Michael Paton

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A Buddhist master reveals the number one cause of suffering and what we can do about it

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy.<p>The first …

How to Become & Stay Motivated

I don't know about you, but I am never short of good intentions or ideas: the difficulty that I encounter at times is maintaining that enthusiasm over time. How do we do that? How do we make sure that our great ideas and intentions make it into reality? Through trial and error in my own life and …

Forget Time Management; Productivity Comes Down to Mind Management

There are several ways to approach the issue of increasing productivity. With new studies, tactics, and think pieces being published on the topic, it …

How Biofeedback Testing Can Transform the Way You Lift Weights

You’ll wish you had known about it sooner<p>In fitness, we’re promised that if you do lifts with proper form, you won’t get hurt.<p>Well, anyone who has strength trained for longer than a few months knows that this just isn’t true.<p>Sure, doing exercises with horrendous form will probably get you injured. …

How 'Superbosses' Create Exceptional Leaders

What makes a superboss and how do you become one? One management professor has done the research to find out how.<p>Lately, I've been surrounded by the theme of management and leadership, and the role of each in the future of work. Recently I spoke with Sydney Finkelstein to discuss what makes some …

Leadership

10 Time Management Secrets of Highly Productive People

Have you ever felt as if there is just too much going on? Not enough hours in the day? Can't seem to find the time between the kids, work and other commitments? Trying to accomplish everything can be difficult and even overwhelming.<p>How do the most successful people -- those who have even more on …

Groom divorces bride after she was too busy texting to have sex on their wedding night

A Saudi man divorced his wife hours after they were married, because she was apparently too busy replying to congratulatory messages from friends to …

50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything

When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen — this is the new year, after all — it's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating.<p>Or worse, avoiding your goal altogether.<p><b>Related: 5 Motivation Blocks Hurting Your Success, and How to</b> …

3 subtle ways you're stealing time from yourself every day

Suddenly, you realize you're not nearly as far down on your to-do list as you planned to be.<p>You think: <i>Ugh, who's stealing all my time?</i> But let's get real: No matter how busy you are, the only person sapping your productivity is <i>you</i>.<p>The truth is, it's easy to get into routines where you mindlessly …

How Does an Investor Make Money With Equity Crowdfunding?

2 min read<p>Investing in startups is crazy risky. The chance of sinking money into a startup that runs for a bit, putters out of gas and dies without ever getting your principal investment back to you -- let alone any return -- is very high.<p>There is, however, a chance of making a very attractive …

Crowd Funding

Rocket Internet's billionaire founder is backing a 'proptech' startup that wants to simplify renting

Cofounded in London in 2014 by former Foxtons estate agent Richard White and brothers Philip and Tom Mundy, Goodlord is an online service that allows tenants to pay their holding deposits, complete their references and sign the agreement from their computer, or mobile phone.<p>"Our platform connects …

5 morning rituals to supercharge your workday

Therefore, it's important to be conscientious about how you jump-start your early hours if you want to generate more energy and enthusiasm throughout the workday.<p>Here are five morning rituals that can help lead to a happier and more productive experience all day long, no matter where you work.

How an Unknown Entrepreneur Got Himself on 'The Tonight Show' Without Spending a Dime

In the latest edition of the Hype Men series, you'll meet a man who got rich and famous by creating a fake religion and inciting a nationwide panic.<p>This is the story of how an unknown carnival barker attracted the attention of an entire nation without spending anything on advertising, marketing, …

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Scientists have developed a test that can see if your relationship will last

A new app has claimed to be able to make a science-based decision on if a relationship will last or not.<p>StayGo uses user inputted information and …

What marriage can do to your drinking habits

While some people complain their spouse drives them to drink, scientists now say the opposite is true. A study published Monday in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> finds a powerful link between marriage and a reduced risk of developing problems with alcohol.<p>"With this study, we were trying to …

Want To Master The Pitch? Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and The Power of Storytelling

As I have stated many times on the blog and in my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, the best entrepreneurs are not the best visionaries. The ones …

Tesla

7 of the Most Interesting Podcast Episodes About Productivity We've Ever Heard

Bookmark these podcast episodes about productivity for productivity advice, tips, and tricks from experts and successful people.

Should You Expect More From Your Relationship, or Less?

We all have expectations for our romantic relationships. But should we be <i>raising</i> or <i>lowering</i> those expectations? Is it better to set our standards …

8 Tools That Simplify Your Business Online

The competitive and complicated business environment we are operating in is becoming more complex as strategies, requirements, and factors that we would not have even dreamed about years ago are added into how we work with each other.<p>The competitive and complicated business environment we are …

Small Business

Fitness Insider's Secret: My ULTIMATE Abs Exercise

<b>Want Killer Abs? It Doesn't Take A Lot... Here's the ONE abs exercise I do with all of my clients. Never fails!</b><p>My abs have been everywhere. Now, I'm …

X-Men

10 Tips to Encourage Fathers to Become Better Dads

Each day, men are becoming fathers in a society that has shifted focus from a woman being the primary caretaker, to co-parenting. When fathers take a …

14 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business Today

It may seem easy to think of reasons not to start your business -- but here are plenty of reasons why you should.<p>Thinking about starting a business, but just aren't sure you're ready?<p>You <i>are</i> ready.<p>Here's why.<p><b>1. You do have the money.</b><p>As Growthink founder Dave Lavinsky says, being an entrepreneur is …

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Two Ways to Simplify Your Leadership Style

Follow these two practices to simplify your leadership style, stop confusing employees, and increase your ability to positively influence followers.<p><i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater</i> …

Leadership

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

A marriage expert says doing these 3 things will help you have successful relationships at home and at work

What's more, not having friends at work can actually make you stupid.<p>That's why it's so important to foster positive relationships at work.<p>Psychologist and couples counselor John Gottman spent 40 years researching exactly what goes into healthy relationships, and he posited in his book, "The …

5 Ways to Drastically Increase Your Productivity

Regardless of how successful they already are, most entrepreneurs and business leaders would like to become more productive and efficient. Of course, …

These 5 Tiny Mistakes Are Blocking Your Success

Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way.<p>Success in both life and business revolves around your ability to effectively communicate, inspire, and work with other people. But those are no easy tasks, and it can be difficult to know where to start in attempting to improve yourself in those …

Self-improvement

How to Boost Your Business Using Mind Maps

From the moment you wake up, you have a gazillion things to do, but between breakfast and your late night favorite TV show, time literally flies by. …

Productivity