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7 Things Mindful People Do Differently and How To Get Started

We’ve all heard a lot about “mindfulness” and its potential benefits. But what is it really? And how do you practice it?<p>This infographic from Mindful …

Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang noticed that he got more done on sabbatical than at work. His latest book is about the benefits of rest and shorter working days<p>Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a consultant in Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He writes about technology and its cultural …

Productivity

How Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

The Christmas holidays brought me an unusual gift this year.<p>Insomnia.<p>I shouldn't be surprised, really. No schools meant a later bedtime routine for …

Meditation

25 Profound Mindfulness Meditation Quotes That Will Help You Find the Real You

If you’ve read anything about mindfulness or Buddhism, you’ve probably at one point given meditation a go. And if you’re like most people, you found …

This Is the Most Powerful Motivational Trick We’ve Ever Heard | Men's Health

“That was great, thank you,” said a woman in the first row. Like most of the folks in the room, she was an incoming student, and pain-in-the-ass smart. “As I’m sure you know, we’re all going to die. What’s the point of putting in all the effort to be ‘well?’”<p>I stood there waiting for a someone to …

Here's How to Get Rid of Your Unnecessary Stress

Life is stressful: You’ve got bills to pay, loved ones to care for (of the two-legged and four-legged variety), a home to maintain, plus possibly a …

Self-help

How to Stop Worrying About Everything

This article originally appeared on Health<p><b>Q: How can I stop worrying about everything?</b><p>Sorry to sound like a downer, but you can't completely stop …

New York City

Want To Improve Your Memory? Take A Deep Breath.

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Does this sound like your yoga or meditation class? There's a reason. In addition to …

Northwestern University

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Motivation

Follow This 4-Step Routine Every Friday

Don't make the mistake of treating Friday like any other workday.<p>Having a specific and intentional routine on Friday will set you up for a relaxing weekend and a successful following week.<p>Follow this 4-step process every Friday to maximize your productivity and peace of mind:<p><b>1. Block off your</b> …

Time Management

9 Ways to Kick Off the New Year With a Bang

There is nothing magical about the New Year, except if we decide to make it so.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s always kind of a letdown when the holidays end. The decorations come down, the parties and the gift giving come to an end, and there’s no more fruitcake. …

Productivity

5 Must-Have Apps for Students Struggling with Productivity

These days people are often saying that it’s never been easier to be a student and finish a college degree with flying colors. In the age of internet …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation

10 Smart apps to help manage your hectic life

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+12<p>Shares 22<p>Smartphones have transformed the role of communication devices in our lives. High-end processors and 4G technology of …

25 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

10 amazing games you may have missed this year

2016 was a great year for big games. There were fantastic sequels like <i>Uncharted 4</i> and <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, long-awaited adventures like <i>The Witness</i> and <i>The Last Guardian</i>, along with fantastic indie gems like <i>Firewatch</i> and <i>Inside</i>. But amidst all of the big names, the year was also filled with many smaller, …

Gaming

The 5 best fiction books of 2016

<b>1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Doubleday, $27)<p>This year's National Book Award winner is "something much more interesting than a …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger | Inc.com

When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and healthy in the New Year, while 32% of people want …

Self-improvement

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple) | Inc.com

Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going out for lunch, hanging at the bar …

Time Management

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

The Books That Will Make 2017 More Interesting

January is just around the corner—and it's time to start thinking about restocking your bookshelves. Here are the ones we're looking forward to …

Hungry? Here Are 4 Healthy Snacks So Yummy You'll Forget They're Good for You

Healthy snacks that are tasty and low in sugar are fairly hard to come by. Packaged varieties might have convenience going for them, but their hidden …

Best PS4 Games: From shooters to puzzles, these are the ones you need for your new console

So, you just got a new Playstation 4 or Playstation 4 Pro? Congratulations! Now that Sony's latest console has been out for a few years, you have an …

Tomb Raider

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Self-improvement

The best mobile games of 2016. We're right, you're wrong

Unless you agree with us, in which case, you're right, too.<p>It's the end of the year, time to relax, and you may have a brand new mobile device. With the current app marketplaces, though, it can be hard to know where to start. This is why we're here to help you spend your gift cards, with our top …

Mobile Gaming

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Startups