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NSW to undergo biggest decline in apartment construction, Master Builders says

Apartment construction in NSW will fall by almost 40 per cent over the next four years as banks rein in lending and restrictions rise on foreign …

5 Reasons Why Business Owners Are So Unproductive--Despite Working Long Hours | Inc.com

It's hardly surprising that most business owners work long hours and have a lot of stress. But a survey by The Alternative Board, which helps small businesses by creating advisory boards, demonstrates the extent of the problem.<p>As you might expect, 84% of business owners log over 40 hours a week. …

Time Management

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

Time Management

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Brisbane's western suburb bargains: Why you should buy in Durack and Inala

Brisbane’s south western suburbs are ripe for a boom, according to agents.<p>House prices in Durack, Inala and Darra, suburbs traditionally marred by a …

Real Estate

6 Tips for Bigger, Stronger Arms

1 of 7<p>Inflate Your Guns<p>Bigger, stronger arms not only look great, but they also play a critical role in getting stronger in your main lifts. Biceps …

Sculpt Broad Shoulders With Just Your Body Weight

<b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Ripped abs and bulging biceps are great T-shirt muscles, but broad shoulders, on the other hand, can stand out from beneath …

What 4 Specific Body Fat Percentage Ranges Look Like on Men

1 of 6<p>See the Difference<p>There are a lot of numbers to consider in your training targets: reps, sets, miles, heart rate, lbs. But if body fat isn’t on …

Fitness

The 15-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

When you're trying to reduce belly fat and lean out, working out longer isn’t always better. In fact, <i>intensity</i>, not time, is more important for …

WordPress › Installation

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

How to get the best from your employees without burning them out

More and more, I'm finding that the personal touch goes a long way toward employee productivity, as well as morale and retention.<p>What is it that drives employees to lose faith in their employers, lose motivation in their careers, and drives them away from your company and to another?<p>I find that …

Employment

The 4-day beginner workout growth plan

The former skinny guy never gets enough credit. Many of us have been there before—have tried and failed—probably even too many times to remember. …

What lies ahead for housing prices in 2020?

<b>If you want to know what lies ahead, start by looking at the clues behind you.</b><p>Almost anyone who owns real estate would give their second garage to …

Real Estate

Chinese buyers ‘crowded out’ local investors

In a new report outlining key trends as China transitions to a consumer economy, <i>Australia and China: The Next Phase</i>, Citi has delivered a 15-year …

Real Estate

6 Ways To Reduce Body Fat While Increasing Muscle

Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared toward men often say you need to bulk up when you want to increase muscle tissue. But many women have no …

Nutrition

Does The 7 Minute Workout work?

Me doing The 7-Minute Workout in Business Insider's office.Business Insider/Erin Brodwin<p>When we first heard about The 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises to grant you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, we thought it was all hype.<p>But as it turns out, …

Exercise

How to master the bench press

“How much do you bench, bro?” may be a question reserved for high-school jocks in bad movies, but the barbell bench press is synonymous with …

6 Pilates Ab Exercises to Get a Shredded Six-Pack

Strength, stamina, and posture are the keys to solid abs. And while you may associate Pilates with a bunch of moms in yoga pants—which you definitely</i> …

Workouts

10 stocks to watch in the new Australia

Anyone with even a passing interest in the Australian economy knows the mining infrastructure and commodity price boom is over and the resulting fall …

Morgan Stanley

Chicken Cacciatore

• In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs lightly with salt and cracked black pepper. Cook chicken thighs in hot oil just …

Beware of the new tax rules when paying car allowances

From July 1, 2015 and for tax returns for the current tax year, changes to the tax law have made claiming car expense tax deductions for individuals …

Finance

4 Methods You Haven't Tried to Get Stronger

It’s pretty simple right? For size, go for high volume; for strength, go with low-reps and heavy weights; for cutting, go with high-reps and lower …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

The 10-minute holiday workout routine

Look, we all love the holiday season—but all the traveling, office parties, get-togethers, and miscellaneous chaos can really put a dent in your gym …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

Management

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

Don’t Let Frustration Make You Say the Wrong Thing

Say that a colleague who you’ve had some difficulties with launches a snippy comment at you in the middle of a meeting. It may have been a subtle slight — not an out-and-out tirade — but in an insular environment like an office (or in an even more insular environment, like a meeting), one snippy …

Mindfulness

10 Reasons Why You Will Never Build (Much) Muscle

This year I made the move across country and could no longer train at my home gym. During this time I bounced around from commercial gym to …

South Carolina