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15 Books for Mom That You’ll Want to Gift Yourself Too

It’s a time-old tradition to get Mom a book for Mother’s Day. Not only does your hardworking mom deserve some undisturbed R&R (helped along by this DIY spa-in-a-box), but giving your mom the right book can also say wonders about your relationship. For anyone looking to give their mom that extra …

Books

Harley Pasternak's 3 Tips to be beach-body ready in just 6 weeks

You’ve left it until now to get in shape for summer. With beach season at your doorstep, is it too late? According to NB fitness ambassador and …

Shakespeare Was a Bisexual Stoner and Other Things You Never Learned in School

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death with these little-known facts.<p>It has been exactly 400 years since William Shakespeare walked this earth, and yet kids in school still don't get the full story about the man who penned countless plays they are forced to study. But, have no fear. …

Anne Hathaway

Blog Ideas That Will Get People to Come Back to Your Blog

<i>What to do with my blog that will be so special and interesting to make users come back to read it all the time?</i><p>A lot of bloggers nowadays struggle …

20 words William Shakespeare used completely differently to you

Shakespeare’s complete works (38 plays, 154 sonnets, and five full-length narrative poems, in case you're wondering) contain a total of 31,534 different words, roughly half of which he only used once, and just over 1,500 of which (around 1 in every 20) had seemingly never been used in written …

38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …

This week marks 400 years since the death of our national poet. And yet his characters, the worlds he created, the thoughts he expressed – some raw, fashioned in fire, some exquisite and turned in silk – are for all people and all time<p>Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that …

Literature

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

How Teachers Can Create A 'Growth Mindset' In Classrooms

“It requires a constant journey.”<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck coined the phrase <b></b>“growth mindset” as the belief that you can develop your abilities, and then watched as the term took hold as a meme …

Evaluation Mindset: A Quality of Good Leadership - Center for Creative Leadership

<b>TRANSCRIPT:</b> Getting into an evaluation mindset is not just a job for researchers or specialists. In fact, the ability to consider multiple …

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Workouts

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

Workouts

This 747 private jet is a palace in the sky

For most people, private jets such as the $65 million Gulfstream G650 or the Bombardier Global Series are the epitome of luxury air travel, but there are a select few who can afford more than that. They're converting airliners into private flying palaces. To meet this demand, Airbus and Boeing have …

Dining Rooms

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Muscle

6 Moves for 6-Pack Abs from Personal Trainers

If you want a lean, flaunt-worthy stomach, you need to eat a six-pack friendly diet and perform exercises that not only engage the core, but also …

Quick, Simple and Easy: My Top 10 Beauty Hacks

In need of a quick beauty fix? How about a less expensive treatment you can create at home with ingredients from your cupboard? Here are my top ten favorite beauty hacks for the on-the-go, makeup maven.<p><b>1)The Plumping Effect.</b> Want Kylie Jenner lips? This is a much safer approach than shot glasses! …

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba secretly invested in an Amazon competitor

Founded by former Quidsi CEO Marc Lore, Jet plans to compete with Amazon using a dynamic pricing model and has raised more than $200 million, most recently at a $600 million valuation.<p>Lore told Forbes in February that Jet had no plans to raise any more money, after its latest $140 million funding …

How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, oh yeah, fatness? The catch: You'll be really, really hungry. Ben Marcus spends a long and profoundly satisfying week on a strict diet of absolutely nothing but H2O.<p>DAY ONE: HORIZONTAL IS YOUR …

Is fasting the key to weight loss, good health, youthful vitality and longevity?

The hugely successful 5:2 diet has introduced millions to the concept of fasting. Now, an accumulation of cutting edge science suggests that the 'hunger cure' may be the answer to the epidemic of lifestyle diseases from obesity and diabetes to cancer.<p><b>“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach</b> …

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s natural for a professional to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. This is especially true for entrepreneurs building a business alone. Being forced to handle the many daily tasks associated with …

20-Minute Rainy Day Core Workout

Rainy days have a tendency to turn the most active people into undeniably sluggish, sweatpants-wearing couch potatoes. So, to avoid this …

38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:<p>I alone cannot change the world<p>“I alone cannot …

Islamic State and the ‘blood antique’ trade

Terrorist groups generate millions from looted artefacts, most of which disappear into private collections, writes Andrea Watson.<p>A "terrorist startup with a clearly defined business model" is how religious historian Karen Armstrong describes Islamic State. The radical Islamist group is the world’s …

House hunting: 5 striking homes for minimalists

<b>Amagansett, New York.</b> Architect Julian Neski built this three-bedroom, award-winning home. Set on 2 acres of mature beech trees, this house has a sun …

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don’t <i>successful</i> people and organizations automatically become <i>very</i> successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases:<p>Phase 1: When we <i>really</i> have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.<br>Phase 2: When we have …