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7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

Motivation

Time-Management Tips from 8 Self-Made Billionaires | Inc.com

When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 entrepreneurs. The book was an easy read; it didn't disappoint.<p>What stood out to me in particular were these …

Time Management

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

The CEO of Microsoft has an 8-hour meeting with his leadership team every month

But that doesn't mean he spares his top execs from long meetings.<p>In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Nadella said they convene one Friday a month for a whopping eight hours. The other three weeks, they meet for four hours.<p>"The senior leadership team of any company [has] got to stay …

Leadership

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid | Inc.com

In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective leaders. Below are seven characteristics that poor leaders often …

Employment

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

10 ways monopoly airlines are actively trying to make your life miserable

Consumer reports indicate customer satisfaction is at an all-time low. It’s all part of a calculated strategy<p>If you’ve ever seen those pictures of flight from the air industry’s “Golden Age” – roughly the 1950s to the 1970s – you know how hard it is to reconcile those images of spacious cabins, …

Flying

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

Today, you can learn practically anything online — from mathematics, coding, speaking new languages, and almost anything else you can think of.<p>Dozens …

Facebook is making more and more money from you. Should you be paid for it?

Figures show a 20% increase in the amount of advertising revenue generated by the average Facebook user. Is it time you were remunerated?<p>If you’ve been using Facebook recently, it may be time to ask for a raise. According to new figures from market-research website eMarketer, you’ve made the …

Digital Advertising

Everything we know about the Chinese president's childhood is terrifying

Xi, who took power in 2013, is known for being an incredibly private man of few words. What little we do know about him and how he grew up, though, is terrifying stuff.<p>The New York Times painted a harrowing picture of those days in a profile of Xi's teen years.<p>Xi's father was a high-ranking …

China

How to Set Goals and Meet Them: 8 Steps for Success

Are you having a hard time achieving your goals? It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you’re wrapped up in the busy day-to-day of …

Should schools hold back students?

When eight-year-old Sophie Skogster fell behind her Canadian classmates, her parents, try as they might, could not convince school administrators to "fail" their daughter.<p>In 2009, the Skogster family moved to Finland, home to one of the highest-ranked education systems in the world. There, Sophie …

New Westminster

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. New data suggests Google's Amazon nightmare could get even worse.</b> A lot of people are increasingly going straight to Amazon to search for products, bypassing Google's search ads, according to data from Morgan Stanley.<p><b>2. A new feature in Apple's latest iPhone update is causing big trouble for</b> …

New Balance

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know Babies Can Do Before They Turn 12 Months Old

She drools, speaks in gibberish, can't feed herself and takes constant naps. If you watch how your baby spends her days, you might think that she doesn't have the cognitive, social or emotional wherewithal to understand much about the world around her and the people in it.<p>But if you look the right …

Parenting

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

Productivity Tips from Four Digital Marketing Experts

I see quite a lot of posts here about productivity and how marketing people can better manage their time. I really wanted to write on this topic, as …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A major women's clothing brand stopped using models.</b> The Limited's latest campaign features sixty women in leadership roles including motivational speaker, life coach, and author Gabrielle Bernstein.<p><b>2. Apple wants us to know that everything has changed with its first iPhone 6S ad.</b> It mainly …

Advertising

6 things every small business owner should invest in

If you're trying to grow a healthy small business, there are some investments that are worth every penny in the long run.<p>Here are six things worth the investment for small business owners:<p>Setting up social media accounts and a basic website can be cheap — if not completely free — but unless you're …

Small Business

Organize Your Pantry to Get the Most out of Your Kitchen

There's nothing that kills your motivation to cook up a healthy meal like a disorganized pantry.<p>Struggling to find ingredients, digging up near empty …

17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time | Inc.com

If you're serious about starting your own business and you have a full-time job that you can't walk away from, it's possible to get there from here. Follow these 17 steps to begin creating and successfully growing your business without leaving (or shortchanging) the job that pays your …

Small Business

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

Small Business

How to conduct yourself as a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>As an extrovert, Karl has to learn to put on his "game face" …

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational.For a long time, …

Critical Thinking

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

Pedagogy

How to Manage a Hard Worker Who's Dropping Balls | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p>I manage a woman who is a very hard worker. She goes the extra mile, …

Time Management