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9 Telltale Signs You're Dealing With an Inauthentic Person

There is no skill more important to success than being able to detect who is sincere and who isn't.<p>8 min read<p>Authentic people are self-aware. They avoid blaming others for their own mistakes and accept their strengths and weaknesses. They show vulnerability, opening themselves up to others and …

Self-help

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

Dark and Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ingredients<p>Chocolate Cake:<p>1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup coconut sugar<br>• 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoon …

Dessert

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

7 PHOTOS<p>Fat-melting yoga moves to do at home<p>See Gallery<p>Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, …

Yoga

Everything to Know About Vaginal Births vs. C-Sections

With every new baby comes a birth story, unique to the mother and the medical needs of her and her baby. In a world where openness is becoming more and more valued and women are sharing their experiences, it's worth exploring the differences between the two most common birthing options: vaginal …

I dump my girlfriends after 18 months. What am I so scared of?

It’s about time you worked out what it is you want in life, says Mariella. But the onus is on you to conduct yourself with decency<p><b>The dilemma</b> I have an unhealthy habit of starting relationships with women, reaching about the 18-month mark and then fleeing. The first 12 months are always amazing and …

Relationships

17 Steamy Songs For Your Birthday Sex Playlist That Aren't Just "Birthday Sex"

Every successful event needs a kick*ss soundtrack, whether it's a casual weekend pregame or an occasion so special that it only comes along once a …

10 Things To Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the old one.<p>We all feel stuck at one time or another--in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn't make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose …

6 Relationship Secrets I Learned From The Most Connected Man In Business

"The people you meet on the way up are the same people you meet on the way down."<p>According to Tim Ferriss: <i>"As a connector, I've seen many people who have good networks, but I have never seen anyone who has the network that Joe has."</i><p>According to Sir Richard Branson: <i>"Joe Polish is doggedly</i> …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

The Easiest Workout to Tone Your Entire Body

JK... but at least it’s fun.<p>In the words of the wise one, Kanye West (less cap lock, more PG13);<p>“1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get them sit ups right …

How to Make Content Go Viral with These 6 Earned, Owned, and Paid Hacks

What if you could choose to make your content go viral?What if you didn’t have to leave your content’s success up to chance?It’s the dream of every …

Marketing

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Small Business

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

Tutorials

If You Read Your Horoscope, Then You Need One Of These Right Now

As any casual horoscope reader knows, astrology makes a big deal out of your birth. You need to know your birthday to find your sun sign, which then …

How to fold your clothes to save a ton of space

When looking at a new apartment or home, the real estate question on everyone’s mind used to be: How big is the closet? Now, it’s more along the …

26 Small Changes To Make In 2018 That'll Actually Improve Your Life

From little things, big things grow.

Productivity

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Income Tax

A Taste Of Hanukkah: 13 Festive And Delicious Recipes

From latkes to brisket, these comforting holiday recipes will make your Festival of Lights extra bright.<p>1. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes<p>Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes adapted from Jewish Cooking in America by Joan Nathan double as a …

Feeling Jealous? Here's What It Might Mean

Whether you're in a long-term, committed relationship, or are just weeks into a new fling, chances are you may have felt a slight twinge of jealousy …

20 best Christmas recipes: part 1

Yotam Ottolenghi’s black miso sticky rice with peanuts and brussels sprouts<p>Old ingredients in a new light. It’s great to shake up the Christmas sprouts with some Asian assistance. Frying them for just a few minutes means they retain the bite they so often lack when boiled and overcooked, and also …

Christmas Recipes

Bestselling Author Boosts Income by Over $200,000 While Writing New Book | Inc.com

When Dorie Clark, business consultant and bestselling author, began writing her new book, a surprising thing happened. As she implemented the strategies in the book--before it was even published--her income grew. Not by a few thousands, but by over $200,000.<p>The book is <i>Entrepreneurial You: Monetize</i> …

Writing

Attachment theory is a thing – and it could save your relationship

Are you in a needy relationship? Or are you more of an 'avoidant'? Charlotte Haigh explains attachment theory<p>Be honest. How is the balance of power …

Behavior

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

For ten minutes work, this recipe delivers a decadent payoff-- a crispy, sweet buttery crust with gooey pockets of caramel. It takes refrigerator …

This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

Running and crazy-tight hamstrings seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it doesn't have to be that way! Hop on your mat after a run …

3-Day Meal Plan to Help You Poop

Feeling backed up? This 3-day vegetarian meal plan can help give you the relief you need, thanks to healthy high-fiber foods and plenty of …

What this weekend's full moon means if you're in a relationship

Tomorrow, we welcome the full Beaver Moon back into our sky. And while scientists claim the full moon has little effect on our emotional state, many …