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40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Your Complete Guide to Getting Your Life Together

Consider this a spring cleaning of sorts.<p>Just because you were born a scatter-brained person doesn't mean you have to be one forever! With a little bit of scheduling, some tried-and-true tricks, and a dash of patience, you'll be on your way to having your home (and life!) as organized as a …

Productivity

Grow Your Biceps with This Simple Technique

Bodybuilders have used this method for decades. Now it’s your turn<p>Bodybuilders have used pre-exhaustion techniques to supercharge muscle growth for decades.<p>Here’s one way they do it: They use an isometric hold at an exercise’s “sticking point” to fatigue the muscle fibers before cranking out …

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Rev Up: 7 Simple Ways To Increase Your Metabolism!

Feel like your weight loss is moving at a snail's pace? It's possible that your metabolism has slowed, or in some extreme cases, stalled. Metabolic …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

How To Work Faster And Smarter

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

Time Management

11 Simple Strategies to Blow Through Procrastination and Get Things Done

Struggling getting started? Here are 11 ways to blow through procrastination and get into productive action.<p><i>“I know I need to do</i> X<i>, but I just can’t seem to get myself to do it.”</i><p>This is a comment that a business coaching client shared with me a short while ago.<p>It’s a common problem, one that over …

Is it better to be a messy or tidy person at work?

Does a messy office environment make you more creative? Can a clean and tidy workspace boost your productivity? Rhymer Rigby asks the experts<p>Last month, Scott Dadich, editor in chief of Wired magazine, sent a now <b>famous memo</b>to staff about the company’s new offices. The old offices, he said, looked …

15 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Common Business Problems

Facing some tough business issues? Nothing like a few words of wisdom to get you through the day.<p>Let's face it: February is one of the hardest work months out there. It's dark when you wake up, dark when you head home at the end of the day, and during that day, the weather is cold, wet, or both. A …

Motivation

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

4 Common Productivity Tips That Are Actually the Worst

Remember: Just because you've heard it before doesn't mean it will work for you.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>You've heard the same "tried and true" advice from productivity experts for years. And I'll admit …

Time Management

The secrets to future success? Mind health and exercise.

10 Toxic Habits We Have That Most Of Us Are Simply Unaware

I once heard that our good habits better outweigh our bad ones by far if we ever want success in anything in life. It sounds simple and almost …

Self-help

10 Things All Highly Successful People Do

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Brain Imaging Can Predict How Well Psychotherapy May Work for Depression

New research shows that brain scans can predict which patients with clinical depression are most likely to benefit from a specific kind of talk …

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

When it comes to our self-critical thinking, Byron Katie has created a brilliant set of four questions to free us from our negative depressive minds. …

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing …

The Simple Trick To Productivity? Do One Thing At Once

Here’s a work scenario most of us are familiar with …<p>You’ve just settled down to the task you’re doing, when someone interrupts you and asks you to do something else instead.<p>So, you switch tasks and put aside whatever it was you were doing.<p>But how much has switching your attention in this way just …

The Ultimate List of Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Don't go it alone as an entrepreneur; use this curated list of inspirational quotes to help you along your way.<p>Entrepreneurship is exploration.<p>You chart a course into the unknown, learning as you go.<p>In this post, I'll share a curated list of inspirational quotes to help you on your …

Motivation

8 ways sex affects your brain

Understanding how sex affects your brain can improve your roll in the hay, and it may also shed light on other parts of your health, said Barry R. Komisaruk, distinguished professor of psychology at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. It's not the easiest subject to study—test subjects might …

Bad News For IBM (And HP) Is Good News For IT And Your Business

IBM has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Following another weak quarter that saw the company report the 11th straight decline in revenue, the company had to fend off doomsday rumors of impending employee cuts on a scale rarely seen outside of corporate bankruptcy. Yet the …

8 Common Mistakes People Make When Developing New Habits

More and more people are realizing that our habits are our identity and the things we repeatedly do are the reason for our success, or the lack of it.<p>…

Self-improvement

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

How to Travel Like the 1 Percent on an Economy Budget

Professional travelers Ari Charlestein and Howie Rappaport explain how you can 'hack' the airline miles system to travel in luxury for the price of coach.<p>Unless you've been blessed with an all-expenses-paid trip, flying business or even first class might seem like an unattainable privilege. But …

Paul McKenna: 'Happiness Is... Not Going Out With Women You Don't Like, Who Don't Like You'

Paul McKenna is a happy man, positively beaming. It doesn’t take much pressing to uncover that his fiancée Kate is behind this new-found contentment, …

Your Guide To A Beautifully Organized Home

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Clutter getting out of hand, or just feel it’s time for a deep clean? Our seven-day plans for cleaning and organizing your home, room by room, offer a flexible blueprint for bringing serenity to your space. Each plan is organized with the first few days requiring the …

Thoughts keeping you up? 5 ways to settle yourself to sleep

A darting squirrel. That's how one person described the state of her mind when she lies awake in bed.<p>Sleep does not arrive quickly to a darting mind. Nor does it arrive when the mind is actively engaged in other activities such as worrying or problem solving. Sleep is easily overridden by …