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The Surprising Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Writers

Tip your waitress well. She may the next great fiction writer of our times.<p>Many of the most famous authors in history started out working at …

How to save more money with less effort

For most people, the knee-jerk reaction is that saving over half of their income is impossible. The perception is that saving that much money every year would require a massive income and/or a lifestyle of suffering and sacrifice. I can tell you from our experience that both of those preconceptions …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

Motivation

Let This Solo Vagabond Remind You That ‘We Are Built To Explore’

This isn’t the normal “dude in a van” story. It’s about more than that. It’s about a guy who reclaimed his life. It’s about a guy who quit his job and set himself free.<p>A few years ago, Matt McDonald hopped into his van and drove across the western U.S., Alaska, and Canada. He didn’t go with a …

Alaska

The 10 Best-Selling surfboard Models of 2015

Good business is the best art!

3 Strength Training Tips From a Guy Who Lifts 5 Times His Body Weight

These training secrets will help you move more iron and bust through your sleeves<p>Richard Hawthorne chalks up and steps under the bar, pressing his shoulders into the textured steel.<p>There’s no forceful breathing. No grunting. No tough-guy histrionics at all.<p>Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies …

A Simple Act of Gratitude

• <b>Author:</b> John Kralik<p>One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young …

Everything You Need to Know About Money on One Index Card

University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack explains the financial cheat-sheet that went viral.<p>One of the all-time best pieces of personal finance …

Personal Finance

In a Nutshell: Surfboard volume explained simply

<b>Board Design</b><p><b>How do you find the right volume for you?</b><p><b>Surfersvillage Global Surf News</b>, 30 December, 2015 - Recently there's been a big push by shapers …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck

If you're terrified of change, growth, learning, and success, memorize these phrases and use them often--because they're all but guaranteed to keep you from moving ahead.<p>Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel …

Motivation

New Wealth Equation Reveals 3 Ways To Grow Richer Without Working Harder

The old-fashioned financial world puts their faith in one formula: Wealth = Money x Rate x Time.<p>In other words, take money out of your own business and invest it in other businesses through the stock market. Or, you must take on more risk to increase your rate of return. Or, just wait it out—30 …

Tony Robbins' secret to wealth has nothing to do with money

He went from a cash-strapped upbringing to an estimated net worth of $440 million, has coached some of the wealthiest people in the world, and even wrote a book about mastering your money, "MONEY: Master The Game."<p>His financial perspective is unique — he does not equate wealth with a dollar sign.<p>In …

Star of 'Million Dollar Listing' Says Anyone Can Make Money in Real Estate

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that real estate is and always has been one of the best investment opportunities, no matter the market condition. In fact, roughly 77 percent of entrepreneurs with at least one million in assets own real estate, …

Real Estate

5 Things Bill Gates Says You Must Do to Be Successful

When the world's richest man offers career advice, it's smart to listen.<p>If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the …

Self-improvement

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Literature

Write Now: Writing A Bestseller

Why this CEO thinks a 6-figure salary isn’t always worth your time

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

The two words that stop most people from getting what they want in life

These two words can trigger feelings of fear, failure, insecurity and ultimately stop you from having what you want.<p>Words have the power to inspire …

The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

Inspirational Quotes From Bhagavad Gita That Will Completely Change The Way You Look At Everything!

50 Most Inspiring Quotes From The Bhagavad Gita<p>on October 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm<p>Credit: graphicstock.com<p>When Arjuna was faced with the dilemma of going …

Android Marshmallow will let you translate text right within apps

Along with improved battery life and Google Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow will bring users another useful feature: the ability to translate text they come across in a range of apps.<p>Devices running Marshmallow who have Google’s Translate app installed will be able to translate text in 90 languages …

On the Move

• <b>Author:</b> Oliver Sacks<p>When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, <i>On</i> …

Zen 101: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is active, open attention to the present. It’s the state of observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without labeling them as …

Daily Meditation: Let Go

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a passage from the Tao Te Ching. The reading reminds us to let go, stop …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Why You Need a Life Coach to Change

Really being seen and heard by someone is very powerful and profound. It changed my life and it will change yours. Having an intuitive life coach support, guide and teach you on a regular basis is empowering, inspiring and one of the best decisions you can make if you want to create more in your …

India’s chaotic lesson in letting go

If the point of travel is to challenge ourselves, then naturally we should seek out the most “difficult” destinations, like India. Not to change them – but to change ourselves.<p>I first stepped on Indian soil some 20 years ago, determined to change the place. I didn’t want to change <i>everything</i> about …

India

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …