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Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Recipes

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Career Development

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

European Travel

Disarming the Weapons of Mass Distraction

“Are you paying attention?” The phrase still resonates with a particular sharpness in my mind. It takes me straight back to my boarding school, aged …

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

This super-simple (and free) airport hack lets you skip the line at US Customs

I love a good healthy travel hack as much as the next person—whether it’s ways to stay hydrated on an airplane, catch some zzz’s (even in coach), or …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Emotional Intelligence

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live …

Simple Grilled Hanger Steak with Worcestershire, Garlic, and Thyme Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Here, hanger steak marinates in a simple mix of Worcestershire, olive oil, garlic, and thyme. Hanger steak can be hard to find, but it is so, so good. I can find it at my local farm, Buckley Farm in Ballston Lake, but also at Whole Foods Market. Be sure to call ahead. Also, if you get …

This Is the Most Popular Zucchini Recipe on Pinterest

If your garden is overflowing with the yellow and green hues of squash, you aren't alone. The last dog days of summer are known for the juiciest …

Recipes

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a …

21 Seafood Recipes That Take 20 Minutes or Less

With poke joints popping up everywhere and the sushi craze showing no sign of dying down, it shouldn't be a surprise we love a good seafood meal. …

Healthy Eating

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science

It takes a lot of work to train your brain for this, but when you arrive, welcome to the happy life.<p>I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the …

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

The Theatre

Our Summer Salad Crush: Chicken & Zucchini Pesto Salad

<b>Make the pesto:</b> Place the basil, arugula, nuts, cheese, garlic, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment or blender. …

Recipes

30-Minute Summer Dinners, 20 Ways

There is a lot of lounging by the pool and the beach that needs to happen over the summer, which sometimes makes finding the time to cook up dinner a …

Cooking

8 signs of success that have nothing to do with money or fame

You're told you must be driven to make it to the top.<p>The truth is, you don't have to do anything. Contentment provides happiness just as much as success does.<p>If you want to strive to be successful, I applaud that, but it's easy to be seduced by ambition if you're not careful.<p>If you're not careful …

Motivation

10-Minute Vegan Pesto Sauce Recipe

This simple vegan pesto recipe without cheese tastes surprisingly like the real thing! The secret? Nutritional yeast to replace the Parmesan cheese - …