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8 Indispensable Ways to Be Respected at Your Job

Being respected in your work is more important to your overall well being than a paycheck. Work hard to be held in high esteem by all around you.

Employment

13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. 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 13 things you should stop doing right now to become …

Time Management

The 20 best nonfiction books of 2015

To compile the list, Goodreads' editors nominated titles frequently reviewed on the site, which were then voted on by readers.<p>This year's selections cover everything from relationships to career advice to racial tensions.<p>Scroll down to see the 20 nonfiction titles you need to add to your reading …

Using Moleskine 2015 "Color A Month" Daily Planner as a Logbook

Bullet Journal

Why Startups Love Moleskines

Last summer in Toronto, I found myself at a Demo Day, one of those tech-industry events where eager representatives of a dozen startups bound onto a stage and spend five minutes selling their visions of a utopian future expedited by antibacterial screen wipes that will change the world (something …

Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.<p>What’s the one book you’re always thrilled to …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

10 Surprising Benefits You'll Get From Keeping a Journal

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>When it comes to keeping a journal, stereotypes of <i>Sweet Valley High</i> and Napoleon Dynamite quickly come to mind; "Dear diary" is reserved for the high-school sweetheart or awkward recluse. Others see writing merely as a tool, a pragmatic means to an end, certainly without value …

Keeping a Daily Journal Can Give You Tremendous Power

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For over three years, I have reaped unbelievable benefits from keeping and writing in a journal daily. Being able to have a place where I can analyze where I am, see my daily progress and capture quotes/sayings that really move me has …

9 reasons why writing in a journal should be your only resolution in the new year.

Once upon a time in Texas, some computer engineers got fired.<p>After four months of unemployment, not a single one of them had found a new job. …

Weight Loss

How Cooking Is Like Coding

Cooking is hard work that’s often hard to be passionate about. Yet, once programmer Brett Terpstra started seeing the similarities to coding, the …

Set Aside a "Maintenance Day" for Your Less Important Tasks

Most of us have things we have to do every week that are necessary but don’t have a great impact on your professional or personal progress. Fast …

A Happiness Experiment: Can You Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday?

We’re happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm—at least that’s what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been …

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)<p>Here are some of the things …

Motivation

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

97 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>These tips are the combination of <b>years of blood, sweat and tears</b>. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will …

Motivation

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

How to Help a Houseplant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you've ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. …

Plants

Burning Man Gets Going in Black Rock: Pictures

Robotics

Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers

More than four decades after she appeared in a Los Angeles County welfare office, her fate is unclear – but she has changed the lives of those who knew her<p>She hobbled into a Los Angeles county welfare office in October 1970, a stooped, withered waif with a curious way of holding up her hands, like …

Sociology

Pictures of the Week 2.4.16

Chinese New Year

Why You Suck at Productivity (and the 5 Minute Fix)

I’m sorry I didn’t get this post to you sooner.<p>Are you constantly apologizing for not getting stuff done?<p>“Sorry for missing that meeting, I’m up to …

Letter from a Region in My Mind

Take up the White Man’s burden—<br>Ye dare not stoop to less—<br>Nor call too loud on Freedom<br>To cloak your weariness;<br>By all ye cry or whisper,<br>By all ye leave or do,<br>The silent, sullen peoples<br>Shall weigh your Gods and you.—<i>Kipling</i>.Down at the cross where my Saviour died,<br>Down where for cleansing from sin I …

Atchafalaya

Three hundred miles up the Mississippi River from its mouth—many parishes above New Orleans and well north of Baton Rouge—a navigation lock in the Mississippi’s right bank allows ships to drop out of the river. In evident defiance of nature, they descend as much as thirty-three feet, then go off to …

15 Make-Ahead Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up from Head to Toe

There’s nothing like coming home to a steamy bowl of soup after a day spent skiing on the slopes, a snowball fight with your friends or even just a blustery walk home from work. Soup will warm you up from head to toe, but who wants to spend an hour by the stove after a long day in the cold? Try …

Bedroom: Wonderful Decorating Small Bedroom Ideas For Your Home, elegant bedroom cover, white bedroom decorating

Wonderful Decorating Small Bedroom Ideas for Your Home<p>Home » Bedroom » Wonderful Decorating Small Bedroom Ideas for Your Home<p>Posted by <b>Carina Aquilla,</b> …

17 Super Ingenious Smart Easy-to-Make Halloween Decor For Your Household

DIY enthusiasts around the world are working on <b>Halloween decor</b> these days, happily sharing inexpensive insanely creative decorations for Halloween …

21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

Home Decorating

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …