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10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, …


25 Things to Do to on an Airplane to Boost Your Career Success

While you might be concerned about the loss of productivity due to travel, your business trips can actually serve as a great time to check in on your career and make some progress.<p>In 2016, Americans are expected to go on more than 480 million business trips. That's a lot of time spent away from the …

Work-life Balance

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …


10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …


8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

3 Tips to Find Stress Relief Daily

When many of us are working 9-to-5 jobs and doing other activities on top of that, like taking some classes, doing some extra part-time work, raising kids, or whatever, it's pretty darn easy to get stressed out.<p>But, despite how busy we may be, being able to find stress relief is not something that …


6 Great Ways to Implement Mindfulness in the Workplace

Five months ago, I left the family business to write semi-full-time (with freelancing jobs on the side to help pay the bills).It was a scary shift …


Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …


10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Frugal Living

9 Jim Rohn Quotes That Will Inspire You To Work Harder on Yourself

<b></b>I love Jim Rohn! I can’t seriously tell you how many times I listen to his audiotapes. After meeting with his mentor at the age of 25, Jim Rohn …


The Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Leading a team is every kid’s dream. Who doesn’t want to be the hero that slays the enemy, gets the gold, and ultimately leads their people to …

Project Management

The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They make work for you. Or not. They work for me, although I always need to improve.<p>About six years ago I …


24 Empowering Quotes to Start Your Day Right | Inc.com

The way you start the morning can affect your whole day.<p>Outside of a few rise-and-shine types, most of us don't consider it our favorite part of the day--especially if you stayed up late the night before working, worrying, or wondering.<p>But if you learn how to start your morning right, you can …


42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

The productivity Manifesto


Warren Buffett's 'Two-List' Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful.<p>Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to …


Amazing Online Productivity Resources for Procrastinators

If you’re looking for ways to improve your productivity, there are plenty of educational resources to be found online. The hardest part about finding …

Time Management