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What Animal Type You Are, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality

If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering, “what type of animal am I?” then we have at least one thing in common. I, too, have often wondered what …

Polish Women Stage 'Black Monday' Strikes to Protest Abortion Law

Legions of women across Poland dressed in black and went on strike Monday to protest a proposed law that would ban all abortions.<p>Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved the cold and rain to rally in the main square of Warsaw’s historic Old Town and enormous "Black Monday" protests were also …

Europe

12 Random But Clever Beauty Products Reddit Users Said Changed Their Life

I belong to the category of people who stay relatively well-informed solely because of Reddit. Not only is it actually an awesome way to stay up to …

Narcissists may start out popular, but people see through them in the long run

To build a following, narcissism works. Briefly.<p>But if, as they say in this electoral season, you're looking to "grow your base," exercising emotional intelligence — expressing empathy, checking your emotions in a bid to avoid conflict, and investing in personal relationships — is a strategy that …

Emotional Intelligence

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Personalized text messages move people to take action.<p>4:18 p.m. Today4:18 p.m. April 3, 2018<p>Not all hacks are created equal.<p>3:31 p.m. Today3:31 p.m. …

A server reveals the 7 worst things you can do at a restaurant

Some people have a tough time figuring out how to be a real person when they're out to eat, though. Here are a few suggestions (or polite demands) from a server.

22 Actresses Who Directed Their Own TV Shows

From Mary Tyler Moore to Zooey Deschanel.<p>This year several women are nominated in the directing categories at the Emmys, including Jill Soloway for <i>Transparent</i>, Lesli Linka Glatter for <i>Homeland,</i> Susanne Bier for <i>The Night Manager</i>, and, notably, Beyoncé for her HBO special <i>Lemonade</i> (alongside …

TV shows

Being Perpetually Busy Is a Kind of Laziness, Tim Ferriss Says

Being over-scheduled and over-committed is a part of the culture of entrepreneurship.<p>However, being perpetually busy is akin to being sloppy with your time and is ultimately a form of laziness, says Tim Ferriss, entrepreneur and author of the best-selling productivity book <i>The 4-Hour Workweek:</i> …

11 Tricks to Actually Get Things Done on Your To-Do List

To-do lists can be your best friend or your worst enemy. You know, the pure satisfaction that comes from crossing through to-do’s, that feeling you …

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.<p>Some people get more done than others -- a <i>lot</i> more.<p>But how?<p>To find out, Kevin Kruse, a keynote speaker on wholehearted leadership and extreme productivity and the author of <i>15 Secrets Ultra-Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, interviewed over …

Use This Principle To Boost Your Productivity

Dwight Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle gives us insight to improving time management, increasing work efficiency, and getting better at being …

My 5 go-to dishes when I only had $150 a month to spend on food

Living in New York required me to quickly adapt to several big changes at the same time: the lack of living space, noise, and the subway system that always seems to break down when you can't afford a delay.<p>One of the biggest adjustments I had to make, however, was around money.<p>Naturally, my …

‘Toxic environment’ for sons accused of campus sex offenses turns mothers into militants

In the course of a year, Sherry Warner-Seefeld went from high school teacher to activist promoting fairness for students accused of sexual misconduct. Explaining why, for her, means revisiting a night of shock and a phone call she will never forget.<p>She was grading social science papers on a cold, …

Title IX

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

An Entrepreneur Learned The Importance Of Making Time To Manage Time

As his life grew more complicated, Marcus Whitney realized he needed to schedule large blocks of time just to manage his calendar.<p>When Marcus Whitney took the plunge into entrepreneurship, he realized he needed to start managing his time differently. The year was 2008, and Whitney, then 32, already …

4 Habits of the Most Resilient People | Inc.com

The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on resilience.<p>Resilience means developing a strong solid level of mental …

Self-help

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

Stop Making Your Iced Tea With Hot Water

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Elyssa Goldberg.</i><p><i>Photo by Christopher Testani</i><p>We are in the golden age of cold brew coffee, and your current iced tea game shouldn't be any less strong. You want the one drink standing between you and fainting on a sweltering summer day to be as joy-inducing as spending …

Tea

The Secret to Scoring Luxury for Less on Bali

Ubud, Bali’s increasingly luxe cultural capital, rewards budgets both big and small. An essential guide to the island’s best-value hotels, restaurants and sights<p>The view of the pool at Uma by Como.<p>Uma by COMO<p>1 of 11<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sara Lieberman<p><b>DURING MY FIRST</b> trip to Bali, in 2001, I was a …

Asia Travel

Here's How to Correctly Order Starbucks' Rainbow Drinks

And avoid getting the side-eye from your barista.<p>Even though Starbucks customers are peeved about the upcoming spike in drink prices, the recent additions to the Secret Menu are just too fun to resist. Instagram has exploded with photos of customer-created rainbow drinks — pink, purple, orange, …

Coffee

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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Books

'Empire of Things' Is Both an Epic and a Necessary Look at Consumer Culture

Trentmann's historical analysis of consumption manages to be both depressing about our habits and hopeful about change.As a grad student writing on …

Tech Industry

Chaos, Privilege, and a Childhood on the Upper East Side

Ariel Leve, an award-winning U.K. journalist, grew up with her larger-than-life feminist poet mother and a series of nannies in a penthouse apartment …

Parenting