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Setting your intentions for the day will help you identify your priorities and it makes you more likely to achieve your goals.

Success

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Opinion: This simple investment strategy could protect you if the U.S. stock market cracks

How do you control risk in the stock market when central banks flood the financial system with fabricated dollars?<p>The U.S. Federal Reserve and the …

Road Trip: Gold Beach, Oregon to Mendocino, California

We finally pick up California Highway 1, that iconic coastal road, for winding narrowly among redwoods, curving past small villages, and skirting …

This Awesome Beach in Thailand Is Covered in MONKEYS — and They Want to Be Friends

The island Ko Phi Phi Don in Thailand is known for Monkey Beach, and it's everything you hope it would be. The area is a part of the Ko Phi Phi archipelago and is a popular spot for travelers. If the clear blue waters and sandy beaches don't get you, all of the monkeys will! They will come right up …

Thailand

15 Healthyish Snacks That Will Actually Fill You Up

Tasty stuff to have on-the-go or prep ahead of time.

10 Ways to Legally Reduce Your 2017 Taxes

Just about all of us would love to fork over less money to Uncle Sam each year. You can probably think of some illegal ways to do so, such as lying on your tax return or omitting some income -- but that's clearly a bad and unappealing idea. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to shrink your tax …

Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

10 Charts That Will Make You a Better Cook

Top Chef

NFL Draft Grades 2016: Final Results and Team-by-Team Letter Chart

While it's a time of strong optimism for each of the NFL's 32 franchises, not every team can emerge from the draft a winner.<p>Sometimes, the draft plan just falls apart (Atlanta Falcons). Other times, a team cannot or won't strike a deal and misses on prospects by a few picks round after round …

Football (U.S.)

The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

What’s probably killing your motivation right now, and how to stop it

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the biggest factors that kill motivation, and how can they be overcome?</i> <i>Answer by Gaston Cote, web designer and graphic communicator.</i><p><b>Believing that you have to be perfect</b><b></b> puts on a lot of pressure and creates disappointment in your performance, no …

5 Healthy Eating Hacks for Guys Who Hate to Cook

These insanely easy meals and snacks are proof that eating well doesn’t have to be hard<p>Some guys love spending time in the kitchen. If you’re not one of them, that doesn’t mean you’re destined to grow pudgy on a diet of pizza and Ramen. Use these hacks to eat smart all day with minimal effort.<p>(Just …

Healthy Eating

9 Hiking Tips for New Hikers

Hiking is an excellent way to find adventure and connect with nature, while delivering multiple physical and mental benefits beyond scenery and fun. …

Camping

5 Money Rules to Live By in Your Thirties

You’ve made it to the big 3-0. By now, you’ve hopefully left behind the ramen noodle-slurping days of your twenties and are starting to enjoy a more …

How to raise rich (but not spoiled) kids

I grew up in a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia — the kind of place where it wasn’t unusual for classmates to get brand new BMWs on their 16th …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami

An Indonesian family claims to have found their missing daughter a full decade after she was swept away as a toddler by the 2004 tsunami and presumed dead.<p>“It’s a miracle from God,” mother Jamaliah, 42, told the Jakarta Globe. “When I saw her, my heart was beating really fast … We couldn’t hold …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building good habits can be difficult.<p>That’s especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.<p>I’m not going to …

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement.<p>If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your …

Slither of Hope: Surgical Snakebots Are Real, And Heading For Humanity's Orifices

This past Monday, a snake-inspired robot wriggled down the throat of a live human being.<p>Make that two human beings, operated on during the same day at University Hospital Dinant Godinne in Yvoir, Belgium. The pair of procedures were an important milestone for the Flex system, marking the first time …

A Guide To Drinking: The Appropriate Alcohol For Every Kind Of Occasion

Whether it's Sunday brunch or happy hour, a first date or a wedding, it's always a good time for a drink. Everyone has a favorite beverage, but with so many choices out there, sometimes it can still be hard to choose. When you're faced with that difficult dilemma -- a gin and tonic or a beer, a …