Jessica Parks

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Procrastination

A raft of psychological studies have looked into why we put things off and how to stop. Here are the top takeaways.<p>Apparently, psychologists struggle with procrastination too.<p>At least that's one possible conclusion from a recent PsyBlog review of all the studies that have been done on putting …


The States With The Strongest Unions

The percentage of American workers in unions remained effectively unchanged last year. This marks a departure from the nation’s long-term trend. In the past 30 years, union membership has dropped from 20.1% of the workforce in 1983 to 11.2% last year.<p>Read more on 24/7 Wall St.

Dumb Money Pitfalls for Married Couples

There are plenty of benefits to being married, one of the most obvious — a lowered cost of living, assuming both spouses have income. However, being …

5 Things Really Charismatic People Do

Some people are likable, but others have great charisma. Here is how you can recognize and achieve the difference.<p>You feel charisma the moment it enters the room. It's not just that someone is likable. Charismatic people draw attention. They automatically energize you and motivate you to step up, …

Public Speaking

How I Run a $16 Million Company Out of My Living Room

Allison O'Kelly created Mom Corps to spend more time with her kids--and help other working moms do the same.<p><i>Allison O'Kelly was on the corporate fast track: She had an M.B.A. from Harvard, had worked as a CPA at KPMG, and was climbing the executive ladder at Toys "R" Us. But everything changed when</i> …

Living Rooms

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

27 Tips For Mastering Anything

In his book, "Mastery," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mozart to discover what it takes to achieve excellence.<p>He argues that success is within anyone's reach, if they have …


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 …

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