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LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Study: Sexual Satisfaction Peaks 6 to 12 Months Into a Relationship

Couples often feel like they go through a honeymoon phase at the start of their romances, when they can't keep their hands off each other and undergo prime experimentation in the bedroom. But according to a new study in <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i>, it's those *second *six months when the sex really …

Relationships

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more useful.<p>Being smart is the ability to logically think things out. Being sharp is the ability to tune into the world, to read situations, and to survive.<p>…

How Much Can You Afford to Pay for a House?

Many wannabe house purchasers wonder whether or not they can afford the price quoted on the house they would like to buy. Or if they have not started their house shopping, they may be wondering what price range they should be exploring.<p>If you intend to buy with all cash, you can pretty much answer …

Casio launches Android Wear smartwatch that lasts a month per charge

Rugged smartwatch is water resistamt and shockproofed to military standards with two displays, extra buttons, pressure sensors and compass<p>Casio has launched the G-shock of smartwatches with its first Android Wear device that can last a month between charges.<p>The Smart Outdoor Watch, which was …

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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5 simple habits that have strengthened all of my relationships

Also, as much as I personally love habits, I know that many people associate habit-change with having to make a lot of effort.<p>But habits don't have to take a lot of time or energy to form, and they can help us with <i>any</i> aspect of our lives. I have to admit, even now, after spending years thinking …

Relationships

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital .<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

If you own stocks right now you're risking dollars to make pennies

The Fed has released its latest Z.1 report and, though it's not the timeliest of data, there are a few interesting data points to go over. First, the "Buffett Yardstick," market cap-to-GDP, shows some erosion from very elevated levels as stock prices fell during Q3.<p>The selloff in stocks also …

Stock Markets

Here's how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead

In 2017, Finland will introduce a type of universal basic income scheme, in which most of the country's welfare state will be abolished and replaced with a single €800 (£579, $879) per month stipend, payable to all Finns, regardless of their income, tax-free.<p>Citizens of Finland will be allowed to …

Income Inequality

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Johns Hopkins University

I’m a financial planner, and here are the 11 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

As a financial planner who specializes in working with Gen X and Gen Y clients, I've come to learn a few basic facts about money.<p>I'll share those with you today in hopes that it provides you some insight to what, from a professional standpoint, you can do to be smarter with your money.

Personal Finance

Tips To Grow Your Calves | Say Goodbye To Your Chicken Legs Forever

Calves are a body part which are often neglected by lifters, since many don’t have the genetics to add serious mass to them. They therefore opt to …

Workouts

The Strategy That Led Starbucks's Stock Price to Jump 50 Percent

Recent strategic moves from the uber-successful coffeehouse have paid off in a major way.<p>Love it or hate it, Starbucks is doing something right.<p>The company turned its primary product--a basic commodity and one of the most ubiquitous beverages in the world--into a multi-billion dollar empire. But …

Howard Schultz

The 10 Biggest Investing Myths

Don't fall for these common misperceptions.<p>There’s a lot of information about investing floating around. There are also a lot of bad opinions, …

Success Is Not a Goal. It's a Way of Life.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you meet a successful executive or business leader – I mean the real deal, not a shyster CEO of a one-person company playing make-believe – there’s a real tendency to assume he’s led a charmed life and everything just sort of fell …

Self-improvement

The One Quality That Defines Every Great Leader

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

2 Things You Need to Know to Become Smarter Right Away

Your brain can give the impression that it can multitask, but it cannot. It can only switch between tasks quickly.<p><i>How can I increase my level of intelligence? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Whether it be social media, television, text messages, or emails, we all face distractions like never before. These distractions lead us down a path that can keep us from living the productive lives we desire.<p>Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are …

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Muscle

7 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date

Zip. It.<p>First dates are stressful for a reason. Say the wrong thing and you can kiss date number two goodbye.<p>Below, dating experts share some of the subjects that should be off-limits when meeting a potential romantic partner.<p><b>1. "I've been going through a lot lately."</b><p>It's great to be open and …

Back Attack | 6 Must-Do Back Exercises For Mass

Developing a wide, thick back can tremendously improve the look of your physique. The famous v-taper creates the illusion of a small waist and great …

Muscle

10 Relationship Lessons I've Learned in the Last 10 Years

About 2 months ago, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. Because of this reunion, I've found myself reflected on where I was 10 years ago compared to where I am now.<p>One of the areas where there has been significant change is how I approach relationships. So here are 10 relationship lessons …

Meditation

How to Get Ripped Biceps Without Using Protein Shakes.

Having a pair of well-defined biceps can complement your short-sleeve shirts and tank tops. Increasing muscular definition in your biceps involves …

Extreme Shoulder Workouts!

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …