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5 smart ideas to save electricity that you will swear by

Big or small- whatever size your house may be, air conditioning is something that every well-equipped home needs. Whether it is for a temporary …

A Guide to Getting Your Life Together, One Page at a Time

Bullet journals basically do it all—they're a totally customizable place to keep track of just about everything in your life, <i>and</i> they're beautiful …

Productivity

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with others.<p>Steve Jobs inspired his employees to strive for perfect …

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

Living Rooms

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Paper ... or glass?<p>Advances in laptops and technology are pushing screens into schools like never before. So what does this drive toward digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?<p>It may seem a wasteful and obsolete technology, ready to follow …

Education

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right | Inc.com

I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected rapid advancement.<p>"Let me guess," I said after listening to his complaints for ten minutes. "You're …

Leadership

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

How to give a supportive, effective and proactive lesson on mental health without 'triggering'

Logically, the school holidays are the time when education professionals are most likely to read and absorb my columns. For that reason, I’m going to …

When Learning a Foreign Language

Suppose you decided to start learning a new language—let’s say Italian. In the beginning stages of your language-learning journey, the Italian speech …

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

Productivity

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’

When the University of Vermont's medical school opens for the year in the summer of 2019, it will be missing something that all but one of its peer institutions have: lectures.<p>The Larner College of Medicine is scheduled to become the first U.S. medical school to eliminate lectures from its …

Medicine

6 Ways To Encourage Better Child Behavior

Your child is acting out, and you're feeling at your wit's end. You feel overwhelmed and frustrated, and don't know what else to do.<p>If you’re a mom or a dad, you likely have –at one time or another – felt this way while parenting your child. While every situation is different, when a pattern of bad …

Why Is Your Teenage Daughter Depressed?

<i>The following is an excerpt from my research and interview with</i> Dr. Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP<i>, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor, Director of Clinical Psychology, Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,</i> …

Carolyn Hax: How to raise grateful, caring children

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended family.</i><p><i>I have two small children, and I want them to understand just how lucky we are, and that we should be grateful and give back. How can we encourage</i> …

Parenting

Before & After: A Dark and Dated Kitchen Gets Open and Airy

Claire's kitchen was dark and dated, with an office-style ceiling and a tiny little rodent problem. Claire set about repurposing the kitchen and …

Kitchens

Why We Obsess Over People Who Don't Want Us

<b>For simplicity's sake, I refer to heterosexual women in this post, but what I discuss here definitely applies to heterosexual men and</b> …

21 Of The Best Rugs You Can Get On Amazon

Scratched up floor? Dogs slipping on your hardwood? Hiding a secret trapdoor? Get a rug!<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

5 years ago, 2 roommates launched TheSkimm, a newsletter now read by 5 million people and former presidents — here's how they hustled to success

<i>TheSkimm launched five years ago, on July 21 2012. Business Insider wrote the first article on the company ever. We sat down with founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg a few months ago to catch up on their last few years. They explained (the incredibly hard) way they launched and grew the</i> …

Startups

I used a meditation app for 30 days and all I got was one with the universe

I am a leaf on the wind, a zen master, and a techno-guru who inspires calm and balance in all those who gaze upon me. Okay, I’m actually a slow-motion train wreck. But I spent 30 days with the Headspace app, meditating my ass off, in order to fix that.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Meditation

At Facebook and Google, Highly Successful Teams Use This 3-Word Question to Spark Creativity (With Incredible Results) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a leader, and you want your team to accomplish ambitious goals. (Maybe you don't have to imagine.) There are three basic questions you can ask at the outset.<p>All three questions seem very similar at first. But, the most innovative teams at some of the world's most successful companies …

Creativity

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

How Dealing With Toddler Tantrums Has Made Me a Better Leader

While you shouldn't manage employees like children, there are strategies you can borrow from your parenting skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any working parent can relate to this scene: You’re trying to get yourself off to work so you can make your 8 a.m. …

10 Risks Every Teacher Should Take With Their Class

As I work with students and teachers there is one common thread that the “stand-out” classrooms share: They take risks. Not only do these students …

Teaching

A guy who sold his startup for $1.26 billion tells grads to 'get good at' failure

He invented the tech while he was a doctoral student at Stanford. He took that invention and two of the professors advising him, Nick McKeown from Stanford and Scott Shenker from the University of California, Berkeley — legends in their own right — and founded a startup. It was called Nicira, and …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Parenting