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6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

Storytelling: The New Strategic Imperative Of Business

Storytelling has become a top-of-mind issue in recent times, as technology has democratized the power to share our stories with the world. The fact that it continues to be a pressing issue in today’s age of collaborative commerce is no surprise. What is, however, is the attention it is finally …

Innovation

You Need To Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.<p>He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting …

Time Management

5 Simple Counterintuitive Steps For A Happier Life

<b>Now I ’ve Wrecked It!</b><p>How’s your willpower? Have you ever tried to build a new habit, like lose a few pounds, and then someone offered you a slice of chocolate cake—and you took it?<p>Kelly McGonigal, the willpower expert at Stanford University says when we’re trying to work toward a goal we rely on 3 …

Happiness

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Humanity

Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

How Technology Will Transform Retirement

Get ready for a new array of devices and services that will make it easier to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family<p>For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives?<p>As people …

Retirement

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff

There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love — each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the …

Opinion: Why 100% of your investment portfolio should be in stocks

I recently wrote an article for <i>USA Today</i> about asset allocation strategies and the rather antiquated notion of a 60% stocks/40% bonds portfolio. For …

The stock market's track record for rolling 20-year returns is pristine

The following is one of my favorite running stats on the stock market:<p>Over the years I've noticed that whenever these types of long-term numbers are presented there tend to be two extreme responses:<p>There is some truth in each of these statements, but as with most things the historical data is never …

Stock Markets

13 Exercises That Are Better Than Burpees For Fat Loss

These moves are the ULTIMATE fat torchers for most people<p>Clearly, we’re believers in burpees here at <i>Men’s Health</i>. In fact, here are my favorite ways to do them: 25 Badass Burpees You Must See to Believe.<p>Burpees involve quickly moving from a standing position to a pushup position and back</b> …

Your Real Age Doesn't Matter. This Does.

<i>By: Alexandra Duron</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>It turns out that the old cliché, "age is just a number," has some scientific basis. Sure, you're going to pick up some of the aches, pains, and decreased capacity for drinking that come with the passing years, but there's a way you can trick Father Time into …

The 3 decisions that will change your financial life

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By Tony Robbins, ENTREPRENEUR …

I'm a financial planner, and here's why I'm willing to bet your retirement plan is majorly flawed

We're supposed to be professionals versed in the knowledge of investments, financial markets, retirement planning, and the mathematical fundamentals behind that subject matter.<p>We are regulated up the you-know-what. Yet, we are still allowed to provide you guidance and information that we know (or …

Retirement

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

­­­­­­­­­­­­12 Things Really Wealthy People Did to Get Ahead

Want to get ahead financially and in your career? Follow in the footsteps of giants.<p>Everyone wants to achieve wealth and financial freedom, but very few actually go on to rack up the seven-figure bank accounts they dream about. In fact, it's commonly suggested that Americans don't identify as poor; …

8 Reasons Why You Don't Have Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before you decide to hate me, understand I know what it’s like to be broke, and worse than being broke I know what it’s like to just barely get by month after month.<p>Two hundred and fifty million people in the wealthiest country on the …

Is Your Financial Advisor Overpaid?

Every few years, <i>Forbes</i> magazine does what is possibly their most entertaining annual list: Most overpaid actors.<p>Simply enough, they compare the estimated earnings of the people on their Top 100 Celebrities list to box office results to find a ratio. The math is the operating income of each actor’s …

Retirement

The surprising way to come up with your next business idea

Scott Cook, founder and CEO of Intuit (INTU), didn’t come up with his concept for the popular Quicken money management software sitting behind the …

7 Tips To Boost Sales In August

Our favorite door opener Caryn Kopp has these terrific tips for selling in August — thought we’d share!<p>Why waste the month of August cleaning your office? Make the most of your summer by seizing new business opportunities while your competition plays miniature golf! <b></b>Most business owners and …

Productivity

How To Sell Intangibles

Selling intangibles such as insurance, warranties, or protection plans can be tricky. You can’t send the customer home for an overnight test-drive to fall in love with that “new policy” smell. They can’t kick the riders. Other than some well-worded technical legal writing, there’s nothing for them …

Selling

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones