Nia Clayton

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Train Your Brain Not to Fall for Retail Pricing Tricks

No matter how much we fancy ourselves to be seasoned savvy shoppers, we're all prone to retailers' pricing tricks. I've said it before and I'll say …

Personal Finance

So You Want to Read Southern Gothic: Here’s Where to Start

Deep in the swampy backwaters of Kingdom Come, its richest resident, Thomas, shoulders the dual responsibilities of caring for his conjoined triplet …

The 7 Best Kurt Vonnegut Books of All Time

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is arguably one of the most renowned, celebrated authors and satirists of the 20th century. <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> remains a staple of …

The Lost Giant of American Literature

A major black novelist made a remarkable début. How did he disappear?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>There were arrows, so we followed them. This was one afternoon last summer; my partner and I had spent the day at our local public …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Time I

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

50 Classic Books to Read When It's Too Cold to Go Outside

There’s something about cold weather that makes retreating to a cozy nook in your home with a good book and a cup of tea so appealing. While there …

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

A novel trick to beat procrastination

Some researchers say visualising your 'future self' can beat procrastination and drive better decisions. Alina Dizik explains.<p>Close your eyes. Imagine yourself finishing that tedious months-long project you’ve been dreading.<p>Think about the papers you’re preparing on your desk, documents you need to …

Procrastination

Why learn to code?

Over the past several years, calls for everyone to learn to code have been almost deafening. Bill Gates encouraged us, Mark Zuckerburg challenged us, …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

What foods should I eat when I catch a cold or fever?

<b>The question</b><p>Is it true that you should "feed a cold"? What foods I should eat when I'm sick? Is there a supplement I can take to recover faster?<p><b>The answer</b><p>It's an axiom that dates back hundreds of years: Feed a cold, starve a fever. Yet its origin is vague and its scientific basis is tenuous.<p>It's …

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

Secrets to Effective Storytelling You Won't Learn in a Public Speaking Class

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

The Strength Training Workout Every Runner Needs

By Mallory Creveling for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Kicking off a new running routine -- whether you're chasing your first or fifth finish line -- can sometimes feel downright <i>hard</i>. But tacking on more and more training runs won't necessarily make those miles breeze by. There's another way to …

10 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Can Hugely Benefit You In The Long-Term

They say that the best things in life are free, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take time, dedication, and commitment. When it comes to learning …

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Happiness

An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever

How many plots are there in fiction? Millions, two, or 36, depending on whom you ask. There’s William Wallace Cook’s chart-crazy <i>Plotto,</i> first …

Literature

Rediscovering forgotten classics

01 August 2016<p><b>For avid bookworms like ourselves there are few things more exciting than accidentally stumbling across the literary equivalent of</b> …

Books

9 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make You a Better Person

Life is truly a gift, but even when you know this deep down, sometimes it can really get the better of you. Just when you think you’ve got it all …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

6 Foods Will Help You Get a Six-Pack | Men's Health

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack<p>And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>shutterstock<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might …

Behind Hillary’s Mask

RIGHT after the Sept. 11 attacks, I ran into Hillary Clinton outside an armory in Manhattan that served as a sort of clearing house for tragedy, where people brought pictures of the missing and checked for information. She talked for a long time, very freely, about Washington politicians who had …

Government

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eight of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them — and let's just say that we feel a lot …

Psychology

Essential Yoga Stretches for Lower Back Pain

If you have occasional or chronic pain in your lower back, you're not alone. Low back pain is very common, especially as you age. Having a job where …