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21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

7 Habits That Will Make Men Attractive

If you expect to get advice like, “grow a five o’clock shadow” or “work out”, you’re wrong. That kind of advice doesn’t fix the real problem.<p>What you …

Self-help

Top 51 Timeless Inspiring Happiness Quotes To Lighten Your Life

Vivekananda said in his message “Man thinks foolishly that he can make himself happy, and after years of struggle finds out at last that true …

Happiness

Top 101 Mind-Blowing Failure Quotes To Achieve Success In Your Life

There is no one in the world who achieved success without experiencing the taste of failure, if there is anyone who achieved success without testing …

Motivation

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

40 great websites where you can learn something new every day

Today, the worlds of learning and personal or professional development are literally at your fingertips.<p>The open learning movement has made the opportunity to get smarter in your spare time completely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's exploded in recent years.<p>On one of the …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

Self-improvement

Quitting school and taking a family travel adventure: what Guardian readers say

The Meek family’s tale of swapping work and school for a year of UK adventures with their kids encouraged readers to share their own experiences – and opinions<p>We took a decision to sell up and move to Portugal in 1999 when our kids were three and five years old. We’d both been working hard and …

Parenting

The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

Strength Tips from a Man Who Lifts 5 Times His Bodyweight | Men's Health

Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies himself for his heaviest lift of the day in his hometown gym in D’Iberville, Mississippi.<p>“Let’s go,” murmurs Winston Ceasear, a Mack truck of a man who’s swapping sets with Hawthorne. “Easy weight.”<p>The load on the bar is 365 pounds—an impressive but not …

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

10 Daily Habits Of Successful, Intelligent People

<i>By Brenda Della Casa</i><p>There are some who believe that successful people spend their weekends working overtime, but you'd be mistaken to equate success with a workaholic mindset. The truth is that most of those who are successful use their weekends as a way to productively unwind and connect with …

24 Online Websites Set to Replace the Traditional College Education

It’s without question that this generation has and will see the biggest shift in education in the past century.<p>Top universities like Harvard, MIT, …

Online Education

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness | Inc.com

<i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. Guess what? I bounced back. …

Motivation

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/kupicoo</i><p>Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are literally hundreds of podcasts to pique the interest of pretty much anyone with a pulse.<p>That said, these podcasts will not only entertain, they'll also inform, …

15 ways to boost self confidence and love the way you look, according to scientists

Women in America are really unhappy with their weight.<p>About 84% want to lose weight and 34% say that what they eat or how much they weigh is interfering with their happiness, according to Happify— a website and app that uses games and tasks based on scientific studies in positive psychology to make …

The time is now: How to stop procrastinating

Don’t be a deadline junkie, learn how to stop putting things off and get more done<p>Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 10:00<p>With fitness procrastination, ‘you need to …

By: Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources | Taylor Halverson

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Motivation

5 Tips To Build Your Resilience For A Happier Life

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of insurmountable …

7 Cardinal Rules In Life

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

Depression

How to Conquer Fear, Backed By Research

Fear is… really scary, actually.<p>Research shows being afraid you’re going to lose your job can be worse than actually losing your job:<p>“…perceived job …