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The Best Paint Colors for Beach House Bedrooms, According to Designers

1 of 12<p>Tradewind by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore<p>3 of 12<p>Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Super White …

Interior Design

Aha! Hack: A Behind-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack

And this is why you should consider hiring an architect for your remodeling project. For a kitchen renovation in Oakland, California, architect …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

Choose Your Own Adventure

5 Dirt-Cheap Index Funds That Invest in Dividend Stocks

Dividend investors typically rely on their regular income payments to either pay the bills or grow their nest eggs via reinvestment. Either way, it’s …

Investing

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Holistic Medicine

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

4 Money-Making Habits That Propelled Sara Blakely, Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins to Phenomenal Success

Success is proportionate to your focus on solving people's problems.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global elites play a different game. Wealth is not created by wishing, manifesting and burning sage. Concrete plans, committed desire and wondrous persistence are the …

Motivation

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Today's opioid crisis shares chilling similarities with past drug epidemics

While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: "Nobody has seen anything like what's going on now."<p>He was right, and he was wrong.<p>Yes, this is the most widespread and deadly drug crisis in the nation's history. But there has been a long …

New York City

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA): The Intuitive Guide

<b>This is not a freaking textbook.</b> No confusing academic jargon. No long lists of properties to memorize. No proofs. Because that stuff doesn't help …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men | Inc.com

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have increased to three to four times higher than the female suicide rate. Men are twice as likely as women …

Self-improvement

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

grilled cheese

Woodworking: 10 easy ways to build your own pergola

Building a pergola is one of the easiest woodworking/DIY tasks out there—so if you're keen to test your skills, this is a good place to …

Landscaping

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years' counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

Counseling

Moments That Changed the World: Pictures

Europe

30 *Insanely* Healthy Recipes That Are Delicious

With work, school, and a social life, eating healthy is H A R D. After a long day, you just want a filling meal that won’t make you look full. We get it. Luckily for you, it’s now easier than ever to eat healthy. Read on for 30 light and healthy meals that will help you feel good inside and out.<p><b>1.</b></b> …

Healthy Eating

A Healthy Pasta Salad You Won't Be Embarrassed to Serve Your Friends

Repeat after us: Pasta salad doesn't need mayo.<p>The term pasta salad can, frankly, make the heart sink. Images spring to mind of bowtie noodles prepared hours before serving, thick with mayonnaise, home to all sorts of unseasoned raw veg. This dish has been brought along by one too many well-meaning …

Cooking

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Self-awareness

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You a Badass at Money

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, shares 10 tricks to make you a money badass.<p>Money is one of …

Motivation

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Books

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Positive Thinking

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

36 Books to Read If You Want to Become a Billionaire | Inc.com

<i>"What one book would you suggest if I want to be a billionaire within next 10 years?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anuj Raman, founder and evangelist at 10xreading.com, on</b> …

Quora