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8 Biggest Time Wasters That Kill Your Productivity

The average person spends 118 minutes per day on social media. Is it worth it?<p>We all wish that we could be more productive. But, how is that possible when assignments keep piling up, the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> just appeared on Netflix, and you have a flurry of emails, texts, and …

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The price of oil is heading up - should I invest, and how?

After recovering from its recent lows, the price of oil should continue to rise, in the short term at least, experts say.<p>A trend towards equilibrium in the continuing battle between supply and demand, and a rare agreement between the members of Opec, the oil cartel, are among the reasons.<p>The price …

5 Simple Techniques for Memorizing the Quran

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Mindfulness

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Ignore your email, cut the coffee, and other ways to stay focused at work

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I improve my focus?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io and VP at Toptal.</i><p>It took me months to write my first book. It failed. I sold less than 50 copies. I made the cover using Microsoft Paint. Some of my friends laughed at the …

Morning Routines You Should Adopt Before You Turn 30

To get rid of a bad snooze-button habit, our very own CEO, Katherine Power, swears by scheduling an early morning sweat session. Hitting snooze even …

Top Five Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter

Having hobby is not only the way of having fun, it can also improve the quality of our life. It doesn’t matter with what level of intelligence the …

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts<p>The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and parents and teachers alike). Now more than ever, young people seem …

Teaching

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

Stepping Away From Your Work Skillfully Can Trick Your Brain To Be More Productive

Do you work long hours believing it’s the most effective way to get your tasks completed? If you do, then you’re not alone – it’s a common perception …

3 Science-Backed Tricks to Getting What You Want

Getting what you want may have more to do with science than you realize. Effective persuasive techniques can be explained by psychology, whether or …

Volunteering

The 3-Step Exercise to Help You Calm Down When You're Nervous

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there’s the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

Atmospheric Leaks Are Likely To Turn Earth Into Hellish Venus

Earth has its atmosphere rich in Nitrogen and Oxygen. Oxygen is the gas which we breathe at all the moments. Its abundance in atmosphere has made its …

4 Ways Leaders Kill Productivity

You may be holding your business back without even realizing it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker<p>As a business leader and a blogger, my level of productivity is greatly …

3 Best Cities In Southeast Asia To Buy An Investment Property

With many Asian countries considered as emerging markets and forces to be reckoned with, many investment opportunities have been presenting themselves to many foreign investors. Although countries in Southeast Asia haven't had that much success in their economies for the past years, the recent …

Want To Be Happier At Work? Forget About Yourself

"In fact, it is a constitutive characteristic of being human that it always points, and is directed, to something other than itself." - Viktor Frankl<p>It was a bitter northern Colorado winter day last December. The kind of day on a college campus when students anxiously wait for that magical e-mail …

7 totally useless weight loss tips you need to stop believing

It’s great if you’re comfortable with your body.<p>But many people are not, especially after they start working and realise exactly why their parents or …

Nutrition

12 tricks to stay awake and alert without coffee

Which is why it's tempting to down a cup (or two, or three) when you're nodding off at work, or when you wake up in the morning feeling not quite refreshed.<p>Unfortunately, consuming large quantities of caffeine comes with risks.<p>What constitutes large quantities depends on the individual, but in …

4 success tips from a fintech entrepreneur

While WB21 — the company behind Michael Gastauer's success — is fascinating, I was more interested in discovering the business habits that he used to help him turn WB21 into what it is today.<p>Through my work at Taco, I got the opportunity to meet him for breakfast and find out the key to his success …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

3 Cheap Growth Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With the stock market in nearly nonstop rally mode over the past six years, investors haven't needed to look far to uncover an abundance of growth stocks. But not all growth stocks are created equal: While some could still deliver extraordinary gains, others appear …

How to Become Instantly Smarter: Stop Doing These 9 Things Today

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

6 Most Affordable Luxury Cars of 2016 that will Allure You

Are you looking for the most affordable luxury cars for 2016? No worries! Here, in this article, I’m going to enlist the Editor’s Choice badge, so …