Holly Thomson

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The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

A review of existing research, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Nutrition</i>, lists foods that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of …

A Strict Diet of Potato, Meat And Cereal Made a Boy Go Blind

Brb, buying carrots.<p>There may not be much truth to the old folk wisdom that carrots make your eyesight better, but it turns out that not eating your …

Nutrition

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires | Inc.com

Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your environment, but you can control what you get done. And more than that, you can learn from others …

Time Management

How Much Protein Do We Need?

<b>Q. It seems that many people who are not elite athletes are now hyper-focused on protein consumption. How much protein does the average adult need to consume daily?</b><p><b>A.</b> The recommended intake for a healthy adult is 46 grams of protein a day for women and 56 grams for men. And while protein …

Nutrition

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

Self-improvement

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

How to eat carbs? The definitive guide

Cut out of countless diets, carbs are seen by many as enemy-number-when when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight.<p>Regimes like Atkins, Dukan and …

This Meal-Prep Plan Will Set You Up For A Week Of Healthy Eats

Cook now, feast later: We're kicking off our 7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan with a smart prep routine that will make the week ahead even easier. (And tastier!)<p>In order to get the most out of the meal plan, we suggest grocery shopping and doing the prep work on a Saturday or Sunday, then starting …

Food

Stress Kills! 5 Ways to Keep Your Stress Levels Low.

The ability to manage stress is what sets apart successful entrepreneurs from not-so-successful ones. Just ask Bill Gates and Richard Branson.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been known to skip a few meals, dump four shots of espresso into one cup and even drink a …

Why Highly Productive People Use 'Time Blocking'

Would you like to learn the secret to becoming insanely productive?<p>Productivity and organization go hand-in-hand. When we get busy or face times of stress, it’s easy to let things slide. And before you know it, your desk and habits are in disarray. “Time blocking” is a method that just might help …

Time Management

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

If You Get Frequent Headaches, Science Has an Easy Cure (With Life-Changing Benefits) | Inc.com

The list of reasons for why headaches occur can seem almost endless: stress, anxiety, eye strain, colds, fevers, arguments with people that--however difficult this is to imagine--don't love Monty Python, certain smells, harsh lighting, allergies...the list goes on and on.<p>Now there's another item …

Wellness

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

Happiness

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

Time Management

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Targeting the gut could create a new class of psychiatric treatments.<p>Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading …

Wellness

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Pumpkin and Pecan Pancakes

We tested countless batches of these pumpkin pancakes to get the perfect spice blend, the right amount of pumpkin and just enough pecans for crunch. …

Breakfast

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

7 Tips on How to Prevent Age Related Muscle Loss

Did you know that after the age of 30 you lose 3-8% of your muscle mass every ten years until the age of 50? Above 50, people usually lose about 10% …

Wellness

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Kohler, Wisconsin, Remains an Oasis of Midwestern Beauty

Nothing about Kohler, Wisconsin, is unintentional. It is the expression of a remarkable vision unique to America when planned communities--sometimes characterized as Utopian--sprang up in the 19th century as places both autonomous and isolated from the stewpot cultures of the big cities.<p>Many, the …

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

Home Improvement