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The Scientific History of Why Humans Love Drinking Booze

<i>By today's Puritanical standards, alcohol is considered a vice. A widely acceptable vice, yes, but still something we're all better off avoiding in excess. Every year, its consumption is responsible for the deaths of around 88,000 people in the U.S. alone. The CDC estimates this works out to 2.5</i> …

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

6 things to remember when looking at a company's earnings

So I wanted to share with you a simple checklist to help guide you through the earnings reports and separate the good from the bad.<p>And I wanted to let you know that I'll be appearing in an online exclusive on January 28. It's called <i>Earnings Exposed</i> and will start at 4 p.m. (ET). (There will be a …

9 Epic Canadian Adventures To Have In Your Lifetime

There's no denying that Canada is huge, so you'd be forgiven for not quite knowing how to begin exploring it. For one thing, the choices seem …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

Motivation

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

9 Steps That Will Help Your Chances of Starting a Successful Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are unemployed, underemployed or unhappily employed, the idea of taking control and becoming your own boss might be sounding pretty sexy right about now. Plus, the past decade has shown us that jobs aren’t quite as dependable as …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

Your Car Commute Is a Chance to Practice Mindfulness

For those who drive to work, the daily commute is often a tense time of bumper-to-bumper gridlock, erratic and dangerous driving, delays, road closures, and construction. And best of all, we get to do it twice a day. Concerned about wasting time, we often try to catch up on all the “little” things …

UberExercise — The 4-Way Stability Ball Abdominal Grindfest

Menu ≡ ╳<p>HOME<p>TOPICS<p>Diet & Nutrition<p>Nutritional Analysis<p>Fitness & Muscle<p>ABS ABS ABS…<br>• UberExercises<br>• Fitness Lists<br>• Fitness 101<p>Supplements<p>Supplement Rankings …

The 20 best business books to read this summer

Whether you want to learn about highly successful business people or gain some practical career advice, there are a bunch of great new books to add …

Restore Trust at Work with These 3 Words

We are allies. Three simple words. Yet when spoken by a manager to an employee, these may be three of the most powerful words possible.<p>Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work, on our way to and from work, or thinking about work. When we meet someone new, the first question …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France smoulders with natural beauty, from the spectacular river-carved cliff sides of the Gorges du Verdon to the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune.

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

Yoga

Warren Buffett's Top 25 Stocks for 2014

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Warren Buffett is considered the most respected and successful investor. Often called "The Oracle of Omaha" for his …

Investing

Black book travel guide: NYC

<i>Photography by iStockphoto.com.</i><br>In New York City, there is a constant buzz about what’s new: a hot bistro with a boldface-name attached; a hip hotel …

Gain control of these four steps and your career will soar

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Greatness requires sacrifice. Being great isn't easy – it's …

Holes in housing market data have economists worried

Canada's financial leaders are under pressure to provide a clearer picture of the housing market, in the face of conflicting opinions about the health of a sector that is crucial to the national economy.<p>The issue came to the forefront Thursday after Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce economist …

Canada and U.S. bonds vs. mortgage rates

15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Must Read

Reading is an essential life skill. It’s how we record our history and share stories. Sure, there are countless books jam-packed from cover to cover …

Want a perfect schedule? Create a not-to-do list

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Imagine for a …