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7 Secrets of Successful People to Living a Balanced Life | Inc.com

Most of us business leaders have a time in our lives when we just feel out of whack. Specifically, we feel like we've lost that sense of work-life balance. We know we may have been putting in too many 80-hour weeks in a row, and we can feel the side effects of making that kind of commitment. The …

Success

The Truth About How Many Processed Foods You're Eating

Admit it: sometimes when you reach for a convenience food you <i>don't</i> always grab a banana. But a new study shows that reaching for wrapped snacks and other packaged foods may be worse than you thought.<p>The research, published in the journal <i>BMJ Open</i> analyzed what more than 9,000 people ate over 24 …

Here’s Why You Should Add More Veggies to Your Diet ASAP

I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a meal that didn’t include vegetables. For me, they’re the main attraction at breakfast, lunch, and …

Nutrition

This $279 'Keurig for food' will replace every cooking appliance you own

Called Tovala, the countertop machine is a broiler, steamer, oven, microwave, and toaster in one.<p>It is meant to replace all major cooking appliances and eliminate most of the work involved in making healthy meals.<p>The Tovala is launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday at an "early bird" price of $199 for …

Cooking

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

Meditation

Sleeping Your Way to the Top: 5 Sleep Habits Successful People Have | ITX

What makes successful people different from the rest? It turns out, a series of small-yet-significant decisions about their everyday lives are what …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

Try ignoring it<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The magical number</b><p>Some scientists say that you should be able to remember about seven of them. More precisely, since a paper from …

Humanity

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Happiness

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

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Nutrition

Animal photos of the year 2015: Part 2 - Telegraph

Here's What School Lunches Around the World Look Like

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on <i>Food & Wine</i>. Since its publication, sweetgreen released the following …

Food

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Creativity

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Psychology

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

Self-help

Investors Love It When You Use This Writing Trick | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur knows that investors want to see a business plan before they invest money in a startup.<p>Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs wrongly believe the primary purpose of the business plan is to document how you plan to grow.<p>On the contrary, the <i>primary</i> purpose of a business plan is to sell …

Small Business

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

TED Talks
Kitchens

Photographer captures forest of snowmen in the mountains of Japan

Popular wisdom has it that snowmen (or, indeed, snow-women) need to be built of human effort.<p>You know the drill – a heavy fall of winter white; huge round balls of the stuff rolled round and round the garden to create the body and head; pebbles for eyes; old carrot from the back of the fridge for a …

38 Nutrition Experts on What They Eat for Breakfast

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Nutrition

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

Time I

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective | Inc.com

It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. Amid these expectations, and these are but a …

Apps

6 Healthy Living Techniques for Even the Busiest People

Our society thrives on busyness. A collective obsession with the time and stress of every task we undertake has become the ongoing cultural norm. Between working one (or maybe two or three) jobs, commuting, paying bills, running errands and social obligations, where could we possibly squeeze in …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School
Sweet Potatoes

Here's why Scandinavians are so good at speaking English

In fact, nearly anyone you meet from any Scandinavian country will have a near, if not perfect grasp of the English language, <i>as well as</i> being fluent in their own native tongue.<p>How can this be? Are Scandinavians some sort of super-human language geniuses? Does the mix of cold temperatures and lack …

Language Learning

The Fast Way to Make Better Decisions, Backed by Research

Take the perspective of someone else.<p>Think about what your smartest friend might do in that situation.<p>We investigated how perspective-taking might be …

Psychology

Ten reasons to wake up earlier

It is not always easy to get up early in the morning. Still, setting your alarm for dawn has its advantages. If you need motivation to get there, …

Here's How To Count Calories Without Hating Life — From People Who Tried It

It's so much harder than just reading nutrition labels.<p><b>• To identify patterns in your eating that might help explain things like why you're always tired, why you're always hungry, or why you're not losing weight.</b><p><b>• To help you cut down on things like sugar, sodium, or calories — if that's something</b> …

Common Food And Drug Combinations To Avoid

When we’re prescribed a medication, we assume that we’ll take it, and then get better. Often it doesn’t work like that. So much interacts with …

10 core beliefs of incredibly successful people

Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.<p>Here are some of those beliefs... no. Wait.<p>Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel <i>this</i> is the only definition of success that matters.<p>(Hint: success has nothing to do …

Self-improvement