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7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

Self-improvement

9 of the Best Travel Books

<b>Travel has inspired some of the greatest novels of all time. Here are just some of our favourites.</b><p><b>The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux</b><p>One of the finest travel writers, Theroux's debut novel, published in 1975, recalls his four-month journey from Europe, through the Middle East and into Asia by …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

A Letter From The Dog About The 5 Reasons He Questions Your Sanity

Dear Human of Mine:<p>As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').<p>You repeatedly ask, "Who's a good boy?" Every day you ask who's a good boy. Many times a day. As you have …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Science Says Do These 7 Things | Inc.com

Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours than ever before, believing that by doing so, we'll find the happiness and success we want in …

Happiness

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

The 7 Seemingly Innocent Habits Holding You Back From Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What <i>big</i> things do you want to accomplish this year? Are you going to start a new business? Double the revenue in your existing company? Write a best-selling book? Lose 50 pounds?<p>Goals are great, and you should definitely have them. But …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije …

Recycled Children’s Clothes

Kid’s Lounge is a current and continuous collection of quality children’s wear that started when I picked up some yellow […]Read Recycled Children’s …

6 tricks to stop sweating through your winter layers

Dressing in cozy layers is cute in theory, but the reality is a hot sweaty mess.<p>In an effort to combat chilling temperatures, you pile puffy jackets …

Clothing

Get a taste of coding with this affordable and beginner-friendly web developer course

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>ShutterStock / timofey123 Breaking into the world of web development takes a lot of work. There are coding languages to learn and …

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

While some companies squeeze staff to make more money, a growing number are testing the theory that they can have both profits and happy workers.<p>NORWICH, VT—Call centers are not, typically, very happy places—especially around the holidays. Workers have quotas to make, and often sit in bleak …

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Looking to make changes? We sifted through this year's new releases, eliminated anything superficial or silly and discovered a few practical, illuminating techniques.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40