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7 Areas of Life That Should Be Prioritized

Out of that idea came the model they developed for how to prioritize multiple areas of your life. Here are Jay's recommendations:<p>I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Papasan, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller <i>The One Thing</i>. The idea behind the book is simple. By doing less, you achieve …

Mayo Clinic

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Barack Obama

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Bill Gates

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

My morning routine takes just over an hour. I can't stress enough to you the importance of a great morning routine, as it will set you up for a successful day  --  and life. I experimented with a few different things and figured out what worked for me. You should do the same.<p>For the majority of my …

Time Management

12 questions to ask yourself before commenting online

Ah, the comments section.<p>It's where the Internet — in all its terrible glory — weighs in on the hottest issues of the day. And after you read a …

Satire

B&N Readouts

Earth’s primeval atmosphere was not yet, as it is now, ‘homogenized’. It was as though sheets of glass of every shape and size glided there in …

Nicole Kidman

Quick Organizing: 15 Ways to Get It Together in 15 Minutes or Less

If you don't have the time (or the will) to overhaul your home, don't panic. When you've got 15 minutes to spare, just tackle one of these quick organizing tasks -- that's all the time it takes to feel more put-together.

5 Ways Mentally Strong People Conquer Self-Doubt

All of us experience self-doubt sometimes, no matter how confident we are. But mentally strong people don't let self-doubt prevent them from reaching their goals. Here's how to keep self-doubt from holding you back.<p>Insecurity kills more dreams than lack of talent does. Believing things like "I'll …

Self-confidence

Unleash Your Hidden Productivity: Give Yourself ‘Think Time’

For most of us, the idea of "wasting time" for 15 or 20 percent of our day seems pretty unrealistic. But that's precisely what makes you more productive.<p>Vivienne tells me that her favorite part of the day is <i>Choice Time</i>. This is when she's at her most creative and enjoys herself the most.<p>Vivienne is …

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

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

Recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full.<p>It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years …

Media Industry

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to “rest and digest” can reverse the damage.<p>That smartphone in your pocket? It’s nearly doubling the amount of time you spend working.<p>A 2013 survey by the Center for Creative Leadership found that the typical …

You Have the Power to Rewire Your Brain for More Joy

Seeking to find happiness through a job before you find happiness on a personal level is like trying to stand on stilts in quicksand.<p>That’s how Anahita Moghaddam feels about it, anyway. As founder of Neural Beings, a coaching practice that helps people and companies identify a purpose and hone in …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

17 Things Only People With Mental Health Issues Know

It’s a flaw in your chemistry, not your character.<p>We've all heard someone use one of those terms to describe another person's behavior, or even said it ourselves. As harmless as the words seem, they carry a lot of weight, especially for people living with a mental health condition — around 1 in 5 …

Mental Health

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?<p><i>This article was</i> …

11 Of The Most Stylish Women In History That You've Never Heard Of

If they only had Instagram back in the day. These aristocrats, artists, and courtesans were the style icons of their time.<p>These ladies ruled countries, wrote books, stole husbands, brokered peace treaties, and looked good while doing it all. Today's It girls have nothing on them.

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

8 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People

Science has proved that willpower is highest in the morning and depletes as the day passes.<p><i>What are some examples of the morning routines and habits of successful people? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>Answer by Alok Sharma, intern at IIRS-ISRO, on Quora<p>The day begins …

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

San Francisco

23 Of The World's Greatest Cookies

Every country bakes an incredible cookie.

Dessert

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

Breakfast

How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

8 Habits of People Who Always Have Great Ideas

Aha moments aren’t magic, they come to people who have cultivated daily habits of approaching life differently.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Eureka moments are rare. The backstory behind great ideas is often …