William Block

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A Simple Trick for Eliminating 'Filler Words' Like 'Like' From Your Vocabulary

When speaking, the average person uses about five filler words—such as <i>um</i> and <i>uh</i>—per minute, Noah Zandan, CEO and co-founder of science firm Quantified …

Lips

'Tricky People' Is A Better Approach Than 'Stranger Danger,' And Here's Why

We all grew up hearing about “stranger danger.” When we were finally allowed to ride our bikes to the corner store, or walk home from school, our …

Parenting

Want People to See the Real You? Here Are 5 Simple Ways to Be More Authentic

Ultimately, stripping away what's fake only is going to help.<p>The minute others get the impression you're playing a part, the trust you desperately need for a solid team or customer relationship dissolves, taking any chance of sales or career advancement with it. That's precisely why the idea of …

Self-improvement

Good Writing is Not Written, It’s Assembled

2 Powerful Writing Lessons from Ryan Holiday and Derek HalpernProlific writer Stephen King once said,“If you want to be a writer, you must do two …

Writing

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

3 Tips to Elevate Your Running, From Elite Brooks Coach Danny Mackey

Step 1: It’s all about the ride<p>Danny Mackey knows fast.<p>It’s his job. As the head coach of the Brooks Beasts, one of America’s most dominant middle-distance track teams, he molds athletes for speed. Mackey is also the former coach of 800-meter Olympian Nick Symmonds, and currently coaches World …

Running

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

Batteries

Chang and Eng

• <b>Author:</b> Darin Strauss<p><b>This stunning novel combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history’s most famous conjoined twins.</b><p>Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and Eng Bunker were international celebrities before the age of twenty. Touring the …

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

The Guide to Every Wedding Dress Code (That Actually Matters)

Print this out and hang it on your fridge.<p>Wedding dress codes seem like a good idea. That is, until you're a guest for a "desert chic" wedding and have no clue what you're actually supposed to wear. That's why we're putting an end to the confusion, once and for all. We rounded up the most common …

Men's Fashion

The Ultimate Arms Workout Plan

To make major changes to how you look with your shirt off, you need to take your training to a higher level. While there’s no substitute for hard …

Workouts

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

Harvard Study Reveals One Word Is the Secret to Being Likable and Emotionally Intelligent

Some things are so simple that we just can't help complicating them. Here's one area where you absolutely need to keep it simple.<p>As I've grown older and more experienced, the greatest of all lessons learned is how simple most things in life really are; and yet, how we try our darnedest to …

Relationships

The Lost Art of Fartlek

Greg McMillan's kinder, gentler transition to early summer speed work<p>In 2004, I helped a very talented runner build a solid aerobic base for the U.S. Olympic trials marathon, only to fail her during the race preparation phase of her training. I didn't take into account her drive and tenacity, and …

Marathons

If you’re not changing as a person then you’re not intelligent (according to Einstein)

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there …

Motivation

How to Build Bigger Arms After 40

Are your elbows aching from heavy curls and pushdowns? Pump up your arms with four exercises that are easier on the joints.<p>There’s almost nothing older lifters like to laugh at more than when younger bucks in the gym overload a barbell and spend an entire workout straining through endless sets of …

Health

A Single Grammar Mistake Makes You Instantly Lose All Credibility. Here Are 10 to Avoid

When it comes to landing new business or a job, it's cool to be a grammar nerd.<p>President Trump earlier this week blamed poor grammar for comments that had him siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies. Would. Would not. Big difference. Who knew? Um, everyone.<p>Politics aside, just one little …

Smart Casual Is Officially Dead – This Is How To Wear The Dress Code In 2018

Of all the questions to keep us up into the early hours of the night, it's the eternal quandary of just what the hell 'smart casual' means. And to be …

Men's Fashion

Special Forces Commandos Train Like This To Get Insane Strength & Stamina

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

Special Forces

Major TV Shootout Results: OLED And QLED Both Score Key Wins

On Sunday, internationally respected UK AV website HDTVTest held its annual TV shootout, pitting four current flagship TVs against each other before an audience of AV fans. And it’s fair to say that the results, as voted for by that AV fan audience, make for fascinating reading.<br>The shootout was …

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

Focus on Your Run—Not Your Shirt—in Saucony’s HydraLite Short Sleeve

For this runner-writer, the true test of a running shirt is if you can forget you’re even wearing it.<p>Price: $32<br>The Right Shirt For: Staying cool and comfy your entire long run<p>Your running shirt can be a burden. It can cause chafing, becoming heavy when drenched in sweat, and overheat you when the …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Six Books that Will Change the Way You Think

Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have selected the six Spring Finalist books for the Next Big Idea Club.<p>The votes are in! …

Black Lives Matter

If You're Criticizing Elon Musk for Trying to Save Kids With a Mini Submarine, It's Time to Take a Long, Hard Look at Your Life

You don't have to like Elon Musk. But jumping all over him for trying this is just crazy.<p>This is about Elon Musk and his mini submarine in Thailand.<p>He's taking a lot of flak and ridicule now for his team's somewhat ostentatious effort to build and personally deliver it to the scene of the Tham …

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Mark Twain

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …