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6 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Indulging in a massage, getting your nails done, going on a trip, noshing on a little chocolate--they're all common suggestions for giving yourself a pick-me-up. But as wonderful as those experiences are, none of them really help you connect with others or show you what you can be, making them …

Why Self-Talk Is So Powerful For Your Health & Happiness

<i>We all could use a motivational speech from time to time — but don't underestimate the importance of self-talk. If you are looking for ways to pump</i> …

Positive Thinking

Can you handle the hazards of a flexible work schedule?

<b>When I first became a freelance writer I couldn’t have been happier with the decision. The ability to be my own boss (to a certain extent), work with</b> …

5 Offline Apps to Download for your Next Trip

One of the greatest problems of the frequent traveler is the lack of phone service. Whether you’re wandering off into the heart of the Yosemite …

10 Must

There are plenty of great books out there. But most people have one incredible book that completely changed their perspective and the trajectory of …

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

Why Your Brain Craves Cigarettes When You Drink

You're experiencing the weird effect nicotine has on memory.<p>You know the feeling. You're two, maybe three drinks in, and you suddenly get a special hunger. It's like a void that you hadn't noticed, and now you want to fill it with something hot. Something so hot and filthy that you'll regret it …

How To Create a Culture of Mindfulness

The tech space, it turns out, has an especially acute need for the practice because, well, it isn't exactly synonymous with Zen.<p>If there were a scientifically proven, free way to improve your employees' performance and sense of well-being, wouldn't you do it? Enter: meditation.<p>No, it is not …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

3 Laws Of Productivity That Can Move You To Where You Want To Be | Inc.com

There are 3 laws I live by when it comes to being productive. They are simple. They are effective. And they "move the needle" from where I currently am, to where it is I want to be.<p>1. Do What Is Important, Not What Is Urgent<p>There is a massive long-term difference between what is "urgent" and what …

Keep Your Money Momentum Going

Keep your personal finance momentum going.<p>This is Day 30 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

16 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 16 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.<p><i>Aaron Taube contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable | Inc.com

Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem like a minor problem to have. But a study done by Stanford …

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Customer Service

7 Powerful Beliefs That Lead to Monumental Success | Inc.com

We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, that voice will dictate the beliefs you hold about yourself.<p>With these seven powerful beliefs, you …

Motivation

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence | Inc.com

You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and your body's physical systems to run optimally.<p>But how much time do you spend …

Schedule Your Work in Five Stages to Get Through Crazy Long Work Weeks

Some days (or weeks or months), you just have to push through a ton of work. Here’s a strategy that could help you keep your sanity during those …

Time Management

Organize your to-do list from worst to best

Maybe you carefully, gently eased yourself back into work this morning by doing pleasantly mindless tasks like replying to emails or organizing your in-box. This morning routine, alas, is wrong, all wrong, according to psychology writer Eric Barker.<p>In a new post on the things to do in the morning …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …