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24 Fiction Books That Can Change Your Life

“Just because I work for a big corporation doesn’t mean I don’t like fiction books. In fact, fiction books is one of my favorite kinds of …

Thoughts keeping you up? 5 ways to settle yourself to sleep

A darting squirrel. That's how one person described the state of her mind when she lies awake in bed.<p>Sleep does not arrive quickly to a darting mind. Nor does it arrive when the mind is actively engaged in other activities such as worrying or problem solving. Sleep is easily overridden by …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Mindfulness

9 Things Only Attractive People Can Get Away With

1. Quirkiness. If your ways are unconventional and a little off-the-wall, but you’re not good looking, people don’t say, <i>“Oh, that person’s so</i> …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

10 Things Highly Popular People Do Consistently | Inc.com

What is it that makes one person more popular, or likeable, than another? These 10 traits appear consistently in people others have termed likeable or popular, and those who incorporate these traits into their everyday life may see themselves gaining more success.<p>1. Name memory<p>Popular people …

Self-improvement

Want a Fabulous Life? 10 Things You Need to Be Doing

Having a truly fabulous life requires a bit of maintenance.<p>Zig Ziglar said it best when he said: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily."<p>Because when you shower, you will get dirty again, you will need to shower again.<p>When you …

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How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

6 Butt Exercises That Work Wonders

This targeted circuit builds strong glutes to give the appearance of a lifted, sculpted butt.<p>The wait is finally over. Spring is here, and before you …

Butt Exercises That Work--Really Well!

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Start at the top of a pushup, then bend your elbows to lower yourself and shift your weight onto your forearms; your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs and glutes <b>(a)</b>. Lift one foot three inches, foot flexed <b>(b)</b>. Hold for a few seconds, then lower and …

Fitness

30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …

10 Tips for Strong, Defined Arms and Shoulders

Have you ever seen someone with super toned arms or shoulders and wondered how they achieved it? I am occasionally asked this question and although …

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8 Questions for Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger

From what a man’s handshake says about his bedroom skills to the one thing every woman should experience, we got the expert to spill all<p>Since she’s …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

100-Year-Old Sex Therapist On Having Good Sex At Any Age

Dr. Shirley Zussman is a practicing sex therapist in New York City. She also just turned 100 years old. And she's applied decades of experience in order to offer us the following advice about having meaningful sex, no matter what age you are.<p>"Sexual pleasure is only one part of what men and women …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

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Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

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6 Things That Reminded Me Life Goes On After Divorce

<i>If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we'll show you what things -- books, movies, recipes -- helped others relieve stress in the midst of divorce, in the hopes that</i> …

11 Toxic Behaviors That Will Steal Your Joy (And How to Move Past Them)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy …

Happiness

12 Questions You Should Ask Your Mentor ASAP | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur can benefit from the advice of a mentor (or two), especially one who has seen some success already and can offer needed perspective. The problem is, we often waste their time--and our own--with meaningless questions that don't get to the heart of the issues we face. So we asked …

Self-improvement

What Leaders Can Learn from Narcissists, Manipulators, and Psychopaths | Inc.com

Sometimes scientific research teaches us things we might not want to know. That happened when organizational psychologists studied West Point cadets to learn what personal qualities were most likely to predict success. The No. 1 answer? Narcissism.<p>"It was kind of amazing," says Seth Spain, …

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Best Employees Around | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>As a manager, finding--or grooming--a stellar employee can be one of your biggest challenges. But, once you have a rock star on your staff, don't think your work is done. Keeping great …

Employment

How a leader can gain their employees’ trust

<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>Can leaders motivate employees? Yes, but it depends on the …

Amy Poehler is My Life Coach: 15 Things She's Taught Me

Not only is Amy Poehler funny and brilliant, but she’d also make one heck of a life coach. I’d pay handsomely for a half hour session with her. She’s …

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

1. You ascribe intent.<p>Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a …

18 Signs You're With the Man You Should Marry

Getty Images<p><b>1. He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to your mom).<p><b>2. He makes sacrifices for you — and you're</b> …

5 Creative Ideas To Make Your Job Application Stand Out

In 2009 I went through a career change. I was shifting from hospitality to event management and concurrently moving back to Europe. While I was eager to commence a new path in a different industry, I also wanted to start my own business — something I could do in my free time and manage from …