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3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

Yoga

These CrossFit FAILS Will Keep You Far Away From The Gym

Already hate working out? Then you might want to skip this video.<p>In a recent hit by Fail Army, the FAIL pros of the Internet put together a CrossFit compilation that is cringe-worthy in more ways than one.<p>To see how <i>not</i> to work out, check out the video above.

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Quit Using These 10 Words to Describe Yourself on LinkedIn | Inc.com

Words can make a huge impact.<p>Or not.<p>Even the most descriptive, most meaningful words can lose all meaning when they're used too often. That's why most corporate communications don't really say anything. Clichés, hyperbole, and buzzwords may sound impressive, but over time--since everyone uses …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I look back at the first three years of bootstrapping our startup NerdWallet, the lesson I wish I had figured out earlier is you can’t read your way out of a problem.<p>When we first launched our company and needed advice, our tendency …

Why Happiness is Your Secret to Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How are happiness and productivity related? If you want to improve productivity, look no further than your mindset. Marcus Aurelius reminds us: "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of …

How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk

Move beyond the weather to make small talk less painful and more productive. Here are five things that great conversationalists know.<p>Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three …

Smart Leaders Keep Their Ego in Check and Listen In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Confidence is what helped you take your idea from a mere thought on paper to a full-fledged business. But the more successful your business becomes, the more likely you are to let your confidence become overwhelmed by your ego.<p>Although …

11 Famous Entrepreneurs Share How They Overcame Their Biggest Failure

The most successful people are the ones who take big risks, which often means spectacular flameouts. We asked entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game how they coped when major failure smacked them in the face.<p>In order to achieve greatness, you have to fail greatly.<p>The most successful people …

The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

Fitness

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Mind

<i>By Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal</i><p>Whether it's becoming a Sudoku champion or remembering the name of someone you just met, everyone probably wishes they could muster up a little extra brain power. There are no quick fixes when it comes to improving or the preventing decline of cognitive functions …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies | Inc.com

Over the last 13 years of writing about tech companies, I've picked up a few things about what it takes to start a company--and build one that lasts.<p>Often entrepreneurs initially are motivated by pure adrenaline and the insatiable desire to start something from nothing. The ones that last, however, …

How to (Finally) Find Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

Building a business can take a significant toll on one's personal life. How do entrepreneurs strike a successful work-life balance? We asked members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization to provide their best tips and advice.<p>Apply successful business principles to your home life.<p>"Apply the same …

10 Surprising Pricing Strategies That Can Boost Sales

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling your wares—be they products, services or subscriptions—is a <i>must</i> if you want to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The <b>worse</b> thing you can do …

The 3 Biggest Startup Risks and How to Manage Them | Inc.com

Only one in 10,000 funded startups hits it big. To learn how yours can avoid being one of the 9,999 startups that fail, I spoke to Mike Cagney, the CEO and co-founder of SoFi, which offers student loan refinancing to college graduates. It has issued more than $500 million in loans so far.<p>Here's …

The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own e-Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Rich Mintzer</i> …

How To Hack Into Your Flow State And Quintuple Your Productivity

Can being “in the zone” more often turn our good-enough into above-average work?<p>If you want to do more, learn more, and gain more, you might want to think like surfer.<p>Surfing is a 1,000-year-old sport, and 20 years ago the biggest wave ever ridden was 25 feet. Today surfers push into waves 100 feet …

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with work that you feel downright guilty taking a break? If so, the best way to get more done might surprise you.<p>Studies show that people are 9 percent more productive and up to 13 percent more accurate …

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This is probably an understatement, but entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there’s so much to do and so little …

5 Keys To Making Your Business Thrive on Facebook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Facebook has been viewed as one of the most confusing platforms for businesses to navigate but it doesn’t have to be that way. Facebook pages can be a powerful tool for driving sales, generating leads, starting …