Janine Messina

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A Complete Guide on When to Go to Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a top vacation destination, whether you’re traveling with kids or not. For many, the question isn’t if to …

Science Says This Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain in Shape

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better. Which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

Exercise

12 DIY Projects to Try in November

As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, we’re hunkering down in our homes. For me and many of my friends, I’ll admit that means cozying up …

Urban Outfitters

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

A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

U.S. Marines

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

Public Speaking

The Kanye West Effect: Why Obnoxiously Confident People End Up Successful

Kanye West was a star in his own mind long before he became a bonafide celebrity.<p>Back in 2003, comedian Dave Chappelle invited the then unknown …

Self-improvement
Marketing

The 5 Words That Changed My Content Marketing Strategy

You know those times where you read a book and one line seems to stop you in your tracks and pierce your mind?<p>"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget." -The Road<p>"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot." -Breakfast At Tiffany's<p>"Yer a wizard, …

Marketing

If you want to influence people don't try to persuade them. Use ‘pre-suasion’ instead.

Today and every day we are the targets of salespeople, marketers, advertisers, fundraisers and (heaven knows) politicians trying to persuade us to buy something, do something or think a certain way. And they're good at it. Over the years, they've learned a lot about which features to build into a …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Want an Ivy League Education? These Free Online Courses Are Just as Good

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

Higher Education

The 10 questions you should ask your partner before getting married

<b>Getting married is a big step, so how can you tell if you’ve ended up with the right person?</b><p>According to a number of relationship experts, you can …

Guess How Much Celebrities Make on Instagram Ads (Nope, More)

Quit your job and get a real job, like Instagramming.<p>Celebrities hawk products on social media. That isn't exactly a secret. But oftentimes, it <i>is</i> subtle. Or, in the case of the Kardashian family, it's so ubiquitous it seems normal.<p>Which is kind of bullshit. Celebrity influence is huge, and fans …

Kylie Jenner

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Magnifying Glass

7 key insights I learned from earning over $150,000 in one month

Those words describe exactly how I feel when I see the number above.<p>Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could build multiple businesses that would allow me to generate that much money in a single month.<p><i>Never.</i><p>Heck, when I graduated college, I'm not sure if I ever truly believed I could …

Entrepreneurship

Have You Seen Gravit, a Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Marketers have long known that images are the ultimate online marketing power-up. They attract attention, hold that attention, and increase …

Small Business
Workbenches

5 Surprising Secrets of True Happiness | Inc.com

Finding happiness is, without doubt, a daily struggle. We search for it endlessly, through self-help books, TV shows, ice cream sundaes, or deep conversations with friends. The true keys to unlocking happiness, however, are much closer than you think. Consider these 5 surprising secrets to true …

Happiness

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

Time Management

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — might seem alluring . . . until you research it online and read countless testimonials of fellow moms calling it cruel and swearing it causes permanent …

Why Some Couples Have So Much More Sex Than Others

By Drake Baer<p>If researchers seem a bit, well, voyeuristic with regard to people's sex lives, there's good reason for it: In heterosexual marriages, the happier people are with their sexual lives, the happier they are with their relationships. And if you want to know how much a newlywed couple is …

Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Physiology

Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs Want to Build a New City | Inc.com

New York. Portland. San Francisco. Seattle. The debate rages on about the most innovative city in America. But if Google parent company Alphabet has its way, there soon may be a new contender.<p>Sidewalk Labs, which Google created last June and has since spun off as a subsidiary--is reportedly …

Smart Cities

Babies' ability to learn 2 languages at once reveals something fascinating about the brain

So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research shows that this is not the case.<p>In fact, early childhood is the best possible time to learn a second language. …

Language Learning

These Mini Tree Houses Will Ignite Your Inner Child

They're like intricate little plant accessories.<p>There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!) and these tiny tree houses for plants, …

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …