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How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps | Inc.com

It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but your body is resisting it.<p>We can all relate to this feeling, but the similarities stop there.<p>Some people fall prey …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

Books

How To Make Your Own Latte Art at Home

You probably think latte art is the exclusive realm of the fedora-topped baristas at your favorite independent coffee shop. But with a little …

5 Immutable Habits of Highly Effective Guerrilla Marketers | Inc.com

Companies are in business to make money, and of course the way they do that is by selling products or service that people or other businesses need. However, it's one thing to produce something of use to someone else, and it's another thing altogether to get the word out to potential customers who …

1 Key Ingredient of Every Successful Startup Pitch | Inc.com

I was sitting in the crowd during a startup pitch event. The presenter strode up to the stage with an air of confidence and California cool. He said one simple sentence.<p>"There's a problem with the wearable tech market that must be addressed..."<p>Right away, a video started to play and showed how …

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life

Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson<p>Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson<p>CAN YOU BE ‘in the now’?<p>What once sounded like a New Age-y concept – …

This Diagram Shows Cornell's Revolutionary Method For Taking Notes

Business Insider recently discovered that we've been taking notes wrong for decades.<p>MIT grad Hooman Katirai revealed that the standard method for notetaking — listen to what someone says, write down what you want to remember — is not the best way.<p>We present <b>the Cornell Notetaking System</b>.<p>Unlike the …

Waking, Dreaming, Being - Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest …

Consciousness

How Stumptown Coffee Pours a Little Obsession Into Every Cup | Inc.com

Fortunately, the excitement of "making people's mornings better and being behind the espresso machine" motivated him to continue. The first Stumptown, opened in November 1999, was an overnight hit among Portland's many artsy types, and soon Sorenson was delivering coffee to wholesale customers out …

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

Utilities Stocks: Year in Review and How to Profit in 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With aggregate year-to-date gains of 26.38%, according to Fidelity, the utilities sector -- one of least talked-about sectors …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …