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Habits 101: Essential Things You Should Know About Your Everyday Behavior

Some habits are about quitting–others, starting something new. How you approach them determines whether or not you’ll succeed.<p>I’ve learned these lessons the hard way.<p>I struggled to quit smoking in the early 2000s, failing seven times before finally succeeding in late 2005. I struggled with exercise …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …

The Secret To Changing Your Habits: Start Incredibly Small

The bigger a project seems, the less likely you are to do it because it seems like too much effort. So if you really want to form better habits start really, really small–one pushup at a time.<p>In many ways, you are your habits. Research shows that nearly half of our actions are habitual. But habit …

Want To Learn A Skill? Practice In Your Sleep

When you’re sleeping, you’re learning.<p>Let’s cut through the pillow talk: you may be learning in your dreams.<p>Need evidence? Look to a French study from 2011 in which researchers took patients with sleepwalking-like conditions and taught them a series of dance moves. They then recorded them sleeping …

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

100 ways to burn fat fast

The 15-Minute Cardio Workout for Busy Guys<p>10 Foods With the Highest Risk for Recalls and Contamination<p>20 Weight-loss Tricks That Actually Work<p>The …

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How Trusting Your Gut Can Increase Wellbeing

You've probably heard the expression <i>gut feeling</i> or <i>gut reaction</i>. Well, it turns out our bellies are more than simply places to digest the food we eat.<p>In the early 1900s, Byron Robinson, physician and researcher, wrote <i>The Abdominal and Pelvic Brain</i>, in which he explains that humans actually have two …

What You Can Do When Someone's Upset

Claudia and I have a deal. When she's really annoyed and needs to vent, she calls me. Beyond being a very close friend -- Claudia is one of my "Trust Tree" friends -- it's been our deal for 18 years. Our pact started because one afternoon, when things weren't going the way she wanted them to go she …

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

<b>Your Conscious Mind Isn't Necessarily Your Best Guide</b><p>We are attracted to people for many different reasons, some of them conscious, some unconscious. Some of the conscious reasons have to do with how the person looks, how they act, the sound of their avoice, the sensation of their touch, and other …

How to Analyze Your Dreams in 7 Steps

About a year ago, I had a bizarre dream.<p>I was in a large white space, like something in between a hospital and heaven (how heaven looks in the movies, anyway). There was a room with a row of gurneys with sick people on them. There was a doctor, and he told me gravely that I had "organic brain …

How to Solve Life's Worst Problems

My friend's response surprised me. He said, "Some problems need to ripen."<p>We had been talking about work, and I was complaining about a few situations that never seemed to get better.<p>He told me about a problem at his office earlier that week. Letters hadn't been sent to some of his company's …

5 Ways to Stop Bad Relatives From Spoiling Good Times

"Sara, I won't be attending the annual family holiday party," Jeremy declared. Sara's heart sank. She'd hope for 100 percent participation from all her six brothers and their families.<p>Jeremy continued, "No way am I going to be in the same space with John (his oldest brother). He is loony and nobody …

8 Immediate Stress Busters and Serenity Boosters

Let's face it, daily life can be beyond stressful. And between a demanding job and even more demanding home life, it becomes next to impossible to squeeze a bit of serenity into our everyday rounds. In an attempt to conquer it all, we're always on the go, always occupied and always a step ahead. …

Happiness study finds that UK is passing point of peak life satisfaction

The latest addition to the burgeoning field of "happiness economics" has a sobering message for Britain: this is as good as it gets.<p>For years, economists have debated if there is a cut-off point beyond which growth adds nothing to wellbeing. Now – in a study published on Thursday, the day that …

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Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Older generations say millennials have short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and little patience. The fact is, those qualities are not necessarily bad -- especially for young entrepreneurs.<p>What some call faults can actually be …

Don't call me Mr. Nice Guy (even if I am)

This past week I was speaking with the founder of a startup that’s been around for roughly five years and raised tens of millions in venture capital. …

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

6 Financial Habits Young Professionals Should Have

1) Knowing where your money is going.<p>You’re part of a tech-savvy generation. If you aren’t tracking your spending online yet, you should be. Websites …

Denmark Is Considered The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>Last month, Denmark was crowned the happiest country in the world.<p>“The top countries generally rank …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

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The One Question That Is Shaping Your Entire Life

<i>[Many people have asked me to blog my TEDx San Diego talk… it's below. Here's the video.]</i><p>What if there was a Question you could ask, that when answered, brought you a feeling of profound fulfillment, deep happiness, and inner peace.<p>The answer put a spring in your step, made you look 10 years …

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. For example, people who frequently use personal pronouns like "I" and "me" in small group interactions may be more viewed as more insecure than people who use more inclusive pronouns …

Benefits of Optimism Include Lower Stress

Do you know someone who seems to always have a smile and a positive thought? Or are you yourself one of those people who is full of optimism? …

8 things she wants to hear when she's naked

When most guys think about ways to turn on their partner, images of candlelight, oysters, and Spotify’s Marvin Gaye playlist probably come to mind. …