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Why You Should Do Weights Before Cardio

If you can only work out a couple days per week, you probably do both your lifting and cardio exercises on the same days. While that’s not ideal, you …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Happiness

In 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned one huge factor of success has nothing to do with money

In my Rich Habits Study, where I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of which were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets, I found:<p>As it turns out, the rich in my study were on to something big. According to a Columbia University …

Self-improvement

Tried and True Ways to Attract Readers

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills<br>We writers can become so involved with our stories that we forget we’re writing for readers—not agents, editors, marketing …

Master These 6 Mindsets To Get One Step Closer To Success

Success

10 Things Productive & Organized People Do Before Noon

Better make the most of your morning hours – you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning …

Productivity
Public Speaking

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational.For a long time, …

Critical Thinking

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

The Brain

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

The Workplace

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

How To Really Get Things Done?

38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:<p>1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa<p>2. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Great Salespeople Follow These 2 Rules

These two simple rules are the key to starting and developing solid relationships with your customers.<p>What creates sales success? Some people say it's personality; successful salespeople are outgoing and friendly. Some people say it's expertise; successful salespeople understand problems and find …

Information Overload

Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool

In business today, effective influence is essential. Want your ideas implemented? You must influence others to act on them. Want more advancement or …

Employment

The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. When you don’t see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that …

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.

Ohio State University

Apartment Interior Filled with Graffiti Style Art

Graffiti
Stock Markets

Small Homes Make Better Cities

A rendering of a Heijmans ONE development, designed to make use of vacant lots temporarily. Image courtesy Heijmans.How much space do we need to call …

Housing