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How to Be in the Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>‘Consider your thoughts like a dog passing by’</i><p>Be in the present. I’m sure you have encountered this statement at several occasions but how do we just …

The One Thing Everyone Knows, But Only Successful People Practice

It’s the secret that everyone knows, but no one wants to admit—that very few of us achieved our current employment status because we followed a brilliant master plan, strategy, or map. In fact, most of us got to where we are today because our career was fluid, figuring out the road ahead as we …

Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App

Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood‘s unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can start adding people from its private beta waitlist.<p>Unlike competitors E*Trade and Scottrade that …

Ikea Is A Nonprofit, And Yes, That’s Every Bit As Fishy As It Sounds

Ikea makes billions tax-free by operating the world’s largest “charity.” Here’s how.<p>Ikea sells $28 billion in furniture a year, making it the world’s largest furniture company. But the retailer pays a slender tax rate of just 3.5%–about a billion dollars–rather than the 18% rate it should pay. How? …

Why Only 20% Of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential

Research shows that only 20% of people achieve anything close to their true potential. I recently sat down with Shirzad Chamine, who believes he has identified exactly <i>why</i> most of us do not reach out true potential, and what we can do about it. In his <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller Positive Intelligence, …

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

Success

The Shortcut To The 10,000 Hour Rule

In the hit song <i>Ten Thousand Hours</i>, rap star Macklemore credited author Malcolm Gladwell for popularizing the now famous rule for turning him into a musical success. By now you know the rule—it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to master a specific task.<p>Ten thousand hours of practice doesn’t …

How to Make Pupusas (Salvadoran Stuffed, Griddled Tortillas) With Masa

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>After covering both Mexican gorditas and sopes, we've come to the third and final installment in our series on how to make great street food with homemade masa dough. Today, we'll talking about Salvadoran <i>pupusas</i>, thick homemade …

Kobe Bryant 'Not Okay With' Tim Duncan Winning 6th Ring Before Him

By winning his fifth NBA title as the unquestioned cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan managed to push his already lofty legacy into even more rarified air.<p>It would take a person of uncommonly cruel competitive constitution to rain on that parade, right?<p>Or, you know, Kobe Bryant.<p>“If …

Hard Rock Cafe Hired 120 People in 30 Days Using Facebook (and You Can Too)

When you need to hire someone, why not start with their friends?<p>When Hard Rock Cafe wanted to open a new restaurant in Florence, Italy, they had no existing restaurants to draw staff from, which means they were hiring from scratch. Everyone from manager to busboys had to be sourced, interviewed, …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Nine Leadership Traits That Stand The Test Of Time

Ten years ago, I was lucky to join forces with Andrea Redmond, Charles A. Tribbett III, and their team at Russell Reynolds Associates. We gathered leadership insights from some of the world’s most successful business leaders. The result was the book <i>Business Evolves, Leadership Endures</i>.<p>Here are the …

Best Men's Colognes - 30 Of The Greatest Fragrances Ever

It’s men’s cologne time, baby. Now that we’re well into the year, we’re due for another round-up of the best scents for men. This year’s selection …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

The Real Difference Between Leasing Versus Buying a Car

You’ve probably faced this dilemma more than once when looking for a new car loan: Should I buy or lease a car? The hard part is there are so many …

10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

Connect to the people who matter.<p>Most people understand that to be successful they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People "are daunted by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with …

20 Things You Need To Know About Brazil

With FIFA 2014 just around the corner, and the Rio Summer Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in conversation. But how much do you really know about the country?<p>Did you know that in the city of Laguna, fishermen use dolphins as their assistants to …

Brazil

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

Nutrition

2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost: Pony Rides, Two Cents

We take the shotgun seat in a 2015 Mustang EcoBoost and form some opinions.<p>Now, we’re not saying we helped develop the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. That’s mostly because we totally didn’t help develop the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang.<p>What we did, though, during our early ride in a Mustang powered by the …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

Transformable Murphy Bed Over Sofa Systems That Save Up On Ample Space

Decorating a small space can indeed be challenging, and if you are not disciplined with your purchases, it can quickly turn into a nightmare! But …

13 Cops Explain How To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1mVZJfJ<p>Compiled from the friendly cops at AskReddit.<p>Don’t bribe or flirt<p>I feel when women show …

7 Businesses To Start On Less Than $100

Some entrepreneurs think they need to spend, borrow or raise a lot of money to start their own company. This is an urban legend since according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, most companies can start for about $30,000.<p>Eric Ries preaches the lean start up by advising entrepreneurs to …

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …