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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Meditation

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Disability

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Country Lifestyle

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Time Management

'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young<p>Julian Barnes<p>I don’t regret any of the literary reading I missed out on in my youth. I rather enjoy the chronological hazard of not discovering <i>Huckleberry Finn</i> and <i>The</i> …

Literature

How a 'Zero-Based' Calendar Can Supercharge Your Productivity | Inc.com

As a solopreneur, I create my own schedule and my productivity is limited only by the hours in my day and how I manage them. To that end, I'm always looking for better ways to keep track of tasks, arrange my days, organize my to-dos, and decide my priorities.<p>I was intrigued by the "zero-based …

Time Management

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

Justice

The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation | Inc.com

One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated the bacteria cultures he was growing. That single observation …

Innovation

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After poring through a mountain-load of data, obtained from in-person interviews, questionnaires, medical …

Happiness

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times | Inc.com

Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the words, "good enough." A truly inspired leader does not settle for mediocre results--and they have the wisdom to separate what really matters from the minutiae of every day …

Motivation

12 Most Common Writing Mistakes You Want to Avoid at All Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nobody expects you to be perfect all the time. However, there are some really glaring writing mistakes that when done repeatedly can seriously undermine your credibility, reputation and personal brand.<p>But many of these mistakes are easy …

Language

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones pays Tony Robbins over $1 million a year and emails him every day — here's what they talk about

For billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, Tony Robbins is a unique combination of therapist, trainer, and adviser.<p>Robbins is best known for selling millions of his books and audio tapes and packing stadiums for seminars over more than 30 years, but also maintains a small batch of personal clients— …

Serena Williams

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey | Inc.com

We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a trick or two from the world's most successful business icons that will help short-cut …

Oprah Winfrey

Optimize Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Productivity -- Here's How

Highly successful entrepreneurs stay organized and accomplish a lot by following a routine. Are you one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is one thing all highly successful business people do to stay organized and focused throughout the day: They all follow …

Time Management

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Scientists find languages not used since Dark Ages among ancient manuscripts recovered from monastery

Languages not seen since the Dark Ages have come to light after scientists used a new method to inspect a trove of ancient manuscripts found in a …

Archaeology

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Neuroscience

Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation, and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

The idea of sitting in a quiet room doing nothing for a few minutes each day might sound absurd — unless you understand how meditation works.<p>By giving our bustling mind a dedicated break from its day-to-day worries, meditation appears to empower it to run more efficiently. A growing body of …

Meditation

Lose 25 Pounds in 30 Days With This All-You-Can-Eat Diet

Finding it harder and harder to lose weight with each passing year? Then help is here! When scientists at Umea University in Sweden put …

Nutrition

So many in the West are depressed because they're expected not to be

Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide, a standing to which it has progressed steadily over the past 20 years. Yet …

Psychology

3 Daily Rituals That Will Help You Live a Happier Life

3 Daily Rituals That Will Boost Your Happiness and Change Your Life<p>Learn top success hacks from self-development and spiritual healing expert Tanaaz …

Happiness

Billionaire Elon Musk opens up on mental health and ‘unrelenting stress’

Elon Musk, a self-made billionaire and CEO of three companies, is a visionary leader who plans to colonize Mars, stop the A.I. apocalypse, and make …

Elon Musk