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10 Great Books for the People in Your Life

Entrepreneurs can use the holidays to spread wisdom, inspiration, and ideas for working better in the New Year.<p>Books offer the gift of wisdom. They are also cheap, easy to wrap, and gratifyingly un-ironic after all those ugly holiday sweaters. Entrepreneurs--or those who love them--can whip through …

Entrepreneurship

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Content Marketing Strategies for Personal Brands - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>Having a well-planned content strategy is an important tool for your personal brand.</i> It’s the way in which your business can establish itself as an …

Marketing

The VIP Treatment: How London Restaurants And Hotels Reward Their Regulars

We asked some of the top hotels and restaurants in London and a bit further afield what lengths they go to to make sure their regular customers feel special:<p>“In Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, when guests visit to celebrate a special event such as a birthday or an anniversary, with their consent, …

Darth Vader actor announces he has dementia

The man who filled Darth Vader's suit for the original "Star Wars" trilogy films, David Prowse, has announced he has dementia in an interview for The Mirror.<p>In the article he said he would have joined the other original cast members in the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but was afraid he would …

Star Wars

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.<p>When humans sniff in order to smell something, we draw a quick puff of air into our nostrils and over chemoreceptors in our nasal cavity. But octopuses, butterflies, and other animals don't have noses like …

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Depression may be caused by infection

There is no such thing as settled science. Ulcers, once thought to be caused by stress, have been discovered to be the result of an infection, no …

10 Lies Your Hairstylist Tells You

How many of these have you heard before?<p><i>This article was written by Tara Rasmus and repurposed with permission from Refinery 29</i>.<p>We've all been there: You're in the salon, discussing a potential new cut, and your stylist says that, no, that would never work on you. Or while getting a blowout, you …

Hair

This Is a Documentary on TMA TJ, the 13-Year-Old Rapper from the Bronx Who Is Better Than Most "Rappers"

"13 and been in the game two years / and when I'm hot 50 Cent couldn't stop my career / I'm independent like Michael Jordan in '97."<p>The world is a horrible place. It's full of war, famine, destruction, poverty, and a new One Direction album. But sometimes, in this dark place we call existence, a …

LEGO animation of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens teaser trailer

YouTuber Snooperking created this glorious stop-motion animation remake of the <i>Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens</i> teaser trailer, which was …

A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the duo behind two wildly popular New York City bakeries, put their distinctive spin — part all-American retro, part punk-rock renegade — on seasonal and holiday desserts. Take a look at this delicious recipe from their new cookbook, Baked Occasions.<p><i>Serves 16 to …

Pictures of Venus

A visible-light image of Venus, taken by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter in 1979, shows very little variation from a completely white, featureless ball, as …

12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

When you are in the market for a new place to live, it helps to remember the golden rule of real estate: You’re not just buying or renting a home — you are also buying into and becoming a part of a neighborhood<p>As anyone who’s moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There …

Q&A: Do Certain Body Parts Lose Weight Faster Than Others?

<b>The answer:</b> Yes—but where the fat melts off first is totally different for everyone and has a lot to do with your genetically determined body profile. "If you tend to gain weight around your waist, you'll likely lose weight from your midsection first as well," says Brill. Meanwhile, if extra …

That Time I Went Out With Two Guys in One Night At the Same Bar

Spoiler: It was actually super-empowering.<p>Excuse me for the cliché here, but I'm allowed one <i>Sex & the City</i> reference, right? Remember that time Charlotte had back-to-back dates planned and it all blew up in her face? Well, that kind of happened to me accidentally a few weeks ago—but it wasn't a …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Mother of German MH17 victim takes Ukraine to human rights court

Woman has launched legal prceedings against Kiev for failing to close its airspace<p>The mother of a victim of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has begun legal proceedings against Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights, accusing Kiev of failing to close the country's airspace.<p>The woman, who …

The New Year's Best Hair Trends

The hottest hair trends to try in 2015.<p>The hottest hair trends to try in 2015. Also, check out this updated step-by-step guide to getting perfect waves.

9 Cocktails To Warm You Up This Fall

Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind Brooklyn distilleriesand the best cocktails to highlight their spirits. Here, 9 drinks<p>Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind …

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

New Research Proves That Not Only Does Meditation Calm You Down, It Actually Alters Your Brain

Many people swear by meditation and mindfulness exercises as a way to increase happiness and peacefulness, but now Harvard researchers have …

Mindfulness

Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight

Simply put, body fat is created by the types of foods we eat and the hormones they make us produce. If you eat high-calorie, nutrient-deprived foods, …

Nutrition

Best Lower Abs Exercises To Burn Belly Fat

This article is your request for simple exercises to burn belly fat. There are 3 steps you will need to incorporate: 1. Your food intake place a …

My Top Ten Tips for Entrepreneurs

<i>In this series of posts, Influencers and members share their advice for entrepreneurs. Read all the posts here and write your own (use the hashtag</i> …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things Men Think While Going Down on You

The good, the bad, and the tongue pain<p>The high-functioning part of a man’s brain basically shuts down the minute your pants come off. It’s not that we don’t think; our thoughts just become, well, simple. <i>Naked woman. Must touch.</i><p>But that changes when we go down on you because, suddenly, we have a …

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