Michael Paul Kanan II

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50 Secrets Food Manufacturers Don’t Tell You That Could Change the Way You Eat

Eye-opening insights from company executives, marketers, and food scientists into how your food is made and what you can do to eat better.<p>“When we …

Nutrition

The One Thing You're Not Doing Enough of at the Gym

Pushups shouldn't be the only time you hit the floor. The key to a better body may be at your feet<p>At the gym, you probably see guys doing crunches or foam rolling on the ground. But apart from that, how many guys are actually <i>training on the floor?</i><p>Nowadays, the majority of trainees seem to have some …

5 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for New Parents

Any American who has ever procreated knows what a racket the baby industry is. And that’s not a sippy cup half-empty viewpoint — according to a 2013 …

Home Automation

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work

<i>Mike Volpe is the CMO of Hubspot.</i><p>At most companies in the United States, vacation starts in the most unrelaxing way possible: permission slips. Accruing enough time to go on vacation then having to ask for permission to do so feels more like a fifth grade field trip than a grown-up getaway.<p>Still, …

14 Classic Business Books You Can Download For Under $5

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.<p>For less than $5, you can gather timeless wisdom from classics like Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," build your economic background with …

17 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Year

Many people are hitting the gyms hard in January — but have you considered your financial fitness plan for 2014? To help you bulk up your finances …

14 LinkedIn Tips For Salespeople To Use Each Day

LinkedIn is the most important platform for salespeople to master. I can’t even describe how huge my crush is on LinkedIn.<p>There are a number of ways that salespeople can make great use of LinkedIn on a daily basis. Here are several strategies and tactics that you can put to use right away:<p><b>1.</b> …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

7 Ways You Can Impact Company Culture

Meaningful Change Doesn't Always Have to Come From the Top<p>It's widely known that people quit bosses, not jobs. Usually when the boss sucks, the culture sucks too. Part of the problem is the idea that company culture is determined at the top and works its way down: 59 percent of employees think the …

Leadership

How a 4-Letter Word Dramatically Transformed a Sales Reps Career

The words we say can have a powerful impact on people - positively or negatively; not only to others, but also to ourselves. Read this story about how a salesperson's life was instantly changed with a single word.<p>After several months as a sales rep for her new company, Jennifer was floundering. …

salestraining

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The Secrets To Career Contentment: Don’t Follow Your Passion

“Do what you love” has become a career mantra, but is it a formula for real success?<p>“Follow your passion,” might be the most common career guidance, but it is actually bad advice.<p>The theory that following your passion leads to success first surfaced in the ’70s, and in the intervening decades it’s …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

"We tend to like people who think like us. If we agree with someone's beliefs, we're more likely to be friends with them. While this makes sense, it means that we subconsciously begin to ignore or dismiss anything that threatens our world views, since we surround ourselves with people and information that confirm what we already think." 8 subconscious mistakes our brains make every day: http://f-st.co/fNx85vO

Where to Find the Most Explosive Opportunities in Tech

It's the end of the Microsoft model and the dawn of a new technology era, says former AOL CEO Barry Schuler.<p>To find the biggest technology opportunities of the next decade, you have to understand the ways computer operating systems are evolving.<p>Barry Schuler, who as a former CEO of AOL is one of …

barryschuler

Nine Financial Resolutions For Millennials

The New Year represents a new leaf, a time to break old habits and begin new ones. The New Year is the time for resolutions that can range from the ridiculous (becoming fluent in Arabic) to the practical (learning how to drive stick shift). Over the years, I’ve found that my concrete resolutions …