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35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Investing

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Happiness

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Self-improvement

14 Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Your Mental Health As You Age

Because it's just as important as your physical health.<p>Aging brings you face to face with the loss of loved ones, children leaving the nest and physical changes such as reduced energy levels. These types of events can “give rise to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, loneliness and lowered …

Mental Health

13 people share the single best money decision they ever made — and how it changed their lives forever

1/<p>1. He never borrowed any money.<p>Shutterstock/Mahony<p>"To forgo the society of the 'wealthy,' forgo a comfortable income slavery and live simply... I …

Personal Finance

11 Must-See Cities in Spain That Take You Beyond Barcelona

As peak vacation season approaches, many of us are daydreaming of warm weather and a nice glass of something refreshing. If you're looking for an exciting European adventure, where better to head than the land of sangria, sunshine, and sweaty dance halls: Spain!<p>If you've grown tired of marching …

European Travel

What Just Happened in Malaysia?

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia — Not long after midnight, the crowd of thousands began to sense that something historic was taking place. They had gathered on a vast lawn to watch the election results roll in through the night, and the mood was cheerful and relaxed. Here, in Petaling Jaya, a heavily …

Asia

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

32 Healthy 3-Ingredient Dinner Ideas for When That's All You Can Handle

Cooking

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

Breakfast

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Wi-Fi

Scientists just created a new "super wood" that's stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of …

Nanotech

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners

IntroductionThe study of ML algorithms has gained immense traction post the Harvard Business Review article terming a ‘Data Scientist’ as the …

Machine Learning

You're never too old to become fluent in a foreign language

A new study on second language learning has recently taken the media by storm. A range of headlines – from the BBC to the Daily Mail and The Guardian …

Language Learning

6 Habits Longtime Millionaires Rely On to Stay Rich

Forgetting how you got rich in the first place is how you end up broke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a simple fact: most millionaires have different habits than the average person. However, these habits are far from inaccessible; they improve one’s odds of …

Self-improvement

Plan Your Most Productive Day In 10 Minutes or Less

Productivity requires planning and prioritization. Use this simple method to set yourself up for success.<p>If you're like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish. Yet it might often seem like the day quickly gets away from you. Meetings, emails, social media, and other …

Time Management

Wild vs. Farmed Fish: What's the Difference?

From protein and vitamins to those famous omega-3 fatty acids, the reasons to incorporate more fish into your diet are virtually endless. According …

Aquaponics

How to Overcome Common Challenges and Help Your Small Business Grow

These easy, everyday steps can help set your business up for success.<p>5 min read<p>In light of National Small Business Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that keep small businesses from doing more business and what these entrepreneurs, who already wear so many hats, can do to overcome …

Small Business

14 places most affected by climate change

As ice caps melt and wildfires rage, scientific assertions that climate change is occurring at a rate faster than formerly expected have become …

Global Warming

5 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand And Reputation At Work

The idea of being a “quiet leader” has always appealed to me. I was never a fan of colleagues who seemed to brag or self-promote at work. However, early on in my career, my manager told me that if no one else in the company actually knows about my work accomplishments, those accomplishments won’t …

Public Relations

How To Knock Out Any Obstacle

You are going to face many obstacles in life.<p>In your job, in your start up, in your relationships.<p>Obstacles, barriers and problems are …

Motivation

17 Easy Stir-Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the perfect quick-fix meal: adaptable, easy, and full of fresh ingredients, you only need a few minutes and a wok to get this meal on the table for …

Cooking

Bored with your job? Don’t quit! Tips for overcoming dissatisfaction

I was recently talking to a very senior executive working for a major multinational corporation who said he was feeling “underwhelmed” in his job. …

Leadership

3 facialists in a row told me to use baking soda on my skin—here’s why

Whenever you get a facial in the midst of a breakout, expect to get some very specific advice from your facialist. You should do <i>this</i>; you should stop …

Skin Care

How to do sit-ups the right way, according to personal trainers

<b>What you’re doing wrong – and how to fix it.</b>s you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during …

Workouts

'The lessons we've learned from 10 years running a business in rural Italy'

Organic farmer and innkeeper Ashley Bartner admits that her move to Italy "didn’t really make sense". She and her husband Jason decided to relocate …

Entrepreneurship

Research Shows a Simple Way to Increase Your Engagement at Work

It is no secret that many employees face work environments that are not very engaging. A 2016 poll by the Gallup Organization shows that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. And when it comes to enhancing employees’ engagement (i.e., energy, enthusiasm, and focus), much of the …

Time Management

Windows 10 April 2018 update: everything you need to know

The next version of Windows 10 is finally ready to download as a free update that adds some potentially game-changing new features as well as some welcome features that bring it up to par with what you might expect from a smartphone.<p>Instead of adding tools for people creating media, as the previous …

Software

Mediterranean diet increases 'good' gut bacteria

The Mediterranean diet is considered by many people as one of the most healthful diets around, with countless studies claiming that it is good for …

Holistic Medicine

How to take control of your reputation at work

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your …

Leadership