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Japanese-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Cut each rack of baby back ribs in half, which will yield 4 portions of 5 to 6 ribs each. To a large stockpot, add the ribs, 6 cups water, garlic, …

Recipes

Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to Happiness

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

C. S. Lewis on the Theology and Practice of Worship

C. S. Lewis may seem like an odd subject for study when it comes to the theology and practice of worship. He was neither a clergyman nor a …

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Battle With Depression: ‘I Was Devastated’

Dwayne Johnson shared his personal battle with depression in a new interview, revealing that he was “crying constantly” at one point.<p>Speaking to the …

Dwayne Johnson

How Cognitive Dissonance Relates to Relationships

<i>A man once asked for some of my chewing gum. When I refused him, he explained that he didn’t want it anyway…</i><p>I’ll be the first to admit that the term …

Research Shows This 1 Mindset Is Why Some People Are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why.<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the better …

Happiness

Strategic Planning: SWOT & TOWS Analysis

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis Process: Why It's Important & How to Do It

Conducting a SWOT Analysis is critical to the long term success of your small business. The SWOT analysis process enables your team to identify the …

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

How to juggle two projects at the same time

With so many meetings and a slew of other responsibilities at work, you’re bound to spend a lot of time working on two or more projects at the same …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give …

Self-help

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

Sleep Deprivation Might Be The Key To Reducing Your Depression

If you are like 300 million people across the globe resigned to dealing with depression, your sleep has been affected. That might mean you wrap yourself in a blanket and hibernate on the couch or sleep for two hours and spend the rest of the night live-tweeting 80s teen flicks. Often, people …

Sleep

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around

Try his Jedi mind trick every time you're facing a seemingly impossible challenge.<p>I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection …

Boston University

How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

When we’re inspired, our work hums. We have a sense of purpose, buoyed by the feeling that our talents are being put to good use. We’re doing what we <i>should</i> be doing. And then, just like that, inspiration evaporates. Perhaps a negative comment from your boss deflated you or you’re not excited about …

Creativity

This CrossFit HIIT Workout Is Just 12 Minutes, but You'll Be Toast Afterward

Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval …

Workouts

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

8 Things That Happened When I Tried Intermittent Fasting | Valet.

Fasting Isn't Starving<p>I was only familiar with fasting in terms of religion—fasting for lent or during Ramadan. And honestly, the idea of willingly …

Holistic Medicine

The uncomfortable, powerful truth every manager realizes after getting a promotion

People usually get promotions because of their outstanding achievements and success. But most good leaders realize a strange paradox while climbing the career ladder. As Sarah Thompson, CEO of global advertising firm Droga5, tells the New York Times: “There’s less glory the more senior you get.”<p>In …

Leadership

How to Tame Stress Like a Zen Master

Try this 4-prong approach to effectively manage stress.<p>There is a new mantra that is gaining momentum -- "self-care is the new health care." Recently, I discussed the fact that leaders who incorporate self-care into their schedules enjoy greater employee productivity and a healthier bottom line. …

Self-improvement

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted

Talent alone is rarely enough<p>Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are …

Self-confidence

10 Horrible Habits That Destroy Your Happiness

Appreciating what we have and building on it is work. Feeling sorry for ourselves and staying stuck is no effort at all.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day we make choices in life that affect how we feel and …

Happiness

Eight Reasons Why It's So Hard To Really Change Your Behavior

Changing our behavior is a self-engineering challenge with few equals. I’m talking about long-term, sustained change, not short-run bursts that sputter out before real change happens. Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, dependencies or anything else, changing behavior is one of the …

Self-help

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

10 Business Leaders' Favorite Quotes That Will Motivate You and Eliminate Excuses

Need a little inspiration? Check out these words of wisdom.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Excuses kill dreams -- both personal and professional -- every day. You either make them and lose or refuse to give in and …

Motivation