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The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

A Japanese designer on the life-changing magic of keeping your clutter

Since Marie Kondo’s extreme decluttering manifesto, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, was published in English three years ago, there’s been a predictable cycle of responses: The book was praised, attacked, and then defended (with caveats). The most thoughtful backlash came from people who …

Minimalism

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball' | Inc.com

Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers <i>Moneyball</i>, <i>The Big Short</i>, and many more.<p>Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey company …

Moneyball

11 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Don't Like

Everyone has to interact with someone they don't get along with every once in a while, so be prepared the next time it happens to you.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter people …

Self-help

Losing weight won’t make you happier—but eating a balanced diet will

Step away from the scales—it may not be the key to improving your mental health.<p>Despite the message that the happiest you is just 10 pounds away, new research suggests that improving the quality of your diet may be the recipe to protecting and even improving your mental health, not losing …

South American tribe found to have the healthiest hearts ever studied

A South American tribe with a highly active lifestyle has the healthiest arteries of any population yet studied, say researchers.<p>The Tsimane people, who live in the Bolivian Amazon, spend most of every day hunting, fishing, farming and gathering wild fruits and nuts, and follow a carbohydrate-based …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

Self-help

5 Morning Rituals That Will Double Your Energy Levels | Inc.com

Whether you're at the starting line preparing to compete for the gold in the 100 meters or you're trying to be in your most productive state--how you start often predicts the outcome.<p>If you stumble at the start of the 100 meters, it's nearly impossible to catch up. If you get off to a lethargic …

Success

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Ate Its Last Big Meal 6 Million Years Ago

Most galaxies in the observable universe contain a supermassive black hole at their center, one that is either active and surrounded by an accretion …

UN: Up to 450,000 IDPs expected in cramped Mosul camps

As fighting for western Mosul continues, at least 70,000 civilians remain trapped as supplies dwindle.<p>There may not be enough space in camps to accommodate the tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP) currently fleeing their homes in western Mosul amid intense fighting in the city, a …

North Korea

Why Get Out Is the Best Movie Ever Made About American Slavery

Jordan Peele's horror film is about the theft of black bodies—but it isn't set in the Antebellum South.<p>G<i>et Out</i> is a kind of taut Universal romp, as if Alfred Hitchcock had finally contemplated the existential terror of race. <i>Get Out</i> is really a masterwork of Afrofuturism, the artistic and scientific …

Horror

The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

After trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out …

Introducing 13 Useful Free Apps For you To Install Today

Need some apps that help you, well, live better? Try these 14 apps that help you be a healthier, happier and a more productive person...

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

Universe

Organoids - the future of medical research

Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results …

Black Holes are Even Stranger Than You Can Imagine

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>Our …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to worry less and live more

For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed. People who worry a lot aren't able to enjoy themselves.<p>They aren't able to focus on goals and pleasure and life for them often feels draining and lacks pleasure. Simply put: they aren't …

Self-help

This is how you train your brain to get what you really want

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an eBook, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i> and was anxious to …

Self-improvement

Ceramic Pottery Reveals an Ancient Geomagnetic Field Spike

More than 2,500 years ago in the ancient Near East, the Earth's geomagnetic field was going gangbusters. During the late eighth century B.C., a new …

Why Science Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

The Universe itself may be finite or may be infinite; the jury is still out. But one thing is certain: the part that’s accessible to us is finite. Even with the expanding Universe, even with all the galaxies and stars and planet and molecules and atoms and subatomic particles in it, there’s only so …

Dark Matter

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Universe

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Workouts

12 Things You Need to Really Get Rid of in the Next 12 Months

If you want the next 12 months to be different than the past 12 months, look at your habits.<p>Changing a habit, especially a bad one, is among the most …

The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

Randy is 62 years old and stands tall at six foot one. He grew up on a farm in Glasford, Illinois, in the 1950s. Randy was raised with the strong …

In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the most remote national park

Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)<p>Even for a Saturday in the South Pacific, this was a sleepy morning.<p>On American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila and its neighbor, Ofu, villages were still, …

National Parks

Six Steps To Turn 2017 Into A Year Of Ongoing Career Success

As you celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2016, how can you turn 2017 into a year of ongoing career success? By creating a career strategic plan.<p>Someone once said, “Success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.” Achieving success requires more than luck, …

Motivation