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8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Murders and mysteries, yes, but these five books are far from being your average crime novel

For those who want more than a whodunit in their crime fiction.<p>What can be frustrating about reading crime fiction is that after a certain number of …

Books

Top Websites for Fiction Writers to Share Their Writing

So you’ve written a story and don’t want to self-publish or have it sit in a literary agents slush pile? But also want to post your work online and …

Writing

Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!<p>Every person …

Critical Thinking

What to Read This Holiday Season

The Vanishing Princess, a haunting memoir, an ebullient take on fairy tales, and more.<p>You probably miss <b>Jenny Diski</b> even if you’ve never heard of her. The beloved British author chronicled her terminal illness for the <i>London Review of Books,</i> and now <i>The Vanishing Princess</i> (Ecco), a collection of her …

How to Be Productive While Procrastinating (According to Your Personality) | Inc.com

As the holidays roll around, you probably have two thoughts. The first is that it's hard to believe (as always) that the year is about to end. The second? That it's time to slack off, right? What could you possibly get done before the New Year begins?<p>And don't worry, I'm not here to tell you to …

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they've spread to 12 countries around the world

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A startup called Zero Mass Water aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and …

Clean Energy

Having Trouble Focusing? You Could Be Facing 1 of These 7 Problems

Even with a task as simple as reading, the mind wanders 115 to 20 percent of the time. So, clean up your act.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For busy entrepreneurs with loaded schedules and brimming task lists, there's nothing more frustrating than having the time to …

To Save the Oceans, Should You Give Up Glitter?

Sparkles are fun, but these tiny bits of plastic escape into waterways.<p>When 19 British pre-schools stopped using glitter in art projects to save the oceans, it set off a frenzy that reached as far as New Zealand over glitter’s potential to harm marine life. The change at the Tops Day Nurseries, the …

Pollution

These Are the Safest Cities in the World This Year

The world feels like a wholly unpredictable place these days. Between recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks, travelers are understandably …

The mysterious return of scarlet fever

The infection used to be a leading killer of children — and it's making a comeback.<p>Scarlet fever, a leading killer of children in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is suddenly making a comeback in many parts of the world, and no one knows why.<p>The bacterial infection brings on a red, sandpapery …

Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

Japan

‘A tale of decay’: the Houses of Parliament are falling down

Britain’s Parliament is broken. It is a fire risk. It is insanitary. Asbestos worms its way through the building. Many of the pipes and cables that carry heat, water, electricity and gas were installed just after the war and should have been replaced in the 1970s; some of them date from the 19th …

United Kingdom

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Wellness

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Is Joseph Conrad the One Dead White Guy Worth Listening to?

He’s been dead almost a century and yet even today it’s like it’s Conrad’s world and we just live in it, because he saw it all coming: tech trouble, …

Nation-Building

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Procrastination

One Brain Skill That Will Make You Creative | Inc.com

The most common form of creativity is the combinational creativity. That's when old ideas in your head combine in your medial prefrontal cortex into new ideas. Although it seems accidental, this process is far from it. There are four steps that, if you followed them, would increase the quantity and …

The Brain

Natural Supplements That Boost Your Stamina, Endurance and Immune System

Supplements give your body all the inevitable substances it needs such as minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Even if you are loaded with fruits, …

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Flat-pack home costs $32K and can be built in six hours

An architect might have found a solution to the UK’s housing shortage.<p>Renato Vidal, from Italy, has created an affordable flat pack folding home …

Prefab Homes

New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed studies linking sugar to heart disease and cancer

For decades, sugar lobbyists have been taking aim at studies linking sugar and cancer.<p>When a study last year found that mice on sugar-heavy diets were more likely to develop breast cancer, the Sugar Association, one of the biggest sugar lobbying groups in the US, called it "sensationalized." The …

These are the 3 habits you need to learn anything

Habits are learned through rewarded practice. Some habits are completely unconscious, for example: checking your phone when you experience a moment …

Self-improvement

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night | Inc.com

When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and life hacks. It's rooted in a focus on systems and daily habits which …

Lifehacks

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

BU GIA MAP, Vietnam — When Tran Viet Hung was a soldier patrolling these forested hills in southern Vietnam six years ago, he came down with a fever and chills. He tested positive for malaria and spent a few days recovering in a government clinic.<p>Now Mr. Hung, 37, shrugs off the incident as an …

How to achieve your dreams even when they are so wild to talk about out loud

You are feeling meh most of the time, aren’t you?You are not quite “there” yet. You don’t really hate your job, but it doesn’t inspire or challenge …

How to Form the Decisiveness Habit

I’ve had several people ask me lately about what they can do about indecisiveness, and it made me realize that this is actually something I’m pretty …

Self-improvement