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7 Proven Strategies For Supercharging Your Productivity

When I was in my twenties, I used to lie awake at night thinking about my ever-growing To Do list. I wondered how I’d get through it all the next day without getting fired.<p>I’m far from alone.<p>According to the Health and Safety Executive in the UK, 526,000 UK workers reported they had experienced …

Productivity

These 6 Little Things Can Cause Low Self-Esteem, But Here's How To Make Sure They Don't

Self-esteem can sometimes be hard to come by. Sure, in a perfect world, that wouldn't be the case, and you'd wake up every day feeling like a million …

10 Ways for You to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

It's great to have a get-rich-quick idea, but building a business takes much more. Here are priorities from those who have made it<p>Almost every entrepreneur I know wants to become a millionaire--like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and many others.<p>They don't realize that achieving …

Self-improvement

3 Books That Will Inspire You To Create Success Habits

I sometimes feel guilty when I shouldn’t.<p>And it also happens when I spend time reading books.<p>The challenge is that because I enjoy reading so much …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

The Difference Between Good and Bad Writers

You’re currently living in the best possible time in history to be a writer. You have no excuses.With an internet connection and a keyboard, the …

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Personal Finance

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

You’re amazing and you know it. You’re at the top of your game, you look spectacular and your wardrobe is definitely Tim Gunn approved. Speaking of …

Learn how to build a WordPress site that actually attracts visitors

If you’re building your own website, or even just planning to, odds are you’ve considered WordPress as a foundation. After all, 29% of all sites are …

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

GitHub launches learning and training lab for developers

GitHub launched the GitHub Learning Lab today, a program that aims to help developers learn new skills without having to leave GitHub. In addition to …

Need a break? Try these 6 research-backed ways to de-stress in 5 minutes

You can use these tips wherever you are.<p>Whether it’s taking care of your kids, stress from the office or just the curveballs life throws your way, there’s a lot out there that can (and does) cause stress.<p>The good news is there are simple steps you can take to regain some calm in your life. Here are …

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Creative Writing

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

University of California

These 9 People All Got Rejected at Their First Choice Colleges. Here's How Their Lives Turned Out

Top colleges are sending out acceptances this week. Most applicants will be disappointed. Here's the voice of experience about why it might not matter.<p>Top colleges are sending out acceptances this week, and simple math shows there will be a lot of disappointed high school students. Harvard …

College & University

How to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Change

There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept: You have no control over many of the things that happen in your life.<p>Some people …

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

Stop Scrolling Through Instagram—Read These Books Instead

We get it: The lure of the mindless Instagram scroll is strong, and it can be hard to resist just one tiny peek at your emails, even on the weekend. …

Queer Eye

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Luke Harding picks five books that expose the secret world of spies

From insights into the Russian spy agency Sergei Skripal worked for, to a candid account from Stalin’s assassinations director – these books take you inside the closed world of espionage<p>A man’s agonising scream is filmed. He is tied to a metal stretcher and is fed, alive, into the crematorium of …

Russia

You Should Learn Functional Programming in 2017

Functional programming has been around for a very long time, starting in the 50’s with the introduction of the <b>Lisp</b> programming language; and if you …

Programming

The 6 Step Blog Process I’ve Used for 7 Years

I’ve been blogging since I was 12. It was my entry to the online marketing world and has played a large part in shaping my career today. A LOT has …

Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …