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Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Self-improvement

The very best thing to do in every state

The United States is known for its diverse landscapes, bustling cities, and charming small towns. Throughout the 50 states, attractions of all kinds — from national parks to sports arenas — attract tourists in droves year after year.<p>We turned to TripAdvisor, a popular resource for travelers trying …

National Parks

Maybe it’s just the right time to upgrade your RAM.

Is your Mac slowing down? Do you spend more and more time waiting for applications to do what you want? If so, there is a very good chance that you …

MacBook Pro

The Best Food Instagram Accounts

Everything in moderation, you know?<p>When we set out to find the best Instagram accounts for healthy eating, we first had to answer the question, “What does it mean to ‘eat healthy’?”<p>It’s a fair question that even our government is trying to tackle. And almost everyone has an opinion. It’s high-fat, …

Healthy Eating

7 Surprising, Science-Backed Signs Of High Intelligence, From Being Lazy To Using Profanity

Intelligence is notoriously hard to measure, which is why school performance isn’t always a true indication of an individual's IQ. For example, we …

When to Clean Parts of Your Home

Look around your home. Perhaps it’s not the cleanest on the block, but you wouldn’t call it squalor, right? Still, there are times when your home …

Feeling Sluggish? These Are the Best Juicing Recipes for Energy

Trying to boost your energy without the caffeine? The key to upping energy levels through food lies in a diet with plenty of B vitamins. B6, B9, …

NYC fish markets to reel in your fishy cravings

We've reeled in some of New York's best places to buy fresh fish -- just in time for the meatless Fridays of Lent.<p>While buying and cooking fresh fish …

Seriously: Doing This Will Reduce Your Anxiety Overnight

According to clinical psychologist Erika Martinez, Psy.D, "Anxiety is rooted in fear of losing control." What better way to become aware of and …

Yoga

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

This Is How You Train Your Brain to Get What You Really Want | Inc.com

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking</i>, and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

Self-improvement

Croissant Bread Pudding Is the Ultimate Brunch Win

If you're hosting brunch this weekend, promise me you'll stop at your local bakery and pick up some croissants today. Leave them out to get a little …

Ten Powerful Psychological Hacks to become More Social

Simple: We are SOCIAL Creatures! Even if we Don't feel it Naturally we can all Learn to Become Super Sociable with These ten Powerful Psychological …

Hacking

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

How to Plan an Off-Road Adventure in Your 4x4

Earlier this year, we described overlanding as being like backpacking, but with a vehicle, and we showed you how to build a capable, reliable trail rig for just $10,000. Now, let’s look at what you do with that 4x4. Where should you take it? What do you need to take with you? What happens if …

Camping

You have until Election Day to watch the stunning climate change documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio for free

Leonard DiCaprio hosted a National Geographic documentary about climate change, and it's free to watch until midnight on Tuesday, November 8.<p>Mixing together the science of our damaged planet and the guy who fought the bear in the movie "The Revenant" seems like a bit of an odd choice.<p>But the …

Climate

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> "What I like best is that these eggs can be used in a thousand different ways: They are perfect on their own as a snack, or on an English muffin (eggs Benny setup), in pasta, or cut up and mixed into a salad," Christina Tosi says. You can vary the marinade as you like—add sake, …

Eggs

4 Reasons Why I Still Wake Up at 4:22 A.M. | Inc.com

I love waking up when it's still dark out. I feel the most productive when I can get several things done before most of the world is even awake. Eighteen months ago, I wrote a post about why I do that, called "Why I Wake Up at 4:22 A.M.," and the response I received from readers all over the world …

Time Management

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

10 Things About Love Only Introverts Would Understand

Do you consider yourself an introvert?<p>Or maybe you are in a relationship with someone you consider an introvert?<p>If you are an introvert it’s easy to …

Relationships

An etiquette expert reveals 7 conversation starters for your next work event

I have the hardest job in the world when it comes to networking. I'm an etiquette expert. When people learn what I do, they are either intrigued, and ask me all kinds of etiquette questions, or they avoid me like the plague because they think I'm going to criticize them.<p>But, regardless of my …

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

9 habits to make you sound smart

There are four kinds of speakers in the business world:<p>The <i>incoherent</i>, who meander, use tons of jargon, and talk of things interesting mostly to themselves.<br>• The <i>coherent</i>, who can verbally communicate facts and opinions but seldom say anything memorable.<br>• The <i>articulate</i>, who speak succinctly and clearly …

11 Brilliant Sex Tips From Yoga Instructors

Go with the ~*~flow~*~ to have more fun in bed.<p>Like cheerleaders and gymnasts, yoga instructors often have to field the innuendo-laced question, "How flexible are you?" Yes, they're usually pretty flexible. But — because you know this is what the asker was implying — that's not the only reason …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Self-improvement

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …