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10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

Just in case you’re scratching your head wondering what to do this Earth Day, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite eco-activities that will help …

Earth Day

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

<i>My friend the writer and editor Laura M. Browning asked me to write about environmental action for her newsletter “</i><i>One Small Thing</i><i>,” which advises people on personal actions they can take to improve their world. Here’s a preview:</i><p>Most Americans believe climate change is real and that something …

Sustainability

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Peer-Reviewed

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

The 15 best honeymoon destinations in the U.S.

Travel to these honeymoon destinations in the U.S. and spend the cash you save on international airfare towards one (or three) of the most romantic …

Santa Cruz

23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

Productivity on its own can be a tough challenge for anyone, even if you work from the same space every day.<p>And what if you’re jumping workspaces every week? Every day? Every couple hours? Digital nomads and remote workers have a very unique productivity puzzle to figure out.<p>I’ve been fortunate …

What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

12 Easy Green Changes Literally Anyone Can Make

If you've ever thought about going green only to shy away from the idea because it seems daunting, you're in good company. "It's easy to assume going …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

How I Totally Changed My Life to Finally Get Organized

I figured out it wasn't just about the stuff — it was also about me.<p><i>We love the little hacks and tweaks that can make your home tidier, but the truth</i> …

Minimalism

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress and Improve Performance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

12 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle, Based on Your Horoscope

Along with getting our butts to the gym twice a week and carving out some much-needed me-time in our busy schedules, we’ve also made a resolution in 2016 to finally tackle a home reno. We’ve been practicing our DIY skills all winter, making everything from hand warmers to Mindy Kaling’s Moschino …

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.<p>Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

5 Ways to Minimize Office Distractions

Bad news for the self-proclaimed multitasker: research continues to debunk the myth that you can productively do more than one task at a time. The human brain simply isn’t designed to function this way. Attempting to divide your focus increases stress and decreases performance.<p>Unfortunately, …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …