Cody Perakslis

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5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success

If success is what you desire, try measuring these activities daily and chart your progress.<p>Lots of people talk about being successful, but how do they know if they are actually making progress? I was recently inspired with a conversation I had with Marc Brownstein, President and CEO of the …

Self-esteem

Working out during my lunch break for a week had a huge effect on my productivity

If I go in the morning, I sacrifice an hour of sleep, but when I try to go at night, I can never muster up the energy after a long day at work.<p>So when I heard that the uber-productive Twitter, Blogger, and Medium cofounder Evan Williams takes a break in the middle of his day to go to the gym, I …

Time Management

6 Reasons You're Tired All the Time (That Have Nothing to Do With Sleep)

The only thing more frustrating than feeling exhausted all the time is feeling exhausted all the time and not knowing <i>why</i>. On paper, you're doing …

Philosophers: Stop Being Self-Indulgent and Start Being Like Daniel Dennett, says Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett (Tufts) does seem to say that, but the real topic of this post is the good question he raises about how to figure out whether the kind …

6 Habits That Will Keep You Fit Forever | Diets Advisor

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t really simple. It’s not something you find out when as well as forget about it. It requires an enormous amount …

49 Motivational Quotes for Intensely Competitive People

These motivational quotes will keep you energized and in the fight until you emerge as the winner.<p>Last week I explained why you should never apologize for being competitive, suggested that managers could foster competition by making salaries public and provided a five step guide to compete at work …

Peter Thiel

6 Things You’re Doing That You’ll Seriously Regret In 10 Years

Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.<p><i>By Gwen Moran, contributor to</i> Fast Company<i>’s</i> <i>Leadership</i> …

Writing your first novel: what you should know

Want to get published? The author behind this autumn's feted new crime series gives us the lowdown on how its done...<p><b>My 7 writing commandments</b><p><b>Ex</b> …

Creative Writing

How To Destroy Your Comfort Zone And Improve Your Life: A Science-Backed Guide

<i>"Growth and comfort do not coexist" </i> -- Ginny Rometty<p>You've definitely been told at various points in your life that you need to break out of your comfort zone.<p>Maybe you've been at a restaurant and have been nervous to try a new dish, or you've been in the same position at the same job for way too …

Self-improvement

How to Get Motivated Every Day

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com on Quora.</i><p>When I was younger, motivation was never an issue. I excelled at sports and school and …

Motivation

7 Freaking Good Books That I Just Need Everyone To Read, Okay

I tried to think of an appealing common theme as an excuse to recommend all of these books but I failed. I just need you to read them because they’re …

4 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

Writing

IBM Just Made Artificial Neurons to Help Computers Mimic Our Brains

Cognitive Computing<p>Even after all the developments in computers, the human brain remains by far, the most complex, sophisticated, and powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Writing

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

Lessons on Monetization From a Blogger-Turned-Millionaire

ShoutMeLoud blogger shares insider tips and tricks for bloggers and influencers<p>A few months back, I had a chance to meet a very successful blogger-turned-millionaire, who has been an inspiration to millions of Indian and also US bloggers. I met him through an event where he spoke about affiliate …

Marketing

How to leave work by 4pm today (and enjoy that drink you so richly deserve)

<i>Tick</i>. As in the event horizon of a black hole, time slows on a Friday afternoon. <i>Tock</i>. Another email drops into your inbox.<p><i>Tick</i>. A vision passes before your mind's eye of a smiling bartender slowly pulling a pint, your pint, your pint of Friday afternoon lager, and the golden liquid gently cascades …

Time Management

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Artificial Intelligence

Jump-start your coding career by learning one of the most widely used programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / VFS Digital DesignFor anyone pursuing a career as a programmer, there are a lot of different options in terms of what coding …

Programming

Google has found a business model for its most advanced artificial intelligence

DeepMind gets a job cutting the costs of data centers.<p>Two years ago, Google spent over half a billion dollars for the tiny artificial intelligence startup DeepMind. Since then, the unit has walloped Atari video games and beaten an impossible board game.<p>Impressive stuff, that. But those AI …

Artificial Intelligence

4 essential home office productivity hacks

The home office is a blessing and a curse.<p>I love working from home as much as the next person — free snacks, zero commute, awesome lunch options in the area. Sometimes I stroll through the park on the way back from lunch, just because I can.<p>Coworking spaces and trendy startup offices offer a …

The Computer Program That Helped NASA Land on the Moon Is Full of Jokes

Computer programmers aren’t generally known for their roaring senses of humor, but a newly rediscovered piece of space history suggests that maybe …

New York Times

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important.Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

Motivation

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Leadership

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Will Power

Financial planner: I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than anything else

Among them: Don't buy a home.<p>"I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than pretty much anything else with clients," the cofounder of XY Planning Network wrote. "Now, I know it's the American Dream and I know that we've been told that buying a home is cheaper in the long run than …

Personal Finance

How artificial intelligence could help warn us of another Dallas

As the country reels from the spasm of gun violence that killed two black men and five police officers this week, a prominent digital vigilante is using an online tool he hacked together to keep an eye on hot spots that seem at risk of boiling over into bloodshed.<p>The Web app, which is powered …

Artificial Intelligence

The mind tricks to get better tips

Waiters and waitresses might be able to boost their take-home pay with a few tricks gleaned from psychological journals, Claudia Hammond says.<p>I was once chased out of a sushi restaurant in Manhattan for leaving a tip which was fine by UK standards, generous even, but low in US terms. It’s clear …

Credit Cards