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20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to …

Happiness

The Myth Of 'Buy & Hold' - Why Starting Valuations Matter

If you repeat a myth often enough, it will eventually be believed to be the truth.<p>"Stop worrying about the market and just buy and hold stocks."<p>Think …

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

Small Business

You don't need to use sunscreen above SPF 30 — but there's another rating you should be looking at

It's really hot. That means the roof terraces, beer gardens, and parks are all rammed full of people soaking up the rays.<p>But it also means bad tan lines and sunburn — especially among those people who "refuse to wear sunscreen in the UK."<p>Sunscreen is the best protection you have against the harmful …

Is Dairy Bad for You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

Dairy products are controversial these days.<p>They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health.<p>But other experts …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Designer Spends a Year Creating Logos That Subtly Reveal the Meaning of Words

Art director Daniel Carlmatz looks at language as more than just words on a page. For one year (November 2016 to November 2017), the Swedish creative challenged himself to visual wordplay by turning otherwise ordinary terms into playful logos. He did so by manipulating letterforms and incorporating …

Want To Be A Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits

The story you decide to tell matters just as much as how you decide to tell it.<p>You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation. A story that’s powerful and relevant can galvanize people and inspire action. But even otherwise …

Creative Writing

11 best places to visit in Serbia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Serbia is a destination that tends to escape the attention of many travelers.<p>Those who've ventured over to the southeastern European country might have discovered the legendary nightlife of the capital, Belgrade, while others will have joined the party at the Exit Festival in Novi Sad.<p>Then …

European Travel

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

The Five Step Process: Top 5 Most Valuable Principles #4

How to Look and Sound More Confident (Infographic)

These quick tips will help boost your confidence in five minutes.<p>2 min read<p>Confidence is an integral part of success. Of course, there’s a difference between confidence and ego, and it’s important you don’t develop the latter.<p>So how can you look and sound <i>more confident</i>? To start, focus on body …

Amazon Got Rich on These 4 Design Principles and You Could Too

At their core all great shopping experiences are helpful, transparent, tangible and trustworthy.<p>9 min read<p>Amazon’s domination reinforces a theory that is sometimes difficult to digest in the design community: successful design experiences do not always have to be beautiful. Design is subjective, of …

How Great Speakers Make It Look Easy

The right preparation allows you to deliver amazing value for the audience -- which drives referrals and repeat engagements.<p>Great speakers make giving presentations look deceptively easy. You may think there's nothing to it because when delivered well, it almost looks effortless. But, the truth is, …

Public Speaking

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Value Investing: Finding Undervalued Stocks

There are two basic steps to finding undervalued stocks: developing a rough list of stocks you want to investigate further because they meet your …

Best Places to Go in Northern Italy's Veneto Region

Venice, one of Italy's top travel cities, is the jewel of the Veneto region but there's much more to see in the Veneto. From the city of Verona with …

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 3 Tips

Public Speaking

Science shows this popular Swiss activity increases brain power and life expectancy

A recent National Geographic article looks at the rejuvenating power of nature on our brain and overall health. What we have known intuitively for …

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Any time we interview someone, we wait to see whether they’ll write a thank you note or not. You’d be surprised how often they don’t — and that’s …

Explaining Blockchain in 1 Easy-to-Understand Sentence

A layman's look at what the blockchain buzz is all about.<p>Virtual currencies were truly something to marvel at last year. Whereas the stock market is …

Blockchain

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons. The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.<p>Falls are the leading cause of traumatic injury and …

High Blood Pressure

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …