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Want to Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolution? Follow These 6 Science-Backed Steps | Inc.com

Do you remember your New Year's Resolutions for 2017? And if you remember them, how long did you follow them? If you're like 80 percent of people, your resolutions probably didn't last past February. But if so many people struggle with resolutions, the problem must be the resolution and not …

Weight Watchers

5 Instances That Prove 30s-Life Crises Are Very Much A Real Thing

If you look up “mid-life crisis” or “quarter-life crisis,” you'll get a ton of hits.<p>But, if you are in your 30s and are (most likely) going through a …

The Young and the Restless

100 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Business Leaders

It’s funny…many of us have spent thousands of hours in business school. We’ve done internships. We go into great debt to fund educations we hope will …

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals | Inc.com

Have you ever done a copy-and-paste of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with everyone else's -- to weigh less, spend less, earn more.<p>The new year is an opportunity. Many of us use the …

Self-improvement

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, …

Leadership

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Employment

21 small ideas to make an immediate difference in your home

The smallest changes can make a huge difference in the home. This is good news for most of us because we really need to be clever about how we expend …

Want an Ivy League Education? These Free Online Courses Are Just as Good

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

Higher Education

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

Motivation

5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

Eighty-five percent of our worries never come true.<p>I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: …

Self-help

This Shortcut to Success Could Save You Decades

Surprisingly, very few people take advantage of it.<p><i>What's the most badass life hack? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur, investor, optimist, on Quora:</b><p>Hands down, it's</b> …

Self-improvement

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Engagement Rings

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You) | Inc.com

Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success starts with remembering what is important to you -- and …

Self-improvement

19 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated That Actually Work | Inc.com

In today's competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation.<p>But what happens when you can't find your motivation or you can't stay motivated long enough to finish a project or even keep up with daily tasks? You need find your motivation--but where?<p>You find it …

Motivation

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

Peter Drucker

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

How to beat stress: a complete and relaxing guide

Britain: you're stressed.<p>That, in three words, was the basic message of a wide-ranging Bupa study back in 2013, which looked at the behaviours of 10,000 people and concluded that 44pc were in the throes of stress, with 27pc "close to breaking point".<p>“If left unchecked for a prolonged period of …

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This | Inc.com

If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching legible handwriting, and only in kindergarten and first grade. After …

University of Washington

7 Reasons to Stop Caring What Other People Think | Inc.com

Most people care what other people think to some extent. However, if you are a "people pleaser" who needs external validation throughout the day it can be tough on the job and in relationships.<p>In order to find happiness and self confidence consider some ways that will help you to accept yourself …

Happiness

The surprisingly easy way to reduce your anxiety

It isn't easy being anxious. You can't sleep, you can't concentrate, you're tired and cranky. The good news: Curbing your anxiety may be easier than you think — perhaps as easy as saying "thank you."<p>Anxiety tends to turn people inward, make them more introspective and therefore less socially …

Lawn Mowing

It's not important if the Bible is true. What matters is that it's real.

For an altar boy, Easter Sunday was the closest thing you had to the Super Bowl. The Mass was longer. The rope belt you wore was fancier. Everyone’s clothes were nicer. Even the chalices and trays, freighted with their divine payloads of wine and wafer, seemed heavier. While suiting up for Easter …

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies To Sell 350 Million Books

The bestselling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Creative Writing

Nobel Scientist: I Place My Faith in Human Gods

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, neither of my parents went to church. My modestly religious Irish Catholic mother had long ago …

Abraham Lincoln

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Study Skills

12 Reminders A Married Man Wants You to Know and Remember

Being married changes people. Some couples become closer and happier. Some become distant.<p>You learn to truly co-exist with someone every day, despite …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

Losing My Religion

When did this happen? When did I lose faith in the fundamental beliefs of Christianity that I'd been raised to respect? What caused me to lean toward atheism? Did I miss something in confirmation class?<p>My pre-teen brain wrestled with the lessons that I hoped would bring me closer to participating …

Tweens