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How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Bill Gates

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader

It's not just about being authentic, showing integrity and humility.<p>If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That …

Leadership

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free)

The list is based on the ratings of thousands of past students.<p>Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit …

University of California

13 Brilliant Quotes From Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett

The 87-year-old investor has amassed an estimated $77 billion fortune.<p>Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. "The Oracle of Omaha" has an estimated net worth of nearly $77 billion, making him the fourth-richest person in the world.<p>From drinking Coke for breakfast to …

billionaireinvestor

These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train

Just take a deep breath and ask<p>It's your lucky day. You won the big game or gave a stellar performance or saved the puppy from the fire. And to honor your accomplishment, now you're being introduced to someone special and famous, and you're going to have a chance to have a private conversation with …

Greek Philosophy

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

These 3 Billionaires Agree: You Need This Skill to Be Successful

If Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates all said it, case closed.<p>In my work coaching executives and entrepreneurs, communication issues are common and annoying blips on their radar screens. Too much of it, not enough of it, wrong messages being sent through nonverbal communication, …

selfdevelopment

9 hidden man-made wonders of the world - CNN.com

Kizhi Island in northern Russia is an open-air museum with a cluster of churches at its southern tip.<p><b>(Budget Travel)</b> -- Not all of the world's wonders get the attention they deserve. We searched the globe to find nine marvels that are so awe-inspiring, you'll find it hard to believe that they were …

The Meditation You Need to Be Doing Regularly, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

<i>Starting to meditate can be, well, stressful. Our friends at YourTango break it down by zodiac sign to help you find your perfect practice.</i><p><b>Find your zen.</b><p>No matter who you are, there's been a time when you feel like you're having a major mental breakdown. Whether it's work, school, family, friends; …

5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer (As Written By A Cancer)

Though some zodiac signs are emotional, Cancers are definitely the most sensitive. But if you find yourself loving a Cancer woman, know that she can …

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

How Chicago Is Quickly Becoming the Social Entrepreneurship Capital of the U.S.

Chicagoans have a sweet spot for social responsibility.<p>One of the most underestimated entrepreneurship hubs in the United States is, without question, Chicago.<p>It gets some love here and there, and has definitely risen in the ranks (both nationally and globally) over the past few years, but in …

Entrepreneurship

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance.<p>If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two …

Self-improvement

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

3 Strength Moves You Probably Aren't Doing—But Should Be

These powerful strength exercises target often-overlooked muscle groups in your lower body and core.<p>You're probably already incorporating strength …

Workouts

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book …

The unusual way Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interview people for jobs

So if interviewing for a position with an ordinary Google manager is difficult, what is it like interviewing with Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin?<p>AOL CEO Tim Armstrong knows.<p>Before joining AOL in 2009, Armstrong spent a decade at Google, where he helped build its …

The Workout You Need to Do If You Sit All Day

It’s no surprise that sitting all day does some undesirable things to our bodies. Research has linked excessive sitting with an elevated risk for …

I'm a financial adviser — here are the 15 biggest retirement saving mistakes I see people make

In this article, I would like to share my experience and guide you through some of the major mistakes in personal retirement planning.<p>1. Complacency<p>Complacency is one of the worst enemies when planning for retirement. Feeling that you are all set and do not need to change anything can cause you …

Oprah: Every Successful Person Can Answer These 4 Questions

Can you?<p>Nearly everyone wants to be successful, but that doesn't mean that everyone wants the same things out of life. The definition of success is different for different people, and you'll never get far chasing your own personal understanding of the word unless you first pause to consider its …

Motivation

The Best Ideas Happen When You Stop Thinking About Yourself (And Do This Instead)

A great idea is a good start, but to really succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to listen carefully to your customers.<p>American entrepreneurship is booming.<p>An unprecedented 55 million Americans count themselves among the self-employed, and Generation Y, a fully "digital generation," is poised to …

Customers

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …