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The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Budgeting

6 numbers you need to know to actually get out of debt

Trying to get out of debt? Start with knowing these six numbers and you're half way there.<p>Just like there are many ways to get into debt, there's …

Personal Finance

11 Amazing Lessons for Success From an Entrepreneur Who Hit It Big at 36

Bryan Johnson founded payment company Braintree and sold it to eBay for $800 million. Here's his advice.<p>At 21, newly back from working with the poor in Ecuador, Bryan Johnson had already decided to become an entrepreneur and not an employee. His goal was to retire young with enough money to make …

Entrepreneurship

8 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the brain are housed, is degraded if we don't get enough sleep.<p>Working when you're sleep-deprived "we now know is the cognitive …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

Motivation

How to Add an Inch Of Muscle To Your Arms

This is your call to arms<p>You don’t need to do complicated routines to maximize your gains.<p>Here’s a simple but effective training template that will add an inch of muscle to your arms.<p>Minute 1: Do 8 to 12 reps of a biceps exerciseMinute 2: Do 8 to 12 reps of a triceps exerciseMinute 3: Rest<p>That’s 1 …

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books So You Don't Have To

All the lessons of a bookshelf's worth of reading boiled down to five simple lessons.<p>These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than …

Books

Elon Musk Opens Up a Free Training Gym for Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company backed by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, is building out a new kind of free training “gym” for computer …

6 Ways to Target Your Upper Pecs and Build a Bigger Chest

Lots of lifters want big chests. But in their quests for bigger, thicker pectoral muscles, they actually tend to ignore the upper chest. Sure, the …

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight

Prepare to blast calories and stoke your metabolism.<p>Strength training is the best thing you can do for weight loss—and the reasons for that are as endless as the buckets you’ll sweat. For starters, resistance training burns hella calories by creating an “after burn” effect post-workout. It also …

How to Create More Miracles in Your Life

"There are only two ways to live your life:<p>One is as though nothing is a miracle.<p>The other is as though everything is a miracle."<p>-- Albert Einstein<p>A survey from the Pew Forum on Religion showed that nearly 80% of Americans, even Millennials who don't consider themselves religious, believe in …

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

Why You Should Track Your Spending Over the Weekend (and Beyond)

It's one of the most important things you can do to get your spending on track.<p>This is the Day 6 & 7 challenge in the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp …

Personal Finance

28 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

Sparkle and shine, no more grime!

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

Self-improvement

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Top 11 project management tools for 2016

A look back at the tools Opensource.com covered in 2014 and 2015, with updates on new releases, notable new and improved features, and more.

Inner Peace AND a Tight Butt: How to Turn Any Exercise into a Mind-Body Workout

Nope, you don't have to choose between the two.<p>Imagine someone is reading this intro to you in a soothing voice. Take a deep breath in, then out. Now indulge us in some word association: <i>mind-body fitness</i>. What do you picture? A dimly lit Yogilates class, right? Indeed you do, and the room smells of …

The 18 Best Motivational Books Everyone Should Read

We asked our readers to name the motivational books that have inspired them. These are the 18 reads they loved the best.<p>Three years ago, I identified the "Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time," but with a twist: I left the No. 1 spot blank and asked Inc.com readers to name their favorite.<p>In …

selfdevelopment

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Try These 2 Exercises Together For a Powerful Depression Treatment

We've known for a long time that running can be a powerful mood booster. Enthusiasts rave about runners high and the rush of positive emotions that come from a good run. We also know what a powerful force meditation is, and the amazing way it can help your clear your mind and reduce stress …

I became a millionaire at 40, and I think money can buy you happiness

A couple weeks ago, something disturbing happened at work. One of my teammates (let's call him Jon) had a bad day. Jon had to deal with someone else in the organization many levels above him who is known for being cranky and difficult. When Jon called Mr. Cranky to ask a question, he was promptly …

Top 7 Dumbbells Only Exercises for Massive Legs

You don’t need a barbell or a leg press machine to do a heavy and intense leg workout, and if you have a pair of dumbbells, that’s all you need to …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

How I went from $40,000 in debt to a millionaire by 30

My father was a union electrician who brought in a nice, but not exceptional, living. My mom was a stay at-home mom turned jobbie-entrepreneur (as I talked about here). But, money was always tight.<p>When my parents separated in my early teen years (and ultimately divorced), that put further pressure …

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some …

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …