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These 7 Buddhist philosophies are hard to understand but they’ll benefit you forever when you do

What’s the secret to feeling calm and focused?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>So, why do Buddhist monks appear peaceful and present all the …

Meditation

Take these online self-improvement classes and learn how to get fit, work smart, and start your own business

In the pursuit of your dreams, it can sometimes feel like it’s you against the world. But really, the situation is simpler than that: it’s you …

Profit

A Soldier in Suriname Accidentally Wrote an Anti-Slavery Memoir

John Gabriel Stedman was a man who lusted after adventure. He’d been serving in the Scots Brigade since he was 16, and, 11 years on, in search of …

History

Forget Retargeting: Here Are 3 Ways to Reclaim Lost Customers on Social Media

Businesses have come to terms with the fact that not all leads will become customers. Most marketers celebrate when they convert 15 percent of their …

Customer Service

30 Examples of 30 Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Look at life like a series of experiments. Change your habits for 30 days and see what happens.<p>When it comes to self-improvement, two of the biggest stumbling blocks I see people encounter in my therapy office are a lack of motivation to get started and a fear that a goal will be too overwhelming.<p>I …

Minimalism

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

Exercising just *this* much can help prevent depression

<i>Depression is one of the most common—and most stigmatized—illnesses of our time. To help people understand it, cope with it, and heal from it,</i> …

Mental Health

The 16 Best Bodyweight Squat Variations For the Ultimate Booty Burn

No barbell? No dumbbells? No problem! You can still tone your legs and booty with the ultimate bodyweight move: the squat. Try these variations to up your booty gains.<p>Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed slightly outward.<br>• Keeping your weight in your heels, sit …

Workouts

If You Never Feel Hungry After A Workout, Here's What's Happening In Your Body

Figuring out what to eat after a workout can sometimes be more daunting than you'd ever expect. You're not necessarily hungry right away most of the …

How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis

We all have life events that distract us from work from time to time — an ailing family member, a divorce, the death of a friend. You can’t expect someone to be at their best at such times. But as a manager what <i>can</i> you expect? How can you support the person to take care of themselves emotionally …

10 technologies leading digital transformation in retail

With brick-and-mortar stores closing down left and right, here are the top 10 digital tools giving brands a fighting chance.<p>The rise of online …

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending June 29:<p>Fiction<p>1. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)<p>2. The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A. J. Finn, narrated by Ann Marie Lee (HarperAudio)<p>3. The Outsider by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton …

FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

Workouts

Learn How to Finally Do a Push-Up Correctly With This Clever Trainer Tip

Out of all the bodyweight exercises one can do, I've realized that push-ups tend to be one of the hardest movements to learn. As a trainer, I work with a lot of clients who have specific goals, and learning how to do a proper push-up is always on the top of their lists. For most, perfecting a …

The Best Science-Based Tips to Build an Unforgettable Brand Identity

A brand identity isn’t one single entity. It’s the composite of many elements: your logo, brand colors, voice, values, and more. Above all, a brand …

Graphic Design

Eight Business Books That Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads

Summer beach reads have gotten a bad rap. They’re often dismissed as trivial and unimportant—solely there to keep you entertained with salacious …

The Science on Weight and Health

<i>Editor's note:</i> There is a lot of confusion, misinformation, stigma, and bias about how your weight impacts your health. So we’ve created a …

How to Build an Effective Social Media Strategy from Scratch

If I were to ask you 'what’s the most important rule for a marketing specialist', what would you say?<p>My answer would be to never neglect your …

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Create a Community That Keeps Buying and Buying From You

Ecommerce pro Trevor Chapman shares a secret that doesn't take a lot of work but yields huge results.<p>When it comes to handling customers, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman says business owners have a tendency to “slash and burn,” meaning they think of purchases as simply a transaction, rather than …

eCommerce

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

The Slow Pace Of Digital Transformation

Last year a report by SAP highlighted the poor state of digital transformation efforts around the world. It found that 84% of companies regard digital transformation as crucial, yet just 3% have actually finished any company-wide effort.<p>“Digital transformation is no longer a choice, it’s an …

Innovation

Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 percent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance mortgages and collectively take out more than $300 billion in cash from the increased value of their properties. Some spent the money on furniture, …

Credit Card Debt

8 Podcasts To Fall Asleep To Because Switching Off & Relaxing Is A Lot Harder Than It Looks

Whether you love them or hate them, podcasts are everywhere and if you have an interest, I'm almost positive there is a podcast for that. Something …

This Mom Stopped Making Excuses And Lost 100 Pounds In 9 Months

“I realized my life depended on losing that weight.”<p><b>BEFORE: 278 pounds<br>AFTER: 178 pounds</b><p>I have been plus-sized my entire adult life. Even as a teenager, I was always “bigger.” I was never active. But for most of my life, my weight didn’t really bother me. I was confident and happy. I earned a …

What It's Like To Be A 'Token' Black Woman In The Fitness World

“It motivates me to push for greatness in everything I do, and make my talent speak for itself."<p>I still distinctly remember auditioning for one of my first fitness modeling campaigns. They were casting two women: one white, one black.<p>There were a number of models going out for the gig, but one in …

Where Are We In The Market Cycle?

With the news Wednesday from the US Fed and the rate hike, we should all be asking ourselves "where are we in the market cycle" so that we can …

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018.<p>The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories …

Mexico City

Digital Marketing Trend Prediction for 2018: Give Up on Facebook

Facebook has become the most cluttered platform out there.<p>When was the last time you scrolled through Facebook--and paid close attention to what you were scrolling through?<p>For most people, this practice is intended to numb the brain. We scroll when we're bored. When we need a break. When we want to …

Marketing