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10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success) | Inc.com

Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like these:<p><b>1. They know their success was only inevitable in hindsight.</b><p>Read stories of successful …

Self-improvement

A deeper look at “ethical” travel

Every year, the Berkeley-based non-profit, Ethical Traveler, announces its Top Ten most ethical places to travel in the developing world. This year, …

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour

Uy Jang Jong doesn’t look much like a caveman. Instead of a stocky, hairy figure in animal skins, he is slim and sharply coiffed, in hi-tech sportswear. But this smiley 27-year-old is one of the luminaries of Vietnamese, and therefore world, caving.<p>“I discovered that cave,” Uy says casually, …

Vietnam

10 Success lessons from Howard Schultz – “Starbucks CEO and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share20<p>Tweet<p>Share85<p>+11<p>Shares 106<p>Howard Schultz is the CEO of Starbucks the largest coffeehouse in the world with more than 23,000 locations. …

The best Android security apps to keep your phone and tablet safe

Around the world there are more than two billion Android phones and tablets used every month. This colossal figure makes the Google-owned operating …

5 Special Ingredients That Successful People Are Made of

We know what a successful person looks like. But how did they achieve success? You’ve heard the old adage that perseverance, some luck, and follow …

13 things successful people do on Sunday nights

In fact, a whopping 76% of American workers say they get the Sunday-night blues, according to a 2015 Monster survey.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on Sundays about the stresses waiting for you on …

Best small cities in Europe

Lausanne, SwitzerlandGabriel Garcia Marengo/Flickr<p>Usually when new visitors travel to Europe, it’s to the big capital cities—those cities that make it into all the movies and TV dramas. We travel to Paris, to London, to Madrid and Barcelona and Amsterdam and Brussels.<p>But in a continent of vastly …

To Achieve Your Goals You Must Become Attractive On the Inside

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive …

Eight great tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7 …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

Success

My dad was called 'stupid' in high school and now he's a successful entrepreneur — here are the 5 best lessons he's taught me about life

It might have had something to do with being the oldest, or with having a protective dad who sometimes set rules that the younger me found completely unreasonable.<p>I was so hardheaded that I remember debating more of his wisdom than I actually listened to.<p>But as an adult, I've come to appreciate …

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve helped in …

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

China takes a shine to fancy English mannners

Spike in demand for finishing schools among China's new rich, as manners maketh the new Chinese man<p>Half a century after their leaders dismissed good manners as a bourgeois cultural affectation, China's new elite are flocking to Western-style finishing schools to be tutored in the arts of politeness …

What Students in Europe Learn That Americans Don't

If you're American, your teachers probably didn't teach you proper posture or how to put a condom on in the dark.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Thanks to the teen melodrama boom of the early 90s, everyone knows what an American high school looks like: glamorous, fashionable teens …

7 Ways to Make Your Bookcases Better & Better

(Image credit: Domino)<p>Bookcases are a design staple, and a part of most households at some point in time. What if there was a way to take these …

The biggest secret to learning a new language, according to a CEO who speaks 7

You put in tons of effort, but it just feels impossible to move off the plateau?<p>You have a large vocabulary, and you understand a lot but when it comes to speaking, you keep wondering why you can't sound like a native speaker?<p>Well, I had the same feeling with English when I started to learn it many …

The 20 best places to live in America if you want to make a lot of money

Finding a great job that comes with a significant salary boost is one of the top reasons to move to a new city.<p>In its recently released ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on the 100 most populous US cities. Among the factors it considered were …

Take A Visual Tour Of The World’s 10 ‘Highest Quality of Life’ Cities

For the last 18 years, global human resources consulting firm Mercer has released a Quality of Living Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help large companies fairly evaluate employee compensation while on international assignments.<p>The list provides anyone whose company missed the whole “fair …

A famous IBM employee took her baby to an IBM conference and had to deal with a smart aleck

She's a mobile software engineer and one of the company's most prolific master inventors. She has close to 400 patents and patent applications under her belt as part of IBM's massive patent-creation machine.<p>She's often on the speaker circuit, including a TED talk she gave a few years back.<p>She's …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

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10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Palestinians will never recognize Israel as Jewish state, Abbas says

CAIRO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- If the United Nations fails to adopt a resolution affirming Palestinian statehood, the Palestinian Authority will reassess …

Merkel: Russia Trampling On International Law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia's actions in Ukraine are a violation of international law and a threat to peace in Europe, but warned …

Australia's detention of refugees is forbidden by international law

Under the Convention Against Torture, Australia must prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment when …

Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex</b><br>by Shane Harris<p>The NSA's …