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8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

Will electric cars save the climate? That’s the wrong question.

<i>The problem isn’t our carbon footprint, it’s our civilization’s footprint.</i><p>After the unveiling of the Model 3, there has been a rash of articles …

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest.<p>I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to make it. Most of my reluctance was self-interested: I liked my life well enough, and I didn’t want to change …

Climate Change

10 Reasons Jesus Would Never Win The American Evangelical Vote

It’s political season, have you noticed? (Seriously, kill me now.) As part of that political season, pundits like to crack numbers, explore potential …

Let's Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues

Hear that change jingling in my pocket? Good. I have two little questions for you.<p>I have a quarter, a dime and a nickel. How much money DO I have?<p>I have three coins. How much money COULD I have?<p>The first question is a basic arithmetic problem with one and only one right answer. You might find it on …

Earth is warming 50x faster than when it comes out of an ice age

Recently, The Guardian reported on a significant new study published in Nature Climate Change, finding that even if we meet our carbon reduction targets and stay below the 2°C global warming threshold, sea level rise will eventually inundate many major coastal cities around the world.<p><i>20% of the</i> …

Climate Change

Feeling Stuck in Life? 10 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself

Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with our life. As if there was something that kept …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Americans are relying on a broken system to lose weight — here’s why it’s useless to count calories

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher.<p>And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he …