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3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Steve Jobs

6 Moves to Get the Best Butt Ever — From Instagram's Blonde Jen Selter

With more than 1.5 million fans, @AmandaEliseLee's tips are worth following.<p>You don't get a high, tight butt by sitting on it — just ask certified fitness trainer Amanda Lee (@amandaeliselee), whose butt has amassed more than 1.5 million Instagram followers.<p>The 29-year-old didn't always have such a …

Fitness

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

Entrepreneurship

More U.S. companies moving away from traditional performance reviews

Lately a small but growing number of major U.S. companies, including Accenture, Adobe and Gap, have been saying goodbye to an annual rite of corporate life that employees and managers both love to hate: the traditional performance review.<p>Now General Electric, long considered Corporate America’s …

Employee Engagement

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Jim Morrison

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

I stumbled on this awesome weight loss app for your phone that's doing something very sneaky

I've been a huge fan of Weight Watchers for years. Of the 65 or so pounds I've lost over the last 5 years, I can credit the program for helping me shed at least 40 of that (the rest is thanks to P90X).<p>No surprise that it's incredibly popular.<p>The idea is that you get an allotment of daily "points" …

Fitness

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Occupy Wall Street

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

7 Things No One Tells You About Going Paleo

Everything one writer learned after eating caveman-style for Lent<p>I’d had a severe case of the blahs for a few months. My insomnia was getting worse, every month I got a pimple in the same spot smack-dab in the middle of my left cheek, and those last five pounds I wanted to lose had slowly turned …

9 Ways to Make Missionary Position SO MUCH HOTTER

Your go-to sex move just got upgraded—big time.<p>In our roster of 36 sex positions, missionary position definitely takes home the title of MVP. But when you do one move in the same way over and over again, you might be tempted to retire it from your playbook. Don't. Instead, turn the heat up on this …

10 Super Foods You Should Always Include In Your Meals

Do you want to eat food that is beneficial to your body? As we get older we tend to encounter more problems with our bodies and digestive systems, …

Nutrition

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Almost 6 million young Americans out of school, work, study says

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.<p>That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.<p>Other studies have shown that idle young adults …

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Sets New Marathon World Record

On Sunday, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a new world record marathon time of 2 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.<p>The 31-year-old Kipsang bested the previous record, set by fellow Kenyan Patrick Makau in 2011, by 15 seconds. That record was also set in Berlin on a course known for its …

Goodbye, Crunches. Hello, Flat Abs!

Exercise is a powerful tool -- but as much as it does a body good, it can also harm. Many people don't realize the exercises they do in pursuit of the perfect six-pack actually widen the waist and can ultimately lead to a pooch. Crunches, sit-ups, and even many pilates moves cause the abdominal …

World's Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA

Well-preserved specimen pushes back the timing of modern horse evolution.<p><b>DNA shines a light back into the past, showing us things that fossils can't. But how far back can that light extend?</b><p>Some of the oldest DNA sequences come from mastodon and polar bear fossils about 50,000 and 110,000 years old, …

Evolution

Runners Show Less Fatigue After 200 Miles Than 100 Miles

New study shows role of pacing and sleep deprivation in endurance.<p><b>Running the Tor des Geants is not for the faint of heart. Widely regarded as one of the world's toughest endurance events, the 210-mile (336-kilometer) foot race climbs through some of the steepest and wildest terrain in the Italian</b> …

Running

Bumpy-Headed Reptile Fossils Discovered

<b>New fossils of an ancient reptile called Bunostegos akokanensis indicate that it probably wasn’t winning any prehistoric beauty contests.</b><p>“Imagine a cow-sized, plant-eating reptile with a knobby skull and bony armor down its back,” Linda Tsuji, leader of a new study on the critter, said in a …

Paleontology

Ancient Embrace: Amphibian, Mammal Ancestor Buried Together

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says.</b><p>The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of …

Paleontology

One in three women suffers violence, global study finds

More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner, …

World Health Organization

In a Global First, Global Data on Violence Against Women

The World Health Organization today released what it calls the first-ever global study into the prevalence of violence against women.<p>The results are bracing. According to WHO, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced some type of sexual violence, most of them at the hands of an intimate …

South-east Asia