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6 Reasons Why Procrastination Can Be Good For You

<b>Active procrastination makes you get more things done</b>.<p>Sure, you might not be getting the thing that you're procrastinating on done. But if you're an</i> …

Four Antidotes to Procrastination

Lately I’ve been procrastinating a bit more than normal, and of course it doesn’t feel great.<p>The truth is, though, that there are a number of good …

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.<p>That book …

How to avoid the federal estate tax when collecting life insurance proceeds

Having enough life and disability insurance should be a key element of your personal financial game plan. With some advance planning, you can collect …

I used a meditation app for 30 days and all I got was one with the universe

I am a leaf on the wind, a zen master, and a techno-guru who inspires calm and balance in all those who gaze upon me. Okay, I’m actually a slow-motion train wreck. But I spent 30 days with the Headspace app, meditating my ass off, in order to fix that.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Meditation

8 Rumors To Ignore If You Actually Want To Retire

As a financial planner who has been around for a while, I’ve overheard plenty of wild claims about retirement and money.<p>If I had a dollar for every person who told me their whole life insurance plan worked like a savings account or that their variable annuity was the best investment available, I …

Retirement

Revocable Trusts: What You Need to Know

Find out the keys to these important estate planning documents.<p>Basic estate planning can help your loved ones avoid financial tragedy if something …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

Mindfulness and Happiness in the Workplace | Inc.com

What's the connection between mindfulness, emotional intelligence and happiness in the workplace? Or is there a connection?<p>Let's start by defining terms.<p>Mindfulness is the state of being aware or conscious of what is happening within and around you. Research indicates that mindfulness is a tool …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

How Much Should You Withdraw From Your Retirement Savings Each Year?

Knowing how much you can safely take from your retirement savings will help keep you solvent as long as you live.<p>Retirement is supposed to be a time …

Should You Get a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage isn't right for everyone and it does have some drawbacks, but for certain people, it can be a solid solution to retirement income …

5 Little Known Advantages Of Starting Your Business With A Business Plan

How many have gone into business without a business plan? And how many would still go into business without taking the time to prepare this all-important piece of the document?<p>The thing is, many regular folks, even ‘veteran businessmen’ undervalue the benefits of having a business plan.<p>Without a …

Small Business

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

Meditation

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Amnesty International Blames Trump, Others for Rights Rollback

PARIS — Amnesty International says President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.<p>It alleged that "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians …

Donald Trump

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

Trump protesters: students, immigrants, anarchists and more

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Donald Trump says the thousands of men and women taking to the streets to protest his election are "professional protesters incited by the media." But who are they really? The answer varies from state to state. The crowds include high school students, immigrants and anarchists.<p>…

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Went Through Marriage Counseling

It's hard enough to make a relationship last, let alone make one last in Hollywood. But Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have managed to stay together for …

12 Healthy Foods You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry

A well-stocked kitchen is a happy kitchen, because it’s one that’s filled with all the ingredients you need to cook the real meals you want to cook. …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

Obama tells police after killings: 'We have your backs' | Reuters

BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has told law enforcement officials that Americans recognize, respect and depend upon the difficult and dangerous work they do, a rallying call of support following the ambush killings of eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.<p>Three police …

Law Enforcement

How to Become More Resilient So Nothing Can Keep You Down

<b>“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear”</b> <b>~Greg Kincaid</b><p>How is it that some people can …

Self-help

The 4 Most Important Things to Say to the People You Love

Forgiveness is a fundamental concept in most religions, but it does not get much attention in modern discussions of manners, morals, ethics or parenting.<p>According to Christine Carter, Kids in the House Sociologist and Happiness Expert, forgiveness is one of the most important factors in long-term, …

Obama interview: 'Maybe I could have done ... a little better'

He had just given an hourlong speech calling for comity in politics, and President Obama craved a few moments with a few friends who remember when he was not a polarizing figure but an effectively bipartisan one – his poker buddies from his eight years here in the Illinois Senate.<p>The three retired …

Democratic National Convention

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement