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12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money in 2017

As we inch closer to 2017, many of us have money on the brain. If you're hoping 2017 will finally be the year you get on top of your savings, here are 10 simple, painless ways to achieve that goal.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>While maintaining a budget is one of the most effective tools for tracking …

Top fund manager: 'How I make money from companies failing'

The term “short-selling” is inextricably linked with hedge funds. It conjures images of testosterone-fuelled City traders revelling as companies go bust and they cash in.<p>In reality, “shorting” a stock can be a defensive move, allowing a fund manager to profit from a company’s falling price.<p>The …

Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function: study

Increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), new results from a recent trial led by the …

Exercise

A CEO shares 5 Powerful Productivity Hacks

<b>As</b> an entrepreneur or business leader, you probably think more about traction and growth than anything else. However, these is another element that's equally important to your success - <i>your productivity</i>.<p>I recently had a conversation with <b>Dmitry Dragilev, Founder of JustReachOut,</b> on the importance of …

Post-quantum crypto startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A

Being first to market with complex technology doesn’t usually make for a simple sales proposition. Nor does trying to pioneer an alternative approach as a small security startup vs established industry practices.<p>UK-based Post-Quantum, aka PQ, which was founded all the way back in 2009, has been …

8 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Achieve Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s been said that your most valuable form of capital is your mind. Entrepreneurial Personality Types (or EPTs), discovered by Alex Charfen, are naturally capable of widespread success -- but what happens when you’re pushed off …

Self-improvement

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Exercise

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

Using the Winning Habits of Top Athletes to Fuel Your Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may not think competitive athletes have anything in common with entrepreneurs, but it turns out the same strategies top athletes use to win are the same strategies used to win in business. Dr. Jason Selk helped the St. Louis …

Entrepreneurship

Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Ham<p>Hams like to sweat, so it’s important to not wrap hams firmly in plastic or foil to allow a level of circulation. For ham slices, …

Breakfast

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

This Epic Flowchart on Procrastination Applies to Pretty Much Everyone, Always

Is there work to do? You'll want to work through this, first.<p>Is there work to do? You'll want to work through this, first.<p>Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. --Mark Twain<p>Sure, there are a thousand and one guides out there to help you get over your bad …

Procrastination

Here’s How Your Brain Prevents You From Following Your Intentions

Despite the best intentions, how you feel may have more say over what you do.<p>It isn’t some irrational impulse that prevents us from following through on our intentions. It’s <i>logic</i>. Not enough logic? No! The problem is <i>too much</i> logic. Without even realizing it, we make assumptions that are …

Penguin Random House

If You Read Only One Business Book This Year, It Should Be This One

The Financial Times and McKinsey have declared this book the most important business read of the year.<p>This time of year, entrepreneurs looking to feed their brains with a good book won't be short of ideas. Between end-of-the-year lists and suggestions for filling your shelves (or your e-reader) in …

businessbook

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and …

Procrastination

The Real Secrets of a Great Relationship

There are so many places for couples to get advice on what behaviors make a great relationship happen, and last. Endless blogs, books, articles, and the media offer multiple suggestions about what intimate partners can do to be successful. Yet, even when they embrace great communication, sexual …

How To Become A Successful Hip Hop Artist: Image

_____________________________________________<p><i>Guest Post by Darius Burgan of ArtistShortcut.com</i><p><b>Part 2 of a 4 part series.</b><p>Welcome to the 2nd article of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How To Become A Successful Hip Hop Artist: Music

<i>_____________________________________________________</i><p><i>Guest Post by Darius Burgan of ArtistShortcut.com</i><p><b>Part 3 of a 4 part series.</b><p>Welcome to article #3 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A self-made millionaire says a seemingly innocuous daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

In "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," author and self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker identifies a seemingly harmless daily habit average people engage in that the rich refuse to: <b>complaining.</b><p>"Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth," Eker …

This Is How Millionaires View Money — and Why It’s Successful

Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?<p>Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, …

Self-improvement

Big Data Big Bucks: Pursuing a career in business analytics

<b>Big Data Matters Because...</b> We’re living in a world of information overload. According to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the amount of data …

Business Analytics

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them)

This is how advertisers get you to buy and you don't even know why.<p>Social proof, prices ending in 9 or 7, and happy, smiling people that we all want to be like. We think we know every advertising trick in the book right now.<p>But we are not even close.<p>Advertisers are masters of applied psychology, …

Selling

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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5 Leadership Lessons From Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Audacious and unprecedented, Jack Dorsey's management style works for Twitter and Square. Take his lead and create a unique style of your own.<p>From high school dropout to founder of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey’s career path has been a wild ride. Along the way, he’s developed a unique management …

Team Building

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement