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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Goal Setting

Learn a Foreign Language FAST With These Easy Tips

Learning a language is a huge accomplishment. Some say it takes patience to master a new language, but is that really true? You can actually establish your skills in no time; it all depends on how you go about it. We've put together some simple tips so that you can start your crash course on the …

Here's how to do free trade right

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

A Meditation Teacher's 3 Tips for Deeper Sleep in Just 7 Minutes | Inc.com

Have you ever had the experience of climbing into bed after a long day and not being able to fall asleep?<p>There have been many occasions where I have felt the anxiety and stress of the day haunting me before I sleep, instead of my being calm and relaxed, and hitting the reset button before the next …

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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against …

Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?

Here are five common types of procrastinator, and the best tactics to help them get unstuck.<p>If your desk gets tidier as your looming deadline gets closer, you’re probably familiar with the effects of procrastination. Putting off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today isn’t just a harmless act—a …

Procrastination

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People | Inc.com

Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These habits can be incorporated into your daily life and if …

Self-improvement

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Geography

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

[Viral Now] 10 Email Management Skills Everyone Should Learn to Be More Productive

For many people these days, email = work. It’s just the sad (or not that sad) truth of the modern world of professionals, entrepreneurs, c...<p>A+ …

3 science-backed ways to combat procrastination

Procrastination has been the bane of our existence for hundreds of years. But although procrastinators are often thought of as having poor time management, research suggests they really have a problem with regulating their emotions.<p>As Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, …

How the Most Successful People Avoid Burnout

How do people thrive in a climate where 65% of us are stressed at work and two-thirds of the workforce feels disengaged?At the recent Well-Being at …

Mindfulness

The One Thing More Important Than Work Experience

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

I Get Paid to Write Dating Profiles—Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

You’ve got your sweatpants on, ordered enough Thai for two but only for one, and there’s a bottle of open booze somewhere in the room — you must be …

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

The 10 best big cities in the US to buy a home instead of rent

In a lot of big cities, buying a home only makes financial sense if you're staying put for a while. In New York City, where the housing market is notoriously competitive, it may not be worth your money to buy a home unless you live there for 18 years.<p>That's according to a recent SmartAsset report, …

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>Every business needs a leader who can cultivate a …

Self-improvement