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How to Be 'That' Girl

So for the people in your life who have not known your worth, who have been reckless with your heart or fallen painfully short of your expectations, sincerely wish them well, forgive yourself for holding on to it and preventing yourself from really living, forgive them for their shortcomings (as …

8 Ways To Get A Better Body In 30 Minutes Or Less

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>In as little as one minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p><b>If You Have One Minute...Drop And Do 10 Push-Ups (Or 20, Or 5).</b><p>There's a reason that push-ups are every trainer's favorite exercise: They …

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

By Amity Gaige<p>A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel.<p>Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O.<p>I have an older friend who once told me, "When I was younger, I used to feel so stressed out. I thought I'd never make it through life. And then I gave up the drama." She was …

What 7 Wildly Successful People Wish They Knew When They Were Younger

Maybe you're having a hard time right out of college. Maybe you're unsure of where you're headed or what you want to do once there. Maybe you're just stuck.<p>You know what? It's OK. Even some of the most successful people in the world haven't always known what they wanted. Just ask Tina Seelig, …

Want To Fund Your Kickstarter? You’re Not Steve Jobs–Ask People What They Want

Many entrepreneurs we meet will say, “I did my market research. I posted an online survey.” Market research is a full-contact sport. Don’t hide …

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The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence

A supposedly "good" trait could have a dark side, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Kyoto University found that emotional intelligence -- which is typically thought to be a boon to relationships and prosocial behavior -- could also increase the ability to manipulate others.<p>"Emotional …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

10 Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

There are a lot of ways to get tripped up while building a company. Failing to understand financial jargon shouldn’t be one of them.<p>It’s not that investors and venture capitalists are evil or anything. It’s just that their interests don’t perfectly align with those of entrepreneurs. You want to …

The 6 Right Snacks To Eat At 11 A.M.

By Jena Pincott<p><i>Oh no, another hour or more to go before lunch? Relax, there's an easy food fix for every midmorning mood.</i><p><b>When You Need the Most Bang Per Calorie…</b><p>You may have seen the headlines: Dieters who eat midmorning snacks lose less weight. But that could be because those people choose the …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …