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To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

How, Even As an Introvert, I Still Learned to Close Sales

A follow-up email and a smile on your face -- even one that your prospect can't see -- can help nail that sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written about famous introverted entrepreneurs and about how introverts possess skills that naturally lend …

Personality

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

How to Stay Positive When Everyone Around You Is Negative

It's so easy to end up in a bad mood when someone close to you is feeling down. Being there for our friends, family, and partners when they're going …

Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.<p>Summer weather is just around the corner—and with it thunderstorms that may freak out your dog. We looked into what causes this anxiety, and how to soothe their rainy-day feelings.<p>Signs of …

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

The 4 Steps to Giving Her Multiple Orgasms

Use these tips and you may double—or triple—her pleasure<p>Giving a woman just <i>one</i> orgasm is cause for celebration. But any woman who can climax once can probably cross the finish line again—and again.<p>The ability to come more than once is biological gift exclusive to the fairer sex. A man has to wait …

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

The Phantasy Star series is Sega's crowning RPG jewel. Because it was released in the U.S. before Square's Final Fantasy, the game gave many Sega Master System gamers their first-ever taste of the role-playing genre. It wouldn't be until 1995, however, until Sega would perfect the series with the …

Final Fantasy

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

Work Hard, Work Smart<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and …

Time Management

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

The true price of looking lean

Becoming a freak of nature is hard work. So, for many mere mortals is losing the final five kilos.<p>Google it and you'll get about 650,000 results. …

Chest Workout | 5 Exercises To Build The Upper Chest

The Upper region of the chest is by far the hardest area of the chest to build. The Middle and Lower chest are somewhat ‘easier’ to develop, due to …

Sleep Apnea Makes You 86 Percent More Likely to Die Before You Should

Buzzing like a chainsaw? Then you want to read this<p>Annoying your partner might not be the worst result of sawing wood: Sleep apnea—which is commonly signaled by excessive snoring—may increase your risk of dying early, a new study from the University of Tennessee found.<p>After following 3 million …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

Hearst Magazines

How to Build Muscle vs. Strength

Photo: Pond5<p>Everyone who goes to the gym regularly has a goal, whether it be to get big, get strong, lose weight, tone up, and so on. But more often …

Light Weights for Big Gains

Here's what you need to know...<p>New research on the growth of type I and II fibers suggest we may have been selling our slow-twitch fibers short by …

Hypertrophy

Amazon and Google's first employees reminisce about the old days

Joining a brand-new company can be a risky decision, but sometimes it pays off. In profiles of the very first employees to be hired by Google, Amazon, and Subway, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reveals what it was like to work for some of today's best-known businesses back before they made it big. Google's …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Hearst Magazines

The 3 Keys To Fat Loss

Many people have the desire to lose weight. More specifically, many people desire to lose bodyfat (BF). However, most of those people do NOT know how …

Exercise

How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Francis Bacon

Why South Korea is under stress and college graduates there earn less than if they didn’t have a degree

In his latest video, South Korean rapper PSY makes life in the country seem glamorous and carefree.<p>That may be true for residents of Gangnam (PSY again here), an upscale district of the capital Seoul. But for most of the nation it could not be further from the truth. According to a new study (pdf) …

High School

The beginning of the universe, for beginners - Tom Whyntie