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Here's How to Train Your Brain to Be More Creative

In a wellness world where our scope has widened to more than calorie counting and green juices, we’re asking more questions about our mind, its …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Your Side Hustle Can Become a Million-Dollar Business. These 5 Examples Prove It.

Under Armour evolved from its founder's wish for a moisture-wicking t-shirt. What's your pain point and future million-dollar idea?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you currently have a side hustle? A secondary stream of income? A hobby you enjoy that can sometimes …

Entrepreneurship

Why Facebook's news feed is changing – and how it will affect you

The social media site wants its users to ‘have more meaningful interactions’, but what does that mean in practice?<p>What has Facebook announced?<p>The company is altering the algorithm that runs the news feed, which displays a computer-curated selection of posts from other users and Facebook pages. No …

Social Media

Use Brain's Plasticity To Become And Live As Your "Best Version"

There has been a long standing belief that human brain stops changing or growing beyond a particular age. However, the latest research in …

The Brain

Find out how to launch your side hustle by taking this online class

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t tell Congress: You’re risking more than your data on Facebook

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the social media giant’s recent privacy violations. On day two of answering …

Social Media

Tip: Supersize Your Dumbbells and Barbells

Here's how to make your barbells and dumbbells more effective and build more carryover strength.<p>Have you ever been pissed because you found out that …

Sleep Disorders

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5' | Inc.com

Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to make yourself look busier than you really are, but rather, …

Time I

I asked a series of execs how they spend the weekend — and the same phrase kept coming up

It won't come as a surprise to many readers that, of all the New York City-based execs I interviewed recently, most said they work on the weekends.<p>It didn't come as a surprise to me — these are busy people; their companies are growing; the business world doesn't stop just because they'd rather …

Time Management

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

How to Keep Good Ideas Flowing: 4 Strategies Every Good Leader Needs to Know | Inc.com

We all have good ideas. We all have bad ideas. And we all have those annoying in-between ideas that we know aren't good, but they're not obviously bad either. Those are the worst, because unlike obviously bad ideas, the in-between ideas are often bad ideas disguised as good ideas trying to trick …

Management

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Entrepreneurship

9 entrepreneurs on how to stay positive when everything seems to be going wrong

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn — those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with stunning success. Here are nine ways to stay optimistic when your life hits a speed bump.

Entrepreneurship
Marketing

8 ways to save $1,000 when you're living paycheck to paycheck

Why you can't get ahead no matter how hard you try? Or, why nearly every "surprise bill" sends your finances into a tailspin?<p>If any of those questions describe your life, you're not alone. According to a study released earlier this year, nearly half of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck.<p>If …

Personal Finance

'Just like when you buy that first ounce of weed': Celebrity chef Mario Batali describes the business strategy that built him an empire

He's also a businessman.<p>Batali is co-host host of cooking show "The Chew," owner of Eataly markets and dozens of restaurants with business partner Joe Bastianich, author of numerous books, and has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $13 million.<p>In an interview with Wealthsimple, the celebrity chef …

Mario Batali

20 of the best US housing markets for investing in real estate

HomeUnion, an online real-estate investment management firm, has identified ZIP codes in 20 US metros where investors have seen the highest return on investment and minimal risk over a five-year period.<p>To compile its list, HomeUnion calculated the total annualized return — including projected …

Real Estate

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

This 1 Mental Habit Helped Make Warren Buffett a Billionaire | Inc.com

Warren Buffett tends to bill himself as an ordinary guy who just happened to make a ton of money by being thoughtful, patient, and frugal. He's also very smart, and puts a lot of time and effort into thoroughly understanding the market and his investments. But there's one other quality Buffett has …

Investing

Instagram's Billionaire CEO Does This for 60 Minutes Every Single Morning | Inc.com

I've got a bone to pick with Kevin Systrom. He created one of the internet's most powerful procrastination drugs. He's Instagram's CEO and co-founder.<p>Instagram is to blame every time I fail to get work done. Mindlessly scrolling through pictures of my friends' fabulous lives makes putting off any …

Procrastination

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking | Inc.com

Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. Cycles of negative thinking can result in a similar crashing-down effect on your life and business, only it's no …

Self-help

This ex-Googler got backing from Peter Thiel and Max Levchin to build a LinkedIn killer

Pete Johnston's plan to build "the world's most badass recruitment engine" could put a dent in Microsoft's plans to wring money from LinkedIn's 500 …

Startups

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

Wall Street

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy | Inc.com

bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has voted to legalize recreational use. Bloomberg forecasts that the industry may reach $50 …

Cannabis

Pro CrossFit Coaches Want You to Learn These Moves

CrossFit advocates are known for their borderline masochistic approach to fitness. Chains, tires, and loaded barbells are all part of a grueling training process in which athletes are constantly asked to push their physical and mental limits. But to many, it might seem like the constant quest for …

Workouts

Sleek guesthouse clad in repurposed wood rises in Vermont

The dwelling is located in Pomfret, Vermont<p>This guesthouse in Pomfret, Vermont, combines vernacular woodshed architecture with contemporary design to create a space that is sleek, rustic, and cozy.<p>Conceived and executed by Richmond-based design-build firm Birdseye Architecture, Woodshed, as it’s …