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7 strategies that will help you build more wealth, according to 2 self-made millionaires

In their new book "Wealth Can't Wait," entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and self-made millionaires David Osborn and Paul Morris outline how to build sustainable wealth by cultivating smart habits, or disciplines.<p>Osborn is the operating partner of Keller Williams Realty and managing partner at …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

What You Can Learn From This Angel Investor's 5 Rules of Investing

Whether you're an entrepreneur thinking about where to place your next investment or a passionate startup seeking capital funding, understanding these rules can make a big difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout history, startup capital has driven the …

15 Traits of the Worst Leaders (Avoid at All Costs) | Inc.com

Take a second to think about the best and worst bosses you've ever had. Think about the difference in how you feel thinking about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what feeling are you giving your team?<p>It's no surprise that the best companies are started and directed by great …

Team Building

Shamanic Drug Ayahuasca Cures Severe Depression, New Study Finds

Since ancient times, shamans in Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest have been concocting a psychedelic brew called ayahuasca or yagé. Made out of the …

Research

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that information might be …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

These 10 Foods Are Surprisingly High in Protein

We're told to eat plenty of Greek yogurt and chicken breasts to get good protein, but the truth is that protein is found in nearly every food we eat …

Nutrition

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Experiencing Emotional Pain? Buddhists Have an Important Message For You

Ever heard of Buddhism’s three principles of existence? If you haven’t, it’s basically the three principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. …

Haunting Photos of Polar Bears in a World Without Ice

Photographer Patty Waymire has sent prints of <i>No Snow, No Ice?</i> both to former President Barack Obama and to current President Donald Trump. It was …

7 Surprising, Science-Backed Signs Of High Intelligence, From Being Lazy To Using Profanity

Intelligence is notoriously hard to measure, which is why school performance isn’t always a true indication of an individual's IQ. For example, we …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

15 Quotes From a Modern Day Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Ever heard of Mooji? If not, he is one of the greatest modern day spiritual teachers that has helped countless people achieve their goals of inner …

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s …

What marijuana really does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug— something with "no currently accepted medical use" — means it's pretty tough to study.<p>Yet a growing body of research and numerous anecdotal reports link cannabis with several health benefits, including pain relief and the potential to help with …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Meditation

Extravagant $250 million California mansion comes with helicopter, Rolls Royce and its own staff

The most expensive home to hit the U.S. real estate market is right here in California, displaying its over-the-top extravagance in the tony SoCal community of Bel Air.<p>The mega-mansion is listed for a stratospheric $250 million and its vast 38,000-square-feet include 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, …

How a Tiny Company With No Marketing Built the No. 1 Product on Amazon | Inc.com

Last July, Amazon touted the success of its second annual Prime Day promotion in a press release, rattling off how much stuff people bought in different categories:<p><i>90,000 televisions</i><i>2 million toys</i><i>1 million pairs of shoes</i><i>200,000 headphones</i><i>215,000 Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure</i> …

Marketing

Nothing to see here, just a wild orangutan teaching herself how to saw

<i>Spy in the Wild</i> is a revolutionary nature documentary shot with hidden cameras disguised as robotic animals, capturing never-before-seen scenes of …

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

Time Management

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.<p>I was 27 the first time I let someone die. Thirteen months after finishing medical school in the second year of an eight-year brain surgery residency at a major …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Mind Over Matter: How Thoughts Influence Physical Reality

“Mind Over Matter” is how thought processes can influence our physical reality. To understand how this works, we need to define what “Mind” is and …

A Haunting Short Film Set in a World Where Evolution Happens Rapidly—And Is Often Deadly

In the dystopian world of <i>Dust</i>, evolution occurs at a breakneck rate, forming organisms that may hold miraculous powers or trigger deadly plagues. …