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9 Mind-Blowing Podcasts You Can Listen to During Your Commute | Inc.com

The average morning commute in the US is just shy of 30 minutes.<p>That's no fun if you spend it in rush-hour traffic, but it's a good time to try out a new podcast, especially one that upends the way you see and think about the world.<p>From business to history to psychology, here are some of the most …

Self-improvement

You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films | Inc.com

You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone gathers in a meeting room, still preoccupied with the last meeting they …

The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World’s Biggest Startups

These household names began as less-than-glamourous solutions to problems.<p>Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. …

5 Secrets for Building Self Confidence

“The more you work at just being yourself, the more likely you’ll feel purposeful and significant in your life” Wayne W. Dyer<p>Have you ever looked at …

7 Ways To Stop Researching And Start Taking Action On Your Ideas

You’ve got the creative itch. Maybe you want to write a book, start a company, learn a new programming language, or do anything else where you can …

29 Quotes that Will Inspire You to Reach Your Greatest Potential

Maximizing your potential is about doing things you never knew you could do and reaching heights that you can only dream about. It’s about pushing …

15 Outstanding Websites to Learn Languages Online

If you are reading this you are probably already convinced by the benefits of learning a foreign language! But learning a language is a really …

10 Quotes On Anger To Help Calm You Down

Anger be tough.<p>It can spawn its ugly minions, like frustration, fear, anxiety, stress and even rage.<p>It can feel like its eating you up inside as it …

Mozart’s Magnificent Love Letter to His Wife

“If people could see into my heart I should almost feel ashamed.”<p>It’s hardly surprising that humanity’s most beautiful minds — the creative visionaries who bequeath us with the finest works of art, music, and literature — should also be the ones who author the most bewitching love letters, that …

Literature

The Difference Between Routine and Ritual: How to Master the Balancing Act of Controlling Chaos and Finding Magic in the Mundane

“The wonder of life is often most easily recognizable through habits and routines.”<p>William James, at the dawn of modern psychology, argued that our habits anchor us to ourselves. As someone equally fascinated by the daily routines of artists and with their curious creative rituals, and as a …

Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change

“There’s no use in comparing one’s feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself.”<p>I am the frequent and fortunate recipient of wonderful letters from readers, many of whom share deeply personal stories of their struggles and …

Literature

A life coach’s top ten tips to achieve anything | Wellbeing

<b>Want to lose weight, start a new career, or finally meet your goals? We asked life coach Jo Davison how anyone can achieve what they want…</b><p>1. Start at …

5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation

So, when I get stressed or worried, one of my favorite things to do is watch TEDTalks. Not only do they provide much needed study breaks, but they also are a kind of guilt-free way to relax. You still get a little mental break while still learning some crazy interesting facts and ideas. I've …

Color blind or color brave? | Mellody Hobson

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

How One Woman Makes Almost $1 Million A Year On Etsy

Alicia Shaffer’s business, ThreeBirdNest, makes $80,000 a month selling handmade legwarmers, scarves, and headbands on Etsy. Here’s how.<p>Knitting socks, scarves, and headbands doesn’t have much in common with performing orthopedic surgery or governing a country. But this crafty hobby earns …

The Attitude Shift That Guarantees Your Success

Being grateful is good for your mind and your health–but did you know it’s good for business, too?<p>One of the biggest secrets to success in life and business is simple, powerful, and sadly dismissed by many people—and especially entrepreneurs–as unimportant. It’s called gratitude.<p>The simple act of …

How One Simple Change Can Make You A Better Listener

It sounds easy, but it’s surprisingly hard for most of us: To become a better listener, stop focusing on what you’ll say next.<p>Next time you’re at a meeting when you are not a central participant, take a couple of minutes and watch some of the other people at the table. Most of them won’t even look …

The Little Behavior Changes That Can Have A Big Influence On Your Stress Levels

<i>For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>Sometimes in order to reform our lives we have to revamp our habits. This week, we explained how just the smallest behavior changes can …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…

Relationships

7 Life-Changing Books to Make Your Good Relationship Great

Whether you’ve been coupled-up for ages or updated your Facebook status to "In a relationship" just last week, every good romance can benefit from a …

Spring Denim Outfit Ideas and Fashion Trends

<i>For those mornings you oversleep before work, battle your closet in preparation for a night out, or simply need some extra inspiration on a Saturday morning, we're coming to your rescue with chic and effortless five-minute outfit ideas.</i><p>As obsessed as we are with jeans, we're always looking for a …

Accomplish More by Committing to Less

Believing that more is always more is a dangerous assumption.<p>There’s a cost to complexity. Every time you commit to something new, you not only commit to doing the work itself, but also remembering to do the work, dealing with the administrative overhead, and to getting it all done in the time …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

What is new about the new edition of Blue Ocean Strategy?

The original Blue Ocean Strategy stimulated organizations around the world to pursue “blue oceans” of uncontested market space. The expanded edition …

8 Creative Interpretations of Groundhog Day

In the 25 years since <i>Groundhog Day</i>’s original release, fans have spent plenty of time and precious web bandwidth attempting to decode the alleged …

How to save money on prescription glasses and contact lenses - TODAY.com

Today<p>Hunting for glasses that are totally on trend yet won't set you back hundreds of dollars? How about prescription contact lenses at a bargain? Consider your search over. We've found the best places to score deals on eyewear.<p>Dr. Glenda Secor, communications chair for the American Academy of …

15 Inspiring Movies That Make You Want To Make a Change

<b>1) The Pursuit of Happiness</b><p>Will Smith will absolutely blow your mind with his performance. Watch and be immersed by the story of Chris Gardner as he …

4 Ways Creative People Make Ideal Practical Problem Solvers

We’re taught to think of problem solving as a complex and serious task — full of heavy terms like “making concessions” and “compromise.” Meanwhile we …