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This One Productivity Secret Is the Key to Working Smarter

<i>What daily habits can someone adopt to lead a more productive life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, Staff Writer, New York Times and Author of, Smarter Faster Better, on</b> …

YouTube Is Introducing New Ways to Help Small Businesses Make Better Video Ads

YouTube wants to turn video ads on its platform into a DIY possibility for small- and medium-sized businesses.<p>Today, Google is launching three ways …

Advertising

how to make an Outdoor Sofa

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

How A Tiny Staging Company Built A $100 Million Business

ASH doesn’t want to leave its stamp around the world–just on projects where it can leave a lasting impression.<p>A few years ago, you might have caught Ari Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff–cofounders of the New York–based design company ASH–loading up a station wagon with flea market finds to “stage” …

How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens

In the past, wealth came with responsibility. Today’s rich avoid taxes, military service, and charitable giving. No wonder we’re seeing a populist backlash<p>The author F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that the “rich are different than you and me”.<p>Fitzgerald’s observation rings especially true today. The …

23 Free Design Goodies You Will Want To Download

We have another awesome freebies post for you! This time we selected 23 <i>free design goodies</i> that you’ll be eager to download! They include …

Graphic Design

New York's ugliest luxury condo tower is the third-tallest building in the US

The supertall skyscraper 432 Park Avenue is not only the largest structure in the world inspired by a trash can. It's also the tallest residential …

Skyscrapers

Here's How To Make Italy's Most Popular Cocktail

Is it summer yet?<p>The strongest elements of Italian culture—think art, food, architecture—tend to be defined by a few recurring things: Elevated aesthetics, practicality, and gusto. Unsurprisingly, the drinking culture in The Boot follows suit.<p>In addition to the country's many wine regions, there is …

Northern Italy

Brilliant Data Visualization Brings The History Of Hip Hop To Life

Rapid advances and innovations in digital information technology have given us the means to gather data and produce new information on a massive scale. How do we bring this information to people in ways that are both informative and easy to comprehend? Sophisticated data visualization is one …

Data Visualization

71 Motivational Quotes To Boost Yourself

Does Motivation needed in our everyday life, No it doesn’t, when? Only if you are “made of gold”. A made of gold person doesn’t need any motivation …

Motivation

The Ultimate Guide to Building Habits that Stick – yours free

Today, I’m very excited to share our new Ultimate Guide to Habits with you: This is some of the best material I’ve ever released on setting goals, …

How-To's

10 public speaking mistakes successful people don't make

After interviewing successful professionals such as Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte and Michael Port on my podcast, Improving Public Speaking, I have discovered what high achievers consider these mistakes to be.<p>The mistakes most professionals make in public speaking include:<p>When speaking in public, you …

Public Speaking

You had no idea your iPhone could capture photos this crisp and clear

Clip-on lens accessory kits for the iPhone and Android smartphones work far better than you could imagine if you’ve never tried one. And best of all, …

A CEO and serial entrepreneur shares the biggest excuses that hold people back

Oh my God, the excuses. When you start a sentence with "I want to ..." then end up with "but" midway through, you're making an excuse.<p>You can probably guess a few of the most common. You may have even used one or two in your life: "I didn't have any money," "I didn't have a chance," "I grew up in a …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Use the Rubber Band Method to Build Better Habits Every Day

Building better habits requires reminders. You need something to help you keep your new habits at the forefront of your mind until they’re cemented …

Rubber Bands

4 behaviours that lead to divorce

Wondering why every marriage does not work out?<p>Two psychologists, John Gottman, founder of Gottman Institute at University of Washington, and Robert …

How to Fall Out of Love—If You Need To.

Falling in love can be a magical and enriching experience. But there are some situations when the right thing to do is fall <i>out</i> of love.<p>We all know …

Spirituality

How to draw a head

You may have your best pencils and drawing techniques to hand, but there's no getting away from the complexity of how to draw a head. Because of …

15 Wise Motivational Movie Quotes That Will Inspire You To Live A Great Life

Movies are as much a source of wisdom to us as they are a source of entertainment. Films from across decades have mirrored life’s struggles …

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Can't argue with science: A person isn't responsible for having a mental illness.<p>People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those …

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Meditation

The Most Effective Way to Take a Break at Work

Some people have a relentless drive to work all the time. They’ll work through lunch breaks, stay late at the office, and even bring projects home to …

Time Management

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

8 Principles to Keep in Mind to Reach an Unprecedented Level of Productivity

We all have those days: we show up to work after not getting enough sleep, or getting too much, and find ourselves with our chin in our palm staring …

Productivity

A Freak Accident Leads to Eye-Popping "Double Vision" Art

An accident left Tommii Lim with permanent double vision, so he had to switch his style up—you won't believe your eyes at the results.<p>Defined by black and white lines, the work of LA-based artist Tommii Lim focuses on notions of abstraction in his large-scale murals and illustrations.<p>In 2010, a …

Artists

The Real Secrets of a Great Relationship

There are so many places for couples to get advice on what behaviors make a great relationship happen, and last. Endless blogs, books, articles, and the media offer multiple suggestions about what intimate partners can do to be successful. Yet, even when they embrace great communication, sexual …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement