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Having a fruitful day is all about learning the art of self-control

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn.</i> <i>Follow the author</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Self Control

White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don't recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

Thought Experiment<p>As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the …

Jackie Robinson

This was Warren Buffett's 'simple rule' for investing during the financial crisis — and you can still use it today

In the fall of 2008, global markets were failing. Lehman Brothers, an investment bank with $600 billion in assets, filed for bankruptcy protection on …

Stock Markets

DIY Home Improvement Fixes That Cost $10 or Less

From silencing a squeaky door to cleaning out a clogged drain, here are 13 cheap and easy repairs you can do yourself—instead of waiting around for your landlord or paying a handyman to do the job.<p>Not many people would publicly admit they blew $1,000 on a new appliance when all they needed to do …

Home Improvement

10 small habits that have a huge return on life

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits.<p>To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been …

It Started As a Joke and Turned Into a Startup That Raised $1 Million in Funding

Is your startup struggling to gain traction? Imagine generating interest in a toilet paper company...<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Everyone wipes, right? Besides, who wouldn’t want to get free toilet paper while saving our planet?”<p>That’s what founder and CEO Scott …

Mobile Devices

The IRS is warning retirees of this impending surprise tax

When the IRS repeatedly warns you of an impending tax bill, you should listen.<p>The tax agency has been on an awareness campaign all summer, telling …

Income Tax

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

Tone and Strengthen Your Entire Body With This At-Home Workout

Allow us to excuse-proof your fitness life with this workout you can do anytime, anywhere. No equipment is needed since the exercises are bodyweight moves. This circuit will work your entire body and should take under 30 minutes.

Workouts

A photographer captured photos of 15 pairs of dogs and their owners that look hilariously alike

Gerrard Gethings, a well-known animal photographer, was commissioned by Laurence King Publishing to photograph 25 pairs of identical-looking humans …

Pets

Homemade pita bread is so much better — and easier — than you might think

I still vividly remember the first time our baking instructor at culinary school made pita bread, shortly after dawn in a brightly lit Pasadena baking lab many years ago. She made a batch of bread dough, rolled it out into rounds the size of small Frisbees and deftly slid the discs onto the hot …

Los Angeles

These Are the 50 Hottest Startups to Work For Right Now

Fine-tune your resume now.<p>Forget everything you thought you knew about the country’s hottest startups. In 2018, you don’t have to be in tech — or …

Startups

Ditch the almond milk: why everything you know about sustainable eating is probably wrong

In food and drink, we all want to do the right thing. We want to shop and eat sustainably. But, sometimes, it is easier said than done. Our willingness to jump on the latest eco-trends and unquestioningly accept reassuring labelling can lead to unintended consequences. If we are serious about …

Sustainability

I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, we’ll find out whether we have learned from history”. As a Polish Jew born in 1925, who survived the Warsaw ghetto, lost my family in the Holocaust, served in a special …

Angela Merkel

Classic Royko: Farewell to a summer cottage

<i>Editor’s note: Mike Royko’s first wife, Carol, died suddenly in September, 1979. Mike took time off from work to grieve. When he returned, he wrote</i> …

Cottages

How to Argue With People

Suppose a politician comes out strongly against illegal immigration. Two interlocutors, Bob and Sue have different views on this position. Bob …

Immigration

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Leaving Corporate Life And Starting My Own Business

<b>Part of the series “Leading Entrepreneurial Success Today”</b><p>I spent 18 years in corporate life, and experienced some great successes that I’m proud of. But I also faced some dismal failures. The failures weren’t around outcomes I generated, or projects I launched – those tended to go well. The …

Entrepreneurship

How to raise happy kids – 10 steps backed by science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.</b><p>… <b>the well-being of</b> …

Kids

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

If hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.<p>But there it was, right in front of me: A preteen voluntarily doing chores around the house.<p>There was no fuss. No nagging or whining. And there were no visible rewards.<p>I was visiting Maya families in the Yucatan, reporting for NPR's …

Los Angeles

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

The simple habits of the happiest people start in the morning.<p>Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair …

Happiness

To lose body fat, eat breakfast later, dinner earlier, study suggests

Diet & Fitness<p>A time-restricted eating schedule helps reduce fat without counting calories<p>Many people follow a pattern of constant eating throughout the day, forcing the body to continually pump out insulin, and metabolize a steady stream of food. It turns out, it’s not just what we are eating that …

Nutrition

How I Finally Found Relief for What Felt Like a Chronic UTI

I went on walks and talked to my bladder. “You’re the best bladder in the world,” I told it.<p>This March, I grew tormented by the fact that I was peeing up to five times a night. Unbearably exhausted from interrupted sleep, I made an appointment with a urologist.<p>On the day of my appointment, I’d just …

Women's Health

She Never Saw A Classroom Until College. Now She Has A Ph.D. And A Lot Of Thoughts About Education

Tara Westover, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Educated</i>, grew up in the shadow of Buck’s Peak mountain in Idaho, the daughter of survivalist, fundamentalist parents. She and her six siblings never went to school, and she spent her childhood working in her father’s junkyard. By saving up to buy …

Education

The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it

On Saturday, Ramona Smith was named the 2018 Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith, a 31-year-old high-school teacher from Houston, outlasted more than 30,000 other speakers from around the world over the six-month World Championship of Public Speaking competition, the largest of its …

Public Speaking

Rookie vegetarianism and the junk food trap

<b>(CNN) —</b> A variety of inspirations may spark a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle change, the most common being animal welfare, environmental welfare and personal health. But even if health isn't the reason, it's important to maintain good health within any diet. Why not enjoy the benefits of being a …

Processed Food

Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do

Who doesn't want to raise talented, developed children? Highly-seasoned help has arrived.<p>There's no shortage of advice on raising successful kids or how to coach kids. Or even how to be a kid, for that matter. But when findings from a 47-year study from noted experts on child development surface, I …

Johns Hopkins University

12 Things to Do When You Know Someone You Love Isn't 'Fine'

Although no one is immune from mental health issues, it can be hard to admit when life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. So, if your bullshit detector …

One university’s uniquely compassionate plan for teaching students resilience

Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them.<p>In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania formed the Resilience Project to pool ideas and resources around building …

A New Way of Getting High Is as Easy as Applying Deodorant

This could be the future of medicinal marijuana.<p>Just like nearly everyone in Colorado with a chronic health condition, Barbara MacLean has used marijuana medicinally. MacLean, 56, who lives outside of Boulder, has Crohn’s and Lyme diseases. A digital film and special effects producer by trade, she …

Cannabis

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power