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10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

From a CBD-heavy hybrid to the best kind of weed for a party joint, our picks for this year's best cannabis<p>Cannabis has had quite the year. Namely, …

12 Documents You Should Organize Before You Die So You Don't Burden Your Children

Regardless of your age, this is so important.<p>In the daily hustle and bustle that is life, being prepared for our demise isn't usually a top priority.<p>But what if you fall gravely ill or die unexpectedly? Will your loved ones know what to do and, most importantly, where to look for important …

Retirement

How A Common Nutrient Is Improving Gut Health

A recent study released from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has shown a strong correlation between tryptophan and gut health. …

Wellness

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness
Alternative Medicine

How the 12 Houses of Astrology Affect Your Life

When it comes to astrology, it turns out there’s <i>way</i> more to it than just knowing your zodiac (or sun) sign. Planets, transits, elements, sun *and* moon signs, and houses all come into play when you’re trying to make sense of your own chart, and honestly — it’s confusing AF. The complete zodiac …

Astrology

3 Ways To Keep Workplace Loyalty From Becoming Extinct

In our parent’s generation, employees were lifers and the loyalty between workers and companies was often unbreakable; a life-long relationship that spanned decades. Today, loyalty in the workplace is bordering on extinction. Millennials want options, companies are battling for talent, and some …

Employee Engagement

Why Culture Fit Is the Most Important Factor for Employee Retention | Inc.com

I'd argue that culture fit is the most important aspect of retaining great employees above anything else. But employee retention starts with first being able to clearly articulate what the organizational culture is. What are the aligned values, beliefs, behaviors and experiences that make up the …

Human Resources

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

The health benefits of herbs

<b>Learn what 9 of the most common herbs can do to boost your health and wellbeing.</b><p>Herbs are potent little plants. Their roots, flowers, leaves, and …

4 Things You Can Do Every Day To Lose Fat And Build Muscle

Losing fat while building muscle is a hard line to balance.<p>Building muscle requires taking in adequate amounts of protein so your muscle tissue can …

Exercise

The best sweet peas for cutting

Lured in by their perfume as a child, Roger Parsons has been growing sweetpeas for more than 30 years. He now holds a National Collection of 1,300 varieties of <i>Lathyrus odoratus</i> and every year he grows 200 or 300 different varieties. He is always on the lookout for standout characteristics – an …

Leadership

Want to be a better critical thinker? Here’s how to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies”

This weekend on <i>Face the Nation,</i> White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended US president Donald Trump’s declaration that the American press is “the enemy.” “Certainly we would never condone violence,” Priebus said. “But I do think we condone <i>critical thought</i>.”<p>Add Priebus to a long list of …

The 27 Worst Ways to Describe Yourself | Inc.com

When people describe you in certain ways, that's great.<p>When you describe yourself in those ways...um, no.<p>The following words and terms are--for the most part--great when people use them to describe you. Resist the urge to describe yourself in these ways, though. Some are cringe-worthy, while others …

Charisma

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Make This a Top Priority (Most Don't Even Bother) | Inc.com

In my assessment of the healthiest work cultures, I've noticed a trend that can no longer be denied. Leaders in such organizations put the needs of others first, shine the spotlight on their employees, and through it all, the organizations they serve gain incredible strength and power.<p>More …

Employee Engagement

5 Budget Cuts of Beef You Should Be Buying, According to a Butcher

What should you be buying from your butcher? Theo Weening, the global meat buyer for Whole Foods, shares his favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat.<p><b>1.</b> …

Cooking

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

Brain Activity

How To Create A Culture Of Collaboration

As the first “mash up between Disney and Marvel Comics,” the animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i> required a rare synthesis of emotion and adventure. Its creation was “uniquely challenging,” said director Chris Williams—requiring, for starters, the building of a supercomputer network that ultimately became the …

Management

6 Keys to Improve Your Day by Controlling Your Mind

There are many things we can do to start the day off right. Sometimes it is easy to identify why a day may go better than the last, and sometimes it …

New Balance

Overhauling one high-school subject is our best hope for the future of democracy

Home economics used to teach millions of high schoolers the basics of nutrition and how to balance a checkbook. For the sake of American democracy, tomorrow’s kids must get an education in fake-news detection and online citizenship.<p>Preparing young people to be responsible citizens is one of the …

Education

The President’s Final Ask of Us

Dear Coders for America of all stripes,<p>I had the honor and privilege of attending President Obama’s farewell speech on Tuesday. As my friends drew me …

7 Pieces of Home Exercise Equipment Trainers Can’t Live Without

You’ve listed the wellness trends you want to try in 2017 and you know the Tone It Up challenge moves by heart. But when it comes to squeezing in a workout at home, what equipment is worth investing in so that you get the most out of your sweat sessions? With literally thousands of products online …

Workouts