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You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …


How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …


19 Fascinating Crime Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Prepare to be fascinated and disturbed in equal measure.

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …


13 Hacks For Traveling Like The One Percent At No Cost

Tips and tricks from our friends at The Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the</i> …

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7 Kettlebell Workouts That’ll Tone Your Whole Bod

A good HIIT workout is definitely efficient and cardio activities are our jam, but when the routine starts to get a little stale sometimes you gotta mix it up. Insert kettlebells: cast-iron weights complete with a handle made for swing and release movements. This hot piece of equipment is sure to …


I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …


Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

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5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute.<p>Sounds good — so how do you achieve greater mindfulness? Meditation is certainly one powerful way to do it, and it …


Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …


Wood Burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

Introduction: Wood Burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks<p>Second Prize in the<br>Burn It! Contest<p>View Contest<p>Hello everyone!<p>This tutorial will give you a …


12 Email Tips to Increase Your Productivity |

<i>"What's the single greatest interruption that kills your productivity?"</i><p>Over the past 24 months I've asked this question to thousands of business owners and the overwhelming answer (by a 3:1 ratio to its nearest competitor) is email.<p>Most of us are drowning in email, never realizing that the very way …


8 Simple Tactics to Improve Office Morale |

To some business owners, "office morale" seems like a term invented by employees who simply want to have more fun at work. However, it's a very important characteristic of any workplace and one that can be measured and improved. Low office morale can wreck total productivity, while high office …


The Best Productivity Apps, Tools, and Methods

Like most small business owners, I struggle to find a balance between all there is to do and the few hours in which I have to do them.<p>Remaining …

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