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10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears

There are three natural responses to fear: fight, flight, or freeze. These talks will give you the confidence you need to fight onwards.<p>What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the …

Motivation

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your mum always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, her advice was right (is she ever wrong?). Eating a …

Wellness

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Self-improvement

Be Free From All Emotional Blocks and Fears

You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>So have I.<p>We all have.<p>Literally, you have designed every detail of your life to protect yourself from the fears and internal conflicts you aren't willing to face.<p>In …

Self-help

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

This Olympian Says You Can Achieve More in Life by Slowing Down Time (Here's How)

Ever wished you could make time slow down? This Olympian says you can -- here's how.<p>Since I was a little kid, I've been fascinated with the passage of time. Time is always such a paradox, especially in the way we use it. While none of us have control over it, we still use phrases like "time …

Swimming

Advice Worth Reading: 15 Self-Improvement Books That Will Motivate And Inspire

The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.<p>There are a lot of books on …

Self-improvement

Confident people know to do 3 things that help them grow

We can get the job offer, land the new big client, ask that person out, or make a speech all without confidence.<p>Even though technically we don't need it to accomplish our goals, we still want it — and struggle to get more of it.<p>Despite what you might think, building and strengthening your …

Self-improvement

The 5 Greatest Lessons I Learned Working With Steve Jobs During the Apple Turnaround

If you're ever given the opportunity to help turn an ailing company around, don't listen to the naysayers. Stick around -- and learn.<p>Working at Apple between the early 1990s through the early 2000s was an exceptionally exciting time, filled with unusually high opportunity for anyone choosing to …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a career. And a great career she built, becoming the president of Sterling Brands, and working …

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Creative Writing

Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your late 20s

As soon as Tsering Yangchen, a 25-year-old publicist in Minneapolis, started her first job out of college she signed up for her company’s 401(k) …

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …

Books

6 Personal Branding Rules to Being Popular and Profitable

Rule #3: don't tie yourself down with too many rules.<p>Owner of StopDoingNothing.com and Focus Digital Marketing Agency<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the things that frustrates me to no end is when entrepreneurs strive too hard to build a personal brand or become …

Entrepreneurship

10 things I've learned from running a site on mindfulness and minimalism for a decade

Some of the things I've learned, starting with personal lessons and ending with lessons about my business:<p><b>1. Focus on intentions rather than goals</b><p>As you might know, I experimented with giving up goals after being <i>very</i> focused on goals for years. It was liberating, and it turns out, you don't just do …

Minimalism

3 Things That Will Tank Your Credit Score

I still remember one of the first times I realized how bad my credit score was. I tried to open a credit line at a furniture store so I could buy a couch (my life is pretty exciting), and the salesman came back a few minutes later and politely told me that I wasn't approved.<p>It was a bit …

Personal Finance

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

Happiness

Best job search websites

The job market isn't as dire as it was six or seven years ago, yet finding employment still feels like work in and of itself. As more and more college degrees are issued each year, the prospective pool of employables -- your competition, that is -- grows proportionally. To stay ahead of the curve …

Employment

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Apps

20 Talented Brand Marketers to Follow on LinkedIn

Marketers are always looking for new ways to inform, engage and inspire action from our target audiences, often looking to both established and …

Public Relations

10 Success lessons from Ed Catmull – “Pixar Founder, Disney Legend” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share36<p>+1<p>Shares 67<p>Ed Catmull is arguably one of the most talented creative geniuses alive today. He co-founded Pixar (along with Steve …

Animation

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

The final cherry on top of this wealth-building sundae? If you were to experience financial catastrophe and find yourself in bankruptcy court, it's …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Dopamine

3-Minute Read: This $2 Drugstore Soap Is the Best BeautyBlender Cleanser

<i>Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we’re talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we’ll get you up to date on the</i> …

Makeup

Your January Financial To-Do List

Although it’s hard to predict what 2017 will bring, if you take the right steps, you can make your personal finances more secure this year. Getting …

4 things you never knew about credit scores

Learn the basics of credit scores, plus 4 other useful facts that our contributors want you to know.<p>There are certain things most people know about …

Personal Finance

9 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Richard Branson

Procrastination, Bravery, and Camels: The Top 12 TED Talks of 2016

Learning is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>As many of us head home for the holidays, we'll gather together around kitchen tables, dinner tables, and, of course, the TV.<p>This year, in addition to rejoicing in classics like <i>A Christmas Story</i> or <i>Love Actually</i>, consider making room for a TED Talk or two. …

TED Talks