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Is There a 'Right' Way to Meditate?

<i>A:</i><p>Depending on the school of thought you're following, meditation can be practiced in a number of ways—sitting cross-legged in a dark room, while on a long run, or even on a crowded bus with the help of a smartphone app and a pair of headphones. In general, though, the idea is to lower stress …

5 unhealthy foods engineered to be addictive

Food scientists use dangerous chemicals to make you eat — and buy — more junk food<p>There are three reasons Americans' love affair with snacks is growing-- along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of <i>junk food advertising,</i> and stealth food technology. People who polish off …

8 Great International Vacations You Can Afford

If you’re planning a trip abroad, you no doubt already have a few popular (and probably pricey) destinations in mind. But what if you could take your …

10 Trigger Words to Ban From Your Emails | Inc.com

My day job is to write about technology and test gadgets. However, there are days when I think I'm really just processing email. Despite my best efforts to reduce incoming spam, categorize and label messages, and automatically flag messages as unimportant, I still receive at least 100 new messages …

How to Reduce Employee Turnover | Inc.com

It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but helping employees volunteer can benefit your company on several levels. Research has shown that two hours of helping others a week results in higher satisfaction with life, and everybody knows happier employees are more productive than unhappy …

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; …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>“Europe's …

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology

More Americans go to college than ever. But how many think about the return they will get from tuition payments that can easily reach $200,000? Up to half are unemployed or underemployed a year after graduation. And two-thirds say they need further training and instruction to enter the workforce, …

Further Samsung Gear Solo support arrives: the smartwatch that needs no phone

Samsung is clearly interested in wearables in a big way, as evidenced by how its selection has positively exploded since the debut of the first …

3 Fundamental Investments You Need

A safe, sound retirement investment plan is made up of a lot of building blocks, literally thousands of investments at a time. But it can be broken down into three general categories, each with its own strengths and uses.<p>The goal of a long-term investment is to double predictably. By doubling …

11 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Happier And More Productive

You can change your life in 10 minutes — if you take that time to learn a life-changing technique.<p>In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?"<p>Here are a few of our favorite takeaways that will save you …

37 More Words That Will Make People Like You Even More | Inc.com

The other day, my email was flooded with thousands of notices that people were signing up for my weekly newsletter. At the peak, new subscribers were joining every 3 seconds--an unprecedented number.<p>Had I been hacked? Thankfully not. Instead, it was the result of a column I'd written: <i>19 Words That</i> …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …