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The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Crucial

Why Warren Buffett’s ‘20-Slot Rule’ Will Make You Insanely Successful and Wealthy

Warren Buffett’s simple rule can make you more productive, wealthy, and happy.<p>Warren Buffett’s enormous wealth is only matched by his incredibly …

Feeling Anxious? A Psychotherapist Says This Is How to Deal

More often than not, anxiety is a fear of what <i>could</i> happen; it's living your life thinking <i>what if?</i> instead of embracing what lies ahead. But rather …

9 Habits for Eliminating Negativity From Your Life

Give your brain more positive things to observe, adopt a positive mindset, and stay away from negative attitudes of others.<p><i>How can I avoid negativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

Happiness

15 Profound Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

Spirituality

20 Things My Dad Wishes Someone Had Told Him in His 20s

Your 20s is a constant battle between thinking you have it all figured out and life giving you a harsh reality check. It's a period of trial and error, but it can also be one of the most fun decades. Much of my life knowledge is from my dad, who's filled with never-ending lessons. Though he's …

The Guide to Getting into Prince

Prince's music is all on streaming services now, but there's so much genius it's hard to know where to begin. Here are five sides of Prince to explore.<p>There is no one way to define Prince. Never afraid to experiment, to buck trends or to swerve left when the world expected him to go right, Prince's …

Joni Mitchell

The Men Who Captured The Art Of War

In praise of the most heroic photojournalists of the past century<p>They are the men and women who shaped our understanding of war, who used the camera …

In “Get Out,” Racism Is The Horror Story Black People Try To Survive

Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

In the ongoing search to find effective treatments for mental health disorders, recent years have brought some interesting findings. One of the latest is from a new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i>, which suggests that people who have cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) have measurable changes in the …

The Brain

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite …

Personal Finance

How Being Selfish in the Morning Leads to a More Productive Workday

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>CEO of ACD Inc<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In …

Motivation

What 13 highly successful people read every morning

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for example, spends 80% of his day reading.<p>So what is the first source that highly influential people check when they wake up?<p>Here are some resources leaders across industries use to sustain their morning reading habits:

Kevin O'Leary

Racism is big, subtle, and messy. “Basket of deplorables” made it seem too simple.

Hillary Clinton’s comments missed the mark because they let too many people off the hook.<p>There’s a conversation in America about race that, at its core, comes down to an important truth: There’s more to racism than racists.<p>It encompasses policies that, for decades, systematically excluded black …

The middle class's incomes are finally growing faster than the rich's

It’s September, and that means it’s time for the Census Bureau to release its annual estimates of Americans’ incomes and the poverty rate. Most of the time, the data is pretty predictable and not particularly exciting. Last year, for instance, the report found that neither median household income …

Here are the happiest—and most miserable—states in America

It sounds like a laughable generalization: How can living in any one state make you “happier” than than living in another? There are miserable people …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

Motivation

6 Habits Successful Entrepreneurs Kick to the Curb

Are these habits hampering your journey to success?<p>Entrepreneurs are known for forging their own paths and not following conventional wisdom. They thrive on doing what others don't, and exhibit the ability to try new things and prove there's always another option.<p>But it shouldn't be surprising that …

Gil Scott-Heron: Speed Kills….Crack Enslaves

My ears always perk up when I hear a <b>Gil Scott-Heron</b> song. His early poetry was so poignant, and his Flying Dutchman albums like <i>Pieces of a Man</i> are …

Frank Zappa

McMansions no longer attract buyers, says new study

A new analysis of housing data suggests that fewer homebuyers are willing to shell out the high cost of a McMansion<p>McMansions are the homegrown architecture style that taste-makers love to hate. But the sprawling eclectic home style which emerged in the early 2000s is on its way out, according to a …

Real Estate

5 Habits That Help You Learn Faster

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, but we’ve likely all had times where it’s failed us when it comes to memory. How many …

Productivity

Today In Hip Hop: 22 Years Ago

<i>Ready to Die</i> is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.; it was released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy Records. The …

What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

Britain is one of the most unequal countries in the world and 'a generational divide is opening up'

The charity released a briefing note on Tuesday saying the richest 1% own 20 times more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population, drawing on data from Credit Suisse and its own analysis earlier in the year.<p>Rachel Orr, head of Oxfam's UK programme, says in a statement: "Inequality is a massive …

Theresa May

The Bible and Same-Sex Attraction

The Bible and Same-Sex Attraction<p>Wes Hill preaching from 1Corinthians 6<p><b>Passage/Topic:</b> 1Corinthians 6<p><b>Title:</b> The Bible and Same-Sex Attraction<p><b>Venue:</b> …

3 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Memory

<i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Ashley Jones is only 34, but lately she feels like she's forgetting everything. …

The Brain

Man Booker Prize 2016 winner Paul Beatty's The Sellout is an outrageous racial satire – review

When Barack Obama became President of the United States, many hoped the nation’s racial traumas might start to heal. Instead, his presidency has exposed disturbing bigotry and anger, notably in this election year. For African-American writers this paradox is a particular problem. How to write …

Books