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How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Think about something you’re having a hard time getting started on, something important to you.<p>Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know you need to have with someone that you haven’t had. …

Hot Springs

How To Pronounce L'Occitane, Oribe, Shiseido And More Beauty Brand Names

Master beauty speak with our phonetic guide to commonly mispronounced brand names.<p>From the brand names that are intended to start conversations (way to go, Ouai), to the ones that require A level French execution (Biologique Recherche, we're looking at you), many popular products can catch out even …

30-Minute Kettlebell Tabata Workout

1. Deadlift<p>Alternate 20 seconds of high intensity and 10 seconds of rest; 4 minutes total 1 of 10<p>1. Begin in an athletic stance with your knees …

Workouts

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

If Today Is Arm Day, Here Are 59 of the Most Effective Moves You Can Do

Add these moves to your strength training routine to sculpt and strengthen your arms and upper back. Some involve dumbbells and some use just your own bodyweight, but they all target and tone your upper body. As a bonus, a bunch of these moves also work your lower body and core at the same time! …

Workouts

If You Want to Get a Stronger Core, Do This Kettlebell Workout ASAP

Doing the same thing at the gym day-in and day-out can certainly get mundane. One easy way to mix things up in your fitness routine? Reaching for a kettlebell. Sure, they may look a little odd, but the bell-shaped fitness tool can help scorch calories and tone all over. One University of …

Workouts

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

These Are the Best Arm-Day Exercises to Get Completely Ripped

From dumbbell to bodyweight, these effective arm-sculpting moves are about to make you stronger and completely change the shape of your upper body. The next time arm day rolls around, include these moves and you'll build and sculpt your muscles — you're sure to notice a difference in the …

Workouts

30 Of The Highest-Reviewed Beauty Products That Obsessed Fans Use Every Day

We all know someone who is die-hard dedicated to certain beauty products — I know that sure I have my fair share of regulars in the medicine cabinet. …

Buh-Bye, Extra Pounds — This Is the Ultimate Workout For Weight Loss

To get the best results, you need to use the best exercises. We've got your top eight weight-loss moves, which you can add to your current workouts or put together for a full-fledged workout. Each exercise is a compound and dynamic movement so you have no doubt you're going to maximize the amount …

10 K-Beauty Products That'll Make Any Skeptic A Believer

Skin Care

10 Ways to Connect With Absolutely Anyone You Meet

Meeting people and winning their trust is essential to business success and life success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are innately social creatures, hardwired to seek each other out and profoundly shaped by our relationships and alliances.<p>Our ability to empathize, …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

6 Ways To Stop Stressing About Things You Can't Control

There’s a brutal truth about life that some people refuse to accept—you have no control over many of the things that happen to you.<p>People who resist this truth fall into two categories—control freaks or worry warts. Control freaks believe if they can gain enough control over others, and the …

Self-help

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions of learners around the world through the event's wildly popular online videos.<p>But those …

War

Do You Have Executive Presence? 10 Factors That Recruiters Assess

At a recent workshop I led on interviewing for executives, one participant asked about what “executive presence” actually means. Is there a checklist of factors that recruiters use to evaluate this? Does it mean the ability to use humor or wit – i.e., do you need to be particularly clever during …

Employment

A career coach explains how to ace your first 3 months at a new job

According to the Future Workplace "Multiple Generations @ Work" survey, 91% of millennials plan to stay in a job for less than three years. Tally that up, and you could potentially hold 15 to 20 different positions over the course of your working adult life.<p>So changing jobs and transitioning to new …

17 skills everyone should learn in their 20s

You might not be in school anymore, but you still have plenty to learn before you're a fully functioning adult.<p>Meaning now, you're on your own.<p>To help you navigate this tricky decade, we reviewed several Quora threads on helpful skills and ways to spend time in your 20s and highlighted the most …

Self-improvement

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

Workouts

10 Total-Body Combo Moves That'll Blast Fat and Cut Your Gym Time in Half

Max out your workout.<p>Looking for the secret sauce that will make your workouts shorter and more effective? “Combination exercises give you more bang for your workout buck—working double the muscle groups than you normally would doing the isolated exercises on their own,” says <i>Women’s Health</i> fitness …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

These 5 Power Words Can Land You Your Dream Job

Job interviews aren't about your opinion of your own character; they're about whether you can get the job done.<p>When my editor suggested I write a column about powerful words for job interviews, I started by researching what other people had written about the subject.<p>To my surprise, most articles …

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change.<p>The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to …

Weight Loss

Overwhelmed and Overworked: Priyanka Chopra Struggles to Find Herself

<i>Priyanka Chopra can't easily be summed up in a sentence. The former Miss World (she won the title in 2000) is a Bollywood star, recording artist, model (in December 2013 she became the first Indian GUESS girl), humanitarian (she's a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), and activist (she promotes the</i> …