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3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Virginia Tech

What to Eat Before And After The Gym

Do you find that you justify eating more because you've been to the gym? That your appetite increases after you work out? The good news is, that's …

The surprising ways the body works with the brain to shape our sense of self

On a bitingly cold winter’s day in 2013, a woman whom I’ll call Laurie took me to the terrace of a tall building in a city about two hours west of London, England. Years earlier, she’d tried to jump from the terrace and kill herself.<p>It had been a harrowing time for Laurie. She’d started hearing …

Consciousness

33 books to read before turning 30

Oli Scarff/Getty<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books …

Books

10 Simple Steps to Clarity

"I can't focus, my mind's all over the place!" If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say this to me, I'd be rich. I hear friends say they take on a million tasks at once and they're onto the next task before finishing the first one -- which really means nothing ever gets done.<p>Our minds …

Meditation

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself That Actually Work

We're experts at setting goals. Today we'll do 12 different things. And by the end of the month, we'll nail all those, plus one million more. Sounds …

Gina Rodriguez

The 7 Secrets Self-Motivated Entrepreneurs Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do some entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, maintain intense focus, exemplify ironclad discipline and create companies out of thin air? Genius? Luck? Some secret sauce of success?<p>Much of the answer lies in <i>motivation.</i> How do we define …

Motivation

Typography Inspiration: Creating Energetic Type

The following excerpt is from Chapter 1 of the <i>Type Idea Index: The Designer’s Ultimate Tool for Choosing & Using Fonts Creatively</i> by Jim Krause. Use …

11 Resources for Typography & Lettering Lovers

Are you a lettering lover—an aficionado of alphabetical artwork? Do you find typography utterly tantalizing?<p>Here at Print, you’re in the finest of …

Using InDesign to Create Fixed Layout EPUB

<i>photo from Shutterstock</i><p>The new fixed-layout EPUB export feature for Adobe InDesign is helping print designers and ebook developers more seamlessly …

Cool Websites — September 2014's Picks

It’s the universal question we all ask ourselves: In an industry full of so many talented design professionals, <i>how can my work stand out?</i> This …

Graphic Design