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Overweight Kids More Likely To Develop Depression As Adults

Overweight children have an increased risk for a long-list of diseases and conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career | Inc.com

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more egregious examples, such as when Yelp employee Talia Jane became an Internet sensation last month for writing a blistering post …

Leadership

6 Ways to Stay Awake, Energized and Focused While at Work (Without Caffeine)

Caffeine is a common fix, but the brief spurts of energy it produces offer only a short-term solution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workdays can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. Besides the ups and downs of day-to-day responsibilities, many people are also …

3 Little-Known Hacks That Have a Huge Impact on Your Productivity | Inc.com

Ask yourself one question: If you could only work for an hour today, what would you do?<p>In other words, which tasks would be at the top of your priority list and which wouldn't make the cut? This is a question that I ask myself every day.<p>I live a highly nomadic lifestyle. I spend over a hundred days …

Time Management

5 Habits Highly Organized People Don't Have | Inc.com

Part of the secret to success for a global business consultant is to be organized. Different countries, multiple time zones, and a myriad of clients and cultures mean it can be pretty easy to get mixed up and miss important appointments. And, admittedly, I did so once in a while in the beginning of …

Time Management

5 Damaging Lies Comfortability Tells You Every Single Day

It is amazing what comfortability will tell you just so that you can stay small and never have the audacity to dream big. Looking back over the …

There’s a simple technique you can use to turn your emotional baggage into dating success

It may seem that new relationships are entirely fueled by dreams and hopes for a perfect future. But the past can have a powerful influence too—often more so than we would like to admit. The “emotional baggage” that we bring from the past can mean that we sometimes pick a partner who’s not quite …

Relationships

The Most Simple Meditation Technique That Anyone Can Do

Have you ever heard of gazing meditation?<p>If you haven’t, it involves focusing your mind on an object in front of you.<p>Gazing has been a long-practiced …

How Not to be Miserable at Work: Career Advice from a Free-Spirited Freelancer that Anyone Can Use

It's been more than three years since I quit my day job and dove into freelance writing full-time. Being your own boss sure has its perks (hello, …

Writing

How to Change Your Relationship with Stuff: Recognizing There’s More to Life Than Material Things

<i>“I wish everyone could become rich and famous so they can realize it’s not the answer.”</i> <b>Jim Carrey</b><br>What’s your relationship with stuff like?Are you …

Minimalism

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

Samurai

Heartbroken? A Psychology Coach Says to Do This One Thing After a Breakup

No matter how long or short you've been in a relationship with someone, breakups are never easy. After all, you entered the partnership for a reason, …

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

Self-improvement

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more productive, here are five things that will make …

Procrastination

Why You're Late for Work All the Time — and How to Fix It

Tips so you'll be at work on time, all the time.<p>The car accident that snarled your commute, the alarm that didn’t go off, the burning need to respond …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL | Inc.com

If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's site.) Thirty people with no military background undertake extreme physical …

Leadership

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

Motivation

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

Happiness

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results | Inc.com

If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to recognize them to feed their self-esteem, it will encourage them to continue …

Employee Engagement

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In actuality, …

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

Neuroscience

17 Bad Habits You Need to Kill in 2017 to Be More Successful | Inc.com

Many of you will resolve to start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don't work. Approximately 38 percent of Americans will make resolutions, and only 8 percent will succeed.<p>Instead of adding a new diet or workout regime, let's</i> …

Self-help

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals to maintain their smartness. Whether they do it in leadership, …

Self-improvement

7 Bad Habits That Will Severely Jeopardize Your Career in Business

Most employees find it easy to recognize leadership, or lack of it, in others. Yet they often are oblivious to the same traits in themselves. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.<p>Are you a career-minded business professional waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, …

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation