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Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Goal Setting

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

Psychology

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

Procrastination

Have more sex, eat garlic and don't sleep too much: the new rules for heart health

Heart disease remains the UK’s biggest killer, but there is much to be optimistic about: deaths are plummeting as we get better at preventing, diagnosing and treating the problem. Heart attacks have fallen by 40 per cent since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007, according to a major review …

The Ultimate Virtual Reality Buyer's Guide

<b>Correction appended Friday, Oct. 14.</b><p>On some level or another, virtual reality technology has been around for decades. But this year is the first time …

Virtual Reality

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

National Parks

Why Communication Management Trumps Time Management: Neuroscience shows that popular time management techniques CAUSE procrastination

<i>Communication Trumps Time Management. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>Time management isn't all it's cracked up to be</b><p>Stephen Covey, author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, popularized the concept of time management. At the time, I was so impressed, I even hired a Covey trained facilitator as …

Procrastination

Six Tips to Make Your Budget Foolproof

Shares 410<p>While most people are well aware they should exercise more, few take the steps to get started. Depressed about their bodies, they continue …

Personal Finance

Here's how to answer one of the trickiest job interview questions about money

<i>Why?</i> There are a few reasons.<p>First, maybe they were going to offer you, say, $90,000 — but you tell them you currently make $65,000. Once they hear that, they might decide to offer you just $70,000.<p>Second, maybe they can only offer you $60,000 because that's all they have in the budget for this …

Employment

4 Email Tools That Genuinely Save Me an Hour Per Day

Time is the most precious commodity we all have and can't afford to waste. Here's how to make better use of your time every day.<p>I'm sure you agree that time is the most precious commodity that none of us can afford to waste. In business, as in life, mastering time management is incredibly important.<p>…

Productivity

11 Ways to Instantly Crush the Afternoon Slump

Put down the energy drink and perk up with these natural energy-boosting tricks.<p>That project has been staring back at you for an hour, the clock …

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

Cannabis

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Immune System

How to Kick Faster in Martial Arts

When martial artists train to kick faster, they sometimes only focus on how fast they can stick their foot out.<p><i>But that’s only half the kick! The</i> …

Police rushed to a home after hearing shouts of 'I'm going to kill you' — they found a dead spider

New South Wales's police said officers raced to the apartment in the harbourside suburb of Wollstonecraft last Saturday after reports of a violent domestic dispute between a man and a woman.<p>Neighbours reported a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! Die, …

Crime