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Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

Psychology

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

9 ways to be more persuasive every day, backed by research

Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas — in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe that's because selling is the one skill everyone needs to be successful?<p>But being persuasive …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

6 Warm-Up Moves You Can Do Before Any Workout

We've all been there. Rushing to get a workout out of the way, we crank up the speed and incline on the treadmill right off the bat or jump into a …

Workouts

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Used for Good or Evil (and That's Exactly Why You Need It)

Is using emotional intelligence ethical? The surprising answer: It depends.<p>"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."<p>--Milton Friedman<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a fan of developing emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Top Programming Languages That Will Future-Proof Your Portfolio

The most popular programming languages are used to code most of the applications in the world. Here are the 10 most popular now -- and insight into a …

How to gain muscle like a bodybuilding champion

Hitting the gym hard and a muscle-building diet harder but still don’t have the physique you were hoping for? Well here’s the secret: if you want to …

Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To | The Art of Manliness

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job

Eventually you will leap... but sometimes it does make sense to look first (if only so you'll know exactly where to leap).<p>I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely …

Small Business

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 …

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

The simplest men's clothing app we've seen so far

We're telling you about this because it's really easy, and frankly we know that's what's most important to you.<p>Online retail brand Combatant Gentlemen has created an app called CombatGent. It's a shopping app, but the real key here is that it helps you put clothes together for basically any …

For as little as $20 a month, this service lets you take as many online classes as you want

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock In 2016 there are tons of different ways to widen the breadth of your knowledge. You can stick to the tried-and-true …

Scientists Admit We May Now Be Closer Than Ever to Understanding Time Travel

For some, the idea of realistically achieving the ability to travel through time is a thankless pipe dream. For others, each passing day is but …

Physics

8 Success Factors Even More Important Than IQ (Infographic)

Which success factors are most impactful in your life and career?<p>Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you focus on the right areas of your personal development and make you more successful in your career, business, and life in general. After all, you don't …

Emotional Intelligence

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Kelsey Humphreys<p>Read full profile<p>Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and …

Why Deadlifts Are Worth the Hype, and How to Do Them Safely

Deadlifts: you either love ‘em or are afraid of ‘em. To the casual eye, they look like a great way to throw out your back (and you can if you have …

7 Strategies to Eliminate Back Pain

Beat back pain by using these 7 practical strategies for reducing aches and pains for good.<p><i>This article was written by Bill Gottlieb and repurposed with permission from Men's Health.</i><p>In the corporate hierarchy of the human body, your brain is the boss, your blood is the cash flow that keeps the …

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by …

Exercise