Jennifer Woodard

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The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

How one weird coincidence led to this novel on the worst maritime disaster in history

Ruta Sepetys is more than just an author — she's history's answer to CSI.<p>"I love historical research," she says. "It’s like being a detective. I get …

Books

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health | Inc.com

For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of our consciousness, and a big part of how we connect with others.<p>But …

Social Media

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

4 Steps to Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

You know you should kick your sugar habit, but going cold turkey can be hard. Use this simple guide to wean yourself off the sweet stuff.<p>Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even …

19 apps to reinvent yourself in 2016

It’s a New Year and a new you. At least that’s the idea, tackling 2016 with sound mind, body, diet and finances. You want to be smarter, look better …

Apps

12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

The Sleep Habits Of These Successful Millennials Could Change The Way You Work

To be a young, ambitious, hard-working professional in today’s always-on workforce often means skimping on sleep in the process. With deadlines to meet and boundaries to break, sleep sometimes falls to the wayside. But that’s a sacrifice some smart, savvy millennials refuse to make -- and they’re …

7 Things All Super-Productive People Do

<i>By Amber Brenza, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Not getting anything done today? You're going to want to read this.<p>There are some people who wake up at 5 a.m. without hitting snooze, meticulously write to-do lists, and keep their work area so clean you could eat off of it (not that they would …

Meet the millennial who infiltrated the guarded world of abortion providers

The slim young man with the Clark Kent glasses mingled easily at the conference of abortion providers. By day, he sat quietly in his company’s booth, under a sign festooned with a burbling lab flask. By night, he schmoozed with presenters at the swanky hotel bar.<p>If people noticed that he seemed a …

Planned Parenthood

One Man's Stark Photo Collection Reveals The 'Geography Of Poverty' In America

How an 18,000-mile road trip -- across 70 cities, towns and communities -- helped create a visual map of poverty.<p>It's a concept as simple as it is harrowing: put poverty-stricken U.S. towns where everyone can see them. Through a series of black-and-white images, captured in sharp detail what …

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

7 Natural Foods That Help Cleanse the Body of Mucus

Just the simple term mucus grosses most of us out, right? Oddly enough, it’s actually a simple result of our body trying to protect itself. Sound …

Immune System

10 healthy eating habits that will change your life

Nutrition experts dole out a ton of advice about how to eat well—and, most importantly, not lose your mind doing it. But there are some tips that stand the test of time, and that experts themselves follow. (Because yes, they're human, too.) Here are 10 habits they live by—and that will change the …

Tricks you can play on your brain to beat procrastination

Sometime around 2006, two Harvard professors began to study why we procrastinate. Why do we avoid doing the things we know we should do, even when it’s clear that they are good for us?<p>To answer this question, the two professors—Todd Rogers and Max Bazerman—conducted a study where participants were …

What to do with unused school supplies

Now that school’s over, the kids are at home and all of their stuff is with them. Having a break from school is great, but what can be done with the …

Consumers to Brands: The Louder You Scream, the Less We Care

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent survey of more than 2,200 consumers worldwide, 63 percent of respondents said that they …

Airplane Camping: Fly to Camp, Camp to Fly

Summer is upon us and so is the best flying season for most. While flying to a nice resort with all the creature comforts you could dream of is by …

First Aid

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Reviews(3)<p>★★★★★<p>Yummly User<p>★★★★★<p>Shron 8 Feb<p>★★★★★<p>I served the grilled sweet potatoes for Wednesday night super at church. They were very good and a big …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

8 Outside the Box Marketing Ideas Your Business Should Try in 2015 | Inc.com

The way that we marked has changed a lot even in the last year, let alone over the last few years, and in 2015 we're seeing a lot of "different" (both good and bad) thinking as far as how we market things. I don't miss only doing online advertising or horrible billboards, personally, but many don't …