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5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Goal Setting

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

3 Social Security Rules You Should Know By Heart

As with any program that administers payments to tens of millions of citizens, Social Security's book of rules can -- at times -- read like a copy of <i>War & Peace</i>. But you shouldn't let that intimidate you. In the end, I believe there are three simple rules that every citizen of the United States …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Note-Taking

35 Ways To Transform Everything You Own With Paint

Wicker benches, linoleum floors, table lamps, KitchenAid mixers, you name it.

Make a Tasty Weed-Infused Honey With Only Three Ingredients

A drizzle of honey in a cup of tea can sweeten up your favorite soothing beverage, but a drizzle of <i>weed-infused</i> honey can really enhance the relaxing …

30 Ways To Eat More - How To Lose Weight

I came home to find my roommate, Rachel, sitting motionless at the kitchen table. It didn’t take long to realize why she looked so miserable. Her …

Traditional Retirement Planning For Couples Is Fatally Flawed

I was eating breakfast with a recently retired client. As he took a bite of toast, I asked, “What have you found surprising or unexpected in retirement?” He raised his hand to suggest he would answer when he was done chewing. I waited patiently until he exclaimed.<p>“Nothing really, just enjoying …

Retirement

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

Procrastination

This 33-Year-Old Social Security Rule Is Wreaking Havoc on Seniors' Retirement Income

Image source: Flickr user Paloa Caruso.<p>After working for four-plus decades in many instances, and paying into the Social Security program, today's seniors have come to rely heavily on their monthly benefit check.<p><b>Social Security: not so secure after all?</b><br>A Gallup poll released in October found that …

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

4 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Can Sabotage Our Retirement

Your own behavior may be the biggest obstacle to your financial goals.<p>We like to think it’s things beyond our control—job layoffs, market downturns, …

Retirement

70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal Changed My Life

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story …

High Blood Pressure

6 Products That Will Totally Change the Way You Sleep

For the millions of people of people who suffer from sleep disorders and related issues, these products are total game changers.

How 'Vitamin G' secretly impacts your sleep

Since the beginning of time, humans have had a constant interaction with the earth. Our ancestors would come in contact with the earth's surface on a daily basis: walking, hunting, gathering food and water, communing, playing, relaxing, and more. Nearly everything they did required a connection …

Wellness

20 Ways to Save Money at Costco

Hacks every shopper should know.<p>Costco is one of the best retailers out there for low prices and savings, but wouldn’t it be better if you could save …

Personal Finance

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Brad Pitt

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

25 Trendy Diets That Are Total Bullsh*t

Just say no.<p>When it comes to weight loss, we like to play by numbers, so here's a few: 45 percent of Americans usually like to make New Year's resolutions, and of those people, 38 percent cite some form of "lose weight" or "improve health" at the top of their to-do list. Having a plan to hit the …

Nutrition

21 ways to stop procrastinating right now

But procrastinating can be costly, especially at work.<p>To stop, you'll first need to understand the causes and temptations of procrastination. Then you'll want to follow these 21 steps:<p><i>Vivian Giang contributed to a previous version of this article.</i>

Time Management

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

Nix the Nightcap: How Alcohol and Marijuana Can Harm Your Sleep

“Nightcaps” come in all shapes and sizes. Some people like to have a drink before bed, and others prefer taking a nice long toke. But while these …

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Time Management

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

15 Cannabis Strains High In Cannabidiol (CBD)

For quite some time tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was the super-star cannabinoid found in marijuana. Responsible for the psychoactive component of the …

Cannabis

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and relieved — like your work is <i>finally</i> done.<p>But it isn't.<p>In fact, there's still one more crucial step to take if you really want to land the gig: sending the interview thank you …

Employment

Top Blackout Curtains

READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF >> CLICK HERE <<<p>If you are like me, you need complete darkness to have a good sleep.<p>That is why I decided to …