Dharmesh Bhagat

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Stressed Out? Here Are 7 Ways to Beat It Before It Kills You

Stress doesn't have to be a side effect of building your business.<p>Unchecked stress can have a devastating impact on your body. And if you're not careful, you can live with it for years not recognizing the damage it's causing.<p>My body sent me signals for a long time that trouble was brewing inside: …

5 Portion Control Tips You’ve Never Heard Before

You shouldn't always go for the smaller plate.<p>It doesn’t matter what diet you follow. To lose weight, you’ve got to know when to pump the breaks on your portions. But, obvi, that's easier said than done when faced with a giant bowl of pasta.<p>Portion sizes (of pretty much everything but produce) have …

Nutrition

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

Mortgage rules explained, from credit scores to income requirements

New programs and updated regulations are changing the mortgage game<p>Following the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage lending ground to a halt for all but the most perfect of borrowers, and largely stayed that way until recently. Two years ago, lenders began to ease mortgage standards, and today, it’s …

Home Ownership

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.<p>"How you finish the workday is very important," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may …

Success

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Weight Loss

There’s a better way to write your to-do lists

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. Before I dive in to explain how I craft my to-do list each day, I’d like to point out that to-do lists …

10 Productivity Tips You Can Implement In the Next Seven Days

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

7 signs it's time to quit your job to become an entrepreneur

Usually, it's because we find that simply working a job just isn't enough. We need to challenge ourselves, to test our ideas and to take control. Working for someone else just can't satisfy that kind of personal drive.<p><b>Related: 6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

20 Incredibly Common Speaking and Writing Blunders

Like it or not, people make snap judgments about you all the time. Don't let these incredibly common mistakes affect how people see you.<p>How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and …

Ten Money Saving Tips you can start doing today

Here are ten money-saving tips you can do today to build your emergency savings, take that dream vacation you have been dying to go on or to start …

How to Get an Ivy League Education--for Free

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

5 Ways to Cut Your Work Hours Without Skimping on Productivity

Being the first one into the office and the last one out at the end of the day has become a badge of honor, but working long hours doesn't …

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Want to Save 20 Hours of Your Work Week? Start Using These 9 Apps

Get your productivity systems in order, so that you can focus on the work that really inspires you.<p>In today's world of work, there are many distractions, opportunities, and things to do. A startup mentality has invaded all levels of work: an all-hands-on-deck mindset that encourages us to handle …

5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to “rest and digest” can reverse the damage.<p>That smartphone in your pocket? It’s nearly doubling the amount of time you spend working.<p>A 2013 survey by the Center for Creative Leadership found that the typical …

Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training

Building Muscle 101's Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training<p>About the guide<p>This guide is meant for those of you who are brand new to weight …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

15 Things To Do To Be Successful By The Time You're 30

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

Here's What Nutritionists Actually Consider Healthy Food

A recent survey reveals the foods nutritionists think are healthy vs. the foods regular people think are healthy.<p>Tell us more in the comments!

Healthy Eating

Change Your Life In 6 Months With These 5 Skills

Learning a new skill that can change your life doesn’t have to take forever. In fact, you can learn several skills in as little as 6 months!<p>Some of …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Peter Thiel

4 Simple Breakfasts That Will Keep You Full Through Lunch

If, like us, you’re sick of the standard yogurt-and-granola or microwaveable oatmeal breakfast options, it’s time to give your morning routine a …

Clear Skin Is Just 2 Spices & A Lemon Away

Acne has always been my nemesis. I spent the best years of my life not knowing what would make it wake up and ruin my skin for another fortnight. I …

5 Popular Food Hacks That Aren't Worth Trying—and What to Do Instead

The worst kitchen shortcuts, revealed.<p>We all love a good hack, especially in the kitchen. Who doesn’t want to save time meal prepping, cooking, and baking?<p>But with the sheer number of “genius” hacks skyrocketing online, it’s hard to know which ones are legit and which ones are total BS. Some hacks …

Hacking

Exactly What To Do As Soon As You Get Turned Down For A Job

It’s fine to be mad or sad, but don’t let too much time lapse before asking yourself these five questions.<p>Getting that dreaded “thanks, but no thanks” email for a position you were really excited about is a tough pill to swallow–there’s really no way to sugarcoat it.<p>If you’re like most people, you …

Career Development

8 Helpful Tricks To Be a Better Public Speaker

Public speaking can evoke fear, anxiety, and panic, but preparing and rehearsing can help mitigate your nerves. We’ve all heard the basic public …