Kylan Geest

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The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.<p>When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.<p>So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my …

Stuck? How to Get Moving Again in 4 Simple Steps | Inc.com

You're stuck.<p>The project, personnel issue, client, or whatever has you flummoxed. Sure, you can think about it some more, wait for divine intervention, or let the problem marinate for a bit and hope for the best. But hope is not a strategy.<p>So, how can you get yourself moving again?<p>The answer is …

Sitting

7 Ways to Keep Customers (Really) Loyal | Inc.com

Customer loyalty is critical to a business. Not only does it help control marketing costs, as you're less dependent on constant customer acquisition, but there's a pleasure in dealing with regulars, as you build true relationships with people.<p>You might think that return business helps you know that …

Customer Experience

Increase Sales By Setting Achievable Goals | Inc.com

Sales is a numbers game, or so the popular saying goes. If you just make enough calls, have enough meetings, and give enough presentations, you'll succeed. Best of all, every 'no' you hear brings you that much closer to a yes.<p>If only things were that simple. Unfortunately, sheer quantity isn't the …

Time I

These Are Some of the Most Common Mistakes of First-Time Entrepeneurs | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Peter Baskerville (started 13 businesses with more than 30 outlets) on Quora:</i><p>I have more, but here are 10 scars I continue to wear from the 13 different businesses I have started:<p>Failing to realize the importance of <b>cash flow, not just profit</b>, i.e., you need to maintain a moving 10- to …

Entrepreneurship

Your Personality Is the Most Powerful Tool You Have | Inc.com

If you had to choose, who would you prefer to work with? A competent person who is not very likeable, or a likeable person who is not all that competent?<p>People pick colleagues for any number of reasons: the prestige of being associated with a star performer, for example, or the hope that spending …

Leadership

The One Key to Success: Self-Discipline | Inc.com

When looking at all the hard things you need to do to be successful, you have to keep in mind that the word "hard" has a bit of ambiguity. Does hard mean difficult to understand, or does it mean difficult to sustain?<p>The secrets to success have been published and discussed by successful people over …

Self-improvement

8 Strategies to Diversify Your Business | Inc.com

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” For many small businesses, it’s advice that should be taken quite seriously--especially in this digital age when product life cycles and customer sensibilities change more quickly than the leaves in Vermont come …

Small Business

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …

Have Eczema, Psoriasis, or Sensitive Skin? Avoid These 5 Ingredients

In the first installment of our two-parter on dealing with psoriasis and eczema, we covered methods for soothing irritated skin. Now let’s talk about …

Juice Your Way to...Wake Up Right Now!

Back in January, I vowed to cut way back on caffeine as part of my New Year’s resolutions. This is something that is, for me, a near-insurmountable …

Change Your Color, Change Your Mood: A Chakra-Inspired Beauty Guide

Colors stimulate more than just your eyes—they can perk up <i>all</i> of your senses. Every shade of the rainbow is capable of inspiring a particular …

Makeup

My 9 Favourite Healthy Breakfast Ideas+ Paleo Pancakes | Stonesoup

Once upon a time I worked for a multinational breakfast cereal company as a young food scientist developing new breakfast and snack products.<p>One of …

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Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake Recipe

When the weather's warm, a cold blender drink makes the perfect breakfast. This quick smoothie brings it all together with sweet banana, nutty hazelnuts, and a jolt of chilled coffee.<p><b>Note:</b> When your bananas are starting to get too ripe, peel them and stash them in the freezer for this drink, and …

Chai Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

<i>I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!</i><p>Perspective.<p>In the …

Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemony Dill Sauce

Andrew Zimmern likes serving his juicy, perfectly cooked leg of lamb alongside a tangy, creamy sauce made with lots of fresh lemon and dill.<p>Lamb is …

A Romantic Vacation in Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi, Italy

<b>Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy.</b> Founded on the glorious Amalfi Coast, the 19th century villa offers the best views, service and elegance. …

Harvard confirms century-old book is covered in human skin

Harvard owns a book that's bound in human skin. It's sure of it, too. One of its curators announced today that tests on a book titled <i>Des destinées de l’ame</i> (<i>Destinies of The Soul</i>), which was published sometime in the 1880s, have confirmed with 99.9 percent confidence that it's been bound in human …

5 Tips On Using Primer

Primers have become must-haves for flawless everyday makeup. There are clear primers as well as tinted ones that help reduce any unwanted colors in …

Science Can Turn Cow Poop Into Clean Water

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Michigan State University say they have developed a system that turns cow manure into …

How to teach … coping with exam stress

There are some lucky people who relish exams. They enjoy the pressure and, in some bizarre way, it brings out the best in them.<p>For the rest of us mere mortals, however, tests are a source of anxiety and stress.<p>At a time when schools are already struggling to cope with demand for support as councils …