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Two diet drinks a day could double the risk of diabetes, study finds

Two fizzy drinks a day could double the risk of diabetes - even if they are diet versions - a Swedish study has found.<p>Research by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults found that those who consumed at least two 200ml servings of soft drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from a form of …

Diabetes

Is 'Lifestyle Inflation' Making You Broke?

The tendency to spend more as you earn more can short change your long-term goals.<p>In theory, when your paycheck gets bigger, so should your ability …

Personal Finance

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers who are deemed overweight will be screened for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, a condition that could cause them fatigue on the job, endangering the lives of air passengers, a new FAA order says.<p>In a recent memo, the Federal Aviation Administration's chief …

Heart experts debate who should take statins

Two professors say a flawed formula may overestimate people's risk of heart disease.<p>People who are wondering whether they should take cholesterol-lowering medications may be scratching their heads today, more confused than ever.<p>Last week the American Heart Association and the American College of …

Diabetes Kills One Person Every Six Seconds, Estimates Show

Diabetes kills one person every six seconds and afflicts 382 million people worldwide, according to the International Diabetes Federation, which has …

Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ or ZIP Code -- Paves the Path to Success

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>The question of how one achieves academic "success" has been explored and debated for years, but only recently have we acknowledged the role of "effort" in the equation.<p>Call it resilience, perseverance or "grit" -- as Angela Lee Duckworth did …

Break the Habit & Cut the Safety Net

I read an article a while back that did a psychological profiled middle income Americans and wealthy Americans. The goal of the study was to find out …

What You Can Do Today to Make Tomorrow More Productive

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's in your nature to think bigger and as an entrepreneur you're designed to want to make more. But to experience the success you want to achieve, you must use your time, energy and focus wisely.<p>With 96 blocks of 15 minutes in …

Time Management

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Broaching difficult conversations with your staff can be, well, difficult. That said, as our experts have explained, some basic rules do apply: Never raise your voice. Keep potentially embarrassing conversations private. Stay …

Self-help

Seth's Blog

Tantrums are frightening. Whether it's an employee, a customer or a dog out of control, tantrum behavior is so visceral, self-defeating and …

Why Monk Mode Is The Secret To Insane Productivity

If you have a gigantic project and a ton of people wanting your time, how do you satisfy both? By slipping into monk mode.<p>The most productive people structure solitude into their working lives: Marie Curie experimenting deep into Parisian nights, Friedrich Nietzsche tramping around Alpine lakes, …

10 Questions to Ask When Measuring Your Social Media ROI

6 min read<p>What good are likes and retweets over social media if they don't add to your company's bottom line?<p>If you think tracking your company's social media return on investment (ROI) is a waste of time, think again. When tracked and tweaked properly, social media can give your startup the …

Social Media

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …

Social Media

The Surprising Thing Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

It'll destroy your diet and your waistline. Here's the simple way to avoid it<p>Willpower alone won't save your diet. Deadlines at work or stress at home makes it difficult to avoid even the smallest temptation, according to Dartmouth researchers.<p>In the study, 31 chronic dieters watched a movie clip, …

Never Forget a Face Again!

Three simple ways to remember everyone you meet<p>You're not a bad friend, you're just confused. If you've recently seen a lot of unfamiliar faces—in an airport, for example—you’re less likely to recognize someone you <i>do</i> know, finds a new study from the U.K.<p>As always, you can blame your brain for the …

Your Best Habit's Worst Enemy

A little positive feedback goes a long way—toward derailing your healthy lifestyle<p>Call it the atta-boy paradox: When people applaud your good behavior, you’re more likely to abandon it, shows a new study from New York University.<p>Compared to those offered no feedback on their shopping choices, …

How to be a 401(k) millionaire

You don't have to make millions to become a 401(k) millionaire.<p>Fidelity Investments analyzed the savings habits of roughly 1,100 401(k) investors who earned less than $150,000 a year and had accumulated more than $1 million in 401(k) savings to determine how they reached the million-dollar …

New reports shows 70% of those born poor stay poor - Economy

It's nice to think one can easily go from being dirt poor to filthy rich, but it doesn't usually work that way.<p>Of people born into lower income households, few will ever make it into the middle class, according to a recent study from Pew Charitable Trust. Only a tiny percentage rise into the …

Keystone's hit to the environment

Will the Keystone pipeline ever get built?<p>President Obama has made clear that his approval or rejection of the pipeline's expansion will depend on its impact on climate change.<p>Up until now, Obama's State Department has said the pipeline won't be that bad. It's true that the oil the pipeline is set …

Five Things To Pay For Before You Retire

The last thing you want to do is retire and about five years in, need to replace your vehicle, your hot water heater and your roof all at the same time. Here's a checklist of things to pay for now--before you retire.

An Inheritance That Could Foul Financial Aid

So often with estate planning, the legal issue is less complicated than the family dynamics at play. That’s certainly true with a question I received recently from a reader in Shelton, CT. Robin (she asked me not to use her last name because she lives in a small town) sent an email with the …

Avoiding Life Insurance Missteps

Life insurance can be a very powerful financial tool when used properly. For the wealthy, from paying estate taxes to addressing business obligations, it often plays a very important role. What’s evident is that there are a number of ways the wealthy are making serious missteps when it comes to …

Can Hedge Fund Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Save America's Public Education System?

If the folkloric character of Robin Hood actually existed, he’d be hard-pressed to find any place better to ply his trade than Greenwich, Conn., perhaps the wealthiest town in the world. It happens to be the home of the Tudor Investment Corp., a $13 billion hedge fund run by the energetic …

4 Failed Marketing Buzzwords That You Really Shouldn't Use

Ask any marketer what she does and you’ll get a different answer. That’s because marketing is a hard discipline to define. We don’t cure people like doctors or build things like architects or even blow up the economy like those slick Wall Street guys.<p>The truth is what marketers do most of the time …

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

Cubicles with low walls, open collaboration areas, desks and computers assigned as you show up for work. If you need to hold a private meeting or make a personal phone call, you reserve a conference room in advance. This is what the offices of some companies are like today—and what most companies …

The 50 Philanthropists Who Have Given Away The Most Money

When Centre College in Kentucky declared in July that it had received a $250 million donation from its former trustee chair, Houston entrepreneur Robert Brockman, via a trust created by his father, it garnered national headlines. As one of the largest-ever gifts to higher education, it would almost …

'So consequential an act': 50 years later, JFK conspiracy theories endure

The mob did it. Or the CIA. Or Fidel Castro. Or Lyndon Johnson. Or the Soviets.<p>Half a century has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century and the most abundant wellspring for conspiracy theorists in the history of the United …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

'It's all gone': Midwest communities weigh costs of deadly tornadoes

Stunned residents across the Midwest picked through the wreckage of what used to be their homes on Monday after a fierce storm system swept across six states, spawned nearly 60 reported tornadoes and killed at least eight people.<p>From the air, large areas of the devastated city of Washington, Ill., …