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7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

7 Simple Actions Practiced Daily By People Who Love Themsleves

You can have looks that turn heads as you walk down the street, smarts that rival anyone on the planet, all the money in the world, the best career, …

3 Ways to Make Your Life Simple and Successful Again

<i>“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”<br>―Leo Tolstoy</i><p>We all have days, weeks, months and – for some – even years of …

How to Design a Simple Life

Last year, my family and I moved to a new house. Packing up six kids and two adults was a lot of work, even though we’ve been pursuing a simple …

Minimalism

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

The key to long-term success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is our newest online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

9 common behaviors that hurt your chances of success

But there are also certain qualities that predict a lack of personal and professional fulfillment.<p>To pinpoint what those are, we looked through the Quora thread, "Which personality traits often lead to failure?," and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>If you happen to recognize some of these …

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

Self-help

How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

In many industries the balance of power has dramatically shifted from buyers to suppliers. A classic example comes from the railway industry. In 1900 North America had 35 suppliers of cast rail wheels; railway builders could pick and choose among them. A century later no one looking to build a …

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Management

10 Important Things People Wish They Understood In Their Youth

Hindsight is a funny thing—it can teach you valuable life lessons or fill you with regret. The question is what are you going to do with the benefit …

9 ways to get people to take you seriously

If you’re going to get anywhere in business, you need people to take you seriously.<p>According to the research, you can increase your credibility with …

5 Ways You Can Get The Job Over Other Highly Qualified Candidates

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Urgent vs Important: Why Choosing Wrong Can Derail Your Dreams

If you spend most of your life paying attention to the little fires urgency creates, your big goals go unconquered because you never find time for …

Time Management

Define Yourself by Your Work? How (and Why) You Should Stop Now

Think your identity comes from your profession? Three reasons to change your mind.<p>Do you identify with your work? I do, a lot of the time. Ask me who I am and the word "writer" will pop up early in my answer, even though that's only one of many things I am. I'm also a wife, a daughter, a …

Relationships

To Kill a Man

A short story.<p><b>Long before James Webb became secretary</b><b>of the</b> <i>Navy or a U.S. senator—or even potentially a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate—he was a 23-year-old Marine fighting in Vietnam’s An Hoa basin, west of the city of Da Nang, as part of the Fifth Marine Regiment. During his tour as a</i> …

On the Red Couch with Todoist Founder and CEO Amir Salihefendic

<i>When Amir Salihefendic was a student, he took on several side jobs and craved an organizing tool beyond his text files and Palm Pilot. So he created Todoist, a paperless to-do list and task manager that helps break big, overwhelming projects into manageable pieces. On Flipboard, the Todoist</i> …