Lance Murphy

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Beating the “Messy Middle”: How to Break Any Project Down into (Actionable) Tasks

Tasks by their very definition are tiny. But the return they bring you and your team are massive.<p>One of the hardest things about running any project …

Project Management

How to remove cortisol from the body naturally

When a person is stressed, the adrenal glands release the steroid hormone cortisol.<p>Cortisol is the body's primary stress hormone, and it plays a role …

Wellness

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

This Odd Approach to Learning Could Be Your Key to Remembering Anything

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

Time Management

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

This pilates instructor reveals how you can gets abs by changing the way you breathe

A pilates instructor has revealed a much easier and more efficient way to get a toned tummy.<p>Speaking to <i>Femail,</i> Karlie Andrews explained how simply changing the way you breathe can transform your stomach.<p>"I find I get so much more out of my ab workouts when I'm really focusing on, and nailing …

Workouts

The 1 Skill Every Child Needs That Most Parents and Schools Don't Teach

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

Parenting

5 Signs of a Toxic Workplace That Should Be Stopped Immediately

If these things are happening at work, try these coping strategies to keep your sanity.<p>Much has been written about hiring and developing top performers in the workplace, but less attention has been paid to the effects of toxic workers on their organizations.<p>The term "toxic workers" is in vogue. The …

The Workplace

14 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Summer

For those long road trips or rainy nights in, these are the podcasts you should be listening to this summer.<p><b>Looking for podcasts</b> to binge on this summer, but overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t sweat. Here are 14 podcasts you should listen to no matter <i>how</i> or <i>where</i> you’re spending your summer.<p>Grab …

Self-improvement

How to Quit the Toxic Behavior of Procrastinating

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

What is yoga butt? A PSA from your hamstrings

Since yoga is widely considered to be one of the ultimate healthy <i></i>practices, sustaining an injury during your time on the mat is rarely a worry. …

Yoga

Don't Want to Work Today? Just Do This

I procrastinated for an hour before writing this article. After coming up with the idea, I left my home office and drove through traffic in the rain to a nearby shop. There, I debated whether or not to buy a new pair of trainers.<p>I didn’t even need a pair of trainers. I just wanted to avoid work. It …

Time Management

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs

Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse …

Mathematics

7 Things You Need to Know About a School (Before You Enroll Your Kid)

The second most important decision you will make as a parent — apart from deciding to have the kid in the first place — is deciding which school for …

Education

Running Drills to Cure Heel Striking and Shin Splints

<b>Having poor running technique can be painful and costly</b>. The gadgets and gear to help correct you can be overwhelming, the costs of therapy for …

5 ways dealing with a toxic boss hurts your well-being—and how to fight back

It's fairly easy to spot a toxic boss. They're typically narcissistic, two-faced, egomaniacal and controlling, according to authors of "The Toxic …

Psychology

Pilates guru insists breathing correctly can help you get abs

What if we told you there was a simpler way to get killer abs and all it takes is breathing?<p>Yes, that’s right, it’s the fitness news you’ve been …

How To Become More Mindful Of Your Communication

One of the competencies of emotional intelligence is interpersonal communication. Stepping up this skill is about a desire to genuinely connect with another.<p>If you lack interpersonal skills, the key is to become more mindful. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed — it’s a daily discipline. …

Mindfulness

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

As uncertainty is increasing and competition is becoming more fierce, executives need to have a broader understanding of competition itself in order to sustain an edge. Executives should be thinking about four different types of competition to maintain relevance in a changing environment, which …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, …

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Graphic Design

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Motivation

Monetizing Your Architecture Practice Online: 4 Ways to Generate New Revenue Streams

Architecture's reliance on digital tools is rapidly advancing. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and augmented and virtual reality are quickly …

5 Telltale Signs of a Toxic Company Culture You Can Spot During an Interview

Take note, and you can save yourself from a bad career move.<p><i>How should prospective employees identify a toxic work environment during the job interview process? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Wall Art

Tesla's Model 3 videos have everything you could want to know

If you're looking into the Tesla Model 3, but you're still a bit confused as to how its systems differ from more traditional vehicles, there's a solution -- Tesla's own walkthroughs.<p>Tesla has released nine new videos walking through various features of the Model 3. Covering simple functions like …

Tesla

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …