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9 Tricks For Waking Up Earlier

"We don't know why this is, but there are a few potential explanations," writes researcher Renee Biss in a study conducted by the University of Toronto. "Evening people may be more prone to social jet lag; this means that their biological clock is out of sync with the social clock."<p>While there's a …

11 Traits All Successful Leaders Share

Carnegie liked Hill so much that he decided to share his core values and strategies, which launched Hill's career as a pioneer of the self-help genre.<p>His 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich" went on to become one of the bestselling books of all time. Hill based his insights on the lives of legendary …

10 Completely Free Books Every (Would-Be) Business Leader Should Read

Maybe you’re a rising business executive who’s getting ready for your summer vacation, and you’re looking for something interesting to read.<p>Maybe you’re just heading to Seattle for a sales conference, and you need something to peruse on the plane.<p>Or maybe you’re starting an MBA in the fall. and …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

5 Keys To Making A Great First Impression

According to new research out of Princeton, it's about 100 milliseconds— the same amount of time it takes for a giant hummingbird to flap its wings.<p>We're all constantly practicing what psychologists call physiognomy, or reading a person's personality traits from their appearance.<p>"Appearance is our …

Body Language

29 Successful People Who Wake Up Really Early

The early bird schedule is good for responding to people and events around the world, getting a head start on people in your own time zone, and also finding time for exercise and family. What's more, research shows that early risers tend to be happier and more proactive.<p>While a late schedule may …

Success