Francisco Vera

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How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

How to Get Through a Hangover

The misery that is a hangover has no cure (aside from not drinking in the first place), but there are many at least marginally effective treatments. …

Wellness

Maybe You’d Exercise More If It Didn’t Feel So Crappy

Some people love to exercise. But plenty more do not, and urging them on with information about how healthy exercise can be hasn’t exactly been shown …

Exercise

50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

You know how to do something people would hire you for, if they know you are available.<p>19 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're looking for ways you can earn a few extra bucks with a side hustle, you'd likely encounter hundreds of strategies for make some …

Small Business

Here's How Practicing Tai Chi Can Help the Heart

For people who have a heart attack, chances are high that if they don’t do much to change their lifestyle and health habits, they will have another …

Tai Chi

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

BCAA supplements are just hype – here's a better way to build muscles

As gym regulars we never cease to be amazed at the array of post-workout concoctions people consume in the changing room. We see everything from …

Nutrition

Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation 'boosts brain function, energy'

Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with …

Yoga

No Lie: This Travel Website Will Lower the Price of Your Entire Trip

While we love snagging discount furniture or half-price designer clothing, there's no greater rush than securing a once-in-a-lifetime travel …

Suspended – Medium

Today's Workout 43: The core circuit to chisel your upper body

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Melt fat. Carve out upper-body definition.<p>That's what this circuit does—and it's damn good at it, too.<p>These …

This 5-Minute Workout Will Supersize Your Chest, Arms, and Shoulders

A 2-move superset for those in a time crunch<p>The incline pushup is a basic exercise that works the pecs, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. Pair it with a shoulder press and it becomes a game-changer, says Jeremy Scott, owner at Jeremy Scott Fitness.<p>The dumbbell neutral grip shoulder press works the …

Today's Workout 40: The pushup variation circuit for a massive chest

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It's chest day. And while you could just do your same old routine, we pretty much guarantee you're better off …

8 Powerful Ancient Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy in the Body

(ConsciousLifestyleMag.com) Qigong (pronounced: chee-gun), which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system …

Stripping, Swinging & Sex Stuff: How to Get Kinky in Miami

<i>If you're even thinking of being in Miami, check out the rest of our DestiNATION: Miami guide. It's stacked with expert advice from locals on what to</i> …

This Company Will Pay You to Travel Europe for Six Months

The only thing better than a six-month vacation is getting paid to go on a six-month vacation. That's what one company is offering right now.<p>European …

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert …

Entrepreneurship

Here's how you can lose weight long-term while cleaning toxins out of your body

Let’s call it like it is: Most books and articles that breathlessly promote “cleanses” and “detox diets” are a bunch of baloney.<p>Every time one of …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Save Tons of Money On Travel Costs With Inverse Vacation Planning

Between the plane tickets, hotel rooms, and meals, visiting the places on your bucket list can get pretty expensive—even if you go deal hunting. If …

There’s a right way to tackle high health costs

Americans are becoming more alarmed about health care costs and with good reason. Insurers have announced big premium increases for some of the plans …

Top 5 Ways To Really Relax These Holidays (Without Alcohol Or Yoga)

Ahhhh! The holidays have arrived. It's time to wind down, unravel and distress... If only you could.<p>I want you to really recharge, refuel and restore these holidays - and every holiday season, weekend getaway or momentary lapse in routine.<p>But... I know that's easier said than done.<p>There's no …

5 Creative Ab Exercises That Strengthen Your Whole Body—All You Need Is A Towel

Ab work can be a total snooze-fest. That's because it's all too easy to get stuck in a rut with the same-old moves. One way to break the cycle: New exercises that work different muscles than your body is used to.<p>"When we do new things, it's mentally stimulating; we're forced to connect our mind to …

10 Must-have apps that college students shouldn’t live without

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 45<p>The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It …

3 Unexpected Ways Reading Personal Development Books Changed My Life

Open your mind to the opportunities all around you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading was never something I was interested in while attending school. Nor was it something I thought I would ever do again once I graduated. My choices in life after school …

Self-improvement

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Stanford University

How To Meditate Like a Pro: Beginners’ Guide to Meditation

5Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Let me guess. You keep hearing about this “meditation” thing but don’t know where to start.<p>Say no more.<p>With this mini-guide, …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management