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Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

This Crazy Simple (1 Second) Trick Makes You More Popular and Respected

This tiny change in your daily behavior will have a huge and positive effect upon all your relationships.<p>I've read hundreds of "how to succeed" articles and books but the best advice I ever encountered came from the great Napoleon Hill: "Think twice before you speak, because your words and …

Public Speaking

The Secret to a Flat Belly? Work Your Abs Standing

It's time to give up crunches and do some ab work that really works. This five-minute workout of standing ab exercises targets your abs and core to give you a sleek and strong midsection. So press play and get ready to work!<p>More From C9 by Champion

Fitness

3 Ways To Get What You Want

Want to be more persuasive? Try these simple strategies.<p>Getting what you want is tough. This is especially true when you are dealing with people who are stubborn. I can't tell you how many times I've gone into a sales meeting and been told, "I'll tell you right now we're not buying." Talk about a …

Selling

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Managing your emotions is as much about what you won't do as it is about what you will do.<p>My last post, 'How Successful People Stay Calm,' really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won't do as it is about what you will do.<p>TalentSmart has tested more …

Self-help

The Most Common Mistake During Negotiations

Avoid this misstep and you might just get what you want.<p>I've been doing a lot of negotiating these days, and I keep noticing mistakes people make. Even though their mistakes usually work to my benefit, I can't help thinking how much better off they'd be if they learned some basic rules.<p>Their most …

Real Estate

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Going Paperless: How Penultimate and Evernote Have Replaced My Pocket Notebook

When I went paperless–now going on more than two years ago–I tried to go pretty much wholesale. There were the occasional pieces of paper I had to …

Take Our 21-Day Program For Radical Self-Improvement

#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We recommend participating with at least one other person, so you have more fun and keep …

Multiple To-Do Lists, a Medicine Against Stress

Do you have more things to do than you can get done? If you think so, most likely you suffer more stress in your life than you find desirable.<p>Having …

8 Smart Things Super-Productive People Do Each Morning

The super producers know how to start their day and finish tasks, even before lunch. This sets the tone they need to stay productive all day.<p>Good productivity is a sign of smart thinking.<p>The people who achieve the most during the day typically have the smartest approach to their tasks, they have …

Time Management

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Successful People Vs. Unsuccessful People (The habits that differentiate them)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle<p>Your daily activities create your future. If you want a …

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

Neuroscience

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

9 Essential Habits of Remarkably Effective People

You don't have to be born able to execute at a high level. Here's how you can develop that vital skill.<p>There's a huge biggest difference between being <i>efficient</i> and being <i>effective</i>. (Just ask Stephen Covey.)<p><b>Efficient</b> people are well organized and competent. They check things off their to-do list. …

Self-improvement

6 Small Changes to Your Morning Routine Will Transform Your Entire Day

People have a lot of bad habits when it comes to morning routines. Here's how to fix them.<p>The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an app or clock that taps into your natural circadian rhythm and …

Time Management

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

Customer Service

20 Daily Habits That Will Enrich Your Life

Here are 20 ways that will hopefully rekindle that passion of yours and help make each day amazing.<p><b>1. Engage in consistent action.</b><p><b>2. Constantly picture yourself beyond your current circumstances.</b> Dream enormously big and hold that dream deep within your mind, body and spirit.<p><b>3. Spend time in</b> …

Starting a Million-Dollar Business With $1,000

You don't need to burn through your life savings to start a successful company.<p>By August 2011, my first company had gone down in flames. We had a great team, raised over a million dollars, and built some incredible technology. There was only one little problem. We started talking with customers …

Entrepreneurship

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Time Management

The Importance Of Ritual To The Creative Process

Inspiration seems spontaneous and boundless on the outside, but practice makes perfect for creativity, too.<p>Think outside the box, shake things up, and think different: The metaphors we use for creativity suggest that it’s different from many other pursuits.<p>As a result, it might seem that being …

Creativity

Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep

What you do right before sleep could mean a breakthrough in the morning.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>Imagine hacking into your own brain while you sleep, finding unrelated details or ideas that were never connected and …

Creativity

Study: The Secret To Ending Procrastination Is Changing The Way You Think About Deadlines

Quite often, the biggest obstacle to reaching our goals is our lack of motivation to get started. Whether we want to launch a new marketing campaign, get more organized, or lose weight, there’s often a long pause between thinking about change and actually creating change. This may be largely due to …

Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Most people start the day running in high gear and they never let up until the end of the day. Sometimes not even then. Their brains are still going 100 miles an hour as they try and get some sleep just so they can do it all over …

Productivity