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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Save Money This Year | Inc.com

In the good old days, companies provided employees with lifetime jobs followed by pensions that paid retirees a predictable and comfortable monthly check.<p>Those days are gone -- never to return.<p>Now people are accustomed to a blend of fairly short-term and unstable bouts of full employment followed …

Personal Finance

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity after a terrible night's sleep

We've all been there — tossing and turning all night, counting down the hours until we have to get up for work in the morning. Sleepless nights are no fun.<p>And the unfortunate reality is that even though you feel like crap the next day, you still have to show up at the office, ready to give …

29 Compliments Your Kids Need to Hear From You

Among the growing list of things that your kids need from you every day, both physically and emotionally, is to feel loved, valued, and special. Even though some parents are always oozing with compliments for their kiddos while others are worrying that they're praising their kids too much, children …

Tired of Being Tired? How to Re-Energize and Be Happy

You're tired. You're exhausted from the moment you get up in the morning. It feels like you've been plowing the field with a fork. You're working too hard and not getting enough done. This can get a person down, especially during this busy season. Fatigue can trigger sadness and vice versa.<p>There's …

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

Cook, smash, dollop: An easy side of spuds

Here’s something fun, different and healthful to do with potatoes: Crush them into rustic rounds that have the golden crispness of fried potatoes outside and the softness of mashed potatoes inside.<p>You start with small, round potatoes, such as Yukon Gold or Red Bliss, which are ideal here because of …

Low Fat

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-improvement

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 …

Motivation

The 10-Minute Low-Impact HIIT Workout

A lot of times, exercising sounds like a good idea—in theory. Then the reality of going to the gym (in freezing temps, no less!) sets in, and …

5 Planning Apps to Save Your Sanity

Has the craziness of the new year hit anyone else yet? It’s quite a transition, getting back in the swing of things after a good, long holiday …

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

Apps

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment

We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those …

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

These Are the Concealer Hacks Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

It's no secret we love a good beauty hack. (Seriously though—from lipstick to mascara to hair spray, we've rounded up a treasure trove of experts' tricks.) Up next in our quest for the best beauty routine ever: concealer. Read on to find out the tricks that nine makeup artists think every woman …

18 Genius Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Needs for the Holidays

For the girl who doesn't know how to wear makeup — or just doesn't want to take the time to put it on.<p>If you’re reading this, you either (1) don’t know how to wear makeup or (2) are too lazy to care, but either way, you still want to look extra special for your upcoming holiday party. These …

Amazon Drops The Price On Prime This Weekend

<b>Update:</b> Amazon announced today that it's dropping the price of its Prime membership from $99 to $73 starting at 9:00 p.m. PT tomorrow, Friday, …

22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

Meditation

Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

Lots of us used to color as kids and… it made us happy. Current research by mental health experts suggests that it might make us adults happy too. …

Meditation

Guide to Meditation

What if there was a mental exercise you could do that would increase your brain size, make your thinking more efficient, reduce your anxiety levels, …

Meditation

FBI renews focus on 1994 murders of Ohio, Pennsylvania teens

The FBI and other agencies returned last week to a northeastern Ohio area where the bodies of two teenage girls were found in 1994.<p>The investigators used advanced technology to search the sites near the Berlin Lake Wildlife Area where Kathryn Menendez, 17, and Sarah Rae Boehm, 14, were found …

THIS Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Bananas

What if we told you there was a groundbreaking new tool to help you lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy—all for just 19 …

Nutrition

9 things to do on Sunday night to set yourself up for a successful week

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on …