Max Irwin

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This is Why Video Content Marketing Should Be Your Top Strategic Priority

In the next few years, video will account for over 80% of all the traffic on the internet.<p>If you’re not making videos to promote your products and services, it’s time to start. Video content marketing is the biggest trend in promoting your company or your brand online.<p>Look at how easy it’s become …

Marketing

10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

ShutterstockAre your social media marketing (SMM) efforts paying off, or missing the mark? If your metrics are painting a picture of the former, you …

How to Create the Perfect Instagram Video for Your Business

Each social network has its own idiosyncrasy and each social network user has different content consumption habits. That’s why, when producing a …

6 Hacks to Improve Your Facebook Ad Conversions

The trick, with Facebook ads, is to make sure that you're targeting the right kind of audience with the right kind of offers.<p>6 min read<p>Facebook sees over 1.4 billion active users a day, with Mark Zuckerberg himself reporting that users spend approximately 50 minutes a day scrolling through …

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

Stop procrastinating with a research-backed mental visualization exercise

When we procrastinate, we are, in a sense, favoring one person at the expense of another: We’re offloading the obligations of our present self onto a future self who feels disconnected from the flesh and blood we are now. The more disconnected that other self feels, researchers have found, the …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

New Neuroscience Reveals 2 Rituals That Will Make You More Mindful

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Just 10 Minutes Of Exercise Can Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

The next time you have to give a lecture or take an exam, it might be a good idea to hop on an exercise bike or take a brisk walk for 10 minutes, according to results of a new study.<p>The study, published in <i>Neuropsychologica,</i> provides evidence that just 10 minutes of exercise was able to increase …

Eating Fish, Sleep, And Smarts: Here's What The Study Really Said

Meat Loaf once sang, “Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you my answer in the morning.” Well, a study recently published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> focused on fish instead of meat loaf and found a possible potential association between eating fish, better sleep, and higher IQ scores among …

Super Mario could help prevent dementia, scientists say

Playing video games like Super Mario for two months can improve brain capacity and help forestall dementia, say scientists. Researchers found that playing three-dimensional (3D) platform video games and puzzle or logic games was associated with a greater grey matter in the navigation area of the …

The Brain

DIY: How to organize your messy cords and cables using only zip ties

Most of the DIY projects we share here at DIY Photography are based specifically around photography gear. That isn’t the case this time around, but …

The Best Way to Organize Your Email

<i>Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.</i><p>I've been studying the problem of email overload and compulsive email checking for a couple of years now. The problem is massive, but totally solvable.<p>Fortunately, over the years I've devised a way to organize email that works. I've …

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …

Poetic Double Exposure Portraits

Erkin Demir is a 26-years old photographer from Ankara, Turkey, specialized in the creation of fantastic double exposure portraits. He delicately …

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First | Inc.com

How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 questions to ask before you waste time, money and blab about how great it is going to be to all your friends.<p>1. Do …

Business Strategy

The Secret To Productivity? Maximizing Your Downtime in 3 Simple Ways | Inc.com

When we talk about productivity, we always talk about the "getting it done" side of things. We talk about To Do lists and "productivity hacks" and how to sacrifice sleep for the betterment of the project.<p>My theory?<p>Productivity has more to do with what you DON'T do.<p>Too often, people focus on how to …

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

But that doesn't mean anyone can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent than they actually may be.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.<p>We rounded up 15 of them so you can impress your boss and buddies with your …

Portrait Tips for Beginner Photographers

Everybody loves a portrait, right? The difficulty, of course, is learning how to take a good portrait, one that has good highlights and shadows, …

The Most Motivational TED Talks of 2016 | Inc.com

TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the best talks they've hosted recently online. Delivered by a TV mogul, the leader …

What two legal scholars learned from studying 70 years of Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Joe Biden called them a “kabuki dance.” Elena Kagan called them a “vapid and hollow charade.”<p>So Supreme Court confirmation hearings are worthless, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Our research moves beyond the conventional wisdom espoused by Biden, Kagan, and others, and presents a strong case for an alternative view …

16 Super Effective Productivity Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I bet I can predict what your morning looks like: You wake up to a generic alarm clock sound, roll out of bed, get dressed, grab a mediocre breakfast, and leave the house still rubbing …

Time Management

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 …

15 Productivity Tools Successful People Use to Work Less

We’ve all heard the old phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin, “time is money.”<p>What Ben Franklin was getting at is that time is a highly valuable …

The 9 Most Breathtaking Images from the Smithsonian's Annual Photo Contest

A volcano spewing ash, magical forest fireflies, and a monkey who feels just like we all do about winter weather. These are just a few of the …

Smithsonian