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10 Safest Airlines In The World

With 21 fatal accidents and 986 fatalities, 2014 was one of deadliest years in aviation history.<p>That said, flying is still one of the safest forms of transportation in the world. According to Australian consumer aviation website AirlineRatings.com, the airline industry transported 3.3 billion …

Air New Zealand

5 Ways to Up Your Salad Game

News flash: Salad does not have to be boring. Just skip the mesclun and try one of these five recipes to liven up lunch or dinner.<p><b>Thai Veggie Salad</b><p>This Thai-inspired dish swaps greens for crunchy veggies--and is topped with a spicy peanut dressing.<p><b>Fish Taco Salad</b><p>Sautéed tilapia fillets atop a bed …

Cooking

Add an avocado, lower your cholesterol

Just an avocado a day can significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study shows.<p>Avocados are rich in so-called healthy fats and other nutrients and the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows the creamy fruit can work within …

Holistic Medicine

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Apps

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nutrition

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

5 Simple Steps To Never Feel Overwhelmed Again | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re pursuing change, feeling overwhelmed is practically a guarantee. It’s damned near impossible to avoid running into a mental road block …

Motivation

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

Motivation

Brené Brown: How to Live with Uncertainty

I'm currently trying to make some changes in my career—and travel a lot less—so I can spend more time with my family and explore new creative …

Positive Thinking

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

How A Wandering Brain Can Help People Cope With Pain

When some people are in pain, the experience is so intense that they can't think of anything else. But others can turn their minds elsewhere and feel better.<p>Why? The difference may be due in part to brain wiring, researchers say, and knowing more about how it works may someday make it easier to …

Learning to Say No: 4 Questions for the Busy and Overwhelmed

<b>“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A couple of years ago my friends and I …

Workplace Depression Tied To How Boss Treats You: Study

Are you unhappy or even depressed at work? It may be partly your boss' fault.<p>That's the conclusion of a Danish study investigating factors that may contribute to workplace depression. The results of the study were published in three articles in 2012 and 2013, but have just recently garnered media …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

There’s a Gift in Every Problem: Finding the Good in the Bad

<b>“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach</b><p>I bought the magazine because it had pizza on the cover and the headline read: “Yes, …

Diabetes

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. For example, people who frequently use personal pronouns like "I" and "me" in small group interactions may be more viewed as more insecure than people who use more inclusive pronouns …

Public Speaking

Your Friday Dose of Cute: Michelle Obama With Elmo and Rosita From 'Sesame Street'

Photo: Getty Images<p>This is the best thing we've stumbled upon all day. During a press conference at The White House to promote healthy eating and exercise last Wednesday, Michelle Obama invited surprise guests Elmo (who wore a tie for the occasion) and Rosita from <i>Sesame Street</i>. Adorableness ensued. …

Beautifully Detailed Street Art by Traveling Chinese Artist DALeast

Chinese-born street artist DALeast, whose work is recognizable for its unique style anywhere he paints, has left a trail of stunning 3D graffiti …

GameChangers: The World's Top Purpose-Driven Organizations

<i>In the lead up to the 2013 Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum is featuring the ideas and innovations of several speakers and delegates, all of whom are writing on entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social issues.</i> …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

First Runner With Down Syndrome Completes NY Marathon, Redefines Word 'Champion'

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>It took him a little over eight hours to complete the New York City Marathon, but Jimmy Jenson is nothing short of a champion.<p>When Jenson, 48, crossed the finish line in Manhattan on Sunday, he became the first person with …

Eye-Catching Mural of Audrey Hepburn in NYC's Little Italy

Brooklyn-based Tristan Eaton recently created this eye-catching mural, entitled <i>Audrey Hepburn</i>, along the streets of Little Italy in New York City. The American artist and toymaker was just one of the many talented people to participate in the L.I.S.A. (Little Italy Street Art) Project, an …

Streetwear

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

Why Companies are Terrible at Selecting, Retaining and Motivating Their Talent

Recently, I was chatting with someone from a very successful Internet-based company about the “war for talent” he was currently engaged in.<p>He said: “<i>God, it’s amazing what’s going on right now! We’re constantly developing our people and our competitors will swoop in and poach them. We’re growing so</i> …

Ten Biggest Mistakes Bosses Make In Performance Reviews

In the world of organizational life, there’s no single discussion that causes so much fear and dread on the boss’s side and so much anger and resentment on the direct report’s side than the performance review.<p>I had drinks last week with a senior guy who works for a global financial institution, who …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

Chamber of Commerce

Recalculating: You Don't Have to Believe Your Thoughts

<i>This post is excerpted from Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits and followed by an exclusive blog post from the author below</i><p>Once I was driving down a road on the outskirts of town when I noticed that two unfamiliar horses had gotten out of their pastures near …

Mindfulness