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Want to Be Extraordinarily Persuasive? Start by Banning These 3 Weak Words

Hint: It's your fear that holds you back from convincing others.<p>We all want to look professional, be more successful, and learn the linguistic tricks that can help us get there quickly.<p>Here's some advice that will help. It revolves around three words.<p>Quick story: My wife's uncle had a successful …

Self-improvement

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Ray Kurzweil

7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

Clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain. Here are all the ways a messy space can affect your life.<p>Take a quick glance around your workspace: Do you see piles of papers on your desk? Supplies you haven’t yet put away? An overflowing trash can? This clutter adds up …

Make What You Say Sound Better And More Eloquent

Communication can be extremely difficult if you want what you say to sound polished and well-spoken. Here are some tips to beef up your speaking …

Beef

How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

You’ve just ordered a top sirloin at a five star restaurant and the waiter brings you prime rib. Or you arrive on time for your reservation and still …

Mona Lisa

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

A leading theory about how consciousness works may be wrong

Until now, it had been widely accepted that conscious thought requires complex, sustained and widespread brain activity, while the mind's unconscious workings involve much shorter and simpler processes.<p>However, the paper, which appeared in the journal Cortex, seems to show that some of the …

Consciousness

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Self-help

12 Essential Tips for Starting a Profitable Company

Here are a few things that I've learned along the way that will help you to starting a more profitable business.<p>How many business owners do you know that opened a business with the intention of that business failing? Hopefully that figure is low--like zero percent low. But failure is often a part …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

Employee Engagement

25 book recommendations from Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and other top CEOs

Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business.<p>Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses.<p>However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a few days can lead to other …

Bill Gates

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Nobel Prize

This tool can tell you if your startup is about to die

The tool can basically determine whether a startup will live or die.<p>Y Combinator founder and partner Trevor Blackwell created the so-called growth calculator and fellow cofounder Paul Graham says it provides scary, but important answers about whether a startup is on the right course or not — or as …

Startups
Health Care

So you're a startup CEO, what do you do all day?

Chief Executive Officer? Chief Visionary? Chief Cheerleader? Chief Salesman? Chief Funding Officer? Chief Communications Officer? Chief Team Builder? Chief Lightbulb Changer? Chief Coffee Maker? Yup, all of these titles apply to the role of a startup CEO.<p>It is perhaps one of the hardest jobs to do …

Tourism

This could be why your best employees are leaving

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

Literature

Why You're Struggling to Fulfill Your Life Purpose

<i>Tejal V. Patel, Mindfulness Coach, Author and Meditation teacher</i><p>What can red leaves in August teach you?<p>A sign of a great teacher is one that gently suggests you in the direction of your answer but never outrightly tells you what to think or believe.<p>Nature is one such great teacher, if we are …

3 Ways Steve Jobs Made His Meetings Extremely Productive

Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn’t one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive.<p><b>1. He kept meetings</b> …

A self-made millionaire says a single choice could be part of the reason you aren't getting rich

T. Harv Eker — who not only studied incredibly wealthy people, but worked his way up from nothing to millionaire status — noticed a crippling choice that the average person makes over and over again: "<b>Most people choose to play small</b>," Eker writes in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind."<p>He …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day

When Ive remembers his friend and coworker four years after Jobs' death, what stands out is the Apple cofounder's ability to stay fully focused on whatever he was working on.<p>Ive says he never managed to achieve the same level of focus as Jobs had but a daily exercise helped him realize how …

Product Design

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

A financial planner says there's something everyone should do before trying to get rich

That's why we like insight into how rich people get to where they are, from the actions they take to the habits they foster to the strategies regular people use to become millionaires.<p>However, says certified financial planner Jeff Rose, founder of Alliance Wealth Management, there's something …

Personal Finance

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Happiness

4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Productive

In a startup, productivity is the lifeblood of the company. Unlike enterprise level corporations where there can be a little more flexibility, startups have concrete milestones that must be met in order to succeed. Getting work done and meeting deadlines is critical and at a startup you have much …

Never say die

Australian scientist David Sinclair is at the forefront of a global quest to develop an anti-ageing pill – a drug worth untold billions.<p>In March …