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4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Self-improvement

You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both | Inc.com

In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with each other.<p>That's the thought-provoking takeaway of a recent HBR post by …

Creativity

Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

As we muddle through our days, the quest for happiness looms large. In the U.S., citizens are granted three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and …

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long novels, and genre-bending …

Books

10 Netflix Documentaries To Watch With Your Partner This Winter

The holidays means extra time off and (for many of us) chilly weather, so cuddle up with your partner in crime and get lost in a documentary.<p>1. For …

Entertainment

3 Great Networking Tips for Introverts | Inc.com

Your heart sinks. You want nothing more than to run back to your room.<p>What happened? Did you humiliate yourself? Did you realize you're wearing mismatched shoes? No, you just walked into a room full of strangers.<p>It may be because you're an introvert, which <i>Psychology Today</i> describes as someone who …

Personality

21 Healthy Meals (and Desserts) You Can Make in a Mug

The microwave gets a bad rap these days, but when you’re running late or only have 10 minutes between errands, tossing a few ingredients in a mug for …

Breakfast

How to Maintain Desire and Intimacy

<i>Esther Perel talking to a room full of entrepreneurs on how to maintain desire and intimacy.</i><p>Last weekend I attended Summit at Sea -- a conference/retreat/adventure hybrid for entrepreneurs, creatives and artists that was filled with thought-provoking programming, from Edward Snowden live-streaming …

Livestreaming

Take This Extremely Simple Action to Avoid Having Your Identity Stolen

Freeze, homie!<p>Stop whatever you’re doing (except reading, that is) and listen up. If you’re a human being with an identity that you prefer to …

Identity Theft

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

Time Management

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Language Learning

25 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Two

One might be the loneliest number, but two is pretty difficult too—at least when it comes to making dinner. Whether you’re wooing a significant …

Cooking

Out-of-the-Box Approaches to the Job Search (That Actually Work)

You've heard the commonly cited statistics before: 80% of job openings are unlisted; there are 100+ resumes submitted for every job posting; 50% of …

11 Things All Introverts Should Know

There's more than one meaning of "introversion", and it's not the same as being shy.

10 Yoga Poses That Help With Bloating, Back Pain and More

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Yoga

I'm Voting for Bernie Sanders Because He Answers Questions. Clinton 'Breaks Her Silence' Often

In April, <i>The Economist</i> ran a cover with the words, "What does Hillary stand for?" Essentially, that's why Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination; Democrats no longer want a moderate Republican on issues like war, trade, and Wall Street. After 9/11, when Hillary Clinton's "mistake" helped …

Middle-class

7 Simple Techniques to Unleash Creativity

If you are prone to creative work, you know that inspiration hits you naturally. Sometimes you fall into a dark spot, so you think that waiting is …

Creativity

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

Western Cape

$99 Flights to Europe Are Back This Fall and Winter

Note: you may have to cough up a bit more to get home.<p>WOW Airlines, the ultra-budget Icelandic airline that made headlines last fall for announcing …

Air Travel

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain

Dimensions of Personality Types and Ideal Careers For Each

Looking for the perfect job? Check out these personality types and the ideal careers that go with them!

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

Paddleboarding

Planning a vacation? Travel + Leisure ranks the world's friendliest cities

Got wanderlust on your mind? Then you just might want to read this first.<p>As beautiful as many cities around the world may be, filled with historic architecture and charming streets, part of any travel experience are the the locals. They're the people you call on when you're lost or looking for a …

Ireland

Craving Broccoli Cheese Soup? Bake These Healthy Cheesy Bites Instead

There are few comforting restaurant dishes I love more in this world than a hot bowl of broccoli-cheese soup. In college, I can remember going to "study" with girlfriends at Panera Bread where I would order this fatty soup in a bread bowl. I needed to fuel my brain, right?!<p>While I no longer indulge …

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

The best jobs for every personality type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades.<p>Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it in an attempt to get employees into the right roles and help teams …

Myers-Briggs

The Best Indie Movies On Netflix Right Now

If your teenage dreams included staying up to watch Sundance, and if your favorite “popular” movies come from Fox Searchlight, you’re going to love this list. You know you don’t need a $100 million budget to make an excellent film, and the acting chops in indie movies are second-to-none. The range …

A Doctor’s Dictionary by Iain Bamforth review – an almost crazily good book

These insightful, erudite and wide-ranging essays illuminate the mysteries of our bodies and our minds<p>First of all, the title is misleading. If you are looking for something that might, say, explain medical terms or those notes on files that doctors use to acronymically conceal their scorn (the …

Books