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7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management

3 Mental Habits That Set True Geniuses Apart

What average people regard as 'work,' geniuses tend to regard as play.<p><i>What are some secret things geniuses do to solve problems? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steve Denton on Quora:</b><p>I …

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …

Ultimate 'Tour Divide' MTB: Bike-Packing Build For 2,745 Miles

The Tour Divide is a 2,745-mile bike race from Banff, Canada, through the Rocky Mountains of the U.S., to the border of Mexico. For riders like David …

15 Clever Ideas to Organize All the Small Things Around Your Home

Clutter at home is never a good thing, no matter what decor style you’re after you always start with cleaning things up and avoiding a mess is the …

Wall Art

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

Home, sweet home: how to combat the ‘indoor pollution’ of scented candles

Air fresheners and cleaning products release chemicals that are harmful in enclosed spaces. But houseplants could help cut the risks<p>The last bits of tinsel are down and the fairy lights are back in hibernation. With the dark, cold nights here for a while, there is no better time to light up those …

Pollution

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Self-help

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

20 Organization Tricks to Make Your Pantry Feel Twice as Big

Never lose your favorite spice blend behind your boxes of cereal again.<p>The kitchen pantry is responsible for a lot of storage, and no matter how big or small yours is, it's probably safe to say literally everyone feels like they could use a little more space. But don't stress, these tips are here …

Shopping

Here's How to Actually Enjoy Your Tinder (or Blind) Date

In an age of Tinder and OkCupid, almost every date is a blind date these days. So let's try and make those enjoyable. We interviewed Anna David, a journalist who writes frequently about sex and relationships and the editor of <i>True Tales of Lust and Love</i>, an anthology of dating disaster stories. "The …

The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …

Inside the Plot to Get Every American High on Acid

The riveting new documentary The Sunshine Makers chronicles two hippies’ quest to bring LSD to every person in America in order to change the …

A Refresher Course on the Ups and Downs of LSD

Psychedelic expert Andy Roberts talks about bad trips, set and setting, and how to figure out how strong a tab is.<p>The dark web has done a good job of making previously unavailable drugs very available. It's partly for this reason that, over the past couple of years, LSD has become increasingly …

Meet The Families Settling In Britain After Fleeing Syria And Iraq

As the largest group of Syrians arrives in the UK since David Cameron expanded its resettlement scheme, two refugee families already here tell BuzzFeed News about the challenges of starting again.<p>“People told me England was beautiful,” Adel says, perched on the edge on his sofa in Greater …

Middle East