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These 9 Easy Hacks Will Keep You Alert and Productive All Afternoon | Inc.com

If you're like most people, the late afternoon is not the most productive moment in your workday. Instead, you find yourself zoning out during meetings, struggling to focus on complex tasks, and maybe discreetly yawning at your desk.<p>Are there things you can do to feel alert, energized, and engaged …

Wellness

My New Old Chair: Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture with Opposing Materials | Colossal

<p>As part of her ongoing series titled <i>My Old New Chair</i>, visual artist Tatiane Freitas repairs broken wood furniture by replacing the missing pieces …

Unique Stool Design Utilizes Offcut Wood Combined With Resin to Eliminate Construction Waste | Colossal

<p>Seeking a way to reduce waste as part of their industrial design practice, South Korean design studio HATTERN conceived of a hybrid resin and wood …

Flux Delta+ : Multi-functional Personal 3D Printer for Designers

Forget about those super expensive 3D printers, <b>FLUX Delta+</b> offers all-in-one 3D printer in reasonable price. Designed and developed for designers by …

Five Signs You're Successful -- Whether You Know It Or Not

For years we clung to an outdated definition of career success.<p>In the old definition of success, successful people were people who had “big” jobs and earned tons of money.<p>You could tell the successful people apart from everybody else by their clothes, their cars, their houses and other material …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Side Hustling 101: How to Pick Just One and Get Paid Premium

<i>If you act like that bee acts, You’re working too hard. — Baloo, The Jungle Book. Side Hustling 101:</i><p>Why do you want to make extra money?<p>You might be …

Entrepreneurship

Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of …

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night | Inc.com

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Mental Health

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe - Real Food

1. Place strawberries and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, and then mash with a potato masher or purée in …

Living Off the Grid by Producing Your Own Energy

Primitive electricity is all about the quick and easy (or not so easy) ways of creating small amounts of energy at home.<p>DIY projects are fun and can …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

Arctic Circle

5 Awesome DIY Projects To Get You Off The Grid

Preparing for a potential SHTF scenario can often seem like a monumental task. But getting reasonably well-prepared doesn’t have to be an enormous …

If We're Going To Change The World, Living Off The Grid Isn't Enough

A new book features three families showing how to resist an establishment that seems bent on ruining the world.<p>When author Mark Sundeen set out to write his latest book, he thought he would be telling a story of Americans living off the grid, eschewing conveniences like electricity and cellphones …

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

Minimalism

Off the Grid Home Ideas - Power Generation Ideas and their Costs - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

Now this is one that many people have dreamed about and probably rumored about 25 years ago: Off The Grid Homes. Are you familiar with such an idea? …

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

This Chart Can Help You Become a Millionaire, No Matter What You Earn

No matter how much you earn.<p>It won’t be easy to get there.<p>But financial blogger Lyn Alden has come up with a really simple chart showing how much you …

6 Top Stocks to Buy in January

With President-elect Trump set to take office in a few short weeks and the Federal Reserve expected to introduce multiple rate hikes that should strengthen the greenback against many foreign currencies, this year promises to be a particularly interesting -- and perhaps challenging -- one from an …

5 things to do in 2017 if you want to get rich, from a man who studies millionaires

As many financial planners will tell you, building wealth is a process made of many small actions that add up over time.<p>So if you want to see your …

Netflix: Q4 and Q1 Look Good, But Is It Enough?

By<p>Jan. 13, 2017 3:17 p.m. ET<p>Shares of <b>Netflix</b> (NFLX) are up $3.55, or 2.7%, at $132.73, as the Street prepares for the company’s Q4 report next …

CVS to Offer 2-Pack EpiPen Alternative For $110 — a Fraction of the $600 Name-Brand Price

CVS is stepping up to help consumers frustrated with the EpiPen’s price hike.<p>The drugstore chain announced Thursday that it reduced the price of an …

The Guaranteed Way to Save More Money This Year

It’s a new year and with it comes a fresh start. If you’re like many you’ve already committed to a financial goal or two you want to accomplish this …

A Week In America On A $100,000+ Salary

Believe it or not, we've reached our 100th Money Diary. We've gone to Copenhagen and celebrated an engagement; pinched pennies with an unemployed …

What You Need to Start Flipping Items for Cash Online

Over the past few months, I've shared my love of flipping by sharing easy items to flip for cash and "flippable" knickknacks that can bring in the …

Six 30-Year-Old Women With Very Different Incomes on How They Spend and Save

Income inequality was one of the hot-button topics during this election, and for good reason: The top 1 percent of families earn more than $383,000 a household and take home 21 percent of all pretax income in this country—compared to 5 percent in 1970. As for the bottom 90 percent (making $140,000 …

Personal Finance