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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life gets busy, because of it, we forget about what matters most.<p>Committing to a journey of intentional self growth starts with slowing down. It’s …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

Reveal Your Summer Six-Pack

Tack this quick core circuit on to the end of your workout to blast your abs from every angle<p>It's easy to hibernate during the winter. The days are long and cold, and the gym never seems as inviting as the comfort of your couch. Because of this, it's easy to put on extra insulation from November to …

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

We've all heard the advice to "be the change you wish to see in the world." But what does it mean to "be the change" in daily life? I've pondered …

6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

If you've ever known someone with depression or have battled it yourself, you're deeply aware of the accidental insensitivity that can often come with it. For those who may not understand the complexities, it's easy to say things that have the potential to do more harm than good.<p>While the U.S. has …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

Why We Don't Do What We Want to Do and How to Start

<b>“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” ~Unknown</b><p>“The truth is,” she said, “if you can’t put fifteen minutes …

Positive Thinking

Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally …

Happiness

Learn from Your Mistakes and Find Opportunities in Your Problems

<b>“Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.” ~Unknown</b><p>We have all made mistakes and bad …

The seven secrets for happiness at life and work

Gyles Brandreth's quest for happiness – and the balance involved – began in 1997 after he was defeated in his bid to return to the British Parliament as a conservative Member of Parliament.<p>"I was kicked out by the people. They say you shouldn't take it personally because it involves party swings, …

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

<i>Man is a mystery. If you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out do not say that you’ve wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man. -</i> Fyodor Dostoevsky<p>Columbia Business School recently published my book <i>Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s</i> …

Forget About Working On Your Weaknesses, Play To Your Strengths. A Case Study

I have never seen it, but I am willing to bet somewhere on the 39th floor of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper there is a plaque that reads: “In this office worked the worst middle-level manager who ever lived: Paul B. Brown.”<p>Truer words were never written.<p>I retired with the title: World’s Worst …

3 Exercises That Knock Out Holiday Travel Stress Before It Even Starts

Holiday stress is one thing...add in holiday <i>travel</i> stress and it's a whole other sack of tinsel. Crammed in a car or jammed in the middle seat on the plane during the busiest travel season? Blergh.<p>So to help ease your mental <i>and</i> physical travel stress—well before you go through security—April …

4 Ways to Make Your Workout Shorter (Without Working Out Less!)

How much time do you spend at the gym? If you're looking to cut those minutes down—like so many of us are—Bay Club vice president of fitness and certified personal trainer Jennifer Beaton has some tips for you. After all, she says, "Almost everyone could benefit from getting a more effective …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

Photography

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …