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Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

10 Things That Squeeze The Life Out Of Startups In The First 5 Years

For many would-be entrepreneurs, the perks of owning a small business outweigh the risks of starting a company. Although giants like Coca-Cola and IBM get a lot of attention, on the ground, fully 99.7% of employment in the US comes from small firms. While starting a company can be scary and hard, …

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Raise Venture Capital -- And One Reason You Should

There seems to be a pervasive myth that venture capital is the pinnacle of building a company. The conventional “wisdom” is that young entrepreneurs should come up with an idea, write a business plan, go out and raise venture capital, and voila, they will strike it rich! Many young entrepreneurs …

The Happiest Workplaces Have These 4 Things in Common

The work structure allows, and pays for, our outside work passions to be big parts of our lives.<p><i>How can organizations apply happiness principles to have a healthy work environment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

Happiness

Setting the Record Straight on Medicare for All: An Open Letter From 560 Physicians and Medical Students

<i>Physicians-in-training voice their support for single-payer reform. Photo: Al Nowakowski.</i><p><i>The following statement has been signed by more than 560 physicians and medical students. It was crafted by Andrea Christopher, M.D., Fellow in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Adam Gaffney,</i> …

Are the New Extreme Exercise Classes Healthy—Or Harmful?

I show up at Flex Studios in New York City’s Union Square feeling vastly unprepared, and confide in the check-in attendant, a Disney princess with flaxen hair and bright brown eyes. “Have <i>you</i> ever done this before?” I ask. She nods. “Once. I’ve never been so proud of myself.”<p>This answer is what I …

23 signs you're burnt out at work

Work can be taxing for everyone, and we all occasionally feel weary after a long day at the office.<p>But if your life is a chronic state of stress and …

Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?

<b>Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet, writes Dr Saleyha Ahsan.</b><p>Like most of the population, I must admit that I am on an eternal quest to lose weight. For me it's more …

Diabetes

This Woman Going From Zero to Hero on the Violin Is Inspirational AF

This is what it looks like when you keep your New Year's resolutions, people.<p>In the time I've dedicated to trying every type of potato chip that exists, a 24-year-old woman in Norway has gotten very, very good at the violin. The video above documents her transformation from total newbie to …

Inspiration

You're Not an Alien, You're an Empath

I lived almost 40 years of my life thinking I was an alien. I always felt like I didn't belong. I strived to be normal, especially in my teens and early twenties, then after a while, I realized the futility of that, went the opposite way and embraced my uniqueness.<p>But I didn't really.<p>Deep down, …

7 Moves That Will Seriously Transform Your Butt

In just three weeks.<p>When you've exhausted every fitness class in the land and the plateau is real, one final frontier in the quest for change promises next-level results–New York City's Bodies by P. Founded by former athlete (and ModelFit alum) Stephen Pasterino, the hyper-precise workout is …

Gliders

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

The surprising danger of being good at your job

A new study from Duke's Fuqua School of Business suggests that people with high self-control — the kind of people who remember birthdays, choose the salad instead of the fries, take on extra projects at work, and resolve conflicts easily — might actually pay a price for those virtues.<p>"People always …

What Richard Branson Would Tell His 22-Year-Old Self

As graduation season looms, successful entrepreneurs share the lessons they would teach their younger selves.<p>It's no secret that Millennials behave differently from their older, wiser counterparts. With so much of their lives ahead of them, twentysomethings have little experience to go on.<p>This …

Talk Shows

The Real Reason Why 80%+ of Funded Startups Fail

A friend confessed to me the other night that his funded startup had failed.“It was growing,” he said. “We were getting customers. We just weren’t …

Fix Your Posture to Maximize Muscle

Use this head-to-toe guide to make sure your posture is picture-perfect<p>Without even looking at you, I'm pretty sure you have a posture problem. That's because almost everyone I see has a posture problem. After years of evaluating clients at my fitness center in Indianapolis, I've learned to spot an …

Study Shows Half Of Managers Don't Set Effective Employee Goals

I’ve long been of the opinion, as readers of these blogs may have noted, that carefully developing employee job objectives is one of the most foundational, important and neglected tasks of management. After all, job objectives are the managerial roadmap showing employees where they need to go. If …

Employee Engagement

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

Motivation

50 Books That Transformed My Business and My Life

36 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the …

Self-improvement

"Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your …

Self-improvement

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The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

You'll love these feel-good moves if you wear pumps all day long.<p>There's nothing like a pair of killer heels to make you feel put-together, confident, and sexy as hell. But wearing heels day in and day out can do a number on your feet, ankles, and calves. Here's what we mean: When you wear heels, …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

5 Choices That Will Maximize Your Productivity

Follow these rules and feel more accomplished at the end of every day.<p><i>In</i> The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2014), co-authors Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne explore how effective time management can improve overall productivity levels. In the</i> …

Time Management

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …