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5 Metabolism Myths You Should Stop Believing

To those of us not well-versed in the world of fitness and nutrition, metabolism is this strange enigma: It can go up; it can go down; it can be …

Nutrition

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Investing

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

5 Questions to Ask If You Want an Actually Honest Answer From a Reference

Star Wharton professor Adam Grant on how to get the truth about that candidate.<p>"There's no way at all for us to tell whom we're vetting by simply asking a few references and taking their words at face value. That's why our agency (and several other companies I know) don't ask for references at …

Employment

12 Expenses Successful People Don't Waste Time or Money On

Aside from the occasional indulgence, most financially successful people keep a close eye on their budgets and bank balances.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns …

Personal Finance

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

Coffee

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

“Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

Self-improvement

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown

Before Xi Jinping, the internet was becoming a more vibrant political space for Chinese citizens. But today the country has the largest and most sophisticated online censorship operation in the world. By Elizabeth C Economy<p>In December 2015, thousands of tech entrepreneurs and analysts, along with a …

China

Here Are 10 Top Secret Investment Tips From The Best

While it is good to know that your investment advisor has your best interest in mind, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to hear what others are suggesting. Here are 10 solid suggestions for you to consider.<p>“Don’t be too conservative with your own investing mix (asset allocation), ” said Debra Curry, …

Retirement

How To Make Classic Creamy Coleslaw — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

This coleslaw is a classic. As in, <i>the</i> classic, with green cabbage, shredded carrots, and creamy dressing. If you're looking for a solid, dependable …

Recipes

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

Coffee

Here's exactly when you'll become a millionaire if you save $500 per month

Are you on track to become a millionaire? If you're regularly saving and investing, you may already be well on your way to reaching that milestone by …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Infographics

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

Self-improvement

Yes, a Powerpoint Presentation Can Be Exceptionally Memorable. Here Are 2 Easy Hacks

These Powerpoint hacks are so easy, you're going to kick yourself for not doing them sooner.<p>PowerPoint decks can be an very efficient way of sharing and presenting information.<p>Yet, if they're bad, they are painful to create and even more painful to sit through.<p>Today, I'm going to teach you two easy …

Public Speaking

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

Feminism

This Is Always the Last Thing You Should Say in an Interview (People Are Scared, But They Shouldn't Be)

You're already thinking it. Just come out and say it. What's the worst that could happen?<p>Whether by luck or by skill (maybe a bit of both), you've landed an interview for what could be your dream job.<p>You've just got to convince them to hire you. How do you stand out from all the other candidates as …

Employment

Mediterranean Diet Study Walks Back Strongest Claim. Here's What Researchers Got Wrong

Don’t put down the Greek olives and fresh fish just yet, but the widely recommended Mediterranean Diet is short a few nuts.<p><i>The</i> <i>New England Journal of</i> …

Holistic Medicine

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

How to Read a Cash Flow Statement

You've developed a solid overview of a company's financial statements,how to read an income statement, and how to separate a strong balance sheet …

How to Read a Balance Sheet

While a company's income statement presents the current results of a company's operation, there are other financial statements that can present how a …

How To Make the Best Iced Coffee in a Hurry — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

There are several great ways to make iced coffee in advance (like Starbucks-style cold brew), but what about when you want — no, need — a cup of iced …

Coffee

Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …