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The Only 8 Numbers You Need To Do Math

It's March 13, or 3/14. Those are the first three digits of Pi, the ratio that enables us to compute the circumference of a circle.<p>Pi is just one of an infinite number of numbers. And there are infinitely many ways to combine and manipulate those numbers.<p>Mathematicians often represent numbers in a …

Mathematics

The Only 16 Pieces a Man Needs in His Wardrobe

If there's one thing I'm guilty when it comes to not practicing what I preach, it's that I buy way more clothes than I actually need.<p>I like clothes. …

13 Southern Sayings That The Rest Of America Won't Understand

But the South undoubtedly takes the cake.<p>Conversations south of the Mason-Dixon line will befuddle anyone not born there.<p>We chose 15 of the most ridiculous Southern sayings — and tried to explain them.<p>Cotton has long been a key crop to the South's economy, so every harvest farmers pray for tall …

War

How to Deal with a Job You Don't Like | The Art of Manliness

While in an ideal world, we’d all have our dream jobs at every period in our lives, the reality is that everyone will go through periods of not …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t know it, but one of your employees may be stealing from you. But why would anyone want to steal from you? Don’t people think you’re a nice person?<p>Not him. He doesn’t show it, but he thinks you’re kind of a jerk. He thinks you’re …

Nonprofits

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

Yoga

The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies

When most of us hear the word “movie”, we think of Hollywood — fair, given the global domination of Hollywood-produced Spielberg and Harry Potter …

8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

Well, wonder no more! Read on to find out 8 fun, odd facts about eyebrows. You’ll never look at yours the same way again!<p><b>1. They’re designed to help us see.</b><br>The real function of our brows (aside from making us look glam, of course) is to keep moisture out of our eyes when it’s raining or when we …

National Geographic Travel

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Lake Superior

The History of Knives, Forks and Spoons

You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire?

Being a millionaire isn’t a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix …

Personal Finance

Elevator Pitch: Contrarian Entrepreneurs

<b>Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value</b> is a just-published book about the perils and rewards of being a self-starter.<p>Written by Daniel Isenberg, who teaches at Babson Global, and published by <i>Harvard Business Review,</i> the work has …

There Really Is Such a Thing as the Protestant Work Ethic

The psychic harm from unemployment is about <b>40% worse</b> for Protestants than for the general population, say André van Hoorn and Robbert Maseland of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Moreover, people living in Protestant societies are hurt more by being unemployed than people living in …

Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

<b>The psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation is 70 years old but continues to have a strong influence on the world of business. What is it, and is it right?</b><p>There is a commonly reproduced symbol which many believe holds the secret to personal fulfilment and business success.<p>It …

Behavioral Sciences

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

How Healthy Is Your Business? 6 Ways To Take Its 'Temperature'

When 1 in 10 entrepreneurs work 70 hours a week, it’s a safe bet that business owners have a lot of issues competing for their attention. Making a great product, generating sales, building customer relationships and managing employees are often the most pressing issues for business owners.<p>It can be …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Dying in Longyearbyen has been illegal since 1950. Here's why.<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.<p>Everything has a "fresh and woody aroma," and we're betting it's strong as hell.<p>If you always gain weight in relationships, here's why.<p>For $199, you can get a lightweight smartwatch with a four-plus …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

How A Genius Learned To Start Working Hard

Pretty much everyone responding to this question on a popular Quora thread agreed that it can be difficult, as geniuses and near-geniuses may have difficulty relating to other people and lack the motivation necessary to succeed.<p>One of the most interesting answers came from Christian Ritchie, an …

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