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The 14 best business schools outside the US

London Business School ranked No. 12 on our overall list of the best in the world, but it was the top-ranked international school, followed by France's INSEAD, which ranked 18th on our global list.<p>To determine our original ranking we looked at 60 perennially top-rated institutions that offer MBA …

College & University

Swap Your Briefcase for One of These Professional Backpacks

It’s not just a way to carry your stuff. It can get you noticed at the office<p>I had an important meeting scheduled in NYC, with one of the <i>Men’s Health</i> cover guys. We were thinking of working on a project together, so I had to convey a certain kind of trustworthiness, as in “I’m a creative guy, but …

Richard Branson's 10 rules for being a great leader

And it's translated into an eclectic empire of companies under the Virgin name, including airlines, a bank, and an upcoming hotel chain. He's a self-made billionaire who dropped out of high school and has never stopped doing things differently in his 40-year-plus career.<p>In his new book "The Virgin …

Employment

15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

So, when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.<p>"The very process of asking questions …

Employment

30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Self-improvement

48 tips on becoming more powerful

Robert Greene, author of "The 48 Laws of Power," has some insight.<p>Power is "the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you," Greene tells Business Insider. "It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human …

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23 super-successful people share the best advice they ever received

In fact, many of the most successful leaders are where they are today because they took advice from people they trusted.<p>Here we've compiled some of the best tips that executives have shared throughout the years.<p><i>Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>

Sheryl Sandberg

Upgrade Your Workout Gear

You work hard at the gym. Make sure your look is keeping up<p>The hard part is over: You've maintained your New Year, New You resolution to hit the gym. Maybe you've tried Shaun T's <b>The New Insanity Workout</b>. But with 11 more months to go, the light at the end of the tunnel looks dim.<p>So now's as good a …

Athletic Apparel

101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People

Some are famous for their skills and talents, while others are distinguished for their courage or profound impact on society.<p>But one thing many of the world's most successful people have in common is their ability to inspire others.<p><b>Here are 101 inspirational quotes from highly successful …

Motivation

Helping Kids Deal with Arguments

If your child's fighting with siblings or friends, teach her positive ways to resolve arguments at home and at school.<p>Back to School: When Kids Argue With Other Kids<p>Brothers bickering over blocks. Sisters arguing about the seating arrangement. Friends fighting over broken promises. Disagreements …

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

<b>1. How adored she is.</b> No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.<p><b>2. How to cook.</b> She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them …

Parenting

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

11 Power Words That Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

ZipRecruiter allows job seekers to upload their resumes, and small businesses, individual employers, and recruiters looking for candidates to rate those resumes on a scale of one to five stars (one being the lowest, five the highest).<p>It found if you use the below "power words," your likelihood of …

Master the Half Windsor Knot

Brush up on your tie-tying skills with these 7 easy steps<p>Knotting a lightweight cotton, knit, or linen tie can be tricky. Add some heft with a half Windsor knot, suggests designer David Hart.<p><i>Follow us @MensHealthStyle for more style and grooming tips.</i>

His Wife Passed Away at 37, and Left Him Devastated. But What This Man Learned Changed His Life—and He Hopes It Will Change YOURS, too

Are you making the most of your life?<p>You’re putting off things that you need to do. Maybe your garage looks like a Tetris malfunction. Or you need to stain your deck. Or you need to call someone who you can pay to stain your deck.<p>I could give you 20 examples, and you’d probably nod your head to at …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before!

Use this plan to push past your limits and go way beyond average<p>How many pushups can you do? Scratch that. How many pushups can you do with perfect form? That means your body stays in a straight line, your chest touches the floor, your elbows are tucked to your sides, and your arms are fully …

5 Unconventional Strategies One Exec Uses In All Job Interviews

"Though I trust the HR team is passing on only bright, creative, and motivated people, it's important for me to stay involved in the hiring process," Shai tells Business Insider. "Our employees are the driving force of our company, and I want to be sure that the people we add to the mix will fit …

Employment

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

Quora

Here's How Amazing Leaders Adapt To Crazy Situations

And that means it's a business necessity that leaders know how to adapt.<p>That's why, in clinical psychologist Leslie Patch's 15 years of studying top managers, she's found one characteristic that cuts across industries. As she details in her forthcoming book "Looks Good On Paper," in her personality …

Nelson Mandela

The Exercises That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

Add these to your repertoire and watch it burn<p><b>Question:</b> What can I do to increase my metabolism? <i></i><p><i>(from reader Dean John Acut Martin)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom

In a recent Quora thread, users responded to the question: What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?<p>We trawled through the list looking for the best and most surprising advice. Many of these insights have been confirmed by social science.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1.</b> …

Jeff Bezos

Here's Why You Should Always Make The First Offer In A Negotiation

The advantage is owed to something psychologists call <i>the anchoring principle.</i> It's a cognitive bias where people rely too much on the first piece of information they have.<p>In a salary negotiation, for example, whoever makes the first offer establishes the range of possible variation from that …

Northwestern University

10 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>Here are 10 things successful …

This brilliant pyramid outlines the 6 steps to financial success

You've probably heard of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.<p>It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid:<p>The financial blogger known only as Mister …

Personal Finance

5 Reasons You Should Do Speedwork

Get faster and fitter by cranking up the speed, says this excerpt from the 'Big Book of Running for Beginners'<p>When you're first getting started with running, it's important to focus on getting into the habit of regular exercise: make your workout a regular part of each day, find convenient times …

Reinvent Your Workday

Flip the script for your 9-to-5 with these 5 tips from a top entrepreneur<p>“Think outside the box.” Every exec from New York to Silicon Valley still throws out this worn-out bromide for a reason: To be successful, people and companies have to differentiate themselves from the competition. And that …

Microsoft Is Trying to Be Your Friend, and It May Actually Win You Over

Microsoft today is friendly and approachable. It's peculiar and self-aware. It makes fun of itself. When Terry Myerson, an executive vice president …

3 Psychological Strategies Every Leader Should Use

Sherven explains in a recent LinkedIn post that while there are "numerous books, courses, and online trainings for improving your managerial skills, seldom do they address the psychological underbelly of wise and wonderful management."<p>She says that understanding and incorporating the following …