the future were only matched by the number of bills that …

Self-improvement

10 Ways To Make People Like You, From 'How To Make Friends And Influence People'

After you graduate college it becomes harder to make friends and connections with people who are not your colleagues. But much of success is about building a network and making friends in your industry, and that involves making people like you. But how do you make friends as an adult? How do you …

Self-improvement

These Wireless Earbuds Can Translate Up To 37 Languages In Real Time

Mymanu CLIK + Instant Translator<p>Posted in Tech<p>We live in a world with a lot of barriers; natural, political, and of course linguistic. It can often …

Language

The Single Most Powerful Tool For Assessing Other People

Assessing other people as you interact with them is one of the most important tools you can utilize in your professional life. It’s to your great advantage to learn how to interpret and then use your subjective reactions to people.<p>Knowing how to read yourself and then what to do with you the …

UX Design

The Problem-Solving Technique That Will Help You Succeed in Business (and Life)

How one serial creative entrepreneur learned an important lesson on changing how we think about a problem.<p>The key to building team resilience and moving past setbacks could be much simpler than we may think.<p>Designer Tina Roth Eisenberg--aka. swissmiss and the serial creative entrepreneur behind …

Women in Science

This Is The Skill Every Great Leader Needs

If you're leading all or part of a company, a to-do list may not cut it. Try these ideas to organize your priorities.<p>The ability to prioritize competing responsibilities is an important skill for leaders and employees at companies of all sizes. Whether this need arises from multiple initiatives …

Leadership