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The 3 requirements for huge success (according to science and billionaires)

According to the “Expectancy Theory of Motivation,” three things must occur for a person to be deeply and fully motivated toward their goals.<p>If you …

Albert Einstein

In Just 10 Words, This Former CEO of a Billion-Dollar Company Explains the Purpose of Life

There are many great mysteries in life. Why do some people develop mental illnesses within a family, while others don't? How did those massive statues get onto Easter Island, and why were they put there? Why do you press harder on the remote when you <i>know</i> the batteries are dead?<p>In all seriousness, …

Ford Motor Company

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

10 small habits that have a huge return on life

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits.<p>To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been …

6 Wealth Building Alternatives Without Buying Stocks

If you’re taking the time to read this blog post, it’s probably safe to say you’re interested in building wealth. And, why wouldn’t you be? Earning money won’t solve every problem in your life, but having a certain level of wealth does make it easier to take care of your family, breath easier, and …

Real Estate

10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond …

Success

5 Hard-to Swallow Truths if You Really Want to Live Your Best Life | Inc.com

Coasting is so easy to do, which is why the vast majority of human beings lead mediocre lives. Living a satisfying, fulfilling, and inspiring life, however, won't happen without work on your part. If that's what you want, it may mean shifting your perspective on a few key matters. Here are several …

Self-help

The art of impermanence: The waves will come, just ride them better

Our thoughts are like waves in the ocean. They keep coming. Sometimes, it feels like the waves are bigger and we’re fighting for air. Fortunately, it …

Mindfulness

10 Super Easy Habits That Will Immediately Improve Your Professional Life

Speaking to dozens of job seekers every day for the past two decades, I have noticed that a vast number of people are not terribly happy with their work. There are different degrees of unhappiness, ranging from basic disappointment to downright depression. Sometimes, they feel a new job will imbue …

Employment

This is the power of letting yourself suck at things

There is a real power in letting yourself suck. Think about those words. It’s hard in this society that worships and promotes fake perfectionism but …

Energized

How I found peacefulness

Solitude and creativity have been in my arsenal for some time now. They’re the best way to confront the inhumanity and sorrow one witnesses in law …

Income Tax

Jeremy Grantham has predicted every modern financial bubble — here's where he says you should be putting your money

Don't sweat the small stuff. Stay focused on the big picture.<p>These are two commonly espoused pearls of wisdom that are frequently heard and then promptly ignored by investors.<p>That's because nobody wants to miss out on whatever market fad is most profitable at a given time. And no one is more …

Emerging Markets

This breathing technique will get you to sleep in just one minute

A simple breathing technique that takes seconds to complete could help you fall asleep in just one minute.<p>The 4-7-8 trick works by switching off the …

Sleep

Life's purpose rests in our mind's spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

What is the purpose of life? Whatever you may think is the answer, you might, from time to time at least, find your own definition unsatisfactory. …

Philosophy

Want Your Children Better Prepared For the Real World? Modify Their Classwork Like This Iowa School Did | Inc.com

All parents like to read about how to help children become high-achievers or how to maximize the productivity of the school week. But a group of 65 parents in Iowa took reading and learning to another level on behalf of their school districts' students, and did so with great leadership and …

Iowa

How to raise happy kids – 10 steps backed by science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.</b><p>… <b>the well-being of</b> …

Kids

Learn to be resilient after you have been fired

Don’t let your inner critic take over and berate you for getting laid-off. Photo: iStock<p>Being laid off is one of the most difficult experiences that …

Self-help

Set habits, not goals

I’m doing something different and sharing 10 simple lessons with you on how to get the life you want. Think of this as a free, crash course on …

Motivation

How Long Does It Take For The Brain To Recover From Drinking? Science Says Longer Than We Think

Alcohol takes a rapid toll on the brain, as most of us know, and caution is well warranted about what we choose to do while under its influence. What isn’t so well known is the hit our brains take much later, after the booze has left the system.<p>The latest research on the topic was a meta-analysis …

Tom Brady's Opinion on Kneeling for the Anthem Is Pure Emotional Intelligence. You Can Learn From It

Love him or hate him, the football legend gave a legendary response to a tough question.<p>I keep wanting to not like Tom Brady, for the usual "one man shouldn't have it all" reasons. He's won too much, he has too much money, he's married to a supermodel, he's impossibly good-looking. He might have …

Emotional Intelligence

12 People Reveal What Makes Someone Good In Bed, So You’ll Never Have To Wonder Again

From an objective perspective, it's important to acknowledge that what makes someone good in bed isn't the same across the board. Pleasure is …

Relationships

Here are 16 tips to help you be better at ‘adulting’

<b>What are some of your top tips for adulting well?</b><p>I’m 30 now and I’d say that I’ve been “Adulting Well” for about 7 years.<p>As a result, I own a …

Self-improvement

If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why

We all do it, and it’s probably doing damage to our friendships.<p>What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.<p>That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed …

Relationships

A Google recruiter shares the winning 3-part formula for resumes that get noticed

Google is a highly sought-after employer, fielding more than 50,000 applicants a week. Yet just a sliver of those applicants actually get hired, …

Bad sleep increases feelings of loneliness - and it may be contagious

Research presented last year suggested the world was entering a possible "loneliness epidemic." The negative health effects of loneliness and social …

100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Intellectual Property

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …