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How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

9 Unconventional Habits of Extraordinary Success

I’ve picked-up these habits gradually over the years while working beside some impressively successful people – seven figure internet entrepreneurs, best selling authors, talented CEOs, etc. Even though these aren’t the typical success habits you’d read about in a self-improvement book like <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,</i> they’ve been extremely effective in my life by helping me align my daily efforts with a winning mindset. I’m confident they can do the same for you.<p>Here’s what I would …

5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”</i> Sobering words from Aristotle, and an astute reminder that success …

Let Go of "I Can't..." and Go After What You Want

<b>“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela</b><p>Do you wish your circumstances in life were different? Have you reconciled yourself to …

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

17 Essential Study Hacks Every Student Should Know

Everyone hates exams, but these tips will help make them a little more bearable.

5 Steps to Boost the Skills That Will Help You Better Connect With People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are you know less about emotional intelligence (EI) than you think, but for those on the leadership track, a better understanding of it can make all the difference.<p>Being emotionally intelligent generally means you are skillful in …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in the Workplace

April 13, 2015<p>What makes a person successful? A variety of factors help, including a good academic record, solid work experience, and networking …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

Encouraging children to get along

Children’s ability to get along with others – or their ‘social development’ – is a process that happens as they grow.<p>For example, four-year-olds are …

Australian Universities

Why Access to Screens Is Lowering Kids' Social Skills

People have long suspected that there’s a cost to all this digital data all the time, right at our fingertips. Now there’s a study out of UCLA that …

7 Ways You Can Unlock Your Hidden Emotional Intelligence

It's seldomly discussed, but emotional intelligence is a key component of effective leadership. Here are some ways to make the most of it.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions and those of the people around you.<p>People with a high degree of emotional …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Pedagogy

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1)

This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped …

From Nuisance to Asset: Promoting 21st Century Skills with Smart Phones

Anyone working with middle school and high school youth has been frustrated at one time or another with excessive cell phone use during programming. …

Resources on Smartphones and teaching

Smartphones and teaching: some literature and thoughts<p>Reading through a lot of various posts about college students and smartphones and haven't found …

Education Technology

12 Apps To Help Students Study

<b>12 Apps To Help Students Study</b><p>Nowadays, a lot of students study with a computer or tablet device. Access to the Web gives them a tremendous amount of …

5 Reasons Why Having Persistence Pays Off

I don’t know if you’re a persistent person, but this is something you simply can’t ignore. Persistence is the foundation of taking anything you can …

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

Stop Stress in 60 Seconds

These 3 stress-busting strategies could save your life<p>Severe stress can do more damage than just turning your hair gray and making you shorter. (It's true. Stress actually shrinks you. It's just one of the <b>Weird Things That Stress Does to Your Body</b>.) People with chronic stress have a 59 percent …

5 Principles for Pummeling Procrastination

Welcome to the battle for progressive conscious awareness!<p>Today’s fight is between the challenger – <b>YOU,</b> and the reigning champ …

Procrastination

Conquering Digital Distraction

Sinan Koçaslan/iStockphoto<p>Digital overload may be the defining problem of today’s workplace. All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded with so many messages and alerts that even when we want to focus, it’s nearly impossible. And when we’re tempted to …

9 Ways to Reach Your Goals Lightning Fast

<b>Fully Commit</b><p>Decide that you’re going to keep working at it until your reach your goal. The word “de-cide” literally means “to cut away from”. Think …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

Learning

5 Ways To Build A Positive Attitude to Learning

So you need to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one?<p>Or maybe you need to retrain completely, start your professional journey from the …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Yourself to Study

It was dark in my room. Quiet too. I could feel the warmth coming from the 3rd story window in our apartment building, but I had the shades down …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills