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25 superb hacks to make your home more stylish

Without a doubt, all of us want to make our home look like a magazine cover. Sometimes, we strive so desperately to change it that it seems like …

Interior Design

BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry, Launches Marketplace

BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace.<p>Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight products like flooring and roofing materials online takes a very different …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who taught that our highest good comes from confining ourselves to social roles. Nor were they placid wise men preaching harmonious coexistence with the natural …

Taoism

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

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 British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

50 Rock Solid Quotes on Finding Success | Inc.com

How do you find success? These experts have an answer for you.<p>1. "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." <i>- Henry Ford</i><p>2. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." <i>- Winston Churchill</i><p>3. "Take up one …

Motivation

30 spring cleaning tricks you'll wish you'd known all along

Bradford

30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.

6 Simple Strategies for Being Happy Alone

Most American adults have spent a non-trivial amount of time being untethered to other people. Almost everyone has spent at least a few years being …

Happiness

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

Self-confidence

Foods you must eat to stay happy

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>There is a way to cut stress to size through your diet.<p>LIFE<p>| Hello, Health | 3-minute read | 14-03-2016<p>Kavita Devgan …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

10 Quick And Healthy Chicken Recipes For Busy People

Busy and in need of quick healthy meal ideas? You need to check out these 10 awesome chicken recipes, all of which are ready to eat in under 30 mins!

12 Beauty Secrets I Learned From La La Anthony

The actress and entrepreneur dishes on her daily regimen, go-to experts, and favorite products, from $300 diamond face cream to Vaseline.<p>When La La Anthony meets me, she is busy typing an email on her phone. "I'm writing about VIP names for <i>Eclipsed</i> in between all of this," she tells me. She is a …

Feeling overly stressed? Try making these simple changes to your diet - TODAY.com

Need to get your zen on? We've got you covered! While we know that regular exercise is one of the best ways to combat stress, there are some key nutrients that help, too.<p>Tone It Up<p>If you’ve ever wondered what foods to reach for in the busiest of times, today’s Tone Up Tuesday topic is for you! …

Surprisingly Simple Hacks to Make You Super Productive

In his 2012 bestseller, <i>The Power of Habit</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg helped readers understand why they eat those cookies every …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Time Management

6 Hair Commandments Every French Girl Swears By

When a woman heads to a bar for a blowout instead of a glass of Burgundy, rest assured, she is <i>not</i> French. Here are the six hair commandments French women always live by.<p><b>Press your coffee—not your hair.</b> "French women don't use straightening irons," says Paris hairstylist David Mallett. "Their ideal …

Bestseller puts US women at the heart of a new social revolution

What do young single women want? Sex, power, money, friendship, careers, clothes, husbands, babies – or none of the above? The short answer, according to <i>All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation</i> – a book American reviewers are falling over themselves to praise as …

Sex and the City

The Under

It can feel like the only way to get dewy, gorgeous skin is to drop your entire paycheck on the newest and fanciest creams, cleansers, and lotions. This couldn't be further from the truth. While there definitely are some moisturizers and eye creams we'd be willing to throw down some serious cash …

10 Daily Motivational Habits Of Highly Organized People

Image Source: Ask<p>Organized people are often way too successful than the ones who love clutter. The logic is simple, they don’t waste their time or …

The One Quality You Need to Be Successful

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

The Slow-Carb Diet

Cut Calories with Low-GI Foods<p>You've eaten your weight in grapefruit, counted your share of fat grams, and sworn off bread, pasta, and every other …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Sugary Drinks Could Be 'As Damaging To The Brain As Extreme Stress Or Abuse'

We all know that glugging too much cola and munching sweets is bad for our health. But new research highlights the extent to which it may impact our …

3 Ways Successful People Manage Their Time | Inc.com

I once worked with a team where the guy who was always "the busiest" got the least amount done. That's because he spent more time managing his personal distractions than actually completing his work. He was certainly talented and had the skills to do the job, but had no idea how to manage his time. …

Time Management